Here Comes Homecoming (2012)

Dateline: student newspaper

By: Katie M. Donovan

File Under: cab, homecoming, sga

Homecoming is fast approaching and the College of Mount St. Joseph is working hard to prepare for the week’s exciting events and activities.

Homecoming will “kick-off” Saturday, Oct. 20 when your Mount Lions football team plays the Manchester Spartans at 1:30 p.m. on Schuler Field. Before this game, expect tailgating and socializing with the college community and alumni in the Seton Parking Lot. The pre-game party is hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA).

Tailgating not just a big party according to SGA Treasurer and junior student, Courtney Ernst. “Tailgating is going to be a lot of fun. It’s always nice to go to such a big game when students and alumni come together to cheer on their Mount Lions,” she said. It’s just another aspect of the reunion.

Following the football game, Campus Activities Board (CAB) is hosting a circus themed, Homecoming Extravaganza in the quad from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll be able to “clown around” with your fellow classmates in these exciting activities. Expect dinner, airbrushed t-shirts, carnival games, juggling, plate spinning, trapeze and stilt walkers. The Cincinnati Circus Company will even be making an appearance! It’s something you won’t want to miss.

Other events especially geared for alumni begin on Friday, Oct. 19. At 5:30 p.m., the College will host their Athletic Induction Ceremony in the Fifth Third Dining Hall. Tickets are 45 dollars apiece and include a delicious dinner and the opportunity to watch three outstanding former Mount athletes be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The athletes receiving their awards are Peg Bradley-Doppes, Jean Ann Doerger Tucker and Joan Shadley Epping. Following this at 8:30 p.m. is a gathering at Maloney’s Pub in Delhi.

Sunday morning starting at 10:30 a.m., come to the Fifth Third Dining Hall once again for Community Brunch. You can relax and enjoy another yummy meal provided by Sanese Services. The cost is $11 per adult, $9 per senior and $7 per child (pay at the door).

If you are interested in attending any of the Friday or Sunday events, or would simply like more information about the activities, please visit and RSVP on the College of Mount St. Joseph website: http://www.msj.edu/alumni-friends/overview4/homecoming/

Ernst shared the following words and opinion about the tradition. “Homecoming is a time when everyone gets together to show their school spirit and cheer on the MSJ sports teams. Alumni get involved and it shows how much MSJ means to everyone who is currently attending the Mount or who has graduated.”

It really is a special time for everyone in our college family. It reunites us with old friends, allows us to show off our Mount pride, and support our incredible athletes.  The College of Mount St. Joseph is a truly remarkable school. We truly are a family, and Homecoming shows just how truly proud we are to be a Lion.