REUNION & HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2018

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Draft as of 7/10/2018) *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. 

9:30 am Admissions Open House

Location: Various Campus Locations

Alumni are invited to bring college-bound students Open House, one of our biggest admissions events of the year. Learn about our expanding academic programs and talk with faculty who support GCU students from day one to graduation and beyond. Engage with current Lions to hear about vibrant student life. The admissions team will help answer any questions about enrolling at GCU and because it’s Reunion & Homecoming Weekend, we've waived the application fee for everyone in attendance! Visit georgian.edu/open-house for more information and to register. 

 

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 as we present the 2018 Alumni Awards. All alumni are welcome. 

10:00 am - Alumni Women's Lacrosse Game 

Location: Lacrosse Field

Join in the fun as women's lacrosse alumni take on current student-athletes. Whether you are a spectator or participant, this game is a surefire bet for a great afternoon!

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 for the most up-to-date location information. 

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

Location: Athletic Fields

Enjoy games, rides and attractions for all at this event presented by the Office of Student Activities. 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: Tennis Courts

Purchase of your commemorative GCU mug or wine glass grants you access to the beer and wine garden accompanied by your choice of beer and wine selections for the duration of the event.*

*Social affairs permit #62699, must be 21 or older with valid proof of age to enter the beer and wine garden. 

12:00 pm - Alumni Softball Game 

Location: SEI 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. 

12:00 pm - 2:00 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. This year, we will have a few specialty tours to bring back the memories. Check the schedule online for the most up-to-date information.

 

1:00 pm Arboretum Tour

Location: Tour starts at Jeffries Hall

Celebrate the nature and 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, all while learning about the historic sculptures and statuary along the way. 

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

Location: Turf Field
 

2:00 pm Court Tennis Demonstration

Location: Court Tennis Court, Casino

Court tennis, also called real tennis, is often referred to as the "game of kings" and dates back hundreds of years. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see the action in person at this exhibition match. 

 

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

Location: Turf Field
 

5:00 pm Saturday Evening Mass

Location: Dorothy Marron  University Community 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 participate in the pinning ceremony. This event is open to alumni who graduated in 1968 or earlier. Guests are permitted with registration. 

8:00 pm- 10:00 pm Casino Night 

Location:  The Casino 

Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties with the Office of Student Activities for a Great Gatsby-themed casino night. Pack your beads, sequins, fringe, feathers and dinner jackets to enjoy an evening filled with live entertainment and gambling.

Casino Night Alumni Hospitality Suite

Location: The Casino Ballroom

Enjoy the VIP treatment at our casino night hospitality suite, where beer and wine will be available beginning at 7:00 pm and throughout the evening.