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Welcome home Springfield College alumni!

September 29 - October 2, 2022

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. 29
2022

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Arts and Humanities Speaker Series - An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith

7:30-9 p.m.

Join us for an evening with playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith (National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing ).

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
September 30
2022

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Title IX Trail Blazers

1-2 p.m.

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Celebrating Opportunity at Springfield College Title IX at 50

 

As part of our yearlong Celebrating Opportunity at Springfield College: Title IX at 50, Diane Potter ’57, G’63, EdD; Jone Bush, DPE’70; Mimi Murray ’61, G’67, PhD; and Dottie Zenaty ’65 will talk about the landmark legislation and the role of the Springfield College community in its passage. The panel will be moderated by Distinguished Alumna Award recipient, Springfield College Athletic Hall of Famer, and Alumni Council member Branwen Smith-King ’78, G’79.

Alumni Homecoming Check-in

4-7:30 p.m. | Flynn Campus Union Foyer

All Homecoming locations and details will be picked up at check-in.

112th Gymnastics Exhibition Show

7 p.m. | Blake Arena

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

Tickets are required for admission.

Saturday
October 1
2022

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Charlie Redmond speaking at a podium
Wellness Institute Session with Charlie Redmond '68, G'71

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Admissions Office Open Hours for Homecoming

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Register for an information session or a tour.

Alumni Homecoming Check-In

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

All Homecoming locations and details will be picked up at check-in.

Wellness Institute Session: A Discussion on Balanced Wellness Through Spirit, Mind, and Body

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join host Charlie Redmond ’68, G’71, retired Dean of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, for a discussion featuring an interactive workshop incorporating movement, mindset, nutrition, and restoration. 

Mock Admissions Session

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Do you have a high school student starting their college search? Join our undergraduate admissions staff to learn about the college search process and what to expect. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the application review process and what admissions committees look for in applicants.

Springfield College Museum Open Hours

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

Annual Grad Only Champagne and Strawberries Breakfast

11 a.m. to Noon

Graduate OnlyJoin chairperson Betty Mann, G’74, DPE’84, and the Grad Only Committee of the Alumni Council for fun and refreshments.

Compliments of the Alumni Association.

International Coffee Bar

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

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

Hear from committee chair Nate Harris ’08, student leader Paris Lizana, Class of 2023, and Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement Calvin Hill, PhD.
Compliments of the Alumni Association.

Donor Impact Lunch (by special invitation)

12:30-2 p.m.

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

Homecoming Fabulous FREE Food Truck Festival

12:30-4 p.m.

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Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing 

Music provided by DJ Brian Nicks '99. Food trucks include: The Kitchen (hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers) hosted by Bobby Barkett '88; Giggles (cider donuts, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and kettle corn) hosted by Jamie Goldstein '11; Harvest Table; Spuds Your Way; Blue Chip Creamery, and more. There will be a cubs activity area. All food trucks provided compliments of the Alumni Association. Feel free to bring your own picnic basket, beverages, and other tailgating items. Please review our Tailgating Policy prior to this event.


During these festivities, please help us celebrate three long-time, storied Springfield College coaches who are stepping away from their posts. Coach Charlie Brock '76, G'80, and Coach John Gibson are retiring, and Coach Melissa Sharpe '02, G'04, is the new director of our Wellness Institute. Share best wishes with coaches Kristen Mullady '00 and Jenn Najuch, who are leaving the college for new ventures.

Men's Soccer vs. WPI

1 p.m.

New Health Sciences Center Beam-signing Ceremony

2:30-3 p.m.

Be part of history at Springfield College! All attendees are invited to sign a beam to be installed in the new Health Sciences Center, slated to open in the summer of 2023. The new Health Sciences Center will serve as a beautiful anchor to the new academic green at the College and as the western gateway to our campus. The new Health Sciences Center will provide facilities for health​ ​sciences education offered through the highly selective programs that distinguish Springfield College as a trailblazer in preparing practitioners, clinicians, scholars, and educators.

Title IX: The Power of 37 Words

3:30-5 p.m.

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Celebrating Opportunity at Springfield College Title IX at 50

 

Donna Lopiano, PhD, president of Sports Management Resources, former CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation, and one of "The 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports" talks with Shawn Ladda, G'85, EdD, chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Manhattan College, who, with her undergraduate Penn State soccer teammates, filed a Title IX complaint through the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

112th Gymnastics Exhibition Show

7 p.m. | Blake Arena

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

Tickets are required for admission.

Springfield College gymnasts covered in gold paint pose for the Gymnastic Exhibition show
112th Gymnastics Exhibition Show

Don't miss out on your chance to see the 112th Gymnastics Exhibition Show on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

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An event you don't want to miss!

Sunday
October 2
2022

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Alumni Awards Champagne Brunch

11:30 a.m.

Join Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient and emcee Jeff Cadorette ’72, G’73, as we honor our 2022 Alumni Awardees.  
Business formal attire please.

2022 Alumni Award Honorees

Tarbell Medallion:  Charles Redmond '68, G'71
 

Distinguished Alumna Award:  Mary Jane De Souza '80, G'84, PhD
 

Distinguished Alumna Award:  Margaret Rose Henry, G'82
 

Young Alumnus Award:  Adam Feit '07, PhD'20
 

Hall of Alumni of Color Achievers Inductee: Linda Cruse Moffat '73

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Awards Brunch

Our awards brunch will feature our five 2022 alumni awardees.

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Celebrate our award winners during our annual brunch.

Homecoming 2022 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

Make your hotel reservations before Aug. 29, 2022. Reservations must be made by credit card. Please state that you are attending the Springfield College Homecoming 2022.

 

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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 26, 2022 at alumni@springfield.edu to discuss your accessibility needs.