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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. 

Hotel Information 

Information regarding overnight accommodations can be found on our About Alliance page, where you'll also find information about restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. 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.

Friday, October 18

  1. 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

  1. 36th Annual 5k Run-A-MUC

    The 36th 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 13 to receive a race shirt. (A Mount Union sport business student coordinates this annual Homecoming 5K run)

  2. Kids Activities (free)

    8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m., Peterson Field House

    Join students for fun games in the fieldhouse including egg and spoon, a crab walk, a mini race, and more. "Future Raider" designed 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.  

  3. Alumni Brunch

    9:30 a.m. - 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 Band. 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 13. Please RSVP by calling (330) 823-2030. Game day/business casual attire is appropriate.

  4. Alumni Weekend Headquarters Tent

    10 a.m. - 2 p.m., tent near the stadium

    Stop by the tent outside the main stadium entrance where you can purchase an Alumni Weekend designed t-shirt for $10, pick up a campus map and walking tour information, and grab some giveaways!

  5. Multicultural Alumni Tailgate

    10 a.m., Gulling Parking Lot

    Please join us at this family-friendly cookout before the Capital football game. This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

  6. University Bookstore

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., HPCC

    Visit the University Store to purchase Raider gear and other items for the entire family.

  7. 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.

  8. Photo Area

    11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Mount Union Stadium

    Stop by the photo area outside the east side 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!

  9. Young Alumni Reunion

    1:15 p.m, Tent in the Gulling Parking Lot

    Those who have graduated in the last 15 years (2004-2019) are welcome to join us for food and giveaways amongst the action in the Gulling parking lot! 

  10. ALL Alumni Reunion

    11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m, Tent on the SE Corner of the Stadium

    ANY graduate of Mount Union is welcome to join us for food and giveaways along the SE corner of the Stadium.

  11. Engineering Reunion

    11:00 a.m. - More information coming soon!

  12. Education Reunion

    11:00 a.m. - More information coming soon!

  13. Pre-Law Society Reunion

    10:00 a.m. - More information coming soon!

  14. Football Reunion

    11:00 a.m. - More information coming soon!

  15. Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Development Reunion

    11:00 a.m. - More information coming soon!

  16. Campus Tours

    Self-led, all day

    Stop by the Alumni Weekend Headquarters tent or the Information Desk in the HooverPrice Campus Center for detailed campus information to assist you on a tour

  17. Greek Open House

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

  18. Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

    1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 16146 Daniel St. NE (Minerva)

    Stop by the Nature Center to enjoy walking trails and the visitor center. The center is located six miles south of Mount Union on Daniel Street, just off of Route 183 (Union Avenue).

  19. Football Game

    Football vs. Capital 1:30 p.m., Mount Union Stadium

    Game tickets are $10 each and are only available at the gate (1.5 hours before kickoff). There will be no advanced ticket sales. All seats are reserved in the stadium (both sides are considered home). OAC lifetime passes are accepted for regular season home games.

  20. Post-Game Gatherings

    This event is open for ALL alumni to attend! Post-Game Gatherings 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.

    Chives, 2355 S Union Ave.

  21. Class of 1994 25th Reunion Gathering

    More information coming soon!

  22. Black Student Union Alumni Gathering

    5:30 p.m. - 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

  1. Alumni Worship Service and Brass Choir Performance

    10 a.m., Dewald Chapel University

    Chaplain Reverend Kyle Woodrow will lead this worship service, which will include a special performance by the brass choir and a light reception upon its conclusion.

  2. Alliance Symphony Orchestra Concert

    3:00 p.m., Brush Theatre – Giese Center for the Performing Arts

Alumni Award Recipients 

Alumni Awards: Mount Union's most prestigious honor for alumni.

The following awards are presented at the Alumni Brunch during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming: 
   

ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD (DODIE DAVIS ALUMNI AWARD)

The Alumni Service Award was established in 1942 and is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in a chosen profession or field and for service to the University or community. The award represents the highest non-academic honor an alumnus/alumna can receive from Mount Union. In 2003, the award was renamed in honor of Dodie Davis ’62 for her 35 years of service and dedication to the institution. 

McKINLEY FELLOW AWARD

The McKinley Fellow Award is named for former U.S. President William McKinley, who was a member of the Mount Union Board of Trustees and worked as a friend of the University for many years. This award honors a select group of individuals who have had a significant impact on Mount Union as non-alumni.

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD

The Young Alumni Award honors and recognizes those who, at very early stages in their chosen careers or callings, exemplify what Mount Union hopes all alumni will strive to achieve upon graduating from Mount Union. The award is given to graduates within the past 15 years of their outstanding support, leadership, and dedication to the University as young alumni.

Past Award Winners