Celebrate Homecoming and Family Day Sept. 28 to 30

Philadelphia University will welcome alumni, families and friends to campus to celebrate Homecoming and Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Homecoming and Family Day are an opportunity for the PhilaU community to reunite and celebrate all the things that make the University special. With a full day of fun events, activities and sports, there will be something for everyone at this year’s Homecoming and Family Day. See a listing of all events below and learn more about Homecoming and Family Day on RamNet and www.PhilaU.edu/FamilyDay.

Alumni should click here to register for Homecoming
Parents should click here to register for Family Day

Homecoming and Family Day activities include:

Friday, September 28

All Alumni Gathering
7 to 10 p.m.; Water Works
Celebrate the start of Homecoming with fellow alumni while enjoying great food, live music and breathtaking views. Price: $25 (includes food, open bar and live entertainment).

Saturday, September 29

Hospitality Booth
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Reichlin House
Check in at the Hospitality Booth and receive PhilaU swag, campus directions and a timeline of events while you enjoy complimentary beverages.

Ram Run / 5K
8:30 to 10 a.m.; Outside The Gallagher Center
Join the PhilaU community for the annual 5K Ram Run. The run, open to runners and recreational walkers, will benefit Athletic Department programs. The race is sanctioned by the U.S. Association of Track and Field.
Pre-registration and PhilaU students – $15
Alumni and community members – $20
Day-of registration – $25

Meet the Deans Breakfast
9 to 11 a.m.; The Kanbar Campus Center
Join alumni, parents and friends for a breakfast with the deans.

Campus Tours
10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Departing from outside The Gallagher Center
Enjoy a tour of the beautiful campus and find out what’s new with the Rambassadors leading the way.

Annual Alumni Tailgate
12 to 4 p.m.; Adjacent to Ravenhill Field
Join fellow alumni tailgaters, enjoy famous Tommy Gunn’s pulled pork sandwiches while cheering on the men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Price: $10 per car

Athletic Events

Women’s Soccer vs. Felician College
Noon; Ravenhill Field

Women’s Tennis vs. Concordia College
2 p.m.; Salaman ’58 Tennis Courts

Men’s Soccer vs. Felician College
2:30 p.m.; Ravenhill Field

Homecoming Picnic and Spirit Fair
12 to 4 p.m.; Adjacent to Ravenhill Field
Enjoy a BBQ picnic with Chubby’s Cheesesteaks, music, street performers and activities for all ages.
Pre-registration: $15 for adults
Children 12 and under are free with advanced registration.
At-the-door: $20 for Adults; $5 for Children (12 and under)

DEC Center Building Tour by Karl Pettit, Project Manager
4 to 5 p.m.; Meet outside DEC Center building

Tango Lessons
4 to 6 p.m.; Ravenhill Chapel
Ever wanted to learn to tango? PhilaU’s Tango Club will be teaching attendees the basic history and steps of the Argentinian Tango.

Class of 1977 Wine Tasting
6 to 7 p.m.; Hospitality Suite
Hosted by Tadd ‘75 and Sandra Schwab ‘77
Slip away for a private reception before the Homecoming Dinner Dance.
Price: $60 (includes Homecoming Dinner Dance, see below for special discounts)

Class of 1987 Beer Tasting
6 to 7 p.m.; Outside Reichlin House (rain location, Reichlin House lobby)
Join fellow 1987 alumni for a private beer tasting to celebrate your 25-year milestone.
Price: $60 (includes Homecoming Dinner Dance, see below for special discounts)

Homecoming Alumni And Faculty Beer Tasting
6 to 7 p.m.; The Gallagher Center
Join some of your favorite faculty members for a beer and cheese tasting featuring some of Philadelphia’s local breweries.

Homecoming Dinner and Dance
7 to 10 p.m.; Gallagher Athletic Center
Cap off Homecoming weekend with the annual Homecoming Dinner Dance. All alumni are invited as we mix, mingle and dance the night away.
Alumni Award Presentation will take place during dinner honoring:
• Margaret Maclay ‘83 -Time, Talent, and Treasure Award
• Melissa Cherepanya ‘07 -Young Alumni Achievement Award

SPECIAL DISCOUNT – There are no assigned seats at the Homecoming Dinner Dance. You may purchase tables of 8 or 10 to ensure that a group sits together. If buy a table, you will receive a 50% discount. Tables are limited and will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Please provide names of all the guests for each table purchased.
Price: $60 per person
Table price (special discount, 8-10 people) – $300
Couple – $100

Are you an Alumna/us who has reached your 50-year milestone this year?
After the award ceremony, Dr. Spinelli will recognize those individuals who graduated before 1962 by welcoming you to the Golden Ram Society and bestowing your golden ram pin.

Sunday, September 30

Class of 1977 Breakfast
9 to 10 a.m.; Ravenhill Mansion
Join fellow 1977 alumni for a private buffet breakfast.
Price: $10

Walk-in registration for Homecoming and Family Day will occur at the picnic tent on the Ravenhill Campus.

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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