Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018

October 5-6, 2018


Dock will celebrate the achievements of its alumni in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and we invite the public, as well as current and former students, to participate in a series of events that combine learning and fun.




What will your favorite part of Homecoming Weekend be?

Fall Concert

Friday, October 5, 7:00 PM

clemens center auditorium

An evening of great music that features our band, orchestra, and several choral groups.


Alumni of the Year Awards

Friday, October 5, 7:00 PM

clemens center auditorium

Join us as we recognize our 2018 Alumni of the Year during the Fall Concert, and stick around to greet the recipients at the Alumni of the Year reception.


Dock Disc Golf Open

Saturday, October 6, 10:00 AM

stadium fieldhouse

For the second year, the Disc Golf Open will be hosted on campus! All skill levels are welcome, and we encourage you to bring a friend. Lunch is provided

Disc Golf Registration


Color Fun Run

Saturday, October 6, 11:00 AM

Baseball Field

All ages are welcome; walk an abbreviated course to join the fun!

Registration is FREE. Lunch provided after the run. Pre-registration is preferred for a free T-shirt and CFR sunglasses. Please arrive before 10:45 a.m. and bring a bandanna, towel and change of clothes.

Color Fun Run Registration


Admissions Open House

Saturday, October 6, 12:30 - 3:00 PM


Prospective students and their families are invited to tour campus, meet faculty, and learn about academics, athletics, art, music, theater and other opportunities at Dock.

More information


Franklin Institute Road Show

Saturday, October 6, 1:00 PM

Clemens Theater

Come learn about the science of hot and cold! Some of you will be turned into molecules as this Franklin Institute Road Show helps us explore the three states of matter and challenge students' ideas about what is hot and what is cold. We'll use liquid nitrogen (N2) to make balloons shrink, bubbles freeze, and a rubber ball shatter.


STEM Camps

Saturday, October 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

rosenberger academic center

Learning has never been so much FUN! STEM concepts will come to life in 15 hands-on stations geared specifically to children ages 5-12. Pre-registration is preferred and includes a free t-shirt.

Pre-register for STEM Camps

  • Chemistry
  • Bubbleology
  • Paper Airplane Design
  • Math Problem-Solving
  • Microscopic Organisms
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Build 3-D Objects
  • K'Nex & Legos
  • Fly a Drone Demo
  • 3-D Printers
  • Robotics
  • Solar Telescope
  • Animal Furs

and more!

Water Balloon Launch Challenge

Saturday, October 6, 2:30 PM

Grass behind soccer stadium

Teams of Dock students design their own trebuchets and compete to see who can launch a water balloon the furthest. Big fun!

Nature Walk

Saturday, October 6, 3:00 PM

detweiler house

Join former faculty member Roland Yoder on a nature walk—there is no better time of year to enjoy the natural beauty of Dock's campus.

Alumni Reception

Saturday, October 6, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

rosenberger academic center

Chef Bill rolls out a feast that will include a locally sourced cheese board, pumpkin soup shooters, chicken tempura skewers and local beef from Frontier Pastures in Bally, PA. Don't miss this opportunity to catch up with friends and classmates!


Class Reunions

Saturday, October 6, 4:30 - 8:00 PM

various locations

Reunions will be held Homecoming & Family Weekend for the classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013.

Reunion information

The Science of Skateboarding

Saturday, October 6, 6:30 PM

clemens center auditorium

Wondergy brings their Skate Science show to Dock, and this show will have everyone's heart racing. Learn about the science behind landing some of the sickest skateboard jumps!

Dock Talks

Saturday, October 6, 7:30 PM

Clemens theater

This first-time event presents accomplished alumni who will showcase their work and ambitions in the world of STEM. Each presenter will give a 10-minute talk, and will be available for questions after the program. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the inspiring work of both alumni and current students.

See the Dock Talks lineup