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Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2018

October 19th - 21st 

 

Thanks for another great Homecoming Weekend! Click here to check out photos from the weekend!

SAVE THE DATE!

Homecoming 2019 will be October 18-19th!


Schedule

Friday, October 19

  • 9:00 a.m. Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament
  • 9:00 a.m. Nursing 20th Anniversary Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. Tour of the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences
  • 10:00 a.m. Habitat for Humanity Build
  • 12:00 p.m. Nursing 20th Anniversary Luncheon
  • 3:00 p.m. Janet A. Sipple Lecture at Central Moravian Church
  • 6:00 p.m. Welcome Back Picnic at the Alumni House
  • 6:30 p.m. Pat Malloy’s Welcome Home Hounds Party

Saturday, October 20

  • 9:00 a.m. Tailgate Setup Begins
  • 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Alumni Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. State of the College Address by President Bryon L. Grigsby ’90
  • 10:00 a.m. Volleyball vs. Montclair State
  • 11:00 a.m. Tailgate
  • 11:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade and Alumni Band Pregame Show
  • 12:00 p.m. Football vs. Juniata College
  • 1:00 p.m. Old School Greek Tailgate Challenge Judging
  • 1:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Catholic University
  • 4:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Catholic University
  • Postgame Reunion Parties Around Bethlehem
  • 6:30 p.m. 50+ Alumni Dinner at the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences
  • 8:00 p.m. Class of 1968 Dessert and Dance Party in the HUB Pavilion

Sunday, October 21

  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Memorial Church Service
  • 10:30 a.m. Class of 1968 Tree Dedication

Detailed Schedule

Friday, October 19

7:00 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament

Bethlehem Golf Club, 400 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Alumni and friends are invited to the 27th annual Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament. Registration required; $100 per person includes green fees, cart, prizes, continental breakfast, and lunch

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

1742 Plaza
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 for Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley. For more information and to participate, please contact Julie Huber, huberj03@moravian.edu or 610-625-7503.

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Picnic

Alumni House
Kick off Homecoming and Reunion Weekend at the newly renovated Alumni House. We’ll celebrate with a barbecue picnic including beer and wine bar. $25 per person; free for members of the Class of 1968

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Pat Malloy’s Welcome Home Hounds Party

Roosevelt’s 21st, 21 E. Elizabeth Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018
All alumni are invited to celebrate the life of Pat Malloy ’80, who passed away from ALS in 2017. This party, which will become an annual tradition, features a barbecue dinner, beer, wine, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Patrick J. Malloy III ’80 Scholarship Fund at Moravian and the ALS Association. $50 per person; registration available at www.moravian.edu/welcome-home

To purchase an official t-shirt or register by mail please visit the following site and follow the directions. https://www.moravian.edu/pat-party-tshirt 
(This event is organized by the Pat’s Posse ALS group.)

Saturday, October 20

9:00 a.m.
Tailgate Setup

Football Practice Field (at Steel Field Complex)
Use this time to get your tables ready and your grills hot! You may bring your own tables or rent them at $10 per table, with a limit of two tables per person. All tables must be reserved by Wednesday, October 3; no reimbursements will be available for tables ordered.

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 10:30 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 say hello to the new Board of Directors, discover 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 Bryon L. Grigsby ’90

Haupert Union Building Pavilion
Hear from President Grigsby what Moravian College is up to today!

10:00 a.m.
Volleyball Game

Johnston Hall
Moravian vs. Montclair State

11:00 a.m.
Tailgate

Football Practice Field (at Steel Field Complex)

Join us on the field, where you can catch up with your friends while watching the Hounds take on the Juniata Eagles.

  • No automobiles 
  • No glass
  • No charcoal or wood grills
  • You must be 21 years of age or accompanied by your parent to enter.
  • Proper identification is required for all, regardless of age; please have ID ready.
  • Tailgate will conclude 30 minutes after the end of the game. 

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Parade and Alumni Band Pregame Show

Johnston Hall to Steel Field
Don’t miss these Homecoming traditions! The parade, featuring student organizations, will start in front of Johnston Hall and make its way to the football stadium. If you are interested in performing with the combined current and alumni bands for the pregame show, please contact Carl Hess, instrumental director, at hessh@moravian.edu 

12:00 p.m.
Football Game

Rocco Calvo Field
Moravian vs. Juniata College

1:00 p.m.
Old School Greek Tailgate Challenge Judging

Football Practice Field (at Steel Field Complex)
Greek organizations that are no longer on campus are invited to come back to campus and face off during the Old School Greek Tailgate Challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the organization with the Biggest Turnout and the Best School Spirit. In order to participate each group must register via the link below by October 3rd. This will reserve your spot on the tailgate field.

Click Here to Register by Oct. 3rd. 

Organizations Registered as of 9-10-18:
Beta Lambda Chi
Phi Mu Epsilon
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Sigma Theta Chi

1:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Game

John Makuvek Field
Moravian vs. Catholic University

4:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Game

John Makuvek Field
Moravian vs. Catholic University

Postgame
Reunion Parties Around Bethlehem

Please check below to see what your class has planned.

