Homecoming 2019


Homecoming 2019

  • September 28
  • October 5, 2019

It's that time of year again! The crisp autumn air, apple cider, scent of bonfires wafting through the air and Homecoming at CSU! What better way is there to celebrate than with your Viking family. Make plans to join us. As always, we have a week of fun-filled activities in store for you.


  • Tuesday, October 1 Day 1
    • 4:00 PM6:00 PM
      Equity Planning in the Divided City: The Gentrification Conundrum
      2nd Annual Norman Krumholz Future of Urban Planning Lecture Series
      Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
      Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
      1717 Euclid Avenue
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Gentrification presents a conundrum for equity planners: it is bringing badly needed investment and residents into cities but at the same time it threatens to displace low-income families by raising rents. How should equity planners respond? The key is to understand that we live in an age of simultaneous de-urbanization and re-urbanization – decentralization and recentralization. We cannot understand one without the other and it is the job of equity planners to link the two. Register here.

  • Wednesday, October 2 Day 2
  • Thursday, October 3 Day 3
  • Friday, October 4 Day 4
  • Saturday, October 5 Day 5
    • 10:00 AM2:00 PM
      Center for Educational Leadership’s 11th Year Anniversary Celebration
      Mather Mansion
      2605 Euclid Avenue
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Center for Educational Leadership Alumni: please join us for brunch, music, and fellowship to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of the Center! There will also be a special program to recognize 11 outstanding leaders in education with the Educators Inspired to Lead Award. Register here.

    • 11:00 AM1:00 PM
      50th Anniversary Brunch and Reunion Festivities
      Mather Mansion Ballroom
      2605 Euclid Avenue
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Calling all 1969 Graduates—your 50th Golden Anniversary awaits your return to campus.

      Join fellow classmates as we look back, peek ahead, and enjoy jovial times together. All 50th reunion attendees will receive special commemorative medallions. Yearbooks and memorabilia from times on campus will also be on display.

      Free for 1969 attendees and one guest.

      Register here.

    • 12:00 PM1:00 PM
      Swimming & Diving Locker Dedication
      Busbey Natatorium
      2451 Euclid Avenue
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Join us for the Wally Morton Locker dedication ceremony and celebrate the support of 180 CSU Swimming and Diving families, friends and alumni who collectively raised $200,000 to renovate the men’s and women’s locker rooms.  

    • 1:00 PM2:30 PM
      Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
      1801 Euclid Ave
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Have you always wanted to support your favorite charity or non-profit and provide for your family? Do you believe you don't have enough wealth to do both in your lifetime? With the right tax planning tools at your disposal, you can! No matter your income level, there are tax planning tools available to help you support your family and charity of choice.

      Join us to learn more about IRAs, charitable tax annuities, trusts, donor-advised funds, life insurance beneficiaries, and bequests and how they can help you be the philanthropist you want to be. We'll have a tax law professor and the director of gift planning from CSU and Cleveland Clinic to discuss your options.

      All CSU alumni are welcome to join us at this informative event! Register here.

    • 1:00 PM2:00 PM
      Campus Walking Tours
      Starts at Mather Mansion
      2605 Euclid Avenue
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Experience the campus today as we walk portions of CSU’s beautiful 85-acre urban campus led by student tour guides. All invited. Register here.

    • 2:00 PM3:00 PM
      Lights, Camera, Action: Tour of CSU’s new Film School
      Idea Center
      1375 Euclid Ave, Suite 600
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Get an insider view of the newest creative space at CSU, located in the heart of Playhouse Square. Register here.

    • 3:00 PM6:00 PM
      Viking Harvest Picnic
      Mather Mansion
      2605 Euclid Avenue
      Cleveland, OH 44115

      Calling all alumni—round up your families, friends, and former classmates to join us as we Celebrate the last picnic of the season with our hosts President Harlan and Lynn Sands. Alumni/families will enjoy festivities including fair food, fun times, live music, face painting, inflatables, and so much more. Free CSU T-shirts to the first 200 registrants. Register here.