Blue & Gold Weekend

Blue & Gold Weekend

It’s back! It’s in person! And we can’t wait to see you!

Please join us for Allegheny’s Blue & Gold Weekend: A Homecoming and Family Celebration on September 24–26, 2021.  The weekend includes events for students, alumni, families, and friends. Please see the schedule below.


 

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! NOTE: If you choose to stay at the Meadville Hampton Inn or Quality Inn, please mention that you are coming for Blue & Gold Weekend.

Visitor’s Center

 

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.

Campus Map

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Plan Visitor’s Policy

Vaccinated friends and family must wear masks while inside College buildings. Unvaccinated friends and family must wear masks at all times while on campus and are not permitted inside buildings unless attending theatrical performances, orations, athletic events, or other activities that include an observational component. No overnight guests are allowed in residence halls. Friends and family should self-monitor for symptoms and stay home if they feel ill. The complete Academic Year 2021–2022: COVID-19 Pandemic Plan can be found here

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Campus Dining and the Wise Sport and Fitness Center will not be available to friends and family during Blue & Gold Weekend. If you wish to look inside the Wise Sport and Fitness Center, please stop by on Friday between 6 am and 8 pm, Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm, or Sunday between 10 am and 11 pm. Please call 814-332-7529 when you arrive at the Wise Center entrance doors closest to Crawford Hall.

Friday, September 24, 2021

10 am – 4 pm Merriman Bookstore Open

Second Floor, Henderson Campus Center

Stop by for all of your Gator spirit needs!

Noon – Midnight Game Room Open

Second Floor, Henderson Campus Center

Enjoy games or visit The Craft Corner to make Gator bead keychains.

12:30 – 1:20 pm Making Your Way in an Uncertain World — Career Advice for Today’s Graduates

(A session for current Allegheny students. Pre-registration through Handshake is required.)

Room 100, Alden Hall

Ahmad Douglas ’02, Vice President / Security Officer at Equifax Workforce Solutions will draw from his experience and career to provide advice and encouragement to current Allegheny students who are interested in careers in Cyber Security as well as any student who feels concerned about launching a job or internship search. His message is simple: “the world has always needed smart, enterprising, passionate people, and the world will always find a place for you.” Pre-registration through Handshake is requiredPizza will be provided. .

4:30 – 9 pm Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
(advance registration required)

Schultz Banquet Hall Patio and Bicentennial Plaza, located outside of Schultz Hall (formerly South Hall)

• 4:30 pm Doors Open • 4:30–5:30 pm Cocktail Hour • 5:30 pm Dinner • Ceremony to follow

This year’s inductees are: Amy Sacunas Bollar ’96 (Women’s Swimming & Diving), Phil Ness (Men’s Basketball Coach), Anson Park ’96 (Football, Men’s Track & Field and Men’s Basketball), Mike Porada ’97 (Baseball), Lisa DeLuca Postal ’95 (Women’s Soccer),  John Rogeri ’81 (Baseball), Ronda Seagraves (Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Basketball Coach), and the 2011 Men’s Track & Field Distance Medley Relay Team (Taylor Throckmorton ’12, Mike Vlah ’13, Tony Dipre ’11 and Andrew Mahone ’11).

Inductee bios can be found here.

Please direct question to Bob Simmons, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, at rsimmons@allegheny.edu

6:30 – 7:30 pm Dessert Welcome Reception for Families and Alumni
(weather permitting)

Gator Quad, Outside of Henderson Campus Center

Please join us for this informal dessert reception to welcome you to campus. Due to COVID indoor masking policies, this event will take place only outdoors (weather permitting).

7:30 – 9:30 pm Competition of the Muses
(formerly 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. This is family-friendly — and, whether you’re Greek or not, a fun Allegheny tradition.

9:30 pm Hypnotist Evan Gambardella 

Sponsored by GAP (Gator Activities Programming)

Lobby, Henderson Campus Center

A hilariously funny, fast-paced, and tastefully delivered event designed to generate positivity and wonder through audience participation and “mind-blowing” hypnosis. Performing in all areas of the United States and around the world, Evan is one of America’s youngest leading impact entertainers.

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

8 am – 3 pm Meadville Market House Open

910 Market Street, Meadville

Visit the historic Meadville Market House in Downtown Meadville, home to local vendors such as Kettle Lake Kitchen, Zest Kitchen and Pantry, and Save Room for Dessert. Fondly dubbed the “Heart of Meadville,” it is the destination of choice for local produce, eggs, meat, home-baked goods, local organic goods, gourmet goods, and artisan crafts. Visit the Meadville Market House Facebook Page.

9 am – 2 pm Merriman Bookstore Open

Second Floor, Henderson Campus Center

Stop by for all of your Gator spirit needs!

9 – 11 am Blue & Gold Weekend Information

Gator Quad, Outside of Henderson Campus Center (Rain Location: Henderson Campus Center Lobby)

Stop by with any questions — we’re here to help!

9:30 am Walking Tour of Downtown Meadville: Diamond Park to The Market House

Tour begins at Diamond Park and ends at the historic Meadville Market House.

Join Andy Walker ’00, Executive Director of Allegheny’s Office of Economic, Civic, and Community Engagement, for a brief (approximately 45 minutes) walking tour of downtown Meadville, from Diamond Park to the Market House. Andy, the former Meadville City Manager, will share historical information about Meadville and Diamond Park and discuss a vision for community revitalization.

Tour participants will meet at the gazebo located in the center of Diamond Park. The tour will end at the historic Market House at 910 Market Street, within easy walking distance back to Diamond Park. Please wear comfortable shoes. The Market House will be open for those desiring to shop or grab a sweet treat. Most downtown stores open at 10 a.m.

Diamond Park is located on North Main Street between Chestnut Street and Walnut Street. For GPS directions, you can use the Crawford County Courthouse address: 903 Diamond Park Square, Meadville, PA.

10 am Gator Baseball Alumni Game

Baseball Diamond, Robertson Athletic Complex (parking is available at the grass tailgating lot)

Gators of the past meet Gators of today in a friendly scrimmage on the diamond at the Robertson Athletic Complex. Fans and families are invited to bring a chair or blanket and sit on the hillside and watch Gators from several eras compete in the third annual event.

10 – 10:50 am Volunteers in Support of Allegheny (VISA) Session: Meeting with the President (by invitation only)

Tillotson Room, Patricia Bush Tippie Alumni Center in Cochran Hall

President Link and members of her cabinet will provide updates and discuss plans for this academic year with Allegheny volunteers. Additionally, there will be time for an open Q&A.

10 – 11:30 am Office of Spiritual and Religious Life Open House 

Room 310, Third Floor, Henderson Campus Center

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL) supports members of the Allegheny community in learning, growing in leadership, and developing as whole persons. We seek to nurture and encourage religious persons to deepen their engagement with their own traditions while developing respect for difference.  We work with other constituents to enhance the spiritual dimension of all persons’ lives, reach out in service to the local and global community, and address spiritual issues of concern that will lead to the positive transformation of individuals, the institution, and the world. SRL welcomes all Blue & Gold Weekend participants to stop in and learn more about the support services offered to the campus community.

10 – 11:30 am Academic Department Open Houses for Alumni and Families

Outside of Academic Buildings Across Campus (Rain Location: Inside Academic Buildings)

An opportunity for alumni and families to meet Allegheny’s remarkable faculty and to learn about various academic departments and their interdisciplinary work.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING DEPARTMENTS AND LOCATIONS.

10 – 11:30 am Class Dean and Maytum Center for Student Success Open House

Pelletier Library Patio, located at the front entrance to Pelletier Library (Rain Location: Maytum Center for Student Success, First Floor, Pelletier Library)

The Maytum Center for Student Success is a one-stop shop for academic advising, support, and transition to ensure student success from deposit to graduation. The Student Success Team welcomes all Blue & Gold Weekend participants to stop by their newly renovated space to meet the staff including our first-year class dean and learn about their exciting resources and services.

10 – 11:30 am Jobs? Internships? How do I get started?
(A session for Allegheny students. Pre-registration through Handshake is required)

Schultz Banquet Hall

Allegheny students, please join us for coffee, conversation, and breakfast treats followed by a facilitated panel discussion with dynamic alumni who work as employer recruiters to connect students with jobs and internships. Come meet with the experts and start to chart your path from Allegheny student to rewarding employment.

10:30 am – 6 pm Continuous Shuttle from Campus to Robertson Athletic Complex

A continuous shuttle is provided from the top of Brooks Walk (Lord Gate) to the Robertson Athletic Complex and back to campus.

11 – 11:50 am Conversation with the President

Shafer Auditorium, Henderson Campus Center

Please join Dr. Hilary Link, Allegheny’s 22nd President, for a College update followed by an informal question and answer session.

11 am Allegheny Gators Field Hockey vs. Wittenberg

Robertson Blue Turf, Robertson Athletic Complex (Parking is available at the grass tailgating lot.)

Noon – 2 pm Gator Celebration and TailGator Luncheon

Robertson Athletic Complex

A Gator celebration for the entire Allegheny community! Food, Gator swag, games, and fun! Lunch and admission to the game are free. A continuous shuttle is provided from the top of Brooks Walk (Lord Gate) to the Robertson Athletic Complex from 10:30 am until 6 pm.

Noon – Midnight Game Room Open

Second Floor, Henderson Campus Center

Enjoy games or visit The Craft Corner to make Gator bead keychains.

1 – 4 pm Athletic Department Merchandise and
Memorabilia Yard Sale

Frank B. Fuhrer Field, Robertson Athletic Complex

Authentic Allegheny athletic apparel and equipment for sale beginning one hour before kickoff and ending after the third quarter. Cash or check only, and all sales are final.

2 pm Allegheny Gators Football vs. Ohio Wesleyan University

Frank B. Fuhrer Field, Robertson Athletic Complex

4-8 pm Sigma Alpha Epsilon Meet & Greet

SAE Chapter House, 585 North Main Street

The House Corporation of Pennsylvania Omega alumni are hosting a gathering of SAE alumni, family, and friends at their Chapter house. Light snacks and nonalcoholic beverages will be available.

Approximately 5:30pm (after the conclusion of the football game) until 7pm Delta Tau Delta Open House

Delta Tau Delta Shelter, 607 Highland Ave

Please The Chapter welcomes all alumni and family members for a tour of the house and to enjoy a casual setting to meet the current brothers and reconnect with old friends.

8 pm The Great Dubois’ Masters of Variety

Shafer Auditorium, Henderson Campus Center

A fast-paced, high energy circus show for all ages…showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic, and audience interaction all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy. Simply put…the most unique two-person circus show you will ever see!

Recently featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie, “The Greatest Showman,” The Great DuBois have amassed an impressive list of credits, including the Tony Award winning “Pippin” on Broadway, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” Britney Spears World Circus Tour, and the movie “Burlesque” to highlight just a few.

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

9 am – 1 pm Merriman Bookstore Open

Second Floor, Henderson Campus Center

Stop by for all of your Gator spirit needs!

9am  Catholic Mass

Ford Memorial Chapel

Weekly Mass is celebrated at this special early time so families and alumni can worship with us before traveling home.

Noon – Midnight Game Room Open

Second Floor, Henderson Campus Center