Oct 01

Homecoming Weekend

Date: October 01, 2021 - October 03, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Briar Cliff University


Homecoming reconnects our past and present Charger community to celebrate Briar Cliff and its traditions. Throughout the week, our current students will have the chance to participate in many on-campus and virtual events for prizes. On Friday and Saturday, Briar Cliff University welcomes our alumni community back to Sioux City to enjoy a variety of alumni intramural, social, and home athletic events.

Alumni will have the opportunity to play or watch their former classmates show off their skills in various sports. Then, come cheer on our current Chargers as they compete in football, soccer, and volleyball games. Additionally, Briar Cliff University will host and facilitate a cookout, tailgate, mass, and a variety of discounts and deals at local establishments to help host and connect our returning alumni.

While you're on campus, be sure to check out the Roth Cliff Shop for 20% off orders of $60 or more. In addition to our regular hours, the Cliff Shop will be open Friday, October 1 from 4:00–7:00 PM and Sunday, October 3 from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM. 

Get Your All Access Pass

NEW THIS YEAR - Rather than collecting admissions fees throughout the weekend, we are requesting $25 for your all-access wristband to attend all events throughout the weekend. With this gift, you will not only contribute to our athletic programs but get a wristband that will grant you access to participate and attend all Homecoming 2021 events and receive all local sponsored discounts for that weekend. Wristbands will be available for purchase or pickup at the door of every event throughout the weekend. However, we still request that you register/pay in advance to ensure we have enough food and support at each event. You will receive a tax-deductible letter with a gift more than $25.

RSVP and reserve your wristband in advance. Contact University Relations if you have any questions.

Register to Attend

Schedule of Events

* - must register & receive wristband to participate in event

Friday, October 1 

 Time Event Description Location Host
3-5:00 PM Campus Cookout* Join us for an open house event at the newly completed Baseball Clubhouse and batting cages. We will be offering lunch and tours to all alumni and community guests. Tours available to all, wristband or not. Bishop Mueller Complex University Relations & Baseball Program
3:00 PM Women's and Men's 2021 Chargers Invite Support our Chargers as they battle in a race to victory.   Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Cross Country Program
3:00 PM  Home Run Derby* Softball and baseball alums have 3 minutes to hit as many homeruns as they can. Field dimensions vary by age. Bishop Mueller Complex
Baseball Program
4:00 PM Bishop Mueller Facilities Tour Celebrate the next phase of the Bishop Mueller Field project and see the progress of the addition to the complex. Bishop Mueller Complex Baseball Program 
4:30 PM Baseball Intrasquad Scrimmage  Stick around for the intrasquad scrimmage and get a preview of this year's spring season. Bishop Mueller Complex Baseball Program
4:30 PM Alumni Softball Game* Bring your glove and join with other alumni women to play softball. Bishop Mueller Complex Softball Program
5:00 PM Alumni Volleyball Tournament* Join with alumni to play in a volleyball tournament on the Ray Nacke Court and participate in the "Spot Serve" competition! Newman Flanagan Center Volleyball Program
8:30 PM Alumni 3 Point & Dunk Contest* Join other alumni to participate in the 3 point contest. Participants will have 1 minute to make as many 3’s as they can from 6 spots (5 balls at each spot).  Then stay for the dunk contest and see if you can out jump the current Chargers. Newman Flanagan Center Basketball Programs
9:00 PM  Alumni Basketball Game* Join with other alumni men to play basketball on the Ray Nacke Court. With a Current v. Former Men Chargers full court game, come see how your skills match up to our team now! Newman Flanagan Center Basketball Programs


Saturday, October 2 

 Time Event Description Location Host
10 AM - 4 PM Charger Tailgate*

Let's tailgate! Bring your friends, your vehicle, your beverages, and Charger pride to the parking areas east of Memorial Field. Briar Cliff University will have a tent with food, games, prizes and off-season coaches and student-athletes. 

Memorial Field Upper Lawn University Relations
11:00 AM Wrestling Alumni Dual*
Alumni will compete against current team members in a fun engaging atmosphere. This event reconnects alumni and builds relationships between them and the new generation of Charger wrestlers.
Newman Flanagan Center Wrestling Program 
1:00 PM Football Game Support our Chargers as they battle the Hastings Broncos for victory. *Stick around for halftime to play in our alumni field goal competition.* Memorial Field Football Program
1:00 PM Women's Soccer Game Support our Chargers as they battle the Hastings Broncos for victory. *Stick around for halftime to participate in the alumni penalty shootout competition.* Faber Field Women's Soccer Program
3:30 PM Men's Soccer Game

Support our Chargers as they battle the Hastings Broncos for victory. *Stick around for halftime to participate in the alumni penalty shootout competition.*

Faber Field Men's Soccer Program
6:30 PM  Volleyball Game  Support our Chargers as they battle the Jamestown Jimmies for victory.  Newman Flanagan Center Volleyball Program
9:00 PM Downtown Discounts*

Special thanks to the Siouxland Community for their ongoing support of our students and programs. While you are back in town be sure take advantage of the many discounts and drink deals arranged at our local restaurant and bar locations. Check back here as the event gets closer to review these details. 

  • Townhouse Pizza & Lounge - Pizza specials / Happy Hour through bar close
  • Princes Tavern - $5 pitchers / $2 well drinks 
  • Marto Brewing Co. - Buy 1, Get 1 
  • Buffalo Alice - $2 domestics / Jumbo pizza at medium price
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Tap - $2 domestics / $2.75 well drinks 
  • Bergies - Discounts on beer & liquor / free chili or loose meat 
  • Bodega - $5 off pizzas until 10 p.m.
  • Majors - BOGO well drinks, half-priced fish bowls, $5 lit drinks (Long Island) 
  • Rebos - Free chips and salsa with ANY purchase (drink or food)
  • Key Club - No cover charge after 10 p.m., reverse happy hour (8-10 p.m.), Briar Cliff special drink
Downtown University Relations 


Sunday, October 3

 Time Event Description Location Host
11:00 AM Alumni Mass & Reception End your weekend in true Charger fashion with some fellowship and food. Join us for a special Feast of St. Francis Celebration mass and reception to follow in the Clifftop Eats cafeteria. Our Lady of Grace Chapel and Stark Student Center  University Relations and Campus Ministry 


Roth Cliff Shop

Wear your Charger pride on the outside. All weekend, the Roth Cliff Shop will be open and offer a 40% Off discount to anyone who has a Charger wristband*. Be sure to make time to visit our reimagined in-person store to take advantage of these discounts. 


Help us make homecoming a weekend to remember. We are always looking for sponsors for events, giveaways, and prizes. If you or your business are interested in becoming a sponsor of Briar Cliff University's 2021 Homecoming Weekend, simply contact University Relations and we will help you find the sponsorship opportunity that is right for you.