Clarion University 2014 Homecoming Weekend will be held Sept. 26-27 against the backdrop of Clarion’s Autumn Leaf Festival. The theme for ALF 2014 is “An Autumn Safari.” Don’t forget to register for your free parking pass by Sept. 15, by registering for any alumni event here.
Friday, Sept. 26
Homecoming weekend officially kicks off with a meet and greet with Clarion University Alumni Association Board Members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Main Street. Here you’ll find CUAA board members interacting with alumni and family with cookies, coffee and tea and providing information about the Alumni Association. There also will be information on volunteer opportunities, CU license plates and distinguished award nominations.
Saturday, Sept. 27
Alumni Association Parade Reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Hart Chapel Parking Lot. This year’s parade reception will be filled with tons of activities for the family. There will be activities for kids, live music, a fun photo opportunity and a chance to meet the Clarion University mascot. Visit with various alumni groups, academic departments and campus groups at their tables. Commemorative event pins for all. Alumni and their family will enjoy complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, blue and gold cotton candy and drinks. Don’t forget to check out the history club’s open house in Founders Hall.
Some additional events happening on Saturday:
- Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
The parade is at noon in downtown Clarion with hundreds of units including many of Clarion University’s student groups including our Homecoming court.
- Eagle Endzone Alumni Party!
Come to the Eagle Endzone at 1 p.m. and join fellow alumni cheer our Golden Eagles to a homecoming victory against the Gannon Knights at 2 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. All alumni and friends will have a bird’s-eye view of the game and endless appetizers. The first 100 people will receive a free T-shirt. Show off your Clarion pride and be entered to win one of many prizes. All alumni and their families are invited to Eagle Endzone! Tickets can be ordered in advance and picked up at will-call the day of the game. Tickets are $9 per person. Game ticket required for entry into Eagle Endzone.
There is a free shuttle to Memorial Stadium (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Leave your car in the alumni-designated lots and give your feet a rest by riding the free shuttle from Hart Chapel.
- The 5th Quarter After Party
Continue the party from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Hart Chapel parking lot with this new event. Enjoy live music from Junction PA, complimentary food and drinks. Don’t forget to join us at 9 p.m. for a special surprise. Tickets include food and entertainment and are $15 (must be 21 or older to attend).
For a complete schedule of ALF activities visit: www.clarionpa.com.
To register for Homecoming events and parking pass,click here.
Clarion University boasts a family of 51,000-plus alumni. But our family includes community members, current students, parents, faculty, staff and others who support us.
Strength comes in numbers, and the university continues to thrive because of the contributions of each and every individual.
The Alumni Relations staff hopes that alumni and friends will visit this page to remain engaged with Clarion University. Here are ways to continue your support:
Alumni Association: Find ways to show your Clarion spirit, update your contact information, learn about fellow alumni and how current students are getting an early start on their own alumni experience.
Support Clarion: Gifts of time, talent and treasure continue to make a difference to current and future students. Become involved by volunteering your time, making a contribution and spreading the good news about Clarion University.
Events: Stay up-to-date on what's happening on campus and in your area with our calendar of events. While you're there, check out pictures from past events, and see if you recognize any familiar faces.
Clarion University Foundation, Inc.: Learn why this organization was created as a complement to Clarion University, meet the members of the Foundation Board of Directors, and find out how a gift of any size can have a real impact on current and future students.
Keep Calm and ClariOn
Get your Homecoming weekend gear ready. Make a donation of $25 and get a Keep Calm and ClariOn T-shirt. Click here to make your donation.