Homecoming 2016

Homecoming registration will be available online through Wednesday, October 12 at midnight. Those who register online will receive a coupon good for 20% off an apparel or gift item in the Bookstore during Homecoming Weekend.

Schedule

Springfield College Alumni and their daughter

Thursday, October 13

Thursday, October 13

7-9 p.m.

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series

Field House
Look for signage directing you to entrance.

Hear world-renowned inspirational singer, songwriter, and social justice advocate Angelique Kidjo speak at the annual Arts and Humanities Speaker Series at Springfield College. The series has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.

Friday, October 14

noon-12:30 p.m.

Learning Commons Ground Breaking

To the Left of Babson Library


5-8:30 p.m.

Alumni Homecoming Check-In

Flynn Campus Union Foyer (Please note the change in location from last year)


6:30-7:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards Reception


7:30-9:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards and Recognition Dinner

Black tie optional

2016 Honorees

President’s Philanthropy Award
Robert “Rip” Van Camp ’54

Tarbell Medallion
Bridget Belgiovine, G’87

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
Kenneth Baldwin ’64
Paul Rosenbaum ’64

Young Alumnus/a Award
Meghann “Meg” Foley Dombroski ’06


7:30 p.m.

107th Gymnastics Exhibition Home Show

Join us for this exciting performance that will highlight more than a century of gymnastics heritage at Springfield College. Tickets are required for admission.
Please note: Please arrive early. For personal safety guests will not be admitted once the lights go out.

Saturday, October 15

9 a.m. to 1p.m.

Office of Admissions Open Hours


10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Alumni Homecoming Check In

Flynn Campus Union Foyer (Please note the change in location from last year)


10:30-11:45 a.m.

Mock Admissions

Grab a seat at the (mock) Admissions Committee table. Join other "admissions officers" as we review several applications for admission. This review includes dissecting transcripts, as well as reading essays and letters of recommendation. This session is ideal for the college-bound high school student and their parents and is hosted by a member of our admissions team.


10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springfield College Museum Open Hours


11:30 a.m.

Homecoming Tailgate Party (Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing)

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

  • Parking Lot 10, behind the Physical Education Complex. For a reservation fee of $15, parties may tailgate from their car in the lot. Each party is limited to one parking space. Registration is required and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. No concessions will be served from this area. Passes may be picked up at check-In located in the Flynn Campus Union Foyer (Please note the change in location from last year)
  • The grassy bluff behind the Fieldhouse will be a new location for additional tailgating activities. A tent will be set up with tables and chairs. A WHK (The Kitchen) truck hosted by Bobby Barkett ’88 and a Giggles Popcorn, Kettlecorn and Lemonade truck hosted by Jamie Goldstein ’11, G’12, will be on hand. Small canopies (no bigger than 10’x10’ may be set up in this area. A play center for “cubs” ages 10 and under including inflatable stations and other activities will be available. All activities are complimentary.

Both tailgating areas will be open from 11:30 a.m. to kick-off, at the half, and for one hour after the conclusion of the game. All alcoholic beverages must be confined to the areas detailed above. No alcohol or tailgating will be permitted anywhere else on the campus.

Glass containers, kegs, and other common source containers are not permitted.

Concessions will be available from the stand located behind the home side of the bleachers.


Noon

Men’s Soccer vs. Babson


Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Donor Impact Brunch (by special invitation)

This special event is exclusively for members of the David Allen Reed Society, President's Council, and 1885 Society to celebrate and recognize their leadership in giving to support our students.


1:30 p.m.

Football vs. University of Rochester

Two complimentary tickets will be available per alumnus/a.
Additional ticket prices are listed on the registration form.


Halftime

Annual Alumni vs. Students Rope Pull

Be part of the rope pull tradition with a 21st century twist!! Help the alumni team win back the trophy.


3:30-5 p.m.

Springfield College Museum Open Hours


4-6 p.m.

Social for Alumni of Color

Meet Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement Calvin Hill, Director of Multicultural Affairs Felicia Lundquist, and students involved in our Student Society for Cultural Diversity during this post-football game reception.


4:30-6 p.m.

