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Homecoming 2021

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

Friday and Saturday, October 15 - 16

*We will continue to monitor and follow CDC guidelines and recommendations for planning and hosting events with regard to COVID-19. Note that all events are subject to change based on CDC recommendation.*



Schedule

Friday, October 15

  • 7:00 a.m.- 29th Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament, Steel Club
  • 10:30 a.m.- Habitat for Humanity Build, 1742 Plaza
  • 6-6:30 p.m.- Blackboards and Beers, Comenius Hall Classrooms - 1st Floor
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.- Alumni “House Party,” Alumni House

Saturday, October 16

  • 8:00 a.m.- Blue & Grey 5K, South Campus
  • 9:00 a.m.- Continental Breakfast, Alumni Association Annual Meeting & State of the University Address by President Bryon L. Grigsby ’90, P’22, Haupert Union Building
  • 10:00 a.m.- Tailgate Opens, Steel Field Complex
  • Noon- Student Organization Homecoming Parade and Alumni Band Pregame Show
  • 1:00 p.m.- Greyhound Football vs. Dickinson College Red Devils, Rocco Calvo Field
  • 1:00 p.m.- Women’s Soccer vs. Juniata College Eagles, Makuvek Field
  • 4:00 p.m.- Men’s Soccer vs. Juniata College Eagles, Makuvek Field
  • 30 minutes post football game - Tailgate closes
  • Post-Tailgate - Class Reunion Parties, Various Locations Around Bethlehem
  • 6:30 p.m. - 50+ Alumni Dinner, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Detailed Schedule

Friday, October 15

7:00 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament
Steel Club, 700 Linden Avenue, Hellertown, PA 18055

Alumni and friends are invited to the 29th Rocco Calvo Alumni Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament benefit the Rocco Calvo Scholarship Fund and the Moravian University Hall of Fame. Registration is required!

$200 per person which includes green fees, cart, prizes, continental breakfast, and lunch.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Build
1742 Plaza

The Moravian University 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 Gillian Sharkey, Director of Civic Engagement, at sharkeyg@moravian.edu or 610-861-1507.

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Blackboards and Beers
Comenius Hall Classrooms - 1st Floor

Head back to the classroom to learn from current and former Moravian faculty while enjoying craft beers and light refreshments. This event will be free of charge, but registration is required!

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Alumni “House Party”
Alumni House

Head over to the Alumni House to reminisce at a modern day “house party.” We’ll celebrate with a dinner buffet including a beer and wine bar.

$25 per person

Saturday, October 16

8:00 a.m.

Blue & Grey 5K
South Campus

For additional information and registration for the Blue & Grey 5K, please visit the Blue & Grey 5K webpage. Please contact Julie Kulp, Director of Annual & Affinity Giving, at kulpj@moravian.edu or 610-625-7942 with any questions.

9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Alumni Association Annual Meeting & State of the University Address by President Bryon L. Grigsby ’90, P’22
Haupert Union Building

Did you know you’re a member of the Alumni Association? Stop by the association’s annual meeting to meet the new Board of Directors, discover what they’ve been up to, and find out how you can be involved. In addition, President Grigsby will present the State of the University with updates on current happenings and what’s in store in the near future.

10:00 a.m.

Tailgate
Football Practice Field (at Steel Field Complex)

Join us on the field, where you can catch up with your fellow classmates and friends while watching the Hounds take on the Dickinson Red Devils. You may bring your own tables or rent them, with a limit of two tables per person. All tables must be reserved by Thursday, October 7; $15.00  for each table. No refunds will be available for tables ordered.

  • No automobiles
  • No glass
  • No charcoal or wood grills
  • You must be 21 years of age or accompanied by your parent(s) at all times. Proper identification is required for all, regardless of age; please have your ID ready!
  • To access the stadium tickets will need to be purchased at the gate. Please have cash available if you wish to enter the stadium.
  • Tailgate will conclude 30 minutes after the game ends.

