Island University Celebrates 2014 Homecoming Week with Festivities Feb. 24-March 1

February 10, 2014

Homecoming

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s faculty, staff, and students will join with alumni and the community to celebrate a week of festivities during the 2014 Homecoming from Monday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, March 1.

This year’s theme is “Get Your Game-Face On.” Activities will include a variety of events for all ages including a Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game, the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally, an Alumni Pre-Game Homecoming Party, and a colorful downtown parade along Shoreline Boulevard.          

Saturday festivities conclude with the Official Homecoming Tailgate before the Islanders men’s basketball game against Houston Baptist at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center.

All graduates and former students from the University of Corpus Christi, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are considered members of the greater alumni family.

           Homecoming events open to the public include:

Tuesday, Feb. 25

  • Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold the Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center. There will be various activities to participate in during half time. The event, which is sponsored by the Homecoming Committee and Recreational Sports, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.2313 or e-mail drew.cantwell@tamucc.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 27

  • Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dugan Wellness Center. The lighting of the “I” is a special Islander tradition that embraces University spirit. The event, which is sponsored by Islander Athletics and the Homecoming Committee, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 361.825.5855; or email Lily.Gonzalez@tamucc.edu.

Friday, Feb. 28

  • Alumni Annual Meeting – Join the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Alumni Association at the annual meeting on Friday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Oso Room 221 and find out how you can impact your fellow alumni.  For more information, contact our Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787; or go to http://alumni.tamucc.edu.
  • Inaugural Homecoming Honors Banquet – The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Alumni Association and the Islander Athletic Fund will host the Inaugural Homecoming Honors Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. The banquet will include the Islander Alumni Awards and honor our Athletic Hall of Honor recipients. Tickets prices are $50 for alumni; $35 for newly-graduated alumni (within the last five years). For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787.

Saturday, March 1

  • Women’s Basketball Game – Start out Homecoming Day by cheering on your Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Women’s Basketball team as they take on the Houston Baptist Huskies on Saturday, March 1, at noon in the Dugan Wellness Center. Tickets are $8. For ticket information, call 361.825.BALL (2255).                                                                             
  • Alumni Pre-Game Homecoming Party – The Islander Alumni Association at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold a Pre-Game Homecoming Party on Saturday, March 1, from 4–6:30 p.m. at the American Bank Center, Resaca Street. Food and drinks will be served and a cash bar will be available. There will also be games and activities for the kids, so bring the whole family. Tickets prices are $10; and free for kids ages 10 and under.  For more information, contact the Islander Alumni Office at 361.825.5787.
  • Homecoming Parade – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its eighth annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, March 1, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin on N. Shoreline Boulevard at Peoples Street and end at the American Bank Center. Community, business, and University organizations will participate in the parade. Support your organization and help cheer on the Islanders before the men’s basketball game against Houston Baptist.
  • Official Homecoming Tailgate – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold the Official Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, March 1, from 3:30-7 p.m. in the American Bank Center parking lot. Join the campus community and get pumped up with spirit before the Homecoming game! The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Lily Gonzalez at Lily.Gonzalez@tamucc.edu.
  • Men’s Basketball Game – The Islanders will take on Houston Baptist at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center arena. The Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime. Tickets are $8 and $14.  Group discounts available. Student admission is free with s SandDollar$ ID at the Shoreline Boulevard box office. For ticket information, call 361.825.BALL (2255).                                                                            

For a full list of activities, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu.