Concordia University Ann Arbor invites Cardinals of all ages and stages to campus Saturday, Oct. 13 to celebrate Homecoming 2018.
One of the highlights of Homecoming weekend, the football game against Missouri Baptist, will begin at 1 p.m. Following a record-setting 2017 season, the Cardinals are poised to continue their upward momentum. On Monday, the NAIA announced a new poll that places CUAA 8th in the nation for the second week in a row—the highest ranking in program history and just the second time a Concordia team has broken into the top 10.
Alumni can pick up their free game admission wristband at the entrance of the stadium or ahead of the game at the Alumni Table behind Earhart Manor. Current students, faculty, and staff can enter free with their CUAA I.D. General admission tickets for ages 5 and up are $5. Children under 5 are also admitted for free.
For those looking to extend the revelry beyond the big game, the day offers plenty of other opportunities for fun and fellowship:
- For alumni, Homecoming day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with the annual alumni service event. This year’s event will be a chapel hymn sing. Concordia has invited local seniors to campus to enjoy the beauty of familiar hymns filling the Chapel of the Holy Trinity. Alumni volunteers are needed to serve as greeters and to sit alongside the seniors while belting out favorite tunes.
- Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the CUAA community is invited to a tailgate behind Earhart Manor. Come early for a limited supply of free hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Food will also be available for purchase at stadium concessions during the football game. Alumni only may pick up complimentary game admission wristbands at the Alumni Table and sign up for The Decade Challenge. Kids will enjoy the free “Kid Zone,” full of age-appropriate games and activities.
- Following the football game, alumni are invited to a post-game social at Guy Hollerin’s in the Holiday Inn Ann Arbor, 3600 Plymouth Road. A cash bar and appetizers will be available.
- Alumni are also invited to sing in a special alumni National Anthem Choir, directed by Brian Altevogt, director of choirs and vocal studies at CUAA. Rehearsal is from 11-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Lunch with the choir is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Students’ Homecoming celebration begins Oct. 8 with a kick-off pep rally hosted by SALT, CUAA’s Student Athlete Leader Team. Other highlights for students include a residence hall Homecoming poster competition throughout the week, and on Oct. 12, the SAT-hosted Homecoming Dance, men’s and women’s soccer games, and “The Big Event” hosted by SGA.
Alumni are encouraged to register for all alumni-related events, including the National Anthem Choir, by clicking here or calling 734-995-4809.
— Kali Thiel is director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at email@example.com or 262-243-2149.
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