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MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

Gritty Signs_Square

Homecoming Hype
12 – 1 p.m, UMBC Quad (rain location: Commons, MainStreet)

Do you have Retriever Fever? Show your UMBC spirit and get excited for Homecoming! Freebies, swag, and treats courtesy of (seb)

Audience: Students, Faculty, and Staff

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER7

Gritty 5_squareHomecoming Info Tables
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Breezeway

Stop by and pick up some Homecoming gear and make sure you have the full schedule of activities for the weekend!

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Faculty and Staff Social
5 – 7 p.m., Flat Tuesdays, The Commons

Eat, drink,  and be merry! This is the faculty and staff celebratory kick off for the academic year! Its more than a social, it is an opportunity to  spend quality time with the our campus partners in a casual setting. This event includes: live entertainment, food and beverage sampling and overall showing off the BEST of what Flat Tuesday’s has to offer.  The winners of the annual office decorating competition will also be announced during the event! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees must be a current Faculty or staff member (they present their RED CARD & VALID Government ID upon entry to Flat Tuesday’s) All guests must be 21 years or older and bring a valid, government-issued photo ID and MUST be accompanied by a Red card Holder. Catch the Fever in Flat Tuesdays. R

Audience: Faculty and Staff

bonfire2_squareBonfire
Dusk, Erickson Field

Join the campus for this Homecoming tradition!  Come early for great food and giveaways.

Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

Library_squareAlumni Awards Ceremony
6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. ceremony
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
Registration coming soon!

The UMBC Alumni Association proudly honors distinguished alumni and faculty for their accomplishments and dedication to UMBC. Check back for a full listing of honorees in the following categories: Outstanding Alumnus/a of the Year in Engineering & Information Technology, Humanities; Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Visual & Performing Arts, Distinguished Service, Rising Star and Outstanding Faculty. R

Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Community

Talent Show
9 p.m., University Center Ballroom

Join us as UMBC’s “talented” take the stage!  New this year, a lip sync category.  Email studentevents@umbc.edu for more information and to sign-up.  Space is limited!

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

UMBC Volleyball vs. UMass Lowell
5pm, RAC Arena

Support UMBC Women’s Volleyball as they take on conference rival UMass Lowell. Be sure to wear your black and gold. Free admission for all UMBC students. Tickets are $5 Adult and $3 Youth/Senior. $

Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Poetry Slam_SquareBig Prize Poetry SLAM!
6-8 p.m., Performing Arts and Humanities Building Atrium

Slam BIG and Win BIG at the third annual Poetry Slam hosted by the English Department! You won’t want to miss this event! A 1st prize of $200 will go to the winner of this dazzling high-energy slam. 2nd and 3rd prizes, too, for students and alumni sharing their original work, judged by students, alumni, faculty and staff. Help us put the performing in the new Performing Arts and Humanities Building! To participate in the slam, submit a print and video version of no more than five minutes of original poetry to HomecomingSlam@gmail.com. Entries will be judged on their poetic effects, compelling content and on video performance. All UMBC students and alumni are eligible.

Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

Athletic Alumni Bull and Oyster Roast
7-9:30 p.m., Commons Terrace

Athletic alumni and their families are invited to enjoy good food and live music while rehashing their glory days as a Retriever. Live music by Andy Marchica. This event is sponsored by Heavy Seas brewery. $, R

Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

Cheer_SquareRetriever Rally
9 – 10:30 p.m., Retriever Activities Center (RAC)

Pack the RAC and show your Retriever Pride!  Tons of freebies, food, t-shirts, games, and the introduction of this year’s basketball teams. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

5K_SquareHomecoming 5K Dawg Chase
9 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.), Stadium Lot

The 6th  annual run around the Loop, in honor of the late men’s track alumnus Rob Magin ’92, kicks off Saturday’s Homecoming festivities. Free t-shirt to all paid entrants.

UMBC Students $10; General Registration $20. All proceeds benefit the UMBC Track Team.

Audience: Students, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

Women'sLacrosse_SquareUMBC Athletic Alumni Games
Times and locations below
Dust off your old equipment and join fellow teammates in this annual Homecoming tradition as alumni take on the current team.

  • Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game, 10-11 a.m., UMBC Stadium
  • Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game, 11-12:30pm, UMBC Stadium

Audience: Alumni and Students

Homecoming Carnival
11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Stadium Lot

Catch Retriever Fever at a FREE community carnival where there is something for everyone! Enjoy rides, inflatables, games and booths, food trucks*, funnel cake *, freebies and giveaways, student organization tabling and an alumni hospitality tent. At the alumni hospitality tent, you can enjoy refreshments, beer and wine (cash bar for 21 and over only), giveaways, Homecoming t-shirt to the first 200 alumni guests, learn about alumni association initiatives and/or participate in alumni reunions. If you would like to organize an alumni reunion or gathering during the tent hours, contact us at homecoming@umbc.edu.

* $$ charges apply

Audience: Students, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

 

UMBC Swimming and Diving vs. Rider
1 p.m., UMBC Aquatic Center

Details to come.

