Homecoming 2016

Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2016!

From October 3-9, we have tons of PROFlympic-themed events on campus for both students and alumni to enjoy. Check out our calendar of events* and join in on the fun.

Plus, if you take a photo during Homecoming Week showing your Prof Pride and share it on social media using #RowanPROUD, you'll be entered to win great prizes.


*For student events, all teams must be registered on PROFlink to participate. Registration opens September 6. For alumni events, alumni must register here.

Calendar of Events

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Monday

Monday

October 3

Student Events


Homecoming Banner Competition

Back Patio, Chamberlain Student Center | 5:00 p.m.

Use your creativity to make a banner that promotes Homecoming Week, your student organizations and Rowan spirit. Judging begins at 9:00 p.m. Participants must walk in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, 10/8 with their banner in order to be judged to win. The winner will be announced during halftime at the Homecoming football game on 10/8. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. Free snacks provided by Gourmet Dining. Anyone is invited to attend this event. Participants are required to register on Proflink.

Prof's Spotlight

Prof's Place, Student Center | 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Show off your vocal, acoustic or poetic talent with a 10-20 minute set. Students and alumni interested in performing should email studentcenter@rowan.edu. Anyone is invited to attend this event.

#RowanTAG

Instagram | Monday - Friday

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) invites you to a campus-wide game of TAG. YOU'RE IT! All week long, large gold gift tags will decorate campus to raise awareness about the role donors play in the success and continued growth of our institution and our students. To play, individuals are encouraged to take photos with tags they find on campus and post it to Instagram. Players should tag @RowanSAA and use #RowanTAG. Those who participate are invited to stop by the SAA table at the Block Party on Friday, October 7th to receive an exclusive #RowanTAG giveaway. For more information and official rules, including how to earn Homecoming spirit points, visit the TAG website.

Alumni Events


There are no Alumni events scheduled for today.

Tuesday

Tuesday

October 4

Student Events


Push Cart Competition

Rowan Boulevard | 5:30 p.m.

Get ready to burn some rubber on Rowan Boulevard! The Boys and Girls Club will run the first races at 5:30 p.m. Teams of four will race at 7:30 p.m. The team with the fastest time will be crowned winner during the halftime show at the Homecoming football game on 10/8. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. Free snacks provided by Gourmet Dining. Anyone is invited to attend this event. Participants are required to register on Proflink.

Field Hockey Game

Richard Wackar Stadium | 7:00 p.m.

Cheer on Rowan Field Hockey as they take on The College of New Jersey. This event is free for everyone, and there will be a competition for a flat-screen TV during halftime. Sponsored by Rowan Athletics.

Prof's Place Trivia

Prof's Place, Student Center | 9:00 p.m.

Test your skills in this special edition, Rowan and Olympic-themed trivia competition for a chance to win $50 in gift cards. Anyone is invited to attend this event. Sponsored by the Chamberlain Student Center.

#RowanTAG

Instagram | Monday - Friday

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) invites you to a campus-wide game of TAG. YOU'RE IT! All week long, large gold gift tags will decorate campus to raise awareness about the role donors play in the success and continued growth of our institution and our students. To play, individuals are encouraged to take photos with tags they find on campus and post it to Instagram. Players should tag @RowanSAA and use #RowanTAG. Those who participate are invited to stop by the SAA table at the Block Party on Friday, October 7th to receive an exclusive #RowanTAG giveaway. For more information and official rules, including how to earn Homecoming spirit points, visit the TAG website.

Alumni Events


There are no Alumni events scheduled for today.

Wednesday

Wednesday

October 5

Student Events


ProfTalks: Prof Pride

Owl's Nest, Student Center | 6:30 p.m.

This special edition of ProfTalks is the perfect opportunity for students, staff, faculty and alumni to share their stories and discuss how they embrace the Rowan spirit. Sponsored by Leadership Rowan.

Lip Sync Competition

Pfleeger Concert Hall | 9:00 p.m.

Grab your friends, find your favorite tune, dress up and compete against other students for a chance to win $1,000 in prizes. Open to teams and individuals. Sponsored by Student University Programmers. Free snacks provided by Gourmet Dining. Anyone is invited to attend this event. Participants are required to register on Proflink.

#RowanTAG

Instagram | Monday - Friday

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) invites you to a campus-wide game of TAG. YOU'RE IT! All week long, large gold gift tags will decorate campus to raise awareness about the role donors play in the success and continued growth of our institution and our students. To play, individuals are encouraged to take photos with tags they find on campus and post it to Instagram. Players should tag @RowanSAA and use #RowanTAG. Those who participate are invited to stop by the SAA table at the Block Party on Friday, October 7th to receive an exclusive #RowanTAG giveaway. For more information and official rules, including how to earn Homecoming spirit points, visit the TAG website.

