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Join the Office of Alumni Relations and the Hood community for two days of fun! On Friday, Oct. 24, visit Whitaker Campus Center and hear from alumni panelists on their experiences at Hood and how the African American studies program helped prepare them for life's challenges.

Hood's field hockey game kicks off Saturday's events at 10 a.m. on the Thomas Athletic Field. At noon, have fun at the festival on the quad with family and friends! Enjoy food, drinks, fun and live music by The Secondhand Ramblers as we party on the residential quad until 3:30 p.m. During the festival be sure to stop by the Thomas Athletic Field to cheer on the men and women's soccer teams during their games at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Event Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 24 

Alumni Panel on African American Studies at Hood College

Panel Discussion
4:30-6 p.m. 
Whitaker Campus Center, Commons

6-7 p.m. 
Whitaker Campus Center, Commons 

Twenty years ago, as a consequence of the Civil Rights Movement, Hood College launched its African American studies program. Two decades have passed and the program continues to offer courses and programs that discuss race, gender and sexuality and to prepare its students for life after Hood.

Hood College celebrates the program's 20th anniversary by hosting a panel of Hood graduates. Panelists will describe their experiences at Hood and share with the audience how the program helped to prepare them for life's challenges.

Dinner, Cost $9 (Open to all)
4:30-8 p.m., Coblentz Dining Hall

The Evansons - Mentalist Mindreading Duo (Students only)
9 p.m., Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall 

Homecoming Late Night Extravaganza (Students only)
10:30 p.m., Free Taco Bar, DJ and other fun activities, Whitaker Campus Center

Saturday, Oct. 25 

Field Hockey vs. Arcadia University
10 a.m., Thomas Athletic Field

Update on the College from President Ronald J. Volpe, Ph.D.
11-11:50 a.m., Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall

Homecoming Festival and Tailgating (Open to all)
12 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Residential Quad 
Live Band - Secondhand Ramblers
SGA and CAB Reunion tent
Bookstore and Hood Ring Information
Career Center Information
Graduate School
Student Organization Activities and Information
Photo Booth
Blue and Grey Club Social
Office of Admissions and Tours of Campus
Lunch Tent
Brewer's Alley Beer Garden
Climb the Rock Wall 
Soccer vs. Lycoming College
women's at 12:30 p.m. and men's at 3 p.m.
Thomas Athletic Field
Dinner, Cost $9 (Open to all) 
4:30-7 p.m., Coblentz Dining Hall

Hood Performance Showcase (Open to all)
8 p.m., Enjoy performances by Hood students, featuring dance, poetry, acoustic guitar and vocal arrangements
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall 

For questions, please contact the office of alumni relations at 301-696-3900 or 

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