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 HOMECOMING WEEKEND - OCTOBER 23 & 24

 

Thanks for joining us for what was truly an amazing Homecoming Weekend! Check out all the pictures here!

Save the Date - Homecoming 2016 will be October 15th!


Weekend Forecast

Friday -  High of 59 and mostly sunny.

Saturday - High of 60 and mostly cloudy.


Register online for Homecoming 2015

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 610-861-1366 at least one week prior to the event.


Friday, October 23

Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament 
Bethlehem Golf Club, 400 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem 
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Tee time, 4 person scramble, shotgut start
Registration is required; includes green fees, cart, 
prizes, continental breakfast and lunch.
Hole sponsorships available; corporate name will be displayed on the course.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 14.
Register Now.


Habitat for Humanity Build 
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
The Moravian College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity invites you to work side-by-side with other alums and students to construct the walls of a home for a family right here in the Lehigh Valley.  For more information and to participate, please contact Suzie Moyer ’13 at 610-861-1509 or moyers@moravian.edu.


John Gorka ’80 Concert
8:00 p.m.
Peter Hall, Priscilla Payne Hurd
Campus Celebrate homecoming in the intimate setting of Peter Hall as we welcome back American folk singer/songwriter, John Gorka ’80.  Light refreshments will be provided before the concert.  Doors open at 7:00.  Limited seating.  $25. Purchase Tickets Here.  

Gorka Poster

 


Saturday, October 24

Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
HUB Pavilion


State of the College Address by President Bryon Grigsby ’90
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
HUB Pavilion


 "Tailgate Party"
Football Practice Field
11:00 a.m.
Join us on the field where you can catch up with your friends while watching the Hounds beat the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats. Bring your own food and drink. Tables and chairs will be available on a first come first served basis; feel free to bring your own. Use the Field House entrance located on Laurel Street.  Gate opens at 11:00 AM.  You may unload your tailgating items at the entrance to the practice field before parking your car.

Please note:

  • You must be 21 years of age to enter and show proper identification.
  • Those under 21 must be accompanied by their parents.
  • Cost: No charge to enter field, registration required
  • No automobiles, glass bottles, charcoal grills, dog, tents or games that require stakes are permitted on the field.
  • Tailgate will end 30 minutes after the end of the football game.

NEW! - FOOD TRUCKS! 1865 House of Pi and Chick'nCone will be at the Tailgate serving hot, fresh food! Make sure to bring cash or credit card to support these local vendors. The first 100 alumni that pre-register for the Tailgate and check in at the Alumni Association Hospitality Tent will receive a $5 voucher to be used at either truck. Register Here.

House of Pi
Chick'nCone

NEW! - KID ZONE! Bring the kids over to the Kid Zone to get face painting, henna tattoos, glitter tattoos, and to paint their own pumpkin to take home!

NEW! - PHOTOBOOTH! Make sure to stop by the photobooth to capture a few memories from your day with the Hounds!

NEW! - TABLE DECORATING CONTEST! Make sure to bring all the supplies you need to make your table look the best. Prizes will be awarded to the tailgating table that is The Most Kid Friendly, The Most School Spirited, and The Best Superhero Themed (this year's Homecoming Theme is Superheros!). Each winning table will receive a $25 gift card to the Red Stag Pub in Bethlehem! Judging will take place at approximately 1:30 pm. 


Volleyball Game
11:00 a.m. in Johnston Hall
Moravian vs. Baruch College


Homecoming Parade & Alumni Band Pre-game Show
12:00 p.m.Everyone loves a parade! Don't miss this Homecoming tradition as the cheerleaders, fraternities and sororities, and other student groups march to the football field to cheer the Hounds on to victory. The parade will begin in front of Johnston Hall.

If you are interested in performing with the combined current and alumni bands for a pre-game show, at the last homecoming directed by Jim Barnes (who is retiring this December), please contact Prof. Barnes!  barnesj@moravian.edu


Football Game
1:00 p.m. at Steel Field
Moravian vs. Franklin & Marshall


Volleyball Game
1:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall
Moravian vs. Gettysburg College


Men's Soccer Game
3:30 p.m. at the HUB Quad
Moravian vs. Rochester University


SIDE TRIPS...

Crayola Experience
Visit the new Crayola Experience.  Click here for a discounted rate.


Reunion Class Gatherings and Parties

Reunion celebrations for classes of '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, '05, '10, and '15 will take place during Homecoming Weekend!

Class of 1970 - 45th Reunion

Friday:
Tour of Campus: Meet in front of Colonial Hall at 3:00 pm for a tour of North Campus
Reeves Library Tour: Meet in Reeves Library at 3:45 pm for a Librarian led tour of Reeves (above tour will end at Reeves)
Gathering of the Hounds: Join your 1970 classmates at the Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street at 10:00 pm. Pay your own way.