Alumni Events


There are no Alumni events scheduled for today.

Thursday

Thursday

October 6

Student Events


Battleship Competition

Rec Center | 9:00 p.m.

For the 5th year in a row, 30 teams will compete and battle other teams' ships to be the last one floating. Sponsored by the Rec Center and Rowan After Hours. Free snacks provided by Gourmet Dining. Anyone is invited to attend this event. Participants are required to register on Proflink.

#RowanTAG

Instagram | Monday - Friday

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) invites you to a campus-wide game of TAG. YOU'RE IT! All week long, large gold gift tags will decorate campus to raise awareness about the role donors play in the success and continued growth of our institution and our students. To play, individuals are encouraged to take photos with tags they find on campus and post it to Instagram. Players should tag @RowanSAA and use #RowanTAG. Those who participate are invited to stop by the SAA table at the Block Party on Friday, October 7th to receive an exclusive #RowanTAG giveaway. For more information and official rules, including how to earn Homecoming spirit points, visit the TAG website.

Alumni Events


There are no Alumni events scheduled for today.

Friday

Friday

October 7

Student Events


PROFlympics Block Party

Hollybush Green | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy delicious food, music and around-the-world fun, including a kid's zone, live performances, beer garden, PROFlympic-themed photo area and much more. Free food vouchers will be provided to students with a valid Rowan I.D. While admission is free for everyone, non-students are encouraged to bring money for food and artisan vendors. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held in the Chamberlain Student Center. Sponsored by Rowan After Hours.

Field Hockey Game

Richard Wackar Stadium | 6:30 p.m.

Cheer on Rowan Field Hockey as they take on Ramapo College. This event is free for everyone. Sponsored by Rowan Athletics.

#RowanTAG

Instagram | Monday - Friday

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) invites you to a campus-wide game of TAG. YOU'RE IT! All week long, large gold gift tags will decorate campus to raise awareness about the role donors play in the success and continued growth of our institution and our students. To play, individuals are encouraged to take photos with tags they find on campus and post it to Instagram. Players should tag @RowanSAA and use #RowanTAG. Those who participate are invited to stop by the SAA table at the Block Party on Friday, October 7th to receive an exclusive #RowanTAG giveaway. For more information and official rules, including how to earn Homecoming spirit points, visit the TAG website.

Alumni Events


Diamond Club Golf Tournament

Scotland Run Golf Club | 9:30 a.m.

Enjoy a day on the greens with fellow Rowan/GSC baseball alumnni. Participate in a number of fun contests including longest drive, putting, closest to pin and hole-in-one. Click here for more info and to register.

Black Alumni & Friends Reunion Meet & Greet

Eynon Ballroom Lobby, Chamberlain Student Center | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, staff and faculty for a Meet & Greet Reception. This event provides an opportunity to connect with current scholars and reconnect with some of your dearest mentors and friends. The reception costs $20 and includes wine, beer and light refreshments. Click here for more info and to register.

Black Alumni & Friends Reunion Old School Jam

Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center | 9:00 p.m.

Join DJ Mike Scott of Superior Sound Productions for an incredible dance party as he lays down some of the best old school beats. This event costs $30 and is complete with food and a cash bar. Click here for more info and to register.

Saturday

Saturday

October 8

Student Events


Parade and Float Competition

Rowan Boulevard | 9:30 a.m.

Join your fellow Profs in one of Rowan's oldest Homecoming traditions. Enjoy hot chocolate and other goodies with the Rowan community. The parade begins at Rowan Boulevard and concludes in Lot D, where students will perform skits and dances. Registration on Proflink required.

PROFlympics Tailgate

Richard Wackar Stadium, Lot C, Lot D | 11:00 a.m.

Grab your friends for food, games and fun at the annual Homecoming Tailgate. Visit College Corner for giveaways, a kid's zone and more, and enjoy the Alumni Tent, which features a photo booth, beer garden (21+ only) and all-you-can-eat buffet. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Office of Alumni Engagement, Rowan University Alumni Association, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Education, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, Rohrer College of Business, College of Performing Arts, College of Science & Mathematics, College of Biomedical Science & Health Professions, School of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Communication & Creative Arts, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Global Learning & Partnerships, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rowan University Web Services and Rowan Athletics. For frequently asked questions and additional information regarding the tailgate please click here.

Bus Tours

James Hall | 11:00 a.m.

Hop on board the Rowan Bus and take a 20-minute tour through what's new on campus from Rowan's own Ambassadors. The last tour leaves at 1:30 p.m. Anyone is invited to attend this event. Sponsored by the Admissions Office.

