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Homecoming Weekend

Experience Fitchburg State’s Homecoming

Homecoming is our once-a-year celebration that brings our entire Falcon community together for an amazing fall weekend on our beautiful campus.

With dozens of exciting activities and events – from the homecoming football game to milestone reunion gatherings, interesting meet and greets to exclusive campus tours – homecoming highlights what it means to be a #ForeverFalcon.

Homecoming offers alumni the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect, to explore Fitchburg State’s newest places and programs, and to get to know today’s campus community. It’s also the perfect time for students to show their Falcon pride and enjoy a week of Fitchburg State traditions, with free food, T-shirts, prizes, and more.

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As a result of the early excitement, rooms in area hotels have been going fast. If you’re planning on attending Homecoming 2019, we encourage you to make your hotel reservations now!

 

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Homecoming 2018 was amazing!


See what makes Homecoming such a wonderful weekend or revisit the fun you had with your friends and classmates.

 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Bookstore Hours
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Hammond Hall
Stock up on all the newest Fitchburg State gear and wear your Falcon green and gold!

Library Hours
8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Hammond Hall
Take a look at the recent renovations of our beloved library and enjoy the 3 archival exhibits currently on display.

Class of 1963 Scholarship Luncheon
12 p.m. | Mazzaferro Center, Presidents’ Hall
The Class of 1963 gathers to celebrate their scholarship recipient. Advanced registration appreciated. Register online here
Cost: $20

Class of 1969 – 50th Reunion Reception in the Archives
4:30-6:30 p.m. | Hammond Hall, Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library Archives
Join us for a special hors d’oeuvres reception in the library archives. Cash bar (beer and wine only). Enjoy private tours of the Class of 1969 collection and other 125th Anniversary exhibits featured Homecoming weekend. Bring photos and memorabilia, reminisce, reconnect, and pose for the class photo with your classmates. Advanced registration appreciated. Register online here.
Cost: $15

Dinner and Activities
5:00-7:00 p.m. | Lower Ross Parking Lot
Holmes Dining Commons will be closed, so come down to the Lower Ross Parking Lot to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, subs, corn dogs, and much more, for dinner! There will also be a photobooth, DJ, inflatables, lawn games, tie-dying, and other fun activities!

Pep Rally and Bonfire
7:00p.m. | Lower Ross Parking Lot
Pump up your school spirit with a pep rally including a performance from the cheerleaders and performance team.  Then watch as a massive bonfire lights up the night.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Bookstore Hours
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Hammond Hall
1 p.m. | Elliot Field
Stock up on all the newest Fitchburg State gear and wear your Falcon green and gold!

Library Hours
9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Hammond Hall
Take a look at the recent renovations of our beloved library and enjoy the 3 archival exhibits currently on display.

Gold Key Society Breakfast
9:30 a.m. | Hammond Hall, Main Lounge
Members of the Class of 1969 and earlier are invited back to campus for the Gold Key Society Breakfast and to induct the 50th reunion class. Advanced registration appreciated. Register online here
Cost: No charge

Men’s Soccer Game: Fitchburg State vs. Bridgewater State
10 a.m. | Elliot Field
Open to the public—FREE with OneCard

Corn Hole Tournament
11 a.m. | Elliot (Practice) Field
Grab a partner and sign up for your chance to win $1,000 worth of prizes!

Walking Tour of Campus with Library Archivist, Asher Jackson
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Departs from the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, 1st floor

Explore campus during a one-hour walking tour led by a student guide from the Office of Admissions and Library Archivist, Asher Jackson, adding fun historic facts along the way. The weather in New England can be fickle, so check out the local weather report, dress appropriately, and be prepared—the tour will go on, rain or shine! We also recommend wearing comfortable shoes, as the campus tour will be conducted entirely on foot. Open to the public. Advanced registration appreciated. Register online.
Cost: No charge

Snacks in the Stacks: Reception with the Deans
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, 1st floor
Join us for an afternoon in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, one of the busiest student spaces on campus! There will be guided tours of the 3 archival exhibits on display and the opportunity to meet and get updates from the Deans about your particular majors and areas of interest. Take a look at the recent renovations of our beloved library and don’t miss a chance to reconnect with fellow alumni! Open to the public. Advanced registration appreciated. Register online here
Cost: No charge; includes light refreshments

Alumni End Zone Club
1-4 p.m. | Elliot Field

Catch the Falcon spirit at this family-friendly event. Get ready for game day with delicious tailgate fare, beverages by Wachusett Brewery, corn hole games, giveaways, and fun pictures in the photo booth. Reconnect with fellow alumni and have your cameras ready for when Freddy stops by! This event is a perfect place to meet with your crew or create an impromptu reunion. We’re already reserving space for our former local clubs; other groups are encouraged to do the same. Advanced registration appreciated. Register online.
Cost: $20 for adults (includes buffet, soft drinks, and two adult drink tickets); $5 for youths under age 10

Football Game: Fitchburg State vs. Westfield State
2 p.m. | Elliot Field

Open to the public—FREE with OneCard.

Homecoming CARNIVAL
7:00p.m.-11:00 p.m. | Lower Ross Parking Lot
Enjoy a night to remember with a real carnival right on campus! Rides include the Round Up, Scrambler, Ferris Wheel, Clift Hanger, and Bumper Cars.  Games can also be played like Kentucky Derby and Skee Ball. Free admittance for students, plus $2 fried dough, cotton candy, popcorn, and candy apples! 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Alumni Awards Ceremony
9:30 a.m. | Hammond Hall Main Lounge
Honorees and guests convene over a lovely fall buffet brunch while the u recognizes several deserving alumni for their accomplishments and outstanding contributions at this biennial ceremony. The morning will feature the presentation of our alumni awards, including Alumni Achievement, Alumni Leadership, and Alumni Service. By invitation only.

Library Open
1-9 p.m. | Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Hammond Hall
Take a look at the recent renovations of our beloved library and enjoy the three archival exhibits currently on display.