Homecoming Dates, Timelines & Deadlines

Homecoming Events

Tuesday, Oct. 25-Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Club Olympics (On the Mall)

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • 11 a.m.-1:30 pm: Club Olympics Tug-of-War (On the Mall)
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Homecoming Kickoff Mixer for 50th Reunion and Silver and Sage Society (MSA Annex)
  • 5-7 p.m.: Lighting of "A" Mountain (MSA Annex)

Friday, Oct. 28

  • 12-2 p.m.: Luncheon for 50th Reunion and Silver and Sage Society (Bear Down Building)
  • 2-5 p.m.: Reunion Tours/College Activities (Various locations)
  • 6-7 p.m.: Bear Down Friday (Main Gate Square)
  • 7-8:30 p.m.: Bonfire and Royalty Crowning (West side of Old Main)

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Time TBD: Wildcat for Life Tailgate & Reunion Tent (On the Mall)
  • Time TBD: Football game (Arizona Stadium)

      All events are subject to change.

      Important Deadlines

      • June 10: Colleges should submit their events to be included on printed reunion invite
      • July 1: Colleges should submit their events to be included on the website in time for the reunion invite drop date
      • Sept. 16: Final date for colleges to submit tent reservations and stage performance form
      • Oct. 3: Final event registration deadline for reunion
      • Oct. 7: Tent payment due for colleges

      Information Sessions

      • June 16 
        • Sarah Low, Marc Acuña, Ariana Watson and Cory Aaland tour this year's Homecoming Hub, and go over the calendar of events and deadlines, submission forms and marketing toolkit.
        • Watch a recording of the session.
      • Aug. 24 
        • Lisa Valentine discusses the map and layout for Tents on the Mall, information on loading/setup on Homecoming day, and how to reserve and pay for your tents.
        • Watch a recording of the session.
      • Sept. 15 
        • Marc Acuña, senior director of alumni and student engagement, gives a play-by-play of Homecoming week. From Club Olympics, Homecoming Royalty and Bonfire to Bear Down Friday, Tailgate and Halftime, Marc covers it all! And, Jaynelle Ramon, associate director of digital marketing, offers up social media tips.
        • Watch a recording of the session.

      Alumni Email Send Dates

      • Alumni Insider (all alumni) — May 26
        • "Save the date" content blade
      • Alumni Insider (all alumni) — Aug. 11
        • All Homecoming content
        • Register for events CTA
      • Alumni Insider (all alumni) — Sept. 14
        • All Homecoming content
        • Register for events CTA
      • Arizona regional email — TBD
        • Reminder for central events
      • Recent alumni email — TBD
        • All Homecoming content
        • Register for events CTA
      • Triggered communications begin — TBD
      • Reminder email — TBD