Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019 Schedule Coming Soon!


The Homecoming Committee had an amazing time with family, students, and friends of the college all weekend this past year. We cannot thank those who attended enough for making it an unforgettable time! The information below is what we did for our Homecoming & Family Weekend in 2018. Check back in the spring for when we start to update this page with what's to come for next year's Homecoming & Family Weekend! 



We think Homecoming & Family Weekend is the perfect time for our students and their families to share in the Daemen experience! 

If you have any questions about the upcoming Homecoming & Family Weekend, you can contact our Student Activities Office by calling 716-839-8200.

Friday's Events

Wildcat Welcome TGIF!

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Wick Center The Den

Featuring some Buffalo-themed favorites, live music by Zak Ward, finger foods, and a selection of wines and ales to sample for those age 21 and over. Free Admission. Hosted by the Campus Activities Team!

The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 PM - Cocktails;  7:00 PM - Dinner

Wick Center Social Room

Presale tickets only – contact Alumni Relations (716-839-8212) for tickets and information.


Women's Volleyball Home Game


Lumsden Gymnasium

The first of a number of games this weekend! There will also be costume contest for students to participate in! Come out and cheer on your Wildcats! 

Men's Basketball Away Scrimmage


Alumni Arena (University at Buffalo)

Your Men's Basketball Team is facing off against the University at Buffalo basketball team! Tickets are on Eventbrite and only cost $4! The tickets can be picked up at will-call at the arena. Transportation NOT included with this event. Cheer on your Wildcats! 

Backyard Campfire

9:00 PM

Wick Backyard Firepit

Come out and enjoy our campfire, hot cider, and donuts. Hosted by Daemen Greeks.

Saturday's Events

Wellness Walk

10:15 AM

Wick Center Lobby

Start the day with an invigorating walk with members of Daemen’s Athletic Training Student Association and the Health Promotion Student Association. 

Homecoming Brunch

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wick Center Dining Room

Pre-sale tickets for the brunch are only $6.00 by October 24; or $7.60 cash at the door. Meals are included in the resident student meal plan and free for commuter students, faculty & staff with valid Daemen ID; children under 5 years old are free. Entertainment by Erikson Acoustic! Pre-sale tickets will be available on Eventbrite.

Student & Alumni Mentoring Luncheon

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Alumni Lounge

This annual tradition pairs current students with Daemen alumni. During the event participants will discuss future career goals and ways to be successful in the future. Alumni interested should contact Kate Hammer at khammer@daemen.edu.

Students may register for the event at daemen.edu/dclink. Sponsored by LEADS, Alumni Relations, and Career Services.

Women's Volleyball Home Game

1:00 PM 

Lumsden Gym

At the game there will be a costume contest! For kids only. Prizes for the funniest, spookiest, and scariest costume will be awarded! Come out and cheer on our Wildcats!

Men's Soccer Home Game

1:00 PM



Complimentary shuttle bus from Wick Center running 12:30 – 3:30 PM.  Come out and cheer on our Wildcats!  

CAT Fall Fest

2:00 - 4:00pm 

Wick Student Center

Stop by the Wick Student Center to partake in CAT's Fall Fest! There will be plenty of activities! Bobbing for apples, a Spider maze, Pumpkin painting and more await you! Plus there's food and prizes! Hosted by your Campus Activities Team.

Petting Zoo

2:00 PM - 4:00PM

Wick Center

You spoke and we listened! CAT is bringing a petting zoo to campus during our Fall Fest! Come by the Wick Center on Oct. 27th between 2pm and 4pm! 


2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wick Student Center

New this year, we are having a Build-A-Cat program where you can walk away with your very own plush 'cat' fitted with a Daemen T-shirt! Plushes only cost $7 and can be pre-purchased on Eventbrite! You can also pay at the event itself, still just $7! While supplies last!

Annual Homecoming Feast of Favorites Dinner

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Wick Dining Room

Popular Daemen foods chosen by the students at Daemen. Also available will be lighter beverages, wine, and beer (Alcohol for those age 21 and over). Tickets for Homecoming Celebration Dinner are only $6.00 presale by October 24; or $8.70 cash at the door. Meals are included in the resident student meal plan and free for commuter students, faculty & staff with valid Daemen ID; children under 5 years old are free. Live music by Business Casual! Pre-sale tickets will be available on Eventbrite

Headliner: Arvin Mitchell

7:30 PM

Wick Dining Room

This year's headlining entertainer is Arvin Mitchell! A comedian with gut-busting humor that will have everyone wanting more! This is one of those can't miss events!

Casino Night

8:30 PM – 11 PM

Wick Social Room

Admission is free, and a stack of playing chips is $5. Try your hand at casino-style games played with chips that get “cashed-in” for lottery tickets to some terrific prizes! Live musical entertainment by Ade Adu! Hosted by Lambda Chi Iota.