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FEBRUARY 24-29, 2020

It’s every Islander’s favorite time of year…make your way back to Corpus Christi and join the Islander Alumni Association for TAMU-CC HOMECOMING!
Your favorite events are back, along with some new ones for a one-of-a-kind Homecoming Experience. Tickets are now available for all of our exciting events.

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 1995 or any Tarpon (Classes 1973-1948). New for 2020, our new Reunion Programming gives you the opportunity to reconnect with an old roommate, friends, and fellow graduates. Attendees and their guest(s) will be treated to a catered lunch, along with special programming.

THE HOME TEE

Our annual “HOME” shirt is now available for purchase…This ash grey short OR long sleeve shirt features a new back design featuring the scenic entrance to the Islander University. And for the first time-ever, you have your choice of school designs for the front…order yours TODAY!

FEATURED ALUMNI EVENTS

HONORS BANQUET

HONORS BANQUET

Help the Alumni Association and Islander Athletics honor our most Distinguished Alumni, as we celebrate Islanders who have made outstanding commitments to their careers, communities and the Island University.

BRUNCH TOURS

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 our fastest-growing programming. Did we mention the mimosa bar? Yeah, that’s right. Mimosa. Bar.

TAILGATE!

TAILGATE!

With over 500 attendees last year, this is an event you absolutely cannot miss! Join us for some great food, cold drinks, awesome giveaways and live music…don’t miss-out on this Homecoming favorite!

BASKETBALL GAMES

BASKETBALL GAMES

Islanders Basketball has an exciting set of games for you to check-out while you’re ‘home.’ Both Women and Men teams will take on the Cardinals of University of the Incarnate Word. Help us pack the American Bank Center and root our teams to victory!

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!

HERE’S THE REALLY IMPORTANT PART

ALUMNI HOMECOMING SCHEDULE

– ALL WEEK LONG –

LEE ALUMNI CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Lee Alumni Center Open House
Monday, February 24th through Friday, February 29th
Woo Sung Lee Welcome Center | 6129 Ennis Joslin Road
(Mon. to Thu., 8:00am to 5:00pm; Fri., 8:00am to 7:00pm)

Pick-up your Alumni Homecoming tickets, itineraries, and some goodies for your 2020 Islander Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy some complimentary snacks and refreshments, browse through an old yearbook, and say ‘hello’ to our Alumni Staff.

– MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th –

ANCHORS AWEIGH

Anchors Aweigh
TAMUCC Campus, Anchor Plaza | 6300 Ocean Drive
3:00pm to 6:00pm

All are invited to help Texas A&M-Corpus Christi TIP-OFF HOMECOMING! Enjoy music and great food. Plus, join the fellow Alumni and the Student Alumni Association as they paint the anchor WHITE just for Homecoming. The anchor tradition dates back to 1947 and the days of the Tarpons and the University of Corpus Christi. Help us get the week started off right!

Homecoming OFFICIALLY begins at 5:00pm with an official countdown…and did we mention the confetti cannons!?

– TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th –

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 join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as they wear Islander Spirit to celebrate Homecoming 2020. Community members, supporters, Alumni, and students are ALL invited to join the fun! And share your photo and Islander spirit with us by using hashtag #BluesdayTuesday and #TAMUCC!

– FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th –

'WELCOME HOME' RECEPTION

‘Welcome Home’ Reception
Woo Sung Lee Welcome Center | 6129 Ennis Joslin Road
2:00 to 4:30pm

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

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

Alumni Association Annual Meeting
TAMUCC Campus, University Center, Lonestar Ballroom | 6300 Ocean Drive
5:30pm to 6:00pm

Hear about all the amazing things your Alumni Association has been up to, plus, hear some updates from our Houston, San Antonio, and Austin Chapters. The new Board of Directors will also be elected at this time as well!

Parking available in the Bayside Parking Garage. Complementary valet will be available as well.

HOMECOMING HONORS BANQUET

Annual Homecoming Honors Banquet
TAMUCC Campus, University Center, Lonestar Ballroom | 6300 Ocean Drive
Reception – 6:00pm; Dinner & Program – 7:00pm

Attend the Annual Islander Homecoming Honors Banquet to celebrate our Distinguished Alumni and Islander Athletic Hall of Honor inductee. Ticket prices are $35 for recent graduates (2015 or later) and $50 for all other alumni and individuals. Tables of 8 are also available for $350.

– SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9th –

CAMPUS BRUNCH TOURS

Campus Brunch Tours
TAMUCC Campus, Performing Arts Center | 6300 Ocean Drive (second entrance)
8:00am to 11:30am, Last tour departs at 10:30am

Join the Alumni Association and the Island Ambassadors for a tour of campus. Your experience will include exclusive behind-the-scene stops at some of the newest buildings and spaces around campus!

There will also be a full breakfast spread with miniature versions of all your favorites like brown sugar bacon, chicken & waffles, and barbacoa tacos…and back by popular demand, a FULL Mimosa Bar!

Tickets are just $10 per person and space is limited…reserve your seat today!

ALUMNI & FRIENDS TAILGATE!

Alumni & Friends Tailgate
American Bank Center Parking Lot | 1901 N. Shoreline Drive

Every Alum’s favorite Homecoming event: Come celebrate Homecoming by joining your Islander Alumni Association for a family friendly Pre-Game Homecoming Party! Your ticket includes a full plate of some great South Texas food, cold drinks for the kids (and adults), games, kids packets, live music, and amazing giveaways. Children 10 and under are free.

  • $5 ticket includes a BBQ buffet, tea/water/soft drinks, two drink tokens, nametag and our famous custom button pins
  • $15 ticket includes a BBQ buffet, tea/water/soft drinks, four drink tokens, nametag, our famous custom button pins, and a specialty stainless steel pint glass.
BASKETBALL GAMES!

Women’s & Men’s Islander Basketball Games
American Bank Center | 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd
Tip-offs at 1:00 and 5:30pm

Bring your screaming voice and cheer on the Islander Men and Women for a conference showdown with the Cardinals of the University of the Incarnate Word. General admission tickets are available through our website starting at just $5! For special seating, please contact Islanders Athletics.

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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