Homecoming

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    February 11-17, 2019

  • February 11-17, 2019 
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Princess Anne, Maryland 21853
    “Alumni and Student Schedule"


    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 is available. All 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 alumni events, tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com. See you soon!


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    Sunday, February 10, 2019

    Homecoming Gospel Explosion

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association

    Student Services Center- Theater

    3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Doors Open: 2:30 p.m.)

    No ticket needed

    This event is the official Kick off for Homecoming with our traditional Homecoming Gospel Show featuring both university and community gospel artists and choirs. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434 



    Monday, February 11, 2019

    Paint and Sip

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Tickets are Free (online)

    Students will have the option of choosing to paint themed wine glasses or a 5x7 canvas for Valentine’s Day. Refreshments will be served. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434 



    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    The Trap House!

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and A.T.O.D.

    Student Services Center- Theater

    7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    No Tickets Needed

    By engaging in activities designed to build upon individual strengths and facilitated group skills, students are given the opportunity to become more cognizant and effective as leaders through alum, Mr. Jahvon Gordon, (Coach G) who has created a leadership following across several HBCU campuses. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434



    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 

    (T) Rap Karaoke

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association

    Student Services Center- Cafeteria

    5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Meal plans free entry/ Meals can also be purchased at the door.

    Students will sing along to their favorite “trap,” and “R&B” music selections. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434


    Game Night

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

    Student Services Center- Rotunda and Game Room

    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    No ticket needed

    Students will free the Homecoming spirit with free bowling and game room events. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434



    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Alumni Village Opens

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Game Room

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

    Check in and register for all of the weekend’s Alumni activities! Make the Alumni Village your first stop on your homecoming journey. Stop by and receive a list of all Homecoming activities and of course, your Alumni goodie bag. Chapter registration, vendors, and light refreshments will be available. For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    Homecoming Alumni Career Opportunity Exchange

    Sponsored by the National Alumni Association

    Campus Wide

    10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    The Homecoming Alumni Career Opportunity Exchange is designed to connect alumni and students with areas of expertise to related courses of UMES. All are invited to participate to share with students about career goals and aspirations. For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    Love Is On The Shore

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life and A.T.O.D.

    Student Services Center- Rotunda

    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    The Office of Campus Life and A.T.O.D. will have goodies and giveaways for Valentine’s Day. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434


    Alumni “Sweetheart and Award Soiree”

    Sponsored by the National Alumni Association

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

    Single Ticket: $35 dollars / Couple Tickets: $60

    Celebration of the sweetheart couples that met at UMES, New Life Members, Class of 1969, Class reunion ending in 2’s and 9’s. Also awarding the new beginnings of the Tri-County Chapter of the NAA. Pictures will be available. Tickets will be sold by Eventbrite. For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    UMES Homecoming Concert (Student Concert)

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association

    William P. Hytche Athletic Center

    8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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

    Artist: TBA

    Cost:    $40 HAWK Card and General Public

    For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434


    Late Night UMES Donor’s “Kick Back” Reception

    Sponsored by the Division of University Relations 

    Richard A. Henson Center- Bailey Thomas Room

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

    The Donor’s “Kick Back” Reception where annual donors are recognized for the generous contributions to the University. Sit back and relax during homecoming as we express appreciation for your contributions to the 
    University and its success. For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606



    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Alumni Village Opens

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Game Room

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

    For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    Homecoming Alumni Career Opportunity Exchange

    Sponsored by the National Alumni Association

    Campus Wide

    10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


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

    William P. Hytche Athletics Center

    Tournaments begin at 12 noon

    Cost: Free

    For details, contact Ted McIntosh at tedmcintosh@yahoo.com

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    A Conversation with President Heidi M. Anderson

    Sponsored by the Office of President 

    Richard A. Henson Center– Ballroom 

    4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

    Open to all Alumni, Parents, Friends and Community Partners

    Greetings from Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, 16th President. This event will be a time of food, fun, fellowship and sharing of “HAWK LOVE”!!  For details, contact Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    National Alumni Association “Hall of Excellence” and Concert

