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  • Homecoming - All Roads Lead 2020

    February 24 - March 1, 2020

    Game Day vs. Delaware State University  2/29/20


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    Calling all HAWK alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is celebrating Homecoming with a week of events, February 23rd – March 1st, 2020. This week-long festivity features student and campus office competitions, faculty and staff alumni recognition, and athletics games. The heart of the celebration is driven by the beat of our Thunderin’ HAWKS Pep Band which expresses our passion for the HBCU experience. Feeling nostalgic and want to make a difference? Support this year's Giving Day, February 29th our biggest one-day effort to make an impact on the institution you love.

     

    Time to show your HAWK Pride 

    “All Roads Lead To Homecoming 2020!”

    As of 2/6/2020

     

    Sunday, February 23, 2020

    Homecoming Kickoff

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association

    Tawes Gymnasium

    7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    (Doors Open: 6:00 p.m./Doors Close: 10:00 p.m.)

    Cost: Free (UMES Students Only)

    Come and join in the fun as your favorite organizations, clubs and groups show off their talents!

     

    Monday, February 24, 2020

    Campus Activities Board Lunchtime Fun

    Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

    Student Services Center- Rotunda

    12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Theme: CAB Fear Factor!

    Participants will face their worst fears and embark on insane challenges in exchange for prizes.

     

    Black History Month Motivational Speaker

    Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

    Student Services Center Theater

    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Cost: Tickets are online and FREE!

    Join us for an evening of UMES’ Black History Month 2020 with Mrs. Yandy Smith-Harris (From Love and Hip Hop New York) and Tamika Mallory. Learn about our history, black accomplishments and its many heroes, who are often forgotten about, or rarely mentioned.

     

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Sophomore Class Lunchtime Fun

    Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

    Student Services Center Rotunda

    12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Theme: “Black History Trivia Games”

    Test your knowledge of iconic moments in black music, culture and history.

     

     
    UMES Fashion Show

    Sponsored by the Student Government and Haus of Legacy

    Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center

    7:00 p.m.—10:30 p.m.

    Cost: $10.00 per person

    “Hauscoming!” This will be an event you won't want to miss. This year's show will feature a variety of fashion concepts and spotlight student models at our university.


    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Junior Class Lunchtime Fun

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association and Student Experience

    Student Services Center Rotunda

    12 Noon– 5:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Theme:  Student Entrepreneurship Pop-up

    The Junior Class is hosting a Pop-Up Shop featuring products and services by UMES students, faculty and staff. Don't miss the perfect opportunity to support your fellow HAWKS! Please see the Office of Student Engagement, Student Services Center- Suite 2104 for Vendor Form.

     

    Crown Skating

    Sponsored by the Student Government

    Off Campus– Fruitland, Maryland

    7:00 p.m.—11:00 p.m.

    Cost: $5.00 per UMES Student

    Come to Crown Skating Rink for a fun night of skating and good music with all of your friends! Be sure to arrive early to get skates in your size! This will be a sold out event.

     

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Freshmen/Senior Class Lunchtime Fun

    Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

    Student Services Center Rotunda

    12 noon- 1:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Theme: “Mix and Mingle with the HAWK Alumni”

    Mix and Mingle with returning alumni, family and friends. Best “Throwback HAWK Fitted” will be awarded!

    UMES Homecoming Concert

    Sponsored by the Student Government

    William P. Hytche Athletic Center

    7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

    (Doors Open: 5:30 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.) 

    Cost:    $40.00 per person until February 22th

                $50.00 per person- week of Homecoming (Starts Sunday, February 23, 2020)

    Artists: To Be Announced on Thursday, February 6, 2020!

     

    Friday, February 28, 2020

    Alumni Central

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the UMES National Alumni Association

    Student Services Center Rotunda

    12 noon- 5:00 p.m.

     

    SGA Lunchtime Fun

    Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

    Student Services Center Rotunda

    12 noon- 1:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Theme: HAWK Mix and Mingle!

     

    Homecoming Alumni/Student Basketball Game “Battle At the Shore!”

    William P. Hytche Athletics Center

    Registration and tournaments begin at 11 a.m. (until 5 p.m.)

    For details, contact Ted McIntosh at umesalumniclassic@gmail.com

    President's Welcome Back Reception

    Sponsored by the President’s Office 

    Richard A. Henson Center- Ballroom

    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Join President Anderson and her team for a relaxing mix and mingle with light refreshments before the weekend kicks into high gear.

