REUNION & HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2018

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Draft as of 6/6/2018) *Events and locations subject to change

Friday, September 28, 2018

6:00 pm- 9:00 pm Alumni Weekend Kick-off Reception

Location:  The Mansion

Join us for a cocktail party in The Mansion to welcome everyone back to campus! Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and dessert with wine, beer and other refreshments to get the weekend started with new and old friends!

 

8:00 pm The Hypnosis Experience

Location: Casino Auditorium

Enjoy the humor and talent of Eric Mina who dares his audience to dream by combining comedy, inspiration and fun. We promise you have never seen a show quite like this!

9:00 pm Bash and Bonfire

Location: Casino Porch

You don't want to miss this back porch party complete with DJ, bonfire and sweet treats. 


Saturday, September 29, 2018


8:30 am- 3:00 pm Reunion and Homecoming Weekend Welcome & Information Station

Location: Gavan Lounge

Stop by the Gavan Lounge to get all of the information you need for the weekend. Feel free to stay for a cup of coffee and meet our Alumni Board of Directors. 

8:30 am Admissions Open House

Location: Various Campus Locations

Alumni are invited to bring their college bound high school student to participate in the admissions Open House. Learn about our expanding academic programs through conversations with faculty. Meet those who lead the multiple service programs that support our students from day one to graduation and beyond. Engage with current Lions to hear about vibrant student life. Our admissions team will be here to help answer any questions about enrolling at GCU and since it’s Reunion & Homecoming Weekend, we are waving the application fee for everyone in attendance!

10:00 am Alumni Brunch

Location: The Mansion

Take a trip down memory lane and join us for brunch in The Mansion. Together we will celebrate our noteworthy alumni and the accomplishments of the GCU community. The 2018 Alumni Awards will be presented in the morning's program. All alumni are welcome to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of their fellow classmates and friends.  

11:00 am Women’s Volleyball vs. Felician University

Location: Wellness Arena
 

12:00 am - 2:00 pm Affinity Gatherings

Location: Various

Spend time with your fellow classmates with your specific reunion affinity in the place where your campus memories were created. Please check the schedule online or in the app for the most up to date location information. 

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Family Fun Carnival

Location: TBD

Presented by The Office of Student Activities, enjoy games, rides and attractions for all. Make sure to stop by and visit with the GCU student organizations who will be hosting activities throughout the afternoon. Various food trucks will also be on campus with a variety of treats. This is a great event for families, kids of all ages are welcome. 

 

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Beer & Wine Garden

Location: TBD

Purchase your commemorative GCU mug or wine glass and enjoy the beer & wine garden's hospitality for the afternoon.*

*Must be 21 or older with valid proof of age to enter the beer and wine garden. 

1:00 pm Women’s Soccer vs. Nyack College

Location: Turf Field
 

1:00 pm Arboretum Tour

Location: Tour starts at Jeffries Hall

Celebrate the beauty of Georgian Court with a walking tour of the trees and gardens of the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum. You'll see the LEED Gold-Certified Wellness Center's living roof, and the Puny, Italian, Japanese, Formal, Sunken and Wellness Gardens, learning about the historic sculptures and statuary along the way. 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Campus Tours

Location: Tours begin at the Casino

Take a trip down memory lane with a campus tour led by a GCU tour guide and view the most recent additions to campus along with your old favorites.

2:00 pm Court Tennis Demonstration

Location: Court Tennis Court, Casino
 

3:30 pm Men’s Soccer vs. Nyack College

Location: Turf Field
 

5:00 pm Mass

Location: Dorothy Marron Chapel
 

6:00 pm Class of 1968-50th Anniversary President’s Celebration

Location: The Mansion

Join President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., for dinner and the induction of the Class of 1968 to the Golden Lion Society. All classes pre 1968 are invited to this induction celebration and will participate in the pinning ceremony. This event is free to the Class of 1968 alumni, guests are welcome but require a small additional fee. 

7:00 pm- 10:00 pm Casino Night Alumni Hospitality Suite

Location:  The Casino 

The Office of Student Activities is taking us back to the roaring twenties with a Great Gatsby theme casino night. Pack your beads, sequins, fringe, feathers and dinner jackets to enjoy an evening filled with live entertainment and gambling. 

7:00 pm Casino Night Alumni Hospitality Suite

Location: The Casino Ballroom

Enjoy the alumni VIP treatment at our casino night hospitality suite where beer and wine will be available throughout the evening. 

Time TBD - Alumni Softball Game 

Location: SEI Softball Field

Participate in a match up between alumni and current students.  Connect with softball alumni, parents, and friends and meet the current players and coaches. Dr. Joseph R. Marbach throws out the first pitch to kick off some friendly competition! 

Time TBD - Alumni Women's Lacrosse Game 

Location: Lacrosse Field

Participate in a match up between alumni and current students.  Connect with lax alumni, parents, and friends and meet the current players and coaches.