2022 Homecoming

aerial view of campus with Welcome

Thursday, Sept. 29 – Saturday Oct. 1, 2022

Please revisit this site to see updated information in the coming months.

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Homecoming Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2022. 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, a drive-in movie and so much more.

Homecoming is open to students, alumni, friends, family, faculty, staff and the community. Check out Homecoming 2022 events below and join us on Facebook and Instagram for important updates and announcements.

All activities are free unless indicated with an * asterisk. 

General Admission Cost: One non-perishable food or personal hygiene item per person for the Detroit Mercy Student Food Pantry. Suggested items include single-serving soup, instant meals, peanut butter, canned fruit, protein bars, personal hygiene items, etc.

Homecoming Registration

50th Reunion Golden Jubilee Registration

Thursday, Sept. 29

Details about each activity are subject to change so please look for additional information, updates and registration links throughout the summer.

Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards *

5:30 - 9:30 p.m. – Student Union Ballroom
These awards were established to honor our distinguished graduates who have excelled in their chosen professions, demonstrated leadership and have been active in service to their communities. We will salute our 2022 recipients at an awards dinner surrounded by their close family and friends.
➠ Spirit Awards Tickets

Friday, Sept. 30

Six actors, wearing masks, perform indoors during the production of Antigone. The woman in the front of the photo is blindfolded and holding a staff stick.5:30 - 7:30 p.m. — Titan Slam Monologue Competition preliminaries – Life Sciences 113
Students and alumni are invited to participate in this year's Titan Slam. Prizes are available for the top entries in each category. Competition rules and entry procedures.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. — Hoop Night in the D – Calihan Hall
Get a first look at the Detroit Mercy men’s and women’s basketball teams.  Homecoming Registration

7 - 8 p.m. — McLean Lecture – Zoom Meeting
Speaker will be Monika Raj, associate professor of chemistry at Emory University. Contact the Chem Club at miomj@udmercy.edu to register.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. — Titan Tailgate and Bonfire – Parking Lot G
Celebrate all Titan athletic teams while enjoying music and refreshments and the warm glow of a bonfire. Food trucks will be on site as well. Homecoming Registration

Saturday, Oct. 1

Details about each activity are subject to change so please look for additional information, updates and registration links throughout the summer.

alumni on bikes

10 a.m. - Noon — Tour de Titan Bike Ride *
Friendly neighborhood bike ride beginning and ending on the McNichols Campus. Join all level of cyclists as they pedal through this historic tour of the areas surrounding campus. Registration fee required.   Homecoming Registration

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Honors College 50th Reunion – Library
Reunite with former classmates and meet our current honor students. Afterwards, enjoy a walkthrough of the Gardella Honors House and the rest of our Homecoming activities. Homecoming Registration

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Tea & Tapas – Mercy & Jesuit Values Past, Present and Future – Student Union Ballroom
Enjoy morning refreshments while listening to a panel discussion with Jesuits and Sisters of Mercy highlighting the work of our founders, while students and faculty share how they continue to live the very same mission.  Homecoming Registration

askprofessor-2021-hc.jpeg11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — HSA Alumni and Student Networking – Library, Second Floor
Join fellow alumni and current students in a discussion on "Healthcare in a post-pandemic world" led by Dr. Ziggy Kozicki, DHA.   Homecoming Registration

12 - 4 p.m. — Fall Festival & Old-Fashioned BBQ  – Sacred Heart Square
Bingo, bubble soccer, inflatables, rock wall, beer and wine tent, food provided by Burrell’s Catering, craft tent, scavenger hunt, petting zoo. (All activities and BBQ lunch are free, however, there is a slight charge for beer and wine.) Homecoming Registration

12 - 1 p.m. — Taping of “Ask The Professor” – Sacred Heart Square

12 - 2 p.m. — KBG Reunion Lunch – Architecture Exhibition Space
Homecoming Registration

1 - 3 p.m. — Comfortable Cup of Tea – College of Health Professions Panel Discussion – CHP 124
Health professionals will come together to discuss the latest technological developments for health care providers. Following the conversation, join students and fellow alumni for an afternoon cup of tea in the Mercy tradition.

Four men smile and pose for a picture outdoors during Homecoming. Shirts read 'University of Detroit,' 'Detroit Mercy, Live Detroit,' 'Spitfires.'1 - 3:30 p.m. — Theatre Reunion – Sacred Heart Square

2 - 6 p.m. — Softball Tournament – Buysse Softball Park
Form teams or come cheer on other alumni and students in this exciting competition. To register a team, contact Mike Wynn at the University’s Fitness Center, wynnmi@udmercy.edu  Homecoming Registration

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. — Titan Slam Monologue Competition Finals – Life Sciences 113
Join Jaime Moyer '01 and possibly some of her acting friends, like Marc Evan Jackson, in judging the finalists in the Titan Slam and then performing in an improv show. Homecoming Registration

4 - 5 p.m. — Mass – St. Ignatius chapel

4 - 5:30 p.m. — Women’s Soccer game – Titan Field


reunion luncheon

Golden Jubilee Reunion

4:30 - 8 p.m. —  Golden Jubilee Reunion, Class of '72 – Architecture Exhibition Space
Reunite with your classmates and enjoy a delightful dinner. You will also be presented with your Golden Jubilee pin following dinner. Campus tours held exclusively for you and your classmates will be available before dinner. Registration for the Golden Jubilee Reunion