Are you ready to rock?

Mark your calendars for Edinboro University Homecoming 2014: Rock the Boro. The University is going all out for the October 2-4 music-themed celebration with new events and annual favorites. It's a weekend that will be full of energy as we celebrate all that we love about the University.

Nationally acclaimed environmentalist, author and educator Bill McKibben will open this year’s Homecoming on a thoughtful note with his presentation, “Can We Still Fight Climate Change? A Report from the Front Lines.” McKibben’s 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first general audience book about climate change, and has been published in 24 languages. He is founder of the grassroots climate change organization, and was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize for his “contributions made in the promotion of international peace and good will.”

McKibben’s latest book is Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.

Friday’s activities unite alumni and current students to enjoy long held EU traditions, including annual favorites like the 23rd Annual Alumni & Friends Homecoming Golf Outing and Class/Affinity Reunion Reception, as well as the Pep Rally, Bonfire, and Coronation of Homecoming King & Queen and much more.

Following the Kilted Mile on Saturday at 10 a.m. will be the bigger and better than ever Homecoming Parade. Like last year, the parade will be followed by an on-campus festival. Returning favorites include the KidsZone, Artists’ Colony/Student Art Club Sale, hayrides and pumpkin launch, Academic Showcase and the President's Lunch. New this year, and in keeping with the Rock the Boro theme, will be several bands playing on the lawns between Memorial, Doucette and Reeder Halls, as well as new vendors and a Cooper Science Center - Museum, Planetarium and Observatory Tour.

The Homecoming football game versus the IUP Crimson Hawks follows the festival with a 2 p.m. kick off.

Full details are still being finalized. Please check back often for a full listing of events, registration information and more.

Limited on-campus accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and area hotels fill up fast, so book your stay now.

Plan ahead for Homecoming 2015: Save the dates October 9-10, 2015.