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Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

Welcome home! Alumni from all grad years are welcome back to campus each year for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming.

Mark your calendars to return to campus the weekend of October 19, 2019!

We’ll provide campus, programming, and a fun-filled atmosphere – all we need is you to come home! Call your friends, pack up the family, or jump in the car and ride solo to join us for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. The Alumni Weekend and Homecoming schedule will offer an array of events and entertainment options to allow you to have some Mount Union fun.

The full schedule of events will be made available and reservations for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming will open during the summer of 2019. Please call the Office of Alumni Engagement at (330) 823-2030 for more information.

 

Hotel Information 

Information regarding overnight accommodations can be found on our About Alliance page, where you'll also find information about restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and overnight accommodations. If you haven't been back to town in a while, you'll definitely want to check out the extensive development of State Street and the perimeter of campus. Mention Mount Union when making your reservation to receive a discount.

2019 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Band Reunion
Band alumni are invited back to campus to perform with current marching band members during pre-game and for a special feature during halftime on Saturday! Plan to attend the signature Alumni Weekend events, like the Alumni Brunch, as a group and perform at the football game. A special performance by the Mount Union Brass Choir will take place on Sunday! View the schedule for complete details. Formal invitations will be sent this summer!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

36th Annual 5k Run-A-MUC       
8 a.m., Peterson Field House
The 35th Annual 5K Run-A-MUC is sponsored by National Interstate Insurance. Race day check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. in the Peterson Fieldhouse, and the race begins in front of the Peterson Fieldhouse at 8 a.m. Participants in the Run-A-MUC must read and agree to the waiver on the registration form to participate. The cost for pre-registration is $20, and it's $25 the day of the event. Participants must pre-register by October 9 to receive a race shirt. (A Mount Union sport business student coordinates this annual Homecoming 5K run) 

Kid's Activities (free)
8:15 - 9 a.m., Peterson Field House 
Join education students for fun games in the fieldhouse including egg and spoon, a crab walk, a mini race, and more. "Future Raider" t-shirts are available for the first 25 children. Pre-registration is requested. Please indicate your child's age and shirt size. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.   

Alumni Brunch
9:30 - 11 a.m., Tent in King Hall parking lot 
This highlight event of Alumni Weekend recognizes milestone reunion classes and legacy families plus a short presentation of our Alumni Award recipients. Enjoy a special musical sharing by the Mount Union Choir including, the choir alumni. All alumni and friends are invited to attend this event.  

This year's award winners include:

  • Dodie Davis Alumni Service Award
  • McKinley Fellow Award
  • Young Alumni Award

The event features a sit down buffet brunch beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. for your nametag and assigned seating.

The cost is $12 for adults (ages 10-adult) and $5 for children (ages 2-9). Pre-registration is requested by October 9. Please RSVP by calling (330) 823-2030. Game day/business casual attire is appropriate.

Alumni Weekend Headquarters
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., tent near the stadium
Stop by the tent outside the main stadium entrance, where you can create a nametag, pick up a campus map and walking tour information, update your contact information, pick up a schedule of events, and purchase an Alumni Weekend t-shirt for $10 (two designs).

University Store open (bookstore)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., HPCC 
Visit the University Store to purchase Raider gear and other items for the entire family.

MUcaw Family FunZone
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Bring the kids to the MUcaw Family FunZone for games, a bounce house, balloon art, ice cream truck, and activities. 

Photo Area
11 - 1:15 p.m., Mount Union Stadium
Stop by the photo area outside the southeast corner of the Mount Union Stadium to take fun group photos with friends, family, and classmates. Reunion group photos, legacy family photos, and family/friend photos are encouraged. Be sure to hold up your reunion year sign!

Reunions

Pre-Law Alumni Brunch
Please RSVP to alumni@mountunion.edu  

'40s, '50s, and '60s Reunions

'70s, '80s, '90s, and 00s
Are you interested in a more formal reunion gathering for your class? Contact us at alumni@mountunion.edu to discuss! Classmates contacting classmates to return to campus is invaluable. Sign up to be a class agent for your class.

Education Reunion
Tent on southeast corner of Mount Union Stadium

Alumni Swim Meet and Cookout
Hammond Natatorium
Contact Coach Mojock at mojockea@mountunion.edu for more information and to register. 

Class of 1994 25th Reunion

Athletic Training Reunion

Self-led tours of campus 
All Day
Stop by the Alumni Weekend Headquarters tent or the Information Desk in the Hoover-Price Campus Center for detailed campus information to assist you on a tour

Greek Open Houses 
Open house events are coordinated by each chapter. Check back for details.

Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center
1 - 5 p.m., 16146 Daniel St. NE (Minerva)
Stop by the Nature Center to enjoy walking trails and the amazing visitor center. The center is located six miles south of Mount Union on Daniel Street, just off of Route 183 (Union Avenue). 

Football vs. Capital
1:30 p.m., Mount Union Stadium 
Game tickets are $10 each and are only available at the gate. There will be no advanced ticket sales. All seats are reserved in the stadium (both sides are considered home).

Post-Game Gatherings for ALL alumni to attend
3:30 p.m. and beyond
All alums within each decade are invited to join together to socialize and visit with classmates at the following locations on their own.   

Buffalo Wild Wings, 310 W. State St.
The Hood, 848 W. State St.

Black Student Union Alumni Gathering
5:30 - 9 p.m., Campus Grounds, Hoover-Price Campus Center
Come and socialize with former members of the BSU during an evening full of music, conversation, and refreshments. Catch up with fellow members and friends. RSVP to Callie Flonnoy at flonnoki@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-2039.  

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Baseball Alumni Game and Cookout
Noon, 23rd Street Field 
Former members of the Mount Union baseball team are invited back to campus to participate in an alumni game. Come back to play one inning, the whole game, or assist in other ways.  Stay after the game for a cookout at the Naborhood Inn ("Hood") to socialize with former Raiders. For more information and to register, contact Assistant Coach Cory Douglas at douglaco@mountunion.edu.

Softball Alumni Game and Cookout
Noon, 23rd Street Field 
Former members of the Mount Union softball team are invited back to campus for an alumni game followed by a cookout at the Naborhood Inn ("Hood"). For more information and to register, contact Head Coach Meghan Simons at simonsmj@mountunion.edu.