There’s something for everyone.

Come for an hour or come for the weekend!

This year’s Homecoming features activities for all generations. We welcome you to spend time with your Springfield College “family” and your own family.

All Homecoming registration is done online. For questions on registration, call Alumni Event Registrar Val Williams, G’13, at (413)748-3163.

President Cooper- Alum Forever
Sponsored by the Alumni Association

Food for Thought: The Impact of Nutrition on Your Spirit, Mind, and Body

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Join Professor Charlie Redmond ’68 G’71; faculty member Donna J. Chapman, PhD, RD, associate professor and program director of nutritional sciences; and former faculty member Richard J. Wood ’99, G’01, PhD, ATC, CSCS, director of clinical education and head of research at Virta Health, for this interactive discussion.

Homecoming
Arts and Humanities Speaker Series:

One Ocean, One People: The Cousteau Legacy and a Call for Environmental Action

Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., in the Field House, Wellness & Recreation Complex

Springfield College will host deep ocean explorer and environmentalist Fabien Cousteau and explorer and filmmaker Céline Cousteau who will highlight their commitment to fulfilling their family’s legacy of protecting and preserving the planet’s extensive and endangered marine inhabitants and habitats. This annual series has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.

Divers swimming next to a reef

Homecoming Weekend Event Schedule

Thursday, October 24

7:30-9 p.m.

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series: “One Ocean, One People: The Cousteau Legacy and a Call for Environmental Action.” Springfield College will host deep ocean explorer and environmentalist Fabien Cousteau and explorer and filmmaker Céline Cousteau who will highlight their commitment to fulfilling their family’s legacy of protecting and preserving the planet’s extensive and endangered marine inhabitants and habitats. This annual series has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.

Learn more and register to attend

Friday, October 25

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

How to Lead So Others Follow

Join Norm Bossio ’68 author, speaker, and leadership management consultant for a humor-filled, inspiring session on life balance and using the gifts that you possess to meet life’s challenges and difficult situations.(Check-in for this program will start at 11:15 a.m. in Cheney Hall on the Judd Gymnasia side).

5-8:30 p.m.Alumni Welcome

Alumni Homecoming Check-in
Flynn Campus Union foyer

 

7 p.m.

110th Gymnastics Exhibition Home Show

Gymnastics ShowJoin us for this exciting performance which will highlight more than a century of gymnastics heritage at Springfield College. Tickets are required for admission. 

Buy Tickets

 

10 p.m.

Game Night

Sponsored by Student Activities

Saturday, October 26

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admissions Office Open Hours

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.Alumni Welcome

Alumni Homecoming Check-In
Flynn Campus Union foyer

 

9:30-10:30 a.m.

"Food for Thought: The Impact of Nutrition on Your Spirit, Mind, and Body"
Sponsored by the Alumni Association

Join Professor Charlie Redmond ’68 G’71; faculty member Donna J. Chapman, PhD, RD, associate professor and program director of nutritional sciences; and former faculty member Richard J. Wood ’99, G’01, PhD, ATC, CSCS, director of clinical education and head of research at Virta Health, for this interactive discussion.

10:30- 11:45 a.m.

Understanding the Admissions Process

This program will help parents and high school students better understand the admissions process, including learning how to enhance the admissions application. Join Director of Undergraduate Admissions Nikki Reyen Levine ’12, G’17, as we review several applications for admission.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Springfield College Museum Open Hours

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Celebration of the Life of Father Leo James Hoar, G'71

11:30 a.m.

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

Loomis sponsoredJoin the celebration: Bring your own refreshments and also enjoy marshmallow roasting, grilled-to-order hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken by Bobby Barkett ’88 of The Kitchen in Longmeadow, Mass.;, kettle korn and lemonade from Jamie Goldstein ’11, G’12, of Giggles; and bounce house and music from Ed Carey ’91 and DJ Brian Nicks ’99. Please note all activities under the tent and refreshments are compliments of the Alumni Association.

Loomis sponsoredAttention Grad Only Alumni: There will be a special Graduate Only Alumni Gathering (at the tailgating tent) hosted by Bill Considine, DPE, retired dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and Betty Mann, G’74, DPE’84, retired associate vice president of graduate studies.       *Graduate Alumni Only Event

Noon to 2 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. United States Coast Guard Academy and URI

1 p.m.

Football vs. Catholic

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

 

 

 

Halftime

Annual Alumni vs. Students Rope Pull

Loomis sponsoredBe part of the Rope Pull tradition with a 21st-century twist! Help the Alumni Team keep the trophy!

 

 

 

4-5 p.m.

Dedication of Coach Dave Auxter '51, G'56 Football Film Room Townhouses, Conference Room

Light refreshments served.

4-5 p.m.

Rugby Social hosted by Darren Pierce ’91

A gathering for all former Men’s and Women’s Rugby Club members.

6 p.m.

President’s Gala “Timeless”
MGM Springfield. Cocktails and Dinner. Live Music by Beantown

Join Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM, 13th president of Springfield College, for this student scholarship fundraising event. Celebrate Springfield College while creating a future for generations to come. Tickets are required for admission. Visit springfield.edu/gala for more information.

7 p.m.

110th Gymnastics Exhibition Show

Gymnastics 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. 

Buy Tickets

 

8-10 p.m.

Haunted Hall

Get in the Halloween spirit with this frightful event. Are you brave enough to enter the haunted depths of Alumni Hall? Join us in the foyer to find out!

Sponsored by Residence Life

Sunday, October 27

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alumni Awards Champagne Brunch

Join emcee Kurt Aschermann ’71, Trustee and 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, as we recognize the 2019 Alumni Association Honorees.

2019 Honorees


Tarbell Medallion
Matthew R. Siegel ’94


Distinguished Alumnus Award
Richard J. Blangiardi ’69
John H. Walker ’72


Young Alumnus Award
Daniel C. Warren ’06

HOTEL INFORMATION

Blocks of overnight accommodations (which expire Sept. 24) have been reserved at the following hotels:
Reservations must be made by credit card.  Please state that you are attending Springfield College Homecoming 2019.
HOTELS

Hampton Inn, Springfield, MA
(413) 310-2300

Special group rate available through September 14

Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield
(413) 886-8000

Special group rate available through September 6

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
Springfield, MA
(413) 781-1010

Special group rate available through September 11

 

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 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.

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 Alcohol 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's associated with its Humanics philosophy and we are confident that the Alumni Association supports these values. For a detailed look at our updated policy visit https://springfield.edu/about/college-policies

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@springfield.edu or by calling (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 name tag. 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.

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HOMECOMING 2019 – OCTOBER 24-27

IT WON'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!