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The Shepherd University Alumni Association (SUAA) will recognize and enforce covid-19 guidelines and policies put in place by Shepherd University. Currently, masks will be required for all indoor events and highly encouraged for outdoor events. For more information regarding Shepherd University’s covid-19 protocol click here.

Friday, October 2

Shepherd University Athletic Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony, 6 p.m.
The Shepherd University Athletic Department is inducting its 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Class on Friday, October 1 at the Smallwood and Small Pavilion. The event begins at 6 pm, with a social hour including heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and bar, and the official induction ceremony to follow.

2021 Homecoming Weekend

Thursday, October 21

Outstanding Alumna of the Year and Finest Under 40 Reception, 6 p.m.
Erma Ora Byrd Hall Atrium. Honoring the new 2021-22 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, Holly Morgan Frye ’09, and the new class of Finest Under 40, Joseph Hooks ’08, Elizabeth Ricketts ’15, and Tyler Kambis ’17.  By invitation only. For more information, contact Katie Gordon at or 304-876-5524.

Friday, October 22

30th Annual Golf Tournament, 7 a.m. check-in begins, 9 a.m. tee time
The Club at Cress Creek. More information regarding sponsorship and registration is coming soon!

Founders Day Celebration, 3:00 p.m.
The Parade will begin at McMurran Hall and end at Potomac Place with a short program and reception. Open to the campus and the public. 

Saturday, October 23

Ram Band Alumni Reunion, 8:45 a.m.
We invite all Shepherd University (College) Ram Band alumni to join us to play for pre-game and in the stands pep music for Homecoming 2021! All RAM BAND REUNION participants should meet beside the Ken Boone Field House at Ram Stadium for a short practice at 8:45 am. For more information about RAM BAND REUNION 2021 please visit the RAM BAND website

Alumni Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.
Front Lawn of McMurran Hall. Join us for a continental breakfast and grab the best seat for the homecoming parade. Breakfast is complimentary and is hosted by the Shepherd University Alumni Association and the Shepherd University Foundation. Open to the campus and the public. 

Homecoming Parade, 10:00 a.m.
German Street. Watch as student organizations, President Mary J.C. Hendrix, our 2021 Outstanding Alumna, and other university and community groups process down German Street! 

Homecoming Game, 12:00 p.m.
Rams vs. West Chester
Ram Stadium. SUAA members please note: only sustaining members will receive ONE (1) complimentary homecoming football game ticket per member. Sustaining members can pick up their tickets at the Office of Alumni Affairs, September 23-26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the Alumni Breakfast on September 28 starting at 9 a.m. 

Post-Game Party: Kick-off to the Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations!
The Midway (between the Student Center and C-Lot) directly following the game. The Alumni Association and Shepherd University Foundation welcome alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the community to celebrate with us after the game, win or lose, as we kick off a year-long celebration of 150 Years of Shepherd! Help us Honor the Past as we Transform the Future and enjoy music, socializing, and lawn games with fellow Shepherd Rams. Light refreshments. Must be 21 to drink! 

For all 150th events visit the 150th calendar. 

CLICK HERE to see a full schedule of all University events, including lecture series, art exhibitions, music performances, and more!