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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2004
CONTACT: Tom McLaughlin
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)
E-mail: tmclaugh@kean.edu

Kean University Homecoming Events Set for October 8 and 9

UNION, N.J. – Kean University will host Homecoming 2004 on Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9, at the University’s main campus, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. Events will also take place at Kean’s East Campus at 215 North Avenue in Hillside, N.J.

The Kean University Alumni Association invites fellow alumni, as well as students, faculty, administrators, staff and friends to join the University-wide celebration. This year’s many fun-filled activities will incorporate a festive Circus Carnival: Kean Spectacular theme and will include a number of sporting events, tailgate picnics and a postgame party.

The festivities kick off on Friday at 6 p.m. with a pep rally, featuring a fireworks display and giveaways, at the Kean University Alumni Stadium, while the volleyball team squares off against John Jay College in D’Angola Gymnasium.

The fun continues on Saturday as the Nathan Weiss Graduate College hosts the second annual Scholarship 5K Race/Walk at 9:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the visitors parking area. T-shirts will be given to the first 150 registrants.

The day’s sporting events will begin at 11 a.m. as the men’s soccer team takes on Greensboro College at Kean Alumni Stadium, followed by the women’s soccer team opposing New Jersey City University at 1 p.m. on the East Campus. In the Homecoming football game, Kean meets Montclair State University at 3 p.m. at Kean Alumni Stadium, followed by a postgame party for alumni at Garden Restaurant, located at 943 Magie Avenue in Union, N.J.

Tailgate picnics will commence in the Administration Building Visitors Parking Lot at 11 a.m. In addition, the Alumni Hospitality Tent will provide an assortment of refreshments and gifts for alumni, and the bookstore will be open with Kean University and alumni-crested items for sale.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 908-737-ALUM (2586), or call toll-free at 1-888-737-ALUM.