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Homecoming & Family Weekend | October 24, 2020

Homecoming at the University of Redlands is going virtual this year!

On Saturday, October 24, it will be easier than ever to reconnect with your alma mater and fellow Bulldog alumni from the comforts of your home. This year, it’s not Homecoming… it’s Homestaying!

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Schedule of Events:


Kimberly Crest Community Service Project
9:00 - 12:00pm
Join volunteers from the Redlands Service Club Council for its Fall Service Day in the gardens and groves of historic Kimberly Crest. Spread over 6 acres, there's meaningful and socially distanced projects for any level of gardener. Bring your masks, gloves, hats, and sunscreen and we'll supply the rest. Children ten and older are welcome to participate.

International Student and Alumni Gathering
9:00 - 10:00am
Were you an international student at Redlands? Current students want to connect with you! Join us from wherever you are now in the world to connect, share stories and perspective, and get to know other international alumni.

Writer's Room
10:00 - 11:00am
Calling all writers and aspiring writers! Join Dr. Heather King of the Department of English for networking and discussion with alumni about the creative process, the path to getting published, and more. Confirmed guests include alumni authors Marjetta Geerling '95, Gayle Brandeis '90, Dev Jannerson '08, Bill Albright '71, Eric Pierpoint '73, and Andrea Dunlop '04.

25th Salzburg Reunion Brunch
10:00 - 11:00am
Bring your Coffee/Mimosa/Bloody Mary/Stiegl for a Prost at our Reunion Brunch! Wear your dirndl, lederhosen, or something that reminds you of Salzburg. And please send Vandra Lochridge any pictures you have from your time in Salzburg (or post them on our Facebook page!)

First Falls & Och Tamale Topics 
11:00 - 12:00pm
Join Alumni & Bulldogs for life Kayla Wobschall ’17, ’18 and Erik Chazin ’17 for fall fun including a fall Bulldog-themed craft and card creation to support first-year students. Featuring VP of Finance & Enrollment Kevin Dyerly who will share important alumni updates and explore the meaning of Bulldogs for life.

Mini Course with Prof. Johannes Moenius: "How to adapt to an automated future - a brief guide for students, workers, and businesses"
1:00 - 2:30pm
The future of work has begun in March 2020 - catapulted 5 years ahead by work-from-home orders, social distancing rules, and the desire of companies to immunize their supply chains against future attacks of pandemics. How can employers and employees navigate these challenges? What can today's students do to prepare for tomorrow's automated workplace? This one hour workshop with School of Business Professor Johannes Moenius provides a tour de force through the dos and don’ts to manage what could become easily the largest challenge of our time.

Addie's Homecoming court pet costume contest winner announcement
2:00pm - Announced on Instagram Live @urmascot
Does your pet have what it takes to be king or queen of Addie's Homecoming court? For more information and to enter your pet, go to:

Convocation Speaker - Mike Veny, Mental Health Speaker
3:00 - 4:00 pm

"Coping with COVID" Convocation Speaker Debrief
4:00 - 5:00pm
Join Professor Janee Both-Gragg and current students to debrief and connect after our convocation presentation.

Drag Bingo
4:30 - 5:30pm
Join the U of R Pride Center for virtual bingo, featuring education on LGBTQ+ issues. Guests are invited to dress up as well!

Humanities Reception with Prof. Heather King
4:30 - 5:30
Humanities faculty invite alumni, students, and families to learn about the surprising and diverse career paths humanities alumni have taken after graduating. This event will feature Clarissa Hadge '08, bookstore manager in Boston, and Stefano Molea '08, criminal defense lawyer in San Diego. Pour yourself a beverage to toast with and join us for this virtual event!

Bulldog Bartender with Brenna Phillips '19 & Jacob Miner '20
5:30 - 6:00pm
Join Brenna Phillips '19 and Jacob Miner '20 for a Bulldog Cocktail 'how to'. Ingredient list will be provided ahead so you can follow along and have your cocktails ready for the Redlands Trivia hour with Dr. Larry Burgess immediately following at 7pm Pacific.

U of Redlands Trivia w/ Larry Burgess '67
6:00 - 7:00pm - Facebook Live @universityofredlandsalumni
Join us for a raucous and fun end to our Virtual Homecoming! Test your knowledge of Redlands, both the community and the University, with historian and alumnus Larry Burgess '67. Prizes awarded for the first correct answer to each question.

For Parents and Families:

Virtual Campus Tour with Addie
9:00 - 10:00am
Join @redlandsadmissions on IG live along with Addie for a virtual tour of campus!

College Mental Health Support at University of Redlands
10:00 - 11:00am
Learn about the services provided for students by the University Counseling Center. We will review local and national trends impacting mental health including the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of students. Time allotted for Questions & Answers as well.

Family Guide to Clubs & Orgs
10:00 - 11:00am
Are you looking to get involved? Are you curious what clubs are available for your student? This presentation will introduce students and their families to the many clubs and organizations available at Redlands. This is a great opportunity to match your interests with others!

Going Global: A Road Map to Studying Away
10:00 - 11:00am
The University of Redlands has a rich and long history of providing students with opportunities to broaden their horizons through our strong study away program. Though the landscape of travel is currently in flux, we invite you to join us for an update on the current status of study away and to learn about the varied and dynamic international and domestic study away opportunities available to students at the U of R.

Academic Success and Disability Services at University of Redlands
11:00 - 12:00pm
Academic Success & Disability Services (ASDS) provides various resources for students to use and which can support their academic pursuits while in college. Information will be shared regarding tutoring, peer mentoring, academic success skills, and academic accommodations for students with learning, medical, and mental health needs.

