A Sign of Good Times Ahead:


September 12-14


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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!


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



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.

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.


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


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


11:00-3:00 p.m.
Children's Activities
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


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!


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.


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.



Sunday, September 14


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.




Baby Changing Stations:

Alumni Healthful Living Center


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


View photos and video from Homecoming 2013.

Look who is already registered:

  • Kristen Blake Gordon '96
  • Richard Bass '77
  • renise washington '13
  • Michelle Steenland-Gilbert '13
  • Stephen Nasiatka '04
  • Mikael Simpson '09
  • Ceriene Rustad '14
  • Scott Davis G'76
  • Kristina Oleksak
  • Kaitlyn Hall '13
  • Christine Slattery '03
  • Marissa Findholt '14
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • Lisa Del Rio '03
  • Thomas Florence '82/G'86
  • Alison Castellano '03
  • Frank Maturo '14
  • Kevin Jandreau '79/G'81
  • Sam Regan '14
  • Justin Mello '13
  • Yaa Roy '10
  • Kathy Pappas G'98
  • Trevor Fuller '13
  • Kathleen Nelen '82
  • Alyssa Caliguri '13
  • Alexandra Carter '13
  • Shahzeb Ahmed '12
  • Hanna Kolonsky '12
  • Amy Geffert '14
  • Amanda Casella '14
  • sherwin vargas '14
  • Tom Frisbie '14
  • Sara Martins '14
  • Robert Straub '13
  • Jennifer Sabo '13
  • Morgan Vogt G'12
  • Julianne Green '13
  • Austin Provost '14
  • Gary LaPerle '75/G'81
  • Kyle Hunter '13
  • Maureen Pollet '14
  • Lindsey Brudvig '14
  • Eric Del Rio '03
  • Adam Cruz '13
  • Leo Belval '13
  • Olivia Mazzarella '10
  • Edward Lavoie '99
  • Michael Wanat '08
  • Scott Nette '09
  • Chantel Branco '13
  • Jenny Woo '14
  • Mat Nelson '93
  • John Parsons '11
  • Krystal Dunn '06
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Randy Milou '03/L'06