Quincy University will host its annual Homecoming weekend September 22 – 25, with numerous events planned for alumni, students and the community. Festivities kick-off on Thursday, September 22nd with the homecoming parade at 6:30 pm. The parade will begin at QU Stadium (18th & Sycamore) and travel South on 18th Street to Oak Street where it will go east to 20th Street and then north on 20th to Friar’s Field. At 7:00 pm a pep rally will take place on the field featuring the QU Marching Band and Football team. A balloon glow will take place on Friar’s Field beginning at dusk. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from various vendors.

On Friday, September 23rd Homecoming registration will begin at 11:00 am take place in the Student Union (18th and Lind). Friday night activities include women’s and men’s soccer games and a Homecoming barbecue at Legends Stadium on QU’s North Campus (18th & Seminary Rd).

Saturday’s activities include a Fun Run/Walk beginning at 9:00 am at Legends Stadium (17th & Seminary Rd) to benefit Childhood Cancer awareness; a 10:00 am Open Forum with QU President, Dr. Robert Gervasi in MacHugh Theatre and an 11:00 am Campus Tour. The tailgate lot will open at 9:00 am and food and beverages will be available for purchase outside the QU tent. QU will also be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the return of football at the Homecoming Football game starting at 1:00 pm against Southwest Baptist University. Saturday afternoon activities in Brenner Library include two alumni college sessions, the alumni art show featuring Amy Hesselbacher ’91, and an alumni book signing.

Saturday night events include the annual Alumni Dinner recognizing the reunion classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006. In addition, the alumnus of the year, Pete Brown ’76, will be honored. The night will conclude with a late night celebration in the Hawks’ Nest featuring the musical stylings of singer/songwriter, Judy Rossignuolo Rice ’72, and local pianist, Bob March.

Events will wrap up on Sunday with a 9:30 am Rededication of the Scholten Bell just east of Brenner Library. The Scholten Bell was installed in the 1970s in memory of a dedicated student leader from the class of 1966, William Scholten, who was killed in the line of duty as a naval pilot. The day wraps up with mass in the chapel, brunch in the cafeteria and women’s and men’s soccer game.

For a complete list of Homecoming activities visit www.quincy.edu/homecoming. For more information, please contact Rachel Peterson at 217-228-5209 or peterra@quincy.edu.