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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, Sept 23

1:30 & 4:00 pm      Avila Soccer vs. Benedictine College – Zarda Complex Field
It’s time to get in the Homecoming spirit with the first Homecoming games of the week! Wearing your finest purple and gold, help us cheer on the Women’s (at 1:30 pm) and the Men’s (at 4:00 pm) soccer teams to a victory against Benedictine College!

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Thursday, Sept 24

5:30 – 7:30 pm      President’s Circle & Arts at Avila Opening Night Reception – Jeanne Hamilton Olofson Plaza
This reception is for supporters of the Arts at Avila program. Join fellow theatre lovers for a champagne toast to officially kick off the theatre season. To learn how to join Arts at Avila, call 816-501-3689. By invitation only.

7:30 pm      Goppert Theatre Presents: The Nerd by Larry Shue
Contact the box office at 816-501-3699 or box.office@avila.edu to purchase your tickets. $10 for a single ticket, $8 for a senior citizen ticket.

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Friday, Sept 25

10:30 – 11:00 am      Heritage Meet & Greet Reception – Orscheln Chapel Lobby
Reconnect with your classmates prior to Mass.

11:00 am      Heritage Mass – Orscheln Chapel
Join in our annual celebration of the heritage of Avila University and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Mass includes a beautiful choral presentation by the Avila University Singers.

12:15 pm      Heritage Luncheon – Whitfield Center
This annual luncheon honors and celebrates the members of the Avila Heritage Society, individuals who have designated a gift to Avila in their estate plans, or established a named endowed scholarship. Members of the class of 1965 will be honored with their 50-year pin. Campus tours following.

1:30 pm      Avila Women's Volleyball vs. Haskell Indian Nations University – Mabee Fieldhouse
Wear your purple and gold as you cheer on the Lady Eagle’s at the Homecoming Volleyball game!

2:30 pm      1965 Class Reunion & Reception – Marian Center
Celebrating 50 years! Join other ’65 alums for a special reception and pick up your Reunion Booklet.

5:00-7:00 pm      Former Faculty & Staff Reception – McCullough Courtyard
All former Avila Faculty and Staff are invited to come back to campus and enjoy an evening
reception with past co-workers and friends.

5:00-7:30 pm      Eagle Madness – Mabee Fieldhouse
Join Avila students, faculty, staff and alumni for dancing, music, performances, contests and more as you meet all the fall sports teams and their coaches. This is a great, free activity for the family. Bring the kids!

6:00 pm      Dinner Theatre (Parent Night) – Goppert Lobby
Dinner and a show is always a good time! Join friends for a delicious prime rib dinner prior to the play, The Nerd by Larry Shue. Tickets are $28 per person and include dinner and the play.

7:30 pm      Goppert Theatre Presents: The Nerd, a hilarious comedy! Contact the box office at 816-501-3699 or box.office@avila.edu to purchase your tickets. $10 for a single ticket, $8 for a senior citizen ticket.

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Saturday, Sept 26

10:00 am      Tour of Campus – Foyel Hall
Meet your tour guides at Foyle Hall. Check out the transformations across campus from Glenna Wylie Hall to the Learning Commons.

11:00 am      Tailgate & BBQ – Thompson Hall & McCarthy Observation Deck
It’s Jack Stack BBQ on the lunch menu for the annual (and very popular) Homecoming Tailgate. Bring the family, meet Dom the Eagle and help us cheer on the Eagles football team. $7 per person.

1:00 pm      Avila Homecoming Football vs. Culver-Stockton College – Zarda Complex Field
Make sure to wear your purple and gold as you join us on the hill to cheer on your Avila Eagle
Football team to a win against rival Culver-Stockton Wildcats.

3:15-5:00 pm      Alumni Choir Rehearsal – Orscheln Chapel, Foyel Hall
Join us for a reunion and rehearsal to prepare the pieces you’ll be performing at Sunday’s Alumni Mass.

4:30 pm      Alumni Happy Hour – Waldo
Join alumni for drinks and appetizers at the Well in Waldo, 7421 Broadway, KCMO, Waldo Room. The $10 registration includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Plan to go to the tailgate, as well? Happy Hour and Tailgate ticket combo for $15.

5:00 pm      Alumni Reception – Marian Center Alumni Lounge
It’s the perfect pre-party for Dinner Theatre. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served during this reception.

6:00 pm      Dinner Theatre (Alumni Night) – Goppert Lobby
Enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner prior to the play, The Nerd by Larry Shue. Tickets are $28 per person and include dinner and the play.

7:30 pm      Goppert Theatre Presents: The Nerd by Larry Shue
See Thursday evening’s schedule for a synopsis of the play.

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Sunday, Sept 27

11:00 am      Alumni Mass – Orscheln Chapel
Includes a special performance by the Avila Alumni Choir.

12:15 pm      Alumni Awards Ceremony & Luncheon – Whitfield Center
Join us to honor and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our talented alumni at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. Click here for a full listing of our 2015 awardees, or click here to send a note of congratulations.

2:00 pm      Goppert Theatre Presents: The Nerd, a hilarious comedy! Contact the box office at 816-501-3699 or box.office@avila.edu to purchase your tickets. $10 for a single ticket, $8 for a senior citizen ticket.