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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Homecoming and Family Weekend Scheduled September 29-October 2

Homecoming Weekend Leaf LogoSALISBURY, MD---From reunions to fun activities for parents and students, Salisbury University’s 2016 Homecoming and Family Weekend is packed with excitement.  (Note: Weather-related changes are in bold.)

Events begin Thursday, September 29, with the annual faculty emeriti and retired staff luncheon from noon-2 p.m. in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall. (Admission to the luncheon is by invitation only.)

Activities continue 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, September 30, with tours of the new Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC). Tours also are offered at 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, October 1. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

The Maroon & Gold Club’s annual golf tournament, co-sponsored by Chick-fil-A, is 10 a.m. Friday, September 30, at Nutters Crossing Golf Course. Entry fee is $75 per player, $260 per team. Pre-registration is required. (Canceled.)

The Residence Hall Association’s annual powder puff football game is 2 p.m. that day on Holloway Hall Lawn (Postponed). From 4:30-7:30 p.m., University Dining Services presents a “Taste of the Chesapeake” dinner, featuring the band Such Fools, in the Commons. Cost is $12.98, $7.87 for children ages 5 and under.

That evening, the SU Athletics Hall of Fame inducts four new members during its annual banquet at 6 p.m. in the GAC Assembly Hall. They are: Brittany Elliott Mitchell (’06 field hockey), Greg Lemon (’06 baseball), Sean White (’06 men’s lacrosse) and Dr. Michael Vienna (SU athletics director from 1993-2015). Admission is $30, $25 for past inductees. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday events begin with an open house at the Alumni House and Miller Alumni Garden from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A luncheon for alumni graduating prior to 1972 is 11 a.m. in the Worcester Room of the Commons. The class of 1966 is honored on its 50th anniversary. Admission is $20, free for Class of ’66 members, and pre-registration is required. The classes of 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961 and 1971 will be recognized, as well.

Activities continue at 11 a.m. with the SU Alumni Association’s annual pre-game barbecue in the field adjacent to the new Sea Gull Stadium at the corner of Power and Wayne Streets. This serves as a reunion for the classes of 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. The meal includes barbecue with all the sides, sodas and beer provided by Evolution and SweetWater brewing companies. 

Music is by Beauty for Ashes; children’s games and activities are available. Entrance to the tent area is free to everyone. The barbecue is free for alumni who preregister. For additional family members or for anyone who registers the day of the event, the cost is $16, $10 for children 10 and under.

Sea Gull Football hosts The College of New Jersey at 1 p.m. Admission is $7; $5 for alumni, seniors and non-SU students; $3 for children 5-12; free for children under 5. SU ID holders receive one ticket free. Tailgating (new this fall for Sea Gull fans!) begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of South Division and Avery streets. This activity is part of efforts to bolster school spirit and athletics support.  For more information visit  

The Multicultural Student Services Office hosts a post-game alumni jazz social in the GAC Assembly Hall from 4-6 p.m., featuring Gigi Allen.

Homecoming and Family Weekend events end with a jazz brunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, October 2, in the Commons. Cost is $10.42, $5.35 for children 5 and under.

The week also includes student-centered events such as a pep rally (moved to Maggs Center), step show and color run hosted by recognized student organizations.

Other weekend highlights include:

Friday, September 30

•    6 p.m. – Modern Languages Department Spanish majors alumni reunion, 903 S. Salisbury Blvd.

Saturday, October 1

•    9:45 a.m. – Don Cathcart Cross Country Invitational, WinterPlace Park

•    10 a.m. – Campus walking tour, Alumni House

•    10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Adventures in Ideas Humanities Series: “Exploring the African American Experience in Maryland History” with Aston Gonzalez and Creston Long ($30 including breakfast and lunch), Conway Hall Room 179

•    11 a.m. – Biology meet and greet, SU Alumni Association pre-game barbecue, Sea Gull Stadium

•    11 a.m. – Class of 2011 reunion, SU Alumni Association pre-game barbecue, Sea Gull Stadium

•    Noon-8 p.m. – Gull Gear shop open, Sea Gull Stadium

•    2 p.m. – Men’s and women’s soccer vs. University of Mary Washington, Soccer Fields (moved to Sunday - the women's team plays at 1 p.m.; the men's team plays at 3:30 p.m.)

•    3 p.m. – SU Geography Alumni Alliance BBQ, location TBD

•    3:30-5:30 p.m. – Acadia New Student Experience reunion, Commons, Montgomery Room

•    5-8 p.m. – Lambda Society Rainbow Reunion, Commons, Worcester Room (pre-registration required, $15, $7.50 children 12 and under)

•    6-8 p.m. – Class of 1976 reunion, Alumni House (pre-registration required)

•    7 p.m. – Field hockey vs. University of Mary Washington, Sea Gull Stadium

•    7:30 p.m. – SU music faculty and alumni recital, Holloway Hall, Great Hall

SU Libraries hosts its annual book sale throughout Homecoming and Family Weekend at the GAC. SU’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art presents free carving demonstrations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Sunday (Closed Friday).

Admission to all events is free unless otherwise noted. Special invitations are required to participate in some reunion events. For more information, or to pre-register for Homecoming events, call 410-543-6042 or visit the SU Alumni website at

For more information about Family Weekend events, call 410-543-6080 or visit

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