Homecoming is a weekend for alumni, students, families, faculty and staff. We invite you to celebrate the Marian spirit during a weekend of fun, laughter and memory-making. See what’s new on campus, like the plans for the new Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center.

Schedule of Events

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Thursday, September 27

An Evening with Coach Boyle
5 p.m.
Stayer Center for Executive Learning, Sodexo Dining Room
To kick off the Homecoming festivities, please join us as we celebrate Coach Boyle’s 30 years of dedication and service to Marian University with a recognition dinner (5 p.m. cocktail reception, 6 p.m. dinner, and 7 p.m. program). Tickets are $40 per person; cash bar available.

Alumni Baseball Game
7 p.m.
Herr–Baker Field
Baseball alumni are welcomed home to play again as we kick off the Homecoming festivities! All are invited to cheer on the alumni as they play under the lights at Herr–Baker Field; home of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.

Spoken Word Artist: Febo
8 p.m.
Hornung Student Center
Febo is a poet, actor, youth worker, lover and friend. His show includes props, aspects of the theater, food, dancing, and exploration of joy in the face of oppression. It is a perfect way to celebrate Latinix Heritage Month (September 15–October 15). Sponsored by Marian Activities Committee.

Friday, September 28

Korbie Classic Annual Alumni Golf Outing
10 a.m. with an 11:45 a.m. — Tee off
Whispering Springs Golf Course
Cost: $100 per person
Golf outing for alumni and friends of Sabre athletics. Advanced registration required.

Meet and Greet with the Sisters
Lunch: Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Hornung Student Center
Social: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Common Grounds
Enjoy lunch or just a sweet treat, along with coffee or lemonade, while socializing with the sisters of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA).

Bonfire
9 p.m.
Courtyard Village (near the bridge)
Join your fellow Sabres as we introduce the members of this year’s fall teams: women’s and men’s soccer, women’s and men’s golf, women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball! Sponsored by Student Senate.

Saturday, September 29

Homecoming Tailgate
10 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.
Smith Fields
Grab a little something from the grill before heading to afternoon activities!

Women’s Soccer vs. Concordia University–Chicago
11 a.m.
Smith Fields
Come down to Smith Fields and support the Sabres under the direction of Head Coach Saiberlich. Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at halftime.

Alumni Softball Game
11:15 a.m.
Smith Fields
Alumnae are welcomed home to play again as Sabres! All are invited to cheer on the former women of Marian.

Bean Bag Toss Tourney
Noon–2 p.m.
Smith Fields, tailgate area
Bean Bag, Baggo, Cornhole, or Soft Horseshoes…whatever you prefer to call It, we’ve got it. Great family fun for all ages; grab a team and come to play or join in as a spectator. Sponsored by Student Senate.

Campus Tours
1–3 p.m.
The entire Marian campus
Take a walking tour of campus to see the improvements, renovations, and new utilizations. Student-guided tours depart from the Stayer Center for Technology and Executive Learning.

Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center Open House
1–4 p.m.
Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center
Join us for an open house in the new state-of-the-art facility featuring eight teaching laboratories with adjacent prep spaces and study areas allowing students and faculty to discover, innovate, and research possibilities. Building tours, demonstrations, snacks, and conversation with current and former faculty.

Find Your Creative Side
1–3 p.m.
Smith Fields, tailgate area
Join Marian Activities Committee and have some fun as we create a masterpiece with squirt guns. Canvas, paint, and ponchos will be provided. Sponsored by Marian Activities Committee.

Men’s Soccer vs. Concordia University–Chicago
1:30 p.m.
Smith Fields
Come down to Smith Fields and make some noise for the Sabres under the direction of Head Coach Craig Peltonen.

Nursing Reunion
2:00 p.m.
Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center
Nursing graduates from the St. Agnes School of Nursing, Marian College, and Marian University are invited to celebrate the combined heritage of over 100 years of nursing education. This gathering will include special acknowledgement of the Class of 1968! Sponsored by the Nursing Program and Alumni Relations.

Greek Life Alumni Reunion
3 p.m.
Todd Wehr Alumni Center / Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Looking for an opportunity to reconnect with fellow Greeks to share memories? If so, gather your group as we’ve got a place for you. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Marian Homecoming Mass
4 p.m.
Dorcas Chapel
Celebrant: Fr. Ralph Gross
All students, alumni, families, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate our spiritual traditions and the blessing of you — our Marian family. Recognition of all alumni/ae from St. Agnes School of Nursing, Marian College, and Marian University.

Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
4:30 p.m.
Stayer Center for Technology and Executive Learning, Sodexo Dining Room
Family and friends of the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees will be on hand as the following graduates are recognized:

  • Lorianne Kenerson ’86, Women’s Basketball
  • Steve Kennedy ’89, Baseball
  • Clifford “C.J.” Koroll ’00, Men’s Hockey and Men’s Golf
  • Kimberly (Kriese) Pitterle ’11, Women’s Soccer

Join us for the festivities (4:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 5 p.m. dinner, and 5:45 p.m. program). Tickets are $40 per person; cash bar available.

Alumni Awards Presentation
5:30 p.m.
Stayer Center for Technology and Executive Learning, Arthur H. Sadoff Auditorium
Join faculty, staff, and University leadership as we proudly recognize and honor Marian alumni for their contributions and achievements, as well as those who have greatly impacted the Marian experience at the 2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony. Help us to recognize the following:

  • Alumni Spirit of Marian Award: Mark Boyle
  • Distinguished Alumni Award: Marc Cadieux ‘96 and David Easterhoff ‘07
  • Sr. Judith Core Values Award: Chad ’06 and Erin ’06 (Schmidt) Little

Regatta on the Sabre Terrace
7–10 p.m.
Sabre Terrace l Rain site: HSC
Join students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as family and friends, for an evening of great music and entertainment by The Kingfish and Throwback Stereo, Chicago- and Milwaukee-area bands featuring Marian alumni Steve Matz and Joe Howard respectively. Cash bar available. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Marian Casino Night
7:30–10:30 p.m.
Stayer Center, 2nd floor

Enjoy an evening of casino gaming entertainment and see if you can win big! Winnings will be converted into tickets for a prize drawings! Sponsored by Marian Activities Committee.

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*All activities are subject to change. Keep checking back for more information.