Homecoming weekend — November 6-8, 2014 — is a great opportunity to celebrate our Eller College community and the University of Arizona.
Learn more about Homecoming activities offered by the Eller College and UA:
Thursday, November 6
Eller All-Class Reunion Breakfast (Honoring the Class of '64 on Their 50th Reunion and Alumni Award Recipients)
8:30 - 10:00 a.m., McClelland Hall Room 208, Soldwedel Executive Education Center
Business & Public Administration and Eller College alumni from all class years are invited to join Dean Len Jessup for breakfast at McClelland Hall. Special guests include members of the Class of 1964 and alumni award honorees. Registration required.
Eller College Tours
10:15 and 11:15 a.m., McClelland Hall Estes Atrium
Tours will begin in the atrium of McClelland Hall and will be led by students who serve as Eller College Ambassadors.
Eller MBA All-Class Reunion Mixer (Honoring the Classes of 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., McClelland Hall Estes Atrium
Renew old friendships and build new ones at this Meet, Greet, and Mingle event for all MBA alumni and current MBA students. Registration required.
Seminar: Professional Image Management (Presented by Eller Executive Education)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m., McClelland Hall Room 208
Managing your professional image is one of the most important aspects of your professional life. This Eller Executive Education seminar led by Lehman Benson III, Associate Professor of Management and McCoy/Rogers Faculty Fellow, serves as a short introduction to professional image management. Topics include defining image management; understanding perception, attribution, and stewardship, and aligning your image with professional and personal aspirations. Registration required.
Friday, November 7
Eller Cup Golf Tournament, hosted by the Eller MBA Student Association
7:00 a.m. Check-in, 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start, Skyline Country Club
Join Eller MBA students, faculty, and alumni for a morning filled with golf, prizes, and fun, including breakfast and lunch at the beautiful Skyline Country Club. Shotgun start, scramble play. Registration required.
Ghosts of the UA Tour
10:00 a.m., East Side of Old Main
Come and learn about the darker side of Arizona’s oldest university. Student Alumni Ambassadors will take you to some of the oldest buildings on campus and share the ghostly and mysterious history of the University of Arizona. Learn about the Old Main ghost and the haunting of Maricopa Hall and plenty more ghost stories on this unique walking tour. Don’t forget comfortable shoes.
UA Homecoming BBQ Bash
11:30 a.m., UA Mall / Old Main
Come one, come all to the first Homecoming BBQ Bash. Join friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and students as we all show our Wildcat pride, spirit, and love for the University. Enjoy barbecue, music, photo booths, and more while mingling with your fellow Wildcats. This is not your ordinary BBQ. You don't want to miss this event!
Entrepreneurship Alumni Panel Discussion
4:00-5:00 p.m., McClelland Hall Room 208
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Interim Executive Director Joseph P. Broschak will lead a panel discussion with several UA entrepreneurship alumni who have launched a new venture in the Tucson area to discuss their experiences and the state of entrepreneurship in Tucson. The event is open to current students, alumni and the entrepreneurship community.
McGuire Center All-Class Reunion Reception (Honoring 30 Years of Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education)
5:00-8:00 p.m., McClelland Hall Room 113
UA Entrepreneurship Program alumni from all class years are invited to join McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship faculty, staff, and students for a reception in the newly renovated Jim and Pam Muzzy Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab. Come celebrate the Center's 30th anniversary by touring our new high-tech innovation learning lab, meeting new members of the McGuire Center team, and networking with fellow entrepreneurs. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. No RSVP required.
Eller All-Class Reunion (Celebrating the Classes of 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009)
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Geronimo Plaza at Main Gate Square
Join your classmates for Bear Down Friday and get into the Homecoming spirit! Bear Down Friday activities include live music, the Pride of Arizona marching band, and the Wildcat cheerleaders. After the reception, alumni can head over to Old Main for the Bonfire and Pep Rally. Cost: $20/person, includes drink tickets and appetizers. Registration required.
UA Bonfire and Pep Rally
Time TBD, Old Main
Join UA students, football coach Rich Rodriguez, the Pride of Arizona marching band, the 2014 Homecoming court, and more at the annual Homecoming pep rally. All reunion classes will be officially honored during the ceremony. You don’t want to miss it.
Saturday, November 8
Eller College Alumni Tailgate
1:00 - 6:00 p.m., UA Mall
Join BPA and Eller College alumni for pre-game festivities at our Eller College Alumni tent on the UA Mall. Our tent is a great location to watch the parade. Food and cash bar available. The fun begins four hours prior to kickoff!
2:00 p.m., UA Mall
Enjoy UA's most treasured Homecoming tradition — the parade — with more than 50 floats, Homecoming royalty, and the Pride of Arizona marching band. The parade will start three hours prior to kickoff of the football game.
Football Game: Colorado Buffaloes v. Arizona Wildcats
6:00 p.m., Arizona Stadium
Cheer on your Arizona Wildcats to a victory against the Colorado Buffaloes! To purchase game tickets, please call the McKale Ticket Office at 520.621.CATS or 1.800.452.CATS.
For additional information, please contact Heather Strasser, Director of Alumni Relations, at 520.621.2900.