October 19-21

Homecoming 2017

We have two affinity gatherings during Homecoming this year:

  • 75th birthday celebrations in the Class of 1964
  • Gymnastics Celebration: A Tribute to Cheryl Raymond, G’82, and Steve Posner 35 Years of Coaching Excellence

These alumni should watch their mail for special registration material pertinent to these affinity programs.

*All locations not cited here will be provided in your guidebook at check-in.

Springfield College alumni tail gaiting before the homecoming football game.

REGISTER FOR HOMECOMING WEEKEND BY FOLLOWING THE LINKS BELOW,
OR CALL ALUMNI EVENT REGISTRAR VAL WILLIAMS, G’13, AT (413) 748-3163


2017 Arts and Humanities Speaker Series: An Evening with Mitch Albom


Please note by registering online you will receive a 20 percent off coupon to the Springfield College Bookstore good for use during Homecoming Weekend 2017.

For program questions, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (413) 748-3161.

If you have a disability or specialized need and require reasonable accommodation to fully participate in any of these events, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by Oct. 6 at alumni@springfieldcollege.edu or by calling the Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161 to discuss your accessibility needs.

Springfield College is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment.

Thursday, October 19

Thursday, October 19 7:30-9 p.m.

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series: An Evening with Mitch Albom
Field House (enter through the side lobby of the Physical Education Complex)

Come share an evening with New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, columnist, and sports reporter Mitch Albom, who will speak about his life’s work, including helping to rebuild Haiti’s future after a devastating earthquake in 2010. Albom has committed himself to helping orphaned children and running the Have Faith Haiti Mission.

Prior to his work in Haiti, Albom’s breakthrough book, Tuesdays with Morrie, became an international phenomenon with more than 14 million copies sold. A columnist for The Detroit Free Press for more than 30 years, Albom has been named the top sports columnist in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors 13 times. In June 2013, he was inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame.

The Arts and Humanities Speaker Series has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.

Friday, October 20

Friday, October 20 5-8:30 p.m.

Alumni Homecoming Check-In
Flynn Campus Union foyer

6:30-9 p.m.

Alumni Awards Gala, Champagne
Reception, and Ceremony

Join emcee, Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient and Trustee Kurt Aschermann ’71, for an elegant champagne reception followed by a red carpet-style awards ceremony, worthy of the Oscars. Please dress in business formal attire.

2017 Honorees

Tarbell Medallion
John W. Wilcox ’67, G’69

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
William D. Holiber ’77
Scott W. Heaney ’96

Young Alumnus/a Award
Joshua D. Greenman ’07

8 p.m.

108th Gymnastics Exhibition Show

Join us for this exciting performance, which will highlight more than a century of gymnastics heritage at Springfield College.

Tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be mailed to you.

If for some reason you don’t receive your ticket(s), please go to the special Gymnastics Exhibition Show check-in area in the side lobby of the P.E. Complex between 7 and 8 p.m. Please note: We ask that everyone arrive early. For personal safety, guests will not be admitted once the lights go out.

10 p.m.

Movie Night: Spiderman Homecoming (no registration required) Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Saturday, October 21

Saturday, October 21 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admissions Office Open Hours

9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Alumni Homecoming Check-In
Flynn Campus Union foyer

10:30 a.m. to noon

Academic Success Center
10th Anniversary Celebration Open House

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 and reading essays and letters of recommendation. Ideal for the college-bound high school student and their parents.

Hosted by a member of our admissions staff.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guided Tours of the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons

Take a guided tour of this newly renovated state-of-the-art building. It now serves as our academic hub containing library services, technology services, the Academic Success Center, and more.

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

Springfield College Museum Open Hours

11 a.m.

Homecoming Tailgate Party with Cubs Activity Area
(Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing)

For a reservation fee of $15, parties may tailgate from their car in Parking Lot 10 behind the Physical Education Complex. 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. Once you register for a tailgating spot in lot 10 your name will be given to the lot guard. Upon checking in with the guard you will be allowed access to the tailgating parking lot. 

The grassy bluff behind the Field House will be a new location for additional tailgating activities. A tent will be set up with tables and chairs. 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.

Free refreshments, compliments of the Alumni Association, will be available. Small canopies (no bigger than 10’ x 10’) may be set up in this area. A play center, (for “cubs’” ages 10 and under) including inflatable and other activity stations, will be available. All activities are complimentary.

Both tailgating areas will be open starting at 11 a.m. until kickoff, 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 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.

11 a.m. to noon

Reception for Alumni of Color

11:30 a.m. to 1 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 p.m.

Football vs. Catholic University

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 keep the trophy!

3:30-5:30 p.m.

LTC and Pre-Camp Party

LTC and Pre-Camp Party for alumni who attended one or both of these historic student leadership programs. Enjoy live music by the Soular Bears, refreshments with a fall flavor, and meet current students involved in both programs.

8 p.m.

108th Gymnastics Exhibition Show
Join us for this exciting performance, which will highlight more than a century of gymnastics heritage at Springfield College.

Tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be mailed to you.

If for some reason you don’t receive your ticket(s), please go to the special Gymnastics Exhibition Show check-in area in the side lobby of the P.E. Complex between 7 and 8 p.m. Please note: We ask that everyone arrive early. For personal safety, guests will not be admitted once the lights go out.

10 p.m.

Maxx Tones: Live Band and Karaoke
(no registration required)
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

HOTEL INFORMATION

Blocks of overnight accommodations have been reserved at the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn, Springfield, Mass.
    (413) 310-2300
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, Mass.
    (413) 886-8000
  • Holiday Inn, Enfield, Conn.
    (860) 741-2211
  • LaQuinta Inns & Suites, Springfield, Mass.
    (413) 781-0900
  • Springfield Marriott, Springfield, Mass.
    (413) 781-7111
  • Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield, Mass.
    (413) 781-1010

A special group rate is available at the Hilton Garden (through Sept. 15, 2017), and at the Springfield Marriott, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, LaQuinta Inns & Suites, and Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place (through Sept. 20, 2017). Reservations must be made by credit card. Please inform hotel staff that you are attending the Springfield College Homecoming.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Parking
Look for signs and Springfield College 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 required to park your vehicle 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 assistance 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.

Updated Social Policy
The Alumni Association Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption abide by the policies of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, the All College and Alcoholic Beverages 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. Take a detailed look at our updated Alcoholic Beverages Policy.

Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Springfield College is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment.

Special Needs
If you have a disability or specialized need and require reasonable accommodation to fully participate in any of these events, please contact the office of Alumni Relations by Oct. 6 at alumni@springfieldcollege.edu or by calling the Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161 to discuss your accessibility needs.

Use of Wellness Center
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.

Please Remember!
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.
Note: Refunds must be requested by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. There are no refunds for Gymnastics Exhibition Show tickets.