Mansfield University to celebrate homecoming

MANSFIELD – Alumni, family and friends will return to Mansfield University to celebrate Homecoming 2013 on Oct. 4 through 6.

Highlighting the Oct. 4 schedule will be the Athletic Hall of Fame reception, dinner and induction ceremony beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the Manser North Dining Hall. There is a cost and reservations are required.

This year’s inductees are Robert “Bo” Brisiel ’66, Scott Frick ’93, Nate Gibson ’97 and Terry Manning ’63.

A magic show featuring Jay Mattiolo will be on stage at Straughn Hall at 7:30 p.m.

A bonfire, pep rally and fireworks display will be held at 9 p.m. on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall.

Registration for homecoming golf tournament at Corey Creek Golf Club begins at 8 a.m. and play starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday. For more information, call 570-662-4466 or email kdeck All proceeds from the tournament benefit MU athletic scholarships.

Oct. 5, the Homecoming parade will make its way up Main Street at 10 a.m.

The alumni tent party, featuring food and refreshments, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Water Tower. There is a cost and registration is requested.

The Mountaineers football team will take on Post University at 1 p.m.

Before the game, the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be introduced to the crowd. At halftime the homecoming queen and king will be crowned and “The Spirit & the Pride of Pennsylvania” Mansfield University Marching Band will perform.

The field hockey will be home to face Bloomsburg at 6:30 p.m. at Van Norman Field.

There also will be alumni games in baseball and softball Oct 5.

The MU Music Department will present its PRISM Concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. For ticket information, visit or call 570-662-4710.

The MU Symphony Orchestra and concert Wind Ensemble will perform at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Steadman Theatre. Visit or call 570-662-4710 for more information.

North Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6.

The bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Oct. 5. Alumni receive a 20 percent discount on clothing and MU logo items.

The Kelchner Fitness Center will be open and free to all alumni the entire weekend.

For a full schedule of events, to register online or download a registration form, visit alum

Call 888-305-6505 or email alumni2@mans for more information.