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23 | SEPTEMBER
Tuesday
Soccer

Avila Soccer vs. Sterling College
1pm & 3:30pm | Avila Soccer 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 1pm) and the Men’s (at 3:30pm) soccer teams to a victory against Sterling College!

25 | SEPTEMBER
Thursday
Former Faculty and Staff

Former Faculty & Staff Reception
5 - 7pm | Sr. Marie Joan Harris, CSJA, Ph.D. Science & Health Complex

All former Avila Faculty and Staff are invited to come back to campus and enjoy an evening reception with past co-workers and friends

Arts at Avila

Arts at Avila Opening Night Reception
7:15 - 8pm | Goppert Theatre Lobby

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.

Theatre

Goppert Theatre Presents
The Complete History of America (abridged)

8pm | Goppert Theatre

When more than 600 years of history is crammed into 6,000 seconds of breathless slapstick and satire, you have to expect quite a few shortcuts and sharp turns to get there! Cultural chaos and patriotic pandemonium erupt to hilarious heights in this lively romp through our nation’s celebrated and sometimes sordid past. The Great American Melting Pot runneth over with plenty of playful pokes and jaunty jabs at the “us” of the USA! Indeed, a country that knows how to laugh at itself is a happy one, wrinkles, warts and all!

26 | SEPTEMBER
Friday
Heritage Meet and Greet

Heritage Meet & Greet Reception
10:30 - 11am | Orscheln Chapel

Reconnect with your classmates prior to Mass.


Heritage Mass

Heritage Mass
11am | 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.

Heritage Award

Heritage Luncheon
12:15pm | 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 1964 will be honored with their 50-year pin.

50th Year Reunion

1964 Class Reunion
2:30 - 4:30pm | Marian Center Alumni Lounge

It’s been 50 years since we’ve graduated from Avila College. Can you believe it? Come back to campus to celebrate, connect with classmates, and reminisce!

Volleyball

Women's Volleyball vs Johnson & Wales
3pm | Mabee Fieldhouse

Wear your purple and gold as you cheer on the Lady Eagle’s at the Homecoming Volleyball game!  Game starts at 3pm…bring your foam fingers!

Eagle Madness

Eagle Madness
5 - 7:30pm | 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!

25 Year Reunion

1989 Class Reunion
6 - 8pm | Whitfield Center

Come back to campus to connect with classmates, reminisce about your Avila College days and see recent campus improvements. Free to attend for you and a guest. Includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages and items on view from the Avila Archives.

Dinner Theatre

Dinner Theatre
6:30pm | Goppert Lobby

Dinner and a show is always a good time!  Join friends for a delicious prime rib dinner prior to the play, The Complete History of America (abridged).  Tickets are $28 per person and include dinner and the play and can be purchased by calling the Alumni Office at 816-501-3780.

Dom's Flight 2nd Annual Pub Crawl
7pm | Waldo

Can you swing a mean ping pong paddle?  Got what it takes to win in ring toss??  Recruit a team of six and join fellow alumni in Waldo to compete in Pub Games during the Pub Crawl! Winning team members will be awarded with a financial gift and presented the coveted trophy during the half time show of the homecoming football game. Register Today! 

Theatre

Goppert Theatre Presents
The Complete History of America (abridged)

8pm | Goppert Theatre

See Thursday evenings' schedule for a synopsis of the play.

27 | SEPTEMBER
Saturday
Tailgate and BBQ

Alumni Service Project: STOP Hunger Now
9am - 10:45am | Pavilion

Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life-saving aid to children and families all over the world. You can help. Register today!

Tailgate and BBQ

Tailgate & BBQ
11am | Thompson Hall Lobby & McCarthy Observation Deck

The National Champion Avila Cheer Squad will get you ready to cheer on the Eagles at the football game and there are always great giveaways!  $5 per person.

Football

Homecoming Football Game: Eagles vs. Central Methodist University
1pm | Avila Football Field

It’s a battle of the Eagles!! 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 CMU Eagles.

Alumni Reception

Alumni Reception
5pm | Learning Commons

Calling ALL Alumni! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served during this progressive reception. We will kick things off in the newly completed Learning Commons and then mix and mingle our way across campus hitting all the new hot spots along the way!  It’s the perfect pre-party for Dinner Theater!

Dinner Theatre

Dinner Theatre (Alumni Night)
6:30pm | Goppert Lobby

It’s Alumni Night at Dinner Theatre!  Enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner prior to the play, The Complete History of America (abridged).  Tickets are $28 per person and include dinner and the play and can be purchased by calling the Alumni Office at 816-501-3780.

Theatre

Goppert Theatre Presents
The Complete History of America (abridged)

8pm | Goppert Theatre

See Thursday evenings' schedule for a synopsis of the play.

 

28 | SEPTEMBER
Sunday

Alumni Mass
11am | Orscheln

Includes a special performance by the Avila Alumni Choir

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
12:15pm | Whitfield Center

Join us to honor and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our talented alumni at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. View the 2014 Award Honorees.

Theatre

Goppert Theatre Presents
The Complete History of America (abridged)

8pm | Goppert Theatre

See Thursday evenings' schedule for a synopsis of the play.