Alfred State is once again ramping up for its annual Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities, set to take place from Oct. 12-14 this year.
The first night, Thursday, will feature the annual Blue and Gold dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Terrace Dining Hall, featuring music, giveaways, and prizes, followed by a dodgeball game between students and faculty/staff members at 8 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center Gymnasium.
Plenty of excitement is planned for “Fun Friday,” including the seventh annual Carly’s Club Race for a Cure 5K Run/Walk, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium. The $15 fee goes to Roswell Park Cancer Institute for pediatric cancer research, and the first 75 participants get a free T-shirt.
Also on Friday will be the spirit rally and bonfire at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer Stadium parking lot, followed by the fireworks display near the Orvis Activities Center at 8:30 p.m. The popular Alfred’s Got Talent show will round out the night at 9:30 p.m. at the Cappadonia Auditorium in the Orvis Activities Center, as students, faculty, staff, and alumni put their talents on display.
On Saturday, the Alfred State community is invited to come out and support the Pioneers as they take on the Gallaudet Bison at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium. Preceding the big game will be a chicken barbeque and tailgate as well as a Greek chili cook-off and a car show beginning at 11 a.m. Alumni, friends, and family members age 21 and older can enjoy a cocktail while watching the game from the End Zone Party inside the “alumni tent” located inside the stadium.
A family-friendly event will cap off Saturday’s festivities, as the “Magician for Non-Believers,” Peter Boie, will perform at 5 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium, Orvis Activities Center. Boie’s hilarious show is sure to leave audiences laughing and astonished. Magic may not be real, but he’ll have you believing in it.
Colleen Argentieri, director of Alumni Relations and co-chair of the Homecoming/Family Weekend Committee, said, “We are again looking forward to welcoming back our amazing alumni, as well as many of the students’ families. The variety of events scheduled will provide lots of fun and excitement, and will add to the memories and good times at Alfred State.