Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Schedule 2017

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017


School of Nursing Homecoming Celebration

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Founder's Hall Lobby
Join the Widener School of Nursing and the Eta Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in a toast to their CCNE Accreditation, Center of Excellence Leadership Center of Nursing Education.  Come and share in the excitement with fellow alumni, faculty, and students.
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Friday, October 13, 2017


Oral Histories: Remembering PMC

10:30 am –11:30 am, Freedom Hall
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
11:30 am –12:30 pm, Alumni Auditorium
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 featuring the Class of 1967 Exhibit Preview
12:30 – 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 - 8 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 – 10 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 third class of inductees is welcomed into the Athletics Hall of Fame.  Join the Widener community for a cocktail reception and induction ceremony honoring the achievements and legacy of our greatest athletes. Inductees Include

  • Nick Trainer, ’64 – PMC Football, Basketball, Widener Board of Trustees
  • Dennis James, ’78 – Men’s Basketball
  • Kenny O’Brien, ’75 – Baseball, Football
  • Mike Williams, ’75 – Men’s Track and Field
  • Gina Gonzalez, ’95 – Women’s Track and Field
  • 1977 Football National Champions
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Alumni Awards Celebration
7 – 10 pm, Springfield Country Club, Springfield PA
Alumni and friends of the university are invited to celebrate the 2017 Alumni Award recipients for a cocktail reception and awards ceremony honoring the achievements or our 2017 award recipients. Awardees Include:

  • Outstanding Alumnus – Normajean Colby, PhD ’87, ’91, ‘10 
  • R. Kelso Carter – Linda S. Durant
  • Alumni Service – Cynthia Sarnoski, PhD ’74 and Capt. Thomas V. Chiomento, Jr. USN (Ret.) ‘65
  • Geoghegan Alumni Citizenship – Gen. John H. Tilelli Jr., USA (Ret.) ’63, ‘96H
  • Geoghegan Student Citizenship – Samantha DeCapua ‘17 
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Widener Softball Alumni Game
7:00p.m., 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.

Stargazing with Dr. Augensen
7:30 - 8:30 pm, Room 507
Kirkbride HallAll 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. 14 at 7:30PM.
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Saturday, October 14, 2017


PMC Museum Welcome Breakfast
 
8 am – 11:30 am, Alumni Auditorium, PMC Museum
The PMC Museum will be open for all to stop in and view the wonderful exhibit and hear the stories of PMC past from the PMC museum committee members themselves.
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Homecoming Welcome Breakfast and Information Hub
9 am – 1 pm, University Center, Pride Café 
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, or take a trip down memory lane by having brunch in the Pride Café, opening at 10a.m.  All are welcome!

3rd Annual Widener Football Alumni Flag Football Game
9 – 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 – 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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5th Annual Widener Roller Hockey Alumni Game 
10 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 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.

Class of 1967 Golden Reunion Champagne Brunch
10:30 am –12:30 pm, Lathem Hall
The class of 1967 is celebrating their 50th reunion!  Everyone from the class of 1967 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, Pride Den (Lower Level, University Center)
Parents and families of current Widener students please join us for brunch to connect with faculty, staff and other parents and learn more about Widener. Following brunch is our Homecoming pre-game activities and game, please consider participating!

Homecoming Spirit Information Hub
11 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 am, Schwartz Athletic Center
Come out and cheer on the Widener women’s volleyball team as they take on Neumann.

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.

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business 
  • School of Engineering 

Widener Homecoming Pride Tailgate
Noon – 5:30 pm, Quick Stadium
All are invited to enjoy the tailgate festivites of food, fun, and music at our gamte-time gathering.  Come out before or during the game to grab a bite to eat, catch up with friends, and show your Widener Pride!
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Widener Homecoming Day Football Game vs. Lycoming
1 - 3:30 pm, Quick Stadium

  • Pre-Game Golf Cart Parade Winners Announced
  • Pre-Game Color Guard Presentation
  • Halftime Broom Drill
  • Halftime Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen 

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

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs 10th Anniversary Block Party Celebration
4 – 7:00 pm, University Center, Lower Level 
Whether you’re a member of the African American Alumni Chapter or the MSA presidents’ council, the BSU, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invites all to join them celebrating their milestone of 10 great years! 
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Widener Men’s Soccer vs. Messiah
5 pm., Quick Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Widener women’s soccer team as they take on Messiah.

3rd Annual French Alumni Homecoming Dinner
5 – 7 pm, Freedom Hall, Upper Lobby
The Widener French Program invites all student 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 – 9 pm., Lathem Hall
All PMC alumni are invited to join the PMC reunion classes for an evening of dinner, dancing, and commemorative reunion toast. 
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Widener Women’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.