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Moravian College Homecoming Weekend – October 21-23

Bethlehem, Pa., October 12, 2011--Hundreds of Moravian alumni will return to their alma mater for the 2011 Homecoming Weekend. From October 21 to October 23, old and new friends and current students and alum will join together for a weekend full of events that includes the 20th Annual Rocco Calvo Invitational Alumni Golf Tournament, departmental reunions, a Habitat for Humanity build right on campus, Homecoming parade, and the Homecoming football game complete with tailgating activities.

The weekend begins with the Rocco Calvo Golf Tournament on Friday, October 21. Registration along with a light breakfast is at 8 a.m., and tee time is set for 9 a.m. at the Bethlehem Golf Club.

On Friday morning, students will continue a Moravian tradition, framing a home right on campus for Habitat for Humanity. Students, alum, and Habitat members will work side-by-side as they build a home that will one day house a family in the Lehigh Valley. The build is held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday and concludes on Saturday. Later Friday evening, all are invited for a Ghost Tour of Bethlehem’s Downtown Historic District, which stops at alleged haunted locations including Moravian College. All who dare join in this eerie excursion will meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Moravian Bookshop.

Saturday will open with reunions for the religion, philosophy, physics, and earth science, education, math and computer science departments. and Professor Heikki Lempa from the history department. The reunion, which starts at 9:30 a.m., is a chance for alum to catch up with old friends and meet the faculty.

The practice field behind the Rocco Calvo Field will be filled with the cheers of Hounds fans at the annual Tailgate Party that begins at 11:00 a.m. At noon, an alumni band joined by the college marching band, cheerleaders, fraternities and sororities, will march to the gates of the stadium from Johnston Hall in the Homecoming Parade.

Kick-off time between the Moravian College Greyhounds and the Franklin and Marshall Diplomats will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Steel Field Athletic Complex. At 12:45, just before kick-off, watch the marching band perform alongside alum. The soccer team plays Goucher College at 1:00 p.m. at the HUB Quad. For more information on Homecoming or to register, please visit www.moravian.edu/alumni.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880 at least one week prior to visiting Moravian.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.