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2012

October

Sig Ep Reunion

October 26

What: Sig Ep Reunion
When: Oct. 26-27


Class of 1967 Reunion

October 26

What: Madison College Class of 1967 45th Reunion
When: Oct. 26-27

The Madison College Class of 1967 celebrates its 45th reunion.


Class of 1982 Reunion

October 26

What: James Madison University Class of 1982 30th Reunion
When: Oct. 26-27

The JMU Class of 1982 celebrates its 30th reunion.


Class of 1987 Reunion

October 26

What: James Madison University Class of 1987 25th Reunion
When:
Oct. 26-27

The JMU Class of 1987 celebrates its 25th reunion.


Kinesiology/Exercise Science and PHETE Reunion

October 26

What: KIN/Exercise Science and PHETE Reunion
When: Oct. 26-27


Homecoming Alumni Golf Tournament

October 26

What: Homecoming Alumni Golf Tournament (presented by the Harrisonburg Alumni Chapter)
When:
 9:30 a.m.
Where:
Lakeview Golf Course, Harrisonburg, Va.
Cost: $300 per team, $80 per individual

An annual event to kick off Homecoming weekend. Registration includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast, lunch, and an awards presentation. Awards go to the top three teams. Highlights will include awards for closest to the pin, longest drive, and a raffle of JMU Alumni items. Raffle tickets and mulligans will be available for purchase during check-in.


SigEp Golf Tournament

October 26

What: SigEp Golf Outing
When: Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Where: Spotswood Country Club
Cost: $50 a person

The undergraduate chapter has reserved the use of Spotswood Country Club for a SigEp golf tournament. The entry fee entitles you to golf, cart, drinks/snacks on the course, and a cool SigEp event hat. The chapter and AVC is also requesting a donation in any amount, which will go to the SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship Fund — a 501(c)(3) fund managed and controlled by the AVC, in conjunction with headquarters. Funds are used solely for scholarships and leadership education. Register by emailing Darren Appanah.


Social Work 50th Anniversary

October 26

What: 50th anniversary celebration of Social Work degree
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Festival Highlands Room
Cost: $25 a person

Join your fellow Social Work graduates for the degree's 50th anniversary celebration. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an evening program.


Duke Club Scholarship Auction

October 26

What: Signs USA Duke Club Scholarship Auction
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bridgeforth Stadium Club Level

This JMU Duke Club signature event includes both silent and live auction items, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and appearances by JMU coaches and student-athletes. Last year, the scholarship auction raised $45,000. Visit the scholarship auction registration page for more information.


UREC 5k

October 27

What: University Recreation Dukes' 5k Run/Walk
When: Registration - 7 a.m., Race - 8 a.m.
Where: UREC

Kick off gameday with a healthy run/walk through campus, with proceeds benefitting the UREC student employee professional development fund. Visit the UREC website for race details and registration information.


Phi Mu Reunion

October 27

What: Phi Mu Reunion
When: Oct. 27


Phi Mu Alumni Meeting

October 27

What: Chapter meeting of Phi Mu alumni
When: 10:00a.m.
Where: Taylor Hall 306

Join your Phi Mu sisters for its annual Chapter Association meeting.


Alumni Tailgate

October 27

What: JMU Alumni Association gameday tailgate
When: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Godwin Field

All reunion participants will have a designated area to meet up within the fenced tailgate. Price includes all you can eat BBQ, non-alcoholic beverages and beer, kids activities and a DJ.

Reunion groups participating: Class of 1967, Class of 1982, Class of 1987, Kinesiology/Exercise Science and PHETE and Phi Mu.


Homecoming Football Game

October 27

What: JMU vs. Georgia State
When: 3:30p.m.
Where: Bridgeforth Stadium

Purple out and cheer for the Dukes as they take on the Georgia State Panthers. Tickets are available via the JMUSports.com website, or by calling the ticket office at 540-568-DUKE.


Class of 1982 Celebration

October 27

What: 30th reunion celebration for the class of 1982
When: Immediately following the game
Where: Transitions (Warren Hall)

Stop by the reunion party immediately following the game for food, beverages and music.


