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Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Photos

Follow the photo below for a gallery of pictures taken during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2014.  Mark your calendars: Homecoming & Reunion Weekend next year is October 9-10, 2015.  We will be celebrating reunions for those who graduated in years ending in '5 and '0.


Michigan Bound

Join the SRU Alumni Association as Rock Football returns to The Big House to play PSAC rival Mercyhurst on October 18, 2014.  The Alumni bus is full, but the Meet us in Michigan and Game Day Packages can still be booked. Today is the last day to secure the special rate at the Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan. Learn more by clicking below:

Upcoming Alumni Events

This fall, the SRU Alumni Association has a number of alumni events planned throughout the region.  Throughout 2014, we have been asking alumni how they were a part of SRU's history.  Bring your favorite photo or meemento to our events to be added to our digital alumni timeline. If you can't make it to an event, but would like to submit a photo, please send it to with a description of the photo, date taken and names of the individuals.


Raleigh-Durham Alumni Reception

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Join the SRU Alumni Association in the tasting area of BottleMixx, a fun, independently owned and operated shop by alumnus Bruce McKim '86 and his wife Ellen.  Sample selections of American craft beer, imported beer and delightful wines from both new and old world countries, while visiting with Rock alumni and special guest President Cheryl Norton.


8111 Creedmoor Rd #153, Raleigh, NC 27613

6:30 p.m.   $15

Register online at


Charlotte Alumni Reception

Thursday, November 6, 2014 

Join the SRU Alumni Association at NASCAR Studios, while visiting with Rock alumni and special guest President Cheryl Norton!


NASCAR Studios, Studio 43

550 South Caldwell Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

6:00 p.m.   $20

Register online at


Cultural Excursion to The Butler Museum of American Art

Youngstown, OH

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Visit the Butler Musuem of American Art with students, alumni and friends. At 2 p.m. you will be treated to a concert, titled “Songs of Americana,” performed by the Slippery Rock University Concert Choir, conducted by Stephen Barr. The concert will feature folk songs by American composers and will be a showpiece for SRU’s 125th anniversary celebration. The program concludes with a birthday cake reception to celebrate SRU’s 125th Anniversary.

$30 – Transportation from SRU, Museum, concert and reception

$15- Museum, concert and reception (no transportation) 

The museum opens at 12:00 PM on Sunday.

Register by calling 1-800-GET-ROCK or online at


Veterans' Day Ceremony

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Please join us at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Russell Wright Alumni House as we honor our veterans.   Light rereshments will be served immediately after the ceremony in the Alumni House.


Cleveland Alumni Reception

November 19, 2014 

Join the SRU Alumni Association as we “Think and Drink with the Extinct” at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.   Alumni will have a private reception in the Corning Room and be able to enjoy the Museum’s evening festivities.

1 Wade Oval Dr. Cleveland, OH 44106

6:00 p.m.   $15

Register by calling 724-738-4223 or online at


Backpacks to Briefcases

November 20, 2014  

This event connects students and alumni from the College of Business, Information and Social Science and the College of Health, Environment and Science. It is designed to allow our students to explore career options, interact with successful SRU alumni and learn about life after college.


Located inside the Oxford Athletic Club

100 Village Run Road, Wexford, PA 15090

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP to Kelly Bailey, Director of Alumni Engagement


Yuletide Luncheon at Longwood Gardens

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Join the SRU Alumni Association at Longwood Gardens for a Yuletide Luncheon in the Terra Cotta Room of the Terrace Restaurant. Registration fee includes the Yuletide Luncheon and admission to Longwood Gardens, which will be featuring their Longwood Christmas display. Holiday lights begin to turn on at 3:30 p.m. Longwood Gardens is open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Seating is limited and early registration is kindly requested by December 1, 2014

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

1:30 p.m.

Adults $40, Children $20


Patio Bricks

Over 100 new bricks for the Sally Jackson Lennox Patio were recently installed in preparation for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.
You can leave a lasting legacy at Slippery Rock University by purchasing a brick for the patio.  The patio, which is adjacent to the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center, is a popular gathering spot for alumni and students alike.  Named brick(s) are typically personalized by engraving a name and graduation year; however, many also choose to add personalized messages, Greek letters or student organization names.  Bricks can also be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one.  

Order bricks online

Class Notes

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Follow the SRUAA on Facebook

Keep in touch with what's happening at the Alumni Association by liking our new Facebook page. Help us get to "1889" likes this year in honor of our 125th Anniversary!
Click here for the SRUAA Facebook page.

Ride with Rock Pride: SRU Specialty License Plate

Pennsylvania drivers can Ride with Rock Pride as they display the official Slippery Rock University license plate featuring the SRU logo and the words Slippery Rock University printed across the bottom of the plate. The SRU specialty plates are available for a one-time fee of $35 for members of the SRU Alumni Association and $50 for all others. A portion of this is a tax-deductible donation and helps support the Alumni Association’s yearly initiatives.

More information 


Are You a Member of the SRU Alumni Association?

The SRUAA offers programs, services and events for our alumni that provide professional and social networking opportunities, while maintaining a link to your alma mater and fellow graduates.

Moving forward, we are excited to offer new programs – including cultural excursions, corporate events and a series of online career webinars.

As a member of the Alumni Association, you also receive:

  • 10% discount to the SGA Bookstore
  • 10% discount for rentals of the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center
  • Ride with Rock Pride - Discount on specialty SRU License Plate
  • Reduced rate for SRU Athletic events
  • Special members-only discounts with our national travel partners
  • …and more!

Be sure to visit our website to check out all of our membership benefits and upcoming events!



As an Alum of Slippery Rock University you are eligible to receive an exclusive group discount off Liberty Mutual's already competitive rates on auto and home insurance.  Alumni in the Western Pennsylvania area call Adam Ruffner at 1-800-746-5420 x 54028 all others call 1-800-835-0894 or visit to learn more.  


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