Homecoming and Family Day Festivities this Week

On October 2-3 Philadelphia University will welcome alumni, families and friends to celebrate Homecoming and Family Day and to honor the University’s 125th Anniversary.

Kicking off the weekend’s events, the finale of PhilaU’s newest tradition, the Royal Ram Competition, will take place Friday night, Oct. 2 in the Kanbar Campus Center. In this competition, ten seniors will lock horns as they show their school spirit in an attempt to claim the first Royal Ram crown.

The Royal Ram Court competition includes queen candidates Lauren Nelson, a member of the Black Student Union; Misty Denham-Barrett, a member of the Campus Activities Board; Meghan McHugh, a member of the Gemini Theater; Vicki Iulo, a member of the Phi Psi Textile Fraternity; Erin Weisman, a member of the Student Alumni Association; and Brittany Kaplan, a member of Delta Phi Epsilon. The king candidates include Kevin Go, a member of the men’s lacrosse team; Mike Ramsteck, a member of the Campus Activities Board; and Allen Dowhie, a member of the Association of Commuter Students.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, members of the Philadelphia University community are invited to participate in the exciting Homecoming/Family Day tailgate in the parking lot behind the Ravenhill Mansion. PhilaU Ram fans will cheer on the men’s and women’s soccer teams who will take on Bloomfield College. From BBQ picnic fare and Chubby’s cheesesteaks to the Rams’ Kids Tent, this afternoon offers something for everyone.

Other athletic events scheduled for the day will include Women’s Tennis vs. Goldey Beacom College and Volleyball vs. Lincoln University. Be sure to cheer the Rams on to victory.

To commemorate the momentous anniversary of PhilaU’s 125 years, students, family, and alumni will join together to plant trees in the surrounding areas.

The series of Homecoming activities include:

Friday, October 2
7 to 8:30 p.m. Royal Ram Court Competition Finale
Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space
A new campus tradition leading to Homecoming! Ten seniors are competing to win the title of Royal Ram King and Queen. Come out for the competition finale and cheer on the students as they demonstrate their school spirit and vie for the first Royal Ram crown!

8 to 10 p.m.  Alumni Night Out
Mad River, 4100 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Join fellow alumni for a night out at Mad River in Manayunk! We have a private room with outdoor patio, open bar, appetizers, music and PhilaU door prizes to kick-off Homecoming 2009! The first 100 attendees will also receive free admission to Mad River’s Riverpalooza concert on Saturday evening.
Cost: $25 // First 5 Saves $5 with registration by 9/25/09!

Saturday, October 3
10 to 11 a.m. Morning Mingle
Philadelphia University Ravenhill Mansion
Start the morning mingling! Before heading to the tailgate, former student organization members are invited to join current members at this morning reception. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served. Advanced Registration: $5 // At-the-door $8

10 a.m.  Women’s Softball

10:30-11:30 a.m. Reunion 2010 Planning Meeting
Location: TBA
Members of the Classes ending in “0”s and “5”s are interested in helping to organize their reunion are invited to attend. Please contact alumni@PhilaU.edu for more information.

11 a.m.   Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
White Corners

11 a.m./11:30 a.m.  Campus Tours
Tours depart from Ravenhill Mansion
Haven’t been back to campus in awhile? Let our Rambassadors show you around. You’ll be amazed by how the campus has changed! Highlights include the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation & Convocation Center and The Kanbar Campus Center.

11:30 a.m.   Women’s Tennis vs. Goldey Beacom College

Noon  Homecoming/Family Day Tailgate
Bring your family to our annual tailgate and help us cheer the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams to victory! From BBQ picnic fare and Chubby’s cheesesteaks to the Rams’ Kids Tent, this afternoon offers something for everyone. Admission includes three hours of food, drink and activities for the entire family! Best of all, admission for children age 12 and under is free with advanced registration.
Advanced Registration: $15 // Children (12 and under) Free
At-the-door: $20 // Children (12 and under) $5

Noon Volleyball vs. Lincoln University
Noon Women’s Soccer vs. Bloomfield College
2:30 p.m.   Men’s Soccer vs. Bloomfield College

4 p.m.   125th Anniversary Tree Planting
Location: Behind the Kanbar Campus Center, outside of the Common Thread

4:30-6:30 p.m.   After Hours with PhilaU Faculty Reception
Location: Ravenhill Mansion
As students, you visited them during “office hours.” As alumni, join your favorite Philadelphia University professors for After Hours! A new post-tailgate Homecoming tradition – the After Hours reception will allow alumni and faculty to reconnect and reminisce. During the reception, we will celebrate Peggy Goutmann’s 41 years of teaching at Philadelphia University and the endowed scholarship created in her honor. Pre-registration: Adults $25 // At-the-Door: $30

6 p.m.   Mad River Riverpalooza Fall Festival
Mad River, 4100 Main St, Manayunk, PA 19127
Following Saturday’s Homecoming festivities, PhilaU alumni and friends are invited to return to Mad River in Manayunk to attend Riverpalooza. A limited number of free admissions tickets will be given out during Friday evening’s Alumni Night Out.
Please note: This is not a University-sponsored event. Alumni invitation and free admissions tickets are a courtesy of Mad River in support of Philadelphia University Homecoming 2009. No RSVP required.

For more information on Homecoming activities, please visit RamNet.

For more information on Family Day activities and to download the PDF brochure, please visit www.PhilaU.edu/familyday.

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