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Come back to campus and enjoy the fall festivities! Join the family fun, including entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of campus and academic buildings, great food, and football, along with other varsity athletic contests. Reconnect with old friends and professors and rekindle your Golden Bear Spirit.

Come join us!


Friday, October 2

11:00 a.m.
Golden Grads Luncheon

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President Anthony S. Caprio welcomes alumni who are celebrating a 50+ year reunion. For more information, contact Kathy Pappas G'98 at 413-782-1478.

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Career Development Center Walk-In Hours for Alumni
2nd Floor, St. Germain Campus Center
Have your resume reviewed, talk about career strategy, or learn about job search resources.

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

6:00 p.m.
Downes Hall of Fame Dinner
Rivers Memorial Hall
Inductees to be honored are:
Don Barsalou '85 (men's soccer)
Kevin Bennison '03 (men's golf)
Paul Winkler '03 (men's golf)
Jon Godbout '06 (men's basketball)
Kristin Hensinger '07 (women's soccer)
Ashley Hemler '08 (women's basketball)
Contact JoAnne Bovat at 413-782-1202 to reserve seats.

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


6:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Westfield State
Alumni Healthful Living Center (AHLC)


Saturday, October 3

pawssigngifWelcome! Please park at the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center lot. On-campus transportation will be provided to and from Golden Bear Stadium, or just follow the paw prints to the athletics area.

9:00 a.m.
Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game and Brunch
Golden Bear Stadium/Pavilion

10:00 a.m.
Women's Basketball Alumni Game and Lunch
AHLC/Downes Hall of Fame

10:00 a.m.
Swimming Alumni Meet and Lunch
Pool/Downes Hall of Fame

10:00 a.m.-Noon
Academic Building Tours
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Herman Hall
Churchill Hall
Sleith Hall
Blake Law Center
Take a tour of our new and improved academic buildings and reunite with your favorite professors. Explore the buildings and find the “hidden” Flat Golden Bear for a prize!

10:30 a.m.
20th Annual Supreme Court Review Conference
Blake Law Center's J. Gerard Pellegrini Moot Court
Open to all. More info.

11:00 a.m.
Free admission to the football game and a Homecoming souvenir! Check in at Registration and receive your hand stamp for entry into the football game.

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


11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Alumni in Admissions
Food Truck Concessions
Kids Fun Zone
ROTC Pull-up Challenge
Career Development Center Business Card Exchange
Student Life Expo
All these activities are in the AHLC.

11:00 a.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Roger Williams

Suprenant Field


11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Student Performances
Cheerleading Team
Dance Team
Improv on the Rocks
All these performances are in the AHLC.



11:30 a.m.
Classic Western New England Brunch
$9.50, St. Germain Campus Center Dining Hall

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


1:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Roger Williams
Suprenant Field

2:00 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Curry College
Tennis Courts

3:00 p.m.
Law Reunion

Blake Law Center

3:45 p.m.
Soccer Anniversary Celebration
Aerobics Room

4:00 p.m.
Women's Athletic Alumni Council
Wine Tasting

Dining Room B

5:00 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
Golden Bear Stadium

6:30 p.m.
U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance
Rivers Memorial Hall
To RSVP, contact Diversity Programs at 413-796-2369.

8:00 p.m.
CAB Presents a Night of Comedy
Alumni Healthful Living Center
For more information, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.



Sunday, October 4

10:00 a.m.
Brandon Turbet Memorial Homecoming 5K
Alumni Healthful Living Center
Join classmates of Brandon Turbet '06 in a run to honor his memory and raise money for the Brandon Filip Turbet Memorial Fund. For more information or to register, contact brandonturbet5k@yahoo.com.

11:30 a.m.
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$9.50, St. Germain Campus Center Dining Hall

11:30 a.m.
Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Suprenant Field
To RSVP, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

For more information on Homecoming, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.




Baby Changing Stations:

Alumni Healthful Living Center


Homecoming Parking Available Only at the
Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center Lot


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