Homecoming Information

Homecoming Information

There’s no place like Homecoming at TCNJ, so make plans now to return to campus this October 17–18 and join the celebration.

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Homecoming 2008 kicks off with a party in the Rat on Friday, October 17, from 6–11 p.m. What better way to start your weekend than by gathering with old friends, roommates, and teammates in the pub where everyone used to know your name?

Saturday, October 18, is Homecoming Day, and will feature something for everyone. Alumni with children will want to check out the family-friendly Kid’s Zone—Noon–4 p.m. in Lot 4—which will feature rides, inflatables, and Radio Disney broadcasting.

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All alumni and their families are also invited to join President Gitenstein at a special BBQ lunch, which will take place from Noon–1:30 p.m. on the Sundial Lawn. (Registration required; see information below.)

Tailgating will take place from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. in Lots 3–6. See the information below about the new setup and regulations in effect this year.

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At 11 a.m., head over to the Soccer Complex to watch Coach Joe Russo MEd ’82 lead the women’s soccer team against William Paterson. Then, at 2 p.m. in Lions’ Stadium, Coach Eric Hamilton ’75 will lead the Lions football team against William Paterson. The Homecoming 2008 King and Queen will be crowned on the stadium field during halftime. Stick around after the game for an all-ages concert with Drop Dead Sexy in Lot 4.

Homecoming 2008 will also include tours of campus, performances by student music groups, an Omega Psi Phi party in the Brower Student Center, and much more. A full, up-to-date schedule of events is available at www.tcnjalumni.org. Check the Web site often in the days leading up to October 17–18, as the information in this article could change.

More than 4,000 of your fellow alumni came back for last year’s Homecoming. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better, so make the trip back to campus this October. We look forward to seeing you!

Tailgating Information

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Tailgating will take place in Lots 3–6 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Space is limited this year due to construction on the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building, so please plan accordingly. No kegs, funnels, or bottles are allowed! Visit www.tcnjalumni.org for complete tailgating rules.

The Department of Athletics will be hosting a tailgate in Lot 3. Stop by to see an old coach or teammate. More information is available at www.tcnjalumni.org.

Parking Info

General parking for Homecoming is located in the Lions’ Stadium Parking Deck. Alumni who wish to tailgate should park in Lots 3–4.

Hotel Information

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A block of rooms at the Marriott Courtyard Ewing/Hopewell is being held for alumni coming to town for Homecoming. The hotel is located on the left off I-95 (Exit 3A) on Scotch Road, 2.5 miles from TCNJ in Ewing, NJ. Contact the Marriott directly at 609.771.8100 and mention “TCNJ Homecoming” to receive the special rate of $134 per night. Reservations must be made by 9/17/08 to receive the special rate.

A block of rooms is also being held at Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard. Contact the hotel directly at 609.421.4000 and mention “TCNJ Homecoming” to receive the special rate of $84 per night. Reservations must be made by 9/26/08 to receive the special rate.


You can register via the Lions’ Online Alumni Community at www.tcnjalumni.org.

That site will also have the most up-to-date information on Homecoming 2008. If you have not yet visited the site, click on “First Time Login” from the toolbar and follow the steps listed.

Family Day at TCNJ

Every fall, TCNJ welcomes parents and family members to campus for Family Day, which this year coincides with Homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 18. Family Day will offer a fun and informative series of activities and events, including a Sibling Sleepover, Cook-Off Competition, and much more!

Plan to spend a wonderful day with your son or daughter at TCNJ. For further information and to inquire about opportunities for parent involvement in Family Day and other initiatives, e-mail the Office of Student Activities at sa@tcnj.edu, or access the Parent and Family Web page at www.tcnj.edu/~sa/parents/.

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