Schedule of Events

Homecoming Week 2017
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Thursday, October 26
Noon - 6 p.m.: Villanova University Leadership Summit: Women Igniting Change
6:30 p.m.: Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership Launch

Friday, October 27
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: 2018 Reunion Class Committee Round Table (contact Katie Moran)
2:15 – 4 p.m.: Student-Alumni Networking Event
5:30 p.m.:  Dream for Eileen 5K Run/Walk - SNAP
6 p.m.: NROTC Gala
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.: President’s Reception (by invitation)
10 p.m.- midnight: Homecoming Masquerade Ball (Student event). Lower Level Connelly Center, semi-formal attire required.
Free Tickets | Dessert Bar | Live DJ |

Saturday, October 28
9:30 – 11 a.m.: Villanova Vets Brunch
11 a.m.: Loyalty Award Presentation honoring William Donnell '77
11 a.m.: Rowing Head of the Schuylkill Alumni & Friends Meetup - Cheer on the Wildcats at the historic Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, meet members of the Villanova Athletic Fund staff and celebrate Mass with the Rev. Robert Hagan, OSA, '87 at 12:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m.: Football Tailgate - Tailgating is only permitted in the A-2 lot for season ticket holders who have purchased their parking passes for that lot.
11:30 a.m.: IGR Luncheon
Noon – 4 p.m.: Homecoming Festival at the Riley Ellipse
Everyone is welcome to join Villanovans on campus for the annual Homecoming Festival. This year’s new format includes even bigger and better opportunities to enjoy music, food, beer & wine, student entertainment, games, children’s activities and more. Group tents for Undergraduate Classes, Villanova Vets, Villanova Singers, Engineering Alumni Society, Curvey Scholars, Friends of Villanova Swimming, Blue Key Society and DTD.

1 p.m.: Football Wildcat Walk - The band, cheerleaders, dance team and twirlers will lead the football team through the A-2 parking lot on the way to their locker room in the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center.
1 p.m.: Men’s Soccer vs. Providence - Cheer on the Wildcats during their final home game at Higgins Soccer Complex. There will be an on-field Senior Day ceremony before the game.
2 p.m.
: Villanova Football Fan Fest
New this year is the Fan Fest in the west end zone, which will be open from 90 minutes prior to kickoff until the end of the third quarter. The Fan Fest is located on field level just outside the entrance to the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center and will have Yuengling beer selections, wine and food available for purchase. Alcohol sales are limited to this space and fans may not bring their beer and wine into the stadium seating areas.
2 p.m.: Pregame reception honoring Villanova Football's 1961 Sun Bowl and 1962 Liberty Bowl teams (by invitation). All team members in attendance will be honored during an on-field ceremony at halftime.
3:30 p.m.: Football Game v. Elon
    •    Pregame on Field - Salute to Veterans
    •    Halftime On-Field Recognition - Honoring Bowl Teams of 1961 and 1962
6 p.m.: Engineering Awards Reception
6 p.m.: Villanova University Black Alumni Network - Networking Reception