It already feels like one of the busiest weeks of the year on campus – and the guests are only just arriving.
From across the country and around the world, hundreds of Dal alumni will convene in Halifax for Homecoming 2012: more than three days of reunions, events, reminisces and new memories.
The schedule is jam-filled with activities not only for alumni, but students, faculty and staff as well – from receptions and lectures, to a lobster tailgate party, to Tigers sports action.
Here are just a few of the highlights for you to check out. For the full schedule, visit the Dal Homecoming website.
Thursday, September 27
Celebrate Dalhousie alumni! Several fellow alumni will be honoured with Dalhousie Alumni Association Awards for their outstanding accomplishments. Join your friends and colleagues, professors and former classmates for an evening full of celebration.
6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner, McInnes Room, SUB
Friday, September 28
Sara Iverson, "What Marine Animals Can Tell Us About Ocean Ecosystems and Climate Change"
Marine ecosystems are complex and difficult to study, yet we must better understand them in order to ensure the future sustainability of our oceans. Marine animals, from fishes to polar bears, can offer profound insights into the ecosystems they inhabit. Dr. Iverson will give examples of exciting studies of marine animals across the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific, including lessons they are learning from the global Ocean Tracking Network (OTN).
10:30 a.m., Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
President's Reunion Lunch & Class Photos
A special invitation to our milestone anniversary classes: 2002, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1972, 1962, 1952 and earlier. Take this opportunity to reminisce about your time at Dal and catch up with fellow classmates. You never know who you might run into!
12-2 p.m., Shirreff Hall
The Chemistry Building's 100th Anniversary Celebration
The Department of Chemistry celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chemistry Building! The cornerstone of the building was laid in 1912.
(3 p.m. building tour, 4:15 p.m. ceremony outside)
Dentistry, FASS, Computer Science, Architecture & Planning, Engineering and Law are all hosting receptions or dinners in the evening.
Various locations and times
Scotiabank Invitational Women's Volleyball Tournament
The tournament kicks off with StFX vs. SMU at 6 p.m., followed by DAL vs. MUN at 8 p.m. Day and tournament passes available at the gate; Dalhousie students are admitted for FREE with student ID! View the full schedule.
6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Dalplex (games continue through Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday, September 29
Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Please join us for this special event to honour the 2012 inductees for their incredible achievements. More information about previous inductees and the event may be found on the Dalhousie Tigers webpage.
10 a.m. for 10:30 a.m., Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Potter Auditorium
Both the men’s and women’s team will be in action on Wickwire Field, both against Acadia.
1 p.m. women’s, 3:15 men’s, Wickwire Field
Lobster Tailgate Party
Activities will take place on Studley quad all afternoon, including fun stuff for families, entertainment and food and beverages for purchase. Then at 4 p.m., what
could be better on a beautiful fall afternoon than enjoying some lobster and cheering on the Dalhousie Tigers? Don your black and gold, grab a lobster bib, paint on your stripes and come down to Wickwire Field to root for the team! Tickets are $30 or $15 for students and include your lobster meal and entrance to the football game.
4-6 p.m., next to Wickwire Field
Dalhousie Tigers Football vs. Holland College Hurricanes
The Homecoming football game is a chance to show your finest Dalhousie spirit and let loose your greatest ROAR! Purchase tickets in advance, in combination with your Lobster Tailgate ticket, or at the gate.
6 p.m., Wickwire Field
Sunday, September 30
Dalhousie Women's Division Piano Recital and Reception
The Women’s Division of the Dalhousie Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to celebrate the installation of a new grand piano in the Victorian Lounge of Shirreff Hall. The recital will feature students from the Deptartment of Music performing under the direction of Lynn Stodola - solo piano and piano with strings. Reception to follow the recital.
7 p.m., Victorian Lounge, Shirreff Hall (main floor)
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