Marymount Homecoming 2021

2021 Homecoming Weekend Schedule

The following is a tentative schedule for Homecoming Weekend. Events are subject to change, and additional events may be added. Registration below.

Date/Time Event description
Thursday, October 14
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration, Gerard Lobby
Stop by Gerard Lobby to pick up your name badge. Staff will be on hand to greet you and answer your questions.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Welcome Mass, Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Student Leadership Alumni Happy Hour, location TBD
The Office of Student Transition, Engagement, and Leadership invites all alumni who held a positional leadership role during their tenure at Marymount to attend a Homecoming happy hour. Join us to reconnect with student leaders from year’s past and make new connections.
Friday, October 15
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration, Gerard Lobby
Stop by Gerard Lobby to pick up your name badge and a cup of coffee. Staff will be on hand to greet you and answer your questions.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Mass, Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel  
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Reunion Brunch for classes 1961-1971 with Dr. Becerra, Main House
Dr. Becerra invites classes 1961 through 1971 for a brunch to visit with classmates.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lecture: An Action Plan for Falls Prevention by Dr. Sara Pappa  and Dr. Rita Wong, Reinsch Auditorium
Although our risk of falling increases as we age, falls are not inevitable and are often preventable! Join us to learn to decrease your risk of a fall in and around your home as well as through regular strength and balance exercises.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ballston Campus Tour
All are welcome to enjoy the Ballston campus through a student- guided walking tour. Meet your tour guide on the first floor of the Ballston Campus in the front lobby near the security desk.
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Lecture: What to See in DC: 5 Museums, 5 Works by Dr. Mark Trowbridge, Ballston Auditorium
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. BILT Panel and Alumni Happy Hour, Ballston Campus, Second Floor
The College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology invites alumni to meet the Dean and Directors during a panel discussion about curriculum updates.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, The Westin Arlington Gateway
Saturday, October 16
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration, Gerard Lobby
Stop by Gerard Lobby to pick up your name badge and a cup of coffee. Staff will be on hand to greet you and answer your questions.
9:00 a.m. Mass, Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel
9:00 a.m. Marymount 5k Run
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Ballston Campus Tour
All are welcome to enjoy the Ballston campus through a student-guided walking tour. Meet your tour guide on the first floor of the Ballston Campus in the front lobby near the security desk.
10:00 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Legends Game, backfield
Marymount Masters Level Alumni (32 years of age or older) will play against another masters level team.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Reunion Brunch for Marymount High School graduates, Main House
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Lecture: Waves of Fire by Dr. Eric Bubar, Caruthers G109
Science can explain some amazing phenomena. In this lecture, you will witness some firsthand physics “magic” tricks including making magnets out of electricity, shooting lightning across a classroom, “stopping” waves in midair, breaking bridges with sound and seeing your favorite music dancing in fire! 
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Campus Ministry Alumni Brunch, Ballston Chapel and The Rixey Apartments rooftop
The Office of Ministry and Spiritual Life welcomes all alumni to tour the Ballston Chapel and enjoy brunch on The Rixey rooftop.
10:30 a.m. Athletic Department Suite and Locker Room Tour, Lee Center
Meet your tour guide in front of the Lee Center for a tour of the Athletic Department Suite and locker rooms.
10:30 a.m. Lecture: Creature Features – Turtles and Snakes – Very Close and Very Personal by Dr. Todd Rimkus, Caruthers 1021
Marymount is home to some fantastic creatures. You will get an up close view of several of these. Opportunities to hold them (or they can hold you). This lecture is hands on and you will learn some amazing facts about our resident reptiles. Turtles that go fishing? Baby turtles that are turned into females? Snapping turtles use physics to catch fish?
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Lecture: Waves of Fire by Dr. Eric Bubar, Caruthers G109
Science can explain some amazing phenomena. In this lecture, you will witness some firsthand physics “magic” tricks including making magnets out of electricity, shooting lightning across a classroom, “stopping” waves in midair, breaking bridges with sound and seeing your favorite music dancing in fire!
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Family Festival, Parking lot in front of The Lodge and Gerard
11:00 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game, backfield
All Men’s Lacrosse Alumni are welcome to come play! Please bring all of your own equipment. Alumni will compete against the current MU team.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saints Sale: School of Design and Art, Gailhac and Rowley
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lecture: Beans are Cheaper Than Beef: Exploring Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diets by Dr. Julia Doto, Reinsch Auditorium
From the Impossible burger to vegan Kit-Kats, plant-based foods are everywhere! But what is a plant-based diet and what can you eat on one? Can they really be less expensive than fast food? Learn this and more during our bite-sized session!
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Momentum Strategic Plan Presentation
by Dr. Irma Becerra,
Reinsch Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game, backfield
All Women’s Lacrosse Alumni are welcome to come play! Please bring all of your own equipment. Alumni will compete against the current MU team.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ballston Campus Tour
All are welcome to enjoy the Ballston campus through a student-  guided walking tour. Meet your tour guide on the first floor of the Ballston Campus in the front lobby near the security desk.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lecture: What to See in DC: 5 Museums, 5 Works by Dr. Mark Trowbridge, Reinsch Auditorium
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Alumni Art and Design Exhibit Opening, Barry Gallery
5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Halo Awards Dinner and Presentation, The Westin Arlington Gateway
Sunday, October 17  
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration, Gerard Lobby
Stop by Gerard Lobby to pick up your name badge and a cup of coffee. Staff will be on hand to greet you and answer your questions.
9:00 a.m. Mass, Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel  
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sankofa Soul Food Brunch, Indoor/Outdoor DEI Center & Zoom
Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office and Student Affairs

Register Here

In order to attend Homecoming activities, you must complete a registration form.

Sponsorship Opportunities 
Be a Saint – Make a Difference
Click here for more information about sponsoring Homecoming Weekend and Halo Awards.

Where to Stay
Marymount has a special room rate at The Westin Arlington Gateway.
Click here for the Marymount room block or call 855-516-1090.

The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

Marymount University Spirit Shop
Show your Homecoming Weekend name badge and receive a 10 percent discount on Marymount apparel.

Parking
Free parking will be available throughout the weekend at Main and Ballston campuses.

Directions and Campus Maps
The majority of the Homecoming Weekend events will be held on Main and Ballston campuses. Click here for directions and campus maps.