Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

7:10 p.m.
Progressive Field

Cleveland Indians v. Boston Red Sox
Come cheer on our hometown boys of summer in one of their last regular season games.

Saturday, September 22

Homecoming 5k Run

8 a.m. Check-in at the Recreation Center
9 a.m. Race begins

Break out your running (or walking) shoes and race into homecoming by participating in the Rec Center’s annual 5K race around campus. Everyone is welcome to participate in this fun and competitive event.

Fees: $25 (CSU students, alumni and staff); $30 (non-CSU affiliates); $35 (Race Day).
Early Bird Special! Use promo code CSUHOME18 and save $5. Expires 8/31.

Monday, September 24

“Your Ideas Start Here” Weston Ideation Lab

Sponsored by the Monte Ahuja College of Business
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monte Ahuja College of Business, Room 220

Join us for a panel discussion featuring CSU alumni entrepreneurs. Learn how their journeys began and how their experiences formed successful enterprises. Get a sneak peek at the new Weston Ideation Lab as well.

Tuesday, September 25

Roslyn Z. Wolf Lecture in Urban Education

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The Union Club
1211 Euclid Avenue

Dr. Sajit Zachariah, Dean, College of Education and Human Services, invites you to the fourth annual Roslyn Z. Wolf Lecture in Urban Education – as part of the continuing dialogue on the ideas and issues surrounding urban education in the 21st century.

Meet the Coach

5:00 p.m.
Hofbräuhaus Cleveland
1550 Chester Avenue

Meet Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dennis Felton.

Wednesday, September 26

Homecoming Breakfast Celebration for Viking Faculty & Staff Alumni

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Elements Bistro

All CSU faculty/staff alumni are invited to stop by for an informal continental breakfast and conversations with fellow Viking alumni.

Golden Apple Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Young Alumni Council

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Fenn Tower Ballroom

Outstanding Faculty and Staff nominated by young alumni will be recognized for their teaching, coaching, and overall support of students. Invitation Only

The Norman Krumholz Lecture on the Future of Planning

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Levin College of Urban Affairs Atrium

Lecture by Susan Fainstein, Senior Research Fellow in the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Followed by an alumni reception.

So You Think You’re Funny

6:00 p.m.
Mather Mansion

Television writer, producer and Cleveland-native Dan O’Shannon share stories and insights about being a television comedy writer/producer for shows ranging from Cheers an Newhart to Modern Family.

Thursday, September 27

Second Act: Health and Successful Aging

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Parker Hannifin Hall

What can you do to avoid physical, mental and emotional issues that affect people as they age? Join us as Dr. Kathie Judge, professor and Adult Development and Aging here at CSU, shares how you can age healthfully and successfully.

Cleveland Teachers Union Reception

3:30 p.m.
Julka Hall Courtyard

Cleveland Public School teachers, join the Cleveland Teachers Union for a reception and homecoming celebration on CSU’s campus.

4:00 p.m. – Optional campus tour
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments

The Parade

Check in: 6:00 p.m.
Parade: Kicks off from Krenzler Field at 6:30 and arrives at Mather Mansion

It may not be as flowery as the Rose Bowl, but our People Powered Parade is just as much fun. Deck yourself out and be part of the parade—where you (and your family, friends, classmates) are the floats. Join new CSU President Harlan Sands march down Euclid Avenue leading the celebration.

Alumni: Register in advance and receive a free T-shirt.


7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Mather Mansion Lawn

Once the parade ends, the party begins. Fair booths, food trucks, music, prizes, and games…what more can you ask for? Plenty activities and an alumni beer garden.

Class of 1993 Celebration 25th Reunion

Mather Beer Garden

Join your former classmates for a drink!

Friday, September 28

28th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner

5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Wolstein Center

Experience the marquee alumni event of the year as we salute this year’s class of distinguished alumni.

Tickets: $125

Sponsorships are also available.

Saturday, September 29

50th Anniversary Brunch and Reunion Festivities

Calling all 1968 Graduates—your 50th Golden Anniversary awaits your return to campus.
Join fellow classmates as we look back, peek ahead, and enjoy jovial times together. All 50th reunion attendees will receive special commemorative medallions. Yearbooks and memorabilia from times on campus will also be on display.

Brunch and Program

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Lecture: CSU Then & Now

(In conjunction with Golden Anniversary Reunion)
11:15 a.m. – Noon

Campus Walking Tour

Meet in the Fenn Tower Lobby
Experience campus today with one of our knowledgeable student tour guides.

Center for Educational Leadership’s 10 year Celebration Brunch: Celebrating 10 Educators Inspired to Lead

10:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Mather Mansion

Calling all graduates and participants of the Center for Educational Leadership Programs over last 10 years. We have lots to celebrate including our 10 Educators Inspired to Lead Award Winners.