Homecoming Edition 2017
Upcoming Events

* College of Business Speaker Panel & AlumNight (Thurs)
* Homecoming Chapel (Fri) 
   Pastor Gerard Bolling BA '12
* Cougar Files Puzzle Hunt (Fri)
created by Wil Zambole BA '96
* University Band Concert (Fri)
* CougaPalooza (Fri & Sat)
* 1972 Football Reunion (Fri & Sat)
* Athletic Hall of Fame (Sat)
* CUC Parent Meet & Greet (Sat)
* Alumni Baseball & Softball Games (Sat)
* Football v. Trine (Sat)
honoring 1987 & 2012 Football Teams
* Maroon & Gold Banquet (Sat)
* Homecoming Worship (Sun)
with Pastor James Hennig

View the Complete Schedule >>

Who's Coming?

Classmates always ask “who’s coming?” Let fellow alumni know you plan to attend by pre-registering. Check Out Who's Attending>>

Join the Official 
Homecoming Facebook Event

Contact Us

Online: CUChicago.edu/Alumni
Email: Alumni@CUChicago.edu
Phone: 888-258-6773
Fax: 708-209-3523

CougaPalooza Festival Highlights Homecoming Weekend

CougaPalooza, Concordia's second-annual Homecoming festival, has expanded and is taking over the Pillars front lawn. Friday, Sept. 29 (2 - 6 p.m.) features a variety of Carnival Rides and Inflatable Activities.

On Saturday, Sept. 30 (12 - 6 p.m.) the event grows again with Caricature Artist, Faculty Block Party featuring your favorite departments as well as Food Trucks from Trattoria 225, Carnivore's Ministry of Meat, and Cupcakes for Courage and a Beer Garden featuring Oak Park Brewing Company craft ales.

Register by Friday, September 22 & Pay Half Price! Register Today >>

  • Activities & Rides Only - Child (4-12)
    $5 on/before 9/22; day of $10 Child (0-3) FREE

  • Activities, Rides & one drink ticket for the Beer Garden (21+)
    CUC Student & General $10 on/before 9/22; day of $20

A waiver must be signed for each participant when picking up wristband. Guests are asked to familiarize themselves with CUC's Beer Garden Protocol. Read More >>

CougarFiles Turns Campus into Outdoor Escape Room

CougarFiles: The Case of the Missing Mascot, Friday, Sept. 29 (7 p.m. start), is Concordia's custom version of an escape room written by Schemes & Themes puzzle master Wil Zambole BA '96. You and three teammates have an hour to travel around campus to crack codes, solve riddles, piece puzzles, and find clues in order to save Charlie T. from devious rival mascots. This puzzle hunt is family-friendly but recommended for sleuths age 13 and up. Each team of four must have at least one member of the Concordia community whether students, alumni, faculty or staff. Register Today >>

Worship with Classmates as Part of Your Celebration

Faith matters at Concordia and is an important part of Homecoming weekend. Help us Fill the Chapel on Friday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gerard Bolling BA '12 (Bethlehem Lutheran/St. Louis, MO). Alumni can join us in person or through our live Chapel web stream. On Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m., University Pastor Jeff Leininger is joined by Rev. James Hennig (Concordia Lutheran/Springfield, IL), Michelle Hennig BA '19 and Angela (Hennig) Bahr BA '16, as guest preacher.

Inaugural Maroon & Gold Banquet Celebrates Concordia's Impact

Nearly 35 tables have been sold for the first-ever Maroon and Gold Banquet on Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. A fundraiser to help grow our alma mater, the evening celebrates not only our legacy but also what the future holds for CUC. The program includes the presentation of three special awards to:

Dr. Norman Young BS '56 - Spiritus Christi Medallion
Doris (Anderson) Knuth BA '74, MA '06 - Graduate Distinguished Alumna Award
Ellen (Boda) BA ’77 & John Miller BA ’76 - Undergraduate Distinguished Alumni Award

Registration has been extended to Friday, September 22!
Don't miss your chance to enjoy this special evening. RSVP Today >>

Three Outstanding Athletes to Be Inducted in Hall of Fame

Kathy (Van Ooteghem) Benedict BA ’84 (softball), Khyree Copeland BA ’11, MA ’14 (football), and Davina (Polk) Lausen BA ’93 (track & field)* will be inducted Saturday, September 30 as the 2017-18 Induction Class of the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame. Join us for the celebration! Register Today>>

*Davina Lausen will be attending virtually due to her recent military assignment to South Korea
Catch a Performance and Celebrate with the Arts

Homecoming at CUC is more than just football! Friday, Sept 29. (8 p.m.) also features the fall concert for CUC's University Band. Alumni can join us in person for this complimentary concert or online through our live Chapel web stream

Another performing option is the opening weekend, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, of The Collective at Concordia-Chicago's production of "Wittenberg" directed by Andy Pederson BA '01Tickets Available>>

Alumni Athletes Return to Field and Court in Competition

Student athletes of all generations are invited to return, connect, compete, or cheer with their fellow alumni this Homecoming weekend:

  • 1972 Football Reunion - Team leaders are gathering the roster to celebrate with dinner in the Alumni Room on Friday and continued connections on Saturday. Register Today >>

  • 1987 & 2012 Football Celebrations - This season marks significant anniversaries for the 30th and 5th Conference Champions. Recognition will be given during Saturday's Football game. Details will be emailed to players separately.

  • Softball & Baseball Alumni will take their respective fields at 11 a.m. for games of odd v. even years. After the quick match up, the group will enjoy some pre-game tailgating. RSVP during Registration >>

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Office of Alumni Relations at 708-209-3509 or alumni@CUChicago.edu.

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