Homecoming 2016

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS, PARADE ROUTE & MORE

Homecoming is a tradition centered around bringing alumni and a new generation of students together to build camaraderie and celebrate school spirit. The weeklong festivities include tailgates, pep rallies, a parade and other fun-filled activities that give alumni an opportunity to reconnect with their alma mater.

Students take an active role in the Homecoming planning process by coming up with possible themes for the week and then voting on their favorite. The theme is incorporated into some of the events and activities throughout the week and inspires the parade floats.

This year’s student-selected theme is Pete’s Arcade, paying homage to past and present video arcade-style games with a Miner flair.

For the 2016 Homecoming Parade, UTEP has invited the young students of Mesita Elementary School and Mesita Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) Mesita at Vilas to walk alongside UTEP students on the parade route. This partnership is an example of the strong ties UTEP has with the El Paso community. These “future miners” will assist in the decoration of the parade floats, signage, and also participate in the Homecoming Pep Rally.

Grab your Miner gear and join us for the 2016 Homecoming festivities Oct. 23-29. Game on!

Parade Route

Click on the image to download a PDF version of the map

Calendar

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

7th Annual Miner Dash 5K Run/3K Walk and Family Fitness Fiesta
8 a.m. – noon
Meet at Centennial Plaza
Dr. George King 915-747-7245
Register at minerdash.utep.edu

SGA Homecoming Pageant
7 – 9 p.m.
Magoffin Auditorium
Maggie Ortega 915-747- 6742

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Miner Morning Mania
5:30 – 8 a.m.
Sun Bowl Stadium Parking Lot in front of Larry K. Durham Center
Elizabeth Ashby 915-747-5038

Gold Nugget and Friends of the College of Health Sciences Reception
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Health Sciences and Nursing Building, Curlin Plaza
Leticia Paez 915-747-8268

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

School of Nursing Gold Nugget Breakfast
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Health Sciences and Nursing Building, 2nd Floor
Katherine Eberle 915-747-8194

UTEP Alumni Association Past Presidents’ Breakfast
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center (Alumni Lodge)
Judy Heredia-Perry 915-747-6361

College of Science Alumni Breakfast
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Chemistry and Computer Science Building, 2nd Floor Lobby 
Roxanne Giron 915-747-5536

Math Department Alumni Homecoming Social Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bell Hall, Room 125
Maria Salayandia 915-747-5703

UTEP SGA Past Presidents’ Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center (Alumni Lodge)
Judy Heredia-Perry 915-747-6361

Book Presentation: “The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement“ by Dr. Mario T. Garcia
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Building, Room 222
Rosa M. Gomez 915-747-5462

English Department Homecoming Reception
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Hudspeth Hall Room Foyer
Mitzel Garcia 915-747-6240

College of Liberal Arts Gold Nugget Reception
3 – 6 p.m.
Union Building East, Tomás Rivera Conference Center, 3rd Floor
Estella Estrada 915-747-7016

College of Business Administration Gold Nugget Reception
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Geological Sciences Building Geology Reading Room, 310
Nena Gonzalez 915-747-6050

UTEP Black Alumni Network Homecoming Meet and Greet
6 – 9 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Del Norte I & II
Kimberly McDaniel 915-777-9145

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Military Appreciation Breakfast Hosted by the College of Business Administration
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Geological Sciences Building Geology Reading Room 310
Nena Gonzalez 915-747-6050

Open House at the Alumni Lodge
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center (Alumni Lodge)
Judy Heredia-Perry 915-747-6361

College of Education Gold Nugget Breakfast
8:30 – 11 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Del Norte Ballroom
Susana Aguirre 915-747-5793

Geological Sciences Department Hike the Dinosaur Footprints
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
RSVP requested
Dr. Gail Arnold 915-747-8373

Civil Engineering Alumni Homecoming Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Chemistry and Computer Science Bldg. Courtyard
Concha Ruiz 915-747-6943

Geological Sciences Department Alumni Lunch 
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Building Geology Reading Room, 310
RSVP requested
Dr. Gail Arnold 915-747-8373

Geological Sciences Department Strange Sulfur Stories
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Geological Sciences Building, Room 404
Dr. Gail Arnold 915-747-8373

Political Science Homecoming Celebration
6 p.m.
Tosca Stone Oven Pizzeria 4017 N. Mesa St.
Dr. Jose Villalobos 915-747-7978

Geological Sciences Department Alumni & Friends Dinner
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Home of Dr. Ben Brunner & Dr. Gail Arnold
1660 Camino Bello Ln
El Paso, Texas 79902
RSVP requested
Dr. Gail Arnold 915-747-8373 

UBAN Business Social "Business First, then Food & Fun"
6-9 p.m.
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center (Alumni Lodge)
Kimberly McDaniel 915-777-9145

UTEP Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner
6:30 p.m.
Don Haskins Center
Judy Heredia-Perry 915-747-6361

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

College of Engineering Alumni Breakfast
8 – 11 a.m.
Union Building East, Tomás Rivera Conference Center, 3rd Floor
Ingrid Wright 915-747-5971

Communication Homecoming Brunch
9 a.m. – noon
Cotton Memorial Lawn
Stacy Sowards 915-747-8854

UTEP Black Alumni Network/African-American Studies Department Black Alumni Summit
10 a.m. – noon
Union Building East, Templeton Suite, 313
Kimberly McDaniel 915-777-9145

School of Pharmacy Tailgate
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun Bowl Stadium Parking Lot
Angelica Rodriguez 915-747-8303

Homecoming Parade
2 p.m.
Start: Mesita Early Childhood Development Center at Vilas. End: Centennial Plaza
Liliana Barrios 915-747-8600

Pep Rally
3 p.m.
Centennial Plaza
Liliana Barrios 915-747-8600

UTEP Alumni Tailgate
3 – 5:30 p.m.
Kidd Field
Valerie A. Sanchez 915-747-6742

Miner Varsity Club Tailgate
3 – 5:30 p.m.
Kidd Field
Miner Athletic Club 915-747-8759

HOMECOMING GAME - UTEP VS. OLD DOMINION

6 p.m.
Click here for tickets for the Alumni Association Pre-Game Tailgate Party

 

Texas Western College Golden Grads

 

We encourage all alumni from the class of 1966 and earlier to join us for the celebrations especially designed with TCM and TWC graduates in mind.
Golden Grads activities require registration. Please click here for more information and to register. 
All Golden Grads events are hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations-Golden Grads Committee. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Coffee & Check-in
10 a.m.
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center (Alumni Lodge)

Lhakhang Tour
10:30 a.m.

Welcome Luncheon
11 a.m.
Geological Sciences Bldg. Geology Reading Room, 310

Campus Tour
1:30 p.m.

Dinner
6 p.m.
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Open House at the Alumni Lodge

8:30 a.m.
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center

Heritage House Open House
9 – 11 a.m.
Heritage House

Luncheon with Dr. Natalicio
11:30 a.m – 2 p.m.
Union Bldg. East Tomás Rivera Conference Center, 3rd Floor

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Brunch and Housing Tour
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Miner Canyon

Parade and Pep Rally
2 p.m.

Reunion – Tailgate
3 – 6:00 p.m.
Kidd Field

Please contact Jackie Reed for more information at (915) 747-5592 or via e-mail at jreed2@utep.edu

 

Contact Us

Peter & Margaret de Wetter Center
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79968
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ph: 915-747-8600
Fax: 915-747-5502
Email: alumni@utep.edu

 

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