Cairn University’s next Homecoming is September 25-26, 2020.

Friday, September 27, 2019

8 am–4:30 pm
Self-Guided Campus Tour
Welcome Center
Stop by the Welcome Center any time from 8 to 4:30pm for your self-guided tour instructions.

Visit a Class
Welcome Center
Stop by the Welcome Center for a list of classes you can visit.

10:50 am
Homecoming Chapel
Chatlos Chapel
Special Homecoming speaker John Van Epp, Ph.D.

4-5 pm
Parents’ Reception
Eastburn Gallery
All parents are invited to attend a reception featuring light refreshments as well as the opportunity to mingle with their students’ deans and professors.

7 pm
Highlander Hall of Honor Induction*
Auxiliary Dining Room (formerly the Highlander Café)
The Cairn University Highlanders induct their newest members, Heather Fisher Desiderio and Jeremy Coleman, into the Highlander Hall of Honor at 7pm. Please plan to attend in business casual attire. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

8-10 pm
Men’s Basketball Alumni Game and Reunion*
MAC Gymnasium

Cairn Athletics invites all men’s basketball alumni for a game and reunion.

Saturday, September 28

9 am
Alumni Men’s Baseball Game*
Middletown Ballfield
All alumni men’s baseball players are welcome to return for a friendly game at the Middletown ballfield.

The Highlands Open
Enjoy beverages and grab-and-go treats from 9 am–6 pm.


9:30am–4 pm
Campus Store
Walkway & MAC
Visit the Campus Store in the MAC and on the walkway for once-a-year deals on Cairn merchandise.

Information & Registration
Walkway
Please stop by the information table during your time with us for info on Cairn University and Homecoming.


10 am
Brunch with the President*

Auxiliary Dining Room
Join President Williams for brunch and hear about Cairn’s future and more. Admission to this event is $10.00 per attendee.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 18.

Women’s Tennis vs. Gwynedd Mercy
Tennis Courts

Men’s Tennis vs. Gwynedd Mercy
Tennis Courts


11 am
Walkway Fair

Along main walkway (11 am-4 pm)
Enjoy games, inflatables, live music, a photo booth, and more!

Women’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn College
MAC Gymnasium

Ultimate Frisbee*
Intramural Field
Join in various games of Ultimate Frisbee including a mixed hat tournament involving students, alumni, and staff-all are welcome!

Fishing Derby*
Pond (11 am–1 pm)
Gear up for Cairn’s second family-fishing competition at the Pond. All ages are invited to participate.

Lunch Buffet
Furman Dining Commons (11 am–2 pm)
Enjoy a discounted lunch buffet in the Dining Commons.

Food Trucks

Meet Your Local Heroes
Kids (and curious grown-ups) can see first responder vehicles up close and meet a first responder in person!

Cairn Arts Tent
Children through adults are invited to join with Cairn professors and students in painting activities. Face-painting for children is also available.


1 pm
All-Alumni Reception*

The Highlands
Alumni are invited to gather with current and former professors and alumni from all decades. Giveaways and a raffle will be available!

Class of 1989 Reunion*
Cairn University, along with class leaders Tim Bouffard and Julie Kaleda, welcomes the Class of 1989 back to campus for their 30th-Year reunion.


1:30 pm
Chorale Reunion*
Stearns Lobby
All University Chorale members of all ages are welcomed back to campus for a reunion.

Women’s Soccer vs. Delaware Valley
Soccer Field


2 pm
Social Work Reunion*
The Eastburn Gallery
All graduates from Cairn University’s School of Social Work are invited to a reunion with Dr. Lloyd Gestoso. Enjoy a light reception with your colleagues and hear about the exciting new updates in the School of Social Work.

University Tour*
Meet at the Welcome Center
Take our alumni tour to see the campus and what’s new (and coming!)

Dr. John Van Epp ’80 Seminar: Growing Together When Life Is Pulling You Apart
BL 110
If there is any guarantee about marriage it’s this: marriages get out of balance and feelings change. But the hard reality is that when your relationship has a slow leak, it will not self-correct. And over time, slow leaks lead to big blowouts. This Homecoming, take a quick 45-minute break from all of the fun and activities to learn a research-proven plan for keeping your marriage (and all your relationships) in balance with author and clinical counselor, John Van Epp, PhD.


2:15 pm
Chorale Mini-Concert

Stearns Lobby
Hear various pieces from the talented Cairn University Chorale in an abbreviated performance.


2:30 pm
Cairn’s Campus: Innovative Expansion
(Holmes Hall) BL 210
Sr. VP Scott Cawood brings you up to speed on the development of new and exciting initiatives to grow Cairn’s campus.


3 pm
Pickleball*

Tennis Courts (3–5 pm)
Children and adults are invited to enjoy a game of pickleball. (sneakers required)


4 pm
Men’s Soccer vs. College of St. Elizabeth
Soccer Field

RSVP Online

Extend your Homecoming experience with two great family visit options:

Lil' Sibs Weekend

Lil’ Sibs Weekend

Current students, invite your little brother or sister to join in the fun of Homecoming Weekend.

Alumni Open House Package

Alumni Open House Package

 An Open House experience tailored especially for alumni and their families including meals and housing for students, discount hotel rates for parents, free concert tickets, gifts, and more! Learn more.

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