Monday, November 3
Noon – 5 p.m., Paint the Town Blue, Campus Buildings – Student organizations paint the window of a campus building with a design representing their organization and the homecoming theme! Come out to share in the Homecoming pride or tour campus over the weekend and take in all their designs. Free.
Tuesday, November 4
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., PAW the Pavement, Kaufman Mall – Student Organizations paint a paw representing their student organization along Kaufman Mall! Come out to enjoy the spirit or walk by over the weekend and admire their hard work. Free.
7:30 p.m. – President's Lecture Series featuring Wes Moore – Constant Center
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Wednesday, November 5
5 p.m. – Wind Down Wednesdays with the Young Alumni Council – Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 4561 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach
Join fellow Young Alumni for a night of fun, networking, and Monarch memories! No charge to attend; guests pay for their own food and drink.
6 – 8 p.m., - Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Chapter Chartering Ceremony, Engineering Systems Building – Join CEE Alumni as they become officially recognized as an ODUAA Alumni Chapter.
6 p.m., LGBT Welcome Reception, The Iguana –Join the LGBT Alumni Club for an alumni social with fellow Monarchs during Homecoming. No charge to attend. Guests pay for their own food and drink.
6 p.m. – NOVA/DC Alumni Chapter Homecoming Social – Lost Dog Cafe, 2729A Merrilee Drive, Fairfax
Can't make it to Norfolk for Homecoming this year? No, problem celebrate in NOVA/DC with other area alumni at this home-away from home Homecoming social. No charge to attend but guests pay for their own food and drink.
Thursday, November 6
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bloodmobile, Kaufman Mall – The bloodmobile will be out on Kaufman Mall accepting donations. Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding how to set up an appointment ahead of time.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monarch Day, Kaufman Mall – Come out for hours of superhero themed food, excitement, games, and the presentation of the 2014 Homecoming Court. Free.
6 p.m., Alumni Honors Dinner, Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center – Alumni, friends and community leaders will gather in honor of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni, Honorary Alumni, and Alumni Service Award winners. We will also recognize the members of the Class of 1964 with their induction into the Golden Pride. Proceeds from this event support Alumni Association programs including the Adam Thoroughgood Scholarship. Tickets must be purchased. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
7 p.m., NPHC Step Show (sponsored by NPHC), Ted Constant Convocation Center – National Panhellenic Council brings you one of the most exciting events of the Homecoming Week. Come watch as fraternities and sororities compete for the 2014 Step Show title. Doors open at 6 p.m. For ticket information visit http://ynottix.com.
Friday, November 7
12:30 p.m., Founders’ Day Luncheon, Big Blue Room, Ted Constant Convocation Center – Share in the celebration as the University and Town ‘N’ Gown honor individuals who have made a significant impact on the University and Hampton Roads. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Office of University Events at 757.683.5759.
6 p.m. – BAC Social – Baxter's Sports Lounge, 500 Granby St, Norfolk
Join in the tradition of gathering at Baxter's with fellow BAC members as they officially kick-off Homecoming Weekend! Guests pay for their own food and drink. After 10 p.m. there will be a $5 cover charge. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the R.L. Horne Scholarship. First 10 BAC members to register will get VIP wristbands.
7 p.m., Men’s Soccer, Soccer Complex – Join us for Senior Night as the Monarchs compete in their final home game of the season against the Florida International Panthers. Tickets - $5/adults and $4/youth, $3/groups of 10+.
8 p.m., Homecoming Concert (sponsored by SAC), Ted Constant Convocation Center – Artist TBA. For artist and ticket information visit http://ynottix.com.
Saturday, November 8
9 a.m., Hall of Fame Breakfast, Hall of Fame Lobby, Ted Constant Convocation Center
For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact Jackie Barrow at 757-683-3359. Tickets are $25.
10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Open House, Recreation Center – Tour this modern facility and learn more about the programs and services it offers ODU alumni, including specially priced memberships. Free.
10 a.m., Tailgate Lots Open - Donors will have from 10 – 11 a.m. to enter their assigned tailgate lot. From 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., access to all lots will not be permitted as all roads will be closed for the Homecoming Parade. Lots will then re-open at 12:30 p.m. and remain open until kick-off at 3:30 p.m.
11 a.m., Homecoming Parade – Student organizations, bands, business and civic groups come together in this annual tradition to kick off the day’s celebration! Prime viewing spots are located on 49th Street and Hampton Boulevard.
12:30 p.m., Alumni Tailgate Tent, Kaufman Mall – Come by and tailgate with other alumni, fans and students. Advance reservations are preferred. A very limited number of Alumni Tailgate Tent packages (includes game ticket) are available. Ticket only purchases are not available at this time; check www.odusports.com for more details.
3:30 p.m., Football, ODU vs. Florida International University, Foreman Field at S. B. Ballard Stadium.
Join us on Kaufman Mall immediately following the football game for the Homecoming Fireworks
Sunday, November 9
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Open House, Recreation Center. Free.
11 a.m., BAC Farewell Brunch, Belmont House of Smoke, 2117 Colonial Ave, Norfolk – Let's bring the weekend to a close and wish each other fond farewells by breaking bread. To celebrate our 25th year, the BAC will be raffling off prizes. Guests pay for their own food and drink.
We look forward to seeing you all in November. Go Monarchs!