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October 16-22, 2017

We're excited to have the SCSU and surrounding communities together in the Owl spirit for this year's Homecoming! Please join us!

Owl Family Day

October 21, 2017

Visit your student's campus home, meet other SCSU alumni and families. Talk with university faculty and staff, attend homecoming parade, football game, and much more!

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Monday, October 16

Southern Perk

Monday, October 16, 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Around Campus

Start Homecoming Week off with a coffee from one of our “Southern Perk” Friends themed coffee stations around campus. Grab a cup of joe and a snack and get in the spirit of Homecoming!

Tuesday, October 17

Ultimate TV Trivia!

Tuesday, October 17, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Put your knowledge to the test at the Ultimate TV Trivia event. Bring a squad or join a team as we compete for big prizes! Teams of up to five students will go head to head in pub style trivia, centered on the world of television.

Wednesday, October 18

Men’s Soccer vs. LeMoyne

Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 p.m.

Come root on your nationally ranked Owls as they take on LeMoyne in a game with key regional and national implications!

Let’s Make a Deal!

Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Compete in one of the wackiest game shows around and win some insane prizes! From gift cards to electronics to the unfortunate ZONK prizes, the night will feature plenty of action! Dress up in your best costume to earn additional prizes, but either way, show up and join in on the fun!

Thursday, October 19

Pep Rally

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Moore Field House

What would Homecoming be without a pep rally? Come and get hyped for all the athletic events taking place over the weekend! The night will feature music, games, prizes and more. This is the perfect time to show your Southern Spirit and join in on the energy of Homecoming! Be sure to wear your Southern blue and white and bring the noise!

Pep Rally After Party!

Thursday, October 19, 9:00 p.m., Moore Field House

After the show is the after party! You will not want to miss this night of novelties, giveaways, music, food, games and more!

Friday, October 20

WSIN Presents Sinfest - K Dos, WaisonKey, Say Kuro, DJ Double T, Kenny Urban


Friday, October 20, 6:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Join WSIN for their 13th annual fall concert SINfest, featuring local artists Say Kuro, Wasionkey, Kenny Urban, DJ Double T and this year's headliner K Dos! Free for SCSU students.

Women’s Soccer vs. Southern New Hampshire

Friday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.

Show your spirit and root on the Owls in a key NE10 conference game against SNHU!

Volleyball vs. Merrimack

Friday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.

Come out and root on the Owls look to continue their march to the post-season with a home game against Merrimack!

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Guys and Dolls in Concert

Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m., SCSU's Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

New Haven Symphony will be performing a concert version of the Broadway smash, "Guys and Dolls" featuring lead singers from the Broadway boards and our own SCSU Choir as the ensemble!

For tickets, call NHSO box office (203-865-0831 x20) or visit NHSO events. Discounts available for Southern alumni.

Saturday, October 21

Racers on the SCSU bridge starting a race

Bob Corda Road Race

Registration starts: 7:45 a.m., Buley Library / Academic Quad
Kids 1K starts: 9:00 a.m., Bob Corda 5k starts: 9:30 a.m., Adanti Student Center / Bridge

Southern Connecticut State University Track & Field presents: the Bob Corda 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1k Fun Run on Saturday, October 21st at 9:00 a.m. The USATF certified race course will be throughout Southern Connecticut State University's campus, located in New Haven, CT.

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Owl Family Day Starts

9:00 a.m., Tent Outside Farnham Programming Space

Owl Family Day participants will start their day by checking-in at the Owl Family Day tent located outside of the Farnham Programming Space. When you arrive, you will get a schedule for the day and our volunteer team will provide your with information on our events for the day, as well as tickets to enjoy several food from several local vendors during the tailgate. If you are arriving after 11:00am, please visit our Owl Family Day tent located in Lot 9 during the Tailgate Party.

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Connecticut Hall dining

Connecticut Hall Open for Brunch

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m., Connecticut Hall

Enjoy a meal with family and friends at Connecticut Hall.

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Owl Family Day Road to 11K

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.

Win tuition for a year!

Owl Family Day Road to 11K is a campus-wide scavenger hunt. Once completed, each participant will receive an entry ticket. Three (3) lucky contestants will randomly be chosen to participate in a contest to win tuition costs for a year. *Not to exceed $11,000

To participate, visit the Owl Family Day registration tent at Farnham Hall from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in at Lot 9's Tailgate.

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Sustainable Southern

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m., Academic Science and Laboratory Building

Stop by and learn from our faculty and staff on our sustainability measures.