Prof vs. Food: Wing-Eating Contest

Tailgate | 1:00 p.m.

For the first year ever, participants will race against one another to eat their wings the fastest for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Anyone is invited to participate in this event. Sponsored by Gourmet Dining.

Rowan University Football Game

Richard Wackar Stadium | 2:00 p.m.

Cheer on the Rowan University Football team as they take on Salisbury University. During halftime, find out which teams came out on top throughout the week’s various Homecoming competitions and who will go home with the big trophy! Sponsored by Rowan Athletics and the Office of Student Activities.

Women's Soccer Game

Soccer Stadium | 6:00 p.m.

Cheer on Women's Soccer as they take on Montclair State University. This event is free for students with a Rowan I.D. Children's tickets are $3, and adult's tickets are $5. Sponsored by Rowan Athletics.

The Show

Pfleeger Concert Hall | 7:00 p.m.

Alpa Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is proud to present the 33rd annual Step Show. Tickets are $12.00 and available for purchase at the Student Center Information Desk starting on Monday, 9/19 or here while supplies last. Free tickets will be available to the first 40 students in line at the Student Center Information Desk. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Art After Hours

Chamberlain Student Center | 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Show off your artistic side with a canvas painting class. This first-come, first-serve event is free for all participants and can accommodate 100 students and 25 alumni. Sponsored by Rowan After Hours.

Alumni Events


Class of 1966 50th Reunion

Rowan University | All day

Can you believe that it's been 50 years - a half century - since the Class of 1966 graduated from Glassboro State College? Now it's time to celebrate this remarkable milestone. Celebrate with us all day today to reflect on your formative years on campus, the friendships you've made, and the ways in which Glassboro altered your lives and shaped your journeys over the past five decades.

The Class of 1966 Reunion Committee and the Office of Alumni Engagement has planned a series of activities around this year’s Homecoming festivities which include both moments of frivolity and moments of reflection. This is a very special anniversary for your class and it's time to reminisce, to recall your shared memories and to re-connect with old friends. The registration fee of $50.00 includes all Reunion and Homecoming activities listed here. We look forward to seeing you back on campus!

Alumni Homecoming Tent

Lot C | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alumni, families and friends are invited to come enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet underneath the Homecoming Alumni Tent. As an alumnus, you and one guest can attend FREE of charge, as long as you preregister by Friday, September 16. Alumni who register for the Homecoming Alumni Tent will also be able to enjoy the Proflympics Beer Garden (21+ only), vendors, tailgating games, kid's activities and a photo booth. Additionally, faculty and staff from each college will be located next to the Alumni Tent in "College Corner." Click here for more info and to register.

Alumni Athletics Tent

Lot C | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Athletics alumni, families and friends are invited to come enjoy an all-you-can-eat-buffet underneath the Homecoming Athletics Tent. As an alumnus, you and one guest can attend FREE of charge, as long as you preregister by Friday, September 16. Alumni who register for the Homecoming Alumni Tent will also be able to enjoy the Proflympics Beer Garden (21+ only), vendors, tailgating games, kid's activities and a photo booth. Additionally, faculty and staff from each college will be located next to the Alumni Tent in "College Corner." Athletics gear will also be available for purchase. Click here for more info and to register.

Black Alumni & Friends Reunion: Jazz Soiree

Alumni Engagement Center, Shpeen Hall | 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Slip into your finest Saturday evening attire and head to the Alumni Engagement Center to unwind after the Homecoming game. You are invited grab a drink from the cash bar and snack on elegant hor d’oeuvres as you get carried away by the smooth and soulful sounds of leading jazz artist, Sue Giles. This event costs $30. Register here.

Sunday

Sunday

October 9

Student Events


There are no Student events scheduled for today.

Alumni Events


Black Alumni & Friends Reunion - Fellowship Breakfast

Owl's Nest, Chamberlain Student Center | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Black Alumni Reunion Committee encourages fellow Profs to rise and shine! As Homecoming 2016 weekend concludes, Rowan Alumni are invited to the Owl’s Nest for good food and fellowship. The inspirational closing program will feature Rev. Glenn Porter '84 of Queen Street Baptist Church and a hearty breakfast. This event costs $30. Click here for more info and to register.

Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center | 11:00 a.m.

Join Rowan Athletics as they honor the 1990 Men’s Soccer National Championship team, Coach Bill Fritz, Coach Dan Gilmore, Crystal Feo Engelhart ’99, Maggie Goodman-Reed ’06, Maurice Ransome ’94 and Josh Schwartz ’09 at the 2016 Shirley O’Day/ Joy Solomen Rowan-Glassboro State Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This event costs $35 per person and $15 for children (12 and under). A brunch buffet will be provided. Click here for more info and to register.

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