Concord University Celebrating Homecoming 2016

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 30 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


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ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University prepares for a blast from the past as Homecoming 2016 approaches. The theme for this year is “Through the Decades” with organizations representing the 1920s, and the 1960s through the 1990s. As always, the celebration is packed with events for alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends of the University, and neighbors in the community.

The Homecoming football game is set for Saturday, Oct. 15 at Callaghan Stadium. Concord’s Mountain Lions take on Notre Dame College with a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Traditionally, Greek and other campus organizations compete for the titles of Homecoming King and Queen. The Homecoming Royalty will be crowned and the winners of other Homecoming competitions will be announced at halftime of the football game.

During the annual Homecoming Parade, the competing organizations will show their parade float, banner, and costumes for judging. Billboards will also be displayed throughout campus as part of the competition.

The Homecoming Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Callaghan Stadium parking lot, goes through the front of campus, down Vermillion Street in Athens, and ends near the Concord United Methodist Church parking lot. Line-up for participants is 4:15 p.m. in the Callaghan Stadium parking lot. Approximately 40 groups and organizations are planning to participate so far this year.

The traditional bonfire in the Valley will follow the parade. This year’s entertainment includes a free concert by Krista Hughes and The Replacements as well as performances from The Ohio Burn Unit. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Concord University Athletic Department’s sixth annual Concord Athletics Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 at Fountain Springs Golf Club in Peterstown, W.Va. Teams are made up of four players, the cost per team is $200, and hole sponsorships are $100. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun tournament start at 8:30 a.m.  Lunch and awards begin at 1 p.m. To register for the tournament, call 304-384-5440, fax 304-384-5117, or email

The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting on Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wilkes Family Chapel in University Point. All Concord University Alumni are invited to attend.

Festivities continue into the evening of Oct. 14 when the Homecoming Lip Sync Contest starts at 8 p.m. in the main gym of the Carter Center.

The Concord University Men’s Soccer Team will be hosting their inaugural alumni game at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15. All players that have participated in the men’s soccer program are encouraged to attend, and there will be a tailgate following the game. If interested in attending, please contact Coach Steve Barrett at 

Game Day on Oct. 15 includes a number of activities. A Mimosa Brunch will be held at 10 a.m. in the President’s House. Reservations may be made online through Oct. 7 at The Alumni Association Tailgate will be on the lawn between the Fine Arts and Science buildings at 11 a.m. The Lion’s Den Tailgate will be held in the Callaghan Stadium parking lot beginning at 11 a.m. Affinity tents, teas, and reunions will also be taking place across Concord’s campus.

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

For more information on Homecoming 2016 at CU email or call 304-384-6311.


Concord University student Ronni Wood wrote this press release as part of

 a journalism practicum in the Office of Advancement. She is from Clothier, W.Va.



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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.