Schedule

Homecoming 2018 Schedule

Thursday, September 27 – Saturday September 29

Download a printable version of the  Homecoming 2018 schedule here: 2018 Homecoming Schedule

Registration Information

 

Thursday, September 27

Homecoming Pep Rally: Party to the Maximus!

  • 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
  • The Schaefer Center
  • Join Indiana Tech Student Life and Athletics to kick off an exciting weekend with a celebration fit for Warriors! Get decked out in your orange and black best to sing the fight song, and meet Warrior athletes of all ages. Stick around after the rally to play games, enjoy refreshments and bask in the glow of Warrior pride.

 

Friday, September 28

Spirit Day

Show your Warrior pride by donning your favorite Indiana Tech gear! Students, faculty, staff and alums alike will all be decked out in the orange and black. To get your Tech gear visit Tech Treasures on the first floor of Andorfer Commons. Alumni will receive a special 20% discount on all Tech apparel and gifts.

Registration Social and Abbott Center Rededication

  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Abbott Center
  • Join us as we rededicate the newly designed Abbot Welcome Center. Stop by to visit with friends and colleagues, sign up for the weekend’s events and activities, and have some light refreshments before heading out on a campus tour. Registrants each receive a special welcome gift.

Guided Campus Tours

  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Start at the Abbott Center
  • Join fellow alumni as our Student Ambassadors provide personal tours of campus. You’ll get an up-close look at all of today’s campus facilities, and see for yourself what makes Tech so unique and welcoming to current students and the community-at-large. Both walking tours and tours by golf cart will be offered.

Keene Building Dedication

  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Keene Building (Formerly Tech West)
  • Join us as we dedicate the Keene Building in celebration of the legacy of Indiana Tech’s beloved former President, Archie T. Keene.  Enjoy refreshments and meet other alumni as we honor Archie Keene through the dedication of this building.

Hockey Tailgate

  • 5:00- 7:00 p.m.
  • Andorfer Patio/Scully Square
  • Friday night, the men’s hockey team will take on Rochester College at the SportONE/Parkview Ice House. Get excited for the game at a casual cookout open to all Warrior Athletic fans.  During the tailgate, shuttle buses will transport Warrior fans to the SportONE/Parkview Ice House. Have dinner and join your fellow Warriors in preparation for the Homecoming game!

President’s Dinner (By Invitation Only)

  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Grand Wayne Center, Downtown Fort Wayne
  • Each year we honor Indiana Tech alumni and friends who contributed $1,000 or more to the university during the fiscal year. This elegant event will include socializing over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a sit-down dinner and a special message from President Einolf.

Women’s Alumni Soccer

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Warrior Athletic Field
  • The women’s soccer team will take on alumni at the Athletic Field. Don’t miss all the action as current team members and alums battle for bragging rights that will last all year long. Contact Coach Jim Lipocky at JMLipocky@IndianaTech.edu

Men’s Hockey

  • 7:30 p.m. puck drop
  • SportONE/Parkview Ice House
  • Cheer on the Warrior Men’s hockey team in this year’s Homecoming game. Warrior Hockey will face off against Rochester College. Catch a shuttle bus from the tailgate party for transportation to and from the game and enjoy open skating on the rink at the conclusion of the game.

Men’s Alumni Soccer

  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Warrior Athletic Field
  • The men’s soccer team will take on alumni at the Athletic Field. Don’t miss all the action as current team members and alums battle for bragging rights that will last all year long. Contact Coach John Dunn at JPDunn@IndianaTech.edu

 

Saturday, September 29

Prayer Service

  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Heinz and Nanalee Wegener Worship Center, second floor, Andorfer Commons
  • Join us for a non-denominational gathering designed to start your day with inspiration, music, sharing and prayer.

Alumni Breakfast: Reunion, Recognition, and Awards Ceremony

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Multi-Flex Theater, first floor, Academic Center
  • Join us for a top highlight of the weekend as we honor the newest inductee into the Indiana Tech Alumni Hall of Fame, as well as the G.O.L.D. (Graduate of the Last Decade) Alumnus of the Year, the College of Professional Studies Alumnus of the Year, and the Alumni Volunteer of the Year. We will also have a special recognition for our 10-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-year reunion class members for years 2008, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1978, 1968, and 1958. Cost is $10 per person. All reunion classes receive complimentary tickets for themselves and a guest. Pre-registration is required.

