Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016
Monday, September  26 - Saturday, October 1!

It's one of the biggest weeks of the year. And you're invited to come back home and be a part of it!

Join your fellow alums for a wide range of events and activities guaranteed to keep your Cleveland State pride stronger than ever.

From Monday, September 26 through Saturday, October 1, the CSU campus will be alive with something for everyone.

"Get Your Green On" for Traditions Tuesday and reminisce about the "good old days" at the Alumni Breakfast. Cover yourself in confetti by taking part in the Homecoming Parade and VikeFest. Recognize your peers at the Distinguished Alumni Awards, then dance the night away at the Harvest Ball.

If athletics are more your style, bring your family to Progressive Field for Alumni Night as the Indians take on the White Sox. Catch both Viking soccer teams as they battle Valparasio (Men) and Wright State (Women). And be there for the first time as a new CSU tradition, Vikings Lacrosse, makes a campus debut.

Of course, Homecoming is about more than events and activities. This is the perfect time to reconnect with old friends and catch up on life after CSU. Want some help finding old friends, teammates, or club members? The CSU Alumni Association is here to assist. Drop us a note at alumassoc@csuohio.edu, tell us about the group you'd like to reconvene and we'll help you make it happen.


Looking Back on Homecoming 2015

"The 2015 Homecoming was a huge success,” declared Brian Breittholz, assistant vice president for Alumni Relations. “The many activities ’on and beyond’ campus, and our partnership with Student Affairs manifested itself with record levels of student and alumni engagement.”

Close to 50 activities were hosted throughout the week focused on building school spirit and reconnecting alumni with one another, with their colleges, and with the University as a whole.

The 25th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards packed Wolstein with more than 500 attendees. The second annual Grand Marshal Luncheon was a success, and Grand Marshal Dr. Julian Earls provided interesting and entertaining remarks.  Dr. Earls also led the parade from Krenzler Field east bound on Chestnut, ending on the front lawn of Mather Mansion for the VikeFest Celebration.

Throughout the week our colleges hosted activities including receptions to brown-bag classes, to building and facility tours. “We’re looking forward to expanding the college activities in the future with more options planned during breakfast and lunchtimes,” Breittholz added.

A variety of reunions took place during Homecoming including one of former Cauldron staffers, men’s and women’s swimming, and the Levin Leadership Academy Reunion which ‘graduated’ more than 500 from their program. The Cauldron reunion featured a panel discussion on the future of journalism, while the swimmers enjoyed the benefits of their fund raising efforts enhancing the aquatics experience at CSU.

“We believe that the future of Homecoming at CSU will include more small-group reunions representing everything from athletic teams, to academic cohorts, to fraternities and sororities,” said Breittholz. “No one wants to come back to celebrate a reunion and walk into a room filled of unfamiliar faces,” he added. “Our goal is to help sponsor multiple group reunions each Homecoming.”

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