Alumni Guide to Homecoming Weekend

by Katie Bradley | Sep 24, 2015

Homecoming Weekend kicks off tonight with Thirsty Thursday at Bud’s Tavern at 6 p.m. Here are a few more ways you can make the most of this weekend:  

Wear blue and gold.

Maybe it says, “Marian College.” Maybe it says, “Marian University.” The important thing is it says, “Marian.” If you don’t have anything to wear, this can easily be remedied by visiting the bookstore (now located in Alumni Hall). 

Invite your classmates. 

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How long has it been since you spent time with your old roommates and friends? Call them up or send them a Facebook invite, letting them know that you will be there. All it takes is one person to get the ball rolling. Let’s see which class has the biggest presence. 

Bring your kids. 


On Saturday, we will have plenty of fun things for kids to do, including face painting, a balloon artist, and a caricature artist. We will also have the Health Plex Spots Club for Kids at St.Vincent Field during the game. 

Get your photo taken with Knightro.


Knightro will be around throughout the tailgate and football game. If you’re too star struck to meet him, you’ll also have a chance to have your photo taken with his cardboard cutout. 

Feed the hungry by donating canned goods.


Help us feed the hungry of Central Indiana in conjunction with the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Collection containers will be in the tailgate lot and at the entrance of the game at St.Vincent Field. (Sponsored by the Classes of 1960 and 1975.)



Whether you’re there for the grilling, the cold beer, or the company, tailgating has it all. If you don’t have a tailgate spot reserved, visit a friend’s spot, the alumni tent, or hang by the band. The more the merrier!

Brush up on the fight song. 

Use this Knight Daze video as your guide and start to warm up on that battle cry.

Repeat after us:We rise and cheer for you dear Marian…

Cheer on the Knights at the football game vs. Missouri Baptist University.

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Kickoff is at 1 p.m. And the team is dynamite. Last year, the Marian University football team went to the NAIA National Championship game in Daytona Beach, Florida, and they are working hard to compete again this year. Go Knights!  

Pray together. 

Saturday morning, all are invited to the Blessed Mother Mary Shrine and Rosary Walk to pray the rosary and remember loved ones we have lost. We will also celebrate Mass as a community at the Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel following the game. 

Attend the all-alumni reception.


All alumni are invited to a reception on the patio of Alumni Hall after Mass. 

Get nostalgic!  

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Reminisce your time here and maybe recreate some memories. This is a photo of the 1973 and 2015 tennis teams posted to the Marian University Alumni Association Facebook page. If you want to see more, like them on Facebook!

See you soon!

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