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SCSU Owl Family Day + 125th Anniversary Reunion-Homecoming Party

Southern Connecticut State University

SAVE THE DATE! October 19 & 20, 2018

125th Anniversary Reunion-Homecoming Party
and SCSU Owl Family Day

SCSU invites you to join other Southern Connecticut State University parents and families for a special time on campus during one of New Haven’s most beautiful seasons. Once again, Owl Family Day will happen during Homecoming which adds to the excitement and fun.

2018 Owl Family Day provides an opportunity for you to visit your student’s campus home, meet other SCSU alumni and families, talk with university faculty and staff, explore the campus, and cheer the SCSU Football Owls to a victory over the American International (AIC) Yellow Jackets, and the SCSU Owls women’s field hockey team over Merrimack College!

In addition, there will be a parade, tailgate party, vendors, a 5k Race, a chance to win $12,000 and much more! ALL PARENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS ARE WELCOME!

Don't miss the best party in 125 years!

SCSU invite all classes, schools, academic programs, athletics and affinity groups to enjoy sharing their Southern experiences at this first-ever Grand Reunion! We will kick off our 125th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend in style on Friday night October 19th with great food, beer and wine, fantastic music and dancing. Spread the word to your friends and register now for this once-in-a-lifetime evening.

In addition to reunion celebrations, President Joe Bertolino will honor the 50th Reunion Class of 1968 and present the Alumni Association's 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award to Carolyn Dorsey Vanacore '52, 'MS '69, SY '73.

Register here for all things Grand Reunion, Homecoming activities and to upload your photo memories of Southern.

Owl Family Day Registration

There is a nominal cost for the Owl Family Weekend of $12 per person, free for children age 12 and under. No charge for your SCSU student.

Please click here to register online.

Call (203) 392-7220 with questions related to registration, or email us at [email protected].

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 19
5 p.m. Sibling Night at Residence Halls

Siblings of resident students who are ages 5–15 are welcome to sleep over in their big brother/big sister’s residence hall room. For safety reasons, each resident student is limited to hosting three siblings/family members in their rooms. Visiting siblings will be given Sibling Night badges which will allow them access to the residence hall of their host and allow them to participate in Friday’s activities and dinner. For more information, please contact the SCSU Department of Residence Life at (203) 392-5870 or email [email protected].

Saturday, October 20
8:30 a.m. Registration opens, Registration Tent/Farnham Programming Space
8:30 a.m. Conn Hall opens for brunch, $8.00 per person
9:30 a.m. Bob Corda 5K Road Race & Kids 1K Fun Run, Adanti Student Center (start)

Bob Corda was a member of the SCSU community for over 30 years, working first in Audio/Visual Television and then as the Director of the Language Laboratory. Bob was an avid runner and faithful participant of the annual SCSU homecoming road race. After Bob had passed, the annual race was named after him, and the Bob Corda Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by his friend, Brad Crerar. The USATF-certified race course will be throughout Southern Connecticut State University's campus. SCSU Students/Faculty/Staff/Alumni entry fees are as follows: $20 (10/1-10/14), $25 (10/15-10/18), $35 (10/21, Race Day); $8 Kids 1K. Rates apply with SCSU ID upon registration. Register now for a chance to win awesome prizes!

10 a.m. Owl Family Day Road to 12K

A chance to win tuition ($12,000/12K) for a year! Participants must take selfies with six university landmarks to be entered into a chance to kick a football into the bed of a truck. If the football stays in the bed of the truck, the participant wins the $11,000 prize. Participants can get full details of how to participate at the Owl Family Day Registration Tent 9–11 a.m. and at the Tailgate in Lot 9 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

11 a.m. SCSU Women’s Field Hockey v. Merrimack College, Jess Dow Field
11 a.m. Homecoming Tailgate and Pre-Game Party, Parking Lot 9
1 p.m. Homecoming Parade 2018: Theme is Decades, Parading through Lot 9
3 p.m. Homecoming Football Game: SCSU Owls vs. AIC Yellow Jackets, Jess Dow Field
8 p.m. Piff the Magic Dragon, Lyman Center

Amazing show from the magician you've seen on America’s Got Talent. Think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. With over 100 million online views, sold out shows across the U.S. and Canada, and a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip, Piff the Magic Dragon has proved he’s here to stay. Joined by Mr Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua™, the dynamic duo have performed all over the world. He was the opening act for Mumford & Sons on their recent UK tour and graces the cover of their Grammy award winning album “Babel.” This performance is PG-13. 

For information and tickets, click here or call (203) 392-6154. Ticket prices $25 General Public, $15 Faculty/Staff/Active Alumni (Limit 2), FREE SCSU Student with valid ID (Limit 2). Seating: General Admission


We encourage families traveling from a distance to make hotel reservations as soon as possible as rooms tend to book up fast in football season.

Local Hotels

Clarion Hotel & Suites, 2260 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, (203) 288-3831

Holiday Inn North Haven, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, (877) 404-6835

Omni Hotel New Haven, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, (203) 772-6664

Spring Hill Suites, Milford, and 50 Rowe Ave, Milford, (203) 283-0200

Courtyard New Haven at Yale, 30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, (203) 777-6221

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to campus! GO OWLS!

Southern Connecticut State University

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