Save the Date for Homecoming and Family Weekend October 16th – 22nd, 2023!

Hello, Cardinal Community! We are gearing up for Homecoming and Family Weekend! The 2023 Homecoming and Family Weekend is now live! Please scroll below to see what is in store for Cardinals this year! Thank you, and we look forward to hosting you this Fall!

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2023 Homecoming Week Schedule

Monday, October 16

Pep Rally - evening

Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Field House Gym
Department: Athletics / Student Athlete Leadership Team

Join us for an electrifying Pep Rally MC’d by the Chicago Bulls DJ and Chicago Bears teams MC–DJ Riel! Information regarding the first ever Homecoming Olympics will be shared tonight AND the annual Homecoming T-Shirts will be released! This kickoff to Homecoming Week is not-to-miss!

Tuesday, October 17

Homecoming Olympics: Roommate / Best Mate Challenge

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Cafe
Department: Student Events

Put your friends to the test to see who knows who the best! You and your bestie will answer questions blindly. Whichever pair gets the most correct answers wins points for their Homecoming Olympic Team!

Wednesday, October 18

Soccer Game

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Cardinal Stadium
Department: Athletics

Show your Cardinal Pride as we cheer for a Cardinal Soccer win!

Music Department Al Fresco

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Manor Patio
Department: Concordia Choir, Concordia Wind Ensemble, Concordia Orchestra, and Arborsong

Join us as we are treated to the sounds of the Concordia Choir, Concordia Wind Ensemble, Concordia Orchestra, and Arborsong! Click here to learn more!


Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Field House Gym
Department: Athletics

Show your Cardinal Pride as we cheer for a Cardinal Volleyball win!

Homecoming Olympics: Capture the Flag

Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Central Campus
Department: Student Events

Represent your Homecoming Olympic team in Midnight Capture the Flag! With a wide field range stretching from East Side to West Side, it's anyone's game.

Thursday, October 19

Homecoming Olympics: Wii Tournament

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Center for Intercultural Affairs
Department: Student Events

Battle it out on the Wii to win points for your Homecoming Olympic team!

2023 Family Weekend Schedule

Haven't registered for Family Weekend? Fill out the form linked below:

Register here!

Friday, October 20

Breakfast Social & Check In

Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: The Nest

Family Weekend will begin with a Continental Breakfast Social and Check-in! Family Weekend registration is preferred but not required; however, registration for the Family Luncheon is required. Guests who have registered for the Family Luncheon will receive a wristband upon checking in.


Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Let us worship together in our daily Chapel service as we extend a welcome to all visiting families!

Presidential Briefing

Time: 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Location: Chapel

Hear important campus updates for the Cardinal community from our Vice President of Administration. There will be time toward the end for a Q&A.

How to Support Your Student

Time: 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Location: Kreft Music Recital Hall

This session will be led by the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Department. Learn how to support your student as they develop in mind, body, and spirit!

Family Luncheon

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Kreft Music Recital Hall & Central Campus

The Family Luncheon will be the penultimate affair for Friday’s events and is open to the entire campus community! The luncheon will have an indoor and outdoor component. The catered lunch will take place inside (registration required). Outside, there will be a tent in Central Campus where you can find cardinal themed plushies, hot cocoa, and snacks! In addition, we will be offering a family portrait photo opportunity, bonfire, smores, and music!

Women’s Hockey

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Arctic Edge, Canton
Department: Athletics

Show your Cardinal Pride as we cheer for a Cardinal win for Women's hockey!

Homecoming Olympics: Family Obstacle course

Time: 9:30 pm
Location: Gym
Department: Student Events

Grab a family member, friend, or staff member to help your Homecoming Olympic team cross the finish line to victory!

Saturday, October 21


Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Outside the Stadium
Department: Ryan’s office / Sodexo

Calling all past and present Cardinals and extended Cardinal families! Get hyped for the Homecoming Game at the Campus Tailgate! More info to come!

Football Game

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Ferry Field
Department: Athletics

Families and Students, show your Cardinal Pride as we cheer for a Homecoming Football Win!

Alumni Social

Time: 4:30 pm / 5:00 pm (after game)
Location: Arbor Brewing, 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti
Department: Advancement / Alumni Relations

Click here to learn more about events for Alumni!

Men's Hockey

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Arctic Edge, Canton
Department: Athletics

Show your Cardinal Pride as we cheer for a Cardinal win for Men's Hockey!

Drive in Movie

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Centeral Campus

Join us as we celebrate the close of Homecoming and Family Weekend watching Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3!

Plan your visit


There are plenty of hotels for every budget in the Metro-Detroit area! Below are a few hotels closest to campus. Feel free to use these hotels as suggestions as you search for hotels that will best suit your family needs!

  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ann Arbor
    • 6 minutes from CUAA
    • 3610 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    • (734) 585-2457
  • Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor
    • 22 minutes from CUAA
    • 2900 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    • (734) 249-6157
  • Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites
    • 11 minutes from CUAA
    • 2455 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    • (734) 973-6100
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North
    • 10 minutes from CUAA
    • 3600 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    • (734) 769-9800
  • Comfort Inn & Suites University South
    • 16 minutes from CUAA
    • 3501 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    • (734) 768-2046


Please click the Parking Map button below for a breakdown of where to park on campus. For more information regarding parking, please click the Vehicles Rules and Regulations button to view the CUAA's parking rules and regulations.

Parking Map Vehicles Rules and Regulations


General questions about Homecoming Weekend can be directed to LaDonna Hawthorne at