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.

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

3 - 5 p.m. — Titan Slam Monologue Competition preliminaries – Life Sciences 113
Both students and alumni are invited to participate in this year’s Titan Slam. Prizes are available for the top three entries in each category. Competition rules and entry procedures.

7 - 8:30 p.m. — Hoop Night in the D – Calihan Hall
Get a first look at the University of Detroit Mercy men’s and women’s basketball teams Admission is FREE.  Homecoming Registration

7 - 8 p.m. — McLean Lecture – Zoom Mtg
Prof. Monika Raj, Associate Professor at Emory University, contact the Chem Club at miomj@udmercy.edu to register.

8:30 - 10:30 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 formers classmates meet our current Honors students. Afterwards enjoy a tour of the Gardella 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
Enjoy morning refreshments while listening to a panel discussion with Jesuit & Mercy members highlighting the work of our founders, while students and faculty share how they continue to live the very same mission.  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
Health professionals will come together and 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.

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

group of students at service opportunity3 - 7 p.m. — Fall Festival – Sacred Heart Square
Bingo, bubble soccer, inflatables, rock wall, beer and wine tent, old fashioned family BBQ, craft tent, scavenger hunt, petting zoo. (All activities and bbq food are free, however, there is a slight charge for beer and wine.)  Homecoming Registration

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. — Titan Slam Monologue Competition Finals – Life Sciences 113
Join Jamie Moyer (grad year) and possibly some of her acting friends like Mark Evans in judging the finalists in the Titan Slam.  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 *

5:30 - 8 p.m. —  Golden Jubilee Reunion, Classes 1970 & 1971 – Architecture Exhibition Space
Reunite with your classmates, 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