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The Office of Alumni Relations and Special Events invites you and your guests to the annual Homecoming Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 12-3:30 p.m. on the campus residential quad. Enjoy food, drinks and afternoon activities including facepainting, rock wall, a photo booth and live music by The Secondhand Ramblers. Also on Saturday join President Volpe in his final year as president for exciting updates on the College. Join other Blazer fans as we cheer on Hood's field hockey and soccer teams during their games throughout the day.

Special this year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the African American studies program, Hood College will host an alumni panel event on Friday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Whitaker Campus Center, followed by a reception to network with alumni and friends. Alumni panelists include: Nina Banks ’85; Aba Blankson ’99; Tiffany Taylor Newmuis ’03; Alida D. Gibson ’04, M.A.'06, C'06; Zainab Awelenje ’06; Monique S. House ’09; Elizabeth Duncan Diehl, M.A.’10; Athena Richardson ’13; and Alfreda Nwosu ’14.

Return to campus and enjoy fun activities while connecting with other alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends! 

Event Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 24 

Alumni Panel on African American Studies at Hood College

Panel Discussion
4:30-6 p.m. 
Whitaker Campus Center, Commons

6-7 p.m. 
Whitaker Campus Center, Commons 

Twenty years ago, as a consequence of the Civil Rights Movement, Hood College launched its African American studies program. Two decades have passed and the program continues to offer courses and programs that discuss race, gender and sexuality and to prepare its students for life after Hood.

Hood College celebrates the program's 20th anniversary by hosting a panel of Hood graduates. Panelists will describe their experiences at Hood and share with the audience how the program helped to prepare them for life's challenges.

Dinner, Cost $9 (Open to all)
4:30-8 p.m., Coblentz Dining Hall

The Evansons - Mentalist Mindreading Duo (Students only)
9 p.m., Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall 

Homecoming Late Night Extravaganza (Students only)
10:30 p.m., Free Taco Bar, DJ and other fun activities, Whitaker Campus Center

Saturday, Oct. 25 

Field Hockey vs. Arcadia University
10 a.m., Thomas Athletic Field

Update on the College from President Ronald J. Volpe, Ph.D.
11-11:50 a.m., Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall

Homecoming Festival and Tailgating (Open to all)
12 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Residential Quad 
Live Band - Secondhand Ramblers
SGA and CAB Reunion tent
Bookstore and Hood Ring Information
Career Center Information
Graduate School
Student Organization Activities and Information
Photo Booth
Blue and Grey Club Social
Office of Admissions and Tours of Campus
Lunch Tent
Brewer's Alley Beer Garden
Climb the Rock Wall 
Soccer vs. Lycoming College
women's at 12:30 p.m. and men's at 3 p.m.
Thomas Athletic Field
Dinner, Cost $9 (Open to all) 
4:30-7 p.m., Coblentz Dining Hall

Hood Performance Showcase (Open to all)
8 p.m., Enjoy performances by Hood students, featuring dance, poetry, acoustic guitar and vocal arrangements
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall 

For questions, please contact the office of alumni relations at 301-696-3900 or 

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