Owl Family Day Event

West Rock Walking Tour

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m., Hickerson Hall

Enjoy a beautiful walk in West Rock State Park with our experienced tour guides. Shuttle leaves from Hickerson. The tour will take around 90 minutes.

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Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving – Alumni Meet

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.

Join us as former Owls join together to compete against the current squad at Hutchinson Natatorium!

SCSU field hockey team

Women's Field Hockey: SCSU vs Assumption

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 a.m., Jess Dow Field

Come support SCSU’s Women’s Field Hockey Team as they compete against Assumption College.

Softball Alumni Game

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 a.m.

Watch former Owls return to Pelz Field to share in the day’s activities with the current squad!

Field Hockey vs. Assumption

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 a.m.

Cheer on the field hockey squad in an important NE10 conference game against Assumption!

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Tailgate Party

Saturday, October 21, 11:00am - 2:30pm, Lot 9

For the first time, we will have a designated tailgate area. Join us in Lot 9 (Farnham Avenue) where you will be able to bring your gas grills (no charcoal grills), food and beverages to celebrate before the game. All are welcome!

Tailgating regulations

Owl Family Day participants and current SCSU students will be able to enjoy novelties and food from local vendors in a special location at the Tailgate Party. Owl Family Day participants will receive their tickets at the Owl Family Day tent (9 a.m. - 10 a.m. outside of the Farnham Programming Space and from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Lot 9).

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Homecoming Parade

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 p.m., Lot 9

Enjoy an annual tradtion with SCSU's many clubs and organizations!

Fruit bowl

Food Truck Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2:00 p.m., Jess Dow Field

Over 10 food trucks will be there with a variety of foods, beverages, and desserts.

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Men's Football: SCSU vs Merrimack College

Saturday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.

Root on the Owls as they look to continue their winning ways against Merrimack! Be there early for a special pre-game ceremony at Jess Dow Field, and stay in your seats at halftime as we unveil the newest class for the SCSU Athletic Hall of Fame!

Magician Michael Carbonaro Live

Michael Carbonaro Live

Saturday, October 21, 8:00 p.m.

Amazing family friendly show starring the magician you've seen on the 3rd seasopn of his hit show THE CARBONARO EFFECT on TRUTV.

Michael Carbonaro is an actor, magician, comedian, and improv artist. Michael is known for his unique acts of magic and outlandish stunts on late night television, including THE TONIGHT SHOW and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. Michael has also appeared on shows such as 30 ROCK, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, CSI MIAMI, and LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT. He is an OutFest Best Actor Award winner as well as a two-time nominee for an Academy of Magical Arts Magician of the Year award. Michael hosts and performs shows of comedy, magic, and other bizarre acts at a variety of clubs worldwide.

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SCSU Hockey vs Western Connecticut State University

Saturday, October 21, 8:30 p.m., Northford Ice Pavilion

Head to the Northford Ice Pavilion to cheer on the SCSU Ice Owls as they take on Western Connecticut State University! This is a game you do not want to miss!

Sunday, October 22

Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

Sunday, October 22, 11:00 a.m.

Watch former Owls return to Jess Dow Field to share in the day’s activities with the current squad!

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The President's Own United States Marine Band

Sunday, October 22, 3:00 p.m., SCSU's Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

For more than two hundred years, the Marine Band has been an integral part of countless events that have helped shape the nation's identity and unique artistic culture. Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America's oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its mission is unique--to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. President John Adams invited the Marine Band to make its White House debut on New Year's Day, 1801. In March of that year, the band performed for Thomas Jefferson's inauguration. In addition to it’s Washington D.C. duties, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band annually visits a region of the country for a special tour, during which the band performs in roughly 29 cities. The tradition of the Marine Band tour began in 1891 under 17th Director John Philip Sousa. Now well into its third century of bringing music to the White House and to the American public, "The President's Own" continues to affirm that the arts are an invaluable bridge between people.

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Let's Make this a Great Year

  • Week of Welcome: August 29 - September 3
  • Day of Service: September 16
  • Alumni Professionals Day: September 19
  • Stay and Play Weekend
  • Majors Expo: October 4
  • Sibling Night: October 20
  • Homecoming Festivities: October 16-22
  • Owl Family Day: October 21
  • Adopt a Family Food Drive: November
  • Social Justice Month: November
  • Friends of Rudolph: December 10
  • Day of Peace: December
  • Giving Day: May 1

Look for upcoming events in the university calendar.