2013

Residence Hall Banner Contest

October 28

Love your residence hall? The Residence Hall Banner Contest is a great way to show your JMU spirit. Blank banners and contest instructions may be picked up at the Leeolou Alumni Center the week of Oct. 7-11. Designs are due back at the alumni center Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Banners will hang on the face of Godwin Hall during Homecoming Week and voting will take place on the JMU Homecoming Facebook page with prizes going to the winning hall.


Homecoming CAA Blood Drive

October 30

Each CAA institution, including JMU, works with its local blood service center and designates one day during the fall term to conduct a campus-wide blood drive. Student groups, faculty, staff, and alumni are all encouraged to participate. The eleventh annual CAA Blood Challenge was an overwhelming success in 2012, with 4,381 donors and 4,613 productive units of blood collected from nine CAA campuses. Over the past 10 years the CAA Blood Challenge has helped to save 110,157 lives!

JMU's CAA Blood Drive will be held Oct. 30 in Transitions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in partnership with Virginia Blood Services.

The JMU Alumni Association also will host satellite locations through regional chapters in Washington D.C. and Richmond. Specific time and location of those events are TBD.


November

Class of 2003 Reunion

November 1

Your reunion registration page includes all information you need to book your trip back to campus, including hotel accommodations, football ticket information, gameday parking and a complete schedule of reunion events.

Class of 2003 reunion highlights:

  • Welcome reception (Friday, 6:30 p.m.)

  • Homecoming Headquarters (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

  • Campus tours (Saturday, 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)

  • JMU football vs. Villanova (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)

  • Class brunch (Sunday, 10:30 a.m.)

Register for your reunion


AKA Reunion

November 1

Register today for your Homecoming reunion. Your reunion registration page (click the link below) includes all information you need to book your trip back to campus, including hotel accommodations, football ticket information, gameday parking and a complete schedule of reunion events.

AKA reunion highlights:

  • Denim and Pearls meet and greet

  • AKA tailgate

  • JMU football vs. Villanova

  • Homecoming Step Show

Register for your AKA reunion


Class of 1988 Reunion

November 1

Your reunion registration page includes all information you need to book your trip back to campus, including hotel accommodations, football ticket information, gameday parking and a complete schedule of reunion events.

Class of 1988 reunion highlights:

  • Homecoming Headquarters (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

  • Campus tours (Saturday, 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)

  • JMU football vs. Villanova (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)

  • Class party featuring the Skip Castro Band (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)

Register for your reunion


Class of 1983 Reunion

November 1

Your reunion registration page includes all information you need to book your trip back to campus, including hotel accommodations, football ticket information, gameday parking and a complete schedule of reunion events.

Class of 1983 reunion highlights:

  • Homecoming Headquarters (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

  • Campus tours (Saturday, 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)

  • JMU football vs. Villanova (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)

  • Class party featuring the Skip Castro Band (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)

Register for your reunion


Phi Mu Reunion

November 1

Your reunion registration page includes all information you need to book your trip back to campus, including hotel accommodations, football ticket information, gameday parking and a complete schedule of reunion events.

Phi Mu reunion highlights:

  • Silent Auction/Raffle/Chapter meeting (Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.)

  • Homecoming Headquarters (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

  • Campus tours (Saturday, 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)

  • JMU football vs. Villanova (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)

  • Dinner (Saturday, 7 p.m.)

Register for your reunion


Alumni Golf Tournament

November 1

An annual event to kick off Homecoming weekend. Registration includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast, lunch, and an awards presentation. Awards go to the top three teams. Highlights will include awards for closest to the pin, longest drive, and a raffle of JMU Alumni items. Raffle tickets and mulligans will be available for purchase during check-in.

Register for this event


Sig Ep Reunion

November 1

Your reunion registration page includes all information you need to book your trip back to campus, including hotel accommodations, football ticket information, gameday parking and a complete schedule of reunion events.

Sig Ep reunion highlights:

  • Golf tournament (Friday, 1 p.m.)

  • Alumni/Chapter reception (Friday. 7 p.m.)
  • Football tailgate (Saturday, 10 a.m.)

