Join us for Allegheny’s 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 and Family Weekends, we have now combined those celebrations into one!


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

Directions, Hotels, & Restaurants

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

Visitor’s Center

Friday, October 26, 2018

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

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

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

5:00 pm

Shabbat Dinner
sponsored by Hillel at the Jewish Community Center (379 Park Ave)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Athletic Hall of Fame Welcome Reception
Voodoo Brewery Production Facility and Event Pub
834 Bessemer St, Meadville, PA 16335

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

Cost: $15 per person (children 11 and younger free).
RSVP: Online RSVP Form
More: Read our 2018 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 27, 2018

Time Event
9:00 – 11:00 am Parent & Family Check-In
Henderson Campus Center Lobby

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

Alumni will check in at the TailGator at Robertson Athletic Complex

10:00 am – Noon Gateway Open House & Research Poster Symposium
Gateway Area of Pelletier Library

Come see the kinds of exciting, high-impact, experiential learning opportunities our students were engaged in during the summer of 2018. Students who participated in URSCA (Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities) projects, community-based research, health care shadowing, domestic and international internships, and other Gateway initiatives will present posters about their experience. Information about upcoming Experiential Learning Seminars and other Gateway opportunities will also be available during this event.

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

Former athletic standouts Rick Kaliszewski ’90 (wrestling), Jennifer Jacobs Robinson ’95 (softball), and Ben Montgomery ’05 (soccer) will join former softball coach Sheilah Lingenfelter Gulas M’89, and longtime athletic trainer Jamie Plunkett to be enshrined as the Allegheny Hall of Fame’s 37th class. Inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the 1 pm football game.

RSVP: Online RSVP Form
More: Read our 2018 inductee bios

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Kappa Alpha Theta Suite Open
4th Floor, Brooks Hall

11:00 am – 1:00 pm FIJI and Kappa Alpha Theta Tailgate
Robertson Athletic Complex

Join the brothers of Phi Gamma Delta and the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta for burgers and hot dogs before the football game.


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.

Noon – 3:00 pm

Athletic Department Merchandise and Memorabilia Yard Sale
Robertson Athletic Complex

1:00 pm

Football vs. DePauw University
Frank B. Fuhrer Field, Robertson Athletic Complex

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Family, Student, and Alumni of Color/LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion Reception
IDEAS Center & Skylight Lounge, 3rd Floor, Henderson Campus Center

The Office of Institutional Diversity and the IDEAS Center invites you to meet and connect with alumni, families, current students, and Allegheny College staff and faculty. Join us to celebrate and learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the College, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks.

4:00 pm – 2:30 am

“The Loop” Transportation

The Loop will be available to Blue & Gold Weekend guests. Let the driver know when you board if you wish to be dropped off at Meadville hotels.

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Alpha Delta Pi Suite Open for “Parents and Pis”
4th Floor, Brooks Hall

5:00 pm – 6:00 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.

6:15 pm

Cards Against Hypnosis
Campus Center Lobby, Henderson Campus Center

Cards Against Hypnosis is a show performed by College Hypnotist David Hall. This is an interactive, laugh out loud, drop-to-your knees funny, comedy hypnosis show! To learn more about David Hall’s show and career, please visit his website. This event is sponsored by Gator Activities Programming.

Website: Cards Against Hypnosis Website

6:30 pm Meadville Halloween Parade
Downtown Meadville

The largest nighttime parade in Pennsylvania. This year’s theme is “Fairytales in Meadville”. Please note that portions of many downtown streets will be closed for this event. Visit the parade website for more information, including the parade route.

Website: Meadville Halloween Parade Website

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time Event
9:00 am – 1:00 pm DHOP (Delta House of Pancakes)
Schultz Banquet Hall (formerly South Hall)

DHOP is Tri Delta’s annual fundraising event for their philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For $5 you can get all you can eat blueberry, chocolate chip, plain or gluten free pancakes! We will also have sausage, fruit, coffee, water, and juice. We will have team pancake eating contests. Food will stop being served at Noon.

RSVP: More details on how to sign up will be coming.

9:30 am Catholic Mass
Ford Memorial Chapel

Catholic Campus Minister Fr. Jeff Lucas celebrates Mass at this special early time, so families and alumni can worship with us before traveling home.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Spiritual and Religious Life Brunch
Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall

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

11:00 am Chapel Service
Ford Memorial Chapel

Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell leads this service, which will include Holy Communion.