Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

Homecoming is our annual celebration that brings our entire Falcon community together for an amazing fall weekend on our beautiful campus.
Closeup of cheerleaders at Homecoming

October 21-23, 2022

An amazing weekend of celebrations are planned for Fitchburg State's Falcons from yesterday and today. All Falcons and their families are invited to attend.

Friday, Oct. 21

Carnival, Pep Rally and Bonfire, 6 p.m.
Ross Street Parking Lot
All students, faculty, staff, alumni and families are invited to celebrate our athletic teams and the opening of Homecoming weekend with a visit to campus. Rides, games, food and more! Alumni may register here.

Bonfire from Homecoming activities

Saturday, Oct. 22

Gold Key Induction Ceremony, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Main Lounge, Hammond Hall
Fitchburg State University Alumni from the classes of 1972 and earlier are invited back to campus for their induction into the Gold Key Society. This annual ceremony is held to recognize the collective achievements of all those in the society and to induct the 50th reunion class. Alumni from earlier class years who have not yet received their Gold Key are welcome to receive it at this year's event. Alumni can register here.

Alumni taking selfies at Homecoming football game

Football Game, 12 p.m.
Elliot Field
Cheer with your fellow Falcons as we take on UMASS Dartmouth at the newly renovated Elliot Field. Free admission with OneCard.

There will also be a photo booth and giveaways for alumni.

Football player running the ball

Campus tours for alumni, 12-2 p.m.
Alumni may register here for student-led tours of campus, departing from outside Hammond Hall. 

Class of 1972 50th Reunion Reception, 2 p.m.
University Archives, Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library 
Alumni from the Class of 1972 are invited to join their classmates for a reception and trip down memory lane in the University Archives. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar (beer and wine only) will be available. Bring photos and memorabilia, reminisce and reconnect. Admission is $20 per person and alumni may register online.
Men's Soccer Game, 4 p.m.
Elliot Field

The Falcons take on Westfield State. Free admission with OneCard.

Two men playing soccer at Elliot Field

Dress Your Decade Dance and Casino Night, 7-11 p.m. 
Athletics and Recreation Center
Come party the night away with ALL your fellow Falcons - alumni, students,  faculty, staff, family, and friends. Dancing, casino games, photo props, food and a cash bar. Formal or not, have fun with it. Food, prizes and much more. Alumni are encouraged to dress as they would in the decade they graduated. Free for students with OneCard, $25 per person for alumni, university faculty and staff, and family. Alumni, faculty, staff, and family may register here

Sunday, October 23

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 12 p.m.
Main Lounge, Hammond Hall (by invitation only)