Festive Lineup of Events for Homecoming 2018 This Weekend

A record number of Warrior alumni, families and friends are expected from near and far to celebrate all things Merrimack during Homecoming weekend Oct. 26-28.

  • Homecoming weekend includes a football game against American International College at 1 p.m. Saturday
    Homecoming weekend includes a football game against American International College at 1 p.m. Saturday

Festivities are scheduled to keep everyone busy from Friday afternoon through early Sunday.

It all starts when they drop the puck for the game between the women’s ice hockey team and the University of Vermont at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Lawler Rink in the Merrimack Athletic Complex.

The slate of games continues at 4 p.m., including the Women’s Volleyball Team match against Adelphi University on Hammel Court; Field Hockey taking on Franklin Pierce University inside Merrimack Stadium; and Men’s Soccer Team on the pitch against Assumption College at Martone-Mejail Field.

The Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring this year’s class of athletes and supporters will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Lobby in the MAC. It is a by-invitation event.

The MACKtober Fest featuring games, music and food is scheduled from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. inside Merrimack Stadium.

For those who want a more intimate setting, Augie’s Pub will be serving snacks for those 21-and-over from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Sakowich Campus Center.

The activities for Saturday, Oct. 27 will open with the popular Run of the Warriors 5K run-jog-walk that steps off inside Merrimack Stadium then stretches around campus.

The MACK Talk Breakfast, for deans and faculty members to share the latest in academics, research, and student experiential learning, is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Sakowich Campus Center’s Multi-purpose Room.

At 10 a.m., the Family-Friendly Tailgate and Fall Fest in the Rogers Center for the Arts Parking Lot E opens; along with the Alumni, Parents, and Family Tailgate in the Parking Lot H next to the Sak; and the Young Alumni and Affinity Group Tailgate for those who graduated from 2008-2018 in the Athletic District’s Parking Lot M.

The Beer Garden will open at noon inside Merrimack Stadium.

The day’s athletics begin when the football team takes on American International College on the gridiron at 1 p.m. The pregame and halftime events will include a tribute to Merrimack’s own 2018 NCAA Division II national champion men’s lacrosse team.

Also at 1 p.m., the women’s volleyball team will take on Pace University on Hammel Court.

Homecoming Mass will be celebrated in Cascia Hall at 5 p.m. Worshipers of all faiths are welcome.

The women’s soccer team will take on Saint Anselm College at 6 p.m. on Martone-Mejail Field.

Then, at 8:30 p.m. there will be Big Prize Bingo inside the Sak for students, families and alumni.

Augie’s Pub will be open again for revelers to wrap-up their weekend from 8:30 p.m. until Sunday 1 a.m.

Everyone who wants a big-picture view of everything happening on campus can follow along on social media @merrimackalumni. Photographs taken during the weekend can be shared on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag #BacktotheMack.

Tickets for the games can be purchased either online at www.merrimackathletics.com/homecoming or by telephone at (978) 837-5324. Tickets ordered online for the football game will include an additional $1 service charge. For more information visit https://athletics@merrimack.edu online.

By Office of Communications
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