Homecoming

Concordia University Ann Arbor eagerly anticipates welcoming alumni, families, and friends of the university to the 2021 Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 8-10, 2021.


One of the highlights of Homecoming and Family weekend, a Color Run 5k and kids run hosted by Concordia Cardinals cross country team, will take place the morning of Saturday, October 9. Concordia’s homecoming football game against conference rival Siena Heights will follow, beginning at 1 p.m. on Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium, 4090 Geddes Road.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to get together, and we can’t wait to welcome our CUAA alumni, families, and friends during our Homecoming and Family weekend!” said Linda Sproul, CUAA’s Director of Donor and Alumni Relations (’92).

CUAA’s Homecoming and Family Weekend offers plenty opportunities for fun and fellowship.


FOR CUAA ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

Alumni are encouraged to register for all alumni-related events by clicking the button directly below. Note: Concordia Color Run registrations must be done separately.

Tell us you’re coming!

Homecoming

Saturday, October 9, 2021

1-mile Concordia Color Fun Run/Walk | 9 a.m., Thunder Sports Complex

Get ready for some color fun at the 1-mile Concordia Color Run/Walk! Hosted by Concordia’s Cross Country teams, this family-friendly event offers a one-mile race/walk for all ages. The mile is untimed officially, but there will be a clock at the finish line. Participants will be doused in color periodically throughout the race as they run on grass and trails.

    • 9 a.m. | 1 mile run/walk (all ages)
    • Registration is required ($15 per person). Register by Tuesday, September 21st to guarantee race t-shirt and size. Registration will be available through Friday, October 8, but a t-shirt will not be guaranteed. A portion of every entry fee will be donated to local organization Girls on the Run, and remaining profits will benefit CUAA’s Cross Country team and student athletes.

Register for Color Run

If you’d like to donate directly to Concordia Cross Country or Girls on the Run, please send a check to Allison Unger, CUAA Cross Country, 4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or donate with your registration. Questions? Contact Head Coach Alli Unger at Allison.Unger@cuaa.edu.

Annual Alumni Servant Event | 8—10 a.m., CUAA Central Campus

Volunteer for the Concordia Color Run! Alumni and friends are invited to assist with day-of logistics for the Color Run, including set-up, color dousing, clean-up, and more. A portion of race registrations will support the Michigan chapter of Girls on the Run, dedicated to “creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.”

Interested in volunteering? Contact Director of Donor and Alumni Relations Linda Sproul at Linda.Sproul@cuaa.edu.

Alumni and Family Tailgate | 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m., Earhart Manor Tent

Complimentary lunch is available for alumni, families, and friends of Concordia. Look for the alumni table to pick up complimentary game admission wristbands (alumni only) and to sign the Decades Challenge board.

Cardinals Football Game vs. Siena Heights University | 1 p.m., Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium

Get your complimentary tickets to the game (alumni only) at the Alumni and Family Tailgate preceding the game!

Also, calling all alumni band members—join the alumni pep band for the day! Dust off your instrument and play with us in the stands. Contact Bill Perrine if you’re interested at william.perrine@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7232. Please include your t-shirt size and instrument.

Post-game Alumni Social | Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina (3050 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

Following the football game, alumni are invited to a post-game social at Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, just two miles South of campus. Thank you to our sponsors, Church Extension Fund!

Alumni are encouraged to register for all alumni-related events: Click this link to registerNote: Concordia Color Run registrations must be done separately. 


FOR FAMILIES OF CUAA STUDENTS

What better way to learn about what your Concordia student is up to on campus than to experience a weekend for yourself! Family members are invited to join us of a weekend of fun activities. Registration is required by October 1, 2021 for families planning to attend.

Register for Family Weekend

Homecoming

Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Women’s and Men’s Soccer Games | 1 p.m. & 4 p.m., Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium
    • Cheer on the CUAA Cardinals soccer teams as they take on University of Michigan-Dearborn! Women play at 1 p.m. and men play at 4 p.m.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Game | Time TBD, Arctic Coliseum
    • Check out the women’s ice hockey team as they compete against Grand Valley University! Cardinals Ice Hockey teams host their games at Artic Coliseum in Chelsea, Michigan.
  • Family Game Night | 8 p.m., Game Room
    • Bring your families to Family Game Night!
  • Sibling Sleepover | Following game night, various res halls
    • Siblings must be a minimum of 7 years old and the same gender as their sibling to stay the night in the residence hall. Parents are welcome to stay at a local hotel.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • 1-mile Concordia Color Fun Run/Walk | 9 a.m., Thunder Sports Complex
    • Get ready for some color fun at the 1-mile Concordia Color Run/Walk! Hosted by Concordia’s Cross Country teams, this family-friendly event offers a one mile race for all ages. The mile is untimed officially, but there will be a clock at the finish line. Participants will be doused in color periodically throughout the race as they run on grass and trails.
    • Registration is required ($15 per person). Register by Tuesday, September 21st to guarantee race t-shirt and size. Registration will be available through Friday, October 8, but a t-shirt will not be guaranteed. A portion of every entry fee will be donated to local organization Girls on the Run, and remaining profits will benefit CUAA’s Cross Country team and student athletes.

