Big crowd expected for Brock Homecoming weekend

Homecoming weekend is almost here and more than 500 Brock University alumni are expected to attend the festivities being held on and off campus Sept. 16-18.

There is still time to register and celebrate an incredible weekend with fellow alumni at the much-anticipated Red Dinner, the Alumni Recognition Reception and Class Reunions.

Homecoming is one of the biggest weekend events at the University, featuring everything from reunions and athletic events to entertainment and themed celebrations.

Badger pride will be on full display throughout the weekend as grads join students and fans at the Alumni Turf Field for a variety of varsity athletics throughout the weekend.

To kick off the weekend, Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Centre is hosting the first-ever, all-ages Homecoming Tailgate Party starting at 4 p.m. featuring a beer tent, BBQ, music and family-friendly events.

That evening, the Brock Badgers men’s hockey team will make history by playing their first game at the Meridian Centre, facing-off against the Guelph Gryphons in the annual Steel Blade Classic.

During the Alumni Recognition Reception on Saturday, Sept. 17, Brock will toast all the new cameo pin recipients.

The following distinguished alumni and faculty graduate award recipients will be honoured during the reception:

2016 Brock University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award:

  • Ryan Pallotta (BSM ’09)

2016 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award:

  • Dino Miele (BA ’04, MEd ’10)

2016 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award:

  • Leonard Kirk (BA ’89)

2016 Faculty of Mathematics and Science Distinguished Graduate Award:

  • David Grimes (BSc ’75)

2016 Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award:

  • Brenda Herchmer (B.RLS ’86)

2016 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award:

  • Anne Sutherland Boal (BA ’75)

2015 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award:

  • Jason Sparaga (BBA ’93)

The following is a full list of Homecoming events:


12-1:30 p.m. Grape Stomp (Jubilee Court)

4 p.m. Free pre-game Tailgate party (Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts)

7 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Guelph, RBC Steel Blade Classic (Meridian Centre)

7:30 p.m. The Ash Mouth Man (MIWSFPA)

8 p.m. Alumni Pub Night (Mansion House)


11 a.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Algoma — Alumni Turf Field

1 p.m. Men’s Rugby vs. TBD — Rugby Pitch

1 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Algoma — Alumni Turf Field

1 p.m. Baby Badger Programming hosted by Youth University (Walker Complex)

1 p.m. Free Family Swim (Check in at the Cage, Walker Complex)

1 p.m. Virtual Tour of the Goodman School of Business (Meet in Schmon Tower Lobby)

1 and 2:30 p.m. Tour of MIWSFPA (Meet in Schmon Tower Lobby)

1 and 2:30 p.m. Campus Tours (Meet in Schmon Tower Lobby)

1 and 2:30 p.m. Tunnel Tours (Meet in Schmon Tower Lobby)

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Ash Mouth Man (MIWSFPA)

4 p.m. Alumni Recognition Reception (Scotiabank Atrium, Cairns Complex)

5 p.m. Red Dinner (In front of Schmon Tower)


9 a.m. Terry Fox Run (Lakeside Park Carousel in Port Dalhousie)

2 p.m. The Ash Mouth Man (MIWSFPA)


In addition to the amazing lineup of events taking place all weekend, there are many class reunions taking place. Click here for more information.


Complementary parking is available in Zone 1 for Homecoming events Saturday.

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