Homecoming is bigger and better in November

Posted by Caitlin Joyce, '11, '18 on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:44 PM PDT


We received alumni feedback about Homecoming and we listened—Homecoming has moved to November 8-11, Veteran's Day Weekend, and with this move, Homecoming gets bigger and extends throughout the Puget Sound and beyond.

This year we are celebrating our veterans, hosting events on campus, in the South Sound, the Bay Area and the Twin cities and engaging more alumni than ever before. With activities like the Red Umbrella Parade, the Robert Bennedsen Veteran's Day 5K, Homecoming Day of Service, the men's basketball mega rally and game and more, there’s something for everyone. Visit the Homecoming website for all the details.

Homecoming VIP Prize Package
One lucky alum will receive the Homecoming VIP Prize Package complete with lodging, free Homecoming game tickets, two seats on the alumni party bus, a bottle of wine, SU swag and so much more! Enter to win by:
• Following the SU Alumni Association on Instagram 
• Activate your account or engage on SU Alumni Connect 
Get one entry for each activity.

Homecoming Activities
Grab your friends and family and show your pride at these great Homecoming events and activities. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom for details on the alumni party bus!

We are kicking off Homecoming in the Bay Area! 

Seattle U Men's Bay Area Rally and Game
November 6, 2018
5 p.m.
Stanford California
Learn more.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Red Umbrella Parade to Redfest
12:30 p.m.
Seattle University Quad

Redfest Celebration
1-4 p.m.
Seattle University, Student Center

These family friendly activities invite you to join students to wear red, sing the fight song and show your Seattle U pride will enjoy free food and games on campus.

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Happy Hour
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Chieftain
The GOLD Council invites all graduates of the last ten years to join them for a Homecoming happy hour. Enjoy food, drinks and community at Seattle U’s “unofficial pub” before the men’s home opener.

Men's Basketball v. University of Puget Sound
Home season opener
7 p.m. |
Redhawk Center

Cheer on the Redhawks at their season home opener against UPS. Space is limited!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Women's Basketball v. Northern Arizona University
6 p.m. | Redhawk Center
Cheer on your 2018 WAC women champions as they take on Northern Arizona State.

Industry Insights: Alumni Sharing Knowledge
12-5 p.m. | Location: TBD
Alumni will join current students to share career insights and professional advice. Contact Stephanie Jamieson (jamiesos@seattleu.edu) for more details. 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Homecoming Day of Service
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Time and location varies by site
Join us as we live the mission to serve others and give back to the community by participating during Homecoming Weekend. Learn about each site and register here.

Robert Bennedsen Veteran's Day 5K
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Seattle University
All proceeds benefit the Veterans Emergency Fund. Bring your kids and dogs and run or walk the course.
The run is free with a suggested donation of $15. Sign up here.

Homecoming Day of Service Lunch
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Student Center, LeRoux Room
Join 5k and Homecoming Day of Service participants to build community over a complimentary lunch.

During the Homecoming Day of Service lunch, there will be a silent auction on campus supporting the Seattle University Veteran’s Emergency Support Fund. 100% of the proceeds will go directly into the fund. Follow The Outreach Center on Facebook for updates about the silent auction.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Alumni Mass
11 a.m. | Chapel of St. Ignatius
Join alumni, students and SU community members for a Homecoming mass.

Men's Basketball Mega Rally
6-7 p.m. | ShoWare Center

Homecoming Men's Basketball Game v. Bryant
7-9 p.m. | ShoWare Center

Homecoming is not just for football schools anymore. Head to the ShoWare Center in Kent to cheer on the Redhawks in the Homecoming game! Tickets go on sale October 8. Get your tickets here. 
Veterans will receive complimentary tickets. Please remember to bring a valid military ID.

Alumni Party Bus!
5 p.m. | Departing from Seattle University
With the Homecoming game in Kent, we are sending an alumni party bus to and from the ShoWare Center. Tickets include a discounted game ticket, charter bus transportation, complimentary beer and wine on the bus and snacks compliments of Whole Foods. The first 25 to register also get a free Homecoming t-shirt. Space is limited - reserve your spot now! 

Seattle University Twin Cities Homecoming Alumni Luncheon
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018, 11:30 AM
Lakeville, MN
Learn more.