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Homecoming is all about YOU! Join us for a day, or two (…or for the week) of activities celebrating CSU's proud achievements and future possibilities.

Friday, September 18

Levin Leadership Academy Reunion/Forum
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Past participants of the Levin Leadership Academy are invited to join in this reunion as we reminisce about the history of the program (led by Vera Vogelsang-Coombs) and hear from a panel of graduates including Ray Weeden, Director of Operations and Maintenance, North East Ohio Regional Sewer District; Carolyn Gaiter, Director of Asset Management, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority; Jim McCafferty, former Cuyahoga County Administrator, and Sari Feldman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library and currently President of the American Library Association

Saturday, September 19

Women's Softball Green/White Game followed by Pot Luck
Family, friends and alumni Slow Pitch Game
11:00 A.M.
Viking Field

Homecoming "Kick-off": CSU Men's Soccer Game and Alumni Reunion
v. Wright State
7:00 P.M.
Krenzler Field

Sunday, September 20

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
1:10 P.M.
Progressive Field

Alumni Day at Progressive Field with the Cleveland Indians. As the season begins to wind down, bring the entire family out to enjoy one last game of the season as the Tribe takes on the Chicago White Sox. $20 per ticket.

Monday, September 21

Golden Apple Faculty/Staff Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by the Young Alumni Council
Noon - 1:30 P.M.
Fenn Ballroom

The Young Alumni Council honors outstanding faculty/staff nominated by recent graduates.

Student Homecoming Kick-off/Meet the Homecoming Court
Jose Barrientos (Comedian)
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Student Center Atrium

Viking Night Out Alumni Reception (5-25 years)
5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Burgers 2 Beer, 1938 Euclid Ave.

Share a laugh, and a draft, as your connect with fellow Vikings! Light appetizers will be served. Cash bar.

Tuesday, September 22

All CSU alumni are encouraged to get decked out in your Green to show off your Viking pride. Let all of your friends be green with envy as we celebrate our Viking Pride.

Homecoming Breakfast for Alumni on CSU's Faculty & Staff
Sponsored by the University Chapter of CSUAA
8:30 - 10:00 A.M.
Elements Bistro

Complimentary coffee and donuts for all CSU alumni employed at CSU

Student Pre-Pep Rally Gathering (Donut Bar, Photo Booth, Prizes)
10:00 - 11:30 A.M.
Student Center Atrium

Downtown Homecoming Pep Rally
Celebrating Viking Spirit and Pride in the heart of downtown
Noon - 1:15 P.M.
Tower City Center

If you thought Pep Rallys were just for college days, you haven't seen anything yet. We're planning a HUGE celebration with give-aways, cheerleaders, athletes, music, prizes, and more fun than you can shake a selfie stick at. Come on down to Tower City and join in with fellow alumni and students as we paint Cleveland Green with excitement.

Student Luau Party
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Euclid Commons (Rain Location: SC Atrium)

Wednesday, September 23

Student PlazaPalooza
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Student Center Plaza (Rain Location: Student Center Atrium)

Student Homecoming Scavenger Hunt
11:30 - 2:00 P.M.
Student Center Plaza (Rain Location: Student Center Atrium)

Study Abroad/Modern Languages Alumni Reception
5:30-7:00 P.M.
Parker Hannifin 104

Join the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (formerly Modern Languages) in celebrating its many years promoting Study Abroad in Spain, France, Costa Rica, China and Mexico. Department Chair Antonio Medina-Rivera will host a wine and cheese reception for past participants and faculty.

Student Soccer Tailgate
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Krenzler Field

Monte Ahuja College of Business Meet the Dean Night followed by CSU v. Cincinnati Men's Soccer
6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
The Board Room (BU220), Monte Ahuja College of Business

Alumni are invited to attend to meet Dr. Richard Reed, newly appointed dean, for a pre-game reception and networking experience. Following the reception, join other alumni and friends at Krenzler field to cheer on the men's Viking soccer team v. Cincinnati.

Men's Soccer vs. Cincinnati
7:00 P.M.
Krenzler Field

Thursday, September 24

Student Viking Pride Minute-To-Win-It
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Student Center Atrium

Homecoming/Grand Marshall Luncheon
Fenn Ballroom

Enjoy lunch with fellow student, faculty and staff as we honor Homecoming VIPs including the Grand Marshalls and the Homecoming Court.

Tour the BRAND NEW Center for Innovation in Medical Professions
4:30 - 6:00 P.M.
Entrance on Euclid and 22nd. Parking: South Garage recommended.

Come tour CSU's brand new building—the Center for Innovations in Medical Professions, where future health professionals will learn how to effectively work together to better meet the health needs of our community. Tours, Demos, and refreshments provided.

Homecoming Parade
6:30 P.M.

It may not be the Rose Bowl, but our People-Powered Parade is just as much fun. Deck yourself out and be part of the parade…where you and your family/friends are the float. Participate with students or march in our alumni Parade of the Decades. All alumni are invited to march in their reunion class, or as part of the Parade of the Decades.

Check-in at 5:30 p.m. behind the Student Center. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp. The parade will end at the Vikefest Celebration.

