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Stay home and celebrate with us.

Experience TCNJ’s 2020 Homecoming from the comfort of your own home. What’s in store? A weekend full of virtual activities for alumni nationwide, all accessible at the touch of a button. We’ve planned an exciting lineup of virtual events ranging from a welcome celebration to happy hours to a campus tour so you can connect with fellow alumni, students, and even President Foster. We can’t wait to see you online for this year’s virtual Homecoming Weekend!

TCNJ Homecoming INSTAGRAM #TCNJHomecoming2020 As you reconnect with classmates and friends throughout the weekend, be sure to share screenshots and other photos on social media using #TCNJHomecoming2020. And don’t forget to show your Lion pride by wearing your TSC/TCNJ gear! FACEBOOK

There's something for everyone.

We’ve planned a memorable weekend for our alumni and their families to enjoy via a combination of live-streamed, recorded, and Zoom events. Enjoy a virtual yoga class, join fellow graduates for a virtual beer tasting and tailgating, and much more!

Day 1

Thursday, October 1, 2020

  • Lion Happy Hours

    Grab your favorite beverage, make sure to wear your TSC/TCNJ gear, and enjoy a casual happy hour with your college affinity group.

    - Travers 5th Intentional Democratic Community
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    - Class of 2015 5th Reunion
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    - TCNJ Swimming and Diving
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    - Sociology/Anthropology Chapter
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    - Unified Greek Council: Culturally based Greek organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Chi Upsilon Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, Lambda Theta Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sigma Sigma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta Rho, Zeta Phi Beta
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    - Kappa Alpha Psi
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    - Kappa Delta
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Day 2

Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Homecoming Welcome Celebration

    Join your fellow TSC/TCNJ alumni for some Lion pride and pizza during the 2020 virtual Homecoming Celebration. Though we may be apart, we can still enjoy a shared experience: Just order a pizza, put on your spirit wear, and grab a beverage. Post a picture of your Homecoming pizza party and tag us on Instagram (@tcnj.alumni) or on Facebook (The College of New Jersey Office of Alumni Engagement) to share with other alumni.

    Beginning at 7 p.m., enjoy welcome remarks, updates, and a celebration of TCNJ from campus leaders, including:

    - Dr. Kathryn Foster, TCNJ president;
    - James Felton, vice president for inclusive excellence;
    - Peter Simons, TCNJ Alumni Association president;

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  • Pints and Pours: Virtual Beer Tasting and Tailgating

    Experience a new kind of tailgate with selections from TCNJ alumni-owned breweries across New Jersey. Pick up your beer in advance to enjoy a virtual tasting with brewmasters, alumni, and the TCNJ community. ($)

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  • Lion Happy Hours

    Grab your favorite beverage, make sure to wear your TSC/TCNJ gear, and enjoy a casual happy hour with your college affinity group.

    - Public Health Alumni Chapter
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    - EOF
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Day 3

Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Live Virtual Yoga

    Stephanie Rindosh ’14 leads a fun and relaxing yoga session designed for all skill levels. Stephanie is a yoga instructor at Hotbox Studio in Philadelphia and was the 2013 Homecoming Queen.

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  • Lion Happy Hours

    Have a coffee, mimosa, or bloody mary in hand and sport your TSC/TCNJ gear for a casual happy hour with your affinity group.

    - Football Alumni Chapter
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    - Career and Community Studies
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    - Chi Rho Sigma
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  • TCNJ Alumni Chapters 101

    Join Angelica Cardona ‘08, Alumni Association vice president of chapters, on how to initiate a new chapter or get involved in our current affinity groups.

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  • Then and Now

    Take a stroll down memory lane at TCNJ as alumni panelists share their TCNJ experiences and memories. Then take a virtual “Then and Now” tour of campus buildings to see how much things have changed while the TCNJ spirit remains the same. Special recognition for the Class of 1970's 50th Reunion.

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  • Future Lions: Admissions Information Session

    Calling all alumni with high school students: The college search process can be daunting, and a global pandemic combined with limitations to campus visits makes things even more challenging. TCNJ’s Office of Admissions will address common questions and concerns and share everything you need to know about TCNJ and the admission process.

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  • Lunch and Learn: The State of Education in the Fall

    Tune in to hear Suzanne McCotter, dean of education, and an esteemed panel navigate our current education climate. Q&A encouraged.

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  • Lion Happy Hours

    Grab your favorite beverage, make sure to wear your TSC/TCNJ gear, and enjoy a casual happy hour with your college affinity group.

