Schedule

Homecoming Schedule 2019

Revisit. Reconnect. Remember.

September 27-29, 2019

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* REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Friday, September 27

9:00 a.m. | Yesteryears Brunch*

Honoring Alumni who graduated in '69 or earlier, Faculty Emeriti, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction of Men’s Cross Country Teams ’62-‘66. Special music by the Roberts Heralds Quartet.
Location: Parmerter Hall, Pearce Memorial Church

11:00 a.m. | Yesteryears Campus Tour*

For those attending the Yesteryears Brunch.
Location: Meet in Pearce Common Grounds Cafe/Lobby

11:00 a.m. | Leah Frazier ‘04 Discussion Chapel: Being Christian in the Entertainment Business

Leah is the Founder of Think Three Media which handles Creative Marketing, Branding, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing & Management, Photography, Videography, and Public Relations for entertainment personalities. Leah studied Criminal Justice at Roberts and received her law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.
Location: Smith Hall, Lake Auditorium

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Faculty Art Exhibit Reception

Enjoy refreshments and various works by Roberts Art Department Faculty. Show runs: August 26th - October 10th, 2019. Artists Talk at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend!
Location: Davison Art Gallery, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

5:00 p.m. | 50th Reunion Dinner and Medallion Ceremony*

Class of '69
Location: Ellen Stowe Roberts Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Circle Member Hors d’Oeuvres Reception*

Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary Circle Members are invited to the President’s home for an hors d‘oeuvres dinner reception preceding the An Evening on Broadway RWCCO Concert in Hale Auditorium. Limited to the first 100 reservations. Learn more about the Circle at: www.roberts.edu/robertscircle. Invitation Only.
Location: President’s House

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Voller Athletic Center (Open at No Charge)

Tour the recently updated VAC (expanded weight room, new exercise room, and Redhawk branding!) and join us for a swim in the pool, racquetball, and tennis courts. Guest waiver(s) must be signed at main desk for each family member.

7:00 p.m. | Men’s Alumni Soccer Tournament*

Location: Artificial Turf Field

7:30 p.m. | An Evening on Broadway RWCCO Concert*

From the Broadway stage to Hale Auditorium, enjoy an evening of song from your favorite musicals, including Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Wicked, and Hamilton. Delight in the RWC Community Orchestra, Chorale and dueling pianos with Barta and Van Allen!
$20 for adults, kids 12 & under and RWC Students are Free.
Purchase tickets here: www.roberts.edu/clc
Tickets go on sale for Early Bird Series Subscribers - July 30
Tickets go on sale for General Public - August 6
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

 

9:30 p.m. | Toy Story 4 Movie with Popcorn Bar

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip filled with adventure and an unexpected reunion. Bring your blanket and enjoy free popcorn and drinks. Sponsored by Alumni Relations and the Class of 2023 Council.
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

Saturday, September 28

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Library Café Open

Location: B. Thomas Golisano Library

 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | NEW Worship & Prayer Service*

Join us for a time of worship and prayer for the needs of our students, alumni and campus community. This is an important part of our campus life and Homecoming experience. Open to all interested in praying for the College and Seminary.
Location: Cox Hall Auditorium, Cox Hall

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Barnes & Noble Bookstore Open

Location: Voller Athletic Center, Upper Level

 

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | 40th Anniversary Brunch - Class of 1979*

Location: Ellen Stowe Roberts Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons

 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Roberts Today: RED Talks – "Spilling the Tea" on the new Business Solutions Institute - Mary Roddy*

15 Minute Talk with 15 Minutes Q&A
Dive into interesting topics with your favorite faculty/staff.
Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. | Roberts Today: RED Talks – How to Prevent Acts of Targeted Violence - Joe Testani*

15 Minute Talk with 15 Minutes Q&A
Dive into interesting topics with your favorite faculty/staff.
Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Golisano Library Used Book Sale

Location: B. Thomas Golisano Library, Patio

 

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Homecoming Festival

Alumni, Parents, Students and friends are invited to join us at Homecoming to enjoy the live-music stage, fun food tents, shopping, and inflatables at the Homecoming Festival.
NEW THIS YEAR Car Show, Festival Kick-Off & Candy Throw, Pony Rides, Giant Corn Hole & Horseshoes, Selfie-Station on Big Red Chair, King of the Mountain Climbing Inflatable.
FOOD TENTS BBQ, Tex-Mex, Grill & Sweets. Open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cash Only. ATM Available. NEW: Dessert coupons for all Combo Meals! Students may use their meal plans by checking in at the Information Tent to get their food vouchers. Check out the full menu with prices at www.roberts.edu/homecoming/food.
LIVE MUSIC STAGE Highlighting alumni musicians including Jazz, Blue Grass, and Acapella.
SHOPPING Alumni Vendors & Student Group Fundraisers Arts, Crafts, Coffee, Jewelry, Kettle Corn & More!
Location: ATM available Near West Entrance of Garlock, Center of Campus - Quad Mall, Garlock Lawn & Mersereau Greene

11:00 a.m. | Festival Kick-off Welcome & Kids Candy Toss!

