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Friday Evening at 5 pm, join us at Lyne Center for tailgating and the Alumni Hospitality Tent where you will receive a special Alumni Goodie Bag including 2- Free tickets to the game!  Our Women’s Basketball Team takes the court at 6 pm.  Our Men’s Team will take on defending National Champs, Shawnee State, at 8 pm.

*Point of Rio Pride, we were one of only two losses for Shawnee State during their National Championship season.

Saturday, join us beginning at 10:00 am for the Alumni Association Annual Meeting, which features an update from President Ryan Smith and a presentation of 2020 Alumni Awards.  Our traditional Homecoming Tailgate will begin at 11am.  Rio Women’s Basketball takes the floor at 3 pm with all Alumni Award Winners in attendance announced prior to the game.  Rio Men’s Basketball gets underway at 5 pm with all Athletic Hall of Fame** members in attendance announced prior to the tip-off.


ALL GAMES ARE A RED OUT THE ENTIRE WEEKEND! Be sure to wear something Red!

Homecoming Weekend Events

Friday, Nov. 12

  • 4pm – Tailgate Set Up
  • 5p-8p – Alumni Hospitality Tent and Tailgate
  • 6p – Women’s Basketball vs University of Cincinnati- Clermont
  • 8p – Men’s Basketball vs Shawnee State University


Saturday, Nov. 13

  • 10 am – 11a – Alumni Association Annual Meeting with Alumni Awards Presentation
  • 11a-3 pm – “History of Rio” Archives Exhibit/ Tour by Jake Bapst ‘75, 3rd Floor Greer Museum
  • 2:30  – All Alumni Award Members in Attendance Recognition
  • 3 pm – Women’s Basketball vs Rochester University
  • 4:30 pm – All Athletic Hall of Fame Members in Attendance Recognition
  • 5 pm – Men’s Basketball vs TBA
  • 6:30 pm – Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet*


Reserve your space now! $25 for the entire weekend

*Invitation Only Event
** If you are an Athletic Hall of Fame member and would like to attend the banquet, please email alumni@rio.edu


The Rio Grande Bookstore will be open Homecoming Weekend.
On Friday, hours are 8 am to 6 pm in the basement of Rhodes Student Center. On Saturday, hours are noon to 6 pm in Rhodes and at Lyne Center.

Any questions about any of the topics can be directed to alumni@rio.edu
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