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Homecoming 2017

Schedule of Events


Register online



11:00 a.m.
Golden Graduates Luncheon
St. Germain Campus Center, Trustees Room
President Anthony S. Caprio welcomes alumni celebrating their 50+ reunion.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Career Conversations
Career Development Center
Opportunities for alumni to review résumés and discuss career options with career counselors.

6:00 p.m.
Downes Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Twin Hills Country Club
Inductees to be honored:
2007 Men’s Lacrosse Team
Lisa ’83/G’90 & Bruce ’83/G’90 Bachmann (contributors)
Justin Walz ’10 (baseball/football)
Jackie Shedlock ’05 (softball)
For tickets or more information, contact Aimee Klepacki at 413-796-2227.

6:00 p.m.
Law Alumni Recognition Reception
Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA
To RSVP, contact Kim Roeder at 413-782-1311.


Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., on Golden Bear Blvd. along the Pine Grove. Everyone who registers will receive a free Homecoming souvenir. Get your hand stamped for free entry into the football game.

10:00 a.m.
22nd Annual Supreme Court Review Conference
J. Gerard Pellegrini Moot Court Room, Blake Law Center

10:30 a.m.
Downes Athletic Hall of Fame Society Inaugural Coffee
Athletics Tent
All Downes Hall of Famers and Friends are invited to stop in for coffee and connection with current student-athletes.

11:00 a.m.
Walking Tour of the Campus
Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center, Office of Admissions

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Golden Bear Blvd./the Pine Grove
Stop in to visit your favorite professors and former classmates.
•College of Arts and Sciences
•College of Business Dean’s Tailgate
•College of Engineering
•College of Pharmacy
•School of Law

Be sure to learn what these groups have to offer alumni:
•Career Development Center
•Student Life Expo
•Satellite Bookstore

For non-stop fun check out our:

Kids Fun Zone
•ROTC Pull-up Challenge
•Food Truck Concessions

Golden Bear Athletics Tent
See the latest team gear for purchase. Learn more about our new Golden Bear Kids Club. Meet our athletes, coaches, and Hall of Famers. Special Golden Bear drawing!

11:00 a.m.
Rugby Match vs. Endicott 
Southwood Field

4:30 p.m.
Skookum Social
Christopher’s Tavern
To RSVP, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

6:00 p.m.
School of Law Alumni and Students of Color Dinner
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Springfield, MA
To RSVP, contact Kim Roeder at 413-782-1311.

6:30 p.m.
U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance
Dining Room B, St. Germain Campus Center
To RSVP, contact Diversity Programs at 413-796-2369.

8:00 p.m.
CAB presents A Night of Comedy:
Ron Funches, of NBC's Undateable and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Rivers Memorial Hall


Cheer on your GOLDEN BEARS as they face some of the toughest competition in New England!


5:00 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. UNE
Golden Bear Stadium


11:00 a.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Salve Regina
Suprenant Field

12:00 noon
Women’s Tennis vs. Eastern Nazarene
Tennis Courts

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Husson
Golden Bear Stadium
Halftime: recognition of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and newest Hall of Famers

1:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Salve Regina
Suprenant Field

2:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Wentworth



9:00 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game and Breakfast
Golden Bear Stadium/Flynn Family Golden Bear Pavilion

10:00 a.m.
Women’s Volleyball Alumni Game and Brunch
AHLC/Downes Hall of Fame

11:00 a.m.
Women’s Basketball Alumni Game and Lunch
AHLC/Downes Athletic Hall of Fame

11:30 a.m.
Softball Alumni Game and Lunch
AHLC/Downes Athletic Hall of Fame

4:00 p.m.
Women’s Athletic Alumnae Council Wine & Beer Tasting
Law School Commons


11:30 a.m.
Men’s Alumni Soccer Game
Suprenant Field