Alfred State College will once again welcome alumni and families of current students for Homecoming/Family Weekend 2011 , Thursday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 25, on the ASC campus.
Hundreds of visitors are expected to converge on campus to reconnect with old friends or visit with their students, perhaps for the first time since dropping them off for the fall semester in August.
The fun-filled weekend kicks off on Thursday with a men’s soccer game against Broome Community College at 4 p.m. and a dodgeball game between students and faculty and staff under the lights in Pioneer Stadium.
On Friday, The annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will recognize the national championship 1971-74 men’s swimming teams. Later that night a family-friendly “dive-in” movie will be held in the Orvis Pool (lifeguards on duty). And, back by popular demand, the entertaining Alfred’s Got Talent contest. Participants—which may include students, faculty and staff, will be eligible for prizes; this event is rated PG-13!
Late night Friday, the Pioneer Lounge will be the site of a prize-bearing Madden Tournament (video game contest).
Saturday begins with a continental breakfast and a historical tour of the Village of Alfred, led by locals Bob and Sherry Volk, a lecturer in Alfred State’s Physical and Health Sciences Department .
And beginning at 11 a.m., Gold Rush 2011, a ’60s themed carnival will entertain children of all ages until 1 p.m. The carnival will feature games, inflatables, a cake raffle, free food and prizes. Student presentations and interactive competitions will also be taking place.
At noon, an alumni luncheon will be held honoring the classes of 1961, 1971, 1986, 2001, and 2006.
Athletic competitions that day include the ASC women’s soccer team taking on Niagara County Community College at 11 a.m.; the men’s soccer team taking on Niagara
County Community College at 1 p.m.; and the baseball Pioneers facing Jamestown Community College, also at 1 p.m.
Also at 1 p.m., in the Orvis Auditorium, the Greek organizations on campus will host a game show for laughs and prizes. This event is rated PG-13.
From 3-5 p.m. that afternoon, a family-friendly chicken barbecue tailgate party and basket raffle will take place behind the Orvis Activities Center and is the prelude to the centerpiece of the weekend, the football game between the ASC Pioneers and Stevens Tech. There is a fee for both of these events.
Following the game, there will be a 21-years-old-and-over “fifth quarter” alumni tent party featuring food, adult beverages, and live music with the Kate Engler Band. Concurrently, family-friendly magician and illusionist Mike Super performs in the Orvis auditorium.
The weekend winds down with brunch ($) on Sunday in the Central Dining Hall from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sports enthusiasts can get a final fix at any of the following three events: beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting all day, there is a women’s volleyball quad meet; and at 1 p.m., there is a baseball game against Genesee Community College as well as an alumni lacrosse game.
See the homecoming/family weekend page  for more information and updates. Alumni and families who would like to attend this year's events, but did not register, may purchase tickets at the door of the event. If you have questions, please call Cindy Croston at (607) 587-3931.