Notre Dame College Brings Legacy Alive During Homecoming, Alumni Reunion 2018

Notre Dame College is bringing legacy to life during its 2018 Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend activities.

The College’s annual celebration of past and future graduates together on campus focuses on a weekend of fellowship, reunions, reflection, student engagement and sporting events Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30. The occasion includes many events open to the extended College and Northeast Ohio community. A detailed schedule and registration is available online.

Notre Dame’s Homecoming and Alumni Reunion festivities also correspond with the College’s custom of Founders Week, which commemorates the Sisters of Notre Dame who established the College in 1922. The trifecta of traditions this year runs the whole week from September 24-30.

Highlights of the legacy alive Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2018 events on Saturday, September 29, are an alumni picnic, celebrating the reunion classes and welcoming all to campus, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. on the College Commons and a tailgate, featuring food trucks, a beer tent and lawn games, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Regina Hall lot.

The Falcons football team, with fanfare from the College cheer squad and marching band, then takes on West Liberty University at noon on Mueller Field.

During the Homecoming football game, Notre Dame is offering campus tours at 1 p.m. on the College Commons and informational breakout sessions, led by faculty in the College's Business, Communications, Humanities and Science disciplines, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Administration Building of the College campus. At 3:30 p.m., noted Cleveland Storyteller Dan Ruminski will inform and entertain in the McHugh Room on the third floor of the Administration Building. The day concludes with a Catholic Mass at 4:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel of the Administration Building.

Homecoming and Alumni Reunion continue on Sunday, September 30, with the Alumni Mass at 10 a.m., also in Christ the King Chapel, and Alumni Brunch— honoring the College's Alumna of the Year for 2018 Candy Clemson ’70 and Notre Dame classes that graduated in years ending with ’3 and ’8—at 11 a.m. in the Great Room of the College Administration Building.

Alumni Extras

Additional activities may be planned throughout the weekend for alumni affinity groups and reunion classes. Contact Notre Dame’s new director of alumni relations, Nick Formica, at or 216.373.5316 for details. Alumni also are welcome to talk to Formica about becoming part of the Homecoming and Alumni Reunion planning committee.

In addition, alumni, other individuals, groups and businesses, are encouraged to become event sponsors by contacting Ann Coakley, executive director of college advancement, at 216.373.6532 or

Student Engagement

Student-led festivities for 2018 on Friday, September 28, feature the painting of the Notre Dame spirit rock from 3-5 p.m. on Residence Hall Quad, followed by a bonfire and smores from 8-10 p.m. at the campus fire pit, also near the residence halls on campus.

The student engagement aspects of Homecoming in 2018 actually start on Thursday, September 27, with a comedy performance by T-Murph at 9:30 p.m. in Regina Auditorium. A valid Notre Dame student ID is required for entry. T-Murph’s recent TV credits include MTV's Wild N'Out, Key & Peele, BET's Comic View and NBC's Chicago Fire. He has performed at the NBC Diversity Showcase, HBO's American Black Film Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs and the Second City Breakout Festival.

Admissions Visit

Notre Dame also is hosting its traditional admission fall campus visit day, Falcon Fall Premiere 2018, on Saturday, September 29. The special event brings prospective students and their families to campus this year to share in the continuum of community gathered for the Homecoming and Alumni Reunion celebration.

During the program, prospective students learn about the admission process and scholarships and financial aid, tour the campus with current students, meet College faculty and academic advisors, get a taste of some of the campus food offerings and can stay to cheer on the Notre Dame Falcons in their NCAA football game. Details are available from Megan Huff at or 216.373.5248.

Founders Events

Leading up to Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2018, Notre Dame is introducing a new approach to its Founders Week celebration. The observance this year, called "A Legacy of Care and Service," will take place from Monday, September 24, through Wednesday, September 26. A detailed list of events is available online.

Notre Dame's annual Founders-Legacy Week honors and offers students opportunities to learn about the Sisters of Notre Dame, who established the College in 1922. For more information, contact Sr. Carol Ziegler at

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About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or



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