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Roberts Annual Homecoming and Parents' Weekend September 23

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Roberts Wesleyan College is set to welcome thousands of visitors for Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend, Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25.  The annual celebration helps students officially kick off the semester, brings alumni back to see old friends and make new ones, and also gives parents an opportunity to learn more about the College.

“This is the best weekend of the year for the Roberts community.  Homecoming is like a family reunion, and we pull out all the stops to make sure everyone enjoys themselves and is glad they’re here,” said Kirk Kettinger, Director of Alumni Relations.  “There’s something for everyone – from the parade, to the food and crafts bazaar, to musical entertainment, to a pancake breakfast.  We expect a typically large turnout of people who will come to recall the past, enjoy the present, and also look to the future.”

For a complete listing of the weekend’s activities, visit  Selected events, including those listed below, are open to members of the community.


September 23

11:00 a.m.:  Pep Rally at Voller Athletic Center Arena

5:00 p.m.:  Davison Art Gallery celebrates 15 years.  Gallery reception for Bowden and Fujimura: Episodes.  Artists include Sandra Bowden and Makoto Fujimura.

September 24

9:00 a.m.:  13th Annual Greg Greve Alumni 5K Race

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:  Bobby’s Bazaar features crafts, food and activities for kids including an inflatable obstacle course and bounce house.  (Exhibitors are encouraged to reserve space by contacting Lynn Bates at 585-594-6355 or  The cost is $30.)

11:00 a.m.:  Homecoming Parade – enjoy local marching bands, fire departments and floats.  Catch some candy if you can.

4:00 p.m.:  Wind Ensemble Concert featuring Alumni Musicians

8:00 p.m.:  “Saturday Night Live” – entertainment provided by students and alumni

September 25

8:00 a.m. – Pancake breakfast – fundraiser for the Lady Raiders basketball team


About Roberts Wesleyan College:

With an enrollment of nearly 2,000 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts colleges with a Christian worldview.  The College offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in education, school psychology, school counseling, health administration, health information administration, nursing education, nursing leadership and administration, social work, music education, strategic marketing, and strategic leadership.  Roberts Wesleyan also offers innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs for working adults in health administration, nursing, organizational management, and teacher education.