Homecoming | Briar Cliff University

Homecoming 2019

Celebrate your Cliff Community.

Countless students have found a home at Briar Cliff, where their community of friends became family. Celebrate the community you found at The Cliff at Briar Cliff's Homecoming on September 20 and 21, 2019.

Take a look at the schedule of events for this year's Homecoming and let us know if you'll be attending. We can't wait to celebrate the Cliff community with you!

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Briar Cliff has reserved a block of rooms for our returning Chargers at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront. Rooms are guaranteed until September 5, 2019.

If you have questions about an event, contact Monica Wetz, Director of Alumni Relations, at 712-279-1719 or Monica.Wetz@briarcliff.edu.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 20

Noon | Briar Cliff University Golf Classic, Sioux City Country Club (Contact: Amy Derby)

4 p.m. | The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) presents "College Teaching: Past and Present" - A panel featuring Emeriti professors Bob Olson, Marian Pesky and Tom Padget with current faculty members Tricia Currans-Sheehan and Cathy Grimsley. (Contact: Daniel Jung

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Cookout on The Cliff with food and yard games! Current Briar Cliff students can use their meal plan; $6.42 for non-students. (Contact: Monica Wetz)

6 p.m. | Alumni Art Show, Clausen Art Gallery (Contact: Jeff Baldus)

Evening | Alumni After Hours, Townhouse Pizza & Lounge (Contact: Monica Wetz)

Saturday, Sept. 21

10 a.m. | Briar Cliff Men's Basketball Alumni game, Newman Flanagan Center (Contact: Mark Svagera)

10 a.m. | Honored Class Reunion Lunch hosted by President Rachelle Karstens for the Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964 and 1969, St. Francis Center (RSVP/Contact: Monica Wetz)

11 a.m. | PAL Reunion (Contact: Monica Wetz)

11:30 a.m. | Campus Tours, beginning in the Roth Atrium (Contact: Monica Wetz)

11:30 a.m. | Briar Cliff "Big Blue" Tailgate, Memorial Field (Contact: Monica Wetz)

Noon | Alumni Wrestling Dual, Newman Flanagan Center (Contact: Joe Privitere)

1 p.m. | Football vs. Doane University, Memorial Field

1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | Women's and Men's Soccer vs. Midland University, Faber Field

4:30 p.m. | Alumni Mass featuring music by Sister Mary Day '68, Our Lady of Grace Chapel

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Homecoming Happy Hour featuring Townhouse Pizza and La Juanita, Roth Atrium in Heelan Hall (Contact: Monica Wetz)

Evening | Alumni After Hours, Prince's Tavern (Contact: Monica Wetz)

Roth Campus Bookstore Hours and Alumni Discount

Get 10% off as part of the Homecoming Weekend special* at the Roth Campus Bookstore in Heelan Hall's Roth Atrium. The bookstore will be open for the following hours:

Friday, Sept. 20

7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept 21

On Campus - 10 a.m. to Noon

Memorial Field - Noon to Halftime

On Campus - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30


*Mention the special to the cashier to receive the discount.

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I love working in our new digital media lab with the other graphic design students.

Anne Schaffer

Graphic Design & Marketing Major ('16)