President Deana Porterfield welcomes you to join her at the Live Music Stage by Golisano Library to kick off our day with special festival announcements, kids candy toss, prizes and live music!
Location: Live Music Stage, Patio in front of B. Thomas Golisano Library

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. | Homecoming 5-Year Reunions at the Festival*

If it’s your Five-Year reunion (classes ending in ‘9’ and ‘4’), you will have a designated tent to catch up with your classmates for lunch. First, grab your lunch from our various food tents, then find your class reunion tent. Also, stop by the Reunion Class Giving Tent to make a gift and see the class leader board! Food can be purchased between 11am-3pm and are Cash Only. ATM's Available. We recommend that you get food at the food tents starting at 11:30 AM to beat the rush. Check out the full menu with prices at www.roberts.edu/homecoming/food.
Location: Reunion Tents, Mersereau Greene

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. | 25th Anniversary BBQ Luncheon - Class of 1994*

Location: 25th Reunion Tent, Mersereau Greene

 

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00 p.m. | Admissions Campus Tours*

Sign up to get a campus tour with Admissions. Meet at the Clocktower for your tour.
Location: Clocktower

1:00 p.m. | Women’s Soccer Game vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas College

Location: Stadium

 

1:00 p.m. | Women’s Alumni Volleyball Game*

Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena

 

1:00 p.m. | Women’s Alumni Lacrosse Game*

Location: Artificial Turf Field

 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Annual Apple Picking

The Harvest is ready!* Come pick an apple from the Class of 2010 Apple Orchard. (*Subject to ripening/weather.)
Location: across from Orchard Street on Westside Drive

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. | Roberts Today: RED Talks – How to Talk with Your Crazy Friends and Relatives About Politics - Andy Koehl*

15 Minute Talk with 15 Minutes Q&A
Dive into interesting topics with your favorite faculty/staff.
Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Roberts Today: RED Talks – Embracing the World in Your Midst - Julie Rushik*

15 Minute Talk with 15 Minutes Q&A
Dive into interesting topics with your favorite faculty/staff.
Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Remembering Dr. Paul Berry*

All are welcome to a reception honoring the life of the late Dr. Paul Berry, Professor Emeritus of Music and General Education. Beloved by students across all disciplines, he was the first faculty member to have served 50+ years at Roberts prior to retirement. There will be a brief program at 3:15, followed by a time of sharing memories. (Light refreshments provided.)
Location: Shewan Recital Hall, Roberts Cultural Life Center

3:45 - 4:15 p.m. | Roberts Today: RED Talks – Women in Leadership - Carrie Starr*

15 Minute Talk with 15 Minutes Q&A
Dive into interesting topics with your favorite faculty/staff.
Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall

3:30 p.m. | Men’s Soccer Game vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas College

Location: Stadium

 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Wind Ensemble Concert

Roberts Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paul Shewan.
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

5:00 p.m. | Over 30 Years of Dr. Paul Shewan Celebration*

Join us for a reception after the Wind Ensemble Concert to celebrate over 30 years of Dr. Paul Shewan’s leadership.
Location: Shewan Recital Hall, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

4:30 p.m. | Men’s and Women’s Alumni Basketball Game*

Alumni Basketball players will play a co-ed alumni basketball game of Red vs. White. Immediately followed by Redhawk Madness. Concessions will be available for purchase and will support Redhawks basketball.
Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena

5:45 p.m. | Redhawk Madness

All are invited to join us for our annual event celebrating the upcoming basketball season. Redhawks Men’s & Women’s basketball teams will participate in a dunk contest, 3 point shootout and many other fan-friendly activities. Concessions will be available for purchase and will support Redhawks basketball.
Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena

5:00 p.m. | Pearce Memorial Church Worship Service

Special guest speaker Morgan Mitchell ‘15 will bring the evening message.
Location: Main Sanctuary, Pearce Memorial Church

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Garlock Dining Commons Open for Dinner

All are welcome to purchase dinner tickets at the door. Students may use their meal plan. $9.50 adults, $5.00 ages 12 & under.
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

6:00 p.m. | Women’s Alumni Soccer Game*

Location: Artificial Turf Field

 

7:30 – 11:00 p.m. | Hawks Grill Open

Grill and snack items available for purchase.
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) | Saturday Night Live

Student Variety Show. Admission is free and all are welcome!
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

Sunday, September 29

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Pancake Breakfast

Fundraiser for Redhawk Athletics Club.
Kids under 3-free; kids 3-8 - $3.00; adults $5.00 (pay at the door)
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

10:30 a.m. | Pearce Memorial Church Worship Service

Special guest speaker Morgan Mitchell ‘15 will bring the morning message.
Location: Main Sanctuary, Pearce Memorial Church

12:00 p.m. | Women's Tennis vs. USciences 

Location: Tennis Courts