By: Jason Walsh II
2022 Homecoming has arrived here at Thiel College! This year Thiel has put together a jam-packed schedule of events beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 22nd. The homecoming theme for this year is “THIEL ALL-STAR 2022 HOMECOMING”, helping to represent Thiel student-athletes!
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, homecoming kicks off with Thiel spirit day, be sure to wear your TC gear! From 9 am to 8 pm there will be a book fair at the Greenville Public Library. From 11 am to 12 pm in the LHR, there will be Thiel Team Trivia. Then from 12 pm to 12:45 pm in the Rudisill Room, there will be a meet and greet with two players from the 1973 undefeated women’s basketball team. Ending Thursday’s celebration, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm there will be a joining generations cookout at St. Paul’s. (Thiel will provide a shuttle to St. Paul’s from the HMSC at 5:45 pm)
Starting Friday, September 23rd, there is all day reserved seating in the café for Alumni. From 8:30 am to 6 pm in the Weyers Lounge there will be Alumni and Friends Registration. Continuing from Thursday there will be a book fair at the Greenville Public Library from 9 am to 8 pm. Starting at 10 am there will be the Blue-Gold Golf Outing at Pine Hill Golf Course. At 11 am the Thiel Campus Store opens, which will be open to the campus until 7 pm. At 11:30 am there will be a tour of the Canal Museum by the Class of 1972 (60 Alan Ave, by Riverside Park). From 1 pm to 4 pm there will be campus tours. From 1 pm to 3 pm the John Hauser Archives open in the library. At 2 pm until 4pm there will be a wine tasting hosted by the Class of 1972 on the 2nd floor of the Science Connector. From 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm there will be Alumni Career Conversations in the PEDAS Center, and from 4:30 pm to 6 pm there will be a student and alumni networking reception in the PEDAS center. Then at 4:30 pm the Women’s Soccer team plays PAC opponent Geneva College at Alumni Stadium. From 5 pm to 6 pm there will be a 1962 Class cocktail reception in the HMSC, and then the 1962 Class Dinner at 6 pm. Starting at 6:30 pm there will be an Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner in the LHR, where there will be new inductions to the Thiel Athletics Hall of fame. Then at 7 pm the Men’s Soccer team also faces off against PAC opponent Geneva College. At 8 pm there will be a Student Pep Rally. Following that and ending the night, there will be a bonfire starting at 8:30 pm.
Saturday September 24th, from 8 am to 2 pm there will be the Alumni and Friends registration in Weyers Lounge. Then from 8:30 am to 10am there will be a Class Reunion Breakfast in the Sawhill Room in the HMSC. At 9 am to 2 pm the Greenville Public Library Booksale will continue. At 10 am to 11 am there will be a Worldwide Zoom Call. Also, at 10 am campus tours will begin. Saturday, the campus store will be open from 10 am until 6pm. From 10 am until 12 pm there will be an Alumni Choir rehearsal in the Chapel. Then at 11:30 am until 1:15 pm there will be an Alumni Awards Luncheon in the LHR. From 12 pm to 3 pm there will tailgating in the Alumni Stadium parking lot. Following that at 2:15 pm Thiel Alumni will remember Roseanne Gill-Jacobson in the Chapel. Then at 3 pm Thiel College Football kicks off their homecoming game against PAC opponent Carnegie Mellon. Then at 5:30 pm there will be an Outdoor Club bonfire. From 6 pm to 7:30 pm there will be an All Alumni Reception in the HMSC. Also, at 6 pm there will be a dinner for the Organization of Black Collegians, and a Class of 2017 Reunion. At 7 pm there will be a Class of 2012 reunion in the Science Connector. Then to end Saturday’s celebration at 8 pm there will be a DJ Charlie Brown from the Class of 1972 will hold an open event.
Ending Thiel’s 2022 Homecoming on Sunday the 25th there will be a service remembrance at 11 am. There will also be an All-Tomcat Brunch in the HMSC, and the Thiel Women’s Lacrosse team plays at 11am.
Good luck to all the Thiel College All-Stars that play this weekend, and let’s make this homecoming one to remember, GO TOMCATS!