Homecoming 2012, “Once a Duck, Always a Duck,” offers weekend of activities

EUGENE, Ore. – (Oct. 23, 2012) – The UO Alumni Association and the Office of Family Programs announced today a weekend schedule of events and activities in honor of Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012. The celebration will begin on Friday, Oct. 26, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 28.

“We are very excited about this year’s lineup of homecoming activities and events,” said Tim Clevenger, executive director of the UO Alumni Association. “In addition to a parade, pep rally, reunions and football game, we have a wonderful array of service-oriented, musical and tradition-based activities for students, faculty and members of the community.”

Events include the ASUO campus parade, pep rally, Class of ’62 and multicultural reunions, the Student Alumni Association’s "Beat Colorado" T-shirt distribution, Parent and Family Association and Alumni Association tailgate parties and more. Events are updated at uoalumni.com/homecoming

About the UOAA

The mission of the University of Oregon Alumni Association is to foster lifelong connections with alumni and friends of the University of Oregon. The UOAA was founded in 1879 and originally served five alumni. Today the Association serves more than 185,000 alumni, including more than 15,000 members, creating opportunities to participate in the life and vitality of the UO community. 

About the Office of Family Programs

Family Programs at the University of Oregon provides support to the parents and families of undergraduate students. Family members serve as valuable partners in student success and we seek to involveand inform parents to be a resource for students and the university. Family Programs serves as a liaison to the UO Parent and Family Association (PFA). With a membership of over 4,000 families, the PFA connects family members, both locally and internationally, with the university and with each other. For more information, visit www.studentlife.uoregon.edu/family.aspx

About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.

MEDIA CONTACT:Kimberly Evans, associate director for marketing and communications, UOAA, 541-346-6892, kimevans@uoregon.edu

LINK:  http://www.uoalumni.com/homecoming

Note: The University of Oregon is equipped with an on-campus television studio with satellite uplink capacity, and a radio studio with an ISDN phone line for broadcast-quality radio interviews.

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Homecoming 2012, “Once a Duck, Always a Duck,” offers weekend of activities