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Homecoming 2023

Come home to Kean, Cougars! Kean alumni, students, faculty, staff and the local community are invited to join Kean University for Homecoming Weekend, October 13-15. Activities will include carnival games, tailgating and football.

Please be advised that tickets for food and games will be given out upon check-in on the day of Homecoming.

Homecoming 2022

Welcome Back! Homecoming 2023

October 13 - October 15, 2023

Calling all Kean Cougars! Kean alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for Homecoming. Enjoy a free music festival, the traditional Homecoming Carnival and the big football game.
Many events are free, but registration is required.

Friday, October 13
Alumni Homecoming Kickoff
7 - 10 p.m.
Suspenders Restaurant and Pub
1131 Magie Avenue, Union, NJ

Registration for this event is closed.

Kean Cougars Women's Soccer vs. William Paterson
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 14

Homecoming Carnival Games, Food Trucks and Campus Tours
Harwood Arena Parking Lot
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Alumni, click here to register. 

NEW THIS YEAR - Kean Cougar Kidzone!
Fun activities are located at the Miron Student Center (MSC) Plaza for kids aged 5-13.
12 - 1 p.m.
Watch Trolls World Tour at the Little Theatre in the Miron Student Center (MSC)
1 p.m.

These activities are free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.

Kean Cougars Football vs. TCNJ
Union Campus, Alumni Stadium
1 p.m.

$10 General Admission for Guests
$5 Visiting Students, Seniors, Children
Free - Kean Students, Staff and Faculty (With ID)

Tickets will be on sale soon!

Kean Cougars Field Hockey vs. Lynchburg
Union Campus
5 p.m. 

Sunday, October 15

Kean University Benisch Athletics Hall of Fame
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of this year's 2023 Kean University Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame Class.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Liberty Hall Academic Center
1003 Morris Avenue

All Weekend

The Galleries at Kean welcome all alumni and members of the community to visit the art galleries on the main campus during Homecoming festivities.
Please visit the website at for gallery locations, exhibits and hours.

Kean Theatre Conservatory presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
October 13-21, 2023
By Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Directed by Holly Logue
Zella Fry Theatre
Bauer Boucher Theatre Center
1000 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083

Student's Homecoming Week Schedule

Monday, October 9

Homecoming Breakfast 
MSC Plaza (Atrium rain location)
8 - 10 a.m.

Tuesday, October 10

Cupcakes and Class Tabling 
MSC Plaza (Atrium rain location)
3 - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11 

Homecoming Hypnotist Show
MSC Little Theater
8 - 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 12

Homecoming Concert 
Wilkins Theater
8 - 10 p.m.

Please click here to purchase your ticket. 

Friday, October 13 

Homecoming Pep Rally
Harwood Arena
6- 8 p.m.