Concord University Celebrating Homecoming 2013

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 12 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712


ATHENS, W.Va. - Homecoming at Concord University is set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2013. The annual weeklong celebration is packed with festivities for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University.

The Homecoming football game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Mountain Lions take on the Fairmont State Falcons at Callaghan Stadium. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

Activities are scheduled throughout Homecoming Week. A tradition among Greek organizations and other campus groups is the annual competition for Homecoming Royalty ending with the announcement of the winners at halftime during the football game.

During Concord’s annual Homecoming Parade, candidates and members of their organizations will display floats, banners and costumes as part of the competition. Billboards will also be located around campus. Theme for 2013 is “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.”

The parade is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. on Vermillion Street in Athens. Area businesses, clubs and other organizations interested in placing entries in the parade should email or call 304-384-6286. After the parade Concord homecoming tradition continues with a bonfire in the Valley.

The Career Symposium, in its fifth year at Concord, will be held on Friday, Oct. 4. Sponsored by Concord University’s Advancement/Career Services Office, the event will connect current students with alumni. Concord graduates will speak on a wide variety of career options and offer helpful employment tips for undergraduates. The symposium will allow students to talk with alumni and make important business connections that can be used in obtaining internships or jobs.

For more information on the Career Symposium, contact the Advancement/Career Services Office at or 304-384-5325.

The annual Alumni Reception and Pig Roast are scheduled for Oct. 4 at University Point. The reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall followed by the pig roast at 6 p.m.

RSVP online by Sept. 27 at:

For more information email or call 304-384-5348. Activities continue on Oct. 4 with the Lip Sync Contest at 8 p.m. in the Main Gym of the Carter Center.

Game day festivities on Oct. 5 include a number of activities. A Wedding Vow Renewal for Concord couples will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Wilkes Family Chapel at University Point.

To participate in this new Concord alumni event, register by Sept. 27 by visiting


An Alumni Brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at University Point. RSVP online by Sept. 27 at:

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity will hold a time capsule dedication at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place on the lawn between the Jerry and Jean Beasley Student Center and Sarvey Hall.

An Open House will be held at the President’s House from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The Lion’s Den Tailgate opens at 12 noon at the football stadium main lot. This event is reserved for invited guests and members of the Concord University Alumni Association.

A post-game concert featuring The Boatmen and Gage will be held on the Carter Center Lawn. There is no admission charge. Tau Kappa Epsilon will hold an alumni golf outing at Pipestem State Park on Sunday, Oct. 6.

For more information on Homecoming 2013 email or or call 304-384-6311 or 304-384-5348.

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Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.