Homecoming 2015 Schedule

HomecomingCome home to Duke October 2-4.

More information on the homecoming schedule is coming soon. If you have any schedule additions, please email them to lisa.dilts@daa.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 1 
Friday, October 2 
Saturday, October 3
Sunday, October 4

= Highlight events

Thursday, October 1

5:00-7:30 p.m. | DUHLAA Conference Opening Reception and Keynote Speaker

Friedl Building, East Campus
Join faculty, students, and fellow alumni for a fun evening of networking and inspiration. This year's keynote speaker will be Martha L. Monserrate E'81 G'82. For questions regarding the DUHLAA 4th National Conference, please contact Jorge Bartolome at jorge.bartolome@icloud.com.

Friday, October 2

10:30-11:15 a.m. | DUHLAA Student Roundtable Discussion

Center for Multicultural Affairs, Bryan Center
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join DUHLAA members for a roundtable discussion on relevant issues related to the Latino community at Duke.

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. | DUU's Welcome Back Luncheon

Brown Gallery, top floor of the Bryan Center
Please join Duke University Union (DUU) for a luncheon surrounded by DUU VisArt's Student Art Showcase in the Brown Gallery! This informal event will feature live student music performances and the opportunity to connect with DUU students and alumni in the media and arts. In addition, we will be collaborating with duARTS, Happymess studios, and Gabe En-Goetz to have paint by numbers, metal art and spray paint workshops. Children are welcome and free food will be served! We look forward to seeing you all there!

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Founders' Day Convocation and Reception

Page Auditorium
The ceremony includes a memorial for members of the community deceased during the past year; recognition of outstanding students, faculty, and staff; and the presentations of the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, and the University Medal.

7:30-9:00 p.m. | DUHLAA National Conference Dinner

Piazza Italia
This dinner is an opportunity to connect with administrators, faculty, alumni and students alike. Dinner will feature an address from Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Armando Ruiz II. $30/person, free to students/administrators. For questions regarding the DUHLAA 4th National Conference, please contact Jorge Bartolome at jorge.bartolome@icloud.com.

7:30-9:30 p.m. | VIP Lounge for Alumni (early entry to President’s Homecoming Dance)

Tent outside of Wilson Gym, Krzyzewskiville Quad
Duke alumni are invited to enjoy VIP status at the annual President’s Homecoming Dance; meet up with your group/friends/classmates before the crowds descend at 9:30 p.m.—nosh, sip a beverage, and get your Homecoming 2015 weekend off to a festive start!

8:00-10:00 p.m. | The Graduate School Homecoming Reception

Sarah P. Duke Gardens-Kirby Horton Hall and Patio
Dean Paula D. McClain and Duke Alumni Affairs cordially invite you to join students and alumni of The Graduate School for a formal reception preceding President and Mrs. Brodhead's Homecoming Dance. RSVP here. 

 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. | President Brodhead’s Homecoming Dance

Tent on Krzyzewskiville Quad and Wilson Gym, West Campus
This highlight event takes place in the Wilson gym basketball court and under a giant tent on K-ville Quad… a true Duke tradition not to be missed! Light reception fare, beverages, a live band, and student performers add to the festive atmosphere.

**All guests must enter the dance from the tent on Krzyzewskiville Quad on the side closest to Cameron (just in front of the Wilson Center); walkway from IM Building to Wilson will be closed.

Saturday, October 3

11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. | Duke Swimming & Diving Breast Cancer Awareness Meet

Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion
The Duke swimming and diving programs will be holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Meet during their season opener against Pittsburgh, with all proceeds benefiting the Duke Cancer Institute. Help the Blue Devils pack the stands as they compete with other schools around the country to raise the most money for breast cancer research. Please bring $5 for an entry donation and an additional $15 if you are interested in purchasing a breast cancer awareness t-shirt to support the cause. Follow this link for more information: http://goduke.us/1iWVi4f

 1:30 p.m. | Duke Alumni Association Pregame Celebration

Wilson Gym

**Please note - location changed to Wilson Gym due to inclement weather**
Get ready for some football at the DAA pre-game gathering. The DAA will provide the food, beverages (beer, sodas, water) and fun for the whole family, including face painting, a photo booth, and a balloon artist It’s also a great place to meet up with members of your affinity group: sign your group up here, and we’ll provide a meet-up area—and a banner to help group members find each other. Don’t miss this pre-game tradition!

1:30 p.m.  | All Duke Beta Tailgate Party

Whitford Drive Lot
All Betas, their families, and friends are invited. Look for the BETA Flag! Contact the Hosts of this longtime annual event, Jean & Bill Losee # 361, 919-383-4674, chezlosee@yahoo.com for all details including what to bring and where to park.Will start 2 hours before kickoff (TBA).

3:30 p.m. | Duke Football vs. Boston College

Wallace Wade Stadium
Cheer for football and Coach Cutcliffe when the Blue Devils take to the gridiron against the Boston College Eagles in Wallace Wade Stadium.

8:30-11:30 p.m. | DUMB/DBAA Homecoming Party

Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) Dining Hall (Blue Express)
After the game, join DUMB members past and present for a party! All current DUMB and DUMB alumni (and their guests) are invited. Click here to register or contact Nick Superina at dukealumniband@gmail.com.

10 p.m. | Class of 2015 @ SATIS

Satisfaction Restaurant | 905 W. Main Street
Class of 2015!! Come out to SATIS after the football game for one final evening of fun. There will be karaoke and a $2.15 drink special for your class.


Sunday, October 4

9:15 a.m. | Chapel Choir Alumni at University Worship

Page Auditorium
Chapel Choir alumni are welcome to join in singing for University Worship at 11:00 am on Sunday morning. Rehearsal begins at 9:15 am in Page Auditorium. Contact Rodney Wynkoop at rodney@duke.edu for more information.

11:00 a.m. | University Worship Service

Page Auditorium
The ecumenical service includes a traditional liturgy, the Duke Chapel Choir and organ music. It will also include elements that reflect this Sunday being Founders' Sunday at Duke and World Communion Sunday in the church. For more information contact Jack Adams at jack.adams@duke.edu.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Nasher10 Homecoming

The Nasher Museum
The Nasher Museum presents a daylong celebration on the heels of Duke Homecoming weekend.

3 PM: Remarks by Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead and Nancy A. Nasher, daughter of museum founder and namesake Raymond D. Nasher and chair of the Nasher Museum Board of Advisors

Noon to 4 PM: Tours, live entertainment, hands-on activities

The centerpiece of the event is a new wall painting by Odili Donald Odita in the Mary D.B.T. Semans Great Hall. Visitors can explore The New Galleries with mini-theme tours, enjoy entertainment by Duke students and meet artist Barkley L. Hendricks.

More information: http://nasher.duke.edu/calendar/?type=nasher-10