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Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

October 18 & 19, 2024


 

Countdown to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend


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Take a Look Back at Homecoming 2023


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Homecoming Schedule of Events


Friday, October 18

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ceramics Exhibition

A group exhibition of functional ceramic work, curated by Missy McCormick. Open to the public. Free. Contact: Summer Zickefoose zickefse@westminster.edu

Foster Art Gallery, Patterson Hall
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cultural Center Open House

Stop by our new Cultural Center and see firsthand how this area is offering resources to all Westminster students.

2nd floor, McKelvey Campus
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Alumni Historical Exhibit

Guests will also enjoy a self-guided and interactive alumni exhibit with special curated selections of yearbooks, photos and the College’s archives, as well as the WC authors collection.

McGill Library, 1st floor
3 p.m.

Field Station Bridge Ribbon Cutting

All alumni and friends are invited to join us for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new bridge to the Field Station. The bridge made possible, in part, by gifts in memory of Floyd J. Zehr and Robert E. Ross, creates a new, safer connection between the field station and campus.

TBD
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

50th Reunion Casual Gathering

Members of the Class of 1974 can gather for appetizers and a cash bar at the brand-new Tavern. Registration required.

The Tavern, New Wilmington
5 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Saint Vincent

Contact: Girish Thakar thakargs@westminster.edu

UPMC Sports Complex
6 p.m.

Alumni Awards Reception

3rd floor Atrium, McKelvey Campus Center
6:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards Dinner

Each year the Alumni Association recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their communities, professions, and Westminster. This year we will honor the following alumni with the Alumni Citation Award: Helen Boylan-Funari ‘95 and Dennis Schotsch ‘75. Justin Wilson ‘18 will receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Gia Francisco ’25 will be the Rising Titan Award recipient. We encourage you to attend this special dinner honoring these recipients. Advanced reservations are required.

3rd floor Atrium, McKelvey Campus Center
7 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Saint Vincent

Contact: Girish Thakar thakargs@westminster.edu

UPMC Sports Complex

 

Saturday, October 19

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ceramics Exhibition

A group exhibition of functional ceramic work, curated by Missy McCormick. Open to the public. Free. Contact: Summer Zickefoose zickefse@westminster.edu

Foster Art Gallery, Patterson Hall
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with President Kathy Richardson

Members of the 50th reunion class are invited to a special pre-chapel service gathering to hear from President Richardson. Guests will also enjoy the alumni historical exhibit.

McGill Library
TBD

Phi Kappa Tau Breakfast

Contact: Justin Ranft, ranfjj52@westminster.edu

311 Maple Street
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Alumni Historical Exhibit

Guests will also enjoy a self-guided and interactive alumni exhibit with special curated selections of yearbooks, photos and the College’s archives, as well as the WC authors collection.

McGill Library, 1st floor
9:30 a.m.

Homecoming Worship Service

THosted by the 50th reunion class of 1974, but open to all alumni.

Wallace Memorial Chapel
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ferguson Open House

Take a trip down memory lane on a tour of Ferguson Hall. Reconnect with women from your chapter in the chapter rooms and see what they are doing in their suites. Panhellenic Council and chapter leaders will be available in the Ferguson lobby. Refreshments will be provided. Registration recommended.

Ferguson Residence Hall
10:30 a.m.

50th Reunion Gathering Location

Members of the class of 1974 are invited to gather after the chapel service in the Tower Room. Enjoy a cup of coffee and peruse the alumni award winner plaques.

Tower Room, Old Main
10:30 a.m.

Campus Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of campus with a special feature of the Hoyt Expansion. Explore the new Harms Center for the Environment, High Fidelity Sim Lab, and Maurer Atrium.

Meet outside the Campus Store in the Tub
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Kids Event Feature: Homerun Derby

Join the Titans Men’s Baseball team and Women’s Softball team at our new baseball field for a homerun derby! Kids of all ages are encouraged to register to attend. Meet the players, hit a home run, and circle the bases at our best-in-the division field.

