Eller Homecoming 2019

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

Weekend Itinerary

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.

RSVP Required

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.

Registration Required

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.

RSVP Required

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.

RSVP Required

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.

RSVP Required

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.

RSVP Required

Homecoming Bonfire
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.

McGuire Mixer
7-9 p.m. | Playground Bar & Lounge, Downstairs Courtyard

Mix and mingle with McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship alumni and current students.

RSVP Required

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.

RSVP Encouraged

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!

Purchase Tickets


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.

Lodge on the Desert
306 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ

Starting at $139 per night, breakfast included.
Booking code: ELRHOM

Aloft Tucson University
1900 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ

Starting at $149 per night.

Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa
3800 E. Sunrise Dr.

Starting at $229 per night.
Rate deadline: September 30.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Special Events at alumni@eller.arizona.edu or 520-621-2900.

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