Audience: Students, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

 Free Game Play
1 – 9 p.m., 2nd Floor, The Commons

Fun times for all! Feel free to bring family, friends and loved ones to experience  ALL the wonderful amenities our gameroon has to offer. The Gameroom features eight pool tables, two table tennis tables, four widescreen plasma TVs for PS3, XBOX 360, Wii, PS2 and one foosball table, as well as an array of card and board games.

 Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

UMBC Men’s Soccer vs. Hartford
2:30pm, Retriever Soccer Park

The defending America East champion Retrievers battle conference rival Hartford in what promises to be an exciting match. Be sure to wear your Black and Gold. Free admission for all UMBC students. $6 Adult, $4 Youth/Senior. $

 Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

2nd Annual Homecoming Kickball Kup – Alumni vs. Students
3 p.m., Erickson Field

Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate kickball champion?! Join fellow UMBC students and alumni as we kick it old school for a rousing game of kickball on Erickson Field. Everyone and all kickball skill levels are welcome. Free t-shirts while supplies last. The winning team will also receive a commemorative medal. Hosted by the UMBC Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the UMBC Chapter of Young Alumni (CYA). For more information email Jessica El-Zeftawy ’08 ’12 at jbard1@umbc.edu or call 410-455-1678.

 Audience: Students and Alumni

 

Softball_SquareSoftball Alumnae Game
Location and Time TBD

Softball alumnae take on the current team. Who will be victorious?

Audience: Alumnae and Students

 

Baseball_SquareBaseball Alumni Game
Location and Time TBD

Watch returning Hall of Famers give the current team a run for its money.

 Audience: Alumni and Students

 

Open Pub at Flat Tuesdays
4 – 6:30 p.m., Flat Tuesdays, The Commons

Come check out our special Homecoming menu options and one-day only specials! The pub in Flat Tuesdays is a great place to catch up with old friends, have a few laughs, or just drop in to relax between Homecoming events. A wide array of alcoholic beverages, highlighting the local Clipper City brewery, as well as non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees must be a current or former faculty, staff, or students of UMBC (they present their RED CARD & VALID Government ID upon entry to Flat Tuesday’s). All guests must be 21 years or older and bring a valid, government-issued photo ID and MUST be accompanied by a Red card Holder.

Audience: Students, Faculty, and Staff (over 21 only)

crabbies_squareCrab Feast
5 – 8 p.m., UMBC Quad

It’s not a party without delicious crabs, great friends, and entertainment. Back by popular demand, this Crab Feast includes an all-you-can-eat buffet including Maryland blue crabs; homemade Maryland crab and cream of crab soups; beef, turkey, and ham carving stations; BBQ chicken, Italian sausage, pulled pork, baked ziti, corn on the cob, potato salad and much more. A cash bar will also be available. There will also be a live musical performance. Check back for ticket information and to register.  R, $

 Audience: Students, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and the Community

AKA_SquareAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Phi Alumnae Reunion
6 – 8:30 p.m., Room 329, The Commons

Calling all alumnae members who were initiated in the Lambda Phi chapter! Anita Jackson ’80, Tamara L. Lewis ’92, and Crystal Watkins ’95 invite you to join us for a Homecoming social. The attendance fee is suggested at $20 per guest, $15 of which will be used in support of the Second Generation Scholarship. We encourage you to attend other Homecoming events including the Carnival and the CBLA Homecoming Throwback Party – the more, the merrier! For questions or more information, contact Tamara Lewis at AKASP91@gmail.com. R, $

  Audience: Alumni

Student Leader Reunion
7 – 8 p.m., RAC

Join us for a reunion with alumni members of SGA, SEB, Greek Life  and The Commons.

Audience: Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff

Comedy Show Featuring Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation
7 p.m. doors, 8 – 9:30 p.m. show, RAC Arena

Don’t miss a chance to catch one of today’s best comedy acts perform live and in person. Tickets will be available to students at the Campus Information Center this Fall and through the Homecoming website. R, $

 Audience: Students, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and the Community

RATT Reunion_SquareCBLA Homecoming Throwback Party
8:30 p.m. – Midnight, Flat Tuesdays, The Commons

Because a good time at UMBC knew no boundaries!  Whether you partied at the UC Ballroom, Commuter Cafeteria, Patapsco Rec Room, Octoberfest, Quadmania or the RATT, a funky good time was always had. Join us as DJ Rusty V, DJ Romeo, and DJ Neal Conway throwback on the wheels of steel and remind us how we do it! Check back for ticket information and to register. R, $

 Audience: Alumni

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

UMBC Women’s Soccer vs. Maine
1 p.m., Retriever Soccer Park

Support the defending America East champion Retriever as they take on conference rival Maine. Free admission for all UMBC students. $5 Adult, $3 Youth/Senior. $

 

UMBC Volleyball vs. UNH
2 p.m., RAC Arena

Cheer on UMBC Women’s Volleyball as they take on New Hampshire. Free admission for all UMBC students. $5 Adult, $3 Youth/Senior. $

 

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