Homecoming

Saturday, October 12

8 a.m.

Butler's Biggest Tailgate

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Hinkle Fieldhouse Lot
Join the fun at Butler's Biggest Tailgate. Fans have several tailgating options.

  • Option one is a single car parking pass for $13 and includes a parking space for your vehicle and space for your tailgate. RV/Campers are welcome for a cost of $30. (price includes pass and shipping costs)
  • Are you looking for the opportunity to tailgate in the best location on game day? Fans can also choose to be part of Bulldog Boulevard, a section of tents where fans can set-up their tailgate. A Bulldog Boulevard tailgate pass is $60 and includes rental of a 10'x 10' canopy tent, one Hinkle Fieldhouse parking space near Bulldog Boulevard, one 6 foot table, and a sign identifying your tent. Fans provide food, drinks, friends, and a great tailgating atmosphere. We are looking for true blue Butler fans that can bring energy and excitement to this game day tailgating experience.
  • Finally, if you don't want to bring food and stay at your vehicle, Chick-fil-A will be selling lunch menu items from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     
    Tailgating space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as the Hinkle lot typically sells out for Homecoming. Bulldog Boulevard tailgating is from 8 a.m. - until 5 p.m. or 1.5 hours after the game, whichever comes first. Please see Athletics' complete tailgating policy.
8:30 - 11 a.m.

Legacy Breakfast & Explore Butler Presentation - Office of Admission

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The Office of Admission invites alumni parents and prospective legacy students to attend an Explore Butler Presentation. Please join us for a light continental breakfast, admission information session, and a tour of campus. Click here to register.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Butler Zip Line

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Come check out this new Homecoming activity.  Riders must weigh between 50 and 250 lbs. Rides are first-come, first-served; however alumni registered for their class reunion  will have preferred access.

9 - 11 a.m. Carillon Concert and Open House
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Holcomb Gardens
FREE
Meet University carillonneur, William Engle, at the carillon room for a concert of arrangements, anecdotes, or requests. For more information contact William Engle at (317) 695-2926 or wengle@butler.edu.

9 a.m. Sigma Chi Chariot Race
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Along Hampton Drive
FREE

9:30 a.m. &
11 a.m.
Behind the Scenes at Hinkle Fieldhouse
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Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE
Go behind the scenes of this Butler treasure to see areas of Hinkle many never get to see. Tour space is limited. Registration required, and event may sell out before registration deadline.

9:30 a.m. Butler Couples Commitment Blessing
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Steps of the Carillon
FREE
Couples who met their significant others at Butler or have a Butler connection are encouraged to join us at the Carillon for a special blessing. Couples who register in advance will receive a free gift. 

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Alumni & Faculty Recption
Paw Print College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building
FREE
9:30 - 11 a.m. Jordan College of the Arts Alumni Community Breakfast
Paw Print Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
$30 per person.
10 a.m. Bulldog Beauty Contest presented by Built Ford Tough Trucks
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FREE
A Homecoming favorite, Trip hosts the 12th annual contest. This is a must-attend event for all Bulldog fans!  Visit www.butler.edu/homecoming for more information or to register your bulldog.
10 a.m. Butler Bulldogs Football Team Walk
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FREE
10 a.m. - Noon  Meet Marcus, Butler's K-9 Officer
Paw Print Butler Way Mall
FREE
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Class of 2003 10th Reunion Tailgate
Paw Print Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Class of 2008 5th Reunion Tailgate
  Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall Open House featuring the art of Marianne Glick '73 M.S. '74
Paw Print Clowes Memorial Hall
FREE
10 a.m. - Noon College of Education
Paw Print Atherton Union, Starbucks
FREE
Stop by Starbucks for a meet and greet with COE faculty and staff.  COE goodies will be available and the coffee is on us when you come by!
10 a.m. - Noon Family Fun Fest hosted by Blue III "Trip"
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Atherton Mall
FREE
Bring the entire family to enjoy Blue III's Family Fun Fest.  Activities will entertain all ages and include face painting, inflatables, and train rides.

 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  EDDP Tailgate
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Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
Free
EDDP alumni, students, and families are invited to tailgate. Bring your own food, drink, and chairs, and the department will bring the tailgating activities.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Food Truck Festival
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Butler Way Drive (46th Street)
Returning to Homecoming in 2013, alumni and fans can visit one of six food truck vendors including Byrne's Grilled Pizza, Der Pretzel Wagen, Groovy Guys Fries, Mac Genie, Tacos without Borders, and The Flying Cupcake. 

10 a.m. - Noon

Tours of the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

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Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
FREE

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Young Alumni Tailgate hosted by the Young Alumni Board
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Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE
Graduates of the last 10 years are invited to stop by and enjoy games, free food, and prizes while tailgating with fellow young alumni.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Irwin Library 50th Anniversary Exhibit
 

  Irwin Library Lobby
Or visit the exhibit online.

11 a.m. - Noon Black Alumni Association Reunion Lunch
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Health and Recreation Complex
$20 per person

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Class of 1988 25th Reunion Tailgate
Paw Print Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
$35 per person. $15 for kids ages 3-12.
See the 25th Reunion website for more details.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. College of Business Tailgate
Paw Print Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

College of Communications Reunion Tailgate
Paw Print Health and Recreation Complex, south patio
FREE
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jordan College of the Arts Alumni Community Tailgate
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Bulldog Boulevard, Hinkle Fieldhouse
FREE

Noon Homecoming Parade
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Along Hampton Drive, Sunset Avenue, and 49th Street
FREE 

12:45 p.m.

Butler University Marching Band Pre-Game Performance
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Butler Bowl

1 p.m. Butler Bulldogs vs. Campbell Camels
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Butler Bowl
Advanced general admission tickets are $10 for adults (ages 13+) and $6 for children (ages 3-12). Advanced chairback tickets are $18 for adults and children (ages 3-12).  General admission tickets can be purchased at the event for $14 for adults (ages 13+) and $9 for kids (ages 3-12) and chairbacks for $22 for adults and children (ages 3-12). All youth two and under are FREE. No animals allowed in the Butler Bowl.

4 p.m. Butler Theatre presents Scenes from Mr. Marmalade
Paw Print Lilly Hall Studio 328
FREE
Come see the Butler Theatre student production, Scenes from Mr. Marmalade.  Show length is one hour and is for mature audiences only.
6 p.m. Class of 1963 50th Reunion Celebration
 

Robertson Hall
Included in your reunion package, $65. Includes a reception with group photo of the class followed by the reunion dinner with remarks from Barry Collier '76, Vice President and Director of Athletics. See the 50th Reunion website for full details.

7 p.m. Butler Bulldogs vs. Providence (women's soccer)
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Butler Bowl
$7 adult, $4 youth (ages 3-12)


  

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