Prof Country 2013 (homecoming)

Homecoming Spirit Competition

Events: 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 2014 competitions are eligible to win this award.

Contact: Megan McHugh, x4187, mchughm@rowan.edu

Description: Throughout 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 PROFtoberfest theme, and overall Prof Pride. The winner of the 2014 Homecoming Spirit Competition will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 18th.


Annual Banner Competition

Time: 5:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m, Judging starts at 9:00 p.m

Location: Student Center Back Patio (Rain site: 2nd floor Student Center)

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Rowan University Community.

Registration: Pre-registration required. The registration form is avaliable here.

Contact: Michele Applegate, x4388, applegate@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. All participants must walk in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 18, 2014 with their banners in order to be judged to win. Participants must line up with their banners at the Barnes and Noble parking lot by 9:00am on October 18th to prepare for the parade. Winners will be announced during halftime of the football game that afternoon.


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Annual Push Cart Competition

Time: 7:30 p.m

Location: Bunce Circle

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Rowan University Community.

Registration: Pre-registration required. The registration form is avaliable here.

Contact: Jim Thatcher, x4388, thatcherj@rowan.edu

Description: Teams of four, consisting of two male and two female members, will compete in a race around Bunce Green in the provided push carts. This will be a duo relay competition, and the teams with the best time wins! (Men and women’s times will be averaged.)

Homecoming Trivia

Time: 9:00 p.m

Location: Profs Place, Student Center

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Any Rowan Student with a valid Rowan ID.

Contact: Jeff Williams, x4605, willia6b@rowan.edu

Description: Get together with up to five friends to create a group and compete for prizes! Trivia topics include everything brown, gold, and Rowan with a few current events, sports, music, and history questions.


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Rowan Field Hockey vs. Stevens Tech

Time: 7:00 p.m

Location: Richard Wackar Stadium

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Rowan University Community.

Contact: Erin Barney, x4258, barney@rowan.edu

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the field hockey team takes on Stevens Tech! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud.

Rowan Women’s Soccer vs. Stockton

Time: 7:00 p.m

Location: Rowan Soccer Field

Fee: Free for Rowan students, $5 for adults, and $3 for visiting college students, children, and senior citizens.

Who can attend: Rowan University Community.

Tickets: Can be purchased at the door.

Contact: Erin Barney, x4258, barney@rowan.edu

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the women’s soccer team takes on Stockton! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud.

Homecoming Intramural Battleship III

Time: 9:00 p.m, with the captains meeting and participant check-in at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Recreation Center Pool

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

Who can attend: Anyone can spectate. Must be a student, staff or faculty member to participate..

Registration: Registration takes place at the Rec Center front desk until October 3rd. It is free to watch.

Contact: Kevin George, x4927, georgek@rowan.edu

Description: Will your team be the last battleship standing? Use teamwork, strategy, and buckets of water to sink the opposing team's canoe all while defending and protecting your canoe from the same fate. The event is limited to the first 24 teams that register. Rowan students, faculty or staff may sign up in teams of four. The competition will be divided into four matches. The remaining teams from those four matches will play in a championship match to claim the title of Battleship Champion.


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Rowan Volleyball vs. William Paterson (Dig Pink Game)

Time: 7:00 p.m

Location: Esby Gym

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Rowan University Community.

Contact: Erin Barney, x4258, barney@rowan.edu

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the volleyball team takes on William Paterson! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud.

Annual Lip Sync Contest

Time: 9:00 p.m

Location: Student Center Pit

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Rowan University Community.

Registration: Pre-registration required. The registration form is avaliable here.

Contact: Cody Molowski, x4875, molows09@students.rowan.edu

Description: Grab some friends, find your favorite tune, dress up, and compete against other Rowan students for prizes worth over $1,000. Students can sign up to compete as a team or individual via the Homecoming website.


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Campus Clean and Green

Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

Location: Student Center Patio

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Rowan students, faculty, and staff.

Contact: Andrew Perrone, x4597, 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.

Dr. Harley E. Flack Mentoring Program Homecoming Reception

Time: 5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m

Location: Student Center Ballroom Atrium

Fee: $15.00

Who can attend: Alumni of Ujima and the male mentoring program, current program participants and Rowan Faculty and Staff.

Tickets: Available through Alumni Affairs or the Student Center Info Desk.

Contact: Gardy Guiteau, x5479, guiteau@rowan.edu

Description: The Dr. Harley E. Flack Mentoring Program Homecoming Reception is for past and present program participants, mentors, and supporters. Over the 20 plus years it has been in existence, Ujima and the male component of the mentoring program have supported countless students from their first year at Rowan to their professional career. This reception is an opportunity for past and current program participants to meet and network with one another.

PROFtoberfest Block Party

Block Party Flyer

Time: 6:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m

Location: Rowan Boulevard Green Space

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Tickets: Rowan students with valid ID will receivce a $10 voucher at the door. Tickets for food will be available for purchase for all other guests.

Contact: Rhiannon Napoli, x4879, napoli@rowan.edu

Description: Rowan University invites Glassboro and the Rowan Community to celebrate Homecoming 2014 at the #PROFtoberfest block party! Food available for purchase will include fried pizza, meatball sandwiches, pork sandwiches, and German favorites such as potato salad, potato pancakes, knockwurst, hot dogs & sauerkraut, and bavarian pretzels. There will be German bands and dancers along with horse & carriage rides, a beer garden, craft vendors, and a kids’ zone with face painting, roasted marshmallows, and more!


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Annual Homecoming Parade and Float Competition

Parade Route

Time: Line up begins at 8:00 a.m in Rowan Boulevard/Barnes and Noble Parking Lot for teams competing in the banner and float competitions. Parade begins to travel down Main Street at 9:45 a.m.

