Homecoming 2012

Sunday, September 23
Monday, September 24
Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, September 26
Thursday, September 27
Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29

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orange Free Food   green Prizes   blue Spirit Event   Grey Invite-only

Sunday, September 23, 2012


8:30 - 11a.m.
'Almost-Home'coming 4 Mile Rescue Run/Walk  orange
Enjoy a unique 4-mile run through the beautiful campus of Lawrence Technological University and the Southfield City Centre all while running solo or with your favorite pet companion. You may instead choose a one mile relaxing pet walk that stays on campus. After you reach the finish line, enjoy Detroit-themed foods and relax with other metro-area pet lovers.


8:30 a.m. 

2nd Annual Disc Golf Tournament  orange green 
Sponsored by TechNews.ltu.edu
Hole 1 
You won't want to miss this glorious 18-hole course. Take a walk through scenic wooded paths in one of Southfield's premier disc golf courses. Show up at Hole 1 by the Engineering Building to sign up, Tee-off time: 9:30 a.m. Fun for all ages!  

Register to compete 

2 p.m.

The Gregor and Elizabeth Affleck House, 925 Bloomfield Woods, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304  Grey
Come Home to the Affleck House! Join the Affleck House Restoration Council to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the College of Architecture and Design, meet Lawrence Technological University's new president, Dr. Virinder Moudgil and tour the Affleck House. This historic gem is the first Frank Lloyd Wright home built in the Detroit metro area. See recent renovations completed at the home and hear plans for the future. 2 p.m. Cost $20 per person ($30 value), includes tour, refreshments and a gift.


Monday, September 24, 2012


12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Faculty vs. Students Tug O'War & Powder Puff Football Draft  blue
Will the students be victorius again this year? Who will take a ride through the mud pit? Pull your team to safety and to victory. You don't want to miss this messy melee! Purchase a homecoming t-shirt afterwards to show your blue devil spirit all week. 

Register to compete  

8 - 9:15 p.m.   

Best Pizza in Town  orange 
Will Shield's Pizzeria defend its title from last Homecoming? Taste test local pizzas and cast your vote! Participating restaurants include Bellacino'sCottage InnDomino's PizzaHungry Howie'sJet's PizzaLittle CaesarsPapa John's, Pizza HutPizzeria Biga, and Shield's.

9:30 - 11 p.m.
Code Blue!   green blue 
North Housing Front Entrance 

Join us for a Homecoming pep rally, games, mystery, and surprises!



Tuesday, September 25, 2012


12:30 - 5:30 p.m.   
Blue Devil Motorsports Grand Prix 
Sponsored by Mahle 
Parking Lot E 
Check out the latest technology from the students of Blue Devil Motorsports. 

5 - 7 p.m. 
President's Leadership Dinner
Presented by Student Government (Invite Only)

UTLC Gallery
Dr. Moudgil dines with student leaders and presents his vision for the future of higher education. 

7 p.m.
High Tech & Beyond Symposium

7 - 9 p.m. 
Women's Volleyball Match vs. UM-Dearborn  green blue 
Don Ridler Field House
Admission is FREE!  

9 - 11 p.m. 
Quidditch Tournament Kick-off
South Housing Grounds
See Harry Potter's favorite sport come to life, in these first-round matches. Return for more evening Quidditch matches throughout the week. 

Register to compete 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


12:30 p.m.
Bluetify Campus and Medallion Hunt Kick-off  green 
Students will receive initial clues to find a LTU medallion somewhere on main campus and win $200 worth of pizza from Jets Pizza. The annual Bluetify Campus Competition kicks off. 

Register your organization to Bluetify campus

9 - 11 p.m.  

Quidditch Tournament Semi-Finals  orange 
South Housing Grounds
Winning teams from Tuesday battle it out for a spot in the championship game on Saturday afternoon.

Register to compete 

10 - 11 p.m. 

NPHC Yard Show  blue 
Check out our fraternities and sororities as they participate in an outdoor step show. 


Thursday, September 27, 2012


4 p.m. 
Presidential Inauguration  orange 
Don Ridler Field House
Celebrate the inauguration of Lawrence Tech's new president, Dr. Moudgil. A reception will follow the inauguration, which is free and open to everyone.

7 p.m.  
President's Dinner  Grey 
UTLC Gallery

9 p.m. 

Fireworks Show  orange 
Cap off Inauguration Day with a fireworks display set on the beautiful Southfield back drop. Enjoys s'mores with fellow students at the University Amphitheater.

9:30 p.m. 
Comedy Show 
Presented by SPAM
Detroit-born comedian J. Chris Newberg delivers his streetwise sense of refreshingly smart and edgy humor.


Friday, September 28, 2012


3 - 4 p.m.
1st Annual Powder Puff Football Game  green orange 
Athletic FIelds (The Point)
The Blue Devils bring back football tradition with a twist. 

Register to compete

4 - 5 p.m.
Blue vs. White Ultimate Frisbee Game  green 
Athletic Fields (The Point)
Stay after the Powder Puff game and play some ultimate frisbee. No sign-up necessary. Show up and compete! 

Register to compete 

5:30 p.m.
Alumni Mixer  Grey 
Don Ridler Field House

7:30 p.m.

Midnight Madness & Homecoming Concert (featuring DEV and The Cataracs)   green orange blue 
Don Ridler Field House
Music fans from campus and around the city gather for this exciting night of musical entertainment. Feel the beat in this club-style atmosphere.


Saturday, September 29, 2012


9:30 a.m.
Blue Devil Days Grey 
Buell Atrium 
Prospective students and parents visit campus, talk to professors, and tour housing to get the Blue Devil experience!  

9:30 a.m.

X-Tech Reception  Grey 
University Board Room

11 - 12 p.m.
Young Greek Alumni Awards Brunch  Grey 
Induct a new class of the Order of Omega and honor a male and female Greek alum for their service or professional accomplishments.

12 - 3 p.m. 
Oktoberfest Homecoming Tailgate  green orange 
Parking Lot E 
Celebrate the traditions of Homecoming with friends and family. Enjoy food and drinks in a European-style tented environment.

12 - 3 p.m. 
Homecoming Car Show
Parking Lot D 

12 - 2 p.m. 

Blue Devil Bike Crew Trail Demo  green blue 
Bike Trail (near Parking Lot E)
Join the LTU Blue Devil Bike Crew to watch expert mountain bikers demo the trail, or try your mad skills on a Blue Devil Bike and compete for prizes!  Free Energy Drinks, Bike Crew SWAG and prizes for best time on the trail.  A surprise Grand Prize will be raffled off to a lucky student! All Blue Devils - alumni, students, faculty and staff - are all encouraged to participate (after they've signed a waiver!).

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. 
Dedication of Harlan Hall and Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium
2nd Floor Science Building
Celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated auditorium and catch a sneak peak of a performance by the Society of Dramatic Arts.  

12 p.m.
Homecoming Receptions  orange green blue
Parking Lot E
International Student Reception
Minority Student Reception
Greek Life Student Reception  

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer Game vs. Davenport University  green blue
Athletic Field (The Point)
Admission is FREE 

3 - 5 p.m. 
Men's Soccer Game vs. UM-Dearborn  green blue
Athletic Field (The Point)
Quidditch Cup Finals held at halftime