Lakehead University Homecoming Weekend 2016

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Checking out the campus at Lakehead University

THUNDER BAY  – LIVING – Lakehead University’s 2nd Annual Homecoming Weekend is only a few days away, taking place on the Thunder Bay campus on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. 

Homecoming Weekend at Lakehead University is the best opportunity to reconnect with friends, relive student experiences and enjoy the city’s sights and attractions. Over 14,000 alumni and guests from across the country attended Lakehead’s inaugural Homecoming weekend in 2015, in celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary.

The weekend festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 with a Welcome Reception in The Study, hosted by the Thunder Bay Alumni Chapter.  For sports enthusiasts, the Thunderwolves home opener against the Lethbridge Pronghorns will start at 7 p.m. at Fort William Gardens. Men’s Basketball is also hosting the Winnipeg Wesmen at the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m.

The schedule for Saturday, Oct. 1 features the popular Zanatta Alumni Games at 1 p.m., the Athletic Director & All-Canadians reception at 11:30 a.m. in the Hangar, and the Alumni Awards Reception held at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge.  

The Alumni Awards Reception will feature Lakehead alum and Thunder Bay’s own Coleman Hell who will be travelling home from his busy touring schedule to accept the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, along with grads Nathan Lawrence, Liana Frenette, and David Lod, to name a few.

The public is invited to join in the celebrations, which include free admission to the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse, campus tours and opportunities to learn more about inspiring new developments on campus.  A complete list of all of the weekend’s activities can be found below.

For more information or to register for Homecoming, please click here.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, Sept. 30 

9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m       Fitness Centre Drop-In (Free admission)
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Main Gym*

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Open Swim (Free admission) 

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m       Welcome area, Registration & Campus Tours 
The Agora

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Open Swim (Free admission)
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Pool*

5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.      Welcome Reception: hosted by Thunder Bay Alumni Chapter
The Study

7:00 p.m                         Thunderwolves Hockey vs. Lethbridge Pronghorns 
Fort William Gardens**

7:30 p.m                         Men’s Basketball vs. Winnipeg Wesmen 
LU Thunderdome (Fieldhouse)***

Saturday, Oct. 1

9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m       Fitness Centre Drop-In (Free admission)
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Main Gym*

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m     Athletic Director’s Reception & Academic All-Canadians
 The Hangar

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Open Swim (Free Admission)
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Pool                                                                                                                         

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Zanatta Alumni Games (Free admission)
LU Thunderdome (unless otherwise stated)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Women’s Alumni Volleyball
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Wrestling Alumni Duals (Hangar)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Men’s Alumni Basketball

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Alumni Awards Reception
Faculty Lounge

7:00 p.m                        Thunderwolves Hockey vs. Lethbridge Pronghorns
Fort William Gardens**

7:30 p.m                        Men’s Basketball vs. Winnipeg Wesmen
LU Thunderdome (Fieldhouse)***

*Those wishing to use the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse facilities MUST check-in at Reception located on the Main Floor

**Tickets for Thunderwolves hockey available at the Fort William Gardens Box Office or by calling (807) 625-2929

***Tickets for Men’s Basketball are available at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Reception Desk located on the Main Floor 

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