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Detroit Mercy packs boundless fun into Homecoming 2017

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September 28, 2017
Chalk art promoting Homecoming 2017 by Timmy Nelson '11

Join the party at University of Detroit Mercy's 2017 Homecoming on Sept. 29 & 30, as we fill our campus with food, fun and community activities. The celebration is open to all; young and old, students and alumni, neighbors and out-of-towners, we want everyone to feel at home. Check out the featured events for the weekend, and be sure to stay tuned into our social media feeds for future updates and announcements. Let's build this Titan tradition together! See you all on Sept. 29 & 30! #titanshomecoming

Tug of War determination
Heat up the mall students laughing
Campus shot with fountain

Friday, Sept. 29

Hit the links

Detroit Mercy Law Golf Outing 2016

Detroit Mercy Law kicks off the weekend with a noon shotgun start at St. John’s Golf Course for the annual Law Golf Tournament and Dinner. Register online.

McNichols Campus celebrations

  • Are you celebrating your graduation “golden anniversary"? Come mingle at the 50th reunion mixer in the Fountain Lounge
  • Are you a student looking to dress up and dance the night away? The Student Center Ballroom has you covered with our first Detroit Mercy Unity Ball! Tickets are selling fast; head to the Student Life Office or register online.
  • Have you ever studied abroad? The School of Architecture opens its doors and showcases a strolling gallery of student research and international work.
  • Did you ever have Fr. Albright as a professor? After more than 60 years of teaching, our dear 91-year-old professor is finally retiring, and it’s time to celebrate. Join us in the Lansing Reilly Courtyard and toast to his health!
  • Do you love trivia? Take part in a live taping of Ask the Professor, one of the longest running broadcast shows in the United States. This quirky, unrehearsed quiz show has been on the air since the 1950s, where the audience tries to stump Detroit Mercy professors.
Ask the Professor Live Taping

The show must go on

Journey downtown to the Marlene Boll Theatre YMCA in the heart of Detroit and catch a performance from The Theatre Company at Detroit Mercy. The Theatre Company invites all to a Preview Party of its 47th season, complete with performances, mingling as well as free beer, wine and fresh empanadas!

Saturday, Sept. 30

Lace up for a groovy race

Walk, jog, run or crawl this Saturday, Sept. 30, through the University District at the 2nd annual Detroit Decades Dash 5K! For you competitive 5K runners, the top male and female winners of the Dash will receive a beautiful, framed Detroit Pewabic tile. For those participants looking to have some fun while exercising, our 1970s costume contest has cash prizes for best single and group costumes! All participants in the 5K will receive a moisture-wicking shirt and finisher medal. There's no time to wait: sign up today! Lace up and groove. #decadesdash

Be a part of the community

Campus Fall

Detroit Mercy will host a special Visit Day for parents and future students, including a resource fair of academic, student organization and community booths. Campus tours will also be available, with all alumni welcome to join! Across the street from campus, the Live6 Alliance will also host its monthly Market On The Ave. farmer’s and artisan goods market. Participate in an afternoon outdoor Mass with a special Blessing of the Hands for all members of the dental and health professions communities.

Fun for the whole family

Young children and parents are welcome to enjoy some nitrogen ice cream, face painting, bounce house, lawn games and other high-energy activities at the Kid Discovery Zone. Families can also search high and low for clues across campus at our Scavenger Hunt. Throughout the day, the Expo stage will host a number of “TED-Talk”-style demonstrations, so be sure to tune in and stop by.

Hold on tight: Tug-of-war is back

Tug of War team almost falling over

A smash hit last year, the Tug-of-War competition – fashioned after the legendary St. Francis Club Tug ‘O War –
is going to be bigger than ever and your team needs to compete. Gather four to five of your closest friends or family members and enter for a chance to make Titan history!

Eat, drink and be merry

This year will serve up some scrumptious Detroit area food trucks on campus, including Delectabowl and Treat Dreams! For those over 21, come grab a beer from North Center Brewing Company or Axle Brewing Company at our Beer Garden: The Rathskeller. Stay for an evening of bonfires, s’mores and more beverages at our annual Heat Up the Mall, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association.

Heat Up the Mall

Show some Titan pride

Women's Soccer player saves a kick

Cheer on the Titans at the Detroit Mercy women’s soccer game at 4 p.m., or meet at the Expo tent in the center of campus for a live Fencing demonstration with the Detroit Mercy men’s and women’s fencing teams.

Men's Fencing competition

Homecoming LogoFor a schedule of events and exciting updates on Homecoming 2017, visit community.udmercy.edu/homecoming or call 313-993-1540. #titanshomecoming

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