Sep 23

Homecoming Weekend

Date: September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022 Time: 3:00 PM - 12:00 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.

Get Your All Access Pass

Rather than collecting admissions fees throughout the weekend, we have created an all-access wristband to attend all Homecoming 2022 events and receive all local sponsored discounts for this 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.

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

Register to Attend

Schedule of Events

All participants must either show a wristband or pay admission before they can gain admission into any of the homecoming events shown below.  

Friday, September 23 

 Time Event  Description Location Host

3:00 PM

Women's and Men's Chargers Invite

 Support our Chargers as they battle in a race to victory.  

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

Cross Country Program

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Outdoor Concert and Cookout

Enjoy some musical talents, join us with your picnic blanket or bag chair in the heart of our campus. For a concert from BCU Cliff Singers and Jazz Ensemble, yard games, and your grilled favorites. 

Heffernan Mall

BCU Music and Residence Life

 9:00 PM

Downtown Discounts

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 details below. 

Downtown 

University Relations

Saturday, September 24

 Time Event Description Location Host

10:00 PM

Tours of Campus

A lot has changed on campus in the past few years. Take a stroll down memory lane and meet our admissions team for a guided tour of some of your favorite memories.   Meet in Stark Student Center Admissions
11 AM - 2 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, games, prizes and off-season coaches and student-athletes.

Memorial Field Upper Lawn University Relations
1:00 PM Football Game Support our Chargers as they battle 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 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 for victory. *Stick around for halftime to participate in the alumni penalty shootout competition.*

Faber Field Men's Soccer 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 details below.

Downtown University Relations 

Sunday, September 24

 Time Event Description Location Host
11:00 AM Alumni Mass All students, alumni, and their families are encouraged to join us for a special Feast of St. Francis and Charger Alumni Celebration Mass.  Our Lady of Grace Chapel Campus Ministry 
 12:00 PM  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. Atrium University Relations 

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.

  • Princes Tavern - $5 pitchers / $2 well drinks (open at 11:00 AM)
  • 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

Alumni Intramural Events

Also this weekend many of our athletic programs will be providing alumni intramural activities for you to come back and show us how it is done. Please use the RSVP form above to register to participate in all intramural events. Programs will be reaching out to all interested participants via email to help them navigate next steps.

Date   Time Event Location Host

Friday, 09/23

4:30 PM

Alumni Softball Game

Bring your glove and join with other alumni men and women to play softball.

Bishop Mueller Complex

Softball Program

Friday, 09/23

5:00 PM

Alumni Volleyball Tournament

Join with alumni to play in a volleyball tournament on the Ray Nacke Court.

Newman Flanagan Center

Volleyball Program

Friday, 09/23

8:00 PM

Alumni Men's 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, 09/23 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

Cliff Shop Hours

While you're on campus, be sure to check out the Roth Cliff Shop. In addition to our regular hours, the Cliff Shop will be open Friday, September 22 from 4:00–7:00 PM and Sunday, September 25 from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM. If you are not able to make it to the store, shop cliffshop.com

Sponsorships

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 2022 Homecoming Weekend, simply contact University Relations and we will help you find the sponsorship opportunity that is right for you.