Homecoming Weekend 2017 (September 22–24)

Posted by Matt Serafini on September 15, 2017 at 10:41 AM


Homecoming 2017 Flyer Once a Falcon, always a Falcon

Enjoy food, football, and fireworks as we hold our 2017 Homecoming Weekend, Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24.

It’s two days to celebrate your Falcon pride, reconnect with old friends, and make new memories at what will always be your university.

The roster of events includes something for everyone: a performance by platinum-selling pop star Jesse McCartney, a Homecoming barbecue, bonfire and spirit rally, and the must-see Falcons football game against Bridgewater State on Saturday, September 23 at 2 PM at Elliot Field.

The game is open to the public. Admission is free for current students with a valid One Card, and free for alumni with an Alumni Membership Card.

Come sample the diverse offerings from a variety of food trucks while cheering on the Falcons on the gridiron. Those 21 and over can enjoy an adult beverage at the End Zone Club beginning at 1 PM. The End Zone Club is sponsored by Wachusett Brewing Company.

We’ll also be paying tribute to the Class of 1967 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary reunion.

Find a full calendar of events below. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Topic


Falcon Fun Color Run

Where:
Wallace Civic Center (Upper Civic)

When:
5:00pm

Cover yourself with green and gold and all the colors of the rainbow at the color run and walk, a unique race in which contestants are covered with powdered paint.

Register now!


Alumni Association Awards Dinner and Ceremony  

Where:
Main Lounge, Hammond Hall (ticketed event)

When:
5:30pm

The Alumni Association will be honoring, with dinner and ceremony, graduates who have made a significant contribution in the areas of achievement, leadership, young alumni recognition, service and booster.

Register by calling: 978.665.3025


Homecoming BBQ

Where:
Wallace Civic Center (Upper Civic)

When:
 6:00pm

Dine with your fellow Falcons at this outdoor barbecue that will also feature a live DJ and games. 


Class of 1967 50th Reunion and Meet & Greet Reception

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton in Leominster (ticketed event)

When:
6:00pm

Register now!


Bonfire and Spirit Event

Where:
Wallace Civic Center (Upper Civic)


When: 7:00pm

Get fired up for the weekend’s athletic contests at this event that will feature remarks from the Falcons’ athletic captains along with demonstrations by the Fitchburg State cheerleaders and the Dance Performance Team.


Fireworks

Where: Wallace Civic Center (Upper Civic)

When: 8:00pm


Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Topic


Gold Key Society Breakfast

Where:
Main Lounge, Hammond Hall (ticketed event)

When:
9:30am

Our annual induction ceremony for those who graduated 50 (or more) years ago.

Register online or by calling: 978.665.4555


Women's Soccer Game

Where:
Elliot Field


When: 10:00am

Watch the Falcons take on the Worcester State Lancers.


Student-led Campus Tours

Where: Leaving from the steps of Thompson Hall (Quad side)

When:
 11:30am

Witness the evolution of the Fitchburg State campus and its culture of innovative new programs and offerings. 

Register online or by calling: 978.665.4555


Homecoming Social

Where:
Elliot Field

When:
1:00pm

Falcons of all ages unite at Elliot Field for an afternoon of football, food and drinks. Food trucks will be selling everything from hot dogs to BBQ to Chilean cuisine, and 10 campus clubs will be selling desserts. The first 500 visitors will receive free Falcons T-shirts.

Guests ages 21+ may purchase adult beverages in The End Zone Club.


Football Game

Where:
Elliot Field

When:
2:00pm

The Falcons meet the Bridgewater State Bears for the big game.


Criminal Justice Reunion 

Where: Falcon Hub, Hammond Hall (ticketed event)

When:
5:00pm

Register online or by calling: 978.665.4555


Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner 

Where: Main Lounge, Hammond Hall (ticketed event)

When:
5:30pm

Register online or by calling: 978.665.4555


Jesse McCartney Concert

Where: Recreation Center

When:
8:00pm

Show is 17+, open to Fitchburg State students, faculty, staff, and alumni only.

The platinum-selling pop star and actor performs his biggest hits. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for student guests, and $25 for faculty/staff and alumni. 

Meet and photo with Jesse $40 (limited availability; does not include concert ticket).

Pros and icons open the show.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association and FAB.

Buy tickets here


Sunday, September 24, 2017 

Topic


Class of 1967 50th Reunion Farewell Breakfast 

Where: 
DoubleTree by Hilton in Leominster