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Rock Out! Check Out the Schedule for Homecoming Weekend September 20 and 21 and Register

Posted June 16, 2008

newrock1.gifThe Class of ’68 “rocked” the campus. This year, on Homecoming Weekend September 20 and 21, it’s your turn. It has been 40 years since the rebellious spirit of 1968 inspired a group of seniors to leave their mark on campus with the late-night delivery of “The Rock.” Today, a monolithic message board and an icon for generations of students, The Rock has become a part of our past and a touchstone for our future.

In honor of this milestone, Homecoming Weekend will rock around the clock with the Class of ’68 Reunion, affinity reunions, the U&ME Dinner Dance, the Golden Grads Luncheon, children's activities, Golden Bear football, and more. Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of this historic icon and the class that keeps us rockin’ on. Take a turn on the giant inflatable bronking bull! Check out the Homecoming schedule and pre-register.

Most of the festivities on Saturday, September 20 will take place on Golden Bear Boulevard: the Campus Utilities Building (CUB) parking area across from the tennis courts. Homecoming participants should 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.

Be sure to pre-register for free admission to the football game and a Homecoming souvenir. On September 21 check in at the registration table and receive your hand stamp for the 1:00 p.m. game vs. Maine Maritime Academy. Also hosting games will be Golden Bear men’s soccer (11:00 a.m. vs. Anna Maria College) women’s soccer (1:30 p.m. vs. Anna Maria College) and field hockey (6:00 p.m. vs. University of New England).

At 9:00 p.m. the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will present a concert by Emerson Drive at Rivers Memorial Hall.

To view a photo album/slide show of the 2007 Homecoming Weekend, click here.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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