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!


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&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 Lobby

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 (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 – 1:00 pm Student Disability Services
Henderson Campus Center, Room 317

John Mangine, Student Disability Services Coordinator will be available to meet with students, parents and families in Henderson Campus Center, Room 317.

9:30 am Lo Bello Dedication
Outside of Arter Hall (Rain Location: Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center)

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

9:30 am – 11:00 am Alpha Chi Omega Open House
Alpha Chi Omega Suite – Brooks 4th floor

Alpha Chi Omega will be hosting an Open House/Suite for alumnae! Alumnae can come and mingle with current sisters over coffee and donuts, and get the opportunity to check out our freshly painted suite!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Downtown Meadville Shuttle
Lord Gate, Brooks Walk

Explore all that downtown Meadville has to offer. Shuttles will leave every 10-15 minutes from the Lord’s Gates located on Brooks Walk. Shuttles will drop passengers at the Meadville Market House. Enjoy browsing our downtown restaurants and businesses before heading up to the TailGATOR!

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

11:00 am Delta Tau Delta BBQ Lunch
DTD House (607 Highland Ave)

Please join us for a barbeque lunch at the Shelter (607 Highland Ave) at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 21 during Blue & Gold Weekend (Homecoming). After lunch we will head up to Robertson Athletic Complex for the Gators vs. Kenyon College football game at 1:00 pm.

11:00 am Friends and Family of FIJI Tailgate
Robertson Field tailgate lots

Graduate Brother, Parents, family members and Friends of Phi Gamma Delta are invited to meet current chapter members during a tailgate before the homecoming game. Food will be provided, we look forward to seeing you there.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Theta Tailgate
Robertson Athletic Complex

This tailgate is open to all alumni! We would love them to join current sisters for a potluck-style tailgate to share food, laughs, and fun before the homecoming football game

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Gateway Open House Research Poster Symposium
Allegheny Gateway

The Gateway will host a Poster Symposium and Open House on Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Gateway area of the Pelletier Library. At this event, students who completed URSCA projects, Civic Engagement, Internship, or International experiences this past summer will present posters about their experience. Information about upcoming Experiential Learning Seminars will also be available during this event. Please come see what wonderful experiences students have had during this past summer.

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.

12:00 – 3:00 pm Athletic Department Merchandise and Memorabilia Yard Sale
Robertson Athletic Complex
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.

4:00 pm, following the football game Phi Delta Theta Alumni BBQ
Chapter House – 394 East College St

Join the current brothers of Phi Delta Theta for a cookout on the chapter house lawn for food and an opportunity to meet the brothers.

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.

5:00 pm Theta Chi Cookout
Theta Chi Chapter House

Our annual Homecoming cookout will be next weekend at 5 pm on Saturday, October 21, at the chapter house. We would be thrilled if you could join us to celebrate Allegheny College’s Blue & Gold Weekend(Homecoming) and recent changes to our chapter. Once again, all alumni brothers and their families are welcome to attend!

RSVP: Email Ross Carter or Ken Kutzer, chapter president

6:30 pm GAP presents “Dale K”
Campus Center Lobby

Dale K’s award winning performances are hilarious and exciting while entertaining and enlightening. While most hypnotists will try and convince you to believe in hypnotic trances and mind control, Dale K will show you how powerful our motivation can be and how amazing your imagination actually is.

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
10:00 am – 2:00 pm DHOP (Delta House of Pancakes)
Schultz Banquet Hall (formerly South Hall)

DHOP is Tri Delta’s annual fundraising event for our philanthropy St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 and include all-you-can-eat plain, chocolate chip, blueberry, and gluten-free pancakes, sausage, and juice/coffee. Guests will be able to win prizes from the raffle featuring baskets and gift cards/certificates from local Meadville businesses and a chance to compete in a Pancake Eating Contest to win a St Jude-themed gift basket. Before you head home for the weekend, stop by to enjoy a pancake buffet and donate to a great cause!

Cost: $5 at door
Tickets: Purchase tickets online

11:00 am Chapel Service
Ford Memorial Chapel

Rev. Sandra Marsh-McClain, an Allegheny parent, will be a guest preacher.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kappa Kappa Gamma Open House
Brooks Hall – Fourth Floor

Kappa Kappa Gamma will be hosting an open suite hour for alumnae to come back and visit the suite. Yearbooks and composites will be available to view.