Concord University Celebrating Homecoming 2014

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 29 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         




ATHENS, W.Va. – Plans for Homecoming 2014 are in full swing at Concord University. The annual 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. 11. The Mountain Lions take on the Urbana University Blue Knights at Callaghan Stadium. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

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 2014 is “Greek Mythology.”

The parade is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9 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.  Entertainment will be provided by GAGE and the Ohio Burn Unit Show.

The Career Symposium, in its sixth year at Concord, will be held on Friday, Oct. 10. Sponsored by Concord University’s Advancement/Career Services Office, the event will connect current students with alumni. Concord graduates will visit classrooms to speak on a variety of career options and offer helpful employment tips for undergraduates. The symposium will allow students to talk with alumni and make important professional 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.

A Rededication Ceremony for the J. Frank Marsh Library will be held at the library on Oct. 10 at 3 p.m.

The annual Alumni Pig Roast is scheduled for Oct. 10 in the Pais Fellowship Hall in University Point. The event begins at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Boatmen. RSVP online by Oct. 3 at: For more information email or call 304-384-5348.

Activities continue on Oct. 10 with the Lip Sync Contest at 8 p.m. in the Main Gym of the Carter Center. An Alumni After Hours event will be held that evening at Brandon’s BBQ & Grille in Pipestem beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Game day festivities on Oct. 11 include a number of activities. An Alumni Brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Pais Fellowship Hall in University Point. The gathering features a Meet & Greet with former Concord professors. RSVP online by Oct. 3 at:

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.

For more information on Homecoming 2014 email or or call 304-384-6311 or 304-384-5348.

Visit for additional gatherings and events and updates to the Homecoming schedule.


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.