College traditions are honored because they’re meaningful to people of all different ages and roles at their university. Homecoming is among Capital University’s most celebrated traditions, and whether you're a current student or alumni, this year’s festivities promise to help you create memories that will keep you coming back to Capital for a lifetime.
||Eric S. Smith
We've got the event lineup for Homecoming 2013.
Homecoming Court Elections
Students, cast your vote for Homecoming Court in the Campus Center Lobby during lunch and dinner hours no through lunchtime Thursday, September 26. Choose the top five men and women from the list of candidates to the right.
Wednesday, September 25
Illusionist Michael Kent, 9 pm in the Mezz
Thursday, September 26
Join Activities Management and Planning for a bonfire from 8 to 10 pm on Schaaf Lawn (or in the Campus Center lobby if it rains). President Denvy Bowman will announce the Homecoming Court.
Friday, September 27
Alumni, join us at Foxfire Golf Club for the Homecoming Golf Outing. Tee time is 8:30 am. Register online or call the Alumni Relations Office to register by phone or for more information at 614-236-6701 or toll free 1-866-544-6180.
Capital University women’s soccer will take on College of Mount St. Joseph at 4:30 pm in Bernlorh stadium.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to the Plaza Party from 5 to 7:30 pm. Enjoy food, drinks and live music by MojoFlo, featuring Capital alumni Amber Fisher '08, George Barrie '10, Jake Levy '09, Kevin Bourassa '08, Walter Kolhof '09, Tim Magee '10 and Charles Scott.
Then at 8 pm, come to Mees Hall and enjoy an evening of beautiful choral music at the Capital University Homecoming Choral Concert, And Give You Peace, featuring performances by the 2012 World Choir Games Gold Medal-Winning Chapel Choir, along with Choral Union, Women’s Chorus, The Chordsmen, Philomel and a variety of instrumentalists. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
This concert begins a year of exploring, seeking, finding, making and living peace through the beauty of choral music. The music of this concert will express peace — or the struggle to find it — through a wide range of musical styles and music that includes both the familiar and the new. The audience will recognize familiar favorites:
- I’ve Got Peace Like A River
- Deep River
- I Want Jesus to Walk With Me
- Danny Boy
- Amazing Grace
- Come to the Water
- Plenty Good Room
And will hear music both ancient and modern:
- Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Da Pacem Domine
- Two pieces by Johannes Brahms, which musically depict the beauty of a peaceful evening
- A richly resonant Kyrie by Monteverdi to the well known I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Lookin’ For by U2 and Bono.
Saturday, September 28
Alumni will set off on an early start with the 9 am Crusader Canter, a two-mile walk/run around campus and nearby streets. Register online or call the AlumniRelations Office to register by phone or for more information at 614-236-6701 or toll free 1-866-544-6180.
Then at 10:30, meet your family and friends on the plaza for games, crafts, activities, live music, tailgating, food and fun with our student organizations. CapFest runs through 1:15 pm, and our cornhole tournament, back by popular demand, starts at 1:30 on the lawn north of Mees Hall.
So form your two-person team and register. There is an entry fee of $20 per team, includes a T-shirt. First prize is a customizable cornhole set. Register Online. All proceeds benefit the hosting organization, Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC).
At noon, there will be a brief ceremony on the plaza to dedicate newly inscribed bricks. Capital’s volleyball team also will take on Ohio Northern at noon in The Capital Center Performance Arena. Join us in wearing pink for the game to raise awareness about breast cancer awareness movement. If you don’t have a pink shirt, they will be sold there at cost for just $5.
At 2 pm, cheer on Coach Craig Candeto and your Capital Crusaders as they take on Ohio Northern at Bernlohr Stadium. Read a preview of this and other upcoming athletic competitions at athletics.capital.edu.
After the victory, the entire Cap Family can celebrate during a post-game tailgate at the Alumni House and surrounding areas from 3:30 to 5 pm. Class reunions for alumni will begin at 6:30 pm in The Capital Center.
Students can put their athletic and vocal skills to the test beginning at 10 pm with free bowling and karaoke at Eastland Lanes. Shuttles will leave from the Cotterman Hall parking lot. Bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda and karaoke are free. There also will be a cash bar.
For more information about these or other Homecoming festivities, alumni should call the Office of Alumni Relations. Current students should visit AMP’s Facebook page.