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Homecoming 2013

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It's that time of year when UC Merced opens its doors and welcomes alumni back to campus for our annual Homecoming celebration.

As our Homecoming celebration has grown, we've included more meaningful opportunities to engage with students, reconnect with alumni and stay connected with your alma mater.

Saturday, October 19

REGISTRATION

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kolligian Library Steps
Park in the Le Grand Parking Lot and then check in at the Family Weekend & Alumni Check In table to get the latest schedule of events and tickets for brunch and lunch.

WELCOME BRUNCH

9 to 10 a.m., Kolligian Library 155
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and current and prospective students upon your arrival to campus and snack on some of your favorite UC Merced breakfast dining options. You know you've missed that white chocolate cranberry scone!

CAMPUS TOURS

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Various Locations
Get a tour of campus, housing, Natural Sciences or Engineering to find out what's new since you graduated. Tours leave from their specified information tables on the CTK Quad every 30 minutes.

CAMPUS UPDATE

10 a.m., Lakireddy Auditorium (COB 102), UC Merced
Hear the latest and greatest about UC Merced from top University staff members including Chancellor Dorothy Leland.

INFORMATION FAIR

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carol Tomlinson Keasey Quadrangle
Browse the tables and learn more about what current students on campus are up to with their RCOs and research activities. Make sure you stop by the Student Alumni Association table and introduce yourself!

BUILDING YOUR ALUMNI NETWORK

11 a.m., Classroom & Office Building Room 282, UC Merced
Ever hear the phrase "It's not what you know but who you know"? Meet our UCMAA Board members, learn what they're doing now, what the Board is working on, how you can get involved and ask your questions about Board service and alumni activities.

LUNCH

Noon, Joseph Edward Gallo Gymnasium
Join students and their families for a festive lunch with your favorite faculty and staff. Live student entertainment will bring you back to your own UC Merced days.

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Various locations below
Learn more about your school's research, growth and plans for the future while meeting our Deans and school leadership at these information information sessions.

School of Engineering: Science & Engineering Building Second Floor Breezeway
School of Natural Sciences: Kolligian Library, room 355
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts: Management Building, First Floor

PAST & PRESENT: PRESIDENTS AND PIONEERS

2 - 3:30 p.m., Social Sciences & Management Building Courtyard
Return to UC Merced and celebrate your favorite student organizations' achievements, growth and sustainability while meeting your student successors at our first Past & Present: Presidents & Pioneers event. This event is designed to connect you-one of our first student leaders-with current student leaders at UC Merced.

SAILESH: HYPNOTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

7 & 9 p.m., Merced Theatre, 301 W Main Street
SAILESH has cycloned his unique brand with the art of live entertainment to bring you one wondrous show. His live performances have been described as a cross between the best frat party you’ve ever been to and a live concert. SAILESH’s show takes audience members on a fantastical journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and fun.

Sunday, October 20

WOMEN'S & MEN'S SOCCER vs. EMBRY-RIDDLE

1 & 3 p.m., UC Merced
Cheer on our UC Merced bobcats during our two home soccer matches during Homecoming weekend! Wear your favorite UC Merced gear, paint your face blue or whatever you need to do to get in the UC Merced spirit!

Once a bobcat, always a bobcat!