Homecoming

October 12 - 17, 2015

Homcoming Spirit Competition

Time

October 12 - 17

Location

Banner, Push Cart, Battleship, Lip sync, and the Float Competitions

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

All Rowan Student teams signed up for any of the above Homecoming 2015 competions are eligible to win this award.

Tickets

N/A

Contact

Emily Kofman, 856-256-4388, kofman65@rowan.edu

Description

Throughout the Homecoming week, teams will be judged on their spirit level, whether they are competing in events or cheering from the sidelines. Spirit level will be measured by team presence, use of the Homecoming “Back to the Future” theme, and overall “Prof Pride.” The winner of the 2015 Homecoming Spirit Competition will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 17th.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Annual Banner Competition

Time

5:00PM - 10:00PM with judging starting at 9:00PM

Location

Student Center Back Patio (Rain Site: Student Center, floor 2)

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Rowan University Community

Tickets

Pre-registration via the Homecoming website for teams/individuals interested in competing.

Contact

Rebecca Spinks, 856-256-4187, spinks@rowan.edu

Description

The Homecoming Banner Competition is a great way for Rowan students to show off their creativity and Prof pride! The banners will be hung in the SC Pit for the entire week to help promote Homecoming week, student organizations, and, most importantly, Rowan spirit. Participants can enter as a group or as an individual and may enjoy apple cider and donuts during the competition, provided by the Rowan University Alumni Engagement Office and Gourmet Dining. All participants must walk in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 17, 2015 with their banners in order to be judged to win. Participants must line up with their banners at the Barnes & Noble parking lot by 9:00am on October 17th to prepare for the parade. Winners will be announced during halftime of the football game that afternoon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Homecoming Push Cart Competition

Time

7:00PM

Location

Rowan Boulevard (Between Victoria St. and Redmond Ave.)

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Rowan University Community and Glassboro Community

Tickets

Pre-registration via the Homecoming website for teams interested in competing.

Contact

Jim Thatcher, 856-256-4388, thatcherj@rowan.edu

Description

Teams will consist of four members, two men and two women, will compete in in a race down and back on the designated portion of Rowan Boulevard, switching pusher and passenger when they reach the turn point. Men’s and Women’s times will be averaged, and the fastest overall time wins.



Rowan Volleyball vs. Ramapo

Time

7:00PM

Location

Esby Gym

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event.

Contact

Dave Naphy, 856-256-4258, naphy@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s volleyball team at the “Bold Rush” game. Enjoy contests where you can win free t-shirts and other prizes. Be sure to wear gold!



Trivia Night

Time

9:00PM

Location

Prof's Place, Student Center

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Any Rowan student with Rowan ID

Tickets

N/A

Contact

Jeff Williams, 856-256-4605, williamsje@rowan.edu

Description

Create a team of up to five Rowan students to compete for $50 in gift cards, t-shirts, and other giveaways at Trivia Night in Profs Place. Trivia topics may include current events, sports, music, history, and some Rowan fun facts for Homecoming Week.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rowan Women's Soccer vs. Stockton University

Time

5:00PM

Location

Rowan's Soccer Stadium

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID, $5 for general admission, $3 for senior citizens, children, and visiting college students with ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event

Contact

Dave Naphy, 856-256-4258, naphy@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s Women’s Soccer team as they take on Stockton University. Enjoy contests where you can win free t-shirts and other prizes. Be sure to wear gold!



Rowan Field Hockey vs. Stevens Tech

Time

7:00PM

Location

Richard Wackar Stadium

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event

Contact

Dave Naphy, 856-256-4258, naphy@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s Field Hockey team as they take on Stevens Tech. Enjoy contests where you can win free t-shirts and other prizes. Be sure to wear gold!



Rowan Men's Soccer vs. Stockton University

Time

7:30PM

Location

Rowan's Soccer Stadium

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID, $5 for general admission, $3 for senior citizens, children, and visiting college students with ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event

Contact

Dave Naphy, 856-256-4258, naphy@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s Men’s Soccer team as they take on Stockton University. Enjoy contests where you can win free t-shirts and other prizes. Be sure to wear gold!



Homecoming Intramural Battleship IV

Time

9:00PM with the captains’ meeting and participant check-in at 8:00PM

Location

Recreation Center Pool

Fee

$10 per team. Payments must be made by cash, check, debit, credit, or BORO Bucks to the Rec Center Front Desk.

Who can attend?

Anyone can speculate. Must be a student, staff, or faculty member to participate.

Tickets

Registration takes place at the Rec Center front desk until Friday, October 2nd. It is free to watch.

Contact

Kevin George, 856-256-4927, georgek@rowan.edu

Description

The 4th Annual Homecoming Battleship is back and is limited to the first 24 teams to register. Register in teams of four with other Rowan students, faculty, or staff. Sink the other canoes by splashing buckets of water into their canoe and be the last one floating to win. Teams eliminated will have a chance to qualify for the championship round with a wild card event.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Leadership Rowan ProfTalks: ProfPride

Time

6:30PM

Location

Owl's Nest, Student Center

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Rowan students, faculty, and staff

Tickets

N/A

Contact

Gary Baker, 856-256-4042, bakerga@rowan.edu

Description

‘ProfPride’ will be part of the Fall’s ‘ProfTalks’ series. ProfTalks are each focused on different topics, and feature about five speakers sharing a TedTalks-style presentation. This one will be focused on ProfPride and why you are Rowan Proud! If you are interested in being a ProfTalker, contact Gary at bakerga@rowan.edu.



