Homecoming week breaks the mold

Homecoming week for Stevenson University, from Oct. 15-20, is still filled with enjoyable events for the community, but might look different than previous years.

Jenna Womack, associate director of Student Activities, explained that Homecoming week is shorter than it has been in previous years because of fall break, leaving the schedule packed for those four days. Along with the scheduled events, she also said that there are some other little surprises to be on the lookout for.

A Stevenson football player carries the ball during a 2017 Homecoming game. (Villager File Photo)

Senior Gina D’Andrea loves how the community comes together during Homecoming events, remarking that it makes Stevenson feel like it is a bigger university.

Here is a summary of the events scheduled for that week.

Tuesday, October 15:
Women’s volleyball vs. Widener at 7 p.m. in the Owings Mills gym.

Wednesday, October 16:
The Residence Hall Association and the Commuter Student Association will host Mustang Pride Bingo in the Claire Moore room in Garrison Hall from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Students can win Stevenson gear, get a free t-shirt if they are wearing green or Stevenson shirts or bring in a shirt from another college or university to trade.

Thursday, October 17:
Stevenson Trivia will be at the North site, put on by the Student Homecoming Planning Committee in the Manning Academic Center concourse at noon. Students can spin a prize wheel, answer questions about the university and win Stevenson gear.

Women’s volleyball vs. Johns Hopkins at 7 p.m. in the Owings Mills gym.

The Homecoming bonfire will be held in the Caves parking lot from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Homecoming bonfire in the Caves parking lot is one of the more popular Homecoming week events. (Villager file photo)

Friday, October 18:
The Homecoming Carnival put on by Mustang Activities and Programing, if the weather permits, will be in the apartment quad from 2:30-5:30 p.m. There will be food, games, prizes, face painting and pumpkin decorating.

The Dick Watts Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet is from 6-9 p.m. in the Owings Mills gym. Tickets can be purchased online.

Women’s soccer vs. Lycoming at 7 p.m. in the Mustang Stadium.

Saturday, October 19:
The Homecoming tailgate is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Owings Mills North south parking lot. This year, instead of each club or organization having their own booth, there will be one spirit tent, in which staffers will give out Stevenson gear, pom poms, temporary tattoos, and face painting. Along with that, the different schools at Stevenson will be have their own booths, and the marching band will perform.

Following the tailgate, Stevenson football takes on Albright University in Mustang Stadium. Kick off is at 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale online, and students will be able to pick up their tickets at the Rock in the Rockland Marketplace.

Stevenson’s annual crab feast will be from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Owings Mills gym. Tickets can be purchased online.

Men’s soccer vs. Lycoming College at 5 p.m. in Mustang Stadium.

The Sovereign Steppers will perform on the Garrison quad at 6 p.m.

Field hockey vs. Lebanon Valley College at 7:30 p.m. in Mustang Stadium.

The Sovereign Steppers, Black Student Union and Phi Beta Sigma are throwing an after-party in Rockland from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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