The high-energy excitement of one of the region’s signature fall events – featuring art, music, academic activities and – returns to Edinboro University’s campus and the surrounding community Oct. 10-12 during Homecoming 2019.
True to this year’s “One Hundred Years of Art” theme, the festivities will commemorate the centennial anniversary of art and art education at Edinboro University and honor the thousands of art educators and practicing artists who have transformed life and culture in the region.
“Homecoming is a fun-filled celebration of all the remarkable things about Edinboro,” said Amanda Sissem, director of alumni engagement. “You can feel the energy and excitement in the air as our alumni return home to relive their college memories and reconnect with classmates.”
Edinboro Art Gallery Walk, showcasing the talents of alumni, current and retired faculty and regional artists, will kick off the Homecoming celebration Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. Edinboro exhibition locations include:
This gallery walk is free and open to the public.
The festivities will continue Friday morning with the 28th Annual Alumni & Friends Homecoming Golf Outing at Culbertson Hills Golf Resort. Always a sell-out, proceeds from the outing support programs for Edinboro students and alumni.
That afternoon, Edinboro will welcome graduates of the Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology program and clinical partners to a scholarship reception and open house from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building. Friday events conclude with the sold-out Alumni and Friends BBQ from 6-8 p.m. in the green space behind Doucette Hall..
Saturday morning’s main event, the annual Homecoming Parade, will be preceded at 10:30 a.m. by the running of the Kilted Mile along the parade route. The parade will step off at 11 a.m., following the traditional route from Darrow Road and down Meadville Street into downtown Edinboro.
After the parade, a family-friendly festival will fill the campus lawns bordering Meadville Street with children’s activities, local vendors and student art club demonstrations and sales. A complimentary lunch for the community will begin at noon on the lawns behind Doucette Hall.
Of course, no Homecoming celebration would be complete without a fall football game. This year, the Fighting Scots will host Mercyhurst University at 2 p.m. in Sox Harrison Stadium. Craft brews from the Lake Erie Ale Trail will be available for purchase at the Alumni and Friends Tailgate (Must be 21 or older).
The complete schedule of all Homecoming 2019 activities, including campus parking and event maps, can be found at homecoming.edinboro.edu.