Homecoming | Alumni | Concordia University Irvine


January 26, 2019

Highlighted Events

Friday, January 25, 2019

Alumni Golf at Strawberry Farms Golf Course


Just down the hill from CUI, Strawberry Farms Golf Course combines the rural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area with the challenge of true championship golf. As the premier golf course in Southern California, Strawberry Farms is the preferred course among corporate groups and golf enthusiasts alike. Grab your friends and come enjoy a day on the course before the on-campus Homecoming festivities.

11:00 am: Check-In & Snacks (front of clubhouse)
12:00 am: Tee times begin. $100 per player.

Deadline extended!


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Road to Reminisce

Road To Reminisce: 2 mile walk/run

Did you know the idea of a "preparatory college in So. Cal" affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod was brought up in 1955?
Did you know LCMS officials reviewed 87 options for where build a private Christian university in Irvine? Where CUI stands today was #88...
Did you know on Oct. 21, 1986 a 99-ft, 33,230 lb CH-53E Super Stallion crash landed where the track is today?

Come see all the changes on campus and learn about CUI's history in this family-friendly, 2 mile walk-run throughout Concordia's campus. Open to all students, alumni, parents, faculty/ staff and community members.
Route will be open all day. Shirts available for purchase ($5 cash) day of.

Alumni Games

Softball & Baseball alumni: you're invited to come play in a fun game with other alumni & students. All alumni are invited to come out to the fields and cheer them on!

10:30 am: Alumni Softball Game


12:00 pm: Alumni Baseball Game


Alumni Award Reception

Since 2002, Concordia University Irvine has recognized outstanding alumni with Alumni of the Year awards for Professional Achievement and Distinguished Service. Selected by the CUI Alumni Association Board of Directors, our goal is to pay tribute to alumni and recognize their outstanding achievements and service to Concordia, their community, and/or their professions.
At Homecoming, all past Alumni Award recipients and Hall of Fame inductees are invited to bring their families to a special reception to congratulate the new winners and fellowship together.

1:00 pm: Eagles' Nest & Kenneth A Walker Hall of Fame Mezzanine



Congratulations to our 2019 Alumni Award recipients!

Alumnus of the Year: Professional Achievement: Ryan Ellis '03, President Travis Mathew Apparel
Member of CUI's 2003 Men's National Championship Basketball Team
"Employee #1" of Travis Mathew (TM) and helped steward TM into a major brand within the golf community, serving as President since 2007. Ryan is respected as an exceptional contributor and authority in his professional discipline and has demonstrated outstanding qualities of character and leadership.

Alumnus of the Year: Distinguished Service: Jeffrey Beavers '89, Executive Director and CEO at Crean Lutheran High School
Member of CCI's 1987 Men's Soccer team and 1987-1989 Baseball team
Member of CUI's Board of Regents, 2018
Founding principal and now executive director, Jeffrey has shepherded Crean Lutheran High School in record growth every year, award winning school in arts, music, athletics students achievement and most of all Christ focused Lutheran servitude. Jeffrey is respected as significantly contributing to his community, church, school, and alma mater through distinguished acts of service.

Congratulations to our 2019 Kenneth A. Walker Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Aaron Clasen '92 - Basketball & Soccer
  • Dr. Scott Graham - Special Contributor
  • Katie Hurst (Carson) '12 - Softball
  • Jordan Kimura '12 - Tennis
  • Natalie Perkins-Peterson '07 - Track & Field
  • Kevin Rios '04 - Baseball

POPS Concert

A homecoming weekend highlight! The annual Family Pops Concert will feature Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale for children, Peter and the Wolf. This concert is free and open to the public.

Concordia Sinfonietta
Jeff Held, Conductor
McKenna Brand '19, Narrator

2:00 pm: CU Center

Graphic Design Student Exhibition

This exhibition presents the work of students in Concordia's graphic design major. Join the artists in Grimm Hall for a special artists' reception.

2:00 pm: John & Linda Friend Art Gallery, Grimm Hall

Girl having her face painted


Family carnival on the Commons Lawn! Free, fun, and perfect for all ages with a variety of bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, crafts, and more!

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Commons Lawn

Tailgate & Basketball games

The Main Event! Bring your family and enjoy complimentary food, drinks, and fellowship at our annual Alumni Tailgate Party! This event is a highlight of Homecoming each year - don't miss it! Registration includes entrance to Women's & Men's Basketball games & FREE dessert and coffee reception in Eagle's Nest.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Tailgate Party on Eagles' Landing Patio
5:30 pm: Women's Basketball Game & Dessert Reception
7:30 pm: Men's Basketball Game


School of Business Celebration

Join fellow business alumni & faculty for a special reception and meeting just for you! A great time to catch up, network, and share your story of life after graduation.

5:30 pm: Grimm Hall 3rd floor Conference Room & Terrace


A Grand Night for Singing

Rodgers and Hammerstein have penned some of the most famous shows in American musical theatre: Oklahoma! The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and the list goes on and on. Imagine getting to enjoy a whole evening of their iconic songs from a variety of their shows all in one musical! From Shall We Dance? to Some Enchanted Evening, this Tony® nominated musical revue celebrates their catalog of favorites in a fresh and fun way that will make you fall in love with them all over again.

7:30 pm: Studio Theatre (additional performance: Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 pm)