Homecoming 2019 Briefing for the University Community

Hundreds of alumni are expected to return to campus for Homecoming 2019 – Oct. 18 - 20. We invite all members of the university community to join us in welcoming them home. We’ll host about 20 events over four days. This is a milestone year for all classes ending in 4 and 9. The classes of 1969, undergrad 1989 and undergrad 2009 will celebrate reunions. We will also celebrate alumni, teams and coaches at an Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and we encourage everyone to cheer on our volleyball, soccer and football teams in their competitions throughout the weekend. 

This year we have a special benefit for alumni, employees, students, parents and friends. Several local restaurants have agreed to give us 10 percent off meals on Friday and Saturday of Homecoming. 

We hope you can join us to enjoy this weekend as much as we do!

Below is a reference guide to commonly asked questions, but we’re also available for questions by email, phone or in person. 

Pacific University Alumni Association
alumni@pacificu.edu | 503-352-2057 
Abbott Alumni Center | Forest Grove Campus 

Personal invitations to alumni, parents & friends
All members of the campus community are encouraged to join us and invite alumni and others to attend Homecoming. Please direct all potential guests to register and pay online. Feel free to share information about Homecoming through any channel you use regularly.

How to register yourself to attend
Please begin by reviewing the Homecoming schedule and selecting events you would like to attend. Then you may register online for free events or to pay by credit card. 

To register and pay by Journal Entry (JE), please send an email to Bonnie Harris and Kylie Hepler. Please list each event you would like to attend and request a JE for the total cost. Funds may be transferred to 1-983-07061-7347.

Homecoming Welcome Center
During the weekend, we offer a Welcome Center for Homecoming guests. The Welcome Center is available in the University Center on Friday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Sat. Oct. 20, it will also be available 10 a.m. through halftime on the northwest patio of the Stoller Center. Guests can pick up essential materials at the Welcome Center before attending Homecoming events. They can also register for additional events and update their alumni records at the Welcome Center.

Homecoming schedule
The complete Homecoming schedule is available online. Most questions about Homecoming can be answered by reviewing the Homecoming webpages. Questions can also be directed to the Alumni Association.

Event locations
Most event locations are not published in advance of the weekend to prevent confusion if locations need to change late in the planning process. Alumni need to check in at the Welcome Center to receive important information, including a Welcome Book containing information about the weekend — with locations. 

If you encounter alumni who are confused about event locations, please direct them to the Welcome Center. If they have their Welcome Book you can show them the schedule with locations. Guests will also have their weekend itinerary tucked in the back of their nametag. The itinerary includes everything for which they are registered — with locations.

Parking for Homecoming guests
Guests are provided a parking permit by email prior to their arrival on campus which they may use in any open-permit parking lot. They may also request a permit from the Homecoming Welcome Center.

Guests with limited mobility
Some of our Homecoming guests have limited mobility. We offer a campus shuttle to assist them in navigating campus. The shuttle can be requested any time after 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 by calling 503-352-2057. Please call if you see guests who could use shuttle assistance.

Many, but not all, of our guests will have and use placards issued to citizens with a disability. Some guests who do not have a placard do have limited mobility. To make their visit more manageable and comfortable we reserve parking spaces for guests with limited mobility in one of the university lots. We thank the campus community for use of these spaces during the weekend. Please encourage guests with limited mobility to use these spaces.

Photos of Homecoming
Photographers will document most events at Homecoming. Those photos will be available for guests to download or print from the university Flickr site within a few weeks. All registered Homecoming guests will receive an email with information on how to access the photos. Photos of the Golden Guard induction ceremony and group photos will be printed and mailed to the Class of 1969. Additional printed photos can be provided upon request from alumni. 

Celebrating the Class of 1969 & the Golden Guard
On Friday, Oct. 18, all members of the university community are invited to applaud the Class of 1969 and the Golden Guard as they parade past Marsh Hall on their way to Old College Hall to sign their names in the sidewalk. Please assemble outside Marsh Hall a little before 2 p.m. to prepare to applaud the group. Or just wait until you hear the bagpipes!

Athletic event tickets
Guests who purchased football tickets in advance may collect them at Will Call near the entrance to Hanson Stadium. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Box Office two hours prior to the game. Students and employees receive a free ticket which can be collected at Will Call.

Tickets for soccer and volleyball matches are available for purchase at the entrance of each competition. Students and employees receive a free ticket which can be collected at the entrance. Learn more about athletic event tickets at goboxers.com.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019