Flavors from R House to Yours!
11:00 - 12:00pm
We are excited to introduce Chef Sevaly to you on Homecoming/Family Weekend. The first 50 registrants will receive the ingredients by mail (must register by Sunday October 18th in order to receive your recipe box in time). Chef Sevaly will feature one if his favorite recipes using some fresh food harvested from our Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF) and other local favorites. What you’ll to participate: register, prep your kitchen and camera, purchase ingredients to complete the recipe (a list will be sent week of event). No experience or special cooking products needed!

How you can support your student in career preparation
11:00 - 12:00pm
The Office of Career & Professional Development assists students in preparation for their careers and continued studies after graduation. However, the work begins as soon as students enroll. Join our session to hear about events, resources, and opportunities we offer students and how you can support you student in achieving their career goals from freshman through senior year.

Clubs and Organizations:

Alpha Sigma Pi General Meeting
10:00 - 11:00am
Open to alumni and current actives only.

Kappa Pi Zeta - Cheers to Zeta's 10 Years
10:00 - 11:00am
Open to alumni and current actives only.

Zoom, Zoom They'll Nothing but be Theta: Zoom, Zoom for the Girls that We Love
12:00 - 1:00pm
Join us for lots of Interactive fun including - Trivia Game, Scavenger Hunt, Active Circle Update, Recognition of Scholarship Recipients, Social Hour, Raffle and more! Brenna Phillips '18 will teach us all how to make a signature Theta cocktail, the Theta Moon & Blue Booze Cocktail.  The list of ingredients was sent with the newsletter and will be posted on Facebook. Bring a Theta glass and get the ingredients ready so we can all follow along with Brenna and enjoy our Theta cocktail during our virtual homecoming social.  Please Email the ATPAA with any questions!
Open to alumni and current actives only.

Open to alumni and current actives only.

Beta Lambda Gathering "Margaritaville/Betaville"
12:00 - 1:00pm
Open to alumni and current actives only.

BLACK Together Again: A Homecoming Reunion
1:00 - 2:00pm
The Black Student Union (BSU), the Black Student, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Association (BSFSAA), and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) present “BLACK Together Again.” Join us for this virtual reunion event during University of Redlands’ Homecoming Weekend. All are welcomed to attend.

Hillel Reunion
4:00 - 5:00pm
Alumni who were members of Hillel are invited to network with current students and share their experiences creating community in college.

Chapel Singers Reunion
4:00 - 5:00pm
Join Dr. Nicholle Andrews and Dr. Joseph Modica for a virtual gathering with Chapel Singers alumni and current students.

Alpha Sigma Pi Happy Hour
Join us on zoom for trivia, games, and a costume contest! Check out the Facebook event page for ideas on refreshments and costume ideas! 
Open to alumni and current actives only.


Football Alumni: Mental Toughness & Extreme Desire
11:00 - 12:00pm
Join Head Coach Mike Maynard in a conversation about the performance values of Extreme Desire and Mental Toughness and how they pertain to winning in life beyond the gridiron. (Football alumni only).

#WeRBulldogStrong Athletics Update
1:00 - 2:00pm
Despite the pandemic and the challenges that come with it, Bulldog Athletics remains committed to providing the best student-athlete experience possible, even from afar. We may not be competing this semester but we are finding a new way through. Learn about the status of the Campaign for Bulldog Athletics, important behind-the-scenes work taking place in our facilities, and how coaches are staying connected with our teams.

Q&A with Head Men's Basketball Coach Eric Bridgeland
4:00 - 5:00pm
Coach Bridgeland will introduce the 2020-21 team, discuss improvements made to Currier Gym, the UR program baseline of: 'Getting them where they aspire to be', and why we can win the whole thing at Redlands! All Dawgs and families welcome.

Meet-up with Women's Volleyball Coach Lindberg
4:00 - 5:00pm
Connect with Head Coach Lisa Lindberg at this virtual gathering of Bulldog Volleyball student athletes, friends, family, and alumni.

Schools and Centers:

Virtual Gathering for the GST - Thinking the Faith, Changing the World: A Faculty Vision for the Ethos of SFTS
1:00 - 2:30pm
The Strategic Visioning Team of Faculty at SFTS invites the alumni community to join in the process of envisioning the future and strengthening the present. Join us for a mini-retreat to learn more about our stated values and identity as a graduate school of theology, the five values we share, and how they shape you. Updates will include “SFTS: We Will Not Be Silent,” a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that faculty have been working on. We feel this is an important moment in the life of SFTS and are excited to create more opportunities for faculty/alumni dialogue and fellowship.

URSB - Redlands Means Business (Alumni Recognition & Virtual Happy Hour)
2:00 - 3:00pm
Join the School of Business for updates from Dean Thomas Horan and special recognitions for active military, veterans, WLS, Delta Mu Delta, Legacy, Double alums, International students, Mentors, Study Abroad participants and more. Followed by a virtual happy hour with games and prizes!

Quarantine Couture (Qu’outure): A Johnston Virtual Gathering
3:30 - 4:30pm
Show up decked in your finest or funnest frippery for these pandemic times. This social gathering for Johnston alumni will start with a fashion show (introduce yourself and show off your Qu'outure!) and will likely descend into chaos after that. Who knows where the conversation will lead? Join us and find out!

School of Education Virtual Happy Hour
5:30 - 6:30pm
Join us for a virtual happy hour with faculty and staff. Stop by and see what's new in the School of Education!


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If you have any questions, please call the Office of Alumni & Community Relations at (909) 748-8011 or email