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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018

Schedule of Events (as of 10/11/18)
Events and times subject to change.

A printed schedule will be available on Homecoming Day, October 13th
at the Alumni Brunch as well as in the Alumni and Parent Registration Tents on Kea/Guffin Hill.


To register for Homecoming & Family Weekend, click here.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

10:00-10:50am
HOMECOMING CHAPEL
Main Gym
Please join us for a time of worship led by one of our student-led worship teams and our alumni speaker,
 George "Jo" Saba '97, MA ‘01, Professor of Psychology in the College of Health & Social Science at Eastern University.  All are welcome!



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

10:00-10:50am
WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
McInnis Auditorium
We are pleased to welcome  Brisa DeAngulo '07, founder and CEO of A Breeze of Hope Foundation, as our speaker. Brisa will provide an overview of the magnitude and impact of childhood sexual violence on individuals and on society. Following this brief overview, she will explore the dynamics of trauma recovery, as well as the intimate connection between trauma recovery and the pursuit of justice. Finally, Brisa will provide an overview of A Breeze of Hope Foundation’s approach to recovery and justice for victims. Brisa is founder and CEO of A Breeze of Hope Foundation, Bolivia’s first and only trauma-informed center dedicated solely to child victims of sexual violence.  All are welcome!

7:30pm
ARTS @ EASTERN SHOWCASE
McInnis Auditorium
A Homecoming favorite, featuring 90 minutes of engaging performances by Music, Dance, and Theater students, alumni, and faculty. General admission ($5.00) is payable at the door.




SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

9:00am
MEN'S LACROSSE ALUMNI GAME
Olson Field
Lacrosse alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, contact Kevin Wallace MEd '14, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, at kwallac4@eastern.edu.  

9:30am-12:30pm
MEN'S BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME
Baseball Field
Baseball alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, contact Scott Renauro, Head Baseball Coach, at srenauro@eastern.edu.  

9:30-11:00am
ALUMNI REUNION BRUNCH
St. Davids Golf Club
For all alumni and their families. Enjoy a delicious selection of breakfast 
entrees, served buffet style. Join us as we celebrate our Alumnus of the Year: Justin Piff '02; Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year: Lara (Miller) Owlett '09, MED '13; and Lamplight Society inductee: Thomas Ridington '78, MA '81Tickets: $10/adult, $7/child, and free for age 3 and below. Preregistration required.  Doors open at 9:15am. The St. Davids Golf Club is located at 845 Radnor Street Road in St. Davids, PA 19087. It is about one mile from campus, next to the Valley Forge Military Academy.

10:00am
VOLLEYBALL ALUMNI GAME
Main Gym
Volleyball alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, contact Mark Birtwistle, Head Volleyball Coach, at mbirtwis@eastern.edu.

11:00am-3:00pm
AN
NUAL ALUMNI SURVEY

Tent on Kea/Guffin Hill
Did you graduate 1, 5 or 10 years ago? Eastern University is conducting its annual alumni survey. The primary purpose of this Alumni survey is to assist EU with assessing how our mission is evidenced by the graduates that it produces. The survey results will be used to enhance EU’s academic programs, student life, career networking, and alumni outreach. Stop by the tent and take the quick survey!

11:00am-5:00pm
ALUMNI REGISTRATION AND GATHERING TENTS
Tents on Kea/Guffin Hill
Register and pick up your free gift. Nametags will be waiting for early registrants. Hang out in the Alumni Gathering Tent, a central location for alumni to find one another, visit, and watch the games. Preorder your Pennsylvania EU license plate ($35).
You may also purchase EU t-shirts here too ($10 each or 2 for $15)!

11:00am-5:00pm
PARENT REGISTRATION TENT
Tent on Kea/Guffin Hill
Register and pick up your free gift.


11:00am-5:00pm
FALL FESTIVAL
Kea/Guffin Hill
Over 20 student organizations set up a variety of displays, which include food, merchandise, a moon bounce, and games. Look for the Eagle m
ascot roaming around for great photo opportunities. All are welcome to support our student clubs!

11:00am-12:30pm 
FIELD HOCKEY GAME VS. DeSales 
Auxiliary Field

11:15am-12:15pm
UNDERGRAD ADMISSIONS TOUR
Fowler Hall Admissions Reception Area
Do you have a child or grandchild interested in Eastern? There will be a one-hour guided tour of Eastern’s campus, given by an admissions officer. Learn more about admissions procedures, academic programs, and extracurricular activities. To register, contact the Visit Center at veastern@eastern.edu.


11:30am-1:00pm
FAB 50+ REUNION
Baird Library in Walton Hall
The Classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, & 1968 will have an informal gathering, not only with their classmates but with friends from the 1950s and 1960s. Refreshments will be provided.


11:30am-4:30pm
ALUMNI REUNION TENT
Tent on Kea/Guffin Hill
Gather here for your class reunion. Reminisce, laugh, talk, and cherish your Eastern experience. Refreshments will be served. * Special note…anyone from the decade is welcome to attend during that reunion time. The Classes of 1983, 1998, and 2008 will have their reunions later in the afternoon in other locations.

11:30am-12:30pm….. Classes of 1973 & 1978 *
12:30-1:30pm………...Classes of 1988 & 1993 *
1:30-2:30pm………….Classes of 2003 *
2:30-3:30pm………….Class of 2013 *
3:30-4:30pm………….Class of 2018 “1/2 Reunion”

12:00-1:00pm
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ALUMNI & STUDENT SOCIAL
Gough Hall Great Room - Room 110
All Education Alumni and current education majors are invited to a social! You will have the opportunity to reconnect with alumni and to meet the Education Majors! RSVP here

12:00-1:00pm
TOWN HALL WITH THE PRESIDENT
Breezeway Cafe
We invite you to join President Matthews and the Leadership Team for a Q&A session and light refreshments.

