Something for all generations!

June 6-9

Attendees who register online before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, will receive a coupon for 20 percent off any one gift or clothing item at the Springfield College Bookstore purchased during Reunion Weekend!

Springfield College Seal

Come home to Springfield College to share memories, fun, and activities for the entire family

Springfield College:A Photo Collage of Memories

A more detailed version of the schedule below, including event locations; a listing of individual class events; Wellness & Recreation Complex, athletic, and facility hours; bookstore hours; and more, will be in your guidebook, which you will receive at check-in. Please direct questions to the Office of Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161.

Event key
Child Friendly Activity

Child Friendly Activity Please note:  There will be cub-friendly fare at a cub-sized buffet available at all our main meals (Under the Boardwalk, Humanics Service Lunch, and Farewell Brunch).

Young Alumni Event

Young Alumni Event

Junior Pride Club Station

Junior Pride Club Station (Activities for cubs under age 12, led by Springfield College students.)

Thursday, June 6

5–7:30 p.m.

Check-in
Flynn Campus Union Foyer

Pick up your event tickets, nametags, and guidebooks here. Takeout and delivery menus for your Thursday night dinner will be available at check-in.

Friday, June 7

Reunion Golf Tournament at Wilbraham Country Club

7 a.m. Check-in
8 a.m. Scramble tournament begins

Join retired Director of Graduate Admissions Don Shaw ’69, G’70, who will host and coordinate the tournament.  This year we will hit the links of Country Club of Wilbraham.  New course and a new price of $90 per player. Register here.  All alumni, no matter class year are invited to participate in this event!.

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

Check-in
Flynn Campus Union Foyer

Pick up your event tickets, nametags, and guidebooks here.

9:45–11:30 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast and Tours of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
Hosted by former Alumni Council members Erik Kjeldsen ’54, G’62, and Bob Smith ’44, G’50

Loomis sponsoredEmbark on the Reeds Landing bus at the reunion shuttle stop. Join Erik and Bob for breakfast and an engaging conversation in the Reeds Landing dining room, tour the beautiful lakeside facility, and return to campus. Vans will circle every 30 minutes.

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

Class of ’69 Story Core Booth

50th reunion class members and other returning alumni have an opportunity to share their thoughts on how the generosity of alumni who came before them impacted their success, and in turn, why they are proud to support today’s student. No registration required. Interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Noon to 3 p.m.

Lunch on your own

Flynn Campus Union Cafe will be open.

1–4 p.m.

Springfield College Museum

Child Friendly Activity Open hours

 
Career Services Office
Available for use by alumni.

Meet with our career counselors. Get tips on updating your resume and fine-tuning your interviewing skills, as well as engaging in career networking. Or, if you know of internship opportunities, networking opportunities, or job opportunities in which our students and your fellow alumni might take advantage, please stop in and share them with the Career Services staff.

1:30–2:45 p.m.

Keeping the Karpovich Spirit Alive: Faculty Research Today at Springfield College

Hear from Professor Samuel Headley, PhD, professor of exercise science and sport studies and inaugural recipient of the Karpovich Chair for Wellness, as he discusses the current state of faculty research on campus.

Sponsored by the Class of ’54 and open to all.

3-4 p.m.

Campus Tour

Child Friendly ActivityEnjoy a walkabout throughout the grounds of the main campus with Dean of Admissions Mary DeAngelo, G’84. DeAngelo will share memories of people, places and other interesting Springfield College facts.

Register upon arrival.**

Celebrity Campus Tour for Guests with Limited Mobility

Join celebrity tour guide Charlie Redmond ’68, G’71, retired dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, for this golf cart tour which will take you throughout the grounds of the main campus. Register upon arrival. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.**

5:30–7:15 p.m.

President’s Reception for Leadership Giving Societies

This invitation-only cocktail reception, hosted by President Mary-Beth A. Cooper and David Cooper, recognizes members of the President’s Council, the David Allen Reed Society, and The 1885 Society.

Society members, watch your mail for a separate invitation and registration.

6–7:15 p.m.

Under the Boardwalk Reception

Child Friendly ActivityJoin us for this casual al fresco social.

7:15–10:30 p.m.

Under the Boardwalk . . .Down by the Sea

Child Friendly ActivityJunior Pride Club StationJoin us for this fabulous family experience, including a photo booth, caricature artist, handwriting analyst, ballroom dance instruction, and more. Dine on a raw bar, carving stations, and all of your under-the-sea favorites, while listening to the music of The Fondtones, led by Class of ’65 member John Schlosser. Junior Pride Club counselors will be on hand with a multitude of activities for cubs under 12.

