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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., Cougar Stadium
Rain Location: Geiseman Memorial Gymnasium (South)

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

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 Khyree Copeland BA ’11, MA ’14 (Football), 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>>

Baseball Alumni Game
10 a.m., Baseball Stadium
Head Coach Mike Stawski invites alumni of all generations to join a seven-inning alumni game. First pitch is at 10 a.m. Advanced registration requested. RSVP Today>>

Cougar Tailgate Party
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Triangle Center of Campus

Pre-game festivities are going bolder with a Beer Garden featuring seasonal ales from Oak Park Brewing Company and Food Trucks as well as family-friendly games and bounce activities for all ages.

Advanced Tickets (until Wed., Oct. 26): 
Adults (21+) $10 each includes two beer garden tickets and all tailgate activities
Children/Students (age 3-20) $3 each includes all tailgate activities

Tickets at the Tailgate (until Wed., Oct. 26): 
Adults (21+) $15 each includes two beer garden tickets and all tailgate activities
Children/Students (age 3-20) $5 each includes all tailgate activities

CUC Students are FREE with ID. Food Truck Fare is ala carte.

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
1:00 p.m., Cougar Stadium
Tickets: Adults $5, Students & Seniors $2, 5 & Under Free. Advanced tickets not required.

Volleyball Alumni Game
5 p.m., Geisemann Gymansium
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