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Schedule of Events*

Friday - Saturday - Sunday

Friday, October 28

CUC Maroon & Gold Fridays

Maroon & Gold
Whether on the River Forest campus, across the country or around the world - all CUC alumni & friends are encouraged to wear the Maroon & Gold on Homecoming Friday! Use #CUCPride to find fellow Cougars on Social Media.

The Art of Dan Addington
Ferguson Art Gallery, Kretzmann Hall
Fine artist and well known Chicago gallery director, Dan Addington's works explore the nature of mortality, express a sense of loss, and address mankind's desire to locate spiritual meaning. 
Gallery open Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fill the Chapel Friday
11 a.m., Chapel of Our Lord
Faith matters at Concordia. Join Pastor David McGinley BA '08 and University Pastor Jeff Leininger to begin the special weekend in celebration! Can't make it in person? Worship with us online at

Homecoming Pep Rally
11:30 a.m., Geiseman Memorial Gymnasium (North)

Careers for Christ
Undergraduate Admissions Weekend
6:30 p.m. Check In Begins, Koehneke Community Center (KCC)
Encourage a future Cougar interested in becoming a LCMS church professional to join this special experience.
Learn More at >>

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Saturday, October 29

Homecoming Tailgate Parking
9 a.m., David-Jonathan and Christopher Center Parking
Parking spaces for tailgating are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please see tailgating guidelines for more information.

2016-17 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
9 - 11 a.m., Oak Park/River Forest Room, KCC
Congratulations to the 2016-17 induction class of the Athletic Hall of Fame including Julie (Johnson) Pate BA ’04 (Volleyball and Track & Field) and Fred Pawelk BA ’89 (Football). Advanced registration requested: Adults $25, Children (Age 3-11) $10 RSVP Today>>

UPDATE: Khyree Copeland BA ’11, MA ’14 (Football) has chosen to defer his induction to Fall 2017. An Assistant Coach for Willowbrook High School, Khyree will be following his football team to Quincy, IL for playoff competition. Good Luck, Warriors!

Cougar Tailgate Party
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Triangle Center of Campus
Pre-game festivities are going bolder with activities for all ages including:

Inflatable Activities - Field Goal Kick, Football Challenge, Jacob's Ladder, Extreme Sports Challenge, World Sports Galaxy as well as a Trackless Train, Bags Toss, Caricature Artist and Temporary Tattoos

Food Trucks - Aztec Daves, Gino’s Steaks Truck and Beaver's Coffee and Donuts
Food Truck fare is a la carte.

Beer Garden featuring Oak Park Brewing Company craft ales.

Preview the Map of Tailgate Activities

Advanced Tickets (Extended to Fri., Oct. 28): 

Adults (21+) $10 each includes two beer garden tickets, entrance to football game and all activities
Students & Children (age 3-20) $3 each includes entrance to football game and all activities

Tickets at the Tailgate (Sat., Oct. 29): 
Adults (21+) $15 each includes two beer garden tickets, entrance to football game and all activities
Students & Children (age 3-20) $5 each includes all activities

CUC Students are FREE with ID - bring your student ID to the Check In Tent for a wristband


Baseball Alumni Game
12 p.m., Baseball Stadium - NEW START TIME
Head Coach Mike Stawski invites alumni of all generations to join an alumni game of odd years versus even. First pitch is at 12 a.m. with a tailgate to follow. Advanced registration requested. RSVP Today>>

Alumni Tent Open
1:00 p.m. - End of Third Quarter, Cougar Stadium
Stop by to check in and pick up your official Homecoming 2016 gift.

Football v. Lakeland University
1:30 p.m., Cougar Stadium - NEW START TIME
Tickets: Adults $5, Students & Seniors $2, 5 & Under Free. Advanced tickets not required.

Volleyball Alumni Game
5:30 p.m., Geisemann Gymansium - NEW START TIME
Head Coach Troy Campall invites alumni of all generations to return to competition on the court. We'll get started with introductions about 15 minutes after the football game ends. Complementary refreshements will also be served. Advanced registration requested. RSVP Today>>

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Sunday, October 30

Sunday Morning Homecoming Worship 
10:00 a.m., Chapel of Our Lord
Pastor Tim Bayer BA '05 joins University Pastor Jeff Leininger will continue the Homecoming celebration in worship with special music provided by alumni and friends.

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*Schedule Subject to Change