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Welcome home Springfield College alumni!

September 30 - October 3, 2021

Don't miss it! Register online now. See below.

Springfield College is following COVID guidelines shared by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please visit springfield.edu/covid for the latest updates.

Thursday
Sept. 30
2021

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Arts and Humanities Speaker Series

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Celine Gounder on the pandemic, and the intersection of public health with racial and economic equity and justice.

This annual series has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton Sedgeley ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.

Learn more about the Arts and Humanities Speaker Series and Register

Friday
October 1
2021

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Charles M. Tipton ’52 Alumni College in Exercise Science Fit after Fifty

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Check in at Fuller Arts Center, Linkletter Foyer

Hear from authorities in the field, including world-renowned expert Russ Pate ’68, PhD. CEUS, CMES, and PDPS will be offered.

View information and register. Registration is required.

Alumni Homecoming Welcome Center

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Flynn Campus Union Foyer

Pick up Homecoming guidebook and event locations here.

Celebration of the Life of Emeritus Dean of HPER, William Considine, PhD

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Following the celebration, join Dean Considine's family for a social. Share toasts, stories, and memories of our friend, mentor, colleague, and teacher.

Please register for this event.

111th Gymnastics Exhibition Show "Game Night on Alden Street"

7 p.m. | Blake Arena

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Join us for this exciting performance with a spin on classic and family games, which will highlight more than a century of gymnastics heritage at Springfield College. Sponsored by CHH Engraving, Inc. Registration is required. Tickets will be mailed.

Saturday
October 2
2021

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female soccer player kicking the ball
Women’s Soccer 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Alumni Homecoming Welcome Center

9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Flynn Campus Union, Foyer

Pick up Homecoming guidebook and event locations here.

Admissions Open Hours Homecoming Weekend

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.: Information Sessions
10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon: Campus Tours

Register for an information session or a tour.

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Field House

Students can expect an opportunity to walk across a stage in their regalia and celebrate with faculty, family, and friends.

Women’s Soccer 40th Anniversary Celebration for Women's Soccer Alumnae

10 a.m. | Tent at Irv Schmid Sports Complex

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View more information, including schedule and registration details.

Mock Admissions

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Do you have a high school student who is preparing to start their college search? Join us and learn the ins and outs of the college search process from our undergraduate admissions staff. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how applications are reviewed and what admissions committee members look for in an applicant. 

Special Food Truck Festival for Class of 2020 and Their Families

11 a.m. - Noon

Hosted by President Mary-Beth Cooper and the Alumni Council

This event, compliments of the Alumni Association, includes multiple food trucks, music, and a cubs activity area.

Springfield College Museum Open Hours

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

Donor Impact Brunch (by special invitation)

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

This special event, hosted by President Mary-Beth Cooper and Mr. David Cooper, 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.

Homecoming Fabulous Food Truck Festival

Noon - 4 p.m.

Azuluna Foods
Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
(Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing)

Live music with Ed Carey ’91 and additional music with DJ Brian Nicks ’99.

  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers from The Kitchen, hosted by Bobby Barkett '88
  • Cider donuts, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and kettle corn from Giggles, hosted by Jamie Goldstein '11
  • Harvest Table
  • Spuds Your Way
  • Cookie Monstah
  • A food station donated by Azuluna Foods, hosted by Nick Testa G’07

There is also a cub’s activity area. All festival offerings are compliments of the Alumni Association. Guests also are welcome to bring their own picnic basket and beverages for tailgating. Please review our Tailgating Policy prior to this event.

Women’s Soccer vs. Coast Guard

1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. WPI

2 p.m.

Dedication of the Diane L Potter '57, G'63 EdD Softball Field

2 p.m.

Join the legend herself and President Mary-Beth Cooper as well as the Diane L Potter '57, G'63 EdD Head Softball Coach, Kate Bowen G'17, for the dedication of this incredible facility. Festivities for Softball Alumnae to follow. No registration necessary.

Oktoberfest for Graduate Alumni

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Graduate Only

Join chairperson Betty Mann, G’74, DPE’84, and the Grad Only Committee of the Alumni Council for fun and refreshments. While this event is complimentary, registration is required.

