Arcadia Alumni

Homecoming for Alumni

Homecoming 2015: October 8-11

Homecoming provides a special opportunity for Beaver College and Arcadia University alumni to come back to campus, revisiting their days as a student while connecting with our current students and their families. Held each fall during Fall Fest—Arcadia’s family weekend—Homecoming is chock full of events and programs that celebrate the Arcadian spirit and pride.

This year, come home to Arcadia and enjoy a variety of events, games, and celebrations. Grab your friends and head to Glenside as the campus celebrates Fall Fest with alumni, students, parents, families, and friends. Celebrate Homecoming at one or more of the 2015 events below.

Thursday, October 8

Alumni Reception and First-Year Seminar with Alan Cumming -- SOLD OUT!
5 to 6:30 p.m. Alumni Reception, Presidential Lounge, Commons, 2nd Floor; 7 to 8 p.m. Discussion and Q&A with Alan Cumming, Alumni Gymnasium, Kuch Athletic and Recreation Center; 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Book Signing, Great Room, Commons, Lower Level
This fall, Arcadia University and Beaver College alumni will have the opportunity to meet someone extraordinary: Alan Cumming. The award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer is coming to campus to discuss his book and this year's First-Year Summer Reading selection, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir, and will engage with Arcadians during a Q&A and book-signing. Beforehand, you are invited to enjoy a private alumni networking reception with your classmates and friends, as you trade notes on the captivating memoir. [$10 per person]

Friday, October 9

Arcadia Women's Volleyball Team vs. Alumni Match
7 p.m., Alumni Gymnasium, Kuch Athletic and Recreation Center

Women's Volleyball alumni are invited to take on the year's squad in the Kuch Center. Preregistration is not required, but should you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Eli Porr.

Saturday, October 10

Arcadia Alumni Swim Meet
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lenox Pool, Kuch Athletic and Recreation Center


Alumni of Arcadia Swimming are invited to reunite for an exhibition meet.

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Fall Fest Carnival
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Haber Green

Alumni of all ages and their families will join students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends for this annual carnival, which will be filled with fun—including games, a moon bounce, crafts, raffles, food truck treats, and more! [$10 per person; $5 per child aged 12 and under]

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Arcadia Field Hockey vs. Messiah College
11 a.m., Easton Field

Tickets can be purchased at the game for $5 per person and are free for children ages 8 and under.

Grey Towers Castle 30th Anniversary Plaque Unveiling
2 to 3 p.m., Grey Towers Castle

Grey Towers Castle was declared a National Historic Landmark, providing proper recognition of its architectural and historical significance, in October 1985. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this declaration, alumni, families, and friends are invited to join the Society for Castle Restoration for a special plaque unveiling and light refreshments.

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Arcadia Women's Soccer vs. Lycoming College
2 p.m., Easton Field

Tickets can be purchased at the game for $5 per person and are free for children ages 8 and under.

Blankley Alumni Beer Garden -- CANCELLED!
3 to 5 p.m., Outside of Blankley Alumni House

Unfortunately, our Blankley Alumni Beer Garden at Homecoming has been cancelled. We hope you will join your fellow alumni at one of the other fun Homecoming and Fall Fest events, including the Fall Fest Carnival on Haber Green.

Arcadia Women's Volleyball vs. Gwynedd Mercy University
3 p.m., Alumni Gymnasium, Kuch Athletic and Recreation Center

Tickets can be purchased at the game for $5 per person and are free for children ages 8 and under.

Dr. F. William and Martha-Lee Taggert Sunderman Chamber Music Concert featuring The Florio Trio
4 to 5 p.m. with reception following, Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall

Every year, the Sunderman Concert entertains students and alumni with the help of the generous endowment from the Sunderman family.  This year’s show features three local, classically-trained musicians who will bring their passion and breadth of work to campus during this annual event, which is supported by the F. William Sunderman and Martha-Lee Taggert Sunderman '55 Endowed Fund.


  • FRITZ KREISLER (1875-1962)—Liebesleid
  • SYLVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS (1687-1750)—Passacaglia, for solo guitar
  • CARL STAMITZ (1745-1801)—Rondo Allegro, for viola and cello
  • FERNANDO SOR (1778-1839)......La Romanesca, for viola and guitar
  • FRIEDRICH BURGMULLER (1806-1874)—Two Nocturnes, for cello and guitar
  • MAURO GIULIANI (1781-1829)—Serenade, Op. 19; Serenade; Scherzo; Alla Polacca

Register by contacting Lisa Kopcsandy at or 215-572-2945.

Arcadia Men's Soccer vs. Lycoming College
5 p.m., Easton Field

Tickets can be purchased at the game for $5 per person and are free for children ages 8 and under.

ALANA Alumni and Friends Dessert Reception
5 to 9 p.m., Stein Fireplace Lounge, Commons, 1st Floor

Arcadia alumna Mya Kay '10M will join alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of African, Latino, Asian, Native American (ALANA) descent to speak about her experience at Arcadia, and how it helped bring her to a successful career as an author, screenwriter, speaker, and entrepreneur. Copies of Kay's recent books will be available for purchase during the reception.

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Sunday, October 11

9th Annual Legs Against Arms 5K and 1-Mile Walk
7:30 a.m. Check-in/Registration, Haber Green; 9 a.m. Race/Walk Start; 9:30 a.m. "Celebration of Peace," Commons

The 9th Annual Legs Against Arms 5K and 1-Mile Walk is a 5K run and one-mile walk held on and around Arcadia's campus followed by a "Celebration of Peace," which includes yoga sessions, massages, educational exhibits, and more. The event is sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility and is focused on educating the community on violence prevention efforts and honoring the victims of gun violence and their loved ones. Questions can be directed to David Trevaskis at and more information can be found at

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