Western New England University Calendar of Events


Fall Convocation 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alumni Healthful Living Center

Friday, August 22 marks the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year with a celebration of academic excellence as Western New England University continues the tradition of Fall Convocation. Fall Convocation begins at 3:00 pm in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. Immediately following is the President's Reception in the pine grove adjacent to the AHLC. This assembly of the University community marks the beginning of university experience for first year and transfer students. A featured segment of the ceremony includes the formal induction of students into the national honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta. The induction serves as witness to the standard of excellence to which we hope all students aspire. Certainly this sets a standard of achievement for new students and solidifies the notion of beginning with the end in mind. All faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to participate in the academic procession associated with Convocation.

Event Contact: Alyssa Caliguri

Add to Calendar 22-08-2014 03:00:00PM 22-08-2014 07:00:00PM 15 Fall Convocation 2014 Friday, August 22 marks the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year with a celebration of academic excellence as Western New England University continues the tradition of Fall Convocation. Fall Convocation begins at 3:00 pm in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. Immediately following is the President's Reception in the pine grove adjacent to the AHLC. This assembly of the University community marks the beginning of university experience for first year and transfer students. A featured segment of the ceremony includes the formal induction of students into the national honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta. The induction serves as witness to the standard of excellence to which we hope all students aspire. Certainly this sets a standard of achievement for new students and solidifies the notion of beginning with the end in mind. All faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to participate in the academic procession associated with Convocation. Alumni Healthful Living Center Alyssa Caliguri Alyssa Caliguri


Master's Degrees Celebration

Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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

Add to Calendar 23-08-2014 02:00:00PM 23-08-2014 04:00:00PM 15 Master's Degrees Celebration At this ceremony, Western New England University will honor the achievements of students earning their master's degrees. Rivers Memorial Hall Rebecca Sargent Rebecca Sargent


RHA Bingo

Friday, August 29, 2014 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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

Add to Calendar 29-08-2014 09:00:00PM 29-08-2014 11:00:00PM 15 RHA Bingo 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! Rivers Auditorium Stephanie Elizondo Stephanie Elizondo


Class of 2015's Welcome Back BBQ

Saturday, September 6, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Evergreen Commons (rain location: Rivers)

SENIORS! Join the Class of 2015 Council for our last "Welcome Back BBQ" event! There will be food and prizes!

Event Contact: Berit Bancroft

Add to Calendar 06-09-2014 02:00:00PM 06-09-2014 05:00:00PM 15 Class of 2015's Welcome Back BBQ SENIORS! Join the Class of 2015 Council for our last "Welcome Back BBQ" event! There will be food and prizes! Evergreen Commons (rain location: Rivers) Berit Bancroft Berit Bancroft


Art Gallery Opening Reception: Kim Carlino "Possibility of Space"


Gallery Talk: Kim Carlino "Possiblity of Space"

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art Gallery, Campus Center

Come hear artist, independent curator and exhibition director of the Loft Parlor @ Mill 180, Kim Carlino, speak about her collection of work entitled "Possibility of Space"

Event Contact: Jamie Larkin

Add to Calendar 09-09-2014 07:00:00PM 09-09-2014 08:00:00PM 15 Gallery Talk: Kim Carlino "Possiblity of Space" Come hear artist, independent curator and exhibition director of the Loft Parlor @ Mill 180, Kim Carlino, speak about her collection of work entitled "Possibility of Space" Art Gallery, Campus Center Jamie Larkin Jamie Larkin


Homecoming Weekend 2014: Friday

Friday, September 12, 2014 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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

Add to Calendar 12-09-2014 11:00:00AM 12-09-2014 10:00:00PM 15 Homecoming Weekend 2014: Friday 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. Several locations: TBA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Homecoming Weekend 2014: Saturday

Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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

Add to Calendar 13-09-2014 11:00:00AM 13-09-2014 10:00:00PM 15 Homecoming Weekend 2014: Saturday 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. Golden Bear Boulevard Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Homecoming Weekend: Sunday

Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Locations: TBA

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

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 14-09-2014 11:00:00AM 14-09-2014 02:00:00PM 15 Homecoming Weekend: Sunday Homecoming Weekend winds down with the men's soccer alumni game and the wrestling reunion. Locations: TBA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


U&ME Presents: Latin Karaoke

Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 PM - 3:52 PM
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

Add to Calendar 20-09-2014 11:00:00PM 20-09-2014 03:52:00PM 15 U&ME Presents: Latin Karaoke 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. Rock Cafe, Campus Center Phuong Ha Phuong Ha


Men's Lacrosse Alumni Day

Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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

Add to Calendar 05-10-2014 10:00:00AM 05-10-2014 06:00:00PM 15 Men's Lacrosse Alumni Day The former Golden Bears will play an alumni game at Golden Bear Stadium. This will be followed by the Faceoff Dinner: location TBD. Golden Bear Stadium Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Art Gallery Opening Reception: Jacin Giordano


Gallery Talk: Jacin Giordano

Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art Gallery, Campus Center

Come listen to Jacin Giordano discuss his work as a Mixed Media Artist and talk about some of the pieces he has on display.

Event Contact: Jamie Larkin

Add to Calendar 09-10-2014 07:00:00PM 09-10-2014 08:00:00PM 15 Gallery Talk: Jacin Giordano Come listen to Jacin Giordano discuss his work as a Mixed Media Artist and talk about some of the pieces he has on display. Art Gallery, Campus Center Jamie Larkin Jamie Larkin


President's Alumni Reception in Washington, DC

Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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

Add to Calendar 16-10-2014 05:30:00PM 16-10-2014 07:30:00PM 15 President's Alumni Reception in Washington, DC Alumni in the Washington, DC area will have the opportunity to see President Anthony S. Caprio and hear the latest news about the University. Location: TBD Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Cross Country Alumni Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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

Add to Calendar 18-10-2014 09:30:00AM 18-10-2014 01:30:00PM 15 Cross Country Alumni Day 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. Western New England University Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Art Gallery Opening Reception: Louise Kohrman "Works on Paper"


Gallery Talk: Louise Kohrman "Works on Paper"

Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art Gallery, Campus Center

Come listen to Printmaker and Mixed Media Artist, Louise Kohrman, discuss her exhibit "Works on Paper".

Event Contact: Jamie Larkin

Add to Calendar 13-11-2014 07:00:00PM 13-11-2014 08:00:00PM 15 Gallery Talk: Louise Kohrman "Works on Paper" Come listen to Printmaker and Mixed Media Artist, Louise Kohrman, discuss her exhibit "Works on Paper". Art Gallery, Campus Center Jamie Larkin Jamie Larkin


Alumni Association Panama Canal Cruise

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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 https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16215.

Event Contact: Kristina Oleksak

Add to Calendar 19-11-2014 06:00:00AM 30-11-2014 06:00:00PM 15 Alumni Association Panama Canal Cruise 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 https://www1.wne.edu/news/index.cfm?selection=doc.2507&DCIid=16215. Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Alumni Bus Trip to New York City

Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:54 PM - 1:54 PM
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

Add to Calendar 22-11-2014 01:54:00PM 22-11-2014 01:54:00PM 15 Alumni Bus Trip to New York City 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. Radio City Music Hall area Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak


Alumni and Families Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Getaway

Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 kristina.oleksak@wne.edu or 413-782-1557. Check out the fun at http://www.greatwolf.com/newengland/waterpark/. 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

Add to Calendar 24-01-2015 01:00:00PM 25-01-2015 09:00:00PM 15 Alumni and Families Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Getaway 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 kristina.oleksak@wne.edu or 413-782-1557. Check out the fun at http://www.greatwolf.com/newengland/waterpark/. 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. Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg, MA Kristina Oleksak Kristina Oleksak