Homecoming Weekend 2011: Celebrating The Bear in All of Us September 23-25
Posted June 10, 2011
Come back to campus and give your friends a big bear hug on Homecoming Weekend September 23-25. Share stories and great memories. Tour the new Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy. Enjoy a plethora of reunions, children’s activities, varsity athletic contests, and much more.
Take in one or more varsity games: football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, and field hockey. Most of the festivities on Saturday 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. On September 24 check in at the registration table and receive your hand stamp for the 1:00 p.m. game vs. Nichols College. Times for the other games are: men’s soccer (11:00 a.m. vs. Salve Regina University), women’s volleyball (11:00 a.m. vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute and 3:00 p.m. vs. Lyndon State College ), women’s tennis (noon vs. Eastern Nazarene College), women’s soccer (1:30 p.m. vs. Salve Regina University), and field hockey (6:00 p.m. vs. Gordon College).
Saturday's events also include the U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance at 6:30 p.m. at Rivers Memorial Hall.
Friday's events are the Golden Grads Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Trustees Conference Room in the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center and the Downes Hall of Fame Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Rivers Memorial Hall.
On Sunday, September 25 the Brandon Turbet Memorial Homecoming 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the AHLC. Other Sunday events are the U&ME/MGA Brunch at 11:00 a.m. in the Bear's Den (St. Germain Campus Center), the men's baseball alumni game at 11:00 a.m. at Trelease Stadium, and the men's soccer alumni game at 11:00 a.m. at Suprenant Field.
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