2016 HFC and Reunion Weekend Event Schedule

Below is the Homecoming & Family Celebration and Reunion Weekend
TENTATIVE event schedule for 2016. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend Check-in for Early Arrivals
Get an updated event schedule, pick up your pre-purchased event tickets, and grab some Plymouth State swag.
4-6 p.m.
Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center

Heritage Society Reception
5 p.m.
Invitation Only

Donors who have included Plymouth State University in their estate planning are honored at this annual reception for their foresight and generosity.  In addition, new members of the Heritage Society are inducted and honored as they join the company of many who have helped to provide for generations of students to come.

Evening of Connections Dinner
6 p.m.
Invitation only

President Don Birx hosts donors, student scholarship award recipients, and invited family members at the annual dinner honoring philanthropy and achievement.

Alumni Welcome Gathering
Meet friends and catch up!
7-9 p.m.
Biederman’s Deli and Pub (the old Cellar Pub!)

Brilliant Being*
Studio Theater
7 p.m.
Purchase tickets online here.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center

Get an updated event schedule, pick up your pre-purchased event tickets, and grab some Plymouth State swag.

Coffee with the President
A reception for first-year parents
9 a.m.
Invitation only

This special, invitation-only reception, brings parents of PSU first-year students together with other parents and to meet PSU’s 15th President, Don Birx.

Brennan Hart ’85 Planning Room Dedication
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

AllWell North Outdoor Center

Alumni Softball Game
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
D&M Park

10 a.m. gates open for arrival & set-up
11 a.m. until kickoff
Secure your spot for a great morning of tailgating

Women’s Field Hockey Western Connecticut
11 a.m.
New Hampton School

Harvest Festival
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Outside of ALLWell North
(In the event of rain, the event will be in Prospect Dining Hall)

Swing by from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. for food, music, t-shirts, psychic readings, photo fun, giant inflatable slides, and more! Students can use their meal plan to eat, guests can purchase food tickets in advance online and at the Festival.

Alumni Tent
Noon through half-time
Adjacent to Currier Field
Alumni Association Cornhole Tournament
Tours of ALLWell North

Come on down and use this as the place to meet your friends. Take group photos to capture the memories and share your Plymouth State story with us. Plymouth State Alumni Association and Friends of Plymouth State Football host.

Football vs. UMass Dartmouth
1 p.m.
Currier Field

Purchase tickets in advance online or at the game. Free admission for current students with valid PSU ID card.

Brilliant Being*
Studio Theater
1 p.m.
Purchase tickets online here.

Women’s Soccer vs Eastern Connecticut
1 p.m.
Arold Field

Alumni Men’s Lacrosse Game
3:30 p.m.
Behind PE Center/Practice Fields

Reunion Celebration and Alumni Recognition Awards
5:00 p.m. – Cocktail hour
6:15 p.m. – Reunion Celebration and Alumni Recognition Awards
7 p.m. – Music, dancing, food, and libations
Savage Welcome Center, Ice Arena

Dinner with the Dean
Families of first-year students are invited to dine and chat with Dean of the First-Year Experience Mark Fischler. Dean Fischler will talk about the experiences unique to first-year students and share tips for how families can support students for success at PSU.
6-7:30 p.m.
Newfound Room, Prospect Dining Hall

Brilliant Being*
Studio Theater
7 p.m.
Purchase tickets online here.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

36th Annual Alumni Association Dearborn ’60 Golf Classic
10 a.m.
Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor, NH

A great tournament honoring golf enthusiast, math professor, and artist Barbara Dearborn ’60 that raises money to support student scholarships. Plymouth State swag for all participants, prizes for lowest score, longest drive, and closest to the pin, as well as hole-in-one and putting contests. Includes continental breakfast, bag lunch, and award ceremony barbecue. Hosted by the Plymouth State Alumni Association.

Check-in and breakfast at 9 a.m.
Shotgun start at 10 a.m.
Pre-registration required.

Brilliant Being*
Studio Theater
7 p.m.
Purchase tickets online here.


* Brilliant Being (A World Premiere) conceived by Matt Kizer, Paul Mroczka, Jonathan Santore and Amanda Whitworth. Featuring Amanda Whitworth and Emily Jaworski, Brilliant Being is a journey towards a new light. This is an innovative form of performance, layering new types of dance and technology together, with originally composed music, to create a live MC Escher-like fantasyscape. It is where live performance meets video gaming in an interactive performance piece, redefining theatre and storytelling. Brilliant Being is about creating anew after everything is lost.