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 the new turf field at Smith Fields, new floor in Sadoff Gymnasium, and renovations in the Hornung Student Center!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 19

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 welcomed to cheer on the alumni as they play under the lights at Herr-Baker Field; home of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. Contact Coach Bryan Burgert to participate, or for any questions, at bfburgert72@marianuniversity.edu

Big Laughs with Comedian Pete Lee*

9 p.m. | Hornung Student Center

We’ve done Big Band… let’s do Big Laughs with Comedian Pete Lee! Raised in Wisconsin by divorced parents and a 19 inch TV, he was destined for entertainment. Pete Lee was the first standup comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and has been named a regular on the show. Pete Lee’s credits also include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns. a Comedy Central Half Hour Special, his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30, a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s, VH1’s Best Week Ever, and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman.

Currently, Pete is a cast member of TruTV’s Greatest Ever, hosts his own segment on Nickelodeon’s Nick Toons, called NFL Rush. He’s also a regular on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. Additionally, he was hired by the Duck Dynasty folks to be a writer/producer, and he helped develop the hit Duck Dynasty spin-off Going Siral. He also starred in a documentary titled I Need You to Kill that is now available on iTunes and Amazon. Most recently, Pete became a writer/cast member on the hit show This Week at the Comedy Cellar on Comedy Central.

On Thursday, September 19th, Pete Lee will join us for this year’s Big Laugh in the Hornung Student Center. You won’t want to miss it!

Friday, September 20

Korbie Classic Annual Alumni Golf Outing*

10 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. — Tee off | South Hills Golf Club
Cost: $100 per person
Golf outing for alumni and friends of Sabre athletics. Sign-up a foursome!
Advanced registration required.  Any questions please contact Sarah Frings at sefrings91@marianuniversity.edu

9 p.m. | Courtyard Village (near the bridge)
Join your fellow Sabres as we introduce the members of this year’s fall teams, enjoy some food, and listen to music!

Saturday, September 21

Alumni Hockey Games*
10 a.m. (Women’s) 11:00 a.m. (Men’s) | Blue Line Ice Family Ice Center
Hockey alumni (men and women) are welcomed home to play again at the Blue Line Ice Center.  All are welcomed to cheer on the alumni as they dust off those skates and enjoy some fun and camaraderie. Contact Women’s Coach Jamie Fredrickson at jlkivi93@marianuniversity.edu or Men’s Coach Zach Gaynor at zmgaynor66@marianuniversity.edu for more details.

77 Paul Sanchez Soccer Tournament*
10 a.m. | Smith Fields
Be a spectator or join the fun as alumni return to compete, support the family of late Marian Hall of Famer Paul Sanchez and the Paul Sanchez Foundation. All inquiries/questions can be directed to Men’s Soccer Coach Craig Peltonen at cpeltonen@marianuniversity.edu

Alumnae Softball Game*
12 p.m. | Smith Fields
Alumnae are welcomed home to play again as Sabres! All are invited to cheer on the former women of Marian. Contact Coach Tony Draves with any questions at tdraves32@marianuniversity.edu

Homecoming Tailgate*
1-3 p.m. | Smith Fields
Grab lunch from the grill before heading to afternoon activities!

Bean Bag Toss Tourney*
1p.m.–3 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.

Find Your Creative Side*

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Smith Fields, tailgate area
Join Marian Activities Committee and have some fun as we create a masterpiece. All art supplies will be provided.

Men’s Soccer vs. Lawrence University*

2:00 p.m. | Smith Fields

Come to Smith Fields and make some noise for the Sabres under

the direction of Head Coach Craig Peltonen. Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at half-time.

All-Nurse Reunion (St. Agnes and Marian Nursing Graduates)

2:30 – 4 p.m. | Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center | Rooms 101 & 104
Marian University and the St. Agnes School of Nursing celebrate a combined heritage of over 100 years of nursing education. Mark this milestone with fellowship, coffee, and conversation. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Marian University Schools/Programs Reception
2:30 – 4 p.m. | Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center | Atrium on 1st Floor
Looking for an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni from your major/program, as well as current, former, and retired faculty to share memories? If so, gather your group as we’ve got a place for you. All the while being able to tour the new Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center.

The Family Game*
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Common Grounds
You’ve seen the Newlyweds Game… now it’s your turn! Make the perfect match of parent/student, roommates, best friends and go head to head to see if you can win the Family Game!

Marian Homecoming Mass*

4 p.m. | Dorcas Chapel | Celebrant: Fr. Joe Coerber

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 and Alumni Awards Dinner (By Invitation Only)

5 p.m. | Stayer Center for Executive Learning | Sodexo Dining Room

Family and friends join faculty, staff, and University leadership as we proudly recognize and honor the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees as well as Marian alumni for their contributions and achievements. The following alumni will be recognized:

2019 Hall of Fame Class:

Doug Arnett ’91, Men’s Soccer

David Beres ’80/’95, Men’s Basketball

Thomas “T.K.” Katz ’95, Baseball

Darrell Mikan ‘92, Men’s Soccer

Distinguished Alumni Award: Truscenialyn Brooks ‘06

Join us for the festivities (5 p.m. cocktail reception, 5:30 p.m. dinner, and 6 p.m. program). Tickets are $40 per person; cash bar available.

Luck Be a Lady Tonight*

8 p.m. –10:30 p.m. | Hornung Student Center

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment provided by the N.E.W Piano Guys while enjoying Casino Night. You’ll get to decide the music of the night as you request your favorites in a giant sing-a-long, or test your luck at the casino games! Winnings will be converted into tickets for prize drawings at the end

*Events are all family friendly


*Korbie classic requires an additional registration & payment. Register here.

To register for Homecoming 2019, click here.

Hotel Information

Below is the hotel information with Marian rates. You will need to mention Marian Homecoming when booking your room.

Comfort Inn
77 Holiday Lane

625 W. Rolling Meadows Dr.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
55 Holiday Lane

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