  • JMU football vs. Villanova (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)

Reunion details


Dinner & Dancing (featuring the Skip Castro Band)

November 2

Join your fellow alumni for a postgame party of dinner and dancing in the Festival Grand Ballroom, featuring the Skip Castro Band. Tickets can be purchased via the event registration page (link below). Dinner is included and there will be a cash bar on site. Ticket prices will go up on October 1, so register early!

Hosted by the Classes of 1983 and 1988

Register for this event


October

Door Decorating Contest

October 29

Faculty and staff, show off your JMU spirit by decorating your office door for Homecoming 2013! You have the option to compete as a department or as an individual. There will be sponsored prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, as well as honorable mention.

Entry for this event is now closed. Visit the JMU Homecoming Facebook page the week of Oct. 28 to view contestants.

Please direct any questions to Francesca Simpson, GA for Major events, at 540-568-8884 or simpsofa@dukes.jmu.edu.  


Mr. and Ms. Madison

October 28

Mr. and Mrs. Madison, presented by the Student Government Association, is held every year to select two outstanding senior who embody the Madison Spirit. Voting takes place in the weeks leading up to Homecoming Week online.


Purple Out

October 28

Presented by: The Student Government Association and the Student Alumni Association

Throw on your favorite Purple Out shirt and come to the Festival Lawn, as and members of the Madison community gather together in an opening ceremony to kick off Homecoming Week.

President Alger will be in attendance to kick off the T-shirt distribution, which will serve as the official start to Homecoming Week. The event will also include food and a DJ.

Students will be able to secure a shirt by registering on a link that will be copied to a mass e-mail, on JMU Homecoming Facebook page and on the SGA website.

Students must print their confirmation e-mail or they will not be guaranteed a shirt.


November

Pep Rally

November 1

Location: The Commons

Homecoming kicks off with Purple Out, but the fun really goes to another level at Pep Rally, which ushers in a weekend of purple and gold on campus. Join JMU President Jonathan Alger and members of the JMU community as we welcome alumni back to campus and give the Dukes a boost before their Homecoming football game against CAA rival Villanova. Entertainment includes a performance by the JMU dance team, an appearance by JMU football coach Mickey Matthews and players, music and a raffle for club seats to Saturday's big game. (Rain location: Festival Ballroom)


Homecoming HQ

November 2

Looking for ways to be involved at JMU even when you can't be back on campus?

1. Make a gift

2. Volunteer

3. Update your information

4. Subscribe to alumni news

5. Pitch a story about a Professor You Love


A JMU tailgate is a perfect place to spend a fall Saturday on campus. We'll have food trucks available to purchase food, plus plenty of giveaway items and a DJ. Mix and mingle with JMU celebrities or meet up with your reunion group. Guided campus tours will be leaving from HQ at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The Homecoming HQ tent is located on Godwin Field, right in front of Bridgeforth Stadium. The location is open to the public and no admission is required.

Special Guests

11-12:15: College of Business Dean Mary Gowan

11:30-12:15: JMU President Jonathan Alger

12:30-1: JMU President Emeritus Ronald Carrier

1-1:30: JMU men's basketball coach Matt Brady

PLUS appearances by the JMU cheerleaders and Duke Dog!

Activities

  • Airbrush tattoos and facepainting for "children of all ages" will be provided by Mark Powell, Xtreme 15 Airbrush Tanning & Tattoos. Mark and Bonnie Powell will be celebrating their 15th year airbrushing JMU fans on Homecoming Weekend, so be sure to stop by!
  • Cornhole
  • DJ
  • Contests for “Most Spirited Adult”, “Most Spirited Child”, and more!
  • Photo Booth

The JMU Bookstore will be selling items from the bookstore during the tailgate so be sure to stop by and get some purple for your wardrobe.

Colleges

The following colleges will have information tables set up at Homecoming Headquarters.  Be sure to stop by, say hi to your professors and grab some information about your college!

  • School of Liberal Arts Alumni (alumni who majored in Anthropology, Foreign Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology)

  • School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

  • College of Business

  • College of Education

  • College of Integrated Science and Engineering

Food Vendors

  • Baker’s Dozen Donuts
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Nicecream (nitro ice cream)
  • East Garden dumplings
  • Grilled Cheese Mania
  • Cupcake Company
  • Chick-fil-A

Reunion Groups