HOMECOMING 2022

FEBRUARY 18 & 19, 2022

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS FEBRUARY? Homecoming and our annual Reunion is traditionally a time for Islanders and Tarpons to return to their alma mater and reconnect with one another, reliving the glory days.  We  invite you and your fellow classmates to RETURN TO THE ISLAND and join us for unique opportunities to engage and share your memories!

Questions? We’d love to hear from you at 361-825-5787 or info@IslanderAlumni.org.

SO MUCH TO SEE!

BRUNCH TOURS

Been a while since you’ve set foot on campus? Join us for this unique look at campus, with a special behind-the-scenes look at some of our innovative programming. And did we mention the mimosa bar?

REUNION LUNCH

Graduates from the University of Corpus Christi, the Class of 1997 (25th Anniversary) and the Class of 2012 (10th Anniversary) are invited to relive the glory and share memories at our Reunion Luncheon.

THE TAILGATE!

With over 600 attendees in 2020, this is an event you absolutely cannot miss! Join us for some great food, cold drinks, and awesome giveaways…don’t miss-out on this Homecoming favorite!

HERE’S THE REALLY
IMPORTANT PART

ALUMNI HOMECOMING SCHEDULE

– ALL WEEK LONG –

HOMECOMING HEADQUARTERS

Homecoming Headquarters
Woo Sung Lee Alumni Welcome Center
6129 Ennis Joslin Road

Pick up your Alumni Homecoming tickets, itineraries and some goodies for your 2022 Islander Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy some complimentary snacks and refreshments, browse through an old yearbook and say ‘hello’ to your Alumni Staff.

– TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th –

CITY-WIDE BLUESDAY TUESDAY

City-Wide Bluesday Tuesday
The ENTIRE Coastal Bend

Join us for a Bluesday Tuesday like no other! Grab your Islander Blue and celebrate Homecoming 2022. Be on the look-out for special spirit stops around campus, including a roaming Taco Truck thanks to the Student Alumni Association.

 

And all are invited to share your photos of Islander spirit with us by using #BluesdayTuesday and #TAMUCC. You’ll have a chance to win some special prizes thanks to our friends at Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union!

– WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th –

ANCHORS AWEIGH

Anchors Aweigh
Anchor Plaza at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, First Entrance
3:00 to 6:00 PM

Students, Alumni, and the Campus Community are invited to help the Student Alumni Association celebrate Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s oldest tradition! During this TAMU-CC Tradition, individuals help us paint the anchor white just for Homecoming, a tradition that dates back to 1947 and the days of the Tarpons and the University of Corpus Christi. This come-and-go event will feature great music, snacks and a keepsake cherished by every Islander and Tarpon.

– FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18th –

'WELCOME HOME' RECEPTION

‘WELCOME HOME’ RECEPTION
Woo Sung Lee Alumni Welcome Center
6129 Ennis Joslin Road
2:00 to 4:00 PM

As you make your way into town, meet fellow Alumni at the Lee Alumni Center for a ‘Welcome Home Reception.’ Take the edge of your travels with an adult beverage, enjoy some tasty snacks, and purchase some game-day gear for Saturday. Plus, travel and visitor information will also be available to make your time in Corpus Christi a bit more enjoyable!

Need a place to meet-up with an old fraternity brother or your first roommate?…this is the place! Please note- Lee Welcome Center hours will be extended to 7:00 PM for Homecoming purchases and pick-ups.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Legacy Room, University Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
5:30 PM

Hear about all the amazing things your Alumni Association has been up to.

You’ll hear from Board President, Dr. Peggy Lara ’98, ’01, ’12, the successful accomplishments from over the last 12 months, get updates from our four chapters, and much more. Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the new Board of Directors that will serve a 3-year term beginning in June 2022.

HOMECOMING HONORS BANQUET

HOMECOMING HONORS BANQUET
Anchor Ballroom, University Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Reception at 6:00 PM / Dinner & Program at 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of celebration, reminiscing and memories as we honor four amazing individuals at our Annual Islander Homecoming Honors Banquet. Awards will be given honoring our 2022 Distinguished Alumni and Islander Athletic Hall of Honor inductees. This year’s honorees include:

  • Distinguished – Garrett Frazier ’04
  • Outstanding – Mark Scott ’91
  • Young – Dr. Don Trahan, Jr. ’08, ’10
  • Hall of Honor Inductee – John Jordan ’15 (Men’s Basketball)
  • Hall of Honor Inductee – 2009 Men’s Tennis Team

We will also be honoring the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus, Ed Cantu ’81.

