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Homecoming 2019

Homecoming IS October 4-6 - REGISTER TODAY!

There’s no place like HOMEcoming and there’s never been a better year to show your Golden Bear pride than this, our centennial year! Celebrate Western New England University’s Centennial at Homecoming, October 4-6, 2019. Bring your family, connect with friends old and new, and reminisce about your WNE experience while making new memories. The weekend will be packed with fun for all ages–from reunions to children’s activities to your favorite food trucks and cheering on your favorite Golden Bear teams. Homecoming 2019 is celebration not to be missed!

This weekend is about linking your past with the present and remembering where it all began. Gather your classmates and participate in the Parade of Classes, join us for a variety of affinity reunions, dig out your most nostalgic Western New England gear, and celebrate why you love being a Golden Bear!

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ARAMARK AND BOOKSTORE HOURS

Blue and Gold Campus Store

Friday, October 4

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 5

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 6

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

ARAMARK DINING HOURS

Friday, October 4

7:00 am – 7:00 p.m.

Fresh Food Company (Residential)

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Food Court (Grill Works until 3:00 p.m.)

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Starbucks

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Late Night in the Campus Center

 

Saturday, October 5

10:00 am – 7:00 p.m.

Fresh Food Company (Residential)

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Food Court (Firehouse Subs & POD)

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Golden Bear Pavilion Concessions

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Late Night in the Campus Center

 

Saturday, October 6

10:00 am – 7:00 p.m.

Fresh Food Company (Residential)

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Food Court (Firehouse Subs & POD)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Late Night in the Campus Center

Parking

Parking is accessed via the Welcome Center and Blake Law Center entrances.  Look for signs and Western New England University Public Safety staff to direct you to a variety of parking options. Shuttle service will be provided from outlying parking areas.

Special Needs

Western New England University is committed to ensure that all its programs and services are accessible to all.  If you require a special accommodations, are a wheelchair user attending our campus for the first time, or have specific questions about the physical features of our campus and venues, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations (413-796-2240, alumwne@wne.edu)  by September 30 to discuss your accessibility needs.

Pets

Western New England University provides welcoming and exceptional athletic facilities and fields for the use of our students, alumni, staff, and guests. However, please be advised that with the exception of guide and assist dogs, no pets shall be brought onto or permitted on any athletic field or playing surface. Due to liability issues, pet care is the responsibility of the owner.

Guidelines for Tailgating on Designated University Property

  • Tailgating activities in the parking lot located directly behind the Alumni Healthful Living Center (AHLC) but only with the parking spots located on the back and right side of the lot on the grass (i.e. the side closet to the stadium).  First come, first serve spaces and when the lot is full it will be closed.
  • Tailgating may begin no earlier than three hours prior to the start of the start of the game. Tailgating must be discontinued fifteen minutes prior to the start of the game and throughout the game. Tailgating may continue until two hours after the end of the game.
  • Glass containers are prohibited. The use of plastic containers is encouraged for the consumption of all beverages.
  • Propane and charcoal grills are allowed when used solely for food preparation purposes. Burned coals and/or residue from cooking are not permitted to make contact with the paved surface of the parking lot or grassy areas.
  • Open flame fires, including fire pits, are prohibited.
  • All groups and individuals participating in tailgating are responsible for the proper collection and disposal of their trash, as well as, other debris such as charcoal.
  • Please note that Western New England University complies with the Federal legislation that has been enacted to promote health and curbs substance abuse on college campuses. In order to do so, we ask all guests to comply with the institutions’ Alcohol Policy and Host Liability.  This policy is consistent with local, state, and federal laws and failure to comply by any individual may jeopardize federal funding to the institution.
  • Thus, we must insist that any alcohol consumed by Western New England University community members and off campus guests on University grounds be least 21 years of age and will be carded, if needed.
  • Campus Police may be asked to assist in enforcement.
  • Western New England University supports social interaction based on sound decision-making and, if that social interaction includes the use of alcohol, expects the use to be made in a responsible and moderate manner and in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • It is our hope that we can provide a safe and enjoyable family atmosphere to celebrate the Golden Bears before a good athletic competition.