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SSU Homecoming | Alumni & Family Weekend 2019
 
 
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Homecoming Alumni + Family Weekend

We welcome you to campus October 11-12, 2019.

Celebrating the Reunion Classes of:

1989 // 1994 // 1999 // 2004 // 2009 // 2014

Join us in Honoring:

  • 1999 Women's Basketball National Championship Team

  • Greek Organizations

 
 

 

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Thursday, October 10


Manufacturing & Technology Career Fair

11 am–2 pm Thursday Oct. 10
Morris University Ballroom

Shawnee State students and alumni interested seeking a job in manufacturing or technology attend the career fair.

 
 

Friday, October 11


Show Your Shawnee Spirit

All Day Friday Oct. 11
SSU Campus

Shawnee State students, staff & faculty show your Shawnee State spirit by wearing Blue and Gray on Friday. Also, offices, areas and organizations can decorate campus to show your Bear Pride. Shawn E. Bear will judge for the most spirited office for a prize.

Children’s Learning Center 20th Birthday Celebration

3:30 - 5:30 pm Friday Oct. 11
Children’s Learning Center

Help us celebrate the Children’s Learning Center’s 20th Birthday with a celebration! Join us for food, inflatables, and fun.

 

Women’s Tennis vs. Capital

2 pm Friday Oct. 11
Dr. William E. Daehler Tennis Center

Cheer on the women’s tennis team as they host non-conference Capital University at the Dr. William E. Daehler Tennis Center.

Volleyball vs. Mt. Vernon Nazarene

7 pm Friday Oct. 11
Waller Gymnasium

Cheer on the volleyball team as they face the Cougars of Mt. Vernon Nazarene in non-conference action.

 

Saturday, October 12


Dental Hygiene Alumni Day

8 am–3:15 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Flohr Lecture Hall

Shawnee State’s Dental Hygiene Program will be hosting their annual Dental Hygiene Alumni Continuing Education Day. The day will feature presentations on “The Pain Epidemic of the 21st Century”, “Dental Hygienist: Essential Primary Care Providers” presentation by Lancette VanGuilder, and “Informative Poster Presentations” by the Shawnee State Dental Hygiene Students.

Schedule:
7:15 am - 8:15 am - Registration & light breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Morning Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch *included for all day attendees
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Door prizes
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm - Afternoon Session

Registration Fees:
SSU Alumni: $85 Entire Day/$50 Morning or Afternoon Session
Non-SSU Alumni: $95 Entire Day/$55 Morning or Afternoon Session
Dentists: $100 Entire Day/$60 Morning or Afternoon Session
SSU Dental Hygiene Students: $30 Entire Day

Shawnee Open House

10 am Saturday Oct. 12
SSU Campus

The Shawnee State Admissions Office is hosting an Open House on campus for prospective SSU students. Open House is an exciting Saturday event that lets high school juniors and seniors explore campus and all it has to offer on their terms!

At the conclusion, stay and help us celebrate Homecoming.

Hosted by Admissions.

 

Shawnee State Tailgate + Carnival

11 am–5 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Shawnee Turf

Join us for our third annual Tailgate and enjoy good food, refreshments, games and a good time.

Visit Greek Row, a Reunion Years Tent, Bear Club Hospitality Tent, and Manufacturing on the Go.

Food vendors, entertainment, inflatables, facepainting and games for all ages will be on hand and SSU Beer Garden for those of age.

Mingle with alumni, faculty, friends and students while cheering on your SSU Bears. 

Sponsored by the SSU Alumni Association.

Homecoming Parade

12 pm Saturday Oct. 12
SSU Campus

Shawnee State students, family, alumni and Portsmouth Community join us for our third annual Homecoming Parade. Watch floats, student organizations & clubs, student-athletes, Shawn E. Bear, Baxter the Plastics’ Robot and much more march through campus.

Interested in being in the parade? Complete the online form or contact Tiffany Hartman at (740) 351-3115 or thartman@shawnee.edu

 

Women’s Soccer vs. Cumberland

1 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Shawnee Turf

Cheer on the women’s team as they face the Cumberland University in MSC Conference action. During halftime of the women’s game, Shawnee State will be recognizing all past and present Shawnee State Greek Organizations including national organizations of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Delta and local organizations of Delta Sigma Tau and Omega Pi Mu.

Sponsored by the SSU Alumni Association.

Shawnee State Theatre Production:
Little Shop of Horrors

2 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Kahl Theater, Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Little Shop of Horrors is a musical that asks, “how far would you go to win the hand of the one you love?

It is the story of Seymour who is the meek, unassuming assistant in a flower shop. His love is the glamorous Audrey who is involved with a sadistic dentist. 

One day Seymour finds a strange new plant and names it Audrey II after the object of his affection. Surprisingly, Audrey II has a curious appetite for human blood!   But maybe this isn’t all bad. The only troubling question is…where will it all end?

Tickets Costs:
$5.00 - SSU Students
$12.00 - SSU Faculty/Staff & Senior Citizens
$15.00 - General Admission

 

Homecoming Coronation

3 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Shawnee Turf

The 2019-20 Homecoming Royalty will be announced.

Sponsored by Student Life and the SSU Alumni Association. 

Men’s Soccer vs. Cumberland

3:30 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Shawnee Turf

Cheer on the men’s team as they face the Cumberland University in MSC Conference action. During halftime of the men’s game, Shawnee State will be honoring the 1999 Women’s Basketball Team and their 20th Anniversary of the NAIA National Championship.

 

Greek Organization Reception

4 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Morris University Center

Mingle with past and present Shawnee State Greek Organizations members of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Delta, Delta Sigma Tau, and Omega Pi Mu and join us for a special presentation of the Charter Members the national organizations.

Sponsored by the SSU Alumni Association & Student Life.

20th Anniversary of National Championship Team Reception

4:45 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Waller Gymnasium

Join members of the 1999 Women’s Basketball Team and others as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship.

Sponsored by the SSU Alumni Association & Athletics.

 

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game

5 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Waller Gymnasium

All past Shawnee State men’s basketball players will take the court again in the annual Shawnee State Alumni Men’s Basketball Game.

Interested in playing contact Head Coach Delano Thomas at dthomas2@shawnee.edu or (740) 351-3250.

Alumni Soccer Game

5:30 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Shawnee Turf

All past Shawnee State men’s and women’s soccer players will take the field again in the annual Shawnee State Alumni Soccer Game.

 

Alumni Social

7 pm Saturday Oct. 12
Port City Cafe & Pub

Attention all Shawnee State Alumni and Friends, join us for food refreshments and fun! Shawnee State Athletics will announce the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees during the mixer.

Sponsored by the SSU Alumni Association.