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Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018
September 21 and 22, 2018

Friday, September 21 

12 PM:  Homecoming Kickoff Lunch (Student Center Dining Hall)
All alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families are invited to kick-off the weekend!

6:30 PM: Women’s Volleyball Match vs Holy Family (Newman Center)

6:30 PM: Class of 1968 Dinner at Calandra’s Italian Village in Caldwell, NJ
Enjoy a nice evening spent reconnecting with classmates.

8 PM:  Student Bonfire
Join the Student Life staff in celebrating Family Weekend with a bonfire, music and delicious food!

Saturday, September 22

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: All Day Check-in and Late Registration (Alumni Theatre Green)
Student ambassadors will help direct guests upon check-in.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Remembering the Life of Sister Vivien Jennings, OP (Jennings Library Walk)
Memorabilia honoring the life of Sister Vivien Jennings, OP. Never before seen poems and excerpts from her unfinished book.

9:30 AM: Welcome Breakfast with the President (Alumni Theatre Lobby)
All alumni, faculty, staff, students, families and friends are invited to join Dr. Blattner.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: PLAY: AN ICONOGRAPHY OF SPORT (Mueller Gallery)
A Group Exhibition of Sports in Contemporary Art

10:30 AM: Homecoming Mass followed by the President’s State of the University Address and Alumni Awards Ceremony (Alumni Theatre)
Celebrate the Eucharist as a community to start the day.  Dr. Nancy Blattner will give an update on the university.  The Peggy Harris Alumna/us of the Year Award – 2017 awardee, Roxanne Knott-Kuczborski ‘03 and 2018 awardee, Carol Anysz Dunphy ’67 and The Family Legacy Award will be awarded to the Broderick Family.

11 AM: Women’s Soccer Match vs Chestnut Hill (Soccer field)

11:30-2:30 PM: Homecoming Party on the Plaza and BBQ (Newman Center Plaza)
Lots of family fun activities, food, beverages. (beer & wine for guests 21 + with valid ID)

12 PM: Class of 1968 – 50th Reunion Lunch (The Gallery, Student Center)
50th Reunion Lunch for class of 1968 and guests only.

1:30 PM: Guided campus tour for the Class of 1968

1:30 PM: Nursing Alumni Social (Raymond Hall Room 103)

1:30 PM: Men’s Soccer Match vs Chestnut Hill (Soccer field)

2 PM: An Education on Making Financial Decisions You Can’t Afford to Get Wrong Seminar sponsored by NY Life (Westervelt Lecture Hall, Werner Hall)

2:30 PM: 50th Reunion Champagne Reception formerly known as the Golden Anniversary Tea (Old Bookstore, Newman Center)
Class of 1968 will be welcomed by the past 50th anniversary alumnae

3:30 PM: Music Department Concert: Faculty Favorites (Alumni Theatre) Reception to follow

3:30 PM:  Women’s Alumni Basketball Game (Newman Center)

3:30 PM: Class of 1968 “Just US” (Reference Room, Jennings Library)
Mix and mingle with classmates while looking through yearbooks, photos, materials from the Jennings Library archives and items you brought to share, etc.

4 PM:  Reunion Class Reception (Newman Center Plaza)
Pre-registration is required.  Celebrating all reunion years – Reconnect with classmates!

4 PM:  Alumni Soccer Matches (Soccer Field)
Alumni matches will start immediately after men’s game has concluded.

5 PM:  Athletics Alumni Reception (Newman Center Plaza)
Pre-registration is required. 

5 PM: Class of 1968 Celebratory Buffet (Cougar Den, Student Center)
Class of 1968 and guests only;  pre-registration required.  Reconnect with classmates over good food and wine and 60’s music.

7 PM: Men’s Sprint Football Game vs St. Thomas Aquinas (Caldwell HS)

Sunday, September 23 

9:30 AM:  Class of ’68 Farewell Brunch (Crowne Plaza Fairfield)