Homecoming

Three photos featuring at left, Tommy Titan posing for a photo with a child, a large group of students at the bonfire in the middle, and at right, customized signs burning in the bonfire with the clocktower in the background. It also features a Detroit Mercy Homecoming 2024 Fall Festival logo in the bottom corner.

Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2024

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Homecoming Sept. 27-28. Join in Fall Festival activities as you reconnect with the University through two exciting days filled with food, fun and celebrations.

Attendees will enjoy several exciting activities such as awards, presentations, reunions, sports fun, a tailgate, bonfire and so much more.

Homecoming is open to students, alumni, friends, family, faculty, staff and the community. Join us on Facebook and Instagram for important updates and announcements.

All activities are free unless indicated with an * asterisk. 

 

Friday, Sept. 27

McLean Lecture of the Department of Chemistry and Bio Chemistry — 5:30 p.m.

Location TBD
In 2017, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry chose to highlight the career of long-serving faculty member and previous Chair Dr. John A. McLean, Jr. by establishing an annual lecture in his honor. This event, attended by both faculty and students, aims to call attention to the work of traditionally marginalized scientists and enrich discourse by covering a diverse set of topics in chemistry.

Celebrating the legacy and future of SACD

Located in the Architecture Exhibition space

The 2024-25 academic year will mark a significant time at University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture & Community Development as we celebrate three major milestones: 

  • 30th anniversary of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center
  • 45th anniversary of our Warsaw, Poland exchange program 
  • 60th anniversary of the School of Architecture & Community Development 

Several activities during Homecoming weekend will amplify and reflect on these significant milestones. If you can only make one activity, please consider attending our main event, the 30 | 45 | 60 Anniversary Gala, which will celebrate the legacy and the future of SACD on Sept. 27 in the Loranger Exhibition Space. Stay tuned for more details on the other activities. 

Saturday, Sept. 28

Three people pose for a photo wearing bike helmets, with other bikes and riders behind and campus buildings, trees and a clock tower beyond on a sunny day.Tour de Titan Bike Ride — 10 a.m. to Noon

Registration at Welcome Tent. The annual Tour du Titan is a relaxed paced 11 mile (17 km) bike ride through the beautiful and historic neighborhoods adjacent to the McNichols campus.  The neighborhoods include the University District, Green Acres, Sherwood Forest, Bagley and more!  

CHP Research Symposium — Noon - 4 p.m

Located in the Health Professions Facility. It includes Lunch and poster display, Meet the Dean event, and concurrent workshops. Find schedule and more about the research symposium.

Lacrosse Reunion Game — 10 a.m.

Located at Titan Field

Following the game, join fellow alumni and friends for the third annual Titan Men's Lacrosse Alumni Fundraiser! Read more or register online.

Alumni Softball Game

Located on Buysse Ballpark. Followed by a luncheon.

CHP Meet the Dean — 1 - 1:30 p.m.

Located in CHP 124
All alumni and students are invited to a meet-and-greet mixer.

Lacrosse Alumni Luncheon — 1 p.m.

Located in the Titan Club

KBG Reunion Lunch — 1:30 p.m.

Located in the Architecture Exhibition Space

Softball Homerun Derby 3 p.m.

jubilee group

Pickle Ball Clinic and competition– 3:30-5 p.m.

Located in the Student Fitness Center. Learn the basics of this popular sport then use your skills to participate in a friendly competition.

I Do, I Do Again Vow Renewal Mass – 4-5 p.m.

Located at St. Ignatius Chapel. Celebrate the sacrament of marriage with other Detroit Mercy alumni and family members by renewing your wedding vows during this special Mass.

ask the professor interview

Free Throw Competition– 4-5:30 p.m.

Located in the Student Fitness Center

Campus Tour

See the many updates and renovations completed on campus over the last several years and hear directly from current students about the many activities they enjoy as students today.

 

Taping of “Ask the Professor” – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Located in the first floor of the McNichols Library

smores groupFall Festival — 4:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Unveiling of CHASS name plate
  • Food trucks
  • Arts & Crafts – tent by fountain
  • Yard games – corn hole, fowling, connect four, bubble soccer
  • Athletic reunion – tent by Titan Field
  • Inflatables and games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Casino games
  • Black Alumni Reunion – tent by fountain
  • Escape room by Criminal Justice Department
  • Craft Show – Fountain Lounge
  • Celebration of Legacy families – tent by the fountain

Detroit Mercy Theatre Performance - 5 p.m.

Located at the Student Union Terrace. Come celebrate the enduring legacy of the University of Detroit Mercy’s Performing Arts program and revel in the boundless creativity of our remarkable alumni and current students in a lively staged reading of "The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman" radio play, based on a short story by Agatha Christie.  

Entrepreneurship Association Networking Event — 5-7 p.m.

Located in the Architecture Exhibition Space. Students, alumni, community members and entrepreneurs join the Entrepreneurship Association for a keynote panel discussion featuring local entrepreneurs followed by networking, food and refreshments. 

Golden Jubilee Reunion, Class of 1974 — 5 p.m.

Located in the Student Union Ballroom

To register, contact Alumni Relations at alumni@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1540.

bonfire

SAB Alumni and Student Mentoring Event — 6 p.m.

Located in the Bargman room, Second floor, McNichols Library

Grand Prix Presentation — 6 p.m.

Located at the Student Union Terrace

Poetry Reading — 6-7 p.m.

Located on the first floor of the McNichols Library

Self-defense demonstration — 7 p.m.

Located at the Student Union Terrace

AKA 50th Celebration Dessert — 7 p.m.

Tailgate and Bonfire — 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Located in the Fisher Field
Celebrate all Titan athletic teams while enjoying music and refreshments and the warm glow of a bonfire. Donuts, cider and s’mores will be available.

NPHC Yard Show — 9:30 p.m.

Located in the Student Union Amp. Celebrate community and culture with our National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) / multicultural fraternities and sororities. Each participating organization is allotted a time slot where they can showcase their chapter's history and traditions through steps, strolls, chants, and/or dancing.