New Baseball Field

Reunion Photo Schedule


All photos will be taken in Intramural Gym, Memorial Field House

**Utilize the side entrance closest to UPMC Sports Complex

11 a.m.
50th Reunion, Class of 1974
11:15 a.m.
55th Cluster Reunion, Class of 1969
11:30 a.m.
60th Reunion, Class of 1964
11:45 a.m.
65th Reunion, Class of 1959
12 p.m.
20th Cluster: Classes of 2003, 2004, 2005
12:15 p.m.
5th Cluster: Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020
12:30 p.m.
40th Cluster: Classes of 1983, 1984, 1985
12:45 p.m.
25th Reunion Class of 1999

Westminster Homecoming Hot Spot: An All Campus Celebration!!!

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Creek side along the new Hoyt entrance.

 The homecoming court will be introduced and meet with alumni

 The Westminster marching band will play as they make their way to Burry Stadium

 Westminster College Bee Company – honey sales, sampling, learning and fun facts

 Food Trucks

  • Sandy's Meltdown Gourmet Grilled Cheese
  • Erwin Concessions
  • Flava!
  • Blaurock Brats
  • Haitian Sensation

 Westminster Baseball Concessions: hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza

 Walking Tacos offered by Sodexo, swipe cards accepted for students

 Traveling balloonist and face painter

 Bouncy house

 Games and fun for kids of all ages

 Free popcorn courtesy of the Alumni Association

 Bouncy house and fun for kids of all ages

 Free Pittsburgh Popcorn

 All Westminster schools represented:

  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • School of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • The Westminster Entrepreneurship Center

 Team One Love

 50th Reunion Gathering Area, lower campus

 Westminster Clubs/Organizations:

  • Black Student Union
  • Young Americans for Freedom
  • Dance Theater
  • Model UN
  • Disability Awareness Club

12 p.m.

Titan Volleyball Alumni Game

Contact: Tammy Swearingen swearitl@westminster.edu

Buzz Ridl Gymnasium
12 p.m.

Campus Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of campus with a special feature of the Hoyt Expansion. Explore the new Harms Center for the Environment, High Fidelity Sim Lab, and Maurer Atrium.

Meet at the Alumni Table at the Hot Spot

 

Outside the Stadium

10 a.m. – End of Game

TG2 Trailer

Our Mobile Campus Store

 
11 a.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Contact: Avery Keenan keenaj52@westminster.edu

Outside Burry Stadium
11 a.m.

Kappa Delta (Delta Zeta)

Contact: Elizabeth Marshaus marsec52@westminster.edu

Outside Burry Stadium
11:30 a.m.

Phi Mu Tailgate

Halftime Contact: Angela Dalessandro daleam52@westminster.edu

Outside Burry Stadium
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Alpha Gamma Delta

Contact: Emilee Larrick larrej52@westminster.edu

Outside Burry Stadium
12 p.m.

Phi Kappa Tau Tailgate

Contact: Justin Ranft ranfjj52@westminster.edu

Outside Burry Stadium
1 p.m.

Sigma Kappa Tailgate

Contact: Lanee Puhl puhllr52@westminster.edu

Outside Burry Stadium
1 p.m.

Titan Football Game vs. St. Vincent

Burry Stadium

 

After the Game

Following the Game

Sigma Phi Epsilon Gathering

RSVP Requested to: Avery Keenan keenaj52@westminster.edu

Sig Ep House
440 S New Castle Street
4:00 p.m.

Musical Teaser "Grease"

Westminster College presents Grease, the Rydell High's spirited class of '59 - gum-chewing, hub cap-stealing, hotrod-loving boys with D.A.s and leatherjackets and their wise-cracking girls in teased curls, bobby sox, and pedal pushers-capture the look and sound of the1950s in a rollicking musical that salutes the rock 'n' roll era. Free to attend. Contact: Dr. Michael Shaffer shaffemi@westminster.edu

Orr Auditorium
6 p.m.

Titan Women’s Volleyball vs. Geneva

Buzz Ridl Gymnasium
7:30 p.m.

