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Young Alumni on Fiske Quad during Alumni Weekend 2021

Homecoming

Fly Home for Homecoming

September 30- October 2, 2022

Reconnect with Owls-old and new—at your favorite spots around campus.



50th Anniversary of Rugby Schedule

25th Anniversary of Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

Hockey Alumni Schedule


RAIN PLAN, SCHEDULE CHANGE

Hootie’s 100th Birthday Party has been moved to the Flag Room
Check back for updates.

Friday, September 30, 2022

6:00 P.M. Alumni Athletics Hall of Fame, Mabel Brown Room -See registration for ticket information

The induction ceremony of the Keene State College Athletics/Alumni Hall of Fame will welcome Katie Bradford, Nichole Dallas, Drew Ledwith, Jason Lombardo, Lauren Sawyer, and Dave Westover. In addition, Matt Johnson and Bryan Kolacz will be inducted into the Little East Conference Hall of Fame. Open to HOF inductees and special guests

  • Registration required, see page for ticket cost

7:00 P.M. Owls Roost Reception- Homecoming Kick-off Hockey Game and Reception -Free

Alumni and friends are invited to Keene Ice for a welcome back reception to kick off the weekend and to cheer on the Men’s Club Ice Hockey season opener. *Free admittance, event has heavy appetizers and cash bar.

  • Registration Required, Free

Saturday, October 1, 2022

8:00 A.M. Club Hockey Golf Tournament, Bretwood Golf Course

Spend the day at Bretwood Golf Course and support the Keene State College Men’s Club Hockey Team. For more information about the tournament please contact Coach Rodrigue.

  • Registration required, see page for cost

9:00 A.M. Alzheimer’s Walk, Fiske Quad

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Sponsored by the Keene State Community Service Office and the Alzheimer’s Association. More information here.

  • Registration Required- See webpage for cost

10:00 A.M. Owl Corps with KSC Archivist, Rodney Obein, Student Center Atrium “Fishbowl”

Record your Keene State memories, bring artifacts from your time as a student, have them permanently saved in the Keene State archives.

10:00 A.M. Women’s Cross Country Invitational, Owl Athletic Complex

11:00 A.M. Men’s Cross Country Invitational, Owl Athletic Complex

12:00 P.M. Alumni Association Awards Luncheon, Mountain View Room

Enjoy a delicious lunch while celebrating some of Keene State’ alumni award recipients as well as the Class of ‘72.

  • Registration required -$25 per person

1:00 P.M. Men’s Rugby, Joyce Field

1:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M. Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game, Keene State Athletic Complex

  • Registration required, $30 for jersey

1:30 P.M. Parade of Classes, Appian Way (In front of the Student Center)

It is a long-standing Alumni Reunion Weekend tradition to have alumni participate in a Parade of Classes. Alumni will walk down Appian Way with members of their graduating class into the Student Center. Please be at Rhodes Hall at 11:45 to start lining up for the parade. The parade will begin promptly at 1:30, led by Mark Polifrone ‘83 who will be playing the bagpipes.

2:00 P.M. Hootie’s 100th Birthday Ice Cream Social, FLAG ROOM (CHANGED FROM PRESIDEN’T GARDEN)

After marching down Appian Way, join your friends in the garden to celebrate Hootie’s 100th birthday and enjoy a scoop of ice cream.

  • Registration required, Free

2:00 P.M. 30th Anniversary of the Center for Research and Writing Dessert Social, Marion Wood Room

  • Registration required, Free

2:00 P.M. KSC Men’s Soccer vs Eastern Connecticut, Keene State Athletic Complex

2:30 P.M. Tour of the President’s House

Take a tour of one of the most historical buildings on campus. Originally the Catharine Fiske Young Ladies Seminary, the house is one of two of the original buildings (the other being Hale) from when Keene Normal School was created.

