Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

WESTFIELD STATE PRESENTS ANNUAL HOMECOMING CELEBRATION ON OCTOBER 1

Westfield State University will hold its annual Homecoming event on Saturday, October 1. Open to the public, tickets are $10 on the day of, but can be purchased in advance online for $5 each.

The all-day event features athletic games, music, food, beverages, and reunions. Participants will have the option of taking a campus tour or testing their knowledge of Westfield State history with university trivia. Homecoming officially begins at 11 a.m. on Alumni Field for the men’s soccer game.

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m.-Noon – “Open House” at the Math Department. Stop by and see the newly renovated space and meet with department professors on the third floor of Wilson Hall.

10:00 a.m.-1 p.m. – Reunion Brunch for all alumni including Classes of 1976, 1991, 2006, and 2011 in the Garden Room of the Horace Mann Center. The 2016 Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus of the Year will be recognized at this event.

11 a.m. – The Westfield State men’s soccer team will face off against MCLA on Alumni Field.

12-2 p.m. – DJ Maura Collins ’96 will play music, game side.

12-5 p.m. – Main Homecoming event, game side at Alumni Field.

2 p.m. – The Westfield State men’s football team will play against Plymouth State University on Alumni Field.

After the main Homecoming event has ended, the Westfield State University Department of Communication will hold “Journey Through Communication for 35 Years,” a celebration of the department’s 35th anniversary from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Ely Campus Center. Admission is $10 and all of the proceeds benefit the Edwin J. Abar- Kiwanis Communication Scholarship. For more information, contact Suzanne Boniface at sboniface@westfield.ma.edu.

Pre-homecoming events will be held on Friday, September 30 including the inaugural Henry O. Wefing Memorial Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield, a reunion luncheon for the Classes of 1956, 1961, and 1966 in the Loughman Living Room in Scanlon Hall, and the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Scanlon Banquet Hall.

To commemorate the Homecoming celebration, the Alumni Store will host a blowout sale on all merchandise.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.westfieldalumni.org/events/homecoming. Individuals must be age 21 or older to attend Westfield State’s Homecoming celebration. For more information on Homecoming, contact Tom Convery '78 at (413) 485-7358 or Cheri Baranowski at (413) 485-7352. 

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