A family affair: Homecoming Oct. 5-10 offers something for everyone

2014 University of Michigan-Dearborn Alumni Difference Makers

UM-Dearborn recognizes alumni achievements each year during the Alumni Difference Maker Awards ceremony. Above, Chancellor Daniel Little poses with recipients of the 2014 awards.

Homecoming is about bringing everyone together – students, faculty, staff and alumni. To that end, Alumni Relations and the Office for Student Engagement have worked together to coordinate a wide variety of Homecoming events, so there is something for everyone.

UM-Dearborn’s Homecoming festivities kick off today, October 5, and culminate October 10 as the Wolverines take on the Northwestern Wildcats at the Big House during a great Big Ten match-up.

In between, UM-Dearborn students will test the waters as they race across the Chancellor’s Pond during the traditional Cardboard Boat Races. Both alumni and students will battle for supremacy on the gridiron during the Maize and Blue Bowl. And alumni hockey players will take to the ice during the always-anticipated Alumni Hockey Game. Other events, like Victors Fun Night, are what makes UM-Dearborn’s Homecoming a family affair.

One of UM-Dearborn’s longest running Homecoming traditions is to recognize the stellar achievements of our graduates at the Alumni Difference Makers Awards. We invite the campus community to join us on Friday, October 9 at the 2015 Alumni Difference Makers Awards to honor seven distinguished alumni who serve as strong role models for our students. You can RSVP and learn more about this year’s recipients at http://umdearborn.edu/alumniawards/.

See below for a comprehensive list of UM-Dearborn’s Homecoming activities or visit http://umdearborn.edu/alumnihomecoming or https://umdearborn.edu/studentengagement/ for additional information.


Homecoming Kick-Off Ceremony
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (University Center (UC) Stage)

Door Decorating Contest

Homecoming Kick-Off Concert
2-5 p.m. (UC Patio; Rain Location: UC Stage)


Cardboard Boat Races
12:30-2 p.m. (Chancellor’s Pond)

Homecoming Movie Viewing
Noon & 2 p.m. (Kochoff Hall)

Cowabunga Movie Night
9-11:30 p.m. (House of Maize & Blue, The Union @ Dearborn)


Lunchtime Laughs: Comedian Jessica Kirson
Noon-1 p.m. (UC Stage)

Double Dare 2000 Field Night
9-11 p.m. (Fieldhouse)


Name that TOON
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (UC Stage)

CECS Showcase Alumni Reception
5 p.m. (IAVS)

Wolverines in Paris Homecoming Ball
8-11 p.m. (Kochoff Hall)


Homecoming Tailgate
4-7 p.m. (UC Patio)

Alumni Difference Makers Awards
4:30-6:30 p.m. (Fairlane Center South, Michigan Rooms)

Maize and Blue Bowl
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Followed by alumni gathering at Bailey’s Dearborn

50th Golden Jubilee Reunion
6-8 p.m. (Mardigian Library, Berkowitz Art Gallery)

COB Alumni Charity Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
6:30-8:30 p.m. (Fairlane Center North, Quad E)

Victors Fun Night
6:30-8:30 p.m. (Fieldhouse)

Alumni Hockey Game
8:30-10 p.m. (Fieldhouse Ice Arena)
Followed by alumni gathering at Bailey’s Dearborn


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