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Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2019

October 18th - 19th 

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Forecast

Friday, October 18th - Partly Cloudy and 59°F

Saturday, October 19th - Mostly Sunny and 62°F


Schedule

Check back often for more events being added regularly! Details for each event can be found below.

Friday, Oct. 18th

  • 9:00 am - Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament
  • 10:00 am - Habitat for Humanity Build
  • 3:00 pm - Seminary Lecture by Dr. John Francis Burke, Ph.D. ’79
  • 6:00 pm - Welcome Back Reception
  • 6:00 pm - Comenius/Bahnson Societies Dinner (invite only)
  • 7:30 pm - Pat Malloy's Welcome Home Hounds Party

Saturday, Oct. 19th

  • 9:00 am - Tailgate Set-up Begins
  • 9:30 am - Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - Alumni Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 am - State of the College Address by President Bryon Grigsby ’90
  • 11:00 am - Tailgate
  • 12:00 pm - Homecoming Parade and Alumni Band Pre-Game Show
  • 1:00 pm - Football Game
  • 4:00 pm - Men’s Soccer Game
  • 6:00 pm - Women’s Soccer Game
  • Post-Game - Reunion Parties Around Bethlehem
  • 6:30 pm - 50+ Alumni Dinner

All Weekend


Reunions

2019 will be the Reunion Celebrations for class years: 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984,1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019! If you are interested in serving on your reunion committee please contact Amanda Maenza ’13, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at maenzaa@moravian.edu or 610-861-1342.

Class of 1944 - 75th Reunion

Join us at the 50+ Dinner on Saturday evening.

Class of 1949 - 70th Reunion

Join us at the 50+ Dinner on Saturday evening.

Class of 1949 Committee: Ivan Backer, Tom Keim

Class of 1954 - 65th Reunion

Join us at the 50+ Dinner on Saturday evening.

Class of 1959 - 60th Reunion

Join us at the 50+ Dinner on Saturday evening.

Class of 1964 - 55th Reunion

Join us at the 50+ Dinner on Saturday evening.

Class of 1969 - 50th Reunion

Check out our 50th Reunion Facebook event page!

Take the Class of 1969 Survey to let us know what you've been up to!

  • Friday, October 18th
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Welcome Back Reception
      • Alumni House - $25 per person
      • Kickoff to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend! We’ll celebrate with a heavy hor d'oeuvre reception including beer and wine bar.
    • 8:00 p.m. Wine and cheese at Coach Chris Wytock Jackson’s home
      • Following the reception Coach Wytock Jackson welcomes class members to continue reconnecting at her home (942 Greenhouse Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017)
      • Directions will be provided. (Only 6 minutes and 2 turns from Moravian!)
  • Saturday, October 19th
    • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class of ’69 Tailgate
      • Football Practice Field (behind Rocco Calvo Field)
      • Look for the Class of ’69 tailgate tent to meet classmates and watch the Hounds take on Susquehanna. Game starts at 1:00.
      • The Class of ’69 committee will provide a light lunch and bottled water. Bring your own beer/wine. (No glass containers permitted on the field!)
      • Register by checking “Tailgate” on the Homecoming brochure or on the online registration.
    • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm - 50+ Alumni Dinner
      • Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences Rooms 113-121
      • Complimentary for members of the Class of 1969
      • Cost for guests - $40.00
      • Join us as we celebrate all alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago! A special 50+ Club induction will take place for members of the Class of 1969.
      • Following the dinner, Class of ’69 members are invited to linger over coffee or wine in the beautiful atrium of the Health Sciences Center.

Class of 1969 Committee:
Donna Owen Baur, Maureen Brandafi Cort, Peter Dirga, Dana Burt Donaldson, Jeanne Taccarino Guaraldo, Steve Haupert, Elaine Kleinschuster Holtzman, Jim Hutchinson, Jeanne Krenicky Kipp, Bertie Francis Knisely, Paul Martinelli, Judy Quintavalle Rowe, David Saltzer, Sue Clay Smith, Jeff Van Orden

Class of 1974 - 45th Reunion

Look for our 1974 tables at the Homecoming Tailgate with easy access to the football game.  Please register early so we can get some free food for our table (need a minimum of 20  classmates registered by Oct 3rd for the food bonus)!  Bring your tailgate favorites and BYOB - no glass containers allowed.

ALSO - we've started planning for our 50th Reunion with a great way to memorialize our class. More to come.  Of course, additional committee members always welcome, email:  rmay@njcar.org.

