2015 HFC Event Schedule

Below is the Homecoming & Family Celebration and Reunion Weekend event schedule for 2015. Look through the schedule to sign up for events.

Friday, October 2, 2015

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

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!)

7 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
Purchase tickets online here.

Film: Minions
Sponsored by the student programming board, PACE, and PAW (Plymouth’s Awesome Weekends)
8 p.m.
Mary Lyon Lawn (HUB Hage Room if inclement weather)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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.

Foley 5K Footrace
9:30 a.m. Race Start
Registration at 9 a.m.
Alumni Green,
Across from Hartman Union Building

Join the fun and make the run! Registration begins at 9 a.m. T-shirts to the first 50 runners who pre-register online and participate and run. Day-of registration is available. Free.

Bradford Manor, Class of ’75, ’76, ’77 Kick-off Brunch
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Bradford Room, Centre Lodge

Coffee with the President
A reception for first-year parents
10 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.

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

Harvest Festival
11 a.m.–3 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.–3 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.

Hartman Union Building (HUB) Tours
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the HUB. Come celebrate the milestone and see the recent renovations.
Noon-4 p.m.
Tours leave every half-hour from the Fireplace Lounge.

Alumni Tent at the Football Game
Noon through half-time
Southwest side of Currier Field

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.

Volleyball vs. Salem & WPI
Noon and 3 p.m.
Foley Gymnasium

Football vs. Westfield State
1 p.m.
Currier Field

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

Cornhole Tournament
2-4 p.m.
Next to the Alumni Tent at the football game. Limited to 16 teams of two.
Winning team gets a PSU cornhole set
Free. Sign up online.

2 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
Purchase tickets online here.

Women’s Soccer vs USM
2:30 p.m.
Arold Field

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

Reception for Plymouth State Art Alumni and Students
Featuring a sneak peek at the exhibit: “PSU, James Fortune ’66 and the Legacy: Nurturing Teaching Artists”
Student tours of the D&M building. Light refreshments served.
4-6 p.m.
Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Draper & Maynard Building (D&M)

Alumni Women’s Soccer Game
5 p.m.
Arold Field
Reception to follow at Biederman’s

Reunion Celebration and Alumni Recognition Awards
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail hour
6:30 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

HUB 20th Anniversary Celebration
6-8 p.m.

HUB Hage Room
We invite any and all PSU/PSC alumni who considered the HUB their “living room of campus” when they were a student to join us in celebrating the building’s 20 years of service to our campus community. Come meet current students, re-connect with one another, and take a trip down memory lane as you recall your days as student organization leaders, orientation leaders, student employees, recreation die-hards, or frequent PACE event attendees. We can’t wait to welcome you back and show you the HUB’s recent renovation
“face-lift” in person.

Please RSVP by September 24. Any registrations after this date can’t be guaranteed.

The Hypnosis of Michael C. Anthony
8:30 p.m.
Hanaway Theater, Silver Center for the Arts
Purchase tickets online here.

Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team
8 p.m.
HUB Courtroom
Free for valid PSU ID holders and children under 10, all others $10

The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional gymnastics troupe of talented your men and boys from the Chicagoland area.

Semi-finalists on “America’s Got Talent”, the Chicago Boyz enthrall their audiences with amazing acrobatic students and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off min trampolines, and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

35th Annual Barbara Dearborn ’60 Golf Classic
10 a.m.
Canterbury Woods Country Club, Canterbury, 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.

Squam Lake Boat Cruise
11 a.m.
Sign up directly through the Squam Lakes Science Center website or call 603-968-7194
Pre-registration is required, as these tours sell out.
For additional fun, meet at Chase Street Market (some alumni will remember it as Volpe’s, 83 Main Street, Plymouth)
at 9:30 a.m. and purchase a breakfast sandwich and coffee, and join the caravan leaving at 10:30 for the Cruise!

2 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
Purchase tickets online here.