Register for Color Run

  • CUAA Visit Day | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., CUAA central campus
    • Are you a high school student considering to become a CUAA student yourself? Concordia’s enrollment team is hosting a Visit Day for prospective students interested learning more about what it means to be a student at CUAA.

Register for Visit Day

  • Alumni and Family Tailgate | 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m., Earhart Manor Tent
    • Complimentary lunch is available for alumni, families, and friends of Concordia.
  • Football Game vs. Siena Heights University | 1 p.m., Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium
    • Cheer on the Cardinals football team as they compete against conference rival Siena Heights University! You can also root on the cheer and dance teams and enjoy the sounds of the Cardinals pep band.
  • Casino Night | 8 p.m., Black Box
    • Bring your families for a night of fun, games, and prizes!
  • Sibling Sleepover | Following game night, various res halls
      • Siblings must be a minimum of 7 years old and the same gender as their sibling to stay the night in the residence hall. Parents are welcome to stay at a local hotel.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Sunday morning Chapel service | 10 a.m., Chapel of the Holy Trinity
  • Worship Arts Performance | 11 a.m., Chapel Courtyard
  • Family Farewell | 12 p.m., Chapel Courtyard

Families must register for family weekend events by October 1. Click here to register through Student Events! Note: Concordia Color Run and Visit Day registrations must be done separately. 


FOR CUAA STUDENTS

It’s a great week to be a Cardinal! Homecoming events for students kick-off at the start of the week with a Pep Rally and end with a jam-packed weekend, with fun events in between.

Homecoming

Monday, October 4

  • Minute-to-win-it games on central campus (11 a.m.—1 p.m., Central Campus)
  • Homecoming Kick-off and Pep Rally (9:30—10:15 p.m., Field House)

Tuesday, October 5

  • Pumpkin Carving (9—10 p.m., Manor Tent)

Wednesday, October 6

  • Take 20: The Power of Follow-up (2—2:20 p.m., Career Engagement Studio)
  • Women’s soccer game (1 p.m., Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium)
  • “The Midwestern Sideman” with musician Brad Phillips (7 p.m., Black Box)
  • Bonfire on the patio following the The Midwestern Sideman (8:30 p.m., Kreft patio)

Thursday, October 7

  • Grocery Bingo: Halloween Theme (9 p.m., Cardinal Cafe)

Friday, October 8

Family Weekend begins! Invite your families to register to Family Weekend by October 1, 2021.

  • Food Truck Friday (11 am—2 p.m., Central Campus Flag pole)
  • Women’s soccer game (1 p.m., Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium)
  • Men’s soccer game (4 p.m., Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium)
  • Women’s ice hockey game (8 p.m., Arctic Coliseum)
  • Family Game Night (8 p.m., Game Room)

Saturday, October 9

  • 1-mile Concordia Color Run/Walk (9 a.m., Central Campus)
  • Homecoming Tailgate (11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.)
  • Homecoming football game vs. Siena Heights (1 p.m., Ferry Field at Cardinal Stadium) 
  • Men’s ice hockey game (7 p.m., Arctic Coliseum)
  • Casino Night (8 p.m., Black Box)

Sunday, October 10

  • Chapel service (10 a.m., Chapel of the Holy Trinity)
  • Worship Arts performance (11 a.m., Chapel Courtyard)
  • Family Farewell (12 p.m., Chapel Courtyard)

Inviting your family to Homecoming and Family Weekend? Don’t forget to register with student events by October 1! Register your family here. Other homecoming events during the week do not require registration. Note: Concordia Color Run registrations must be done separately. 


Questions about Homecoming and Family Weekend at CUAA? Students and families can reach out to Dean of Students John Rathje at John.Rathje@cuaa.edu. Alumni can reach out to Director of Donor and Alumni Relations Linda Sproul at Linda.Sproul@cuaa.edu.

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at rachel.thoms@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7403.

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