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‘Rocket to the Moon’ at Homecoming this week

Ready to have a blast? “Rocket to the Moon, Stars and Beyond” for The University of Toledo’s Homecoming!

Homecoming Logo 2013 2 color Spot 2.aiTake a look at the out-of-this-world events planned for this year’s celebration of school spirit. Homecoming week activities will include:

Tuesday, Oct. 1

• Midnight Breakfast, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., Parks Tower. A $2 donation will let you eat breakfast super-early or really late! Blue Key will host a game show on UT traditions.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

• Festival Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Centennial Mall. Check out the free food, games, music and fun! The top 10 Homecoming candidates will be announced.

• T-Shirt Exchange, Student Union Steps, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a shirt from any other school to donate and receive a free UT T-shirt courtesy of Student Government.

• “An Out-of-This-World Rocket Experience,” 7 and 8 p.m., Ritter Planetarium. Journey into space at this program, and meet Rocky and Rocksy!

Thursday, Oct. 3

• College of Business and Innovation Alumni Affiliate Dean’s Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Toledo Club Belvedere Room, 235 14th St. Program on “Ranked and Recognized: How the UT College of Business and Innovation Equals Jobs, Progress and Success” starts at 8 a.m. Register for free program by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at 419.530.ALUM (2586) or shirley.grzecki@utoledo.edu.

• Good Morning Commuters Breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m., Student Union South Lounge. Stop by for some free food, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement.

• T-Shirt Exchange, Student Union Steps, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a shirt from any other school to donate and receive a free UT T-shirt courtesy of Student Government.

• Law Alumni Affiliate Awards Reception, 5:30 p.m., Law Center Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Lounge. Register for this free event by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at 419.530.ALUM (2586) or shirley.grzecki@utoledo.edu.

• Homecoming Wine Country Tour, 6 to 8 p.m., William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion. The UT Alumni Association is partnering with Heidelberg Distributing Co. to present 40 to 60 different wines from vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and the Pacific northwest wine region. Hors d’oeuvres also will be served. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP: 419.530.ALUM (2586) or shirley.grzecki@utoledo.edu.

• Electronic Dance Music Rocketfest, 7 p.m., Memorial Field House lawn. Receive free glow sticks and neon shirts at this concert sponsored by Campus Activities and Programming. The top five Homecoming candidates will be announced.

Friday, Oct. 4

• Golden Anniversary Class of 1963 Luncheon, 11:15 a.m., Driscoll Alumni Center Schmakel Room. Following the lunch, the group will take a bus tour of Main Campus.

• Homecoming Alumni Gala and Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m., Student Union Auditorium. The Alumni Association will present this year’s Blue T, Gold T and Edward H. Schmidt Young Alum Award, and college and affiliate award winners will be honored. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Alumni Office at 419.530.ALUM (2586) or shirley.grzecki@utoledo.edu.

• Bonfire, the Flatlands, 7:30 p.m. Psyche up for the Toledo-Western Michigan game! There’ll be free food and music by WXUT.

• UT Marching Band Reunion, 9:30 p.m., Trotters Tavern, 5131 Heatherdowns Blvd.

Saturday, Oct. 5

• The Edward C. Schmakel Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m. Sponsored by Blue Key, the parade will begin at West Bancroft Street and go to Middlesex Drive to Hughes Drive to Cheltenham Road and back on West Bancroft Street.

• Alumni Tailgate, noon, William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion. Stop by for free hot dogs, chips and pop; beer will be available for purchase with proper ID. And there’ll be live music by Five O’Clock Rush.

• Substance-Free Tailgate, 1 to 3 p.m., Student Recreation Center Volleyball Courts. Free food, music, games and prizes at this event hosted by the University Counseling Center and the Office of Residence Life.

• Toledo vs. Western Michigan Homecoming Game, 3 p.m., Glass Bowl. See you at the game! Cheer on the Rockets and see the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating; $12.50 for children 12 and younger; half off for UT faculty and staff; and free for UT students with IDs. For tickets, call 419.530.GOLD (4653).

For more information, go to utoledo.edu/homecoming/events.html or call the UT Alumni Relations Office at 419.530.ALUM (2586) or the UT Office of Student Involvement at 419.530.4944.

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