Schedule of events
October 17, 2023
Rock Alumni Trivia Night, Online
Brush up your trivia skills and compete for Homecoming themed prizes!
October 20, 2023
Alumni Employee Breakfast, Alumni House
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join with your favorite SRU alumni colleagues for a campus breakfast to kick off the start of Homecoming Weekend!
SRU Friendship Bracelet Making Station, Smith Student Center Lobby
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
hosted by The Student Center and Conference Services
SRU Communication & Media Symposium, Smith Student Center, Rm. 321
Communications and media alumni will have an open symposium for students and guests discussing their career journeys and current issues facing professionals.
SRU Communication Media Hall of Fame and Alumni Mixer, Smith Student Center Theater
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Alumni and friends of the Department of Strategic Communication and Media (formally Communication) are invited to kick off homecoming weekend with the annual Communication & Media Hall of Fame and Alumni Mixer on Friday, Oct. 20.
The ceremony will celebrate current and incoming SRU Communication and Media Hall of Fame inductees and award winners. The alumni mixer starts at 2:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tickets include admission and refreshments."
DEIB Mix and Mingle, Ski Lodge
5:00 PM -7 :00 PM
Alumni and friends will have the chance to connect and network with fellow alum, current students, and faculty and staff in a relaxing environment. We will be serving light refreshments; participants have the chance to win prizes while participating in trivia and minute to win-it games.
Distinguished Alumni Dinner, Student Center Ballroom
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join us on Friday, October 20, when the Office of Alumni Engagement and the SRU Alumni Association will be recognizing Distinguished Alumni who have reached the highest level of accomplishment.
Pep Rally, Quad
Performances by the SRU Marching Pride, Rock Cheerleaders, annual Coaches' Speech and presentation of the 2023 Rock Royalty.
Saturday, October 21
Muffins and Mimosas, Alumni House
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Alumni are invited to join us for Muffins and Mimosas prior to the start of the annual Homecoming Parade.
SRU Men's Club Lacrosse Alumni Games, Old Thompson Field
Player warm-ups start at 8:30 AM, followed by a 9:30 AM Silver Game start for alumni over 40. The Gold Game for players under 40 and current players starts at 10:30 AM. More information can be found here.
Homecoming Parade - Main Street
Watch the annual Homecoming Parade from your favorite spot on Main Street, where all the excitement will take place!
Music Alumni Tailgate, Swope Parking Lot
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Alumni of the music department are invited to stop by the Swope lawn/lobby to mix and mingle with current faculty and students. No fee, but advanced registration is encouraged!
SRUAA Tailgate Tent, Scarnati Band Field
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join the SRU Alumni Association for the annual tailgate tent, the best party of the year! This year, we are offering express registration - skip the long registration lines by pre-registering!
This year, you can also pre-order your commemorative pint glass in advance and have it ready for you at the tent. Not a member? Join the Alumni Association and receive a pint glass as welcome gift.
DEIB Belonging Tent, Tailgate Lot A, Row closest to the field
11:00 AM - I:00 PM
Please join the Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging as we host SRU's first Belonging Tent. This event provides a space for unrepresented alumni to reconnect and enjoy food, music and fun. All are welcome to attend, advanced registration is required.
Rock Football vs. Penn West California, Mihalik-Thompson Stadium
Annual Homecoming football game. Rock Football vs. Penn West California, featuring the crowning of the Homecoming Court and special on-field recognition ceremonies.
Black Alumni Network Mixer, Alumni House
Gather to celebrate Homecoming Weekend and network with fellow alumni.
Tailgating policy can be found here
If you are unable to attend but still want to make a donation to the Slippery Rock Alumni Association or the Media Hall of Fame you can do so here.