Homecoming/Family Weekend Schedule 2019

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

Friday October 11, 2019

Oral History: Class of 1969
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. This year's oral history participants are the Class of 1969. 
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ROTC/PMC/Veterans BBQ & Military Skills Competition featuring the Class of 1969 Exhibit Preview 
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Memorial Field & 1963 Memorial Garden
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 will also feature the ribbon cutting on the updated Class of 1963 Memorial Garden. 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 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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Alumni Awards
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Springfield Country Club, Springfield PA
Alumni and friends of the university are invited to celebrate the 2019 Alumni Award winners. Join the Widener community for a dinner and award ceremony honoring the achievements of the following individuals:
Outstanding Alumnus Award: Ronald H. Romanowicz ‘68
R. Kelso Carter Award: Bill Campbell
Alumni Service Award: Anthony C. Stanowski, PhD ‘84
John L. Geoghegan Student Citizenship Award: Eric M. Guzy ’19 and Abigail R. Ferrie ‘20
John L. Geoghegan Alumni Citizenship Award: Christian Nascimento ‘97 and Robert J. Hawley, Ph.D., RBP, SM (NRCM), CBSP ‘62
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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. 
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Stargazing with Dr. Augensen
7:30 - 8:30 pm, Room 507 
Kirkbride Hall Widener University Observatory 
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. 12 at 7:30PM.
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Student and Family Campus Movie - TBD
8:00 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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Saturday October 12, 2019

PMC Museum Welcome Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. – 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.

6th 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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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.
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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 1969 Golden Reunion Champagne Brunch
10:30 am –12:30 pm, Webb Room in the University Center
The class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th reunion!  Everyone from the class of 1969 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, Lathem Hall
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!!

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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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 

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 Women’s Soccer vs. Messiah
5:00 pm., Quick Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Widener women’s soccer team as they take on Messiah.

5th 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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Student and Family Campus Movie - TBD
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. Messiah
7:30 pm, Quick Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Widener men’s soccer team as they take on Messiah.