2:30 P.M. Reception and Exhibit of Robert S. Neuman’s Work, Redfern Arts Center Lobby

Please join us for a reception and exhibit of former Professor Robert Neuman’s work in the lobby of the Redfern Arts Center before a screening of his film Pieces of the World: The Art and Life of Robert S. Neuman, taking place at 4:00 pm.

  • Registration required, Free

3:00 P.M. Women’s Rugby game, Joyce Field

3:30 P.M. Men’s Lacrosse Anniversary Celebration, Owl Athletic Complex

Men’s Lacrosse alumni will gather to celebrate 25 years of lacrosse at Keene State as a varsity sport.

  • Registration required, $30 for adults, $10 for kids

3:30 P.M. Pieces of the World: The Art and Life of Robert S. Neuman, Putnam Theatre

See the Monadnock region premiere of a new film about modern artist and Keene State Professor Robert S. Neuman (1926-2015). Pieces of the World: The Art and Life of Robert S. Neuman gathers in-person interviews with scholars, family, and friends, archival and personal photographs, and images of numerous artworks to create an intimate and compelling portrait of the founder of KSC’s Art major.

  • Registration required, Free

4:30 P.M. Owl Art Reception, Thorne Art Gallery

Celebrate our Artist Alums at the Owl Artists Fly Home exhibit! With artists from ’68 to ’18, we’re showcasing some of our artists who have left the nest. Throughout Saturday of Reunion Weekend, stop in to view the exhibit in the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, and join us for a reception of light appetizers and a bar from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
View the list of 2022 artists and contact information for sale.

  • Registration required, Free

4:30 P.M. Safety Alumni Meet & Greet

Stop by the TDS to take a tour, visit with faculty and other safety alumni, and enjoy some light refreshments.

  • Registration required, Free

5:30 P.M. Concert on the Quad, Fiske Quad

Cap a fun-filled day off by playing lawn games, enjoying a Sizzler and listening to Keene State alumni bands. Featuring alumni bands:

Life on Venus with alumni:Julio DelSesto ‘07 and Paul Kohler ‘98

Caliche (Formerly, Lake and the Lion) with alumni; George Barber ‘11, Owen Davis ‘11, Andrew Johnson ‘12

Includes a cash bar.

  • Registration Required, Free

6:00 P.M. Rugby 50th Anniversary Dinner, Mabel Brown Room

Rugby alums celebrate 50 years of playing as at Keene State.

  • Registration required, $25

Sunday, October 2, 2022

9 A.M.–10:30 A.M. President’s Brunch, Mabel Brown Room

Fill up with a hearty breakfast before hitting the road back home.

  • Registration required, Free

10:00 A.M. Alumni Hockey Game, Keene Ice Arena

11:00 A.M. Owl Art Exhibit, Thorne Art Gallery

11:00 A.M. Rugby Alumni Games, Joyce Field


Parking

Parking on campus will be open to alumni, no parking pass will be required.

Check-In

When you arrive on campus, your first stop should be at the Hospitality Suite in the West Dining area of the Student Center. There you will find Alumni staff and volunteers to welcome you to Homecoming and give you your name tag, list of events, and some Keene State giveaways.

Dining

There are multiple events at which food is being served, but if you would like to eat in the Zorn Dining Commons to relive your college dining experience, meals can be purchased.

Housing

There is not on-campus housing available to Homecoming guests this year. Other local accommodations include:
The Marriott Hotel

The Hampton Inn

The Best Western

Transportation

A bus will be providing a shuttle from local hotels back to campus:
Homecoming

Shuttle Schedule

Saturday, October 1, 11:30am-5:30pm

Holiday Inn 11:30, 12:45, 2:00, 5:00 

Hampton Inn 11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 5:15 

Best Western 12:00, 1:15, 2:30, 3:30, 4:15 

Owl Athletics Complex 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 3:15, 4:30 

Keene State Main Street Entrance 12:30, 1:45, 3:00, 4:45 

Co-Op pick up, behind Modest Man to hotels: 11:30

Contact Alumni and Constituent Relations

Barry Alumni House
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2701
☎ 603-358-2369
alumni@keene.edu