Join us for Allegheny’s inaugural Blue & Gold Weekend: A Homecoming & Family Celebration!

Blue & Gold Weekend is Allegheny’s celebration of the Gator community — including alumni, parents & families, students, faculty, staff, and friends. In lieu of separate Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Admissions Open House events, we have now combined all of those celebrations into one!


Schedule

We have a fun and action-packed weekend planned — whether you’re here for the first time or reliving the good old days. There’s something for everyone!

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Getting Around

New to our campus? Haven’t been here in a while? View our special map that showcases all of the events on and around campus during Blue & Gold Weekend.

Blue & Gold Weekend Map [COMING SOON]

Directions, Hotels, & Restaurants

Our Visitor’s Center website has you covered: driving directions, local hotels and B&B’s, restaurants, downloadable maps, and much more!

Visitor’s Center

Friday, October 20, 2017

Time Event
5:00 – 7:00 pm Parent & Family Check-In
Henderson Campus Center 301/302

Parents and family members should stop by check-in to get your meal ticket for the TailGator on Saturday, October 21 and other materials.

Alumni will check in at the TailGator at Robertson Athletic Complex

5:00 – 9:00 pm Kid’s Night Out
Blue Courts, Wise Sport and Fitness Center

The Allegheny Women’s Lacrosse Team is hosting Kids’ Night Out for children ages 3-10 (must be potty-trained). Activities include: arts & crafts, movies, games, swimming and an open gym. Supervision is provided by Allegheny student-athletes and coaches. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase.

Cost: $10 for the first child, $5 for siblings.
RSVP: Liz Bereit at 814-332-6204 or ebereit@allegheny.edu. (Walk-ins are welcome with an additional $5 charge.)

6:00 – 8:00 pm Athletic Hall of Fame Welcome Reception
Timber Creek Tap & Table
1191 Highline Dr. Meadville, PA 16335

Please join current and former varsity athletes and coaches at this Hall of Fame Welcome Reception.

Cost: $10 per person (children 11 and younger free)
RSVP: Online RSVP Form
More: Read our 2017 inductee bios

7:00 pm Greek Sing
Shafer Auditorium, Henderson Campus Center

Enjoy choreographed songs, singing, lip-syncing and short acts performed by members of Allegheny’s fraternities and sororities. Greek Sing is family friendly and, whether you’re Greek or not a fun Allegheny tradition.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time Event
8:00 am – 2:30 pm Admissions Open House

8:30 am: Event Check-in – Henderson Campus Center Lobby
9:00 am: Campus Tours – Depart from Henderson Campus Center Lobby
10:15 am: Welcome & Introduction to Allegheny/Gator Tales Student Panel – Shafer Auditorium, Henderson Campus Center Lobby
11:30 am: Academics and Activities Fair – Henderson Campus Center Lobby
12:30 pm: Admissions & Financial Aid Presentation
1:15 pm: Program Concludes

More Information & Registration

9:00 – 11:00 am Parent & Family Check-In
Henderson Campus Center 301/302

Parents and family members should stop by check-in to get their meal ticket for the TailGator on Saturday, October 21 and other materials.

Alumni will check in at the TailGator at Robertson Athletic Complex.

9:00 am Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game
Performance Court of the Wise Sport & Fitness Center

Join fellow women’s basketball alumnae for our annual game.

RSVP: Online RSVP Form

9:30 am Lo Bello Dedication
Outside of Arter Hall

Join us for a dedication of a sundial and time capsule gifted by Barry Stransky ’83 to commemorate Professor of Mathematics Tony Lo Bello’s 40 years of teaching at Allegheny.

RSVP: Online RSVP Form

10:30 am Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Schultz Banquet Hall (formerly South Hall)

Recently-retired volleyball coach Bridget Sheehan, the late John Carman ’57, and the 2000 Gator baseball team will be enshrined as the Allegheny Hall of Fame’s 36th class. Inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the 1 pm football game.

RSVP: Online RSVP Form
More: Read our 2017 inductee bios

12:00 – 3:00 pm Athletic Department Merchandise and Memorabilia Yard Sale
Robertson Athletic Complex
11:30 am – 1:00 pm TailGator Luncheon
Robertson Athletic Complex

Join students, alumni, families, and friends for a TailGator Luncheon before the football game.

1:00 pm Football vs. Kenyon College
Frank B. Fuhrer Field, Robertson Athletic Complex
1:00 pm Swimming & Diving vs. Grove City College
Mellon Pool, Wise Sport and Fitness Center
3:00 – 4:00 pm Family, Student, and Alumni of Color/LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion Reception
Skylight Lounge, 3rd Floor, Henderson Campus Center

The IDEAS Center invites you to meet and connect with alumni, families, current students, and college staff and faculty. Over the past 10 years, Allegheny has increased enrollment of domestic students of color from 6% to 22%. Join us to celebrate and learn about diversity and inclusion efforts across the college, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks. Special remarks will be made by some of our student leaders and the IDEAS Center Staff.

3:00 pm Meadville Community Bus Tours
Campus Center, Second Floor

Tours will depart from the Highland Avenue entrance of the Campus Center at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

4:30 – 5:30 pm President’s Reception
Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall

Join Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr. and representatives from various college offices for this special Blue & Gold Weekend gathering.

8:00 pm Elliott Yamin Performance
Shafer Auditorium, Henderson Campus Center

Elliott Yamin is a singer known for his hit single “Wait for You” and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol.

Cost: $10 general admission, free to Allegheny students
Tickets: Purchase tickets online

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time Event
9:30 am Catholic Mass
Ford Chapel
10:00 – 11:30 am Religious Life Brunch
Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall

Families and alumni are invited to gather for brunch any time between 10:00 – 11:30 am.

10:00 – 11:30 am Hillel Bagel Brunch
Jewish Community Center, 379 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335
11:00 am Chapel Service
Ford Memorial Chapel