Thursday, October 31-November 2, 2019
Message from the Dean
Homecoming is such a special time of year at the University of Arizona, with Wildcats from all over coming home to celebrate, reminisce and reconnect. We look forward to welcoming our Eller and BPA alums back to campus—and hope to see you at the many events we’ve designed this year for your enjoyment!
Paulo B. Goes
Please RSVP no later than October 23 for Eller College Homecoming events:
Thursday, October 31
2019 Alumni of the Year Awards Ceremony
2-5 p.m. | Student Union Grand Ballroom
Celebrate Walt Zipperman '69 BSBA (Marketing), the 2019 Eller College Alumni of the Year recipient, and other university honorees.
Friday, November 1
Eller Cup Golf Tournament
6:30 a.m. Registration | 8 a.m. Shotgun Start | Quarry Pines Golf Club
In its 26th year, the Eller Cup Golf Tournament is an opportunity for students, alumni and local community members to play golf and network. All proceeds from the tournament fund professional development and community involvement activities of the MBA Student Association. Cost: $85 alumni, $75 staff and faculty, $65 students.
Homecoming Awards Breakfast
9-11 a.m. | Estes Atrium at McClelland Hall
This private event celebrates the Eller Award Honorees and is open to all Emeritus alumni (those who graduated in or before 1969). Complimentary for the alumni and a guest.
Sports Management Association 25th Anniversary Celebration
2 p.m. | Dunlap Stadium Club, Arizona Stadium
SMA alumni from the past 25 years are invited to celebrate with us as we kick off UA Homecoming weekend. Catch up and network with old friends and current students. We are excited to bring together the past and present generations of SMA to celebrate the progress we have made as an organization. Light refreshments provided; attendance is complimentary.
Management and Organizations Faculty and Alumni Panel and Mixer
3-5 p.m. | McClelland Hall 201A-B
The Department of Management and Organizations will host a panel of current faculty and alumni to present about current research, new programs launched and alumni job experiences from 3-4 followed by a mixer. Attendance is complimentary.
Eller Welcome Back Reception Including a Karl Eller Candlelight Vigil
5-6:30 p.m. | Estes Atrium at McClelland Hall
Reconnect with fellow Eller alumni over food and drink as we celebrate Homecoming and honor the memory and legacy of Karl Eller! Complimentary for the alumni and a guest. Discounted tickets available for additional guests at $5 per ticket. Ages 3 and under are free.
7:30 p.m. | Old Main, West side
Join the Pride of Arizona marching band, Wilbur and Wilma T. Wildcat, UA cheerleaders, the 2019 Homecoming court and more at the annual Homecoming bonfire and crowning of the king and queen. The program begins with a march from the Bear Down Friday Night Pep Rally at Main Gate to the Old Main Fountain. The bonfire starts immediately after the crowning of the 2019 Homecoming king and queen. Complimentary.
7-9 p.m. | Playground Bar & Lounge, Downstairs Courtyard
Mix and mingle with McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship alumni and current students.
Saturday, November 2
Eller College Alumni Tailgate
8:30 a.m. | UA Mall
Join BPA and Eller College alumni for pre-game festivities, including the Homecoming parade, at our Eller College alumni tent on the UA Mall. $5 per person for a catered meal, one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic beverage (a $30 value). Ages 3 and under are free. If you wish to attend the tailgate but not partake in food, you can do so complimentary.
Football Game: Oregon State vs. Arizona
1:30 p.m. | Arizona Stadium
Bear Down and cheer on your Arizona Wildcats to a victory over the Oregon State Beavers!
Eller College has held a block of rooms at the following hotels in Tucson. Room rates are not guaranteed and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. When making your reservation, please indicate that you are returning for Eller Homecoming.