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm
50+ Alumni Dinner

Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, rooms 113–121
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 1968. $35 per person; free for members of the Class of 1968

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1968 Dessert and Dance Party

Haupert Union Building Pavilion
Members of the Class of 1968 are invited to this special celebration of their 50th reunion. $16 per person

Sunday, October 21

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Haupert Union Building, UBC Room
Stop by campus for breakfast before you head home. $10 per person

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Church Service

Borhek Chapel
Join the Class of 1968 as they remember those who have gone before them.

10:30 a.m.
Class of 1968 Tree Dedication

Front of the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences
Join the Class of 1968 at this tree dedication ceremony marking their legacy.


Reunions

2018 will be the Reunion Celebrations for class years: 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983,1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018! If you are interested in serving on your reunion committee please contact Amanda Werner ’13, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at wernera@moravian.edu or 610-861-1342.

Class of 1943

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 1948

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 1953

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 1958

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 1963

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.
  • Register to attend the 50+ Alumni Dinner. 

Committee Members - Bob Preston, Gary Sandercock, Bill Leicht, Don Vogel, Stan Gilbert

Class of 1968

Friday, Oct. 19 

  • Golf at the Rocco Calvo Golf Tournament
  • Attend the Welcome Back Picnic (for FREE)

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Attend the Breakfast and State of the College Address
  • Meet at our table on the Tailgate field. Bring food and drinks to share!
  • Register to attend the 50+ Alumni Dinner (for free)
  • Come to our special Dessert and Dance party!

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • Attend all of the Sunday activities - Breakfast, Memorial Church Service, and our Tree Dedication

Committee Members: Don Powell, Peggy Bartholomew Melchior, Sherry Gallagher Pfeifer, Pam Uhl Boyer, Mary Kincaid Squrcia, Kathleen Doyle Dowd, Mike Dowd, Eileen Doyle Bauer, Connie Sterling Hodson, Bob Bilse, Kent Hollinger, Sue White Redfield, Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth, Carol Morrow Dovan

Class of 1973

Saturday, Oct. 20 -

  • Meet at our table on the Tailgate field!

Committee Members: J. Allen Nesbitt, Jeff Curry, Martha Cox Popichak, Tim DeBiasse, Dennis Jones, Jacq Skeffington, Rick Eberts, Tom Kwiatek

Class of 1983

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Tailgate Party - meet at our table and bring your own food and drink.
  • Post Game - After the football game we will continue celebrating at Hardball Cider on Main Street. Hardball Cider is a great venue owned by one of our fellow Moravian alumni, Geoffrey Deen ’04. Please go to https://www.hardballcider.com/home.html for more information about Hardball. Everyone will pay their own way, but we would like to get an approximate count of those who plan to attend so Hardball can plan accordingly. Please complete this form to let us know interest in attending:  Class of ’83 Post Game Party at Hardball Cider. Keep the Moravian momentum going and join us at Hardball after the game!

Committee Members: Jane Lefanto Puckett, Jean Sharkazy Sommer, Tracey Bennett Stanton, Alison Krock Rothrock, Lori Rogora, Michelle Young Battista

Class of 1988

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 1993

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 1998

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 2003

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 2008

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 2013

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Class of 2018

Saturday, Oct. 20 

  • Meet at our designated table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.

Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing 20th Anniversary Celebration
1998–2018 

Friday, October 19 

Come back to campus to celebrate the Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing’s 20th Anniversary with alumni, friends, and faculty in the school’s new home— the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences. 

9:00 a.m. - Registration - Lobby of the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences 

10:00 a.m. - Tour of the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences with demonstrations of the nursing high-fidelity labs 

12:00 p.m. – Nursing 20th Anniversary Luncheon honoring the legacy of nursing at Moravian College - Hotel Bethlehem

3:00 p.m. - Janet A. Sipple Lecture - Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church St. Bethlehem, PA 18018


Area Accommodations

A few local hotels have blocks of rooms booked for your convenience. All rooms will need to be booked by calling the local number and reserving by September 19th. Be sure to indicate that you are a Moravian Alumni coming in for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

Hotels with Booked Blocks

Hotel Bethlehem
(610) 867-2200
437 Main St. Bethlehem, PA 18018
Reserve by: September 19, 2018
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

Hampton Inn & Suites
610-868-2442
200 Gateway Drive – Bethlehem, PA 18017
(Complimentary parking, breakfast, internet)
$129.00/ per night
Reserve by: September 19, 2018

Hyatt Place Bethlehem
610-625-0500
45 W. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Two Night Minimum
$209.00/per night
Reserve by: September 19, 2018

Additional Area Accommodations

Best Western - Lehigh Valley Hotel
610-866-5800
300 Gateway Drive

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
610-882-2255
3375 High Point Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18017

Days Hotel Allentown Airport/Lehigh Valley
610-266-1000
3400 Airport Road – Allentown, PA 18109


Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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

Should you have any questions regarding the Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament, please contact Anisa Albertson ’11, Director of Annual Giving, at albertsona@moravian.edu or 610-861-1369.

 

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.