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homecoming 2016



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11:00 a.m.
Golden Graduates Luncheon
Rivers Memorial Hall
President Anthony S. Caprio welcomes alumni from the Classes of 1932 to 1966. For more information, contact Kathy Pappas G'98 at katherine.pappas@wne.edu.

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Career Development Center Walk-In Hours for Alumni
2nd Floor, St. Germain Campus Center
Have your resume reviewed, talk about career strategy, or learn about job search resources.

6:00 p.m.
Downes Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Rivers Memorial Hall
Inductees to be honored are Trustee Mike Flynn '82 (contributor), Laurie Matochik Devaney '86 (softball/volleyball), Scott Thornton '05 (men's soccer), Mark Bergey '06 (men's lacrosse), Jennifer Dabrowski Hover '08 (women's basketball), and Nicole Poli '11 (women's lacrosse/women's soccer).

6:00 p.m.
School of Law Alumni Recognition Reception
Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Richard K. Sullivan Jr. L'84 will be honored. There will also be special recognition for the reunion years of 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011. 

9:00 p.m.
Student Event: The Great DuBois
Commonwealth Lawn
An incredible circus stunts show!


Welcome! 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.

10:00 a.m.
21st Annual Supreme Court Review Conference
J. Gerard Pellegrini Moot Court Room, Blake Law Center

11:00 a.m.
Women's Basketball Alumni Game and Lunch
Game: Alumni Healthful Living Center (AHLC)
Lunch: Downes Athletic Hall of Fame

11:00 a.m.
Golden Bear Boulevard (Pine Grove)
Free admission to the football game and a Homecoming souvenir! Check in at Registration and receive your hand stamp for entry into the football game.

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
College of Business Dean's Tailgate
College of Arts and Sciences Tent
College of Engineering Tent
College of Pharmacy Tent
School of Law Tent
Alumni-in Admissions Tent
Food Truck Concessions
Kids Area/Pony Rides/Face Painting
ROTC Pull-Up Contest
Career Development Center Tent
Student Life Expo Tent
Satellite Bookstore Tent
Athletics Tent

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Walking Tours of Campus
Tours begin at the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center

Women's Tennis vs. Gordon College
Tennis Courts

Men's Soccer vs. Gordon College
Suprenant Field

Noon-1:00 p.m.
20th Anniversary of the Sport Management Program
AHLC Aerobics Room

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. Curry College
Golden Bear Stadium
Halftime: recognition of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the newest Downes Athletic Hall of Famers

2:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Gordon College
Suprenant Field

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Pharmacy Alumni Meetup

4:00 p.m.
Women's Athletics Alumnae Council Wine and Beer Tasting
Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy Atrium

6:00 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Nichols College
Golden Bear Stadium

6:00 p.m.
School of Law Alumni and Students of Color Dinner
Springfield La Quinta Inn and Suites
Guest Speaker Alesia Days L'99

6:00 p.m.
Pharmacy Alumni Big E Experience
The Big E, West Springfield

6:30 p.m.
U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance
Rivers Memorial Hall

8:00 p.m.
Comedian Josh Wolf
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.


11:30 a.m.
Men's Alumni Soccer Game
Suprenant Field