2023 Homecoming Celebration FAQs & Map

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2023 Homecoming Celebration FAQs & Map

Homecoming Celebration FAQs

2023 Homecoming Celebration FAQs

What is this year’s Homecoming theme? We’re “Celebrating a Century” and we can’t commemorate 100 years of remarkable achievements without you!

What date and time does the Homecoming Celebration take place? The Homecoming Celebration takes place on Saturday, October 14 and begins at 11:00 a.m. Festivities taking place in Lot O-1 will end at 3:00 p.m. with the exception of the University Showcase which ends at 2:00 p.m. Tailgating in Lot O will end at 6:00 p.m.

Where does the Homecoming Celebration take place? All Homecoming festivities were relocated to Parking Lots O and O-1 in 2022. This moves all the celebrations away from the heavy traffic of Bowe Boulevard and helps limit sound from the celebration area from interfering with sound within the stadium, particularly during the game. 

Where should I park for the Homecoming Celebration? Guests are encouraged to park in the B, C and D lots.

Is tailgating permitted by alumni and students? Yes! If you are an alum or student interested in tailgating at the Homecoming Celebration taking place on Saturday, October 14 you are required to pre-register by Friday, October 6.

I have more questions about the tailgating. Where can I find answers? All the information you need to know about tailgating at the Homecoming Celebration can be found on the Homecoming website.

I don’t see the Alumni Tent anymore. Will there be food at this year’s event? Yes! In 2022, in lieu of the catered food in the Alumni Tent we began welcoming a variety of food trucks to campus. As such, there will be no Alumni Tent. There will be a tent with picnic tables to sit down and eat. Food trucks accept cash and credit cards. The first 500 student attendees will receive $10 in tickets to use for the food trucks as long as they swipe in with their Rowan student ID at the Welcome Tent located along Stadium Drive.

What will there be to do at this year’s Homecoming Celebration? You can look forward to our new University Showcase area, an opportunity to explore Rowan’s Colleges, Schools, departments and all they’ve been up to since you left; three tailgating areas reserved for some of our most #RowanPROUD affinity groups; some of the best food trucks in the region; and a Kids Zone that’ll keep your little owls occupied for at least 100 minutes (or longer!) with Touch-A-Truck, face painting, balloon art, inflatables and more. You can also ‘Cheers!’ to a century from one of two beer gardens this year.

Do I need to register to attend? Yes! At the Homecoming Celebration, the initial 1,000 alumni who visit the Welcome Tent will be rewarded with an exclusive centennial tote bag. Additionally, members of their group will be granted a ticket to the football game against Christopher Newport while supplies last. For those who miss out on the complimentary ticket, regular tickets can be purchased for $8 at the gate. Tickets are $5 for visiting college students with ID, children and senior citizens (children under 3 are free). Cash only is accepted at the ticket booth. Click here for additional game ticket information. Click here to register for the Homecoming Celebration! Registration closes on October 6.

Will there be a Beer Garden this year? Absolutely! Enjoy beer from Glassboro’s very own Bonesaw Brewing Co. at one of our two beer garden locations. A ticket to the game is required to access the Stadium Beer Garden which will open at 1:15 p.m. and serve until halftime. The other Beer Garden is located underneath the Prof Pavilion in Lot O-1. Entry to either beer garden is 21+ and only cash is accepted.

What is this I hear about the 2023 Alumni Tee Release? Each year, a new alumni tee is released as part of our Homecoming celebration and will be sold while supplies last. To secure your shirt in time for this year's Homecoming Celebration taking place on October 14, 2023 be sure to order by no later than October 1. A limited supply of t-shirts will be available for purchase day-of.

Is there a map of this year’s Homecoming Celebration?
Yes! Please click here for a detailed look.

What time is the game? Cheer on the Rowan University Profs as they take on the Christopher Newport Captains at 2:00 p.m. Recognition of 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will occur between the first and second quarter. Celebrate 100 years of Rowan during halftime by enjoying performances by the Rowan Cheerleaders, Dance Team and Pride of the Profs Marching Band. A special (and sweet!) Centennial ceremony you don't want to miss will close out the half.

What else is happening this year for Homecoming? Check out rowan.edu/Homecoming for more information about this year’s events for all members of the Rowan community.