Master's Degrees Celebration

Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:00 P.M.

Rivers Memorial Hall

At this ceremony, Western New England University will honor the achievements of students earning their master's degrees.

Event Contact: Rebecca Sargent

RHA Bingo

Friday, August 29, 2014
9:00 P.M. - Friday, August 29, 2014 11:00 P.M.

Rivers Auditorium

Get excited for RHA Bingo, a campus tradition! Join RHA for bingo with an animated Disney movie theme. All your Disney favorites, awesome food, and amazing prizes like gift cards and a TV make this an event you won't want to miss!

Event Contact: Stephanie Elizondo

Homecoming Weekend 2014: Friday

Friday, September 12, 2014
11:00 A.M. - Friday, September 12, 2014 10:00 P.M.

Several locations: TBA

Homecoming weekend kicks off on Friday with the Golden Graduates luncheon (alumni who are celebrating a 50-plus-year reunion) and the Downes Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Homecoming Weekend 2014: Saturday

Saturday, September 13, 2014
11:00 A.M. - Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 P.M.

Golden Bear Boulevard

You don't want to miss a single minute of Homecoming festivities, including reunions, children's activities and plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your old friends and professors. Cheer on Golden Bear football and other teams. Homecoming is kid- and family-friendly and a great opportunity to rekindle your Golden Bear spirit.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Homecoming Weekend: Sunday

Sunday, September 14, 2014
11:00 A.M. - Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:00 P.M.

Locations: TBA

Homecoming Weekend winds down with the men's soccer alumni game and the wrestling reunion.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

U&ME Presents: Latin Karaoke

Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:00 P.M. - Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rock Cafe, Campus Center

Latin Karaoke features cultural music from Latin culture. At the event, students will have the opportunities to learn about the culture in a very different approach.

Event Contact: Phuong Ha

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Day

Sunday, October 5, 2014
10:00 A.M.

Golden Bear Stadium

The former Golden Bears will play an alumni game at Golden Bear Stadium. This will be followed by the Faceoff Dinner: location TBD.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

President's Alumni Reception in Washington, DC

Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30 P.M. - Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:30 P.M.

Location: TBD

Alumni in the Washington, DC area will have the opportunity to see President Anthony S. Caprio and hear the latest news about the University.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Cross Country Alumni Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Western New England University

Coach Brian Walsh invites former Golden Bears to return to campus, reconnect with former teammates, and support the current team as a participant or fan during the WNE Invitational. Check-in: 9:30-10:00 a.m.; women's 5k race: 10:30 a.m.; men's 8k race: 11:15 a.m.; lunch: 12:30 p.m. Cost: $10.00 race entry fee, $10 guest fee.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Alumni Association Panama Canal Cruise

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:00 A.M. - Sunday, November 30, 2014 6:00 P.M.

Take an 11-night vacation that is both relaxing and riveting. Cruise the Panama Canal with fellow alumni November 19-30 for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Six Star Crystal Serenity cruise ship (pictured) will set sail from Miami to Key West, Florida; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan Island, Honduras; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Read more at

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Alumni Bus Trip to New York City

Saturday, November 22, 2014
1:54 P.M. - Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:54 P.M.

Radio City Music Hall area

Cost: $35. The bus will depart from the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome center at 7:45 p.m. and will drop off passengers in the area of the Radio City Music Hall at about 11:00 a.m. The bus will depart from a predetermined location at 8:30 p.m. (usually near St. Patrick's Cathedral) and returns to the University around midnight.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Alumni and Families Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Getaway

Saturday, January 24, 2015
1:00 P.M. - Sunday, January 25, 2015 9:00 P.M.

Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg, MA

Get wet with fellow alumni and families at Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park in Fitchburg, MA on Saturday, January 24. The 84-degree indoor water park resort has over 68,000 square feet of water-packed excitement, as well as a play park with a multi-level ropes course, mini golf, bowling, and more. Included in the $249 overnight room rate are water park passes, private buffet alumni dinner, and the indoor ropes course. For more information and the discount code, contact Kristina Oleksak at or 413-782-1557. Check out the fun at Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., however if you come early you have access to the water park starting at 1:00 p.m. There are lockers and changing rooms available. Checkout time is at 11:00 a.m., but you have access to the water park until closing that night at 9:00 p.m.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak