Homecoming - Christopher Newport University
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October 26-27, 2018

Welcome Home Captains!

Each year, we look forward to the energy and excitement of Homecoming weekend and we can’t wait to welcome you home on October 26-27. We have much in store for you this year!



Friday, October 26

Schedule of events
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8th Annual Captain's Choice Classic Golf Tournament

Join us for an exciting day of golf on the Peninsula at one of Virginia’s most picturesque courses, James River Country Club. In addition to helping fund scholarships through the Christopher Newport Alumni Society, you will also support Fear2Freedom, a nonprofit organization that empowers communities to prevent and eradicate sexual abuse.

Upon check-in, each golfer will receive a welcome packet and an opportunity to bid on great raffle prizes. A celebration dinner and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. For additional details and sponsorship opportunities, visit homecoming.cnu.edu/golf.

Hosted by the Peninsula Alumni Chapter

James River Country Club
2:30-3:30 p.m. Alumni House Tours

Alumni, family, and friends are invited to tour the breathtaking new Alumni House, the first building on campus named after an alumnus, Gregory P. Klich '84.

Gregory P. Klich Alumni House
3:30-4:30 p.m. Walking Campus Tour

Enjoy a walk through the beautiful, 260-acre campus and learn about the world-class facilities, academic buildings and residence halls on a 45-minute student-led tour.

Admission Welcome Center
6-9 p.m. Shoe Lane Lights: Craft Beer & Wine Festival

The Office of Alumni Relations is excited to host Shoe Lane Lights: Craft Beer & Wine Festival on the lawn of the Alumni House. Each ticket includes food, beer & wine tastings, a rum tasting from a new local distillery, plus a souvenir cup!

Gregory P. Klich Alumni House
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Midnight Madness

CNU's annual Midnight Madness event is the ride of a lifetime! Join various student organizations for a night of games, free food, giveaways and SO MUCH MORE! Let's kick off the homecoming game with a bang!

Freeman Center

Saturday, October 27

Schedule of events
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tailgate Zone/Alumni Alley The Alumni Tailgate Lot (Lot I)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. ArtCNU Exhibits

Falk Gallery

  • Secret Histories - Jonathan Lee

Ferguson Hall Gallery

  • Background for Beauty - Christi Harris and American Glitch
  • Neo Regionalism - Alan Skees
CNU Art Galleries
9:30-11 a.m. Alumni House Pass Tailgate The Alumni House North Lawn
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Alumni House Tours

Alumni, family, and friends are invited to tour the breathtaking new Alumni House, the first building on campus named after an alumnus, Gregory P. Klich '84.

Gregory P. Klich Alumni House
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Little Captain's Carnival

Parents, take a break from the Tailgate Zone and walk over to James River Field for a festival filled with cotton candy, popcorn, face-painting, games, blow-ups, and even a rock wall for the little Captains in your life!

James River Field
12 p.m. Golf Cart Parade

The golf cart parade has become a very popular Homecoming tradition as many CNU clubs and organizations show off their Captain spirit by uniquely decorating CNU’s favorite mode of transportation - golf carts! The route will take carts from the Freeman Center past the David Student Union to James River Field. Find a spot along the route and cheer for your favorite CNU club or organization!

Throughout campus
1 p.m. CNU Football vs. Kean University

Bring your friends and family to POMOCO Stadium to cheer the Captains on to victory over Kean University.

Pomoco Stadium

Homecoming T-Shirts

Support the Christopher Newport Alumni Society and the Class of 2019's Senior Class Gift by purchasing the official Homecoming 2018 shirt. This year's winning tagline was submitted by Tim Eichenbrenner '74 and chosen by you!

"This is your Captain Speaking, Welcome Home!"

The purchase of each Homecoming shirt includes a $5 donation to the Alumni Society and Class of 2019's Senior Class Gift. Shirts are Comfort Colors and come in short sleeve ($16) or long sleeve ($20). Shipping is available for an additional $2.

Shirt Pick Up

If you choose to pick-up your shirt in person, shirts will be available during these times:

Friday, October 26

  • David Student Union Atrium: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Alumni House Portico: 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 27

  • Alumni House Portico: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you choose to ship your shirt, a shipping fee of $2 will be added to your shirt price. Shirts will be shipped following Homecoming weekend.

Alumni House Pass

The Alumni House Pass gives you access to a host of special Homecoming Weekend features and programs, including:

  • VIP Welcome Cocktail Reception with President and Mrs. Trible
    • Friday, 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Alumni House
  • VIP Tailgate Party on the Alumni House North Lawn
    • Saturday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Reserved game-day parking in Lot M with in-and-out privileges (not a tailgating lot)

  • Two tickets to Shoe Lane Lights: Craft Beer & Wine Festival
    • Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. at the Alumni House
  • Reserved parking in Lot M for Friday night’s Shoe Lane Lights: Craft Beer & Wine Festival

  • Two short sleeve Homecoming 2019 shirts

  • An exclusive Christopher Newport Alumni spirit bag at check-in

  • A $50 tax-deductible contribution to the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House

If you have any questions regarding the Alumni House Pass please contact Katie Monteith at (757) 594-8989 or katie.monteith@cnu.edu.


There is open parking on campus during Homecoming Weekend with a few exceptions: Lot M is reserved for those who purchased the Alumni House Pass. Lots D, L, K and I will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, October 26, to begin setup for the Tailgate Zone. These lots will open for those with valid tailgate zone passes on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. –1 p.m. After 1 p.m., these lots will be open parking.