2011 Women’s Lacrosse Recognition Brunch (By Invitation Only)

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Seitz Conference Center
  • This year we honor the hard work and achievements of the 2011 Warrior Women’s Lacrosse team.  Please note this event is by invitation only.  For more information, please contact Debbie Warren, Athletic Director, DPWarren@IndianaTech.edu

Party on the Square

  • 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Scully Square, Andorfer Common
  • Come down to Scully Square for an afternoon of fun activities! Join students, alums, faculty and staff and bring your friends and family for the second annual Party on the Square at homecoming. Highlighted events include:
    • BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)
    • Food trucks (food will be available for purchase)
    • Ice cream social
    • Face painting and balloon artists
    • BYOS (Bring Your Own Sport)

Men’s Alumni Baseball

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • Warrior Baseball Stadium
  • The men’s baseball team will take on alumni at the Baseball Stadium. Don’t miss all the action as current team members and alums battle for bragging rights that will last all year long.  Contact Coach Kip McWilliams at KDMcWilliams@indianatech.edu

 Warrior Park Tour

  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Pick-up Location: Andorfer Commons at Schick Street
  • Hop on board a bus for a ride out to see Warrior Park.  Visit the future home of Warrior Track and Field, Softball, and Wrestling.  A member of our Athletics staff will be on-site to lead a tour and answer questions about this exciting upcoming project.

Alumni Association Annual Meeting

  • 3:00- 4:00 p.m.
  • Talwar Leadership Center
  • Alumni Board members will report on events and other highlights from the past year. Alumni Association members elect new board members and officers for 2018-19.

There is no official alumni programming from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please enjoy events hosted by Indiana Tech Student Life and Warrior Athletics, or explore beautiful downtown Fort Wayne during this time!

Dueling Pianos and Dinner, Hosted by Indiana Tech Student Life

  • 5:00- 7:30 p.m.
  • Andorfer Commons Dining Hall
  • Enjoy dinner and a show with a request-driven wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show! Almost any of your favorite songs – Rap, Rock, Country, R&B, and more – can be performed on the piano. The players take audience requests and create a spontaneous, hilarious and interactive musical odyssey. Alumni and guests can purchase meals in the dining hall.

Hot Air Balloon, Hosted by Indiana Tech Student Life

  • 5:30- 8:00 p.m.
  • Snyder Academic Center Lawn
  • The sky is the limit for Warriors on Homecoming weekend! Make an epic Homecoming memory and see campus like never before from 90 feet up in a hot air balloon. As the sun sets, you’ll be treated to a spectacular view of Indiana Tech and downtown Fort Wayne. Free tethered hot air balloon rides are open to students, family, and alumni of all ages.

Women’s Alumni Lacrosse

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Warrior Athletic Field
  • The women’s lacrosse team will take on alumni at the Athletic Field. Don’t miss all the action as current team members and alums battle for bragging rights that will last all year long.  Contact Coach Alexis DiGiovanni at akdigiovanni@indianatech.edu

Alumni Social Tent (21+), Hosted by the Indiana Tech Alumni Board

  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Scully Square
  • The Alumni Board will host a social tent for alumni to network and share memories from the past with fellow Warriors.   Head to Scully Square to socialize and mingle at this adults only affair.  Snack on tasty hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy two free drink tickets.  Cost is $10 per person.

Outdoor Movie Night- Ghostbusters

  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Amphitheatre
  • Break out your lawn chairs and blankets for some fun under the stars. Popcorn, cotton candy, and drinks will be provided for your refreshment during the featured movie, Ghostbusters.  Sit back and enjoy a movie on the big screen with your family. Indiana Tech picnic blankets are available for pre-order for $10.

Registration Information

In an effort to make the best use of our Warrior resources and provide you with an even better homecoming experience, our registration is “going green” this year. You may register for all events, both ticketed and non-ticketed, at WarriorHomecoming2018.eventbrite.com

 

Warrior Athletics

Friday, September 28th

Men’s Hockey

  • 7:30 p.m. puck drop
  • SportONE/Parkview Ice House

Men’s Baseball

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Warrior Baseball Stadium

Saturday, September 29th

Men’s Soccer

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • Warrior Athletic Field

Women’s Soccer

  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Warrior Athletic Field

Men’s Hockey

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • SportONE/Parkview Ice House

QUESTIONS?

Call the Office of Alumni Relations, Lauren Zuber, 800.937.2448, ext. 2418 or email LAZuber@IndianaTech.edu.