Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Schedule 2018

This schedule will be updated often with the latest weekend information.  Check back often! 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

150th Anniversary Celebration of Old Main **UPDATED LOCATION AND TIME DUE TO WEATHER**
4:30 pm –7:00 pm
Public Event - Alumni Auditorium
Private Event - Old Main
Widener University will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Old Main's first opening its doors to students and faculty.  Thursday's celebration will feature both a public program on the meaning and place of Old Main in Widener/PMC's history and a ticketed reception for our alumni and friends who would like a first opportunity to see the building, view historical photographs, and visit with volunteers who attended Widener during the PMC era. Click here to learn more about the Old Main Anniversary Celebration.
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School of Nursing: A Celebration of Our Alumni
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Founders Hall
Enjoy light refreshments while connecting with fellow graduates, students, faculty and Staff!  

- Meet the new dean, Anne M. Krouse, PhD, MBA, RN-BC
- Tour the simulation lab
- View past and present research posters* (eligible or up to 2 CE credits)

*We are seeking alumni from all class years to present and display your research posters! There is no limit on the scope or age of research.  Space is limited!  Please contact Pam Williams at prwilliams@widener.edu if you plan to display a poster or have any questions.
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Widener University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Oral Histories: Remembering PMC

10:00 am –11:00 am, Freedom Hall, Room 122
The PMC Museum, in collaboration with the Wolfgram Memorial Library, welcomes all PMC reunion class members to take part in the oral history project.  The theme of the oral histories project is to create a recollection of PMC and prepare future reunion classes. 
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PMC Museum Committee Open Meeting
11:00 am –12:00 pm, Freedom Hall, Room 122
The PMC Museum Committee welcomes all PMC alumni to join them for an open committee meeting to learn more about the museum, the work the committee is doing, and have the chance to ask the committee questions.  
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ROTC/PMC/Veterans Homecoming BBQ
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Memorial Field & 1963 Memorial
All are welcome to join Widener’s ROTC and veteran students for a homecoming BBQ and military skills competition. The PMC Museum Will be open during this time to show their new exhibits.  This event is family friendly and suitable for all ages!
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All PMC Reunion Welcome Cocktail Reception
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lathem Hall
All PMC alumni are invited to kick off Homecoming/Reunion weekend during the welcome reception. It is a chance to reunite with classmates from all PMC years and coordinate the rest of the weekend festivities! 
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Athletics Hall of Fame
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Springfield Country Club, Springfield PA
Alumni and friends of the university are invited to celebrate this exciting time in Widener's history as the fourth class of inductees is welcomed into the Athletics Hall of Fame. Join the Widener community for a dinner and induction ceremony honoring the achievements and legacy of some of our greatest athletes.
Walker Carter '78, Football, Men's Track and Field
Ron Hodge '78, Football, Men's Track and Field
Kate L'Armand '00, Women's Track and Field
Lauren Lucci '08, Women's Track and Field
Pete Morrison '77, Baseball
William "Reds" Pollock '35, PMC Football, Basketball, and Baseball
1977 - 78 Men's Basketball Team

Widener Softball Alumni Game
7:00 pm, Softball Field
Former Widener softball players are invited to come out and take on the current Widener softball team during their annual homecoming alumni game. For more information please contact, Coach Fred Dohrman at fwdohrmann@widener.edu.

Student and Family Campus Movie - Incredibles 2
7:00 pm, Freedom Hall, Room 122
Widener students, alumni and families are invited to end their homecoming day celebrations with a night at the movies!  Come enjoy this blockbuster with classic movie refreshments.
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Stargazing with Dr. Augensen
7:30 - 8:30 pm, Room 507
Kirkbride Hall
All are welcomed to join faculty and students from the College of Arts and Sciences, to view planets, nebulae, clusters and galaxies at the Widener University Observatory. Soft pretzel and a beverage will be provided. Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30PM.
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African American Alumni Homecoming Kick-Off Meet Up - Bowling!
8:00 - 10:00 pm, Brunswick Zone, 575 Conchester Hwy, Boothwyn, PA
The Widener African American Alumni chapter is kicking homecoming weekend off with a night of bowling at the Brunswick Zone.  Join a family fun night to start the weekend with rounds of bowling!  Price includes bowling, shoe rental, and snacks.
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

PMC Museum Welcome Breakfast
8:00 – 11:30 am, Alumni Auditorium, PMC Museum
The PMC Museum will be open for all to stop in and view the wonderful exhibits and hear the stories of PMC past from the PMC museum committee members themselves.
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Homecoming Welcome Information Hub
9:00 am – 1 pm, University Center
All Widener alumni are invited to start their homecoming Saturday by stopping by the information hub to pick up information about the weekend, campus maps, and other general information.

5th Annual Widener Football Alumni Flag Football Game
9:00 – 10:30 am, Quick Stadium
All football alumni are welcome to come out and take on fellow football alumni in this annual flag football game held on the field just prior to the big homecoming game.
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Continuing the Tradition: PMC Broom Drill Passing of the Flag and PMC Museum Presentation 
9:00 – 10 am, Alumni Auditorium, PMC Museum 
This now acclaimed annual event celebrates the traditions of PMC here at Widener.  Come see the ceremonial passing of the golden reunion class broom drill flag onto the newest Widener ROTC alumni class.
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Chester & Melrose Family Brunch **UPDATED LOCATION DUE TO WEATHER**
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room C, University Center
Open to all parents and families to come and celebrate the start of their homecoming day with Widener's two favorite characters, Chester & Melrose!  Be sure to bring along your camera for photo opportunities with the Widener mascots along with a brunch full of children's activities.  
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6th Annual Widener Roller Hockey Alumni Game 
10:00 am - 12 pm., Marple Sports Arena, 611 Parkway Dr  Broomall, PA 
Inviting all Widener Roller Hockey alumni for the fifth annual alumni game.  Game will include a jersey for each player with a logo and number, two hours of rink-time, referee, scorekeeper and beverages.  To register go to the Widener Roller Hockey Alumni Facebook page.

