Detroit Mercy Homecoming draws record numbers

October 03, 2018
Group of Titan fans cheer on the Men's soccer team at Homecoming

The weather was perfect for Detroit Mercy Homecoming 2018 on Sept. 28-29. More than 1,500 alumni, friends and community neighbors were on hand to enjoy festivities like the annual tug-of-war, law school golf outing, 50th reunion dinner for the class of 1968, Decades Dash run, a classic car show, DIA display on how artists work, soccer, lacrosse and tennis matches, and an ROTC reunion.

The Varsity News also celebrated its 100th birthday with a reunion during Homecoming Sept. 29. More than 100 former student journalists, editors, photographers and staffers who served on the paper during their years at Detroit Mercy celebrated the paper’s birthday. Honorary co-chairs for the reunion were Ron Fournier and Luther "Badman" Keith. This special event took place in the Student Union Ball Room.

This year, Detroit Mercy welcomed Buddy’s Pizza, Bucharest Grill and Sanders to campus. In addition, attendees enjoyed craft beers from the alumni-owned North Center Brewing of Northville as well as wine from Tabone Vineyards of Traverse City, also alumni owned.

According to Peggy Pattison, director of Alumni Relations, the more than 1,500 people who attended Homecoming this year represents an increase of 15 percent from 2017. In addition, the number of alumni who participated in Homecoming Day activities increased 42 percent over last year.

“It was very exciting to see the entire community come together for a full day of fun, food and fellowship,” Pattison said. “From students, alumni, families and the Detroit Mercy neighborhood, there was entertainment for everyone. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year. Go Titans!”

Detroit Mercy Homecoming Photo Galleries

Two runners from the Detroit Decades Dash celebrate another successful year of running.
Veterans stand around University Clocktower before groundbreaking event for the new veteran's lounge.
Student at Law Golf Tournament attempts to golf using Hulk Hands
Detroit Mercy Law Dean Crocker and alumni tee off at annual golf outing.
Live taping of Ask the Professor
Alumni from the Class of 1968, celebrating their Golden Reunion
Front runners for the Detroit Decades Dash 5K 2018
Tour du Titan Bike Ride 2018
Chinese Student Association performs a traditional flag dance on the main stage.
Students carefully play giant Jenga near the beer tent.
Fencing team teaches a new students how to hit a target in fencing.
Sigma Pi fraternity boys attempt to win this year's tug-of-war
Brothers from Kappa Delta Rho take home the Tug-of-War championship trophy