WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University athletics is excited to celebrate homecoming this weekend and welcome all Gallaudet alumni and supporters to campus. The homecoming festivities will kick of Thursday, Oct. 23, at Hotchkiss Field for a pep rally from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to cheer on the Bison as women’s volleyball and soccer teams compete at home Friday night and football plays at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Bison football coach Chuck Goldstein invites all former Gallaudet football alumni to attend the teams practice on Friday at 4 p.m. The practice will be held at Hotchkiss Field and will last until 5:30 p.m. After practice, the Bison competitions kick-off with women’s soccer (3-13, 2-9 NEAC), who is coming off a big win against North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) rival St. Elizabeth, defeating the Eagles 9-1. The Bison soccer team will host Penn College (4-12, 3-7 NEAC) on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Hotchkiss Field.
The Bison women's volleyball team (18-11, 11-1 NEAC) still holds first place for the NEAC after their first conference loss to Keuka College this past weekend. Friday evening the Bison will host out of conference opponent St. Mary’s (Md.) College in the Field House gym at 7 p.m.
The homecoming parade will be held on the track of Hotchkiss Field and start around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the football game. The Bison football team (2-3, 2-1 ECFC) is hoping to get another Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) win against Mount Ida College (2-4, 2-1 ECFC) this Saturday at 1 p.m.
Bison athletics looks forward to seeing Gallaudet fans in full force this weekend proudly supporting the buff and blue. GO BISON!
Parking and Traffic Changes for Homecoming
As in the past, all available parking on campus will be utilized on Homecoming day. There will be a temporary lift of zone restrictions.
All four gates will be available for entry and exit for Homecoming day events.
Patterns will be altered to accommodate pedestrian traffic near Hotchkiss Field and at the front of the campus near College Hall and Chapel Hall.
Please be aware of the following:
- Lincoln Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic from the Field House to Lowman Circle for the entire day’s activities.
- Between 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (approximately) the entrance gate at Florida Ave. and 8th St. will be closed if the parking lot at Field House is full. Please enter via any other campus gate.
- Between 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (approximately) Lowman Circle in front of College Hall and Chapel Hall will be closed to vehicles to accommodate class pictures.
Please adhere to parking restrictions in areas that are coned off. When a parking lot is full, it will be coned off to indicate that no more parking spaces are available. Please do not remove/move any of the cones.
Please use caution when crossing streets, especially if you park in the overflow lot on 6th St.
Please make sure to display handicap permits if you are parked in a handicap parking spot. Vehicles that violate handicap parking regulations will be ticketed and possibly towed.
As always, please obey all posted speed limits and parking regulations.
Have a safe and enjoyable Homecoming!
Sportsmanship Code for Fans
The NCAA, the North Eastern Athletic Conference, the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference and Gallaudet University promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions directed towards officials, coaches, or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition. Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is prohibited. Unapproved artificial noisemakers, air horn and electronic amplifiers are not permitted. We thank you for your cooperation.