Widener Baseball Alumni Game
10:00 am – Noon, Baseball Field
All baseball alumni are welcome to come out and take on the current Widener Baseball team during their annual homecoming alumni game.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Homecoming Events
10:00am - Noon, Various Locations
We welcome home all fraternity and sorority life alumni/ae to come back and meet their current brothers and sisters.  Please see individual house information for up to times and locations.

Class of 1968 Golden Reunion Champagne Brunch
10:30 am –12:30 pm, Lathem Hall
The class of 1968 is celebrating their 50th reunion!  Everyone from the class of 1968 and their guests are welcome to celebrate this golden milestone with a special champagne brunch. 
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Widener University Parents' Network Brunch
10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Webb Room, University Center
Open to all parents and families of current students.  Come network with other families and helpful campus faculty, staff, and administrators.  Ask timely questions about the flow of the semester, academic success, student engagement and more.
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Homecoming Spirit Information Hub
11:00 am –1:00 pm, Corner of 17th & Melrose
Located at pass way through Metropolitan Hall is the spirit information hub where alumni and families can pick up information about the weekend, campus maps, and other general information. Stop by and grab your Pride spirit giveaway!!

Women’s Volleyball vs. Neumann
11:00 am, Schwartz Athletic Center
Come out and cheer on the Widener women’s volleyball team as they take on Neumann.

Widener Homecoming Pride Tailgate
Noon – 4:30 pm, Quick Stadium
All are invited to enjoy the tailgate festivities of food, fun, and music at our game-time gathering.  Come out before or during the game to grab a bite to eat, catch up with friends, and show your Widener Pride!

Tents include:
Children's Tent with face painting and other great fall activities.
Reunion Tent featuring the Class of 1983 - Register Online...
Fraternity and Sorority Life Reunion Tent
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Academic Row at the Stadium, School and Center Receptions:
11am – 1 pm, Just outside of Quick Stadium

Stop by and visit Widener faculty and staff before the football game at the school and center hosted receptions.  Each school and center will feature their own activities.    

  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering 

Widener Homecoming Day Football Game vs. Stevenson
1:00 - 3:30 pm, Quick Stadium
Game time festivities include:
Pre-Game Color Guard Presentation
Halftime Hall of Fame Presentation
Halftime Broom Drill - Register Online...

Halftime Golf Cart Parade Winners Announced
Halftime Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen 

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Hood
1:00 pm, Edith R. Dixon Field
Come out and cheer on the Widener field hockey team as they take on Hood.

Post-Game Reception hosted by BSU and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
3:30 – 5:00 pm, University Center, Quiet Lounge (Lower Level)
All are invited to this great annual Homecoming tradition.  Weather you're a member of the African American Alumni Chapter, MSA President's Council, 1821 Experience, or Pride Mentor, the BSU/Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invites all to join them in catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
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English and Creative Writing Alumi and Student Open Mic Night
4:30 – 5:30 pm, Kapelski Learning Center, LC 1
English and creative writing alumni are invited to reconnect with faculty and friends and read original creative works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.  This event is being coordinated and organized by the students in Ken Pobo's CRWR 361:  Writing for Publication.

Widener All Fraternity and Sorority Reunion
4:30 – 7:30 pm, Uno's Pizzaria and Grill
All Widener Greek alumni are invited to close our their homecoming weekend at Uno's Pizzaria and Grill.  Come out and catch up with old friends, reminisce about Greek row, and sport your letters for all to see!
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Widener Women’s Soccer vs. Lycoming
5:00 pm., Quick Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Widener women’s soccer team as they take on Lycoming.

4th Annual French Alumni Homecoming Dinner
5:00 – 7:00 pm, Freedom Hall, Upper Lobby
The Widener French Program invites all students and alumni, who participated in the academic study of French at Widener, back for dinner celebrating the global reach of French culture.  
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All PMC Dinner Dance
6:00 – 9:00 pm., Lathem Hall
All PMC alumni are invited to join the PMC reunion classes for an evening of dinner, dancing, and class comradery. 
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African American Alumni Scholarship Reception
6 – 8:00 pm, University Center, Webb Room
Join the African American Alumni Chapter as they celebrate the 2018 scholarship recipients and present the re-naming of the scholarship in honor of Dr. Alonzo Cavin, former Director of Project Prepare.  This reception will celebrate the long standing chapter tradition of promoting scholarship.  
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Student and Family Campus Movie - Incredibles 2
7:00 pm, Freedom Hall, Room 122
Widener students, alumni and families are invited to end their homecoming day celebrations with a night at the movies!  Come enjoy this blockbuster with classic movie refreshments.
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Widener Men’s Soccer vs. Lycoming
7:30 pm, Quick Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Widener men’s soccer team as they take on Lycoming.