UNH Welcomes All To Homecoming Weekend: Oct. 14-16

UNH Alumni Center

Oct. 5, 2005

DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire welcomes alumni and friends back to
campus for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 14-16, for a weekend packed with a wide range of events and activities for the whole family.

Friday, Oct. 14
The UNH Women's Volleyball team plays MD-Baltimore County in the Field House at 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., the traditional Blue and White Parade, complete with student-made floats, proceeds from Q-Lot to Memorial Field. A fireworks display follows the parade behind Cowell Stadium at around 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

Saturday, Oct. 15
Runners and walkers will participate in the 5K road race Saturday, Oct. 15, sponsored by Campus Recreation. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the main lobby of the Whittemore Center, and the race starts at 9 a.m. on Main Street near the front of the Field House. Children ages 7 and under can enter the quarter-mile Fun Run held immediately after the 5K. 
The pre-race entry fee (before Oct. 12) for the 5K road race is $10; on the day of the race, the fee is $12. T-shirts go to the first 250 registered runners. Cash prizes go to the top three men and women finishers ($100, $75, $50); merchandise prizes go to top two finishers in each age category and in several special categories (no duplicate prizes given).
More than 50 volunteers are needed to help the race run smoothly. Volunteers receive a race shirt and are eligible for door prizes. For more information, call (603) 862-2031 or visit the Campus Recreation Web site: http://campusrec.unh.edu/events/5krace.html.
Family non-alcoholic tailgating will be held in Lot A, and traditional tailgating will be held on Boulder Field, both from 9 a.m. to noon. A ticket to the football game is required for entry to the tailgating areas; the fee for both areas is $5 per car. Official functions will be held in Upper Field.
A number of alumni groups will hold special tailgating gatherings under tents near the alumni tent on Boulder Field on Main Street. (To find each group, alumni and friends can look for banners or flags on display.)  Groups include:

The Whittemore School of Business and Economics also will have a tent at Boulder Field. Meet up with old friends and faculty; network with new. Sample great food from a complimentary menu. Sign up for a free raffle and win great prizes. Contact Cynthia Nizzari-McClain, cynthia.nizzari-mcclain@unh.edu, for more information.
At Homecoming headquarters – the UNH Alumni Association’s big tent on Boulder Field on Main Street – children can enjoy a free carnival fair with face-painting and other family-friendly activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The UNH football game against the University of Rhode Island kicks off in Cowell Stadium at noon Saturday. For tickets, call 1-866-WILDCAT (945-3228); visit http://www.unhwildcats.com/tickets/index.html; or buy tickets at the Field House ticket window or parking lots.
Saturday evening, the UNH women’s hockey team plays Maine at 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Center. Tickets will be available at the Whittemore Center box office. The UNH men’s soccer team plays Binghamton at Bremner Field at 7 p.m.  “A Little Night Music” by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim will be at UNH’s Johnson Theatre. For tickets, call the Memorial Union ticket office (10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; cash, check, credit cards): 603-862-2290. 

Sunday, Oct. 16
On Sunday, Oct. 16, Homecoming festivities continue with the men’s rugby team playing Harvard at 10 a.m. and the women’s rugby team playing Bates at 1 p.m. The UNH women’s soccer team plays Boston University at 1 p.m., and the UNH women’s volleyball team plays Hartford at 1 p.m.
For more information about Homecoming 2005, call (603) 862-2040, e-mail alumni@unh.edu or visit the web site http://alumni.unh.edu/keep/homecoming.