Class of 1974 Committee: Bob May, Ann McKittrick Claussen, Jeff Benner, Barbara Dillman Davies, Susan Sikora O'Hare

Class of 1979 - 40th Reunion

Check out our 40th Reunion Facebook event page!

Join us at the 1979 Tailgate during the game and then head to Toci's Tailgaters afterward to continue to reconnect with classmates! Pay your own way.

Class of 1979 Committee: Kris Jones Groller, Steve Vanya, Joanne Marmon Raftas, Deb Marrone Colella, Judy Parkerton Rosen, Kim Frymoyer Lally

Class of 1984 - 35th Reunion

Join us at the 1984 Tailgate! Bring your own food and drink!

Class of 1984 Committee: Teresa Hoadley Langston, Diane Sciabica Mandry

Class of 1989 - 30th Reunion

Meet us on the field at the 1989 Tailgate!
Post-game party at Toci's Tailgaters - join us to celebrate our 30th Reunion at this pay your own way event.

Check out our 30th Reunion Facebook event page!

Class of 1989 Committee: Rob Cooper, Ingrid Gerber, Todd Gombos

Class of 1994 - 25th Reunion

Join us at the Class of 1994 Tailgate - bring your own food and drink!

Class of 1994 Committee: Kevin Andris, Jud Frank, Mark McCabe, Ann Marie Schlottman

Class of 1999 - 20th Reunion

Meet at the 1999 Tailgate on the field and then join us for a post-game party at a Toci's Tailgaters! Pay your own way.

Check out our 20th Reunion Facebook Event Page!

Class of 1999 Committee: Joey Gallagher, Natalie Stewart

Class of 2004 - 15th Reunion

Join us at the Class of 2004 Tailgate - bring your own food and drink!

Class of 2004 Committee: Michael Grillo, Stephen Maslanek, Joe Moore, Geoff Deen

Class of 2009 - 10th Reunion

Meet at the 2009 Tailgate for the game! Post-game gathering at Lost Tavern Brewing Bethlehem - pay your own way!

Check out our 10th Reunion Facebook Event Page!

Class of 2009 Committee: Kristina Cherrier Corominas, Elizabeth Festa Gasdaska, Sarah Lucci, Patrick Sutton

Class of 2014 - 5th Reunion

Meet at the 2014 table at the Tailgate!

Class of 2014 Committee: April Micci, Katelyn Remp

Class of 2019 - 0 Reunion

Meet at the 2019 table at Tailgate!

Class of 2019 Committee: Jenny Buhler, Rachel Farmer, Tyler Bergsma, Brooke Mendibles, Cait Gaskill


Detailed Schedule

Friday, October 18

7:00 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament
Bethlehem Golf Club, 400 Illicks Mill Road - $100 per person

Alumni and friends are invited to the 28th annual Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament benefit the Rocco Calvo Scholarship Fund and the Moravian College Hall of Fame. Registration required; includes green fees, cart, prizes, continental breakfast, and lunch. Additional raffles and packages available for purchase at the event.

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Build
Academic Quad

The Moravian College Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity invites you to work side-by-side with other alumni and students to complete a project with Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley. For more information and to participate, please contact Julie Huber, huberj03@moravian.edu or 610-625-7503.

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Seminary Lecture by Dr. John Francis Burke, Ph.D. ’79

Haupert Union Building
View all the details about the lecture.

6:00 p.m. to  7:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Reception
Alumni House - $25 per person

Kickoff to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend! We’ll celebrate with a heavy hor d'oeuvre reception including beer and wine bar.

6:00 p.m.
Comenius/Bahnson Societies Dinner (by invitation only)
Hotel Bethlehem

Please see your invitation for RSVP directions and additional details.

7:30 pm - Midnight
Pat Malloy's Welcome Home Hounds Party
Lost Tavern Brewing Bethlehem - $25 per person

Pat Malloy loved Moravian College and he loved a good party. Pat lost his courageous battle against ALS in January 2017. He asked all his friends and classmates to raise awareness about ALS and to stay close and be there for one another.

This is the third year of Pat’s Party and we’re bringing the party to Main Street and Lost Tavern Brewing and Dave’s Deli and Gelato at the Moravian Book Shop.  This year we’re going bigger and extending an invitation to all alumni to join us. Reunion classes – Join the Class of ’79 and have your Friday night gathering with us.

Invite your classmates and come to Homecoming this year and make it a full weekend and join the fun and fellowship with old and new friends.