12:00-2:00pm
WOMEN’S SOCCER GAME VS. Wilkes
Olson Field


12:30-1:00pm
CLASS REP RALLY
Gough Hall Lobby

All Class Reps from the Classes of 1954, '59, ‘64, ‘74, ‘79, ‘84, ‘89, ‘94, ‘99, 2004, ‘09, and ‘14, are invited to stop by for 2019 class reunion information.

12:45pm (approx.)
FIELD HOCKEY ALUMNI GAME
Auxiliary Field
After the Varsity game, Field Hockey alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, contact Camrin (McDonough) Azzarano '93, Head Field Hockey Coach, at cazzaran@eastern.edu.  

1:00-2:00pm
CLASS OF 1998 - 20th REUNION  
Gough Hall Game Room - Room 108
Everyone from the Class of 1998 and friends from surrounding classes are invited. Refreshments will be served.

1:00-2:00pm
HISTORICAL TOUR OF WALTON ESTATE
Meet at the campus clock by Walton Hall
Join us for a guided tour around our 100+ year old estate.

1:00pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL ALUMNI GAME
Main Gym
Men's Basketball alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, contact Eric McNelley, Head Men's Basketball Coach, at emcnell@eastern.edu. 

1:30-3:00pm 
ALUMNI OF COLOR RECEPTION
Kea Hall Lounge
All alumni of color are invited.  Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives. 

1:30-3:30pm 
CLASS OF 1983 - 35th REUNION
Gough Hall Great Room - Room 110
Everyone from the Class of 1983 and friends from surrounding classes are invited. Refreshments will be served.

2:00-3:00pm
NURSING RESOURCE & SIMULATION LAB OPEN HOUSE
Nursing Suite in McInnis Hall, 3rd floor
You are invited to the open house, showing off the new state-of-the-art nursing suite that opened in the fall of 2018!

2:00-4:00pm
CLASS OF 2008 - 10th REUNION
Jammin Java in Walton Hall
Everyone from the Class of 2008 is invited. Refreshments will be provided and Jammin Java will be open if you'd like to purchase additional snacks and beverages.

2:30-4:00pm
ULTIMATE FRISBEE GAME
Auxiliary Field
After the Field Hockey game, 
alumni and spouses are invited to play Ultimate Frisbee against the current students.


3:00-4:00pm
STUDENT CHAPLAIN REUNION - 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROGRAM
Gough Hall Game Room - Room 108
All alumni and current students who were/are Student Chaplains are invited! For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Joe Modica at jmodica@eastern.edu.


3:00-5:00pm
MEN’S SOCCER GAME VS. Wilkes
Olson Field

4:00-7:00pm
TEMPLETON HONORS COLLEGE REUNION
Teresa's Cafe in Wayne
All alumni of the Templeton Honors College are invited to attend. Please RSVP here and for more information, contact Meganne Beach '17, Director of Recruitment at mbeach@eastern.edu. 

4:30pm 
WOMEN'S LACROSSE ALUMNI GAME
Auxiliary Field
Lacrosse alumni are invited to play. For more information and to RSVP, contact Kim Campbell '09, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, at kcampbel@eastern.edu. 

6:00pm
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE RECEPTION
By invitation only.

9:00-11:00pm
HOMECOMING DANCE
Main Gym
For current students. 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

1:00pm
HALL OF HONOR LUNCHEON
St. Davids Golf Club
Join us as we induct Danielle (Prescott) Shedaker '05, Aaron Benz '13 and Harry Gutelius into the Hall of Honor. The St. Davids Golf Club is located at 845 Radnor Street Road in St. Davids, PA 19087. It is about one mile from campus, next to the Valley Forge Military Academy. For ticket and registration information click here.

 

BOOKSTORE HOURS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 & 13
Howard Center, lower level
(side facing the softball field)

Check out the latest EU items at the bookstore! They are offering a coupon for 10% off a single item! The Eastern Bookstore will be open:
FRIDAY:  9:00am-4:00pm
SATURDAY:
10:00am-4:00pm



DINING COMMONS, JAMMIN JAVA, & EAGLE’S NEST HOURS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13


DINING COMMONS
Walton Hall, 2nd floor
All are welcome to dine in the Dining Commons. Location is handicap accessible via outside entrance. Cost for meals is payable at the door.
SATURDAY HOURS:
Lunch:      11am-2pm      $10.95
Dinner:      5-7pm            $13.50
Children ages 2-10           $6.70
Children under age 2        free


JAMMIN JAVA/EAGLE’S NEST
Walton Hall, 1st floor
All are welcome to dine in the campus coffee shop. Cost for meals is payable at the door.
SATURDAY HOURS:  9:00am-4:00pm


JULIA FOWLER PLANETARIUM
& BRADSTREET OBSERVATORY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13


PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Planetarium Room, 3rd Floor, McInnis Hall
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see the state of the art planetarium projection. There is not a brighter or higher resolution projection system in a 20-foot dome in the world! 50-minute presentation, $5/person, payable at the door. Seating is limited to 35 people per show, first come first served. Proceeds benefit the Astronomy Department.
SATURDAY SHOWS:
* 11am-12pm
* 1-2pm
* 2-3pm
* 3-4pm
* 4-5pm


OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSES
Observatory, 4th Floor, McInnis Hall
All ages are welcome. Weather permitting. Please 
note: there is no elevator from the 3rd to 4th floors, only stairs.
SATURDAY MORNING HOURS:
* 10am-12pm Observatory Open House
(solar observing)
SATURDAY EVENING HOURS:
* 9-10:30pm Observatory Open House
(night time observing)

 

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