Harker Homecoming 2014

Sat., Oct. 4
Tailgates and festivities begin at 5 p.m.
Football game kick-off at 7:10 p.m.
Free Admission

This year’s Homecoming game and festivities will be bigger and better than ever! Come enjoy this Harker tradition, a wonderful family event for the entire school community. Parents, students, teachers and staff gather to support the Harker football team, eat, socialize and participate in the pregame, game and other kid fun activities. See all the details below.

Homecoming is also the culmination of the preceding week's upper school spirit activities, as upper school students compete in the halftime tug-of-war contest to decide which class is the year's champion.

Homecoming is also a great occasion for alumni and their families to reunite with old friends at the Homecoming Alumni Party. A special area for Harker graduates is set up to give them an opportunity to catch up with old friends or even meet new ones.

Homecoming Event Details

Parking & Free Shuttles

Due to the use of the front parking lot on the Saratoga campus for the festivities, all parking is at our middle school campus located very nearby at 3800 Blackford Ave. There is no parking on the Saratoga campus.

  • Free shuttles will start at 4:45 p.m.
  • Shuttles will run continuously between the middle and upper school until 45 minutes after the game ends.
  • If you try to park at Saratoga you will be directed to Blackford.

Drop-off/Pickup for Students

  • If you are not attending Homecoming, but your student wants to attend, please drop off and pick up your grade 6-12 students at the shuttle at the middle school campus. There is no drop-off/pickup at the upper school campus.
  • The football game will end at approximately 9:45-10 p.m. It’s best to stay in touch with your student by text (not while driving, though) as to when they are leaving and boarding the shuttle so you know when they will arrive at the Blackford campus.

Schedule of Events

5 p.m. Tailgates start

  • There will be division tailgates: preschool, lower school, middle school, upper school. Preschool will be located on Rosenthal Field near the bouncy houses. New!
  • Please bring an appetizer or dessert (finger food) to share.

Carley’s Café and barbecue open


  • Hot dogs
  • Chili cheese dogs
  • Corn dogs
  • Pulled pork sandwich
  • Burgers
  • Veggie burgers
  • Smoked chicken Philly
  • Tri tip sandwich
  • Veggie chili in bread bowl
  • Grilled corn and butter on side
  • Samosas
  • Nachos
  • Chips
  • Popcorn New!
  • Gelato truck New!

5:15 p.m. Bounce equipment opens

6:10 p.m. Pre-game show

  • Pep Band
  • Upper School tug-of-war finals
  • Varsity Dance Troupe
  • Junior cheerleaders
  • Eaglet "Fly Through"

6:50 p.m. Pre-game program

  • Gauntlet of Spirit
  • Player introductions
  • Harker Choir - national anthem
  • Coin flip at midfield

7:10 p.m. Football game kick-off

Half-time program

  • Upper school Cheer
  • Final tug-of-war competition
  • Homecoming court and crowning of King and Queen

45 minutes after game ends: shuttles to Blackford will end.

Please contact Jennifer Hargreaves at jennifer.hargreaves@harker.org with any questions.

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