Ticket includes one complimentary 12 oz. beer or 4 oz. glass of wine and a beautiful 12 oz glass commemorative mug with Greyhound logo, Hounds Forever and a tribute to the Malloy family printed on the mug.

Food and soft drinks can be purchased at the event from Dave’s Deli from 7:30 to 10 pm

Please register at moravian.edu/welcome-home.

Net proceeds of the event will benefit the Patrick J. Malloy, III Class of ’80 scholarship fund at Moravian.

Saturday, October 19

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Haupert Union Building Pavilion

Prepare for the day with a light breakfast of pastries, coffee, and juice. 

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Haupert Union Building Pavilion

Did you know you’re a member of the Alumni Association? Stop by the Association’s Annual Meeting to find out who the new Board of Directors are, learn about what they’ve been up to, and find out how you can be involved.

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
State of the College Address by President, Dr. Bryon Grigsby ’90
Haupert Union Building Pavilion

Find out from President Grigsby what the College is up to today!

9:00 a.m. Set-up, 11:00 a.m. Field Opens
Tailgate
Football Practice Field (behind Rocco Calvo Field)

Join us on the field where you can catch up with your friends while watching the Hounds take on the Susquehanna River Hawks. Bring your own food and drink. Tables will be available to rent for the Tailgate for $15 per table or two for $25 (with a limit of 2 tables per person). All tables must be reserved by Friday, October 4th, no reimbursements will be available for tables ordered.  

  • No automobiles, glass bottles, charcoal or wood grills are permitted on the field.
  • You must be 21 years of age unless you are with your legal guardian. Proper identification is required for all no matter your age, please have ID ready.
  • Should you be bringing food, your own tables, or other items, please feel free to join us for set-up starting at 9:00 am.
  • Tailgate will end 30 minutes after the end of the game.
  • Moravian College Dining Services have Tailgate food available for purchase and delivery to the Tailgate. Visit http://shop-moravian.sodexomyway.com/ pre-purchase your items. 
  • Those who will need to unload vehicles please see the below map for instructions on our unloading zone.

12:00 p.m.
Homecoming Parade and Alumni Band Pre-Game Show
Starting a Johnston Hall

Don’t miss these Homecoming traditions! The parade featuring student clubs and organizations will start in front of Johnston Hall and make their way to the football stadium as they show off their Greyhound pride. If you are interested in performing with the combined current and alumni band for pre-game, please contact Dr. Carl Hess at hessh@moravian.edu.

1:00 p.m.
Football Game
Steel Field

Moravian vs. Susquehanna University

4:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Game
John Makuvek Field

Moravian vs. Drew University

6:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Game
John Makuvek Field

Moravian vs. Drew University

Post-Game
Reunion Parties Around Bethlehem

Check the reunion information above to see if your class has something planned!

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm
50+ Alumni Dinner
Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences Rooms 113-121 - $40 per person, free for members of the Class of 1969.

Join us as we celebrate all alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago! A special 50+ Club induction will take place for members of the Class of 1969.

All Weekend

HUB Art Show - Graphic and Interactive Design Alumni Show

Payne Gallery - Wole Lagunju: Contemporary African Meets Traditional

  • Open noon to 4 pm

Brethren's House - Women's College Exhibit


Area Accommodations

Hotels with * indicate special Alumni arrangements.

When making reservations, be sure to call the number listed below, not the 800 number for the hotel chain, and be sure to indicate that you are Moravian Alumni or a Moravian Parent coming in for Moravian College  Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

*Hotel Bethlehem

866-257-2856
437 Main St. Bethlehem, PA 18018
Reserve by: September 18, 2019
Two Night Minimum
$229.00/per night
Preferred Provider

*Marriott – Fairfield Inn

610-867-8681
Rt. 22 and Catasauqua Road – Bethlehem
$119.00/per night
Reserve by: September 18, 2019

*SureStay Collection by Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel

610-866-5800
300 Gateway Drive 
$89.99/per night
Reserve by: September 18, 2019

*Hampton Inn & Suites

610-868-2442
200 Gateway Drive – Bethlehem, PA 18017
$139.99/per night
Reserve by: September 18, 2019
(Complimentary parking, breakfast, internet)

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-625-0500

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

3375 High Point Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-882-2255

Days Hotel Allentown Airport/Lehigh Valley

3400 Airport Road – Allentown, PA 18109
610-266-1000


Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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Should you have any general questions on the weekend, please contact Amanda Maenza ’13, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at maenzaa@moravian.edu or 610-861-1342.

 

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 Engagement Office at 610-861-1366 at least one week prior to the event.