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Homecoming 2018 – Road Trip

Take a road trip and join us for Homecoming 2018! The Thiel College Tomcats take on the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the annual Homecoming football game.

Alumni registration and hospitality will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. More information about the weekend's activities will be available closer to the event.

Weekend Events Quick Guide:

Thursday, Sept. 27

  • All Day - National Thiel Spirit Day
  • 11 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - Common Hour
  • 5 - 7 p.m. - Joining Generations Cookout

Friday, Sept. 28

  • 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Alumni and Friends registration and Hospitality
  • 9 a.m. - Campus-Wide Scavenger Hunt
  • 9 a.m. - Blue-Gold Golf Outing (shotgun start)
  • 9 - 11 a.m. - Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery Open
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Classes Open for Alumni (see available classes below)
  • 10 - 11 a.m., 2:10 - 4 p.m. - Greenhouse Open for Touring
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Waugh House Museum
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Campus Store Open
  • 1 - 3 p.m. - Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery Open
  • 1 - 4 p.m. - Campus Tours for Alumni
  • 2 - 4 p.m. - Wine Tasting Open House
  • 3 - 5 p.m. - Equestrian Club
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Alumni Professions Panels
  • 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Book Reading "Lifeforce" by Annie Rodriguez '08
  • 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Student & Alumni Networking Reception
  • 6 p.m. - Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
  • 7 - 9 p.m. - Paint & Sip
  • 7 - 9 p.m. - Bowling
  • 7 - 9 p.m. Biking Movie "Breaking Away"
  • 8 - 10 p.m. - Student Pep Rally

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Alumni and Friends Registration and Hospitality
  • 8:30 - 10 a.m. - Class Reunion Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Campus Store Open
  • 9 a.m. - Homecoming Track and Field meet and greet
  • 10 - 11 a.m. - Thiel Choir Gathering
  • 10 a.m. - Bike Races/Bike Rides of various distances (see details below)
  • 10 a.m. - Noon - Campus Tours for Alumni
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Pit Stop Vendor Marketplace
  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Alumni & Student Tailgate Zone
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Waugh House Museum
  • 10:30 a.m. Alumni Baseball Game
  • 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tomcat Family Zone
  • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - All Tomcat Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Alumni Awards Luncheon
  • Noon - Class of 1963 lunch at the Gallery Grill
  • 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. - Homecoming Parade
  • 2 - 3 p.m. - All Class Reunion Photos
  • 2 - 3 p.m. - Meet the Thiel Community Leaders
  • Prior to the game - Choir Alumni Performance
  • 3 p.m. - Homecoming football game vs. Waynesburg University
  • After the game - Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Annual Cookout
  • 3:30 - 7 p.m. - 32nd Annual OBC Alumni Cookout
  • 7 p.m. - Robert Channing, Mind Reader
  • Evening - Outdoor Recreation Club Bonfire

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • 9 - 11 a.m. - Panhellenic and IFC Pancake breakfast
  • 11 a.m. - Noon - Service of Remembrance
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - All Tomcat Brunch
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Classes Open to Alumni on Friday:

  • 10 a.m. - The College Brain AC201 (Butcher)
  • 10 a.m. - Introduction to Spanish Communication I  AC 40 (Carlson)
  • 10 a.m. - Intro to Physics (non calc) S-1  (Hecking)
  • 11 a.m. - Physics 174 in room S-1 (Torigoe)
  • 11 a.m. - Global Nuclear Issues AC-3 room may change (Hecking)
  • 12 - 12:55 p.m. - Honors 113: Communicating Effectively Greenville Hall room 103 (Hall)
  • 1 p.m. - SEMS 110 – First Year Seminar: The Culture of Language AC 3 (Carlson)
  • 1 p.m. - Intro to the Health Professions Stamm lecture hall in Pedas (Butcher)
  • 1 p.m. - Intro to Natural Sciences S-1 (Hecking)
  • 2 p.m. - Spanish 315 – Advanced Intermediate Spanish I AC 33 (Carlson)

Bike Races - Bike Rides on Saturday:

  • 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. – 5K Bike Relay Race Around Glen Johnson Community Center. First prize-A Thiel Cycling Jersey for each team member, a $25 gift card and a trophy! The race is nine laps total with 1-5 person teams. The Cycling Club provides each team with a bike!
  • 11 a.m. - Noon – Greenville Trail Ride – A seven mile town ride with Alumnus Guide Fred Kiser ’66 on the Shenago River Trail (crushed limestone). For those wanting an excellent country ride, join Doug Kinnear for a jaunt up to Pymatuning State Park. Helmet required for all rides.
  • 11 a.m. - Noon – Inside Spinning Class with Alumna Instructor Nikki Galbo ’06 in Glen Johnson Community Center. Just 9 bikes – first come, first served!
  • 12:45 - 2 p.m. – Join the Homecoming Parade astride your bike or one of ours. Line-up is in Riverview Park at 12:45.

Anyone interested in joining the bike race, ride, spin class or parade can contact Martin Black at mblack@thiel.edu to register.

Contact

For questions, contact David Hummel '83, director of alumni relations, at alumni@thiel.edu.