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Family Day events added to Homecoming 2017 schedule

Family Day events added to Homecoming 2017 schedule

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania, will celebrate Homecoming 2017 with a combination of new activities and old traditions. Homecoming 2017 will bring together students, alumni and friends of the College for dedications of two new facilities and annual traditions such as the parade and football game, but also new this year will be the celebration of Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 14.

“Homecoming is such a wonderful time at Thiel College with alumni and friends of the College joining us on campus to create an awesome environment. We wanted to start a tradition where families of our students can share in the excitement and fun of Homecoming,” Director of Student Activities and Involvement Than Oo said. “We are offering a wide array of programs this weekend and there should be something for everyone to enjoy."

Family Day has been combined with Homecoming’s weekend-long string of events to expose members of the community and members of our student’s families to the experiences that make the Thiel family so distinctive, Oo said.

2017 Family Day events:

  • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tomcat Family Zone
  • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tailgate Lunch
  • 2-2:30 p.m. Homecoming parade
  • 3 p.m. Homecoming football game
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner in the TC Café
  • 6:45-8 p.m. Paint and sip
  • 6:45-8:45 p.m. Family night bingo
  • 9 p.m. Bonfire in the quad

Saturday’s events also include the dedication of the new track and field complex and science connector building, the Homecoming 5K on the new track and the football game versus Case Western Reserve University. 

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.


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