Alumni Jazz Ensemble Concert

Westminster College alumni return to campus to perform jazz selections within the alumni jazz ensemble. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Tim Winfield, winfietd@westminster.edu

Berlin Lounge

 

Reunion Receptions and Dinners


4:30 p.m.

5th Cluster Reunion Reception: Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020

Photo submissions for a class slideshow will be accepted through October 1 to alumni@westminster.edu.

Crane Room
5 p.m. Appetizers | 5:30 p.m. Dinner

55th Reunion Dinner: Class of 1969

New Englander
5 p.m. Appetizers | 5:30 p.m. Dinner

60th Reunion Dinner: Class of 1964

New Englander
5 p.m. Appetizers | 5:30 p.m. Dinner

65th Reunion Dinner: Class of 1959

New Englander
5:30 p.m.

20th Cluster Reunion Reception: Classes of 2003, 2004, 2005

Crane Room
5:30 p.m.

40th Cluster Reunion Reception: Classes of 1983, 1984, 1985

Crane Room
6 p.m.

25th Reunion: Class of 1999 Dinner

Crane Room
6 p.m. Appetizers | 7 p.m. Dinner

50th Reunion: Class of 1974 Dinner

If you wish to contribute to our class gift, please complete your class questionnaire.

 Complete your class questionnaire

Terrace Room, New Englander

Game Day Broadcasting Information


The Westminster Cable Network (WCN) will telecast the Homecoming game vs. St. Vincent live on cable television over Armstrong (Ch. 72, New Wilmington; Ch. 204, Grove City) and Comcast (Ch. 183, New Castle) Cable systems. The event will also appear live online and on mobile smart devices at www.wcnlive.com, and will be archived for later on-demand viewing at https://vimeo.com/wcn247/videos.

Titan Radio will broadcast the Homecoming game live as well. Listeners can tune to 88.9 FM on the FM dial, listen online at www.titanradiolive.com , or listen on mobile devices using the FREE Titan Radio app for Apple and Android, and also through Amazon Alexa by simply saying, "Alexa, play Titan Radio.

Both stations will have related programming all that morning leading up to our live coverage from Burry Stadium, which will begin at 12:45 p.m. the day of the game.

 

 

 

Dining Facility Hours


Friday

Galbreath

Lunch:    11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Dinner:    5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

TUB & Starbucks

7:15 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Saturday

Galbreath

Dinner:    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

TUB & Starbucks

9 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Sunday

Galbreath

Brunch:    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dinner:    5 – 6:30 p.m.

TUB & Starbucks

11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

 

Campus Store Hours


Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TG2 Trailer @ Burry Stadium

Saturday: 10 a.m. – End of Game

Tailgate Statement


Westminster College is pleased to allow tailgating in the Titan Corridor before games and meets. The following guidelines should be followed. Please note that violation of these policies may result in removal from the campus.

  • Space for tailgating is limited.
  • Use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, according to campus policy.
  • All tailgaters are responsible for proper disposal of their trash and other debris.
  • No open fires are permitted.
  • No animals are allowed in Burry Stadium or Memorial Field House except for service animals specifically trained to aid people with disabilities.
  • Please be respectful of others around you, including those who may not be attending the competitions. Everyone is expected to be courteous and refrain from the use of loud and/or abusive language, raucous behavior, and amplified sound.

 

Campus Alcohol and Tobacco Statement


Please remember alcohol and illicit drugs are prohibited on the grounds of Westminster College. There shall be no use, possession, sale, or serving of alcoholic beverages while on or in College property. This policy applies to all members of the College community as well as to guests and visitors to our campus. Also, smoking is prohibited at Burry Stadium and Memorial Field House as well as at all varsity outdoor athletic venues. Public Safety will be enforcing each of these restrictions. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Campus Dog & Animal Statement


NO DOGS (or any pets) permitted within the event areas, including inside or outside the stadium, field house, and the Homecoming Hot Spot.

 

Long-term Stay Policies


No RVs, Campers or motorhomes are permitted. No overnight stays on campus of any kind.