Tables and tickets are available for purchase. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with cash bar prior to the event, a fantastic seated dinner, and post-event coffee and dessert mixer.

– SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19th –

BACK TO SCHOOL: CAMPUS BRUNCH TOURS

Back to School: Campus Brunch Tours
Mary & Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
8:00 to 11:30 AM

Join the Alumni Association and the Island Ambassadors for a tour of campus on Saturday, February 19th. Your experience will include exclusive behind-the-scene stops at various buildings around campus, which you’ll ONLY be able to access on this tour!

Your morning on campus will begin and end with a full breakfast buffet at the Mary & Jeff Bell Library. We’ll have miniature versions of all your favorites, plus a FULL mimosa bar. Arrive as you like, with breakfast opening at 8:00 AM, and the first tour departing at 8:30 AM. Tours will depart every 30 minutes through 10:30 AM. Breakfast service ends at 11:30 AM…we look forward to seeing you there.

REUNION LUNCHEON

Reunion Luncheon for Class of 2012, Class of 1997 and UCC Graduates
Elizabeth’s at the Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Added in 2020, our new Reunion programming gives you the opportunity to reconnect with an old roommate, friends, and fellow graduates. We invite you and your fellow classmates for unique opportunities to engage and share your memories. Graduates from our 10th Anniversary Class (2012), 25th Anniversary Class (1997) and ALL University Corpus Christi Tarpons from ACROSS THE COUNTRY, are invited to join us for this special reunion.

Cost for attendees is free. Spouses, significant others, and children are welcome with an Anniversary Graduate. We look forward to seeing you soon!

DOUBLE-HEADER BASKETBALL GAMES

Islanders vs. Demons of Northwestern State University
American Bank Center | 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd
Tip-offs at 1:00 and 5:00pm

Enjoy a basketball double-header against the Demons of Northwestern University.

Special discounted seating through the Alumni Association available at the button below. Specialty seating can be found at GoIslanders.com.

ALUMNI & FRIENDS TAILGATE PARTY

Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party
American Bank Center | Parking Lot 5
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Celebrate Homecoming by joining your Islander Alumni Association for a family-friendly Pre-Game Homecoming Party in downtown Corpus Christi. Your ticket includes some South Texas tailgate grub and two drink tickets. Children 5 and under are FREE!

There will also be tailgate games to enjoy with your friends, our famous Homecoming button pins, chance to get your swag at our pop-up shop, activities for the kids, AWESOME giveaways, music and a cash bar by our friends at 5D Travelin’ Tavern!

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

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FEBRUARY 27, 2021

Homecoming and our annual Reunion is traditionally a time for Islanders and Tarpons to return to their alma mater to reconnect with one another and relive the glory days.  While this year’s festivities will be different than most, we still invite you and your fellow classmates for unique opportunities to engage and share your memories!

Questions? We’d love to hear from you at 361-825-5787 or info@IslanderAlumni.org.

REMINISCENCE. RECONNECT.

REUNION.

Relive your treasured time on Ward Island with specialty reunions, for all of graduates from the Class of 1996 (25th Anniversary Class) or any Tarpon (Classes 1973-1948). Introduced in 2020, our new Reunion Programming gives you the opportunity to reconnect with an old roommate, friends, and fellow graduates. Register today for the event on Saturday, February 27th at 3:00pm!

We’ve partnered with some great local favorites to offer specialty menu items exclusively during the week of Homecoming. The sort of things you can ONLY get in Corpus Christi…did your favorite make the cut?

Check back in January for a full list!

AWESOME GIVEAWAYS

We’ve got amazing giveaways at every one of our events, including this Traeger Tailgater grill valued at $450 ! We’ve also have some other goodies like Corpus Christi Hooks tickets, a couple (yes, two) Yeti Coolers, and some other awesome gift sets. Stay tuned on ways to win!

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YETI TUNDRA ROADIE

With its compact body and rotomolded construction, this small but mighty outdoor cooler is ready to hit the road on your next Islander Tailgate.

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TRAEGER TAILGATER

From the backyard to the game this top-of-the-line grill infuses big, wood-fired taste in tight spaces, now you can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ wherever (and whenever) you please!

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YETI HOPPER FLIP 12

Meet the leakproof, easy-to-carry cooler. Perfect for you next Corpus Christi beach adventure…and even features Islander blue!

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