Embry-Riddle students at Octoberwest

What Is OctoberWest?

OctoberWest is the Embry-Riddle Prescott campus’ Homecoming week. It celebrates the uniqueness of the campus and includes events for students, alumni, faculty and staff. Signature events include the Industry/Career Expo, Alumni Eagle Night, Friday Fair and multiple spirit events throughout the week.

The schedule below includes opportunities for Alumni and Students to meet and network.

For Students, Faculty and Staff, your engagement opportunities with Alumni are below. Please click the links to RSVP.


2023 Event Schedule

Event Time Location Audience
Monday, October 2
Kickoff: Breakfast 9-11 a.m. Courtyard Students
Gigi Coleman One Woman Show/Bessie Coleman
4-6 p.m. Lower Hangar All are welcome
Tuesday, October 3
Royalty Meet and Greet & Ice Cream Social Noon-2 p.m. Courtyard Students
Allegiant Airlines Alumni Speaker 2:50-4:05 p.m. Davis Learning Center Students, Alumni
Something Old Something New Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Lower Hangar Students
Wednesday, October 4
Stuff a Plush
Noon-2 p.m. Porch / Lower Hangar (backup) Students
Career Services Student Veterans Recruiting Event
5-6:15 p.m. Student Union Lower Hangar Students, Alumni
Industry/Career Expo Company Presentations
Various Various Students, Alumni
 Age of Airplanes 8 p.m. Planetarium Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Thursday, October 5 - No Classes
Royalty Voting
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Union Inside Tabling Locations Students
Industry/Career Expo 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activity Center/Eagle Gym/AC1 Atrium Students, Alumni
Alumni Check-in and Lounge 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Building 37 Alumni
Age of Airplanes 3 p.m. Planetarium Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Eagle Night (RSVP Required) 6:30 p.m. Hassayampa Inn, Marina Room Alumni, Graduating Seniors, Faculty, Staff
Friday, October 6
ERAU Women’s Breakfast (RSVP Required) 8:30-10:30 a.m. Library Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni
Alumni Check-in and Lounge 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Building 37 Alumni
Alumni Crash Lab Tour
10 a.m. RASC 1. Building 21 Alumni
Alumni Campus Tours 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Building 41 Alumni
College of Engineering Alumni Pizza Lunch Noon-1 p.m. Student Union Courtyard Students, Alumni
Age of Airplanes 3 p.m. Planetarium Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Friday Fair Featuring: Inflatables, Food Trucks, Music, Beer Garden and Drone Show Finale 4-8 p.m. Rec Fields Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Riddle Reunion Reception (RSVP Required) 5-7 p.m. Student Union Lower Hangar Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Saturday, October 7
Campus Bookstore 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bookstore All are welcome
Alumni Fly-In & BBQ 11 a.m-2 p.m. ERAU Flight Line Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff
Age of Airplanes
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.
Planetarium Public Shows
Women's Soccer Game 5 p.m. Soccer Field All are welcome
Golden Eagle Flight / NIFA Championship Ring Ceremony & Reception 5-7 p.m. ERAU Flight Line All are welcome
Men's Soccer Game 7:30 p.m. Soccer Field All are welcome
Sunday, October 8
Age of Airplanes 2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.
Planetarium Public Shows

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Prescott, AZ 86301
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