The Homecoming Organization Committee is excited to welcome you for this year’s Homecoming from 23th – 25th of September on campus. The Class Reps 2006 and 2011, Dragos and Roy, along with the organisation team consisting of Carin, Ognyan, Patrick and Stefan are working hard towards making this yet another memorable event for all Alumni “coming home”.
While the event is coming closer and closer, you will find the most up-to-date information on this page. In order to buy tickets for the event scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the various ticket options. Note that you have to be officially registered (after August 15th, 2016) as a member of the Alumni Association in order to buy any tickets. If you have not registered as a member yet, please do so here.
Below you can find the schedule of the event and a description of it. Many things will be the like the previous year, most notably the combination of Homecoming with the Career Symposium on Friday and the Jacobs Games (formerly Olympix) on Saturday. For other things there will be a premier. For example, the Gala Dinner at Hotel Strandlust will be a seated three-course dinner open to all Alumni and partners – not just the anniversary classes.
We are also pleased to invite you to the Jacobs Career Symposium 2016, organized by the Career Services Center in close cooperation with the Alumni Association. You can use this opportunity to enlarge your network, meeting Jacobs Alumni as company representatives and other top representatives of amazing corporates. The panel discussion on this year’s topic “Challenges and Perspectives of Internationalization of Germany’s SME Sector” will be followed by a networking event with students, alumni, faculty and company representatives. Snacks and drinks will be provided. A separate registration on EventBrite is required for this, as name tags will be prepared for you.
Please refer to the FAQs below for further details on the event. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the main organizers, Roy Dsouza (Class of 2006), Dragos Mihai (Class of 2011), and Stefan Rustler (Class of 2012). Questions related to the registration process and accommodation can be addressed to email@example.com. Any technical issues may be addressed to our IT-volunteers via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The exact schedule for the open lectures is not out yet but will be posted here as soon as it is.
- Get your Welcome Package in the foyer of Reimar-Lüst-Hall (admin building) and greet incoming fellow allow there
- At the Career Symposium, which was initiated by the Career Service Center of Jacobs in 2014, selected alumni speakers and other company representatives from the German SME sector present their companies and participate in a panel discussion.
- Bar Chill Out in TheOtherSide after the Symposium
- For the General Assembly of the Jacobs Alumni Association both university representatives and board members of the association give updates and ask for feedback of alumni. Also, the results of the Board Elections will be announced here.
- This year’s lunch is again planned to be a “Chill and Grill“-event by the Campus Center. The Jacobs Store are open as well.
- Fancy some coffee after the BBQ? Looking for an alumni meeting spot? Then check out the Alumni/GSA Lounge. There are comfy couches and some free hot drinks waiting for you.
- The Jacobs Games (formerly Olympix) are held during the weekend.
- All alumni are invited to the Gala Dinner in Hotel Strandlust in Vegesack.
- The Saturday night party will combine the Olympix spirit with some summer party tunes.
- A professional photographer will be present during the day. Check out the gallery from last year!
- Alumni can meet in the servery of Nordmetall – the fourth college – for the Hangover Brunch and make sure they take proper farewell to everybody.
- For all those that still have some energy left, the Jacobs Games are continuing with hockey, frisbee, and tug of war. All final matches and performances are scheduled in the afternoon and evening.
Why do I have to register again? I thought I have done that before. And why do I have to pay an extra 39€?
The Jacobs Alumni Association has very recently implemented “membership contributions” after the General Assembly 2014 voted in favor of such fees. As a consequence, in order to officially join the Alumni Association, alumni have to register again and pay a fee. Tickets for Homecoming can only then be purchased. Please note that the payment of the membership fees merely happens to coincide with the Homecoming ticket sales and does not go towards funding the event. For more information on where this money goes, the contributions levels and waivers for students, please follow the registration steps or click here.
I’m having trouble to log in. How do I set up a new account or reset my password?
If you are unsure about your log in details, make sure you type in your username as email@example.com (for Peter Pan) as well as trying to log in on mail.jacobs-alumni.de first, before getting in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then send you your username and new password. If you are still experiencing any trouble, you can make your reservation via e-mail to email@example.com.
I am not part of Class of 2006 or 2011. Can I still join the event?
Absolutely! Homecoming is an event for all Jacobs alumni – and their partners. That includes recent graduates and also exchange students. For the first time also the Gala Dinner at Strandlust will be open to all alumni. Note, however, that you have to be an official member of the Alumni Association in order to purchase tickets for Homecoming, having paid the membership contribution.
