Homecoming isn’t just for alumni anymore
Now it’s also for Fetty Wap. And you, Owls—there will be a metaphorical fall harvest of fun stuff for students during Homecoming weekend. Golf-cart parade? Homecoming. Owlchella concert? Homecoming. Homecoming Pageant? That would be Homecoming. Here's some more.
Walk for Hunger with Philabundance
Make a stand alongside students and alumni for the 750,000 members of Greater Philadelphia who struggle with hunger. This month and next, Temple and Philabundance are partnering to remediate the city’s food disparities. Now, we’re kicking off Homecoming week by doing good for the community with the Walk for Hunger. And there’s swag: Participants who donate two canned goods will get a free, limited-edition Homecoming T-shirt and cherry and white glow sticks (in case you feel like raving against hunger instead).
Monday, Oct. 5, 7–10 p.m., Bell Tower.
An Evening with Jalen Rose
Legendary member of the Fab Five and NBA guard—and now a preeminent ESPN basketball commentator—Jalen Rose stops by Temple to talk hoops and about his journey from Detroit to Bristol. He will discuss his new book, Got to Give the People What They Want, and take questions from the audience. Someone please ask him if he has any NCAA eligibility left and an interest in suiting up for the Owls this season.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8–9 p.m., Room 200, Howard Gittis Student Center.
Sure, it takes grit, determination and chutzpah to be Temple’s Homecoming king and queen, but did you also know his and her majesty must compete in rounds of formalwear, talent and Q&A? But seriously, the winners are given the very noble responsibility of heading the Main Campus Program Board’s new philanthropic initiative, MCPB Serves. Come watch, gawk and practice your Miss America wave.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 8–11 p.m., Room 200, Howard Gittis Student Center.
Art Market at Tyler
Forgo the cliché Scarface or Bob Marley dorm-room poster for unique works made by your talented fellow students at Tyler School of Art. More than 20 fine artists, designers, potters, jewelry makers, haberdashers, illustrators and makers of all types will be hawking their handmade creations all day long. A special Crafts and Drafts happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m., so the inventive creations for sale won’t be the only refreshing things available. Admission is free and open to the public!
Friday, Oct. 9, 12–8 p.m. (21+ happy hour, 5–7 p.m.), Tyler School of Art.
Homecoming Golf Cart Parade and pep rally
Sure, Temple’s campus isn’t your grandpappy’s country club, but that doesn’t mean you can’t festoon a golf cart or two. Student organizations, fraternities and sororities, and academic departments will be decorating golf carts to be judged by a most esteemed panel before parading them through campus. After the cavalcade, MCPB will be hosting its annual pep rally at the Bell Tower. There will be plenty of music, and food will be stocked (after all, the football team will be there).
Friday, Oct. 9, 2:30–5 p.m., Bell Tower.
Boyer Mosaic Concert
Looking to chill the day before the big game and see a world-class show? Experience all of Boyer College of Music and Dance in one amazing, lightning-paced show that is free and open to the public. Back-to-back-to-back performances from an amalgam of talented Temple soloists and ensembles, including the TU Jazz Band, wind symphony, choirs, dance and chamber ensembles.
Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Lew Klein Hall, Temple Performing Arts Center.
Oh, Lot K, if you could only speak—what fun you’ve seen. The legendary section of the Linc’s parking lot will be home to Temple’s Tailgate Village 3 ½ hours prior to kickoff. Chug your coffee or Red Bulls and make sure you’re there bright and early because there will be 75 (!!!) tents, each different from the last. Admission is FREE and parking is $20 per car ($32 for buses), but we recommend you all just hop on that Orange Line straight down Broad Street. The Alumni Association, marching band and student organizations will be set up and hanging hard. Save your appetite for burgers, dogs and good times.
Saturday, Oct. 10, 3 ½ hours prior to kickoff, Lot K, Lincoln Financial Field.
Homecoming football game: Temple vs. Tulane
It’s the culmination of a week of awesome activities. If you’re not willing to get up and go crazy for this game, you might want to just stay home, folks. With the Owl football team off to a blistering start, this year’s Homecoming game is going to be nuts. Come pack the Linc with Temple faithful past and present as the team takes on the Tulane University Green Wave. When halftime hits, make sure you stick around and watch another epic performance by the Diamond Marching Band. Grab your tickets now!
Saturday, Oct. 10, TBA, Lincoln Financial Field.