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Alumni Weekend and Homecoming


We enjoyed seeing alumni, family members, and friends on campus for Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, and Family Day 2023! Attendees had an opportunity to enjoy a variety of reunions, athletic events, Run-A-MUC, and so much more! 

A listing of events for our 2023 celebration can be found below, and a gallery of photos can be accessed from the Mount Union Alumni Facebook page.

Save the date for Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, and Family Day 2024 celebration, slated for October 11-13, 2024. Stay tuned for additional information regarding next fall's event and schedule.

Events for Friday, September 29, 2023

  1. Reunions

    6 p.m., Class of 2023 Patio/Firepit Young Alum Welcome Back, Campus Grounds/Patio, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC)

  2. Networking

    4:30-6 p.m., First Gen Networking, Campus Grounds, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC)
    All students and alumni are welcome.

  3. Tailgate and Live Music

    7 p.m., Kickoff Tailgate, Bonfire, and Band Front Porch Lights featuring John Doyle '03, Quad (Rain Location: Field House)


Events for Saturday, September 30, 2023

  1. Run-A-MUC

    8 a.m., 40th Annual Run-A-MUC 5K, Peterson Field House
    Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m.

    View Race Results

  2. Headquarters and Stations

    9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Alumni Weekend Headquarters Tent, tent on the southeast corner of Kehres Stadium

    • Pick up a campus map and walking tour information
    • Update your contact information
    • Grab a schedule of events
    • Purchase an Alumni Weekend t-shirt for $10.

    9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Refreshment Tables, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC) and McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (MAAC)

    All day, Raider Selfie Stations, Chapman Hall, the campus rock, and the Mount Union sign along Union Avenue

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m., M Club Information Tent, grass area by Gulling Training Center

  3. Dedications and Celebrations

    10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mount Union Women 90th Anniversary Celebration, Room 145, Oak Hall

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Diversity Center Dedication and Tailgate, Campus Grounds Patio, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC)

    3:30 - 8:30 p.m., Day Party, Campus Grounds Patio, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC)
    Stop by any time to greet, honor, and celebrate Gregory L. King '89, Mount Union's 14th president, hosted by the Black Student Union in collaboration with Sister Circle and Brothers Building Bonds. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

  4. Brunch

    10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Football Brunch, Kresge Dining Hall, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC)
    Cost: Adults $10, Kids 6-11 $7, Kids 5 and under FREE

  5. MUcaw Fun Zone

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m., MUcaw Fun Zone, Quad
    Bring the kids to the MUcaw Fun Zone for games, activities, an ice cream truck, and more! MUcaw will make an appearance sometime during the event.

  6. Reunions

    8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Band Reunion, various locations (POSTPONED UNTIL 2024)

    11 a.m. - Noon, Milestone Reunions for the Classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC)

    • Classes of '53, '58, '63, '68 – West Room
    • Classes of '73, '78, '83 – Newbold Room
    • Classes of '88, '93, '98 – Alumni Room
    • Classes of '03, '08, '13, '18 – – Campus Grounds

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Academic Reunions, Quad
    School of Business, Department of Social Sciences, School of Education, Department of Literature and Communication Arts, Department of Nursing, School of Engineering (Check back often as others may be added.

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Athletic Reunions, Grass Area by Gulling Training Center
    Wrestling, Softball, Women's Basketball

    Noon, Alumni Swim Meet, Natatorium, McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex
    Warm-up will begin at 11 a.m. Please RSVP by contacting

    1 p.m., Alumni Swim and Family Cookout, Chapman Lawn
    Please RSVP by contacting

    3-4 p.m., Clergy Alumni Meet and Greet, Room 104, Dewald Chapel
    Join fellow Raider clergy and meet the current chaplain, learn about current spiritual life opportunities on campus, and fellowship and network with other alumni clergy. 

    3:30-5 p.m., Wilderness Experience Reunion, Newbold Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center
    Join past Wilderness Experience leaders and participants to reminisce! Trip memorabilia will be on display, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own photos to share.

  7. Open Houses

    9:30 - 11 a.m., Esports Open House, Esports and Golf Center

    9:30 - 11 a.m., Fraternity and Sorority Open Houses, location is at each respective fraternity or sorority building
    Featuring sororities Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, and Delta Sigma Tau, and fraternities Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Sigma Nu

  8. Family Day

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Day Check-in, tent on the southeast corner of Kehres Stadium

    • Pick up a campus map and walking tour information
    • Grab a schedule of events
    • Purchase a Raider Family t-shirt for $10.

    11:30 a.m., Family Day Information Sessions

    • Study Abroad Session, KHIC 011 – Dr. Jennifer Hall
    • Counseling Information Session, KHIC 012 – Shaunquelle Sapp
    • Spring Break Trips Session, KHIC 013– Rev. Dr. Timothy Morrison

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Parent and Family Coffee and Conversations, McMaster Pavilion

  9. Live Music

    1 - 3 p.m., Pete Pontiac and the Pipin' Pistons, featuring Peter Stewart '77, Dean Wilson '75, Loren Veigel '75, and Bruce Gigax '77, Chives Grille

  10. Athletic Events

    2 p.m., Football Game vs. Ohio Northern, Kehres Stadium

    7 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Ohio Northern, Kehres Stadium

  11. Post-Game Gatherings

    Aeonian Brewing Co., (330) 596-1004, 120 W. Chestnut St.

    Buffalo Wild Wings, (330) 821-9464, 310 W. State St.

    Chives, (330) 829-9955, 2355 Union Ave.

    Naborhood Inn, (330) 821-9781, 848 W. State St.

Events for Sunday, October 1, 2023

  1. Athletic Reunions

    11 a.m., Softball Reunion, 23rd Street Softball Field
    Please join us for a Raider Alumni Softball Game during Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, and Family Day 2023! This year’s contest will feature one seven-inning slow-pitch game, alumni vs. alumni. Please RSVP to Coach Simons by Monday, September 25 to reserve your place! For questions you can contact Coach Simons at

  2. Lunch

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Lunch in the Kresge Dining Hall, Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC)
    Cost is $8.50/person

  3. Nature Center Events

    1 - 5 p.m., Relax and De-Stress Event, Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center   
    EVERYONE needs to manage their stress these days. Stop by at your convenience and enjoy some relaxing activities such as strolling through the peaceful woods, walking the labyrinth, relaxing by the pond, listening to live music, light refreshments, and more. Come alone or bring the family - there is something for everyone!

  4. Community Service

    Community Service Opportunities
    Mount Union works with over 100 non-profit, government, religious, and recreational partners annually. We hope you will check out a few that have weekend opportunities during alumni weekend including:

Alumni Award Recipients 


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.


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2023 Recipient – Pat (McFarland '71) Kovach-Gates



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.

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2023 Recipient - Lynn Riggle, Assistant Director of Academic Marketing and WRMU Coordinator


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.

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2023 Recipient – Tim Hatton '12