THE OFFICIAL

2020 HOMECOMING SCHEDULE!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD

Islander Clean

University Center Rotunda / Seabreeze Patio
Begins at 9:30am
hosted by Student Volunteer Connection (SVC)
Join the Student Volunteer Connection and other members of the TAMU-CC community as we come together to beautify campus by picking up trash and litter around our campus. Show your Islander spirit by lending your help! FREE breakfast tacos & iced coffee while supplies last. Please register for this event using the link below.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

“Can”struction

University Center Rotunda
Building begins at 8:00am
hosted by Student Activities
Join the Student Volunteer Connection in our mission to end hunger within the TAMU-CC community. Watch various Departments, Offices, and Student Organizations compete in a canned food building competition throughout the day in the University Center.

All structures will be made entirely from canned food or non-perishable food items within a 5’ x 5’ space. The “building materials” will then be donated to Izzy’s Food Pantry (TAMU-CC’s on campus food pantry) after the event.

Interested in competing? Teams (comprised of students or faculty/staff) can register via their spirit competition forms. Registration closes at Noon on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Homecoming Court Voting Begins!

Online at I-Engage
Begins at 5:00pm / Closes Friday, February 28th at 5:00pm

Homecoming Tip-off: Anchor’s Aweigh

East Lawn & Anchor Plaza
Begins at 3:00pm / Tip-off at 5:00pm
hosted by the Alumni Association, and the Student Alumni Association (SAA)
All are invited to help Texas A&M-Corpus Christi TIP-OFF HOMECOMING! Enjoy some music and great food. Plus, 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!

An official countdown to the start of Homecoming with President Miller and Izzy, complete with confetti cannons (yes, confetti cannons), will take place at 5:00pm announcing the START of Homecoming.

Student vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game

Jack Dugan Wellness Center
Begins at 7:00pm
hosted by Rec Sports
The annual Student vs. Faculty/Staff basketball game is a staple homecoming tradition that gives students an opportunity to compete against professional members of the TAMU-CC family. Students are encouraged to participate and represent their own team. This game also hosts a halftime show by the Islander Cheer and Dance team, presentation of the Homecoming court, and attendance prizes for the fans.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

City-Wide Bluesday Tuesday!

City Hall (1201 Leopard Street) / Various
Proclamation at 11:00am / All Day!
hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Join us for a Bluesday Tuesday like no other! Grab your Islander Blue and join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as we show our 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!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

Islander Pledge T-Shirt Spray Paint Extravaganza

East Lawn
3:00 to 5:00pm
hosted by Student Conduct and Advocacy
Join Student Conduct & Advocacy for an opportunity to create your very own Islander Pledge t-shirt!

Islanders Women’s Basketball Team vs. UNO

Dr. Jack Dugan Wellness Center
Tip-Off at 7:00pm
hosted by Islanders Athletics
Cheer on your Islander Women’s Basketball team as they host University of New Orleans. Students admitted FREE with current SandDollar$ ID. For other tickets visit GoIslanders.com or call 361.825.BALL.

Islanderino

Anchor Ballroom
Begins at 9:00pm
hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Come out and try your luck at Campus Activities Board’s annual Islanderino, with a throwback to the Roaring 1920s! Relive the era of flappers and electrifying jazz while enjoying your favorite casino games such as Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. Win tickets for amazing prizes that will be raffled off at the end of the night. 1920s-era attire encouraged.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

Patio Jam: Homecoming Edition

University Center – Sea Breeze Patio
Begins at 6:00
hosted by the University Center
Patio Jam is a space for students to express themselves through singing, playing an instrument, or reading their poetry. If you are interested in performing, contact UCP@tamucc.edu.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

Izzy’s Birthday Fiesta

Dr. Jack Dugan Wellness Center
Begins at 3:00pm
hosted by Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association invites you to join Izzy the Islander at a fiesta like no other as we celebrate our beloved mascot! Come celebrate Izzy’s birthday with food, games including an all-new Islander Loteria, inflatables, prizes and much more!

Lighting of the “I”

East Lawn & Anchor Plaza
Begins at 6:30pm
hosted by Student Activities
Lighting of the “I” is a beloved campus tradition to get excited for Saturday’s games and celebrate those Islanders who have gone before us and those who carry on the Islander traditions today. Come dressed in your Islander spirit gear of Blue and Green!

Homecoming Honors Banquet

University Center, Anchor Ballroom
Reception at 6:00pm / Dinner & Program at 7:00pm
hosted by Islanders Athletics, the Islander Alumni Association
Attend the Annual Islander Homecoming Honors Banquet to celebrate our Distinguished Alumni and Islander Athletic Hall of Honor inductees. 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. The event will feature Distinguished Alumni Awards to Larry Mills ’77, Christine Salch ’84, Mayra Viviana Zamora ’10, ’14 and induction of Brianna Brink ’15, ’17 in the Islanders Athletics Hall of Honor.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

Alumni Campus Brunch Tours

Performing Arts Center
8:00 to 11:30am
Last tour departs at 10:30am

hosted by the Islander Alumni Association
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!

Reunion Lunches for UCC and the Class of 1995

Brewster Street Icehouse (1724 N Tancahua St)
Noon to 2:00pm
hosted by the Islander Alumni Association
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.

Islanders Women’s Basketball Team vs. UIW

American Bank Center
Tip-off at 1:00pm
Cheer on your Islander Women’s Basketball team as they host the University of the Incarnate Word. Students admitted FREE with current SandDollar$ ID. For other tickets visit GoIslanders.com or call 361.825.BALL.

Homecoming Block Party presented by Whataburger!

American Bank Center
Begins at 3:00pm
One of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s BEST traditions! Join us for live music, lots of games, activities for the kiddos, a petting zoo, inflatables, food trucks, and TONS of Islander Spirit! This event is free and open to the public, so throw on your favorite Islander gear and get downtown!

Islanders Men’s Basketball Team vs. UIW

American Bank Center
Tip-off at 5:30pm
Cheer on your Islander Men’s Basketball team as they host the University of the Incarnate Word. Students admitted FREE with current SandDollar$ ID. For other tickets visit GoIslanders.com or call 361.825.BALL.

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