Homecoming Week 2023: Stand Tall for Concordia

September 25-October 1

Alumni and friends, come home to River Forest this fall! Join us on campus to celebrate with classmates and teammates during Homecoming 2023. Stand tall for CUC as you cheer on our Cougar athletes, participate in the Alumni Association annual meeting, worship together and enjoy special celebrations including our 100th Anniversary of Cougar Football and the Athletic Hall of Fame induction

Stay tuned to this web page for up-to-date information.

Event Highlights Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

Tuesday, 09/26: Join us for “Hamilton” at the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago

Saturday, 09/30: Football vs. CUW, Alumni Association Annual Meeting, Athletic Hall of Fame

Sunday, 10/01: Men’s and Women’s Soccer vs. St. Norbert

See complete event schedule below.

Registration is Open

Whether it’s been one year, 10 years, 50 years or more, please consider joining us for the Homecoming activities. We look forward to seeing you on campus in September.

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Tuesday 09/26

  • Cougars Connect: “Hamilton” - Join alumni and current CUC Cougars in Chicago as we experience the 11-time Tony winning musical, “Hamilton” at the Chicago Nederlander Theatre. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. (Advance Registration Required)

Wednesday 09/27

Saturday 09/30

  • All-Athlete Brunch: Join us from 9:30-10:45 a.m. for the All-Athlete Brunch. New Athletic Director and CUC alumna, Janet Wolbert, will share what’s happening across Cougar athletics. (Advance Registration Required)
  • 100th Anniversary of Football: Welcome home, Cougar football players! Join us for a Tailgate Beer & Brats Cookout, the 1 p.m. CUC vs. CUW football game, and post-game cocktail reception. (Advance Registration Required)
  • CUC Cougars vs. CUW Falcons: Join us for a tailgate box lunch and the game. (Advance Registration Required)
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet: Join us for cocktails and dinner as we celebrate Alex Pinotti Masterson (’10), Chelsee Wilson (’18), Jack Walker (’09), Jacob Courter (’14), Martin Beckman (’13), and 100 Years of Cougar Football. (Advance Registration Required)

Sunday 10/01

Event Parking

Tailgate Parking: Students, alumni and friends who wish to Tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 30 should follow CUC protocols. Learn More

On-Campus Parking: Preferred parking for events is in the parking structure off Bonnie Brae. Permits are required for any overnight guests. View Campus Map

Image Release

Videos and photographs will be taken during many Homecoming events. Your registration permits Concordia University Chicago to use your likeness in both digital and print promotional materials.

Registration & Cancellation Policy

All registrations must be received by Weds., Sept. 20. Refunds cannot be granted after this date. To cancel, contact the Office of Alumni & External Relations.

We will do our best to accommodate any physical and/or dietary needs.

For event assistance, contact the Office of Alumni & External Relations at Alumni@CUChicago.edu or 888-258-6773.

We will do our best to accommodate any physical or dietary needs.