12:00 p.m.

Homecoming Parade and Alumni Band Pregame Show

Don’t miss these Homecoming traditions! The parade, featuring student organizations, will start in front of Johnston Hall and make its way around campus. If you are interested in performing with the combined current and alumni bands for the pregame show, please contact Aaron Hetrick ’11, Director of Bands, at hetricka@moravian.edu.

1:00 p.m.

Football vs. Dickinson
Rocco Calvo Field

Join us at Rocco Calvo Stadium and watch as the Greyhounds take on the Dickinson College Red Devils

1:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Juniata
John Makuvek Field

Join us at Makuvek Field and watch as the lady Greyhounds take on the Juniata College Eagles.

4:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Game vs. Juniata
John Makuvek Field

Join us at Makuvek Field and watch as the Greyhounds take on the Juniata College Eagles.

Post-Tailgate
Reunion Parties Around Bethlehem

Please check below to see what your class has planned!

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

50+ Alumni Dinner
Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, rooms 113–121

Join us as we celebrate all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. This year marks a special celebration with a 50+ Club pinning ceremony taking place for members of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 and remarks from President Bryon L. Grigsby ’90, P’22.

$45 per person; free for members of the Class of 1970 and 1971.


Reunions

2021 will be the Reunion Celebrations for the following class years ending in 0s, 5s, 1s and 6s.

Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members:

Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Nevin Hollinger and Bob Houser

Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members:

Friday, October 15

  • Attend Blackboards and Beers
  • Attend the Alumni "House Party"

Saturday, October 16

  • Attend the Alumni Association Annual Meeting and the State of the University Address
  • Special campus tour leaving from the State of the University Address
  • Meet at our table on the Tailgate field. Please bring food and drinks to share!
  • Register to attend the 50+ Alumni Dinner (for FREE)

Committee Members: Jody Miller and Patricia Nemesh Schoenen

Friday, October 15

  • Attend Blackboards and Beers
  • Attend the Alumni "House Party"

Saturday, October 16

  • Attend the Alumni Association Annual Meeting and the State of the University Address
  • Special campus tour leaving from the State of the University Address
  • Meet at our table on the Tailgate field. Please bring food and drinks to share!
  • Register to attend the 50+ Alumni Dinner (for FREE)

In addition, we are working with a local vendor to have specially designed, limited run shirts made with the distinguished new Moravian University logo commemorating our 50th Reunion. The UltraClub Whisper Pique Polo shirt is available in men's and women's styles in both blue and grey. The shirt is available at a special price of $22. Please order your shirt no later than September 22. The online ordering and payment site will close after the 22nd.  Shirts will be distributed at Friday night’s Alumni "House Party" and at Saturday’s Tailgate. Contact John Diacogiannis at diaco49@gmail.com if you have ordering difficulty. Order and pay for your shirt by visiting the online store at: https://www.agpestores.com/allamericagraphics/groups.php. Use Access Code 0818 to place your order. 

Committee Members: Donald Beck, Patricia McCarthy Habersberger, Elizabeth (Liz) Paizs Benotti, Doug Bauder, Tom Harp, John Madison, John Diacogiannis, Sara Paden Peterson, and Irene Neaman

Saturday, October 16

  • Meet at our table on the Tailgate field. Please bring food and drinks to share!
  • Post-Tailgate Gathering—Rudy’s Bar and Grill (1406 Center Street, one block north of the Stadium)
    • There’s a great menu—order and pay as you go. Come and celebrate with us for a drink and/or meal. Let’s reminisce and take a walk down memory lane!!

Committee Members: Cindy Lewis-Hart, Bobbie Dollinger Leiby, Susan Bacci Adams, and Patti Baltz Reiser, and Bob Gratz

Saturday, October 16

  • Meet at our table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.
  • Post-Tailgate Gathering - Meet in our private room at the Edge Restaurant around 4:30 p.m. (74 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018). 

