Homecoming 2013

Monday, September 30

2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sailapalooza, ODU Sailing Center, Whitehurst Beach – ODU sailors and coaches will offer free sailing lessons and sailboat rides. Donations will be accepted on behalf of Operation Smile, a local nonprofit dedicated to repairing childhood facial deformities.

Tuesday, October 1

C:\Users\sboothby\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\I0GG36HC\LionPaw20.jpg 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Planetarium Double Feature, Join us for two one-hour programs, each featuring a different family-friendly, full–dome movie and conversation with a member of the faculty. Free.
6:00 p.m. - Two Small Pieces of Glass
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.
7:30 p.m. - Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown
It's no longer the stuff of science fiction — this planetarium show brings to life all that is fascinating and extreme in the world of black holes! Witness what would happen if you got too close to one. See how a black hole is able to warp time and space. Discover what science has taught us about these phenomena ... and what we must still learn. (Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush)

Wednesday, October 2

C:\Users\sboothby\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\I0GG36HC\LionPaw20.jpg 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Tree Trail Walking Tour, Kaplan Orchid Conservatory – Learn about the thirty varieties of trees on campus with Grounds Manager Chad Peevy ’98 and Master Gardeners Ed ’74 & Linda ’71, ’79 Bradley. Free.

C:\Users\sboothby\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\I0GG36HC\LionPaw20.jpg 6:00 p.m., LGBT Welcome Reception, The Iguana (Hampton Blvd at 37th St.) – Join the LGBT Alumni Club for an alumni social with fellow Monarchs during Homecoming. Guests pay for their own food and drink.

Thursday, October 3

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monarch Day, Kaufman Mall – Come out for hours of food, excitement, games, and the presentation of the 2013 Homecoming Court. Free.

C:\Users\sboothby\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\I0GG36HC\LionPaw20.jpg 6:00 p.m., Alumni Honors Dinner, Sheraton Waterside – Alumni, friends and community leaders will gather in honor of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni, Honorary Alumni, and Alumni Service Award winners. We will also recognize the members of the Class of 1963 with their induction into the Golden Pride. Proceeds support Alumni Association programs including the Adam Thoroughgood Scholarship. Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available – call 888-ODU-3435 for more information.

7:00 p.m., NPHC Step Show, 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 2013 Step Show title. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket information coming soon.

Friday, October 4

11:00 a.m., Unveiling of a new tradition, Newly Renovated Center Lobby, Webb University Center – RSVP by September 27 to 757.683.3116 on online www.odu.edu/univevents/rsvp (event code BBS13)

12:00 Noon, 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.

5:00 p.m., C-USA Soccer Kickoff, ODU Soccer Complex – The Lady Monarchs will play their first Conference USA opponent, East Carolina. Fans will receive a C-USA giveaway item at the ticket entrance. At 7:30 p.m. the Monarchs take on national power Kentucky. Ticket price TBD.

C:\Users\sboothby\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\I0GG36HC\LionPaw20.jpg 6:00 p.m., BAC Welcome Back Mixer, Baxter’s Lounge, 500 Granby Street – 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.

8:00 p.m., Homecoming Concert, Ted Constant Convocation Center – ODU S.A.C. Presents AWOLNATION and twenty one pilots live in concert! Tickets will be available on www.ynottix.com.

Saturday, October 5

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Open House, Student Recreation Center – Tour this modern facility and learn more about the programs and services it offers ODU alumni, including specially priced memberships. Free.

12:00 Noon, Hall of Fame Luncheon, Hall of Fame Lobby, Ted Constant Convocation Center – ODU will welcome five new inductees into the Hall of Fame: Anna Tunnicliffe Funk, Joe Daley, Nataly Cahana Fleishman, Gray Simons and Ed Fraim. Tunnicliffe is a two-time Olympian and three-time ICSA Singlehanded Collegiate Sailing national champion who won gold in the 2008 Olympics in Laser Radial competition. Cahana was a four-time CAA Tennis Player of the Year, compiling a 143-28 record. Daley played on the PGA Tour in 1996 and 1998 and is currently on the Champions Tour, where he won the 2012 Senior Players Championship. Simons coached wrestling for 17 years, producing 27 wrestlers who qualified for nationals and five All-Americans. Fraim was a primary fundraiser for 32 years and was a driving force behind the ODU Baseball Clinic. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased after August 1 by calling 757.683.3359.

1:30 p.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. Free.

3:00 p.m., Kaufman Mall Opens. Join the pre-game festivities on Kaufman Mall featuring tailgating, live music, the pre-game radio show, and the football team’s walk through.

C:\Users\sboothby\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\I0GG36HC\LionPaw20.jpg 3:00 p.m., Alumni Tailgate Tent, Kaufman Mall – Come by and tailgate with other alumni, fans and students. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

6:00 p.m., Football, ODU vs. Liberty, Foreman Field at S. B. Ballard Stadium – A very limited number of Alumni Tailgate Tent packages (includes game ticket) are available, click here to purchase package. Ticket only purchases are not available at this time, check www.odusports.com for more details.

Join us on Kaufman Mall immediately following the football game for the Homecoming Fireworks.

Sunday, October 6

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Open House, Student Recreation Center. Free.

12:00 noon, BAC Farewell Brunch, Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar, 316 High Street, Portsmouth – Let's bring the weekend to a close and wish each other fond farewells by breaking bread at the famous Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar. Guests pay for their own food and drink.

1:00 p.m., Homecoming 5K Walk and Run, sponsored by the Accounting department. Registration is required. Please contact Randall Spurrier, race coordinator at rspurrie@odu.edu or call 757.567.1930.

1:00 p.m., Women’s Soccer – ODU vs. University of Texas - San Antonio, ODU Soccer Complex – The Lady Monarchs host Conference USA member UTSA. Tickets are $5.

2:00 p.m., Field Hockey – ODU vs. Georgetown, L.R. Hill Complex – First year head coach Andrew Griffiths and the nationally recognized ODU field hockey team host Georgetown. Free.

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