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Events and Reunions

Upcoming Events

We hope you will join us at upcoming events both on and off campus.  We look forward to seeing you!

Events Calendar

New York Alumni Event - September 14

University President Geraldine M. Jones ’72, ’80
and the Cal U Alumni Association
cordially invite you and your guest
to attend a private reception in New York City.
President Jones will provide an update on the University
as well as her vision for the future of your alma mater.  
Event details:
Redeye Grill
890 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10106
RSVP to Staci Tedrow by September 6 at or by calling 724-938-4418.

3rd annual “President’s Showcase” - September 17

The 3rd annual “President’s Showcase” event will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Join us for an evening of entertainment and fun on Cal U’s campus as we raise money for student scholarships.  More information will be available on the Cal U website.

Cal Gals Luncheon - September 29

Retired female school teachers are invited to campus to join us for this semi-annual luncheon.

For more information or to RSVP contact Staci Tedrow in the Office of Alumni Relations at 724-928-4418 or

Class of 1966, 50th Class Reunion - October 21

Members of the Class of 1966 will gather on campus to celebrate their milestone 50th reunion. Formal invitations will be sent for this special event.

5 p.m. – Reception for the Class of 1966, Kara Alumni House

Casual reception featuring appetizers and other light refreshments.

5:45 p.m. – 1966 Pioneer Reunion & Dinner, Kara Alumni House

Plated dinner followed by a program to honor the members of the Class of 1966.

Members of the class are admitted free. Cost per guest is $30.

For more information or to RSVP contact Staci Tedrow in the Office of Alumni Relations at 724-928-4418 or

Homecoming - October 22

Join us for our annual Homecoming Day festivities on Saturday, October 22. Come back to campus to see the many changes at your alma mater and reconnect with old friends. The theme this year is “Carnival.”


8:30 a.m. - Alumni Board of Directors Meeting, Booker Great Room, Kara Alumni House

10 a.m. – Noon - Pre-parade activities for kids of all ages, throughout campus

10 a.m.  - African American Alumni Society annual meeting, Multipurpose Room, Carter Hall

11 a.m. – Picnic on the Patio, refreshments for alumni and friends, Kara Alumni House

Noon - Parade

1:00 p.m. - Vulcan Huddle, Adamson Stadium

3:00 p.m., Kickoff: Cal U vs. Gannon

Were you part of club or organization as a student at Cal U? Band, athletics, Greek life, student government, etc? If so, call your friends and meet us at Roadman Park for a Homecoming tailgate celebration beginning at 1PM.

Space will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Groups may bring a 10’ x 10’ tent as well as their own food and beverages. A sign will be printed with your club/organization’s name to be placed outside your tent. There is no cost, however registration is required.

If you are interested in reserving a spot or would like more information about any of the Homecoming activities, please contact the Alumni Relations office at or 724-938-4418.

Hotel Information

Hotels near Cal U

Here is a list of hotels that are convenient to campus

(note: this list is provided for your convenience only and does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the University)

Belle Vernon (I-70 Exit 43A)

Hampton Inn: 724-929-8100

Bentleyville (I-70 Exit 32B)

Best Western Garden Inn: 724-239-4321

Holiday Inn Express: 724-239-7700

California (I-70, Exit 37A)

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton California University-Pittsburgh:* 724-330-5820

New Stanton (PA Turnpike Exit 75)

Econo Lodge: 724-925-6755

Super 8:* 724-925-8915

Uniontown (Route 40)

Fairfield Inn: 724-434-1800

Park Inn by Radisson:* 724-437-2816

Hampton Inn: 724-430-1000

Washington (Off I-70)

Comfort Suites: 724-884-0299

Spring Hill Suites: 724-223-7800

Hampton Inn: 724-228-4100

*Special rates for California University visitors.

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Contact Info

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California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave., Box 89
California, PA 15419

Phone: 724-938-4418
Fax: 724-938-4327