Posted September 8, 2022

Join us for the inauguration of President Wingard and Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022

This year we celebrate President Jason Wingard’s inauguration as Temple University’s 12th president with a schedule of events for Owls to engage with the university and each other. 

Image of Jason Wingard at a Temple University homecoming event.
Photography By: 
Joseph V. Labolito
President Jason Wingard will be installed as Temple’s 12th president on Sept. 16.

Temple is excited to announce a weeklong series of events for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022 held from Monday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 18.  

This year, we will also celebrate President Wingard’s inauguration as our 12th president with a series of special events held Sept. 15–17, including Dr. Wingard’s investiture ceremony emceed by broadcast journalist and Temple Trustee Tamron Hall, KLN ’92, and featuring guest speaker Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Sept. 16

The cornerstone event of Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022 is the football game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, along with the accompanying Tailgate Village and TU Philly Fest. Also, as part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration, local artists and alumni are welcomed back to the Tyler Art Market and Crafts and Drafts, held in-person for the first time in two years. Additional Homecoming events include a golf cart parade, a stand-up comedy show and much more. 

In addition to the official investiture ceremony, the inauguration events include the first installment of a thought leadership symposium, hosted by President Wingard, and the Cherry and White Access Gala.

“Each year, Homecoming gets bigger and better and is a representation of the pride that our alumni and community have for Temple,” said Eliza Stasi, the interim associate vice president of alumni and constituent engagement. “A great added layer of excitement to this year is aligning President Jason Wingard’s inauguration with Homecoming and Family Weekend as a part of the pride and traditional events that we have to offer at Temple,” she added. 

“It’s a great opportunity to come out, reconnect with your networks, and have fun celebrating with fellow alumni and students.”

Read on to learn more about the exciting inauguration and Homecoming events for 2022. For more, visit Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022 and the presidential inauguration schedule of events

Inauguration Events 

Talks @ Temple
Hear from President Jason Wingard as he hosts this installment of the Talks@Temple global thought leadership series. The series brings together President WIngard with leaders from academia, the corporate sector, the arts, entertainment and more to tackle challenging subjects and share perspectives.

Thursday, Sept. 15
1 p.m.
Temple Performing Arts Center

President Wingard Investiture Ceremony
Join the Board of Trustees in welcoming President Wingard as Temple’s 12th president. The ceremony will be emceed by broadcast journalist and Temple Trustee Tamron Hall, KLN ’92, and feature guest speaker Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Friday, Sept. 16
11 a.m.
The Liacouras Center

Cherry and White Access Gala
This fundraising event at The Met, which will showcase some of Temple’s most talented performing and visual artists, benefits the university’s students in their pursuit of a college education.

Friday, Sept. 16
7 p.m.
The Met 

Homecoming and Family Weekend Events

Arts and Fun
The 11th Tyler Art Market returns after two years virtually to the Tyler School of Art and Architecture building on Main Campus. This daylong event will feature over 25 artists and vendors. 

Friday, Sept. 16
Noon
Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Homecoming Golf Cart Parade and Pep Rally
Show your spirit and watch the golf cart parade route as student organizations, departments, schools and colleges drive around the Bell Tower. President Wingard will be this year’s grand marshal.   

Friday, Sept. 16
12:30 p.m.
The Bell Tower

Homecoming Comedy Show
Join actor and comedian DeRay Davis for a night of laughs. Davis is best known for his roles on Wild ’N Out, 21 Jump Street, Scary Movie and Barbershop. The event is restricted to Temple students, alumni and their guests. Advance ticket purchase required.

Friday, Sept. 16
Fri: TBD 
McGonigle Hall

Temple Campus Tours 
Join student leaders for a 45-minute campus walking tour at the Student Center. 

Sept. 16–17 
Fri: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.; Sat: noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Sightseeing Bus Tour
Get aboard a double-decker bus to explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer in a 90-minute tour of the city. Enjoy expert commentary about Philadelphia’s rich history and storied neighborhoods. The tour will be accessible on Main Campus. Advance ticket purchase required.

Sept. 16–18
Fri: 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; Sat: noon, 3 p.m.; Sun: 10:30 a.m.
Howard Gittis Student Center

Tailgate Village and TU Philly Fest
Head over to Lincoln FInancial Field to cheer on the Temple Owls as they face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the 2022 Homecoming game. Start your experience at Tailgate Village and TU Philly Fest before kickoff with food, beverages and entertainment. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17
10:30 a.m. 
Lincoln Financial Field, Lot K 1

Homecoming Game
Cheer on the Owls at the 2022 Homecoming Game. This year, Temple takes on the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights at Lincoln Financial Field. Kick off starts at 2 p.m. Don’t miss the 96th performance of The Temple Diamond Marching Band. Current and former band members will reunite on the field. 

Saturday, Sept. 17 
2 p.m.
Lincoln Financial Field

Family Farewell
Before you say goodbye to Homecoming weekend, enjoy the final day with coffee, snacks and Temple swag. 

Sunday, Sept. 18
10 a.m. 
Main Campus: TBD 

For a complete list of events and to register online, visit Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022.