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Affinity reunions are a special way to recognize and celebrate alumni who share common interests or backgrounds. We encourage you to join any of our affinity reunions of groups you were involved with as a student. Affinity gatherings will include athletic teams, student activities groups, our annual U&ME/MGA Reunion Dinner Dance.
Did your graduate 50 or more years ago? If so, you are among our cherished Golden Graduates. Members of the Class of 1969 and earlier are invited to the Golden Graduates Luncheon, hosted by President Anthony Caprio, on Friday, October 4. The Class of 1969 will also gather Saturday, October 5 for their 50th Reunion Banquet at the Springfield Sheraton Monarch Place hotel.
Golden Bear Boulevard Activities
This gathering area in the Pine Grove is the hub of activity on Saturday. Check in at Registration and grab some Homecoming swag. This is the best place to meet up with friends, connect with faculty and staff, and grab some delicious treats from the food trucks. Bring the kids to the inflatables in the FUN ZONE, relive fond memories, participate in CAB giveaways, and cheer on our Golden Bear teams.
Parade of Classes
The first 200 people to pre-register and check-in will receive a Parade of Classes commemorative t-shirt! Join in the fun and demonstrate your class pride during our Homecoming Parade of Classes! After meeting in the Parade of Classes registration area in the University Commons, we will march along Golden Bear Boulevard to the football field with our drumline, mascot, and class banners. Poster making materials will be provided if you want to get creative, and cookies will be available to energize you along the way! Bring your family and friends to join in the festivities – all are welcome.
Centennial Celebration: Cheers to 100 Years!
Join fellow Golden Bears in raising a glass to toast the first 100 years of Western New England University. Enjoy sparkling cider, food and beverage trucks, and Centennial desserts at this casual, complimentary outdoor celebration. Affinity Tents will create opportunities for alumni to connect with members of a variety of student organizations.
Donor Recognition Brunch
By Invitation Only
Hosted by President Anthony S. Caprio, the Donor Recognition Brunch celebrates and honors members of Western New England University's Donor Recognition Societies. Members of the Benefactor's Society, President's Society, Cupola Society, and Loyalty Society members are invited to this special brunch.