What will hapen at the Gala Dinner?
This year’s Gala Dinner will happen in the main hall of Hotel Strandlust, which will open its doors at 6pm on Saturday. At 6:30pm the agenda will being with welcome address followed by a three-course meal including two bottles of wine and water per table. And yes, you can bring your partner along. This year we will also have some musical performances by students!
Though the event is officially scheduled to end at 9pm because the cheerleading finale is at 9:30pm, you may of course stay longer. In order to accommodate a large number to get back to campus, the taxi company Funkwagen Susi has been informed. You can call them via +49 421 62 1111.
Will there be any sports activities?
We are lucky to have Olympix – now “Jacobs Games” – taking place on the same weekend as Homecoming. Alumni are invited to join the “graduate teams” and be once again part of this crazy competition. Sports alumni can join are the follwoing: Basketball, Football, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Tug of War, E-sports. You may already voice your interested in joining any sport by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org but we will also send out a survey for this purpose closer to the events once also the grad captains are settled. The main venue of the Jacobs Games will be the Sports and Convention Center, where there are also showers available. A detailed schedule of the event can be found here and at the bottom of this page. One event that we would like to point out here, though, is the cheerleading finale right after the Gala Dinner on Saturday;)
Where can I RSVP for Homecoming and check who else is coming?
To RSVP for Homecoming, please visit the Facebook page of the event. Note that you have to be a member of the “Jacobs University Alumni”-group in order to do so. Also note that RSVPing on the Facebook page does not officially register for the event.
What ticket options are there and what are the prices?
This year participants will be able to bundle the own pacakges: You can choose whether to join the Gala Dinner (by choosing the “Jacobs Platinum” versus the “Jacobs Blue” package), and whether you need accommodation (by choosing one of the room options). For transparency purposes, we would like to make sure you understand the composition of costs of the packages and the accommodation. We are grateful to be partially subsidized by the university so we can offer reduced prices.
How can I make donations?
Donations will be possible during the reunion dinner through credit card payment as well as paper forms (Einzugsermächtigung). Additional fees might apply when paying through credit card.
I missed the registration deadline but would still like to attend. Can I still sign up?
After the deadline for the registration passes (September 18), you may sign up during a late-registration time slot scheduled to Thursday, September 22, 12pm CET till Friday, September 23, 3pm. After this time slot no registrations will be accepted.
Can I cancel my ticket purchases?
Please refer to our cancellation policy to be found here.
Can I get accommodation on campus?
Unfortunately, this year on-campus accommodation is limited to a few single and double rooms in the Guest House. The rooms in College Nordmetall will be filled up with freshmen – a large class is expected this year. When reserving a double room, please make sure to enter your roommate’s name in the respective field under “Additional Information” in the checkout step of the registration. Only then can we make a proper assignment. For any further questions on accommodation, please contact email@example.com.
What about accommodation off-campus?
You can of course book accommodation in any hotel there is in Bremen, preferably well advance, as rooms are booked out quickly. We encourage you to also get in touch with your former host family in Bremen. Maybe you can arrange a night or two with them. In addition to this, the Alumni Office has reserved several rooms in Hotels in Bremen. In order to take advantage of this, simply state that you are a participant of “Jacobs University Alumni Homecoming 2016” when making the booking.
Where can I get my Welcome Package and what is in it?
The Welcome Packages will be ready in the foyer of Reimer-Lüst-Hall, the admin building of the university. If you are arriving late, you can also pick them up Saturday morning just before the General Assembly. The package will include your wristband for the BBQ, Gala Dinner and party, meal vouchers, prints of all schedules. If you are staying on campus, your room keys need to be picked up by the porters (also return them there). To be able to flexibly purchase meals, you can obtain and top up guest meal cards at the porters, too. However, we encourage you to buy vouchers in our online shop, so we can plan better – and you don’t run into any bottlenecks when getting and returning the cards.
- Dates: 23th – 25st September, 2016
- Registration: Until September 18th, 2016 (full refund only when cancelled before)
- Facebook event: facebook.com/events/821265021353703
- Open lectures schedules: jacobs-alumni.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/HC16_OpenLectures.pdf
- Career Symposium: Separate registration necessary
- General Assembly: TBD
- Jacobs Games schedule: jacobs-alumni.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/JG16_FinalSchedule.pdf
The deadline to buy tickets has passed. However, there will be a late-registration slot from Thursday September 22, 12 pm CET until Friday, September 23, 3pm CET just before Homecoming. Make sure you have a working account to log in and buy the tickets.