Thiel College

Homecoming 2014

Discover the Difference on October 3 - 5, 2014

Join us for our annual Homecoming tradition! Browse the schedule below to see what’s happening during Homecoming weekend.

If you have any questions, contact Kraig Smith, director of alumni relations, at

Friday, October 3
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Alumni Registration/Hospitality

Friends of Art Lounge, HMSC

Check in here to receive your tickets and information for the weekend. Also, stop by to grab a snack, relax on the couches or find fellow Thiel friends.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blue Gold Golf Scramble

Greens of Greenville, 365 Mercer Rd., Greenville, PA * Reservations

Support Tomcat Athletics and enjoy camaraderie at the annual Homecoming scramble! Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 11 a.m. Reservations necessary.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
College Archives/Art Show

Langenheim Memorial Library

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Wine Tasting Open House

Langenheim Memorial Library, 1st Floor * Reservations

Mingle with fellow alumni during this wine tasting event hosted by St. Paul's. Reservations necessary.

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Post–Golf Scramble Dinner

Greens of Greenville, 365 Mercer Rd, Greenville, PA * Reservations

4:00 - 7:00 pm
Class of 1964 50th Reunion Dinner

Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC * Reservations

Pre-dinner reception starts at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Class of 1959 55th Reunion Dinner

Greens of Greenville, 365 Mercer Rd, Greenville, PA * Reservations

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Student & Alumni Networking Reception

Art Gallery, HMSC * Reservations

Please join the Alumni Association Board of Directors at this special networking reception with current students honoring our 2014 Alumni Award recipients as special guests.

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Alumni Awards Ceremony & Dinner

Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC * Reservations

Celebrate Thiel's remarkable alumni at the annual awards ceremony, this year including a sit down dinner during the ceremony. Distinguished Alumni award recipient is Ronald Legler ’90; Service to Thiel recipient is former Board of Trustee member Joe Scarpitti ’80; and Young Alumnus award recipient is Michael Stimac ’08.

9:30 - 10:00 pm
10:00 - 11:59 pm
2nd Annual Alumni Tent Party

Alumni Tent, Alumni Stadium

Stop up at the party tent at Alumni Stadium and dance the night away with classmates and current students.

Saturday, October 4
8:00 - 10:00 am
2nd Annual 5K Run/Fun Walk - sponsored by DHI & Campus Ministry

Lower campus quad area * Reservations

Join the Dietrich Honors Institute and Thiel Campus Ministry on a 5K run/fun walk. Proceeds benefit the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Download a registration form.

8:00 - 10:30 am
Alumni Registration/Hospitality

Friends of Art Lounge, HMSC

Morning hospitality available.

8:30 - 10:30 am
Choir Alumni Breakfast

Weyers Lounge, HMSC * Reservations

Hosted on campus by the Thiel Choir director Dr. Michael Bray and his wife, Becky.

9:00 - 10:15 am
Lifetime Giving Society and President’s Circle Breakfast

Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC * Reservations

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student Organization Fair

Alumni Stadium Lawn

Support current student organizations and learn what's happening today in your former club or organization.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tommy Tomcat’s Kids Zone

Alumni Stadium Lawn

Bring your future Tomcats (ages 3-12) to the Kids Zone for fun activites including inflatables, face painting, games and more.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
James Pedas Communication Center Dedication

James Pedas Communication Center * Reservations

Invitation Only. Open to the public following dedication.

11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Alumni Tailgate Lunch

Alumni Tent, Alumni Stadium

Register for Homecoming outside the tent and gain free admission to the Alumni Tailgate tent. Registered alumni, their families and President's Circle guests only allowed inside the tent.

11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Student, Parent and Friends Tailgate Lunch

Alumni Stadium Lawn

Bring the entire family for this delicious tailgate meal. Cost is $5/person at the tent.

1:15 - 2:00 pm
Homecoming Parade

Riverside Park to Thiel Campus

Witness the Tomcat pride as the annual Homecoming parade makes its way through Main Street in Greenville to campus. Featuring the Tomcat Pride marching band and various student organizations.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 7:00 pm
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Reunion Years Reception

Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC * Reservations

Join us to celebrate reunion years ending in '9 and '4 for a reception including beverages and refreshments.

9:00 - 11:59 pm
Homecoming Dance

Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC

10:00 - 11:59 pm
Tomcat Taxi Tent

Fox's Pizza Parking Lot, Greenville, PA

Stop by the Tomcat Taxi Tent for complimentary refreshments, soft drinks and give-aways while visiting your favorite Greenville locations. Transportation available until 2 a.m.

Sunday, October 5
10:00 - 11:00 am
Worship and Service of Remembrance

David Johnson Memorial Chapel

This special service honors our deceased alumni. All are encouraged to attend. Thiel Choir alumni, please arrive at 9:15 a.m. to rehearse song selections prior to service.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Alumni Brunch

Rotunda Bistro and Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC * Reservations