Hoboken, NJ – Stevens Institute of Technology announced its schedule for Homecoming 2011, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 14-15, in conjunction with the Inauguration of Stevens’ seventh president, Dr. Nariman Farvardin. Homecoming will feature eight different Duck teams in action as well as a variety of other exciting events for alumni, students, staff, faculty, parents, fans, and friends of Stevens Athletics.
“We look forward to welcoming back our alumni and their families on October 14 and 15 for our annual homecoming weekend,” said Director of Athletics Russell Rogers (Branchburg, N.J.). “In what is our ninth anniversary for the event, the committee has put together an exciting and comprehensive schedule of activities that provides something of interest for everyone. Homecoming truly is a great time for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to come together and celebrate all of the great things that Stevens has to offer.”
The weekend gets underway on Friday at 2 p.m. with a community viewing of the Inauguration Ceremony for the Seventh President of Stevens Institute of Technology – Dr. Nariman Farvardin. The event will be shown live on Palmer Lawn and will be immediately followed by a reception in the same location beginning at 4 p.m.
Homecoming Saturday is slated to start with the first of three Stevens women’s volleyball matches in Canavan arena at 10 a.m. Stevens will induct the 2011 Hall of Fame class beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Bissinger Room of the Wesley J. Howe Center. Tickets for that event are $35 for adults and $10 for children, and advanced registration will be available online shortly.
Women’s soccer will be the first outdoor sport in action, as the Ducks will take on Empire 8 rival Alfred University at 11 a.m. at the De Baun Athletic Complex. The men’s and women’s cross country teams will be in action at Liberty State Park as the squads host the Collegiate Track Conference Championships starting at 11 a.m. as well.
A free community BBQ will run throughout the day. The first block will be from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and the second will go from 4-6 p.m.
Women’s volleyball’s second match will be at 12 p.m. in Canavan against SUNY New Paltz, and the nationally-ranked men’s and women’s swimming teams will take on in-state rival Montclair State University at 1 p.m. in the De Baun Aquatic Center.
Field hockey will be up next on the De Baun turf, hosting conference rival Elmira College at 2 p.m., and women’s volleyball will close its day against Rutgers University- Camden at the same time inside of Canavan Arena.
There will be a President’s Reception from 3-5 p.m. in a location to be determined, and the final athletic contest of the day will feature the men’s soccer team taking on fierce rival Ithaca College at 5 p.m. at the De Baun Athletic Complex.
Admission to any and all athletic events throughout the day is $4. Stevens students, faculty, and staff as well as children under 12 will be admitted free of charge.
Please visit www.stevensducks.com for more information.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.