THIEL ANNOUNCES 2011 HOMECOMING SCHEDULE
Sept. 9, 2011
GREENVILLE, Pa. – Thiel College invites all alumni, students, staff and friends of the college to share in the Homecoming 2011 celebration, “School Spirit,” from Sept. 23 to 25.
The schedule of events for the weekend is as follows (events marked with an asterisk require reservations):
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Registration—Friends of Art Gallery, Howard Miller Student Center (HMSC)
Homecoming 2011 t-shirts available for sale ($10 each).
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
College Bookstore open—HMSC
Blue-Gold Golf Scramble Registration* (registration required)—Greens of Greenville
Scramble Shotgun start
$80 per person/$320 per foursome—includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes
Hodge Hall Open House
Visit the newly renovated Hodge Hall to explore the updates and changes made during summer 2011.
1 – 3 p.m.
Thiel Archives open—First floor, Langenheim Memorial Library
2 – 4 p.m.
Wine Tasting/Open House*—William A. Robinson Theater
3 p.m./5 p.m.
Class of 1961 Reunion Wine and Cheese Reception and Reunion Dinner*—Weyers Lounge and Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC
Post-Golf Scramble Reception*—Greens of Greenville
$10 per person for those not participating in the golf scramble.
Volleyball, Thiel vs. Chatham—Beeghly Gymnasium
Alumni Association Annual Meeting—Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Alumni Awards Reception and Ceremony*—Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Volleyball, Thiel vs. LaRoche—Beeghly Gymnasium
Pep Rally and Announcement of King and Queen—Alumni Stadium at Stoeber Field
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
8 a.m. – noon
Alumni Registration—Friends of Art Gallery, HMSC
2nd Annual Homecoming Motorcycle Ride—Meet at Alumni Stadium
1 1/2 hour scenic ride around Pymatuning and Conneaut Lakes. Riders are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Parade following ride.
Choir Alumni Breakfast —Home of Rae Johnson ’59, 206 Lynwood Dr., Greenville
Reunion Breakfast*—Masters Dining Room, HMSC
Breakfast celebrates alumni from reunion years (class years ending in “1” and “6”) as well as members of the 25th and 50th reunion football teams.
9 –10:15 a.m.
Society of 1866 Recognition Brunch*—Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
College Bookstore Open—Howard Miller Student Center
Class of 2011 Gift Dedication—Location TBD
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tommy Tomcat’s Kids’ Zone—Alumni Stadium Lawn
Future Tomcats (ages 3-12) can enjoy fun activities, including inflatables, face painting, games and more.
Homecoming Parade—Riverside Park to Campus
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tailgate—Alumni Stadium Lawn
$5 per person
Homecoming Football Game Kickoff—Alumni Stadium
Thiel Tomcats vs. St. Vincent Bearcats. Halftime: Presentation of the 1961 and 1986 football teams, the Homecoming Court and game day honorees.
Women’s Soccer, Thiel vs. Salem International—Greenville Recreational Fields
Post-Game Party Tent—Alumni Stadium
$7 per person at tent. Guests must be 21 or older.
Reunion Class Photos—Alumni Stadium
Photos will be taken in the west end zone of Stoeber Field. Schedule will be posted during football game.
4 – 6 p.m.
23rd Annual Thiel Players Alumni Reunion—Home of Dr. Bill Robinson, #1 Hollywood Blvd., Greenville
Alumni Dinner*—Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Tomcat Prowl*—Various Locations, Greenville
Tour your favorite Greenville haunts with fellow Tomcats. $20 registration fee includes official t-shirt, transportation and wristband for entrance to Hilltop Restaurant, Steph’s Corner Pub & Grille, Rumorz, Padrone’s Pizza & Pub and Illusionz Night Club.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Homecoming Service—David L. Johnson Memorial Chapel
Alumni Baseball & Softball Games—Ballfields at Tomcat Park
For more information, call 724-589-2042 or visit www.thiel.edu/alumni/homecoming.
About Thiel College
Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.