Homecoming and Family Weekend

On Oct. 8 and 9, Knight pride will ignite on campus as the University community—including alumni and families—join Arcadia students to celebrate Arcadia’s unrivaled educational experiences. 

We're making our own traditions.

Registration is now open for our brand new Homecoming & Family Weekend—Arcadia style. Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families, are invited to register to join us for a weekend full of festivities as you share in your pride for the Scarlet and Grey. From Grey Towers Castle Ghost Tours to a Movie Knight and Fireworks on Haber Green, get ready for a homecoming experience that is uniquely Arcadia!

Homecoming & Family Weekend will be held on campus with select activities offering virtual components. Prioritizing the health and safety of our community, the majority of events will be held outside and all attendees will be required to wear masks and to practice physical distancing.

The first 100 registrants receive a FREE special edition Arcadia gift!

REGISTER HERE   SEE WHO'S COMING   VIEW FULL SCHEDULE

Full Schedule

Featured Events

Friday, Oct. 8, 7 to 9 p.m.
Haber Green

The community will come together for a fall-inspired party, complete with pumpkin decorating, candle making, scarecrow crafting, fire pits, s'mores, a caramel apple bar, and fall tasting menu. We'll also pay homage to our Beaver College song contest tradition with a karaoke session.

Fired Up! Block Party

Friday, Oct. 8, 7 to 9 p.m.
Haber Green

The community will come together for a fall-inspired party, complete with pumpkin decorating, candle making, scarecrow crafting, fire pits, s'mores, a caramel apple bar, and fall tasting menu. We'll also pay homage to our Beaver College song contest tradition with a karaoke session.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Event

Join Dr. Ajay Nair, President of Arcadia University, for a special campus update and state of the union report. Learn what is in store for the future of this great institution and how you will play a role in the continued growth and success of Arcadia University.

State of the U: Arcadia & Presidential Update

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Event

Join Dr. Ajay Nair, President of Arcadia University, for a special campus update and state of the union report. Learn what is in store for the future of this great institution and how you will play a role in the continued growth and success of Arcadia University.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Current and future Arcadia volunteers, this event is for you! You'll kick-start your morning with the State of the U Address with President Nair to learn what is in store for the future of this great institution. Then, through insightful professional development sessions and engaging workshops, you'll strengthen your leadership skills and identify your volunteer strengths.

The Volunteers in Partnership Summit will also equip and empower you with the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to become the strongest volunteers, advocates, and "doers" you can be for your fellow alumni and alma mater.

Volunteers in Partnership Summit

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Current and future Arcadia volunteers, this event is for you! You'll kick-start your morning with the State of the U Address with President Nair to learn what is in store for the future of this great institution. Then, through insightful professional development sessions and engaging workshops, you'll strengthen your leadership skills and identify your volunteer strengths.

The Volunteers in Partnership Summit will also equip and empower you with the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to become the strongest volunteers, advocates, and "doers" you can be for your fellow alumni and alma mater.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 to 6 p.m.
Haber Green

The must-attend event of Homecoming & Family Weekend brings together the entire community to celebrate 20 years of Arcadia University and our 168-year legacy of excellence. With delicious food, yard games, special performances, and so much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m.

ArcadiaFest & Fireworks: Celebrating 20 Years of Arcadia University

Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 to 6 p.m.
Haber Green

The must-attend event of Homecoming & Family Weekend brings together the entire community to celebrate 20 years of Arcadia University and our 168-year legacy of excellence. With delicious food, yard games, special performances, and so much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 8

Knights on the Town

5 to 7 p.m.
While you're in town for Homecoming & Family Weekend, be sure to check out Glenside and the surrounding area attractions. Choose from several restaurants to grab a bite to eat and stop in local businesses that are offering special discounts and promotions exclusively for the Arcadia community.

Campus Tours

5:30 to 7 p.m.
Our student Ambassador tour guides are ready to take you on a tour and show you everything that makes Arcadia University their home away from home. Tours will leave from Grey Towers Castle every 15 minutes and last for 45 minutes.

