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Homecoming to be ‘Blast From the Past’ this weekend

It’s time to remember the old days and look back on good times: Nostalgia will rule at The University of Toledo’s “A Blast From the Past” Homecoming.

Make some new memories at events that pay tribute to the past. Homecoming week activities planned for this year’s celebration include:

Friday, Oct. 24

• Homecoming Alumni Gala and Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m., Student Union Auditorium. The Alumni Association will present this year’s Blue T, Gold T and Edward H. Schmidt Young Alum Award, and college and affiliate award winners will be honored. Tickets are $30 per person, $11 for children. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Alumni Office at 419.530.ALUM (2586) or

Saturday, Oct. 25

• The Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming Parade, 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Blue Key, the parade will begin at West Bancroft Street and go to Middlesex Drive to Hughes Drive to Cheltenham Road and back on West Bancroft Street.

• Alumni Tailgate, 11 a.m., William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion. Stop by for free hot dogs, chips and pop; beer, wine, bloody marys and Rocket fuel (vodka mixed drink) will be available for purchase with proper ID. And there’ll be live music by Five O’Clock Rush.

• Toledo vs. UMass Homecoming Game, 2 p.m., Glass Bowl. See you at the game! Cheer on the Rockets and see the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating; $12.50 for children 12 and younger; half off for UT faculty and staff; and free for UT students with IDs. For tickets, call 419.530.GOLD (4653).

Sunday, Oct. 26

• Golden Anniversary Class of 1964 Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland. Cost is $25. For more information, call the Alumni Office at 419.530.ALUM (2586).

For more information, go to or call the UT Alumni Relations Office at 419.530.ALUM (2586) or the UT Office of Student Involvement at 419.530.4944.

Media Coverage
13 ABC (Oct. 24, 2014)
The Blade (Oct. 30, 2014)


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