Saturday:
Parade: Join us in marching in the parade, meet at 11:30 am at the 1742 circle. Parade ends at the Tailgate. 
Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 1970 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers.
5th Quarter Party:
Dinner & Drinks at The Cafe, 221 W. Broad Street, 6:30 pm, Pay your own way. Please RSVP by October 16th to Patti Price at pricep@moravian.edu or 610-625-7915.
The Class of 1970 Reunion Commitee: Hugh Gratz, Jody R. Miller, Pat Nemeth Schoenen, Santa Corpora Zanchettin
 

 Class of 1975 - 40th Reunion

Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 1975 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers.
5th Quarter Party:  Meet at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar after the game.  Pay your own way. Please RSVP by October 16th to Bob Gratz at gratzr@moravian.edu.
The Class of 1975 Reunion Committee: Cindy Lewis Hart (Chair), Bob Gratz (Associate Chair), Bobbie Dollinger Leiby (Associate Chair), Sue Bacci Adams, Don DaVanzo, Dean Donaher, Bette Kovach, Walter Latimer, Shelley Johnson McMackin, Denise Oldenhoff, Dan Pipeling, Donna Stayton Pipeling, Jeanne Helms Ring, Dave Simpson​

Class of 1980 - 35th Reunion

Friday Night John Gorka ’80 Concert - Join your fellow 1980 Hounds on Friday night (October 23rd) for light refreshments before a concert by singer/songwriter, John Gorka in Peter Hall, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Limited Seating. $25. Purchase Tickets Here.
Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 1980 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers.

Class of 1985 - 30th Reunion

Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 1985 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) "Fun Tailgate Food" and beer, wine, and soft drinks provided but feel free to bring anything you wish. No glass containers! No charge, but please register for the tailgate here!
5th Quarter Party: Bethlehem BrewWorks Steelgaarden Lounge (lower level), 569 Main Street. Pay your own way.
The Class of 1985 Reunion Committee: Paul Brock, Frank Godshall, Greg Kopyta, Len Korn, Paula Colizzo Lewinski, Lynne Murray Morgan, Ruth Errico Olson

Class of 1990 - 25th Reunion

Friday Night Gathering: 7:00 p.m. Bethlehem BrewWorks - Casual night, reconnecting at a great brewery in downtown Bethlehem. RSVP by October 16th by Clicking Here.
Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 1990 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers. 
5th Quarter Party: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Party at President Grigsby's House! A casual barbecue at Bryon's with beer, wine, and endless fun! RSVP by October 16th by Clicking Here.
Sunday Morning Brunch - 11:30 a.m. Brunch at Hotel Bethlehem, $34.95 per person. RSVP by October 16th by Clicking Here.
The Class of 1990 Reunion Committee: Pamela Rea​ and Paul Staudt
 

Class of 1995 - 20th Reunion

Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 1995 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers.

Class of 2000 - 15 Year Reunion

Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 2000 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers. 

Class of 2005 - 10th Reunion

Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 2005 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers. 
5th Quarter Party: Post Football Game Gathering at Machs Gute - 713 Linden Street, Bethlehem, Pa. Pay your own way.
The Class of 2005 Reunion Committee Chair: Amy Miller Knecht

Class of 2010 - 5th Reunion

Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 2010 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers. 
Sunday Brunch: Gather with the 2010 Hounds at Roosevelt's 21st for brunch on Sunday (October 25th) at 10:00 am. $25 per person includes brunch and cash bar specials, including $2 mimosas! Please register by October 14th by mailing payment to Leslie Pope at 238 West Goepp Street, Apt 301, Bethlehem, Pa 18018. Please direct any questions to Leslie at lpope06@gmail.com or 570-294-0071. Significant others welcome, please no children! - Sunday Brunch has been canceled. Please join us at the 2010 Reunion Table at the Tailgate!
The Class of 2010 Reunion Committee Chair: Leslie Pope

Class of 2015 - 0 Year Reunion

Tailgate Party: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 2015 Reunion Area of Homecoming Tailgate (Adjacent to Steel Field) BYOB-no glass containers. 
Class of 2015 Photo: Join your classmates and President Grigsby for a Class Reunion Photo at 1:30 pm at the Class of 2015 Reunion Table on the Tailgate Field!
The Class of 2015 Reunion Committee:  Megan Davis, Lauren Froschhauser, Emily Krall, Patrick Perone
 


Area Accommodations

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Liberty Mutual

We extend a special thank you to Liberty Mutual Insurance whose generosity helped support Homecoming.