    - School of Education Alumni Chapter
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  • Using LinkedIn for Networking and Career-Building

    Learn the ins and outs of using LinkedIn to network, job seek, and market yourself, presented by the Office of Career and Leadership Development.

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  • Introducing TCNJ PRIDE: An inaugural celebration of queer professional life and scholarship at TCNJ

    Join TCNJ PRIDE for an informal kickoff of the college's newest affinity group in support of TCNJ's LGBTQ+ professional community. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a discussion of queer scholarship with TCNJ professors Leigh-Anne Francis and Benny Chan, remarks by the PRISM student group, and networking breakout sessions.

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  • Virtual Party Bingo

    Virtual Party Bingo mixes regular bingo with a live DJ, trivia, player interaction, and more. You don’t need any special equipment — just make sure you're ready to have fun.

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Available

All Weekend

  • Family Cooking Project with Delish’s Joanna Saltz ’99

    Join Delish editorial director and bestselling author Joanna Saltz ‘99 — and her children — for a family-friendly cooking demo. Trust us, this recipe for kale and artichoke bread bowl dip tastes as good as it sounds. Post a picture of your finished recipe and tag us on Instagram (@tcnj.alumni) or on Facebook (The College of New Jersey Office of Alumni Engagement). One lucky winner will receive a Delish gift basket.

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  • Children's Drawing Tutorial with Jenny (Bruckner) Strandlund ’08

    Watch Jenny’s video for step-by-step directions on drawing Roscoe the Lion. Post your child’s finished product on social media and tag us for a chance to win TCNJ swag!

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  • Kate Foster's Outdoor Challenge

    When she's not hard at work, President Foster loves to hike, bike, and enjoy the outdoors. Take a page from her book and spend some time outside this weekend. Post a picture of your activities and tag us on Instagram (@tcnj.alumni) or on Facebook (The College of New Jersey Office of Alumni Engagement). 25 lucky winners will receive some TCNJ swag!


  • Pizza Recipe for Friday Night Pizza Party

    Want to make your own pies for the Friday night pizza party?

    Check out this demo »


  • Pretzel Recipe for Virtual Beer Tasting and Tailgating

    Watch a Delish demo to learn how to make the perfect beer-tasting snack.

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  • TCNJ Campus Aerial Views Video

    Although we can’t be there in person, enjoy this video of TCNJ’s beautiful campus.

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We know you have questions.

What does a virtual Homecoming look like?

We are pleased to offer a weekend full of virtual TCNJ traditions and activities for alumni worldwide without the logistics or travel costs. You’re in for a weekend of recorded, live-streamed, and Zoom events designed to connect TCNJ alumni and students from around the globe. While we can’t wait to welcome you back to campus in the future, we are excited to celebrate with you virtually this October.

Do I need to register for virtual Homecoming events?

We highly recommend pre-registering for events to receive meeting links and reminders via email. If you forget to register, don’t worry — you’ll still be able to join most events.

Do I need a Zoom account to participate?

No, an account is not required to join Zoom meetings as a participant. However, you can set up a free Zoom account if you’d prefer.

How do I use Zoom?

Is there Zoom etiquette?

Joe Vasile ‘13 provides some light-hearted tips for presenting your best Zoom self.

We encourage you to keep your cameras on and mute yourself when you aren’t talking to avoid excess background noise.

Show your Lion spirit and download a custom TCNJ Zoom background; choose from several options featuring a variety of campus locations.

Please drink responsibly during Lion Happy Hours and the Virtual Beer Tasting and Tailgating.

Are these events free?

Yes, all virtual Homecoming events are free to attend. There is a cost to purchase beer for the Virtual Beer Tasting and Tailgating if you choose to do so.

Do I need a webcam to participate?

While we encourage all attendees to turn on a webcam during our virtual events, it is not required. You will not be able to transmit video of yourself without one, but you will be able to listen, speak, and view other participants.

How can I purchase TSC/TCNJ gear?

The TCNJ bookstore is open 7 days a week with limited hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday noon–5 p.m. You can also visit their website to shop online.

How can I support the college during this time?

A gift of any size can make all the difference for a student this year. Your gift will help TCNJ’s rigorous education, inclusive community, and rich experiences remain accessible for new generations of learners.

You can designate where you’d like your donation to be applied. Simply indicate a school, program, facility, or area of interest. You can also choose the general TCNJ Fund to ensure your gift supports the college’s key initiatives. Make your gift online today.

How do I contact the Office of Alumni Engagement?

Please email alumni@tcnj.edu.

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