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SAU to host Homecoming festivities

Students catch up at the Cross Cultural Reunion event during Homecoming

SAU is pleased to invite all students, parents of students, alumni and community partners to Homecoming 2019, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28. Although most of the weekend’s activities are free of charge, registration is required for some events.

The festivities begin with Homecoming Chapel on Friday morning, featuring former SAU Chaplain Ron Kopicko ’77 as our speaker and an alumni/student Chapel band. On Friday evening, join us in celebrating this year’s award recipients at the Alumni Awards Banquet in Jackson, Michigan. The evening will culminate with introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the “Cougar Madness” event in SAU’s McDonald Athletic Center.

Saturday’s events will include

  • 5K, 2-Mile Walk and Kids’ Fun Run
  • Kids’ Carnival (including inflatables, face paint, caricatures, balloon animals and laser tag)
  • Food trucks
  • Music department showcase
  • Craft & Vendor Fair
  • Ganton Art Gallery exhibit: Brianne Witt’s MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Networking Fair hosted by the Gainey School of Business
  • “Meeting in Newburgh” theatrical production, featuring Paul Patton ’74
  • “Memory, Place and Mom Jeans” English department panel discussion
  • Ron Kopicko ’77 Celebration
  • Cross Cultural Reunion
  • Varsity and alumni athletic events
  • Softball Field Renovation and Beebe Plaza Dedications
  • And so much more!

To view the full schedule and registration information, visit