Fired Up! Block Party

7 to 9 p.m.
Haber Green

Arcadia Ghost Tour – SOLD OUT

Friday, 9 p.m.
Grey Towers Castle

Just in time for spooky season, the Society for Castle Restoration takes you on a chilling tour of Arcadia University. Hear stories of Arcadia's past and the ghostly figures said to still walk the halls of Grey Towers Castle.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Alumni & Family Classes

11 a.m. to Noon
Join some of Arcadia University’s most prominent faculty and indulge in the academic experience of our current students. You'll learn from experts and see firsthand how Arcadia faculty can inspire your ambition to positively impact the world!

Knights on the Town

Noon to 2 p.m.
While you're in town for Homecoming & Family Weekend, be sure to check out Glenside and the surrounding area attractions. Choose from several restaurants to grab a bite to eat and stop in local businesses that are offering special discounts and promotions exclusively for the Arcadia community.

Field Hockey Game: Arcadia v. King’s College

Noon 
Jean Lenox West Field

H.E.R Series: Zumba Event

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
To strengthen alumni activism while building a sense of community, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University has developed a new three-part series event: H.E.R. (Helping to Encourage Reconnection). The first event in this series promotes healthy and active lifestyles within the Black/African-American community and features an action-packed Zumba Class with music and moves to keep us all entertained.

REGISTER FOR H.E.R ZUMBA HERE

Campus Tours

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Our student Ambassador tour guides are ready to take you on a tour and show you everything that makes Arcadia University their home away from home. Tours will leave from Grey Towers Castle every 15 minutes and last for 45 minutes.

Women’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

2:30 p.m. 
Jean Lenox West Field

ArcadiaFest & Fireworks: Celebrating 20 Years of Arcadia University

3 to 6 p.m.
Haber Green

Men’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

5:30 p.m.
Jean Lenox West Field

BINGO Knight – SOLD OUT

6 to 7 p.m.
Haber Green

We're bringing an all-time Arcadia favorite to Homecoming & Family Weekend: BINGO Knight! Come play 10 exciting games of BINGO to win some fabulous Arcadia swag.

Movie Knight, followed by an Arcadia Fireworks show

7 p.m.
Haber Green

Bring your chairs and blankets to Haber Green, grab your popcorn, and sit back and relax during our outdoor Movie Knight featuring Disney's Soul.

Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m.

Virtual Opportunities

Registrants for virtual opportunities will receive a link to experience the following programs.

Fired Up! Block Party

Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Virtual attendees of Fired Up! will receive a link to participate in a virtual candle making demonstration.

State of the U: Arcadia & Presidential Update

Saturday, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Join a live stream of President Nair's remarks with the ability to comment and submit questions.

Volunteers in Partnership Summit

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual attendees will join a livestream of presentations, join breakout rooms, and have the ability to interact, engage, and ask questions.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Virtual Viewing Party

Saturday, 10 a.m. to Noon
You are invited to attend the Arcadia Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Virtual Viewing Party. Watch and enjoy this special celebration honoring outstanding contributors to the Arcadia Athletics program and recognizing their extraordinary achievements.

Alumni & Family Classes

Saturday, 11 a.m. to Noon
View the Alumni & Family classes from your home (or office!) and experience how Arcadia faculty can inspire your ambition to positively impact the world!

Field Hockey Game: Arcadia v. King’s College

Saturday, Noon 

H.E.R Series: Zumba Event

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
To strengthen alumni activism while building a sense of community, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University has developed a new three-part series event: H.E.R. (Helping to Encourage Reconnection). The first event in this series promotes healthy and active lifestyles within the Black/African-American community and features an action-packed Zumba Class with music and moves to keep us all entertained.

REGISTER FOR H.E.R ZUMBA HERE

Women’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

Saturday, 2:30 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

More Information

Please note: Homecoming and Family Weekend Events are subject to change. Arcadia University will not issue a refund unless the event for which you registered is canceled.

Questions?

alumni@arcadia.edu
215-517-2566

We aim to ensure that Homecoming & Family Weekend is accessible to all. We have reserved a limited amount of fee waivers that are available for registrants experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact alumni@arcadia.edu for more information on receiving a registration fee waiver.