Posted September 24, 2021

Together we fly: Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021

This year’s schedule of events offers a wide range of both in-person and virtual opportunities for Owls to engage with the university and each other.

the Diamond Marching Band
Photography By: 
Joseph V. Labolito

This year, Homecoming and Family Weekend is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Each year this annual tradition brings alumni, students, families, faculty and staff (yep, EVERYBODY) together for a chance to celebrate their unique connections as Owls and show their Temple pride. 

For the health and safety of our community, this year’s weeklong series of events will offer both in-person and virtual events Monday, Sept 27 through Sunday, Oct 3. 

“As we planned our events for this year, we are thrilled to be able to bring our alumni, families and students together again to celebrate in-person. We worked closely with New Student and Family Programs and the Main Campus Program Board to make sure everyone is given an opportunity to reignite their Temple pride,” explained Ingrid Heim, associate vice president of alumni and constituent engagement. “At the same time, we are excited to see how many university partners came together to host virtual programs for our far-flung community members.”
Among 2021’s offerings you’ll find many of your old favorites, like Art Market, the golf cart parade and the Homecoming tailgate. As well you’ll find scavenger hunts, a ghost tour, author talks and panel discussions, affinity group happy hours and much, much more.

Here are just a few highlights from the week’s festivities.

Get Artsy
Returning for the 10th year, the Art Market at Tyler offers the opportunity to purchase handmade goods from dozens of Philadelphia’s finest artists from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. All proceeds from the application fees for this year’s event were donated to the Tyler School of Art and Architecture General Scholarship Fund. Due to COVID-19 precautions, we’re once again presenting Art Market in a virtual format.

Happy anniversary, Temple News!
This fall The Temple News is celebrating 100 years of serving the university community. Join us for a conversation with the student paper’s former reporters as they reflect on how they covered the issues of their generation.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
4 p.m.

Amazing Race
Calling all students! Grab your friends and join the Main Campus Program Board for our First Annual Cherry Hunt and explore Temple like never before in this intense campuswide adventure. 
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021
5 p.m.
Bell Tower
Historic Temple
Peer into our university’s 137-year past during this one-hour walking tour led by graduate students from the History Department. 
Friday, Oct. 1, 2021
11 a.m.
Mitten Hall

Mix and Mingle
Meet other Temple families on our newly renovated terrace at Anderson and Gladfelter halls. If you’re lucky, you might even get a photo with our mascot, Hooter!
Friday, Oct. 1, 2021
3 p.m. 
Anderson and Gladfelter Terrace

Smooth jam
A highly anticipated homecoming staple, MOSAIC Concert 2021 takes place on screen, featuring Boyer student soloists and ensembles, including the TU Jazz Band, Wind Symphony and the Temple University Choirs.
Friday, Oct. 1, 2021
Streamed live at 7 p.m.

Put on your game face
Rise and shine and head on out to Lincoln Financial Field, where the Owls host the Memphis Tigers. Start your experience at Tailgate Village, which features games, giveaways, food and friends of all ages. The fun kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Actual kickoff is at noon, and tickets are going fast.
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
8:30 a.m.
Lincoln Financial Field, Lot K

For a complete list of events and to register online, visit Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021.