#EUnited Homecoming & Family Weekend 2021

EUnited#EUnited Homecoming 2021

Wednesday October 6 - Saturday October 9, 2021

Please note all times below are in EDT

September 1- October 6

Homecoming Virtual 5K: Eagle Dash

Lace up your running shoes and join us as we race to Homecoming 2021! This Virtual 5k will start Sept. 1 and you have until the start of Homecoming (10/6) to finish and submit your time. Participants will receive an Eastern Eagle Dash runner’s bib as well as a medal for completing the 5k. Once completed, please email a picture of your distance/time to alumni@eastern.edu with your name. Click here to register!

Wednesday, October 6

7 p.m. #EUnited Homecoming Opening Celebration & Alumni Award Ceremony

Kicking off the #EUnited Homecoming weekend, alumni, faculty, students and staff are invited to virtually celebrate our entire community. Hear from Alumnus of the Year, Khalil Rogers '01, MBA '12, Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year, Anthony Ramos '14, MS, current Eastern staff member and Lamplight Society Inductee, Heather S. Norcini ’89, Parent '21, and Palmer Alum Pioneer in Service and Ministry honoree Dr. Sunday B. Agang MDiv '01 as they speak about how Eastern & Palmer prepared and transformed them for their successes, and how they live Eastern’s mission in their every-day lives.

Register Online Now!

Thursday, October 7

11:00 a.m. 50th Reunion Online Celebration!

We’re honoring our 50 Year Reunion Class of Golden Eagles, the Class of 1971! Join your fellow classmates online for an hour of memories, laughter and community. Palmer alumni will have a designated meeting room and should include PTS following their name (example: Jane Beaker PTS). 

Register Online Now!

12 p.m. Life as an Eastern Parent

Sending your children off to college is never an easy milestone. So many questions but most importantly, is Eastern the right fit for my child? Let us help put your mind at ease and give you a glimpse into the joys of being an Eastern parent. Join the conversation with Heather S. Norcini ’89, Parent as she speaks about her journey as an Eastern parent.

Register Online Now!


8 p.m. – 9 p.m. #EUnited Alumni Social Hour

Eastern alumni truly are better together, near or far! We may still be traveling less and maintaining social distance, but join alumni from across the country to catch up and learn what they have been up to! Grab your favorite beverage, your comfiest clothes and settle in for the #EUnited Alumni Social Hour!

Register Online Now!

Friday, October 8

7 p.m.- 8 p.m. #EUnited Reunion Celebration, (Calling all 1’s & 6s!)

Gather with your class to virtually celebrate your reunion! The evening will start with a special celebration honoring all our reunion alumni and then, following this short program, alumni will be divided into meeting rooms based on their class year. Palmer alumni will have designated meeting rooms. Please make sure to follow the registration directions below for this event to be placed into your appropriate reunion room.

Please register for this event with your class year in your last name, example John Beaker ‘70

If you are a Palmer graduate, please include PTS after your class year, example Jane Beaker ’70 PTS

Register Online Now!


Saturday, October 9

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. President’s Homecoming Reception

Join us at St. David’s Gold Club to close out the Homecoming festivities in person! Hear from President Matthews, honor our reunion classes and award recipients, and enjoy a tasty brunch buffet with the rest of the Eastern University community!

Register Here by September 30th!


Homecoming OnDemand- Virtual Events

Join Us Virtually, On Your Own Time!

Videos go live on Wednesday October 6, 2021 on the Eastern University Alumni YouTube Channel

#EUnited Talent Spotlight
We’re back showcasing our community's many talents! Eastern alumni and student singers, actors, athletes, comics, and more shine in this #EUnited Talent Spotlight! 

Your Eastern Legacy: Giving with Purpose
Join Associate Vice President for Advancement, Natissa Kultan-Pfautz, MS ’08 and Thrivent Financial Associate Michael Ghelardi, CFP®, FIC, BFATM as they speak about your philanthropic legacy with Eastern.

Presented by: Thrivent Financial Associate Michael Ghelardi, CFP®, FIC, BFATM. A native of Philadelphia, Michael enjoys helping families protect, potentially grow and understand their family finances. He has more than 12 years of financial experience spanning business valuation and mergers and acquisitions, as well as obtaining the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation. Mike’s office is located in Havertown PA, but he works with clients nationwide through video conferencing. He can be reached at by telephone at 609-306-2087; email at Michael.ghelardi@thrivent.com; or via his website.

EU Night Skies, At Home
Look to the sky and find your direction! Join fellow Eastern University stargazers for a night sky tour from home. Amateur astronomers, guided by our very own Observatory/Planetarium Administrator, Steven Sanders '01, will tour the cosmos, and be amazed by astronomy—no telescopes needed!

Watch Special Recorded Homecoming 2020 Events

Make a Gift

Supporting our Eastern Community is a longstanding tradition at Homecoming whether by contributing to a class gift or purchasing items from student organizations.  Although Homecoming is virtual this year, you can still help continue this tradition by making a gift to the area(s) of your choice.

Please note 20% of your gift will also support the Eastern Fund.

#EUnited! We are better together!

View the Homecoming 2019 Recap: