Thursday, September 8, 2011

SU Update: Homecoming

Shippensburg University Alumni Association
Homecoming Weekend is early this year – just around the corner at the end of this month! Below are highlights of activities during the weekend. Hope you’ll consider joining us in SHIP.

HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2011 – September 30 and October 1

Join us this fall when the campus comes alive with activity! All members of the SU Alumni Association are welcome to participate in the Homecoming festivities. Bring the family. Hope to see you!

Tailgate Information
Tailgating may begin at 10:30 AM Saturday morning behind Seth Grove Stadium. We encourage you to tailgate with us or bring your own. For $5 you may purchase a wristband for access to the Red & Blue Alumni Tent where we will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, chips, and soft beverages. Individuals may also tailgate behind the stadium from their vehicles or with the various organizations and groups set-up behind the stadium. Please review the Tailgate Policy for Homecoming Game Day Tailgating as well as RV tailgating.

AccommodationsOn-campus lodging is not available during Homecoming. We provide this list of area lodging as a resource to campus visitors.

Campus MapHas it been awhile since you've been back to campus? Hopefully, you'll find this campus map useful.

What Happened in SHIP...Stayed in SHIP

An exhibit of SU Artifacts from the 1870's to the Present. Take a trip down memory lane and educate yourself on our historic past! An exhibit of old photos, sports/athletic equipment and historical items will be on display in the CUB Raider Lounge on Friday, Sept. 30 from 10am - 8pm and on Saturday, October 1 from 10am - 5pm. Stop by and take a look at our great University's past.

Volunteer Service & PhilanthropyOn Friday, members of the SU Alumni Association board of directors will be volunteering at the King's Kettle food bank in Shippensburg. All are welcome to join them. Additionally, each year the SU Student Homecoming Committee chooses a philanthropy to receive a donation consisting of the proceeds from homecoming events and various fundraising activities. This year’s committee has selected the Shippensburg Public Library Capital Campaign to be the 2011 SU Homecoming Philanthropy project. They have recognized the Shippensburg Public Library as an essential component of the Shippensburg Community and would like to help improve the services offered to the entire Shippensburg Community.

Friday, September 30 Highlights
SU Alumni Association Annual Service Project
10th Anniversary of the Applied History Graduate Program ($)
SU Artifacts Exhibit, 10am - 8pm
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner ($)
SU Alumni Association SHIP Party, 8:00 - 11::00 PM, Shipwreck Pub
Spirit Rally, Heiges Field House, 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 1 Highlights 32nd Annual SU Army ROTC 10K Run, 9:00 AM ($)
2nd Annual Grove College of Business Reunion, Grove Forum, 9:30 AM
Five Decades of Champions Reception, ShipRec, 10:00 AM

SU Artifacts Exhibit, 10am - 5pm
Tailgate Lunch, behind Set Grove Stadium, 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM ($5)
Marching Band Reunion, Student Rec Pavilion, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ($8)
Red Raiders Football Game vs. Kutztown, 2:00 PM ($)
President's Post-Game Supper, Martin House Lawn, 5:00 PM ($10)
Gordon Lightfoot, Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 8:00 PM ($)
**($) indicates a charge for this event.

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