University of Charleston

Inauguration of Dr. Martin Roth and 2019 Homecoming Activities

Alumni and Family activities will kick off on Thursday evening with festivities and barbecue on the lawn. The weekend will include the National Alumni Board Meeting, special reunion gatherings on Friday, Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch, Tailgate and Football Game on Saturday, and Sunday brunch. Classes of 1969, 1974 and 1979 will be honored at a Friday luncheon. Make plans to attend the inauguration as well as the traditional homecoming activities.

For information on Homecoming, contact Molly Ballard: 304-357-4734 —

For inauguration information, contact Deborah Morris: 304-357-4849 — or Dr. Bren Stevens: 304-357-4911 —

Two students posing with President Roth and Lynn during SGA and SBA event at President's house
Group at UC Builders Luncheon
Group posing on president house lawn
Group posing on president house lawn
Ribbon cutting for Welch Athletic Complex
President Roth speaking with alum


Wednesday, October 23

“Charleston’s University”
Community Reception and Networking Event
BB&T Atrium in Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center
5:00 – 7:00

Thursday, October 24

Pep Rally, Barbecue, Concert, and Fireworks
Riverbank – UC Campus
4:00 pm
Free to parents, alumni, and UC neighbors with RSVP. RSVP to Molly Ballard at or 304-357-4734.

King Adams Kovach Athletic Alumni Reception
Appalachian Room, Geary Student Union
4:00 pm
*Invite only event.

Friday, October 25

Campus Tours at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm.
Meet in the Innovation Center atrium for the tour.

Inauguration Brunch
Dining Hall, Geary Student Union
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to visitors, parents, alumni and students.
$10 adults, $5 children

Milestone Reunion Luncheon
Erma Byrd Art Gallery, 3rd Floor of Riggleman Hall
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Open to alumni celebrating their 40th, 45th, 50th, and more than 50th year reunions.
RSVP required – email or call (304) 357-4734.

Inauguration of Martin S. Roth, Ph. D.
The H. Bernard Wehrle Sr. Arena
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Free and open to visitors, parents, alumni, and students

Inauguration Celebration
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Ticketed event – $100 each or $175 per couple
To purchase tickets, please email or call (304) 357-4849.

Saturday, October 26

Athletics Hall of Fame Brunch
Ballroom, 3rd Floor Geary Student Union
10:00 am
Ticketed event. Please call 304-357-4820.

Pre-game Tailgate
UC Stadium
12:30 pm
Free to visitors, parents, alumni, and students. Enjoy classic tailgate food prior to kick-off. Meet us under the large tent just outside the stadium.

2:00 pm
The class of 1969 will be honored on the football field just prior to kick-off. Other Homecoming and Inauguration festivities will take place during the game, including the announcement of the 2019 Alum of the Year!

UC Gathering
Adelphia Restaurant, downtown Charleston
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Free to parents, alumni, and friends

Alumni Volleyball Match
Innovation Center
6:00 pm
RSVP at or (304) 357-4730.

Sunday, October 27

Alumni Art Exhibit
Featuring the work of alum, Todd Loe.
Frankenberger Art Gallery, Geary Student Union
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Farewell Brunch
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free to parents, alumni, and friends

UC’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble Inaugural Concert
Featuring special guest, Kanawha Valley Community Band
3:00 pm
Riggleman Auditorium.

For more information regarding Homecoming & Family Weekend, please contact Molly Ballard, Director of Alumni Relations, at or (304) 357-4734.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Charleston
402 2nd Ave, SW
Charleston, WV 25303
Use code UCH. Book by October 11th.

Holiday Inn & Suites
400 Second Ave
Charleston, WV 25303
Use code UCH. Book by October 11th.

Charleston Marriott Town Center
200 Lee St. E.
Charleston, WV 25301
Identify yourself as part of the University of Charleston group. Book by October 2nd.

Molly Ballard
Molly Ballard

Director of Alumni Relations