LTC and Pre-Camp Party

LTC and Pre-Camp party is for alumni who attended one or both of these historic student leadership programs. Enjoy live music from “Zoo,” refreshments with a fall flavor, and meet current students involved in both programs.


7:30 p.m.

107th Gymnastics Exhibition Home Show

Join us for this exciting performance that will highlight more than a century of gymnastics heritage at Springfield College. Tickets are required for admissions.
Please note: Please arrive early. For personal safety guests will not be admitted once the lights go out.

Sunday, October 16

10-11:30 a.m.

Cheney Hall is open for brunch (pay as you go).

Important Information

Registration Information
Pre-registration is key to a successful Homecoming weekend. Planning is based on the number of persons who register. Direct your questions to the Office of Alumni Relations at (413) 748-3161.

Homecoming registration will be available online through Wednesday, October 12 at midnight. Those who register online will receive a coupon good for 20% off an apparel or gift item in the Bookstore during Homecoming Weekend.

You may also register by calling Val Williams at (413) 748-3163 through 5 p.m. October 12. Between 5 p.m. on October 12th and 5PM on October 14th you may register by calling the Alumni Relations Staff at 413-748-3161.

After October 14th at 5PM, tickets for Homecoming Weekend activities may be purchased at the Check-in Table in the Flynn Campus Union upon arrival.

Refund policy: For Gymnastics Exhibition tickets, all sales are final. For any other Homecoming weekend events, refund requests must be received by Friday, October 7 at 5 p.m.

Parking
Look for signs and Springfield College Department of Public Safety staff to direct you to a variety of parking options. Shuttle service will be provided from outlying parking areas. No on-street parking will be available.

Recreational Vehicles
Please note, due to parking constrictions during the academic year, you will be parked on the outskirts of campus in a utility lot. Power hookups are not available.

Pets
Springfield College 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.

Tailgating
Featuring free food, beverages, and activities for the whole family
(Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing)
Lot #10 behind PE Complex and adjacent grassy bluff

Parking Lot 10, behind the Physical Education Complex. For a reservation fee of $15, parties may tailgate from their car in the lot. Each party is limited to one parking space. Registration is required and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. No concessions will be served from this area. Passes may be picked up at check-In located in the Flynn Campus Union Foyer (Please note the change in location from last year)

The grassy bluff behind the Field House will be the location for additional tailgating activities. A tent will be set up with tables and chairs. FREE hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided by Bobby Barkett ’88 of The Kitchen. Kettle Corn by Giggles, hosted by Jamie Goldstein ’11 G’12 and Zachary Goldstein ’13 will provide FREE apple cider donuts and fresh squeezed lemonade. Small canopies (no bigger than 10’x10’ may be set up in this area. A play center for “cubs” ages 10 and under including inflatable stations and other activities will be available. All activities are complimentary.

Both tailgating areas will be open from 11:30 a.m. to kick-off, at the half, and for one hour after the conclusion of the game. All alcoholic beverages must be confined to the areas detailed above. No alcohol or tailgating will be permitted anywhere else on the campus. Glass containers, kegs, and other common source containers are not permitted. Concessions will be available from the stand located behind the home side of the bleachers.

The Alumni Association Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption abide by the rules of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (P.I. 101-226), the All-College Social Events and Alcohol Policy, and Springfield College policies. The College’s Department of Public Safety will enforce these rules.

Springfield College has a fine tradition of promoting healthy values associated with its Humanics philosophy, and we are confident that the Alumni Association supports these values. All alcohol consumed by alumni and their guests on College grounds must be consumed in one of the two tailgating areas during the daytime activities or purchased through the licensed provider at the event in question. In both cases, all alcoholic beverages must be confined to these areas. No alcohol or tailgating will be permitted elsewhere on campus.

Special Needs
Anyone with special needs should contact the Office of Alumni Relations in writing at least three weeks in advance of your arrival.

Use of Wellness & Recreation Complex
The Wellness & Recreation Complex will be open to returning alumni. You will need to show a valid driver’s license and your Homecoming nametag. Hours of operation will be posted upon arrival.