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A Sign of Good Times Ahead:

HOMECOMING 2014

September 12-14

REGISTER NOW!

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A good time is A SURE BET at Homecoming Weekend. Join the family fun, including entertainment, children's activities, and hospitality and food tents, along with football and other varsity athletic contests. Reconnect with old friends and professors and rekindle your Golden Bear Spirit.

Come join us!



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 12

10:00 a.m.
Wrestling Golf Outing
Veterans Golf Course, Springfield
Contact Coach Ted Banks at 860-367-7305 for more information.

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.

6:00 p.m.
Downes Hall of Fame Dinner
Rivers Memorial Hall
Inductees to be honored are:
Steve Sugermeyer '78 (wrestling)
Gary Crowley '84 (men's cross country)
Mike Raymond '02 (men's tennis)
Elena Massa '04 (women's swimming)
Kristy Kehoss '06 (softball)
Adam Cherry '06 (men's lacrosse)
Contact JoAnne Bovat at 413-782-1202 to reserve seats.

9:00 p.m.
Student Event: The Crescent Circus magic show
Sleith 100

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Saturday, September 13

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. TOURS WILL BE OFFERED OF THE RENOVATED AND EXPANDED SLEITH HALL!

10:30 a.m.
Parents Association Meeting
Student Senate Chambers, St. Germain Campus Center

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Registration Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard (Campus Utilities Building Parking Area) across from the tennis courts.
Free admission to the football game and a Homecoming souvenir! Check in at the Registration Tent and receive your hand stamp for entry into the football game.

11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Walking Tours of the Campus
Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center
Join us for a walking tour of the University to see all the campus changes.

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11:00 a.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Nazarene College

Suprenant Field

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Reunion
Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
School of Law
Golden Bear Boulevard

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11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
College of Pharmacy Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard
Visit us for a health screening. Meet the learners, faculty, and administration to learn about our program and interests in health care.

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Career Development Center Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Student Life Expo
Golden Bear Boulevard

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11:00-3:00 p.m.
Children's Activities
Tent
Golden Bear Boulevard
Fun activities for kids of all ages, including face painting, glitter tattoos, tie-dye t-shirts, and a balloon artist..

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Satellite Bookstore:
University Apparel
Golden Bear Boulevard

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11:00-3:00 p.m.
Rock Wall & ROTC Display
Golden Bear Boulevard

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Hospitality Tent and
"Grab and Go" Food

Golden Bear Boulevard
Concession-style lunch and snacks. Hospitality tent for alumni and guests 21 and over.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Martial Arts Demonstration
Golden Bear Boulevard
Marvel at the student and alumni members of the Martial Arts team as they demonstrate two-man fighting, weapons forms, self-defense, the Lion Dance, board breaking, and more!

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12:30-1:30 p.m.
Improv on the Rocks
Golden Bear Boulevard

1:00 p.m.
President's Cup:
Football vs. Westfield State University

Golden Bear Stadium
Western New England University looks to regain the 42-year-old Cup from rival WSU.
Halftime: Recognition for the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
For free access to the game, get your hand stamped at the Registration Tent.

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1:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Eastern Nazarene College
Suprenant Field

1:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dance Team
Golden Bear Boulevard


2:00 p.m.
Wrestling 40th Reunion Celebration Reception

Downes Hall of Fame, Alumni Healthful Living Center
(Halftime during the football game. Snacks, beverages, and a commemorative provided.)

5:00 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse Social
Samuel's Tavern
Contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

5:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball Social
Samuel's Tavern, Springfield
Contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

6:00 p.m.
Wrestling 40th Reunion Banquet
Holiday Inn, Enfield, CT/Springfield, MA
Cost: $37.50. 6:00 p.m. social (cash bar), 7:30 p.m. banquet, dinner, speakers, auction, and commemorative gift. Payable to Bob Skelton, 51 Elm St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028. (413-478-7286). Room reservations: 860-741-2211.

6:30 p.m.
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Rivers Memorial Hall
For more information, please contact Assistant Dean of Diversity Services Yvonne Bogle ’83/G’91 at 413-782-1594.

8:00 p.m.
CAB Presents a Night of Comedy
T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch of HBO's Silicon Valley
Alumni Healthful Living Center
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.


 

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Sunday, September 14

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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. Registration for this race and 1.5 mile fun run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. To register, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557.

11:00 a.m.
Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Suprenant Field
To RSVP, contact Kristina Oleksak at 413-782-1557. Picnic lunch to follow the game.


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

 

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Baby Changing Stations:

Alumni Healthful Living Center

 

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


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View photos and video from Homecoming 2013.

Look who is already registered:

