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University to welcome alumni, celebrate Homecoming 2012

Posted by Ashley Wise on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 15:09 PM

Waynesburg University will celebrate Homecoming 2012 Friday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 6, with a number of activities for students, alumni and members of the community.

“It is exciting to welcome back members of the University family as we celebrate the growth of our campus and the mission of this institution,” said Waynesburg University President Timothy R. Thyreen. “Homecoming is a wonderful opportunity for the campus community and our alumni to join in reflection on the impact the University has had on their lives.”

The weekend will offer a variety of scheduled activities including class reunions, athletic events, a 5K walk/run, fireworks and more.

“Our alumni are such an important part of the University community, and Homecoming gives them the chance to reconnect with their classmates and meet current students,” said Heidi Szuminsky, director of Donor and Alumni Relations at Waynesburg University. “We look forward to a wonderful turnout this year.”

The Yellow Jacket football team will take on the Grove City College Wolverines at 1:30 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium Saturday, Oct. 6.

Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call 724-852-7677 or visit

The Homecoming Weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

4 to 5 p.m.
Yellow Jacket Pep Band Open House and Alumni Rehearsal in the Marsh Center

4:30 p.m.
Women’s Tennis at the Eastview Athletic Complex

5 to 7 p.m.
Dinner in Benedum Dining Hall ($8.65 payable at the door)

6 p.m.
Women’s Soccer at John F. Wiley Stadium
Pep rally and fireworks will immediately follow the game.

6 p.m.
Chapel Service with the Yellow Jackets at Roberts Chapel

7 to 8 p.m.
Outdoor Coffee Bar in Johnson Commons

9 p.m.
Waynesburg Idol Finale in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

7:30 a.m.
Pre-Registration for 5K Walk/Run in Johnson Commons

8:30 a.m.
5K Walk/Run to benefit the Mission Trip Fund (shotgun start in Johnson Commons)

10 a.m.
Lamplighter Reunion Rehearsal in Benedum

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
JacketFest (a new on-campus festival for all ages) in Johnson Commons

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nursing Reunion and Open House in Stewart Science Hall

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Check-In at Orange Alumni Tents in Johnson Commons or Stadium Gates

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Alumni Come-and-Go Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall ($10.50 payable at the door for adults; kids eat free)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lamplighter Reunion and Open House in Benedum; Rehearsal for the Star Spangled Banner will take place at noon

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bonner Reunion and Open House in the Stover Campus Center

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Young Alumni Tent at John F. Wiley Stadium (graduates of the last decade)

1:30 p.m.
Yellow Jackets Football vs. Grove City College at John F. Wiley Stadium

2:30 to 5 p.m.
Light refreshments on the second floor of the Stover Campus Center  

Young Alumni Post-Game Gathering at the Waynesburg Press Coffee Bar (33 West High Street)

5:30 p.m.
Waynesburg University Alumni and Friends Recognition Reception (Cusick Court) and Banquet (Alumni Hall) (complimentary to all alumni, guests $15, reservations required, business attire suggested)

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or

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