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WNE Golden Graduates Weekend & Class of 1969 50th Reunion

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1215 Wilbraham Rd

Springfield, MA 01119

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IT'S OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR AND WE ARE CELEBRATING! 2019 is a special year, as it marks the centennial of Western New England University. The past 100 years have brought tremendous growth and change to our University, and we hope you are proud of your alma mater, just as we are proud of you.

Golden Graduates Weekend is a celebration of alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Please join us October 4-5 during Homecoming as we celebrate you and all that you have accomplished in your time since graduation. This year we have prepared a weekend full of activities for you to reconnect with friends and classmates and rediscover your alma mater. Included in the festivities is a special banquet for the Class of 1969 50th Reunion. For more information, please call 413-796-2240 or visit wne.edu/homecoming.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Discounted hotel rooms are available on a first come, first served basis at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. Contact Reservations at (800) 627-7468 and mention “Western New England University” to access our special rate of $134 per night.

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Please register for each event you plan to attend.

Friday, October 4

Golden Graduates Luncheon
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | University Commons, 4th Floor

President Anthony S. Caprio welcomes alumni from the classes of 1969 and earlier to this annual celebration of Golden Graduates.

Guided Campus Tour – Two Sessions Offered!
1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. | Departing from the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center
Hop on the golf cart caravan to learn about the University’s new buildings and see how much has changed since your time on campus.

Saturday, October 5

President’s Donor Appreciation Brunch (By Invitation Only)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Campus Center A
Benefactor’s Society, President’s Society, Cupola Society, and Loyalty Society members are invited to this special brunch hosted by President Anthony S. Caprio. Invited guests will receive a separate invitation. To learn more about our Donor Recognition Societies or to become a member, contact the Advancement Office at 413.796.2260.

Parade of Classes
11:00 a.m. Banner/Sign Making | 12:00 p.m. Parade Begins

Join fellow Golden Bears for the Parade of Classes, a special highlight of our Centennial celebrations! Refreshments, banner/sign materials, and a limited number of commemorative tee shirts will be provided at the parade staging area. WNE attire is encouraged!

Homecoming Football Game
1:00 p.m. | Golden Bear Stadium
Put on your blue and gold and cheer for your Golden Bears as they take on Nichols College.

Forever a Golden Bear: Cheers to 100 Years
4:00 p.m. | Commonwealth Lawn
Join fellow Golden Bears in raising a glass to toast the first 100 years of Western New England University. Enjoy sparkling cider, food and beverage vendors, and Centennial desserts at this informal outdoor gathering. Stop into our Affinity Tents to connect with current students representing a variety of WNE clubs and organizations to learn about their current happenings.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Banquet
6:00 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Dancing
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Enjoy a celebratory dinner with friends and classmates while catching up and sharing favorite memories. After dinner, dance to your favorite tunes from the 60’s and 70’s.

Please register by September 20, 2019. For additional details about these events and a full listing of the weekend's activities, visit wne.edu/homecoming. With questions, call 413.782.1478 or email katie.debeer@wne.edu.

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