Annual Homecoming LipSync Contest

Time

9:00PM

Location

Student Pit

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Rowan University Community

Tickets

Pre-registration via the Homecoming website for teams/individuals interested in competing.

Contact

Carly Samuels, 856-256-4875, samuel75@students.rowan.edu

Description

Get ready for the traditional Homecoming Lip Sync Competition! Grab some friends, find your favorite tune, dress up, and compete against other Rowan students for $1,000 in prizes! Information about the competition and how to sign up as either an individual or as a group can be found via the Homecoming website.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Campus Clean and Green

Time

11:00am – 12:00pm

Location

Student Center Back Patio

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Rowan students, faculty, and staff

Tickets

N/A

Contact

Andrew Perrone, 856-256-4595, volunteer@rowan.edu

Description

This is a campus wide beautification service project. Students, staff, and faculty can volunteer one hour of their day to help clean up trash and debris around the main campus green before Homecoming Day. A greening project may be planned for another area of campus at the same time.



Back to the Future Homecoming Block Party

Time

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Location

Rowan Boulevard Green Space

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Free to Rowan students and free to enter for the public

Tickets

N/A

Contact

Rhiannon Napoli, 856-256-4756, napoli@rowan.edu

Description

Come out to the annual Homecoming Block Party to enjoy delicious food, music through the decades with a live band, and a Back to the Future-themed photo area with the iconic DeLorean. There will also be a giant hamster ball, a hover board simulator, and much more! RAH will provide free food to Rowan students with Rowan ID - all others will be required to pay a minimal fee. Admission to the block party is free.



Rowan Women's Soccer vs. William Paterson

Time

6:00PM

Location

Rowan's Soccer Stadium

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID, $5 for general admission, $3 for senior citizens, children, and visiting college students with ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event

Contact

Dave Naphy, 856-256-4258, naphy@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s Women’s Soccer team as they take on Willaim Patterson. Enjoy contests where you can win free t-shirts and other prizes. Be sure to wear gold!



Rowan Field Hockey vs. Kean University

Time

7:00PM

Location

Richard Wackar Stadium

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event

Contact

Dave Naphy, 856-256-4258, naphy@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s Field Hockey team as they take on Kean University. Enjoy contests where you can win free t-shirts and other prizes. Be sure to wear gold! A Field Hockey Alumni Reception will be held before the game. Please contact Penny Kempf at kempf@rowan.edu if interested.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Annual Homecoming Parade and Float Competition

Time

Line up begins at 8:00am on Victoria Ave. by Rowan Boulevard and Barnes & Noble for teams competing in the banner and float competitions. Parade begins to travel down Rowan Boulevard at 9:45am. Skits and performances will start at 10:00am in Lot D.

Location

Parade begins on Rowan Boulevard and concludes in Lot D, which is where the skits and performances will take place.

Fee

Free

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Pre-registration via the Homecoming website for teams/individuals interested in competing.

Contact

Fallon Conry, 856-256-6860, conryf1@students.rowan.edu

Description

The annual Homecoming parade is one of Rowan’s oldest traditions. Come join the Rowan University community as they parade through Glassboro to celebrate Homecoming Day. Enjoy hot chocolate and candy along the parade route. The parade will conclude in Lot D, where student teams will perform skits and dances as part of the annual float competition.



Rowan Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse

Time

11:00AM

Location

Rowan College at Gloucester County

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event

Contact

Dustin Dimit, 856-256-4683, dimit@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse. Be sure to wear gold!



Rowan Football vs. Southern Virginia

Time

2:00pm

Location

Richard Wackar Stadium

Fee

Free for Rowan students with Rowan ID, $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, children, and visiting college students with ID

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Purchase at event

Contact

Dave Naphy, 856-256-4258, naphy@rowan.edu

Description

Support Rowan’s Football team against Southern Virginia in the Homecoming Football Game!



“The Show” - 32nd Annual Step Show presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Nu Iota Chapter and Rowan University

Time

Doors open at 6:00pm; Show starts at 7:00pm; Doors close at 10:00pm

Location

Pfleeger Concert Hall

Fee

Tickets will go on sale September 25th for $12 at the Student Center Information Desk. There will be 25 free tickets given away on Friday, September 25th starting at 7:00pm. Tickets will be available the day of the event for $15.

Who can attend?

Everyone

Tickets

Available at the Student Center Information Desk

Contact

Michael Whiting, 609-724-6046, whiting@rowan.edu

Description

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Nu Iota Chapter at Rowan University will host its 32nd annual Step Show. This event is one of the region's oldest and most celebrated collegiate events in Southern New Jersey.