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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


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.

11:00 A.M. Women’s Rugby game, Joyce Field

11:00 A.M. Women’s Cross Country Invitational

11:30 A.M. 50th Reunion Lunch for the Class of 1972, Mountain View Room

Graduates from the class of 1972 will gather to celebrate their 50th reunion.

  • Registration required - $25 per person

12:30 P.M. Alumni Association Awards Luncheon, Mabel Brown Room

Enjoy a delicious lunch while celebrating some of Keene State’s finest alumni.

  • 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 12:00, led by Mark Polifrone ‘83 who will be playing the bagpipes.

2:00 P.M. Hootie’s 100th Birthday Ice Cream Social, President’s 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

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

4:00 P.M. Neuman Film and Reception, Putnam Theatre

Join Keene State College for the Monadnock region premiere of a new film about modernist 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 longtime Mount Desert Island summer resident

  • 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.

  • 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

5:00 P.M. Rugby 50th Anniversary Dinner, Mabel Brown Room

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

  • Registration required, $25

6:00 P.M. KSC Alumni Band Fest, Sizzlers & Lawn Games, 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

Brooks Hubbard ‘14

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

Includes a cash bar.

  • Registration Required, Free

Sunday, October 2, 2022

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

Fill up with a hearty breakfast, and sip on some hair of the dog that bit you 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

Contact Alumni and Constituent Relations

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