February 12-19, 2017
"Homecoming Kick Off” (Mini Concert and Rally)
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life
Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center
9:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
Cost: $10.00 per student (Students Only)
Come and join in the fun as your favorite organizations,
clubs and groups show their talents!
"Brunch and Worship”
Student Services Center Ballroom
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
It would not be Homecoming without our traditional
Homecoming Gospel Show, featuring both University and community gospel
artists and choirs.
"Homecoming Pep Rally” (Student Pep Rally)
6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
The Pep Rally will kickoff at 6 p.m. with an introduction
of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, the 2016-2017 Royal Court who will
help rally the crowd with help from the Thunderin’ HAWKS Pep Band, and UMES
Cheerleaders! Come join the fun!
HAWKS Basketball Game
UMES HAWKS vs. Bethune-Cookman University
Sponsored by the Department of Athletics
William P. Hytche Athletics Center
Main Arena- Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball– 5:30 p.m./Men’s Basketball– 7:30 p.m.
(Doors Open: 4:30 p.m./Doors Close: 7:00 p.m.)
"UMES / MSC Alumni Couples Spotlight!”
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs
The Office of Alumni Affairs will spotlight married couples
graduated from the University. Every hour a new couple will
be posted to social media about their road to “education and matrimony.”
"Back 2 Cool” Organization Showcase
8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
A free showcase of dance, modeling, and music performances
from both UMES students and other institutions. Featuring our own BME, ASA,
CIC, Ambiance and more.
Tri County Chapter “’90s Fashion Style” Celebration
Sponsored by the Alumni Affairs & Tri-County Alumni Association
5:01 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Come party with the Tri-County Alumni Association. Prizes
for best dressed!!!
Shore Enough “Bonfire”
Sponsored by the Student Government and Office of Campus Life
Athletic Pavilion (Parking Lot Area)
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The bonfire is one of the most memorable, and sporadic, of
traditional UMES activities! Let’s celebrate the HAWKS
Basketball Teams! Come out and enjoy!
"The Homecoming Roll Bounce- ‘90s Skate Party!”
Sponsored by the Student Government Association and Office of Campus Life
Fruitland, Maryland (The Crown Skating Rink)
9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per person (UMES Students Only)
The Homecoming Roll Bounce Skate Party will feature 90’s
music and be a lot of fun, so bring your friends and get ready for a great
Alumni Central Opens
Student Services Center- Room 1135
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Check in and register for all of the weekend’s Alumni
activities! Make Alumni Central your first stop on your homecoming journey.
Stop by and receive a list of all Homecoming activities and, of course, your
Alumni goodie bag. Light refreshments will be
Graduate Students Homecoming Reception
Sponsored by the Division of University Relations
HAWKS Corner – Princess Anne, Maryland
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Open To The Public!
Alumni, Graduate Students, and faculty are invited to celebrate homecoming at HAWKS Corner Graduate Reception. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, great music and networking.
UMES Homecoming Concert
Sponsored by the Student Government
William P. Hytche Athletic Center
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(Doors Open: 7:00 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.)
Artist: Migos and A Boogie
Cost: $40 UMES Students Only -Advance Ticket
$50.00 General Public and Day of Ticket
(More for the younger generation.)
Student Services Center- Allen J. Singleton Multi-purpose Room
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Alumni “Welcome Home” Day Party
Student Services Center- Allen J. Singleton Multi-purpose Room / Greek Lounge
12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.
Open House for Professional Schools
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Relations
12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m.
Representatives from the Professional degree programs will
be available to discuss areas of study, new trends and achievements. This event
is free and open to the public.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. “Welcome Home” Reception and
Student Services Center- Allen J. Singleton Multipurpose Room
3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
It’s Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.- Pi Epsilon 70thAnniversary
Celebration! Check in and register for all of the weekend’s
National Alumni Association “Hall of Excellence”
Sponsored by the National Alumni Association and Alumni Affairs
Reception- 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Dinner- 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00 per person
The National Alumni Association is particularly proud to
host the 2017 awards event, which honors and recognizes distinguished alumni
who excelled in their careers, life choices, contributions to the UMES Community,
and the community at large.
Alumni Homecoming Concert
Sponsored by The Department of Athletics
8:15 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
(Doors Open: 7:00 p.m./Doors Close: 10:00 p.m.)
Artist: Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes
Cost: $35.00 with advance ticket purchase to the “Hall of Excellence”
$40.00 General Public
$50.00 Table seating with one free beverage ticket
The first of its kind! We are going to take you back, way
back, into time!!! (More for the Seasoned Crowd!)
Homecoming Fashion Show
Sponsored by Student Government and Bazaar Models
8:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight
(Doors Open: 8:00 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.)
Cost: $10.00 UMES Students Only- Advance Ticket
$15.00 General Public
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.
Alumni “Welcome Home” Party
Sponsored by the National Alumni Association
La Quinta Inn- Salisbury, Maryland
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Cost: $10.00 per person
Engineering & Aviation Sciences Complex -
7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Student Services Center - Office of Alumni Affairs- 10:30 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m.
The President’s Breakfast
Sponsored by the Office of the President
Engineering & Aviation Sciences Complex
8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Donations to the “Takeoff 2017” will be accepted.
“Open to all Alumni, Parents, Friends and Community
Join our Alumni from near and far as they gather to hear
Dr. Juliette B. Bell, 15th President, share the successes of UMES from the past
year. This event will be a time of food, fun, fellowship and sharing of “HAWK
National Alumni Association- National Meeting
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Open to the public!
All UMES Alumni are invited to participate in the annual
meeting of the UMES National Alumni Association as the Board of Directors
shares accomplishments of the past year.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.- Pi Epsilon 70th
Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Student Development Center- Lobby Area
10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door.
After brunch, participants will hear inspiring words from
brothers on what the great founders had in mind and why we are celebrating the
70thAnniversary this year.
“The Old School Pep Rally!”
12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.
Let’s celebrate the HAWKS!!! The HAWKS will set the
stage for the win over the Eagles. This will be followed by the Old School Step
Show, and Old School Cheerleaders. It will be great entertainment for the
Homecoming Tailgate Party
Tawes Parking Lot
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please call the Office of Campus Life for a registration packet.
Homecoming Basketball Game
UMES HAWKS vs. North Carolina Central University
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)
“OVERTIME!” and HAWKS Homecoming Dance
Student Services Center- Ballroom
6:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Cost: $5.00 per person
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!
“Eastern Shore Greek Reception”
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Greeks of the Eastern Shore
Richard A. Henson Center- Ballroom
7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Join us for some post-game action, featuring live DJs, hors
d’ oeuvres and a cash bar immediately after the game as we celebrate being
GREEKS of the Eastern Shore!
Homecoming Stroll Competition
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $12.00 General Public
Join us as we celebrate Greek-lettered organizations at
this year’s stroll competition. Groups will showcase their talent and
creativity as they compete for the title of “Stroll
Music On The Yard!
Student Services Center Courtyard
11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Open To The Public
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. “Worship Service”
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.- Delta Nu Chapter
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Brother and their guest will hear inspiring words during
brunch. Funds will be donated to the “Legacy of the Jewels” Scholarship.
Thank You For Participating In Homecoming 2017! HAWK PRIDE– Catch It!!!!
See You Next Year!!!
For More Information, Please contact: Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-6277
Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434
Office of the President - Outreach and Strategic Initiatives (410) 651-7684