Virtual Homecoming will take place on Friday, October 2 beginning with a special message from President Rob Coons at 8:00 p.m. EDT. This message will provide an update about campus activities, an inside peek at our new academic building, and will feature Homecoming history and insights from the Rose athletics department. A link to access this video will be sent out to all alumni during Homecoming week.
And there is more!
Get the most out of this ‘Homecoming at Home’ by registering for Homecoming. All registrants will receive a complimentary Build Your Own Bonfire (BYOB) kit in the mail. Note: Your registration must be received by midnight on Thursday, September 24 to be sure you receive the bonfire kit in time. Registration also ensures you will have properly signed up and can access other virtual activities. In the registration form, you can sign up to:
• Pop-in to the virtual Academic Open House.
This year, we plan to host a virtual open house that will facilitate interactions with your favorite professors and departments. Details are still being finalized, and registration guarantees you’ll receive information to access the event!
• Join us for GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Trivia Night.
Alumnus Marc Pardee (’11) will once again host a fun night of virtual bar trivia, with questions geared towards our younger graduates (classes of 2011-2020). While you do not have to be a graduate from this era to participate, we do suggest you brush up on your knowledge of electric cars, the Marvel Universe, and the Kardashians. Register by clicking here.
• Support our students by purchasing a Homecoming Box of Really Good Stuff.
Bring a taste of Homecoming to your living room by purchasing a package of our traditional Homecoming goodies. Each box contains a traditional Rose-branded pint glass, custom Rose Sherpa blanket, mask and mask lanyard, car coasters, Rose magnet, and a window cling, sun and Chapstick, and sunglasses! Single Boxes are $25 and couples' boxes are $40. All box orders must be made by Thursday, September 24 at midnight to ensure receipt by Homecoming.
• Participate in the Build Your Own Bonfire (BYOB) Challenge.
Nearly all alumni have experienced our traditional bonfire during the Fall. Help to keep this tradition alive by participating in the 2020 BYOB Challenge! Rules and requirements are managed by the Office of Student Affairs and all submissions must be made by midnight on Wednesday, September 30. See below for rules, deadlines, and how to register.
In addition, be sure to share your Rose memories with us by sending us your photos or videos. If this year is a reunion year for you, we will collect this information and share memories specific to your class.