     

    UMES “Hall of Fame” Induction Ceremony

    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics

    Student Services Center- Ballroom 

    6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Cost: $50.00 for Hall of Famers and $60.00 for General Public

     

    The UMES Homecoming Step Show and After Party

    Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Student Experience, Student Government and Alumni Affairs

    William P. Hytche Athletic Center

    Step Show- 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. After Party- 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

    (Doors Open: 7:00 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.)

    Cost: $10.00 UMES Students / $20.00 General Admission

    Join us as we celebrate the history and tradition of our Greek-lettered and Fellowship organizations at this year’s step show as they showcase their talent, creativity and technical skill in the art of stepping as they compete for the title of Step Show Champion! Why go home? Stay and enjoy the after party!

     

    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    National Alumni Association Business and Town Hall Meeting

    Sponsored by the UMES National Alumni Association 

    Student Services Center - Theater

    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    All UMES Alumni are invited to participate in the annual meeting of the UMES National Alumni Association as the NAA President and Board of Directors share accomplishments of the past year.  For details, contact the UMES National Alumni Association at umesnaapresident@gmail.com 

    UMES Homecoming Tailgate

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and Student Government Association 
    Tawes Parking Lot
    10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Cost: Free to visit. Rental space cost TBA. Please bring your own Chairs.

     

    Homecoming Basketball Game

    UMES HAWKS vs. Delaware State University
    Sponsored by the Department of Athletics 
    William P. Hytche Athletics Center
    Main Arena- Doors open at Noon
    Women’s Basketball– 2:00 p.m./Men’s Basketball– 4:00 p.m.
    (Doors Open: 12:00 p.m./Doors Close: 5:30 p.m.)
    Cost: $25 (one cost for both games per person)

     

    “WELCOME TO THE UMES HOUSE PARTY!”

     

    “Overtime!”

    Sponsored by the Division of Institutional Advancement and co-hosted by the “GENTS!”

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    6:30 p.m. until 12 midnight

    Must be 21 and older to enter

    (Doors Open: 6:30 p.m./Doors Close: 10:30 p.m.)

    Cost: $10 per person (price includes 2 free beverages)

    Join us for some post-game action, featuring live DJs, hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar immediately after the game, as we celebrate our HAWKS Homecoming Victory! Hosted by “THE GENTS” of UMES.

    “Level 2- Greek Hospitality”

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience

    Student Services Center 2nd Floor

    7:00 p.m. until 11 p.m.

    Must be 21 and older to enter

    (Doors Open: 7:00 p.m./Doors Close: 10:30 p.m.)

    Cost: Free to visit. Contact Office of Student Engagement for rental space. (410) 651-6434

    Connect with fellow Greeks and Fellowships for an evening of networking, socializing, and catching up on what’s happening at your Alma Mater! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided at this free event.

    “Student House Party” (Students- Under 21)      

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and Student Government

    Student Services Center- 1st Floor (Game Room and Café)

    8:00 p.m. until 12 midnight

    21 and younger crowd

    (Doors Open: 7:30 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.)

    Cost: $15.00 UMES Students Only (Hawk Card only)

    What's Homecoming without a party? Join us for a night of dancing and music by one of the hottest DJs.


    National Alumni Life Member and Class Reunion Celebration (Dinner Dance)

    Sponsored by the National Alumni Association

    Richard A. Henson Center - Ballroom

    8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

    Cost:    $25.00 per General Admission

    $20.00 per existing Life Members and General Ticket

    Free to “New Life Members for 2020”

    The National Alumni Association is particularly proud to host the 2020 awards event, which honors and recognizes distinguished alumni in the Classes of “0” and “5” plus all Lifetime Members.  Please RSVP to Deborah Hayman umesnaapresident@gmail.com or (202) 658-6082 no later than February 19, 2020.


    Sunday, March 1, 2020

    Metropolitan United Methodist Church- Princess Anne, Maryland

    Sponsored by Student Experience and the UMES National Alumni Association

    Student Services Center- Theater

    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

     

    Ticket Information!!!

    Tickets can be purchased at www.umestickets.com for friends, family, guest, and alumni! Registered students can log on to their Campus Center Account to purchase tickets through their HAWKCARD. Remember Alums, take advantage of the Alumni package that maybe available. All friends, alumni, guest, family and students are required to have a ticket to enter the Homecoming Games and Events.

     

    This ticket may be a hard ticket and for some events, you may swipe your HAWKCARD. Only students who have paid an athletic fee will be eligible to receive a free basketball ticket. Individuals with a student ticket are required to present a Valid HAWKCARD with the ticket to be admitted into the game and events.

     

    There are no refunds of any type of ticket.

     

    For participation in many of the alumni events, tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com.

     

    See you soon!