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Homecoming 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019



Friday, October 18

Dinner with Roar-ee on South Lawn
Time: 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Butler Lawn
*Ticket Required*

Kick off Homecoming Weekend back on campus with a casual outdoor dinner on South Lawn for students and alumni. Gather on the lawns by Butler Library to eat with friends, meet current students and hear what the College experience is like today. Enjoy John Jay Dining today with halal gyro, Italian sausage and peppers, stir-fry and more, as well as desserts and beverages.

Price: $25 per person

Saturday, October 19

Homecoming Fest: Games and Activities for all Ages!

Time: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: Softball Field, Baker Athletics Complex, 533 W. 218th St.
*Ticket Required*

Family Friendly!

Spend your afternoon with classmates and enjoy a seasonal buffet lunch including finger foods, desserts and a cash bar. Reminisce about your Columbia experience, see fellow alumni, bring your family and enjoy this autumn tradition. Test your skills at cornhole and giant Jenga, swing through the new Beer Garden section or enjoy food and drinks while picking up swag and seeing old friends.

Lunch and bar will close at 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Pricing (games and activities are complimentary):
  • Alumni/Adult Guest Age 13+: $20
  • Young Alumni 2010-2019: $15
  • Columbia University Student: $10
  • Child (12 and under): $10

The first 100 young alumni to purchase a ticket to Saturday's lunch will receive one free drink ticket courtesy of Columbia College Young Alumni.

John Jay Associates can enjoy one complimentary lunch ticket in recognition of their generous support of Columbia College. Please email to claim your ticket.

Columbia Football vs. Penn

Time: 1:30 p.m. Kickoff
Location: Robert K. Kraft Field, Baker Athletics Complex, 533 W. 218th St.
*Ticket Required*

Come cheer on the Columbia Lions as they take on the Penn Quakers!

The After Party

Time: 9:00–11:00 p.m.
Location: Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46th St. (between 11th and 12th Avenues)
*Ticket Required*


Graduates from the Classes of 2010–2019 are invited to a memorable night at Hudson Terrace. Drink, dance and catch up with friends in this sophisticated nightclub atmosphere. Don’t miss this latest addition to Homecoming weekend.
Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. Cash bar also available.

Classes of 2010-2018: $30
Class of 2019: $15

*For Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard graduates only.


Thursday, October 17

Roar, Lion, Roar: A Celebration of Columbia Football Panel

Time: Panel Discussion, 6:00–7:00 p.m.; Reception, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Location: Butler Library

To mark the official opening of "Roar, Lion, Roar: A Celebration of Columbia Football," an exhibit in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library's Chang Octagon, a moderated panel will discuss the arc of Columbia football from its inception in 1870 to the present day. The discussion is being held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the establishment of college football, and panelists will include former Columbia players and staff. Organized by the University Archives, the event will end in a reception on the Library's sixth floor, where panelists and audience members can see the exhibit and mingle.


Friday, October 18

Columbia Field Hockey vs. Penn

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Baker Field, 533 W. 218th St., Field Hockey Stadium in Baker Athletics Complex

Come cheer on Columbia field hockey as they take on the Penn Quakers.


Notes and Keys Concert

Time: 8:00–8:45 p.m.
Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555

Enjoy this mid-semester concert where singers will be dressed in themed costumes.
Paid tickets are not required, but we encourage guests to register.


Columbia College Happy Hour
Time: 8:30–10:00 p.m.
Location: Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor
1135 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

Conclude your evening with other College alumni at this classic Columbia haunt.
This will be a casual gathering with a cash bar.

Saturday, October 19

Archery Clinic

Time: 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Soccer Field (entrance is at the far right corner of the Softball Field)
Ages 10 and up

Learn how to shoot an arrow from the Columbia Archery Team, seven-time National Champions, coached by Derek Davis. Sign up will take place day-of at the alumni lunch registration area.

Black Alumni Council (BAC) Homecoming
Time: 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Location: High Bar, 346 W. 40th St.

This festive evening will be an opportunity for the Black Lion family to come together to celebrate our community, learn how to get involved and have a great time with new and old Columbia friends.

The evening includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music and dancing at High Bar, a rooftop lounge in midtown Manhattan. BAC Homecoming attendees will be welcome to stay at High Bar without an additional entrance fee.