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Homecoming & Fall Family Weekend

We had a blast in 2019! Save the date for 2020.

Pending COVID-19:

October 2-4, 2020

Friday, Sept. 27

9 a.m. Blue and Grey Golf Tournament - Interested in hitting the links with alumni and friends? Go to www.hood.edu/golf for more information!
P.B. Dye Golf Club (9526 Dr Perry Rd, Ijamsville, MD 21754)

Noon-5 p.m.  Homecoming Event Registration
Whitaker Campus Center, Information Desk

1-4 p.m.  The Hood College Museum - We invite you to stop by and learn about Hood's rich history from our Archivist, Mary Atwell
Located on the second floor of the Beneficial-Hodson Library

2-4 p.m.  Faculty, Staff and Parent Happy Hour - Mix and mingle with professors and staff; and learn more about what makes Hood HOOD!
Whitaker Campus Commons

6 p.m.  Women’s Volleyball - Blazers VS Gettysburg
Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center

6:30-10 p.m. Guys in Thin Ties! Break out your leg warmers - it’s an ’80s party! Grab a beer and a gourmet dog from the Wanderly Wagon and be TOTALLY AWESOME! Come early for free glow swag! This is a FREE concert, so bring your whole squad!
Hodson Outdoor Theater

Saturday, Sept. 28

9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Homecoming Event Registration      
Whitaker Campus Center, Information Desk

10-11:30 a.m.  Life's A Stage; The Gwen Lehman Story. A film by Annie Danzi.
​​​​​Life's A Stage is a documentary that explores the importance of performing arts education through the extraordinary work of Hood alumna Gwen Ebersole Lehman ’68. There will be a Q&A session with Gwen and Annie following the film. Light refreshments will be served.
Dreiling Seminar Room, Coblentz Hall

10 a.m. Women’s Volleyball - Blazers VS Lycoming
Ronald J Volpe Athletic Center

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  2019 Hood College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony *by invitation only
Whitaker Campus Commons

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fall Family Brunch - Open to all Hood College friends and family. Cost is $9 per person at the door.
Coblentz Dining Hall

Noon-3 p.m. The Hood College Museum - We invite you to stop by and learn about Hood's rich history from our Archivist, Mary Atwell
Located on the second floor of the Beneficial-Hodson Library

Noon-4 p.m.  Fall Family Festival! Enjoy an afternoon of fall fun for all ages! Meet us on the Residential Quad for music by Blazer Radio, face painting, rock wall climbing, pumpkin decorating, balloon sculptures, Build a Blazer Buddy stuffed animal creator, photo booth fun, inflatable apple bobbing, great food and more!
Residential Quad

Noon  Women’s Volleyball - Lycoming VS Penn College
Ronald J Volpe Athletic Center

1-3 p.m. Hood College Scavenger Hunt! Register your team and test your knowledge of the Hood campus! Follow clues that will scatter you all over campus to win dozens of gift card prizes! For more information and to register your team email alumoffice@hood.edu.

2 p.m. Softball Alumni Game - Want to join the team? Contact alumoffice@hood.edu to sign up!
Softball Field

2 p.m. Women’s Volleyball – Blazers VS Penn College
Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center

3:30-7:30 p.m. Hang out in the Beer Garden, listen to Blazer Radio, and grab a slice of wood-fired pizza from PIZZA LLAMA or a frozen treat from Sno Belles as you cheer on the Blazers!
Tennis Complex/7th Street Entrance

4 p.m.  Field Hockey VS Widener
Thomas Athletic Field

7 p.m.  Men’s Soccer VS Washington & Jefferson College
Thomas Athletic Field

9-11 p.m. Hood Alumni Party at Blue Side Tavern! Reconnect with your fellow Hood alumni for free appetizers and a cash bar! Make sure to RSVP to alumoffice@hood.edu by Thursday, Sept. 26 if you want to join the party!
Blue Side Tavern (6 S. Bentz St., Frederick, MD 21701)

9 p.m.-midnight Be your own DJ at the Silent Disco! Find out how loud silence can be!
Whitaker Campus Commons

Sunday, Sept. 29

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Grab ‘n Go Breakfast and Coffee tent. Whether you're playing on a team, or cheering from the sidelines, stop by for some breakfast and a hot cuppa java!!
Thomas Athletic Field

Alumni Athletic Games

Noon Men’s Soccer
Thomas Athletic Field

Noon Swimming
Huntsinger Aquatic Center

1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center

2 p.m. Field Hockey
Thomas Athletic Field

4 p.m. Men's Lacrosse
Thomas Athletic Field

Interested in joining a team? Contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement at alumoffice@hood.edu!


Need to stay overnight while you enjoy your Hood weekend? We have reserved a block of rooms at The Hampton Inn in Frederick. Use the code "HFF" to get the discounted rate of $124/night. This rate is valid from Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29. Make your reservation by calling 301-696-1565 or online by clicking here!