October 9 - 10

October 9 - 10

This year, it was easier than ever for you to take part in Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities—and you didn't even need to leave your couch to do it! With a full slate of Zoom lectures and activities, a virtual Logger 5k, and more, the weekend offered lots of ways to reconnect and reminisce.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Thank you for joining us as we re-imagined Homecoming and Family Weekend | At-Home Edition. Check back soon for recordings of the events. 



friday october 9

Zoom links to specific events will be provided in your confirmation at the time of registration. All events are Pacific Time. Events are subject to change. 


Legacy Society Luncheon (Invitation required)


Join us for a virtual luncheon celebrating you and your membership in the Legacy Society. We look forward to our featured program during which Professor Elise Richman and students from the Department of Art and Art History will share their work and discuss the challenges and opportunities of studying
art in an online learning environment.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Soup with Substance: You Can’t Make Fufu Alone: Commitment, Compassion, and Community in Studying Abroad to Ghana


In December 2019, Dr. LaToya Brackett took 17 students to Ghana for the first-ever faculty-led study abroad in West Africa. The group was the most diverse group in Puget Sound history, and with that came numerous levels of engagement to make the entire experience work, from the fall on campus course to the three week in-country experience. What Dr. Brackett found to be most insightful while looking back on this trip, were the requirements of having committed students, faculty, and staff on board; having compassion as a professor, but also expecting and requiring such from students; and building community prior to the trip, throughout the trip, and post the trip. She will share some of the highlights and low lights in those spaces and why in the end the trip was imperative for Puget Sound and how much she’s looking forward to expanding this in the future.



Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

Treasures of the Archives & Special Collections


Join Collins Library Director Jane Carlin and the Archives & Special Collections Staff for a virtual visit to the Puget Sound archives. Learn about how the archives operates, some of their latest projects, and see some of their favorite Puget Sound historical artifacts.



2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

LIASE Keynote Talk with Rick Bonus, chair of American Ethnic Studies at University of Washington, Seattle


Title: Finding “Homes” While Going “Global”: A Southeast Asian American Perspective


What does it mean to find a “home” in a place where one is treated as a guest?  What does it mean to undertake a study of a part of the world that’s not your “home?”  In a keynote presentation webinar, Prof. Rick Bonus will talk about the prospects and challenges of answering these questions by sharing some lessons he and his students learned in doing study abroad trips to the Philippines.  Join him for a conversation on “homes,” studying abroad, Southeast Asian American identities, and ethical practices in transnational exchanges.



4 - 5 p.m. 

ASUPS Lecture with Bill Zahn 


Title: From Rubber Monsters to Digital Cowboys: One Artists Journey to Pixar Animation Studios


As a character artist and designer for the past 15 years, Bill Zahn  has contributed to movies you've seen - Ratatouille, Car, Cars 2, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, The Good Dinosaur and Coco.



5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

School of Music Collage: 10th Annual Faculty and Student Showcase


This annual, fast-paced concert is an anticipated event that delights audience members. Faculty members and students will perform together virtually in an evening of chamber music representing School of Music vocal and instrumental ensembles.


Virtual reception following the performance hosted by SAI International Music Fraternity. All are welcome to attend via Zoom.




7:30 - 9 p.m. 

saturday October 10


Parents Council Executive Committee Meeting



9 - 11 a.m. 

Tenth-Annual Logger 5K ($)


Join other Loggers (at your own pace) for this virtual fun run. We encourage you to run/walk/jog/skip from the comfort of your neighborhood or home. You’ll have access to an immersive virtual lap of campus to motivate you during your run and enjoy campus scenery. Remember to wear maroon and white or green and gold to show your Logger spirit!


Once registration opens you can order your commemorative t-shirt and race bib. 


Want to enjoy another lap?



9  a.m. 

Alumni Council Meeting



10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Estate Planning Workshop


Stump the Estate Planning Expert
Presented by Robert C. Pittman '75, CAP Pittman Law Office



11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Coaches Panel


Rick Sassara ’87, Alumni Council Athletics Committee Chair, will moderate a conversation with head coaches Jeff Thomas (football), Mark Massey (volleyball), and Kim Calkins (women’s soccer).



Participate at your own leisure!

Stock up on Logger Gear 


In partnership with the Logger Store, check out the catalog of options for you to order and show your Puget Sound pride, from wherever you are!


Free shipping on catalog items!


Logger Store Homecoming Catalog

School of Music Loggers Perform Series


School of Music YouTube Channel

LIASE Student Reflections


Video reflections from program participants who volunteered to share their thoughts and feelings on the experience.



2004 NCAA D-III Women's Soccer Championship Game


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2019 Homecoming Football Game


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Zoom links to specific events will be provided in your confirmation at the time of registration. 
All times are Pacific Time.
Events are subject to change. 
($) notes a cost.