Committee Members: Steve Shuda, Lisa Mansback Berk, Irene Silverio Kane, and June Rhoda

Friday, October 15

  • The class will host a joint reunion with the Class of 1981 to celebrate our 41st and their 40th reunions together on the Friday evening of Homecoming Weekend.
    • Northampton Country Club
    • Friday, October 15, 6-11 p.m.
    • The cost will be $80 per person.
    • The official invitation was sent on August 1.

Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Patrice Masluk Schwartzman, Mike Steinberger, and Colleen Handlon Hendricks

Friday, October 15

  • The class will host a joint class reunion with the Class of 1980 to celebrate our 40th and their 41st reunions together on the Friday evening of Homecoming Weekend.
    • Northampton Country Club
    • Friday, October 15, 6-11 p.m.
    • The cost will be $80 per person.
    • The official invitation was sent on August 1.

Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Tamera Boote Hatton and Mary Yavorski Bender

Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Michele Stocklas Anderson and Melissa Degan Pritchett

Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Mary Kate Turowski Andris, Deb Ferhat Yuengling, and Ann Rissmiller Flood 

Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Andrew Magrini

Saturday, October 16

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

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Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Meg Davis, Dalia Omran, and Christopher Ossont

Saturday, October 16

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

Committee Members: Max Korten, Matt Nesto, and Meghan Santamaria

Saturday, October 16

  • Meet at our table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.
  • Meet at Old Brewery Tavern following the conclusion of the game.

Committee Members: Kaitlyn Nemes, Gabrielle Scherff, Nyesha Bond, Eric Williams, Maddie Johnson, and Eyliena Baker

Saturday, October 16

  • Meet at our table at the Tailgate! Please bring your own food and beverages.
  • Meet at Old Brewery Tavern following the conclusion of the game.

Committee Members: Morgan Weaver, Matt Anderson, Nicole Peluso, Jakleen Hana, Haley Rogers, Evan Mengel, and Cassandra Miller



Area Accommodations

When making a reservation, be sure to call the number listed below unless otherwise specified, not the 800 number for the hotel chain. Please be sure to indicate that you are a Moravian Alumni coming in for Moravian University Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

Hotel Bethlehem

888-231-9320
437 Main St. Bethlehem, PA 18018
Reserve by: September 14, 2021
Two Night Minimum Stay -$229.00/per night plus tax
*Preferred Provider

Marriott-Fairfield Inn Allentown/Bethlehem

610-867-8681
Rt. 22 & Catasauqua Rd - Bethlehem PA 18017
$119.00/per night plus tax
Reserve by: September 15, 2021
Complimentary shuttle service (8 miles radius), grab-and-go breakfast, wi-fi, parking, and access to the fitness and business centers.

SureStay Collection by Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel

610-866-5800
300 Gateway Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017
$109.99/per night plus tax
To make an online reservation, please click here!
Reserve by: September 15, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites

610-868-2442
200 Gateway Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017
$139.99/per night plus tax
To make an online reservation, please click here!
Reserve by: September 15, 2021
Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wifi, parking, and access to the indoor pool, fitness, and business centers.

Hyatt Place - Bethlehem

610-625-0500 ext. 3
45 W. Broad St. Bethlehem PA 18018
$139.00/per night plus tax for Single and Double Occupancy Rooms
Reservations can be made over the phone by calling the number listed above and asking for the rate code G-SGMW. To make an online reservation, please click here!
Reserve by: September 15, 2021
Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wifi, parking, and access to the indoor pool, fitness, and business centers.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

610-882-2255
3375 High Point Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18017
$125.00/per night plus tax for a king guestroom; $140.00/per night plus tax for a two queen guestroom
To make an online reservation, please click here and enter the group code MUH.
Reserve by: September 17, 2021
Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wifi, parking, and access to the fitness and business centers.

   

If you have any questions about the weekend, please contact the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement at alumni@moravian.edu or 610-861-1366.

Moravian University 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 Office of Alumni & Family Engagement at 610-861-1366 at least one week prior to the event.