Make a Memory All Week Long During Homecoming 2019

By Richard Guerrero, Published: February 01, 2019

Make a Memory All Week Long During Homecoming 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – From the Lighting of the “I” to the basketball games, Homecoming Week is a special time for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumni, faculty, staff, and especially students. The theme for this year’s event is “Shakas Up!”

Set to take place Feb. 3-9, Homecoming Week offers myriad opportunities for alumni, students, and friends of the University to experience the unique culture of the Island University.

CITYWIDE BLUESDAY TUESDAY

In conjunction with the Jan. 22 reading of the Corpus Christi City Council proclamation, the Coastal Bend community is invited to join in the Homecoming fun by wearing the color blue on Tuesday, Feb. 5, as part of “Bluesday Tuesday.” A weekly tradition at the Island University, Bluesday Tuesday is now open to the public to show their Islander spirit every Tuesday. The Island University is giving away a swag bag of A&M-Corpus Christi goodies along with a Yeti Roadie cooler to the winner of a Sport Your Islander Blue photo contest! To participate, be ready to share photos of you, your family or your co-workers wearing Islander blue on Feb. 5. See the Island University’s Facebook page for details.  

EVENTS!

Help kick off the week by cheering on your favorite team in the Student vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game at 7 p.m. on the evening of Monday, Feb. 4, or enjoy the prom-themed Islanderino casino event at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Here’s a list of additional Homecoming activities:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5: “Can”struction – University Center Rotunda, 7 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6: Islander Men’s Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Dugan Wellness Center, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 7: “The Power of People” featuring Liza Wisner ’04 ’07, University Center Anchor Ballroom, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 8: Peace Pole Dedication, Anchor Plaza, noon
  • Friday, Feb. 8: Lighting of the “I”, East Lawn and Anchor Plaza, 6:30 p.m.

Homecoming Week concludes with an Islanders Women’s Basketball game at 3 p.m. and an Islanders Men’s Basketball game at 7 p.m., which includes the announcement of the Homecoming Court. Fans can buy tickets online at GoIslanders.com (HoCo section).

Faculty and staff members who wish to purchase tickets for the games can call 825-BALL, stop by the Dugan Wellness Center (second floor), or visit the following HoCo events:

  • Anchors Aweigh
    Monday, 11 a.m.
  • Student vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball game
    Monday, 7 p.m.
  • University Center tabling
    Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday Fiesta
    Friday, 3:30 p.m.
  • Lighting of the I
    Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Want to see the full list of events? Visit the Homecoming website for the full schedule for Homecoming Week.

HOCO DINING SPECIALS

Islanders who wear their Islander gear during Homecoming Week, Feb. 3- Feb. 9, get special $2 deals across campus! Specials include:

  • 2 for $2 Tacos from Chick-N-Grill
  • $2 Chips and Queso from Chick-N-Grill
  • $2 off the Islander Patty Melt at Grill Nation
  • $2 Grande Iced Coffee from Bottom Line Cafe in the O’Connor Building
  • $2 Schmearfuls from Einstein Bros Bagels