(Meal fee includes all Boardwalk activities.)

9-11 p.m.

Young Alumni Party for Classes of 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014

Young Alumni Welcome Reception for all classes between 1999-2014.

Young Alumni EventYoung alumni, watch your email for more information.

 

Saturday, June 8

8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Check-in
Flynn Campus Union Foyer

Pick up your event tickets, nametags, and guidebooks here.

9-10:15 a.m.

Golden Triangle Breakfast

Loomis sponsoredThis breakfast, hosted by President Mary-Beth A. Cooper and David Cooper, is for members of the Class of 1969 and older. The event will be emceed by Bob Hoffman ’57, G’58, Tarbell Medallion recipient and former Alumni Council president. Invocation to be provided by Alumni Council member and Springfield College Athletic Hall of Famer Diane Potter ’57, G’63, EdD. Members of these classes, please watch your mail for a separate invitation and registration.

Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

9:30-10:30 a.m.

1974 and Friends Archives Adventure

This event will celebrate the archival gift of Eliott Baker ’74. (This event is for Class of 1974 members and friends of those class members only.)

Young Alumni Breakfast for Classes of 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014

Junior Pride Club StationYoung Alumni EventJunior Pride Club counselors will be on hand with activities for cubs under 12.

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Springfield College Today presented by President Mary-Beth A. Cooper

Class awards for the Most Spirit, Most Money Raised, Highest Percentage of Donors, and Highest Percentage of Returners will be presented at this time. Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be available.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Springfield College Museum

Child Friendly ActivityOpen Hours

Noon to 12:20 p.m.

Celebration of Our Armed Forces

Child Friendly ActivityLoomis sponsoredJoin keynote speaker Rick Bartis ‘79, Commander U.S. Navy, retired; along with Air Force Master Sgt.,1st Sgt. Pete Rollend ’00, G’01; for a ceremony that honors all members of the Springfield College family who serve, or have served, our country.

Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Loyalty, Class Pictures and Parade

Junior Pride Club StationChild Friendly ActivityDon’t miss your class photo being taken on the renovated and historic MacLean Terrace. Join your classmates for the reunion parade. Junior Pride Club activities will be available under the watchful eyes of our counselors.

1:30-3 p.m.

Humanics in Action Service Lunch

Child Friendly ActivityJunior Pride Club StationJoin other members of the Springfield College family for a wonderful lunch as we work together to assemble stuffed animals for children at a local children’s hospital, prepare soups for local soup kitchens, write postcards to our military troops, and have fun with lawn games and other activities. Lunch will consist of chef-inspired sandwiches, summer salads, and other fare. Junior Pride Club counselors will be on hand with activities for cubs under age 12.

3-4:30 p.m.

Beer and Wine Tasting

White Lion Brewing CompanyJunior Pride Club StationAs Benjamin Franklin once said “In wine, there is wisdom. In beer, there is freedom. In water, there is bacteria.” Beers and wines will be paired with an eclectic choice of innovative cuisine, expertly chosen by our chef. For the beer enthusiast, sample seasonal favorites from White Lion Brewing Company, the first craft beer to go to market in Springfield, Mass. White Lion is committed to being a vital part of the city’s renaissance, and intends to serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of the city. Special guests will include many of our retired faculty and staff.

Please note: Junior Pride Club counselors will be on hand to keep cubs occupied while parents enjoy this al fresco beer and wine event.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

Child Friendly ActivityEnjoy a walkabout throughout the grounds of the main campus with Dean of Admissions. Mary DeAngelo, G’84. DeAngelo will share memories of people, places and other interesting Springfield College facts. Register upon arrival.**

Celebrity Campus Tour for Guests with Limited Mobility

Join celebrity tour guide Calvin Hill, PhD, vice president for Inclusion and Community Engagement, for this golf cart tour, which will take you throughout the grounds of the main campus. Register upon arrival. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.**

3:30-5 p.m.

Grad Garden Party

Junior Pride Club StationSpringfield College alumni with master’s and doctoral degrees will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with retired faculty and staff who played a significant role in their lives. Special guests include Diane Potter ’57, G’63; Joel Dearing ’79; Craig Poisson, G’90, DPE’99; Delight Champagne; Al Petipas; John Gibson; John Wilcox ’67, G’69; Betty Mann, G’74, DPE’84; Charlie Redmond ’68, G’71; Charlie Brock ’76, G’80; Ken Wall, G’73, DPE’75, and Dr. Bill Considine.

