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As part of Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend, the office of alumni relations and the office of student life invite you and your guests to the Homecoming festival Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the campus residential quad. Enjoy food, drinks and afternoon activities including live music from the Secondhand Ramblers, face painting, a photo booth, tailgating and much more.

Join Blazer fans to cheer on Hood’s soccer teams versus Messiah College at noon (women’s) and 3 p.m. (men’s). Return to campus and enjoy fun activities while connecting with other alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

Check back for updates and additional events. For questions, please contact the office of alumni relations at 301-696-3900 or

Event Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 2

9 p.m.

Special Student Event
, Hodson Auditorium (all are welcome)
Join currents students for an evening of talent (hypnotist or comedian) 

10:30 p.m.

Homecoming Late Night Extravaganza (Students only)     
Whitaker Campus Center 
Free Taco Bar, DJ and other fun activities 

Saturday, Oct. 3 

9-10:30 a.m.

 Drop-In Academic presentations/Meet the Faculty: (all are welcome)

  • New Trading Room-Business Management Faculty (Rosenstock Hall, 1st Floor outside of Hodson Auditorium) - open until 11 a.m. 
  • Coastal and Watershed Studies Suite (Hodson Science and Technology Center, 3rd Floor) 
  • Nursing Wing (Hodson Science and Technology Center, 3rd Floor) 
  • Information on Study Abroad program-Kate Emory (Hodson Science and Technology Center, 1st Floor Atrium)
  • Archeology Presentation-Jenni Ross (Hodson Science and Technology Center, 1st Floor Atrium)

 9:30-11 a.m.

Legacy Brunch-Honor your family’s history at Hood (by Invitation Only)
Whitaker Campus Center Commons

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Update on the College from President Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph.D. (all are welcome)
Join President Chapdelaine and the Hood Community for an update on the College.
Rosenstock Hall, Hodson Auditorium 

12-3:30 p.m.

Homecoming Festival and Tailgating
Residential Quad (all are welcome)

  • Live Band-Secondhand Ramblers
  • Lunch ($8*) and Hospitality Tents   
  • Face painting/Children’s Activities 
  • Photobooth Fun! 
  • Student Organization Activities 
  • Bookstore and Hood Ring Sales  
  • Career Center Information 
  • Tailgating  
  • Graduate School Information 
  • Office of Admission with Tours of Campus  
  • Beer Garden                 

12 p.m. 

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Messiah College
Thomas Athletic Field 

 3 p.m.
Men's Soccer Game vs. Messiah College 
Thomas Athletic Field

4:30-7 p.m.

Dinner in Coblentz Dining Room - Cost $9* (all are welcome)

4-9 p.m. 

Enjoy First Saturday ( in Downtown Frederick sponsored by Hood College and Oktoberfest activities ( sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Frederick.Visit restaurants and shops in the historic district of downtown Frederick (First Saturday activities) and visit Oktoberfest at the Frederick Fairgrounds.   

7:30 p.m.

Entertainment (Summer Blockbuster Movie)
Hodson Outdoor Theater (weather permitting; all are welcome)

*Indicates price for parents, alumni and guests. Current undergraduate students are complimentary.

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