Location: Parade begins in Rowan Boulevard Parking Lot and concludes in Lot D, Skits and performances will start at 10:00 a.m in Lot D.

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Registration: Pre-registration required. The registration form is avaliable here.

Contact: Kelvin Rodriquez, x4296, rodriguezk@rowan.edu

Description: The annual Homecoming parade is one of Rowan’s oldest traditions. Come join the Rowan University community as they parade around Glassboro to celebrate Homecoming Day. Candy will be thrown out along the parade route and free coffee stations will be located in front of Prime Burger in Rowan Boulevard, Edgewood Park apartments on Carpenter Street, and in lot D at the float performance area. The parade will conclude in Lot D, where student organizations will perform their skits and dances as part of the annual float competition.

PROs Alumni Reunion

Time: 5:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m

Location: Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for Alumni Engagement, Shpeen Hall

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Peer Referral and Orientation Staff Alumni.

Tickets: Register at http://alumni.rowan.edu/PROSReunion.

Contact: Chris D’Angelo, 856-256-5407, dangeloc@rowan.edu

Description: PROS alumni will reunite on Saturday, October 18 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. in the Alumni Engagement Center (Shpeen Hall). Your pre-registration includes a light dinner buffet and cash bar access. We anticipate multiple generations of PROS alumni at this event, so brush up on your icebreakers and get ready to celebrate Homecoming with some of the most #RowanPROUD alumni around.

Rowan Football vs. SUNY Morrisville

Time: 7:00 p.m

Location: Richard Wackar Stadium.

Fee: Free for Rowan Students, $8 for adults, and $5 for visiting college students, children, and senior citizens.

Who can attend: Rowan University Community

Tickets: Can be purchased at the door.

Contact: Erin Barney, x4258, barney@rowan.edu

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the football team takes on SUNY Morrisville! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud. Homecoming competition winners will be announced on the football field during halftime of the game.

Rowan Alumni Swim Meet

Time: 5:00 p.m

Location: Esby Gym

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Contact: Erin Barney, x4258, barney@rowan.edu

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your alumni Profs as they jump into the water for another meet! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and remind them what it is like to be #RowanProud.

D3 Rowan Ice Hockey vs. Richard Stockton College

Time: 5:30 p.m

Location: Hollydell Ice Arena

Fee: Free for Rowan students, $5 for adults.

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Tickets: Can purchase at the door.

Contact: : Lorri Brewer, x3065, brewerlo@rowan.edu

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the D3 ice hockey team takes on Stockton! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud.

Homecoming Tailgate

Time: 10 a.m – 2 p.m

Location: Lot D

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Contact: : Constantine Alexakos, 856-256-4696 , Alexakos@rowan.edu

Description: Set up a tent and bring out your grill for the Homecoming tailgate. We have a designated area and it’s open to the entire Rowan community, Alumni, family and friends. Join us to celebrate Rowan’s PROFtoberfest Homecoming and get ready for the Profs to take on Widener University. Parking is not allowed in the tailgate area (foot traffic only) from 10am – 2pm. Vehicles will be allowed into the lot prior to 10am for drop off only. All Vehicles must be out of the lot by 10am (no exceptions). Music will be provided from 10am – 2pm. No personal DJ’s or music from 10am – 2pm.

PROFtoberfest Alumni Tent & Beer Garden

Time: 10 a.m – 2 p.m

Location: Lot C- Alumni Tent

Fee: Registration is free for each alumnus and one (1) guest. Additional guests are $10 each. Alumni MUST PRE-REGISTER prior to Friday, 10/17 to obtain free admission.

Who can attend: Alumni, students, staff, family and friends.

Registration: Pre-register at http://alumni.rowan.edu/PROFtoberfest.

Contact: : Chris D'Angelo, 856-256-5407 , dangeloc@rowan.edu

Description: The Rowan University Engagement Office invites alumni, students, staff, family and friends to gather outside of Wackar Stadium in Lot C for this year’s PROFtoberfest Homecoming festivities. Come enjoy an all you can eat German themed buffet, a Flying Fish beer garden, tailgating games, children’s activities, and a PROFtoberfest photo booth. Alumni and one (1) guest will receive FREE admission if they pre-register prior to Friday, October 17. All additional guests, as well as “day-of” registrations, will cost $10. Alumni are strongly encouraged to pre-register to take advantage of this deal! Families, friends and reunion groups can meet under the large tent or in the tailgating area. Make sure you check-in at the Alumni Welcome tent to get the most out of your Homecoming experience! More information will be available at alumni.rowan.edu/PROFtoberfest!

Rowan Men’s Soccer vs. William Paterson

Time: 7:00 p.m

Location: Rowan Soccer Field

Fee: Free for Rowan students, $5 for adults, and $3 for visiting college students, children, and senior citizens.

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Tickets: Can be purchased at the door.

Contact: Erin Barney, x4258, barney@rowan.edu

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the men’s soccer team takes on William Paterson! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud.

Rowan Men's Rugby vs. University of Scranton

Time: 6:00 p.m

Location: Intramural Field

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Contact: John Edler 848-456-0176

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the Men's Rugby team takes on Scranton! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud.

Rowan Woman's Rugby vs. The College of New Jersey

Time: 3:00 p.m

Location: Intramural Field

Fee: Free

Who can attend: Open to the Public.

Description: Dress up in your Rowan gear and cheer on your fellow Profs as the Woman's Rugby team takes on TCNJ! Make sure to bring your friends to fill up the stands and show our opponents what it is like to be #RowanProud.


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