Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Family Events - Homecoming & Family Weekend

2019 Family Schedule of Events

A registration fee of $15 per family applies and includes many of the weekend's events.

Friday, October 4

Time Event
10:30 a.m. Arrival

11 a.m. Shotgun Start

Thomas B. Croyle '70 Memorial Golf Tournament - Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive

Lunch, on-course beverages, and post-play hors d’oeuvres provided. A collared shirt is required. Cargo shorts and denim are not allowed.

$125 per person

Advance registration required

3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In and Registration - Krapf Gateway Center

All are encouraged to sign-in, pick up your itinerary and Lycoming Athletics passes, and enjoy snacks with alumni and friends. Parents and families can also check-in for the Beer & Pretzel Tent at the registration table, allowing you to by-pass the line at the door.

4 p.m.

Barbara Haller Endowed Lectureship in Biology and Chemistry - G-11, Heim Science Building

Enjoy a presentation from Jeff Musselman '03, brew master at Millworks in Harrisburg, PA. Jeff began his career as a chemist at Merck, but left that industry to enroll in the master brewer program UC Davis. His brewing career includes positions at Weyerbacher and Tröegs. Immediately following the lecture, enjoy dinner in the Jane Schultz Room of the Wertz Student Center.

RSVP to Debbie Smith at

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Food Truck Festival - College Place

Plan to spend time on College Place where alumni, parents, students and friends can enjoy dinner from local favorite food trucks on campus for the evening.

Please Note: Several vendors only accept cash. An ATM is available on the second floor of the Wertz Student Center. College Place will be closed to all traffic to accommodate this festival.

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Senior Class Reception with the President - Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center

President Kent Trachte and Dr. Sharon Trachte invite members of the senior class and their families to a reception in Burchfield Lounge. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is open to members of the Class of 2020 and their families. 

Advance registration required.

5 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Match:  Lycoming vs. Nazareth - Lamade Gym

6 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.

Cruisin’ with Dean Kilpatrick and the CEAE - 2205 Hiawatha Boulevard, Williamsport

6 to 7 p.m. — First Cruise (the boat will leave the dock at 6 p.m. sharp; you are encouraged to arrive by 5:45 p.m.)

7:15 to 8:15 p.m. — Second Cruise (the boat will leave the dock at 7:15 p.m. sharp; you are encouraged to arrive by 7 p.m.)

Mingle with Lycoming families, Dean Kilpatrick, and the staff from the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences while enjoying an ice cream sundae bar aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat!

$15 per person
$15 per Lycoming student

Advance Registration Required

Please Note: Lycoming families and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Hiawatha, located at 2205 Hiawatha Boulevard, Williamsport.

7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Match:  Lycoming vs. RIT - Lamade Gym

7:30 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Concert Clarke Chapel

Join the Lycoming College Band and Chamber Choir for an evening performance featuring talented Lycoming students.

7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Beer & Pretzel Tent - Fultz Quadrangle

Make plans to attend the event that kicks Homecoming into high gear! Gather with new and old friends for snacks, and fill your glass with beverages brewed by talented Lycoming alumni, including Fleur de Lis, Yuengling, and Tröegs beers. This event is open to all alumni, family members, as well as seniors (Class of 2020) who are aged 21 and older.  Parents/family members may use the online form to register, but students MUST pre-register in the student involvement office on the 3rd floor of the Wertz Student Center by September 20 to be able to attend. 

$10 per person

Advance registration required.

8 p.m.  Bonfire on the Quad - Fultz Quadrangle
Enjoy visiting with students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends around a huge fire as we eat s'mores and get pumped up for the athletics competition and activities to be held this weekend!

Saturday, October 5

Time Event
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Krapf Gateway Center Open House Krapf Gateway Center

All are encouraged to sign in, pick up your itinerary and complimentary Lycoming Athletics passes, and enjoy a snack with alumni and friends. Explore Lycoming’s newest building that features a rock climbing wall, café, study rooms, premier lecture space, and the new home for Outdoor Leadership & Education, Admissions, the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, and the Office of Advancement.

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Career Closet Clothing Drive - Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, Krapf Gateway Center

Help Lycoming students dress for success! The Career Closet on campus is in need of business professional and business casual attire in excellent condition. Donations of clean, up-to-date but conservative styles of clothing in all sizes for men and women will be accepted during Homecoming & Family Weekend.

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Academic Center Open House Renovations on 2nd and 3rd floor

Check out the modernized classrooms, hallways, lounges, and computer labs in the Academic Center.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Archives Open House - The College Archives, located in Snowden Library

Join us for a stroll down memory lane. Please consider donating your own College memorabilia and documents to our growing collection.

9 a.m. Brandy Lee Sudol Auction East Hall Coffee House

Gamma Delta Sigma invites you to a basket raffle held to honor the memory of a lost sister, Brandy Lee Sudol '91, who died of Hodgkin’s disease. Funds raised will support a scholarship in Brandy’s honor.
10 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

Planetarium Shows - Lynn Science Center

Enjoy a Planetarium show in the Detwiler Planetarium.
Shows will be held at 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on a first come, first seated basis.  

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“OX” Roast Tailgate Lunch - Shangraw Athletic Complex

Join alumni, friends, and families for a tailgate lunch under the tent at the Shangraw Athletic Complex. Lycoming’s fraternity, Theta Chi (OX), enjoyed a long-standing tradition of slow-roasting beef overnight in a fire pit before serving it up on sandwiches at the Homecoming football games. Theta Chi alumni will again recreate the “OX” Roast for Homecoming and can’t wait to see you there. This event is family-friendly.

$15 per person
$15 per Lycoming student

Advance registration required.

Menu: Beef pit sandwiches with dipping sauces, roasted corn chowder, homemade chips, cookies, lemonade and water. 
We will not be able to offer substitutions on this menu for those with dietary restrictions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

12 p.m. 
Football Game: Lycoming vs. Delaware Valley - David Person Field

Show your Warrior pride by sitting in the combined alumni and student section.

12:30 p.m.

Women's Soccer Match: Lycoming vs. Widener - UPMC Field, Shangraw Athletic Complex

3:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer Match: Lycoming vs. Widener - UPMC Field, Shangraw Athletic Complex

4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Match:  Lycoming vs. Nazareth Lamade Gym

5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Lycoming Party at Pine Square - 343 Pine Street

Head downtown to Pine Square, the hot spot to find alumni, students, families, and plenty of Warrior spirit! Food and beverage are available for purchase at The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House and The Stonehouse Wood-Fired Pizza and Pasteria, as well as Boom City Brewing Co., just outside of Pine Square.

6:30 p.m.

The Campaign for a Greater Lycoming Celebration - Keiper Recreation Center

This event is by invitation only and advance registration is required.

We cannot accept walk-in registrations.

8 p.m.

Family Friendly Entertainment Clarke Chapel

More infomation coming soon!

Sunday, October 6

Time Event
10:30 a.m.

Chapel ServiceClarke Chapel

Attend an Ecumenical Chapel Service that includes a musical interlude by a combined student and alumni choir.

All are welcome.

Register Online

Deadline for reservations (and cancellations) is September 26. Refunds cannot be offered after this date.

  • Complimentary athletics event tickets will be available at the registration table in the Krapf Gateway Center.
  • Please call the Alumni Office with any questions at 570-321-4370 or 800-345-3920 ext. 4376 or email
  • Please note, if you would like to have a printed Homecoming & Family Weekend Registration Form mailed to you, please contact the Alumni Office.