Homecoming

  • HOMECOMING 2K17

    February 12-19, 2017


  • February 12-19, 2017 
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Princess Anne, Maryland 21853
    “Alumni and Student Schedule"



    For tickets, please go to http://www.umestickets.com

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    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    “School is in Session!”

    "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

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

     

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    “Let the HAWKS Soar!”

    "Brunch and Worship”

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

    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)

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

    Student Services Center Theater

    6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

    The Pep Rally will kick-off at 6 p.m. with showing 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!

     

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    “Let’s Go HAWKS”

    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

    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.)

    Cost: TBD

     

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    “First Period”

    "UMES / MSC Alumni Couples Spotlight!”

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Campus Wide

    The Office of Alumni Affairs will spotlight married couples that graduate from the university. Every hour a new couple will be posted to social media about their road to “education and matrimony.”

     

    "Love Jones- Dinner and a Movie!”

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

    Student Services Center– Ballroom

    9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

    It’s Valentine’s Day, have you made plans for this special day? Anyone can call to make a reservation at a restaurant, but this year, be creative and share an experience with your sweetheart with a “Dinner and a Movie!”

     

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 

    “Remembering The 90’s”

    Tri County Chapter “90’s Fashion Style” Celebration

    Sponsored by the Alumni Affairs and the Tri County Alumni Association

    Peaky’s Restaurant

    5:01 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Free Admission

    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. – 10:00 p.m.

    Free Admission

    The bonfire is one of the most memorable, and sporadic, of all traditional UMES activities! Let’s celebrate the HAWKS Basketball Teams! Come out and enjoy!

     

    "The Homecoming Roll Bounce- 90’s Skate Party!”

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association and Office of Campus Life

    Fruitland, Maryland (The Crown Skating Rink)

    9:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight

    Cost: TBD

    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 time!

     

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    “Welcome Back to the NEST!”

    Alumni Central Opens

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    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 available.

     

    "Lunch at Harry’s!”

    (Alumni / Student Lunch Reception)

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center– Ballroom

    11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Have Lunch with the National Alumni Association and more!!! "Lunch at Harry’s" is an opportunity to eat a free, delicious meal, meet new friends, and make valuable connections with alumni. By the end of lunch, strangers (alumni) become friends!! Alums will talks about the “Good Old Days!” Chapter Information Tables, Career Tables and Alumni Entrepreneur Tables will be displayed.

       

    UMES Homecoming Concert

    Sponsored by the Student Government

    William P. Hytche Athletic Center

    9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

    (Doors Open: 8:00 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.)

    Artist: TBA

    Cost: TBD

    (More for the younger generation)

     

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    “Recess Begins!”

    Alumni Central Opens

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Allen J. Singleton Multi-purpose Room

    9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

     

    Alumni “Welcome Home” Day Party

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    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

    Campus Wide

    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.

     

    National Alumni Association- National Meeting

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center Theater

    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    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.  Come hear the candidates for 2016-2018 share their vision for the future.

     

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. “Welcome Home” Reception and Homecoming Registration

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    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 weekends Alumni activities!

       

    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.

     

    Hytche Center

    Sponsored by the National Alumni Association

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    Reception- 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    Dinner- 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Cost: TBA

     

    Alumni Homecoming Concert

    Sponsored by The Department of Athletics

    William P. Hytche Athletics Center

    8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

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

    Artist: TBA

    Cost: $TBD

    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 Entertainment

    Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center

    8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

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

    Cost: $TBD

    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. – 12:00 a.m.

    Cost: TBA

     

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    “The Big Game Day!”

    Alumni Central Opens

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    6:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

     

    The President’s Breakfast

    Sponsored by the Office of the President

    Engineering & Aviation Sciences Center

    8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

    Donations to the “UMES Takeoff” will be accepted.

    “Open to all Alumni, Parents, Friends and Community Partners”

    Join our Alumni from near and far as they gather to hear Dr. Juliette B. Bell, 15th President, and her Cabinet share the successes of UMES from the past year. This event will be a time of food, fun, fellowship and sharing of “HAWK LOVE”!! Also Alumni Chapters and The National Alumni Association will present gifts and acknowledgements!

     

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.- Pi Epsilon 70th Anniversary Brunch

    Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

    Student Development Center- Lobby Area

    10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    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!”

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Tawes Gymnasium

    12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.

    Let’s celebrate the HAWKS!!!  The HAWKS will set the stage for the win over the Eagle’s. This will be followed by the Old School Step Show, Ms. Alumni Pageant, and Old School Cheerleaders. Both will perform and entertain the homecoming crowd.

     

    Homecoming Tailgate Party

    Sponsored by the Student Government

    Tawes Parking Lot

    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

     

    Homecoming Basketball Game

    UMES HAWKS vs. North Carolina Central 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 ga.m.es per person)

                   

    “OVERTIME!” and HAWKS Homecoming Dance

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    6:30 p.m. until 1 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.

    Cost: TBD

    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 Step and Stroll Competition

    Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

    Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center

    8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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

    Cost: TBD

    Join us as we celebrate the history and tradition of our Greek-lettered 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/Stroll Champion!   

     

    Music On The Yard!

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

    Student Services Center Courtyard

    11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

    Open To The Public

     

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    “Reflection and Graduation!”

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. “Worship Service”

    Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and The Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Allen J. Singleton Multipurpose Room

    10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

     

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.- Delta Nu Chapter Anniversary Brunch

    Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    Student Development Center- Lobby Area

    11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    Brother and their guest will hear inspiring words during brunch.



    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