Vikefest Celebration
6:45 - 9:00 P.M.
Mather Mansion Lawn (Rain Location: Woodling Gym)

Fair booths, food trucks, music, prizes, all-alumni reception, and fun galore. The parade ends, and the party just begins. Celebrate your Viking pride back at Mather…headquarters to the CSU Alumni Association.

Friday, September 25

2nd Annual Swimming/Diving Alumni & Friends Golf Outing
9:00 A.M.
Briarwood Golf Course, Broadview Heights

"It Can Wait" Live Texting Simulation
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Student Center Atrium

Provided by AT&T Ohio, the It Can Wait Texting and Driving Simulator will provide a first-hand experience about the hazards of texting and driving. This is an unforgettable demo bound to save lives.

Afternoons @ Ahuja
11:30-1:30 P.M.
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium, Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Marketing is dramatically evolving and often driving innovation, product development and improvements in customer experience necessary to compete in today's hyper-competitive marketplace. The Afternoons @ Ahuja panel discussion provides a platform to hear/learn from experts on predictions, current trends and best practices in Marketing and business strategy. Moderated by Jim D'Orazio.

Engineering Alumni Luncheon
Noon - 3:00 P.M.
Fenn Hall, Room 130

Join fellow Engineering alumni, Dean Anette Karlson and learn from faculty about the growing challenge of computer and electronics security, and how the College is taking a hands-on approach to cybersecurity education for engineering students. Afterward take a tour of our lab facilities. RSVP to or call 216.687.2558.

25th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards
5:30 P.M.
Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue

Experience the marquee alumni event of the year when we salute this year's class of distinguished alumni and unveil CSU's Fascinating Alumni Recipients. Tickets ($125 per person) are available at 216.687.5045 through September 11. Reception and dinner included. Business attire. Register

Women's Volleyball v. Green Bay
7:00 P.M.
Woodling Gym

Harvest Ball
9:00 P.M.
Student Center Plaza (Rain Location: SC Ballroom)

Saturday, September 26

The Race is On!
7:00 A.M.

MidTown Cleveland HealthLine Classic 10k/5k Race
The course begins at the Agora Complex, 5000 Euclid Ave. Packet pick up Friday at the CSU Rec Center or MidTown Cleveland, Inc. Register here

Homecoming Registration Check-In/Coffee Spot
8:00 - 11:30 A.M.
Student Center

Stop by to pick up the most up-to-date schedule of events, pick up a name badge, and grab some swag.

Swimming Splash Bash
8:00 A.M.
Robert F. Busbey Natatorium

This regular event proves to be a highlight of each Homecoming. First Race at 9 a.m. followed by the unveiling of the Heritage Graphic board. An afternoon BBQ is in the works for the swim team, parents, alumni and invited guests. Alumni, parent and team lunch at 1:00 P.M. Cost $10 Register by email: View registration form

Race Begins
8:30 A.M.

Campus Tours...From the Eyes of Students
8:30 a.m.
Meet at the Welcome Center, Euclid & 24th

Walk the campus and discover CSU from the perspective of today's students

Workout at the Recreation Center
9:00 A.M.

Take advantage of CSU's state of the art recreation center – Alumni for free.

Signature Class/Lecture
9:00 A.M.
Fenn Ballroom

"DAWN Mission to Asteroid Vesta and Ceres"
Research Astronomer Jay Reynolds

Campus Tours
9:30 A.M.
Welcome Center

School Counseling Class Reunion: Engaging Our Community
Mather Mansion, first floor

Tour the BRAND NEW Center for Innovation in Medical Professions
10:00 - 11:15 A.M.
Entrance on Euclid and 22nd.

Signature Class/Panel
10:10 A.M.
Fenn Ballroom

Join former Cauldron staffers, journalists, bloggers and local media figures to discuss how social media has changed how news is gathered, distributed, and consumed, and future changes on the horizon. Following the panel, join former Cauldron staffers for a reunion at the all-alumni/reunion brunch.

Swim Unveiling & Lunch
10:30 A.M.
Robert F. Busbey Natatorium

Homecoming All-Alumni Reunion and Awards Brunch
11:30 a.m.
Student Center Ballroom

Whatever year you graduated, join us for the annual All-alumni reunion brunch hosted by the CSU Alumni Association. Along with University updates, alumni celebrating class reunions (graduating years ending with 5's or 0's) and special group/department reunions will be recognized. Our Golden Anniversary Class (1965) will be our very, very special guests. Cost: $15 per person.

Destination: ABD Network
1:30 P.M.
Julka Hall Atrium

Passing your comp exams and taking classes feel like ancient history—but you're not quite finished. Time and space warp. You are not alone, however. You are ABD. Join us for a special Doctoral Studies Homecoming presentation, "Destination: ABD Network." Hear from a special panel of alumni and students with time to network, build mentorship networks, etc. Refreshments provided.

Volleyball vs. Milwaukee
4:00 P.M.
Woodling Gymnasium

Sigma Phi Epsilon/Lambda Tau Delta Reception
6:00 P.M.
Alumni, Students, Families and Friends
Elements Bistro

Women's Soccer Home League Opener vs. Detroit
7:00 P.M.
Krenzler Field

Join us for Homecoming 2015! See you on campus!
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2121 Euclid Avenue, AC 104
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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2300 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.2078

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