Celebrate Homecoming and Family Day Oct. 1 and 2

Philadelphia University will welcome alumni, families and friends to campus to celebrate Homecoming and Family Day on October 1 and 2.

As a lead-in to the weekend, the University community will join together for the third-annual, campus-wide Day of Service on Thursday, Sept. 30. To learn more about service opportunities, visit http://www.PhilaU.edu/DayofService.

Kicking off the weekend’s events, the finale of PhilaU’s Royal Ram Competition will take place Friday night, Oct. 1 in The Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space. In this competition, seven seniors will lock horns as they show their school spirit in an attempt to be crowned the Royal Ram King and Queen.

The Royal Ram Court competition includes queen candidates Maggie Frank, a member of the Law and Society club; Emily Marmarou, a member of the Women’s Resource Committee; and Christina Philistin, a member of the Black Student Union. The king candidates include Topher Anderson, of the Tango Club; Patrick Burke, a member of Ultimate Frisbee; William Jackson, a member of the Law and Society club; and Phillip Knight, a member of the Women’s Resource Committee.

On Saturday, Oct. 2 members of the Philadelphia University community are invited to enjoy great food and entertainment at the Homecoming/Family Day tailgate from Noon to 3 p.m. 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 Post University. 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. vs. Concordia College and Volleyball vs. Bloomfield College. Be sure to cheer the Rams on to victory.

The series of Homecoming activities include:

Friday, October 1:

Jewish Alumni Night in the PhilaU Sukkah
6 p.m.; Sukkah near Kanbar Campus Center
Join the PhilaU Jewish community and friends for a special alumni night in the campus sukkah. Even though the holiday will have officially ended, we are sharing in an intergenerational Shabbat meal with plenty of time for stories, sharing and maybe even a little singing. Please RSVP to Boris Dolin, Coordinator of Jewish Programs, at dolinb@PhilaU.edu, so we know how much food to order. Hope to see you there!

Royal Ram Court
7 p.m.; Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space
Seven 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 Royal Ram crown!

Saturday, October 2:

Family Day Brunch
11 a.m.; Ravenhill Dining Room
Reservations for brunch are required. Please note that students with a meal plan do not need to be included in your registration. Pre-registration costs $10; registration at the door costs $15.

Reunion 2011 Planning Meeting
11 a.m.; Ravenhill Mansion
Reunion 2011 is May 13-15, 2011.  Help us make your reunion memorable! Members of the classes ending in “1s” and “6s” interested in helping bring their classmates together for reunion 2011 are invited to attend. Breakfast treats and coffee provided.

Undergraduate Information Session
11 a.m.; White Corners
Alumni, parents, friends and their college-bound children are welcome to attend this information session and receive a free voucher that waives the application fee! This program provides information about the University’s admission and financial aid processes, academic programs, student life, residence life and commuter information, and internship and study-abroad opportunities.

Campus Tours
11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.; Departs from outside the Gallagher Athletic Center
Haven’t been back in awhile or just interested in seeing how PhilaU is changing? Let our student Rambassadors show you around. They’ll give you the inside scoop on the lore and latest happenings at PhilaU!

Homecoming/Family Weekend Tailgate and Spirit Fair
Noon to 3 p.m.; Adjacent to Ravenhill Field
Join us for a mouth-watering BBQ picnic, unforgettable Chubby’s cheesesteaks, music, street performers, and activities for all ages, all while cheering the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams to victory! Food runs until 3 p.m., Spirit Fair activities continues until 4 p.m.  New for 2010: Quizzo under the tent at 2 p.m.  Bring your team or join one when you get here! Pre-registration costs $15 for adults and free for children 12 years old and younger; registration at the door costs $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

Athletic Events:
Women’s Soccer vs. Post University

Noon; Ravenhill Soccer Field

Women’s Tennis vs. Concordia College
Noon; Salaman ’58 Tennis Courts

Volleyball vs. Bloomfield College
Noon; The Gallagher Athletic Center

Men’s Soccer vs. Post University
2:30 p.m.; Ravenhill Soccer Field

Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony
4 p.m.; Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space
Induction Ceremony for PhilaU’s new Honor Society (By Invitation Only).

Athlete Alumni Happy Hour
5:30 p.m.; Manayunk Brewery, 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Alumni of all athletic teams are invited to the Manayunk Brewery for a special All-Sports Happy Hour following the on-campus Homecoming festivities. Cost is $10 and includes appetizers and a drink ticket (Cash bar following).

The Magic of Christopher Carter
7:30 p.m.; Kanbar Campus Center, Performance Space
Theater of Thoughts is a show that proves to audiences why Christopher Carter is recognized as one of the world’s most skilled, creative and original thought readers when he performs astounding feats of mind reading and mind control. Witness him identifying serial numbers on currency in audience member’s wallets even though his eyes are duct taped closed! Be there when he causes a light bulb to explode with only his thoughts! Watch as he surprises audience members with details about themselves they never told anyone! It’s a fun show for the whole family. For more, visit www.ChristopherCarter1.com.

** RSVP by Monday, September 27, 2010 to receive pre-registration pricing.** Please note: All registrations received after September 27 will be charged the increased at-the-door price. 

For more information on Homecoming activities, please visit RamNet.

For more information on Family Day activities, please visit www.PhilaU.edu/familyday.

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