Alumni of Color Social and Ribbon Cutting for the Hall of Alumni Of Color Achievers

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Graduate OnlyHosted by the Alumni Council Sub-Committee
on Alumni of Color

Hear from committee chair Nate Harris ’08, Student Alumni Association President Brianna D’Haiti ’22, and Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement Calvin Hill, PhD. Compliments of the Alumni Association. While this event is complimentary, registration is required.

Opening of the Tony DiCicco ’70 Soccer Exhibit in the Springfield College Museum

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the Tony DiCicco ’70 Collection at the Springfield College Archives and Special Collections. Please join us as we get the first glimpse of this remarkable collection of soccer history, donated by the family of the late Tony DiCicco, 1996 Olympic Gold Medal-winning women's soccer team head coach, Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame member, and co-captain of the 1969 Springfield College men's soccer team. While this event is complimentary, registration is required.

111th Gymnastics Exhibition Show "Game Night on Alden Street"

7 p.m. | Blake Arena

Springfield College Athletic S

Join us for this exciting performance with a spin on classic and family games, which will highlight more than a century of gymnastics heritage at Springfield College. Sponsored by CHH Engraving, Inc. Registration is required. Tickets will be mailed.

Springfield College gymnasts covered in gold paint pose for the Gymnastic Exhibition show
111th Gymnastics Exhibition Show

Don't miss out on your chance to see the 111th Gymnastics Exhibition Show "Game Night on Alden Street" on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

A gymnast poses with her hand open at the Homeshow
An event you don't want to miss!

Sunday
October 3
2021

young family at homecoming

Alumni Awards Champagne Brunch

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us as we honor our 2020 and 2021 alumni awardees and induct the inaugural class of the Hall of Alumni of Color Achievers.
Attire is business formal. Registration required. (seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis )

2020 Alumni Award Honorees

Tarbell Medallion:  Diane Potter '57, G'63, EdD

Distinguished Alumnus Award:  James Southard '64, PhD

Distinguished Alumna Award:  Deena Casiero '99, MD

Young Alumna Award:  LaToya Franklin '07

2021 Alumni Award Honorees

Tarbell Medallion:  Ted Baumhauer G'81, CAS'82, EdD

Distinguished Alumna Award:  Donna Hitchens '69, G'70, JD

Distinguished Alumna Award:  Branwen Smith-King '78, G'79

Young Alumna Award:  Ashley Reves Meganck '06

2021 Inaugural Hall of Alumni of Color Achievers Class

Harold Amos '41, PhD (Posthumously)

Arnold Bell '73, PhD (Posthumously)

Donald Brown '69, G'78, EdD

Roscoe Brown '43, PhD (Posthumously)

John Ma, 1920, G'1926 (Posthumously)

Carlton Pickron '79, G'82, EdD

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Awards Brunch

Our awards brunch will feature the 2020 and 2021 alumni awardees, as well as our inaugural class of the Hall of Alumni of Color Achievers.

A student hands flowers to a member of the award class
Celebrate our award winners during our annual brunch.

Homecoming 2021 Hotel Information

For overnight accommodations, blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:

Hotel Location Phone
Hilton Garden Inn Springfield, MA (413) 886-8000
Fairfield Inn & Suites Enfield, CT (860) 741-2211
Hampton Inn Springfield, MA (413) 310-2300
Sheraton Springfield Springfield, MA (413) 781-1010

Special group rates are available at the Hilton Garden and Hampton Inn through Aug. 30, 2021; Sheraton through Sept. 2, 2021; and the Fairfield Inn and Suites through Sept. 1, 2021.  Reservations must be made by credit card.  Please state that you are attending the Springfield College Homecoming 2021.

 

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We can't wait to welcome you home!

For program questions, please email the Office of Alumni Relations staff at alumni@springfield.edu.

If you have a disability or specialized need and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in any of these events, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations staff by September 27, 2021 at alumni@springfield.edu to discuss your accessibility needs.