Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Westfield State University to host annual Homecoming events October 19–21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2018
CONTACT: Troy Watkins, twatkins@westfield.ma.edu, 413.572.5523

Westfield—Westfield State University will host its annual Homecoming and Family Weekend events from Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for lifetime owls and $15 for children (age 5-12).

Events begin Friday, October 19, highlighted by the third annual Henry Wefing Memorial Golf Tournament and the Athletics Hall of Fame Awards Dinner.

The all-day event on Saturday involves games, music, theatrical events, art and delicious tailgate food. The Owls will face Framingham State on the football field at 2 p.m. and Noah Lis ’13 from The Voice will perform in Woodward Center during the “Owls Under the Big Top” event.

Event highlights:

Friday, October 19

11 a.m. – Henry Wefing Memorial Golf Tournament, Tekoa Country Club

11:30 a.m. – Class of 1968 Golden Owl Luncheon

6 p.m. – Athletics Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, Scanlon Banquet Hall

7 p.m. – Westfield Choral Festival Concert, featuring guest conductor, Jeffrey Douma from Yale University, Parenzo Hall, Dever Auditorium

10 p.m. – Comedian/magician John Cassidy, Dever Auditorium

Saturday, October 20

11 a.m. – State of the University Address by President Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D., Peter Mazza Assembly Room, Ely Campus Center

11 a.m. – WSU women’s soccer vs. Fitchburg State, Alumni Field

12 – 4 p.m. – “Harvest Fest” on the Campus Green with activities, student performances, Farmers Market, Trunk or Treat, and Food Trucks

12 – 5 p.m. “Owls Under the Big Top”- music by Noah Lis ’13 from The Voice, cash bar, trivia, alumni reunions celebrating milestone classes ending in 3 and 8 with an after-game party with potato and chili bar

2 p.m. – WSU football vs. Framingham State - Alumni Field

7 p.m. – WSU field hockey vs. Plymouth State - Alumni Field

For a full schedule of events visit http://www.westfield.ma.edu/Homecoming-family-weekend. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.westfieldalumni.org/events/homecoming.

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.

For more information on Westfield State University, visit us at www.westfield.ma.edu, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity.

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