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Schedule of Events

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Alumni Welcome Tent
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations
Open to: All Alumni
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: College Hall
Stop by the welcome tent to enjoy a hot beverage. Sign in and pick up information about Homecoming activities and your complimentary alumni gift!

For Parents and Families

Family Pancake Breakfasts
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations
Open to: First Year Students and Their Families
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Speaking Program: 10:30 a.m. / 10:45 a.m.
Cost: $15 per family member / Students are complimentary
Location: University Hall Conference Center
Second Seating: Student Center Ballrooms
Additional Seating: Student Center Cafeteria

Parent Informational Program
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations and Student Development and Campus Life
Open to: Families of Students
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Room 411-414
Come learn about the resources available to students throughout the school year and meet campus representatives.

Alumni Gatherings & Open Houses

CART: School of Communication and Media
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Kasser Theater Lobby
Alumni of the School of Communication and Media are invited to their annual gathering at Homecoming! Refreshments will be served.

SBUS: Mix Lab Open House and Demo
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – Presentation: Innovation and Design in Business Problem Solving
Location: 3D Innovation Lab, Feliciano School of Business
Come check out the new 3D Mix Lab and see a demo. Refreshments will be served.

CSAM: Science in Action
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Environmental and Life Sciences Atrium
All alumni are welcome to visit the new building and participate in scientific demonstrations with representatives from the College of Science and Mathematics. Refreshments will be served.

CHSS: Dean’s Reception
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge
Alumni from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are invited to network and meet with the Dean, faculty, staff and fellow alumni. Refreshments will be served.

CEHS: Panzer 100th Anniversary Walk/Run & Gathering
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join fellow alumni and friends in a fun walk/run followed by a gathering. Refreshments will be served.

WMSC Radio Station Open House
Sponsored by: Radio Station and Alumni Relations
Open to: Radio Station Alumni / Tours available to students, parents and alumni.
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: WMSC Studios, Schmitt Hall, 3rd Floor
Alumni of the radio station and anyone interested in checking out the radio station’s facilities are invited to an open house during Homecoming 2015! Mingle with fellow radio station alumni. Take a tour of the station, and check out some live broadcasts! Alumni are invited to record something and try out the new equipment.

EOF Open House
Sponsored by: EOF and Alumni Relations
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Undergraduate Admissions Presentation Room, College Hall
All EOF Alumni are invited back to receive their EOF graduation stole, alumni pin and commemorative group photo (pre-registration required). Refreshments will be served.

Bonners Alumni Gathering
Sponsored by: Bonners and Alumni Relations
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Russ Hall, Kops Lounge
All Bonners alumni are invited back to campus for a gathering with fellow alumni and current Bonners students! Bring your swag for a swag swap! Refreshments will be served.

Alumni Tailgate and Campus Carnival

Campus Carnival – Alumni Tailgate Activities
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations and Student Development and Campus Life
Open to: Students and their Families, Alumni and the Community
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Quad
Cost: Free Admission / Concession Stands
All are welcome to participate. Alumni, students, and families are invited to gather to celebrate before the game. Enjoy food, sweets, ice cream trucks, beer concessions, carnival games and carnival rides! Balloon artists and face painters will also be available! Alumni, parents and students can stop by and say “cheese” in the photo booths!

Kiddie Zone
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations and Student Development and Campus Life
Open to: Students and their Families, Alumni and the Community
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Lots 7 & 8
All are welcome to participate. Enjoy carnival rides, including trackless train, 3 horse carousel, toddler play center and evolution. There will also be a fire truck and EMT truck on site. Balloon artists and face painters will also be available!

Campus Tours
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations and Admissions
Open to: All Alumni and Families
Time: 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Starting Point: Alumni Welcome Tent
Admissions ambassadors will host walking tours of campus for alumni and families.

Student Showcase
Sponsored by: Student Development and Campus Life
Open to: Students and their Families, Alumni and the Community
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Amphitheater
Join us for the annual celebration of our student organizations as they show off their talents.

Beer Garden
Sponsored by: Alumni Relations
Open to: Alumni
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Kasser Theater Veranda
Cost: $25
All alumni are invited to sample beers from New Jersey based breweries. Local breweries Two Ton Brewing, 902 Brewing, Climax Brewing, Departed Soles, Brix City Brewing, Demented Brewing and Alementary Brewing are all confirmed to all be on hand for the day! More breweries will be announced soon! Refreshments will also be available including soft drinks, sliders, soft pretzels, and more!

Athletics

Athletics: Alumni Swimming and Diving Meet
Sponsored by: Athletics
Open to: Alumni swimmers, divers and their families
Warm up: 12:00 p.m.
Meet: 1:00 p.m.
Gathering: Immediately following the meet
Location: Panzer Pool / Lawn area outside Panzer Pool
Members of the current and prior teams come together for their annual reunion celebration.

Homecoming Football Game – VIP Viewing Area
Sponsored by: Athletics and Alumni Relations
Open to: Hall of Fame Members and their Families, Athletes of Distinction, VIP Alumni
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Academic Center for Excellence, Panzer Athletic Center
Cost: Free / By Invitation Only
Hall of Famers and VIP alumni are invited to watch the game and enjoy refreshments.

Homecoming Football Game
Montclair State vs. TCNJ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
Cost: $10 General Admission / $5 Alumni Discount
The half-time festivities will include a performance by the Drums of Thunder and recognition of the Hall of Fame alumni. Alumni will be offered discounted tickets at the Welcome Tent.

Additional Athletic Events

Field Hockey vs. York @ 11:00 a.m
Swimming and Diving @ 12:00 p.m.
Football vs. TCNJ @ 3:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Rutgers-Newark @ 6:00 p.m.

Additional Homecoming Information

University Book Store
Special 20% Homecoming Discount for Alumni on select merchandise!

Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Special discounted tickets for alumni – $3 admisssion!

George Segal Gallery Exhibit
Open to: Alumni, Students, and Families
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: George Segal Gallery
Exhibit: Between Here and Then: Photography from the Collections of Montclair State University
Guest curated by Mimi Weinberg who teaches Art History and Theory at Montclair State University and Stern College of Yeshiva University, the exhibition highlights important photographic works in the University’s permanent collections.