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Celebrate Armstrong 2017

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Celebrate Armstrong Festival

Thursday, October 19 • Noon - 5 pm • Residential Plaza

Take part in the biggest celebration of year at the Celebrate Armstrong festival! Explore more than 50 departmental and student organization booths, ride the mechanical bull, climb the Rockwall, participate in games and contests, enjoy live music and so much more. This event is free and open to the public.

Academic departments and student organizations are invited to have a decorated booth at the Celebrate Armstrong Festival with activities, games and items available for purchase. To reserve a booth space, please complete the sign-up form by the Thursday, October 12 deadline. 

Fourth Annual Alumni Awards Gala

Friday, October 20 • cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. • Armstrong Center Ballroom

Join us in honoring this year’s top alumni at a black-tie optional gala evening featuring a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. The cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and a ceremony at 7 p.m. During the ceremony, we will present the Eminent, Distinguished, Outstanding and Notable Alumni Awards. Single tickets are $75 and tables of eight are available at a group rate of $500. Proceeds will go to the scholarship funds that are designed to build the next generation of Armstrong Alumni.

Celebrate T-shirt Distribution Sites

  • Monday, October 16 from Noon - 3 p.m. in Student Union Ballrooms B & C
  • Tuesday, October 17 from Noon - 3 p.m. at the Science Center Breezeway
  • Tuesday, October 17 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center 
  • Wednesday, October 18 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Science Center Breezeway
  • Wednesday, October 18 from Noon - 3 p.m. in University Hall Room 100A
  • Thursday, October 19 from 8 - 11 a.m. in the Student Union Savannah Ballroom 

T-shirts are FREE for students. Faculty and staff may purchase a t-shirt for $5, but only cash payments will be accepted. Students, faculty and staff must show their Pirate Card at time of purchase or pick-up. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Celebrate Armstrong?

Celebrate Armstrong is a festival that brings together the Armstrong community for an annual homecoming-style celebration. It kicks off with the Celebrate Armstrong Festival on Thursday and continues with the Alumni Awards Gala on Friday.

Do I have to register for Celebrate Armstrong?

For departments and student organizations to have a booth space at the Celebrate Armstrong Festival, registration is required. Please complete the registration form: 

What is the cost to attend Celebrate Armstrong?

The cost for attending Celebrating Armstrong is listed below.

Festival FREE
Alumni Awards Gala  
Individual Admission (Faculty/Staff; Alumni Honorees; Board Members) $50 (maximum of 2 tickets)
Individual Admission (General) $75
Table of Eight $500

What accommodations are available for families in need of overnight accommodation?

There are several hotels close to campus.  Visit our hotels page to view the list of suggested accommodation locations.