6 p.m.

Young Alumni Party for Classes of 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014

Junior Pride Club StationYoung Alumni EventBring along your favorite lawn games and enjoy our DJ Brian Nicks ’99; a barbeque from Bobby Barkett ’88, proprietor of The Kitchen; popcorn and lemonade from Giggles by proprietor Jamie Goldstein ’11; and more. Junior Pride Club activities will be available under the watchful eyes of our counselors.

Various Times

Class Receptions/Dinners

Remember, there is a $5 per person late fee for anyone registering for this event after 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. Consult your guidebook for times. Please note that specific class dinner times will also be posted on the alumni relations web page.

  • '54 - 5:30 p.m. reception 6:15 p.m. dinner
  • '59 - 5:30 p.m. reception 6:15 p.m. dinner
  • '64 - 5:45 p.m. reception 6:30 p.m. dinner
  • '69 - 5:45 p.m. reception 6:30 p.m. dinner
  • '74 - no reception 6 p.m. dinner
  • '79 - 6 p.m. reception 7 p.m. dinner
  • '84 - 6 p.m. reception 7 p.m. dinner
  • '89 - 6 p.m. reception 7 p.m. dinner
  • '94 - 6 p.m. reception 7 p.m. dinner

9-11 p.m.

Reunion Late Night

Join the Who Knows band led by Keith Naylor ’74, G’75, for fun, dancing, a cash bar, and a great after dinner party!

Sunday, June 9

8–11:30 a.m.

Checkout

9-11:30 a.m.

Complimentary Farewell Brunch

Child Friendly ActivityBrunch is complete with carving stations, waffle stations, an omelet station, and chef-inspired delicious desserts. Please pre-register.

Additional Information

Check-in: 

Please note: Confirmations will not be sent. Reunion headquarters is located in the Flynn Campus Union Foyer. Room reservations and tickets can be picked up there. If you plan to arrive after registration hours, notify the Office of Alumni Relations staff by May 29 so we may welcome you properly.  

  • REMEMBER: REFUND requests must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. 
  • ALL TICKETS WILL BE PICKED UP AT REGISTRATION.
  • Please note that there will be a $5 per person late fee for anyone registering for Saturday’s dinner after 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. This is the only event that carries a late fee.

Residence Hall Rooms:  

  • Rooms are available in Alumni Hall for all classes (after June 2, late fees apply). See registration form for pricing. A limited number of rooms are available in the basement, first, second, third, and fourth floors of International Hall for members and friends of the Class of 1974 only (after June 2, late fees apply). 
  • See registration form for pricing. 
  • *Housing information for the classes of 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 will be sent directly to these classes by postcard.
  • NOTE:  The pricing is per room, not per person. 
  • Children under 16 stay for free in their parents’ reserved room. These accommodations contain bare necessities, including linens (sheets, pillows, towels, and a light blanket). NO rooms have private baths. Also, remember these rooms are not air conditioned. Fans are suggested. 

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 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 members supports these values. For a detailed look at our updated policy, visit springfield.edu/about/college-policies 

Special Needs: 

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 by May 20 at  alumni@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3161 to discuss your needs. 

Recreational Vehicle Information:   

Springfield College can no longer accommodate power hook-ups for recreational vehicles on campus.

Pet Policy:  

Springfield College provides welcoming and exceptional athletic facilities and fields for use by our students, alumni, staff, and guests. Please be advised that with the exception of service dogs, no pets shall be brought into any college facilities or permitted on any athletic field or playing surface. Due to liability issues, pet care is the responsibility of the owner. Staff members are not permitted to watcpets for any length of time.

Use of the Wellness & Recreation Complex:  

The body is stronger than ever at Springfield College. Take advantage of our Wellness & Recreation Complex, open to returning alumni during designated hours. You will need to show a valid driver’s license and your reunion nametag. Hours of operation will be posted upon arrival.

 

Springfield College is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment.
Celebrating 90 Years of Freshman Camp/Outdoor Pursuits

Special Event! 

Please join us at East Campus on Saturday, June 8, from 2:30-5 p.m., to celebrate 90 Years of Freshman Camp/Outdoor Pursuits. 

Shuttles will run from the main campus.

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Celebrating 90 Years of Freshman Camp/Outdoor Pursuits