    Sponsored by the National Alumni Association and Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    Reception- 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Dinner and Awards- 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Concert- 9:30 p.m. until

    Cost:    $80 per person and $750 per table (10 seats)

                $35 Hall of Excellence recipient and guest (pre purchase)

                $40 Concert Only (Limited seating)

    The National Alumni Association is particularly proud to host the 2019 awards event, which honors and recognizes distinguished alumni whom excelled in their careers, life choices, contributions to the UMES Community, and the community at large.  Concert will feature “Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band.” Tickets will be sold by Eventbrite! For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606     


    OFFICIAL Homecoming Party

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

    Tawes Gymnasium

    10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

    Cost: $10 HAWK Card and General Public

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

    The official late night Homecoming party. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434


    Late Night UMES Donor’s “Kick Back” Reception

    Sponsored by the Division of University Relations

    Richard A. Henson Center- Bailey Thomas Room

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

    The Donor’s “Kick Back” Reception where annual donors are recognized for the generous contributions to the University. Sit back and relax during homecoming as we express appreciation for your contributions to the University and its success. For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606



    Saturday, February 16, 2019

     Alumni Village Opens

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Game Room

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

    For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    National Alumni Association- National Meeting

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center Theater

    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Open To The Public!

    All UMES Alumni are invited to participate in the annual meeting of the UMES National Alumni Association as the President and Board of Directors share accomplishments of the past year.  For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    HAWK Homecoming Parade

    Sponsored by the Homecoming Committee

    Princess Anne, Maryland

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Join us along the parade route, starting from the Garland Hayward Center onto Main Street then continuing on Hytche Boulevard before ending up at the Tawes Gymnasium. Reunion classes and student organizations are encouraged to participate. For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434


    Homecoming Tailgate Party

    Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

    Tawes Parking Lot

    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Free to Public

    Site Cost: $30 *Tailgate fee includes one (1) six foot table ($10 each additional table)

    Please call the Office of Campus Life for a registration packet. (410) 651-6434


    Homecoming Basketball Game

    UMES HAWKS vs. Coppin 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)

    For details, contact The Department of Athletics (410) 651-6496


    Overtime (After the Basketball Game Day Party!)

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    6:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

    No cost to the public

    Join us for some post-game action featuring live DJs. Cash bar and food items will be available as we celebrate our Hawks Homecoming Victory!


    Homecoming Step Show

    Sponsored by the PanHellenic 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: $12 with HAWK Card and $15 General Ticket Price

    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 skills in the art of stepping as they compete for the title of Step Show Champion! For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434


    Late Night Jazz Session

    Sponsored by the Division of Institutional Advancement

    Student Services Center- Multipurpose Room

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

    Cost: $25 before $30 at the door

    Great Music, Great food and an evening of soulful jazz featuring Jada Lee w/Dark Gold Jazz. Light Appetizers and cash bar available. For more information, contact Outreach and Strategic Initiatives (410) 651-1886.


    Late Night UMES Donor’s “Kick Back” Reception

    Sponsored by the Division of University Relations

    Richard A. Henson Center- Bailey Thomas Room

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

    The Donor’s “Kick Back” Reception where annual donors are recognized for the generous contributions to the University. Sit back and relax during homecoming as we express appreciation for your contributions to the University and its success. For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606



    Sunday, February 17, 2019
         (Black History Month Celebration)

    Metropolitan United Methodist Church Service

    Princess Anne, Maryland

    11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


    “Alumni Brunch and Playhouse” written and directed by Alumnus Percy W. Thomas

    Sponsored by the National Alumni Association

    Student Services Center- Ballroom

    1:15 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: Alumni Brunch Package: $35 person/$3 UMES Students with HAWK Card

    For details, contact The Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606


    Campus Clean-up

    Sponsored by the Student Government Association

    Student Services Center- Courtyard

    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    The Homecoming Committee and the campus community are invited to come together and clean up the campus.  For details, contact The Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434



    For more information, please contact:
    Office of Alumni Affairs (410) 651-7606
    Office of Campus Life (410) 651-6434
    Outreach and Strategic Initiatives (410) 651-1886