  • heather mears '13
  • Rebecca Liudzius '14
  • Ashley Petersen '12
  • Lauren Barry '14
  • Nana Anyane-Yeboa '13
  • Victoria Lange '14
  • Kaitlyn O'Konis '12
  • Brittany WAlker '12
  • Kathleen Nelen '82
  • Kyle Knowles '05
  • Ashley Faas '14
  • Hannah Faulkner '14
  • William Beauregard G'64
  • Marisa Harris '13
  • Olivia Mazzarella '10
  • James Georges '13
  • Scott Nette '09
  • Sara Martins '14
  • James Liberti '10
  • Brianna Sporbert '14
  • Robert Straub '13
  • Edward Lavoie '99
  • Kevin Jandreau '79/G'81
  • Scott Massey '12
  • Bill Briggs '97
  • Elias Venegas '14
  • Adam Cruz '13
  • Kristina Oleksak
  • Jill Carneglia G'14
  • Jessica Stanwood
  • Shawnna Hall-Enoch '14
  • Shelby Van Huysen '13
  • Ashley Flood '14
  • Heather Hartman '13
  • Roland Murdock '14
  • Amy Geffert '14
  • Frank Maturo '14
  • Laura Madaio '13
  • Maureen Pollet '14
  • Patrick Cameron '13
  • Sarah Wiles '14
  • Ashley McMullen '14
  • Chandra Bellamy Juncker '03
  • Joseph Borges '14
  • Keanna Hector '14
  • Timothy Piehl '14
  • Sedeline Joseph '12
  • Andrea Longo '13
  • Nicholas DeFeo '14
  • Kevin Hassett '02
  • Kristina Carmack '14
  • Kristine Perrone '13
  • Jason Grondin '03
  • Alexandra Pessolano '14
  • Ashley O'Neil '14
  • Jeremy Notestine '13
  • Amy Masi '14
  • Michael Wanat '08
  • Mike Wysocki '13
  • Michael Cialdea '14
  • Thomas Florence '82/G'86
  • Lindsey Brudvig '14
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Mikael Simpson '09
  • Daniel Boskey '76
  • Courtney Ciavarella '14
  • Alexandra Carter '13
  • Alison Haddad '14
  • Kellee Burns '14
  • Emily Fitzgerald '14
  • Marissa Findholt '14
  • Lydia Lefevre '14
  • Justin Mello '13
  • John Burke
  • Shaylyn Sicard '14
  • Kaitlyn Hall '13
  • Chantel Branco '13
  • Kelsey Sherman '14
  • Rebecca Fields '14
  • Lindsay Maguire '04
  • Andrew Bellemare '12
  • Thomas Notchick '14
  • Christina Brown '14
  • Jennifer Bishop '12
  • Alexandra Eskandari '14
  • Dylan Jones G'13
  • Shea Bridenbeck G'14
  • Rachel Savitt '14
  • Bryan Wilmot '12
  • Lindsey Steward '11
  • Curtis Staub '10/G'14
  • Tess O'Rourke '13
  • Michelle Steenland-Gilbert '13
  • Roseann Argyelan '10
  • Christopher Wystepek '02/G'09
  • Austin Provost '14
  • Jessica Keifer '12
  • Alison Castellano '03
  • Anthony Bortolussi '12
  • Emily Miller '14/G'14
  • Megan Doyle '12/G'14
  • Keanna Hector '14
  • Ahmed Ibrahim '14
  • Sonja Pustay '13
  • Andrea Tarpey '90
  • Nicole Daly '13
  • Sarah Race '14
  • Nathan Schwartz '06
  • IRL BROWN G'57
  • Michelle Dyckman '14
  • Ashley Quiterio '11
  • Kimberly Perez '14
  • Joseph Bonavita '14
  • Jill Jensen '88
  • Lori (Page) Murphy '98
  • Gregg Breau
  • Angelia Kehl '12
  • Jenny Woo '14
  • Gavin Winchell '14
  • Paul Glantz '79
  • Randy Milou '03/L'06
  • Marco Gomes '10
  • Brianne Gatz '09
  • Megan Feeney '14
  • Andrea Melone '13
  • John Drawec '93/L'97
  • Tayler Dontigney '14
  • Rachael Gotta '14
  • Ronelson Lovaincy '08
  • Spencer Bracco '12
  • Lisa Del Rio '03
  • Steve Jensen '90
  • Brian Stromwall '98
  • Jeffrey Stanwood
  • Jessica Ginepro '14
  • Kelly Robbins '14
  • Stephen Day '14
  • Maria Francese '14
  • Andew Leslie
  • Mat Nelson '93
  • Trevor Fuller '13
  • John Liberti '10
  • Nicole Silengo '14
  • katherine abrego '14
  • Kevin Parma '14
  • Samantha Ryan '13
  • Michael Graham '13
  • Patrick Pilkons '13
  • Harold king G'74
  • Leighann Camarero '13
  • Sarah Mosier '02
  • Matthew Harden '14
  • Scott Davis G'76
  • Tim Conrod '11/G'12
  • Hanna Kolonsky '12
  • Bettie Hallen '70
  • Jason Malek '96/G'99
  • sherwin vargas '14
  • Nancy Fenton '92/L'95
  • Jakub Bartnik '14
  • Theresa Glod '12/G'13
  • Karisa Gaebel '14
  • Spencer Ives '14
  • Eric Del Rio '03
  • Richard Bass '77
  • Kenneth Lee
  • Kyle Hunter '13
  • Kathy Pappas G'98
  • Leigh-Ann Malke '10
  • Sam Regan '14
  • Alyssa DiFronzo '14
  • Michael Boccia '14
  • Yaa Roy '10
  • Ceriene Rustad '14
  • Morgan Harthorne '14
  • Tom Bresnahan G'83
  • Domenick Villano '14
  • Julianne Green '13
  • Allison Breen '11
  • Emily Seils '12
  • Bryan Schmutz '99
  • Morgan Vogt G'12
  • Tony Rosa '10
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • Gary LaPerle '75/G'81
  • Jamison Jedziniak '14
  • George Allen G'68
  • Jesse Tolan '14
  • Dayshima Jackson '13
  • Jennifer Sabo '13
  • Stephen Nasiatka '04
  • Paul Agerty '69
  • Steve Hennessey '08
  • David Arcari '07
  • Talia Mosleu '13
  • Danielle Trippodo '14
  • Corianne Olsen '07
  • Robert Carvalho '14
  • Dianna Willms '14
  • Katie Arey '09