Join us as we celebrate the best of Oktoberfest at our third annual Homecoming. Enjoy food, music, games, gifts, an Iron Chef Competition, and plenty of Argo spirit. $15 Early Bird (reg. $20) All-Access Pass for NDNU Alumni & Friends of the University. $10 Early Bird (reg. $15) NDNU Students and children (kids under 5 are free).
Friday, October 9
Concert 7 – 9 p.m. on Gellert Library Lawn
Come and rock out to REWIND, a Bay Area dance party band. Dance and sing along to tunes from the 70’s to the present ROCK/ R&B/ RAP/POP hits!
Saturday, October 10
Ralston Hall “Exclusive Tour” 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. meet at the front of Ralston Hall
Join us on a private tour of the historic landmark, Ralston Hall. You will tour the first floor of the mansion and hear personal stories from those who worked and lived inside the home before it was closed for renovations in 2012. Only 50 spots available. RSVP required. The 2 p.m. tour is full.
Alumni Biergarten and BBQ 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Gellert Library Lawn
Enjoy a traditional BBQ lunch and craft beer at our Alumni Biergarten for individuals 21+ featuring local brew from the Peninsula! (Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available). Throughout the BBQ enjoy a live performance by local band FRACTURED HANS as they play everything from the 60’s to today’s top hits!
NDNU Iron Chef Competition 12 – 1 p.m. on Gellert Library Lawn
The heat is on! Prepare your taste buds for a cook-off between Belmont Firefighters and NDNU Alumni Police Chiefs as they battle it out on the grill! Come and judge who will be crowned ‘NDNU Iron Chef’ with bragging rights in this battle of the hometown heroes!
Little Argos Corner
Bring your future Argo for arts and crafts, face painting and games.
Golden Jubilee Wine & Cheese Reception 3 – 4 p.m. in Taube Center
We are honoring the Class of ’65 and all classes ending in 0’s and 5’s. All are welcome.
Community Mass 4 p.m. in Cunningham Memorial Chapel
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Theatre Performance 7:30 p.m. NDNU Theatre
A special complimentary showing of Picasso at the Lapin Agile for alumni. RSVP required.
Golden Gate Bay Cruise: Red & White Fleet
5 p.m. at Pier 43½ (cross streets Taylor & Jefferson) in San Francisco
Experience a one-hour bay cruise and tour the scenic San Francisco Bay on the Red & White Fleet. We will sail to Alcatraz, Angel Island, and under the Golden Gate Bridge. In honor of Homecoming, NDNU alumni will receive a special promo price for the evening cruise.
Price not included in the NDNU all-access pass. Visit the Golden Gate Bay Cruise for information on reserving your ticket at the special rate.
What to expect on the Golden Gate Bay Cruise
This special NDNU boat tour is San Francisco’s original bay cruise adventure, sailing since 1939! Not only is it the original, it’s also the only San Francisco boat trip offered in 16 languages. Experience breathtaking views—from the comfort of the ship—of the waterfront, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and the notorious Alcatraz Island. You’ll learn about this city’s rich cultural history as you cruise past the area’s most famous landmarks. The boat leaves from Pier 43 ½ (cross streets Taylor & Jefferson) at 5 p.m. for a one-hour cruise of the bay.
**The discount only applies to the Oct. 10, 5 p.m. cruise
For booking a cruise and to receive the discount please contact Chelsea Schoenberg at 415-901-5256 and mention Notre Dame de Namur University, Oct. 10, 5 p.m. tour to receive the discount.
Adult price: $24 (reg. $30)
Youth (5-17 years old) price: $16 (reg. $20)
More info about the cruise: http://www.redandwhite.com/bay-cruises/golden-gate-bay-cruise/
Homecoming Day Athletic Events at Koret Field
11 a.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Dominican University of California
11:45 a.m. Honoring the 2003 Women’s Soccer Team for winning the Cal Pac Conference & appearing in the NAIA National Tournament
2 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Dominican University of California
2:45 p.m. Honoring the 2008 Men’s Soccer Team for winning the PacWest Conference & appearing in the NCAA Tournament
A special parking area will be available tailgating. Access will be granted to those who have indicated they would like to tailgate on the Homecoming registration form.
The Class of 1965 Celebrates a Golden Jubilee!
Check back here when we start taking RSVPs for Homecoming, and see who else from the Class of 1965 is attending!