Homecoming 2015: Celebrating 200 Years

*Please note this schedule is subject to change

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
 
Friday, September 18, 2015


11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Homecoming Shuttle Schedule
Free shuttle service is available from the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center to campus. Shuttles run every half hour and will stop in front of Fels Student Center.
Shuttles will also run on campus throughout Homecoming weekend.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Academic Building Ribbon Cutting, Academic Building
Ceremonial opening of our new campus facility. Light refreshments will be provided. 
Registration encouraged.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Golden Bison Reception, Fels Student Center Lounge 101
Celebrating and honoring the Class of 1965; All Golden Bison (alumni who have celebrated their 50th class reunion) are invited to attend.
Beer/wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Dinner to follow.
Registration is required.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tailgating,  Lot M
Beer and wine permitted; no glass bottles or open flames. Registration is required for each vehicle.
Show your Bison Pride until game time in Lot M!
Last hotel shuttle departure to Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center at 10:30 p.m.
Parking lot closes at 11:00 p.m.

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Hospitality Tent, Lot M
Alumni check-in and ticket sales are stationed under the hospitality tent. Please stop by to visit and pick up some Nichols memorabilia!
Pick up complimentary concessions on the way down to the football field in Lot J.
Nichols apparel and other concessions are available field side.

7:00 p.m.

Football Game, Vendetti Field
Nichols College vs. Becker College

Saturday, September 19, 2015
 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Homecoming Shuttle Schedule,
Fels Student Center 
Free shuttle service is available on campus.
Complimentary shuttle service has been arranged for Gala attendees from the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to Mechanics Hall. Return services will depart at the conclusion of the event.

9 a.m. - Noon
Homecoming Hospitality / Passport to Nichols, Fels Student Center Main Street
Complimentary light snacks and soft drinks available. Jazzman's café will be open for breakfast and coffee items.
Grab your Passport to Nichols and follow clues to nine different locations throughout the morning on this historical walking tour. Receive all your stamps and return to Fels to collect your prize bag!

 

9:15 a.m. - Noon
Alumni Games and Family Fun, Athletics
Cheer on your fellow Bison as they compete in field hockey, soccer, men's basketball, and men's lacrosse.
Registration required.
Young Bison will enjoy climbing the three-story rock wall, children's activities and complimentary concessions.

10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Bicentennial History Course, Fels Student Center classrooms
Registration encouraged.
         
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting, Fels Student Center 322

12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Chalmers Field House Ribbon Cutting & Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon, Chalmers Field House
Registration required for complimentary meal.
Lombard dining hall, Wow café and Jazzman's café will be open until 2 p.m.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alumni Games
Bison competition continues as alumni compete in women's basketball, softball, lacrosse, and men's soccer and baseball.
Registration is required.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bicentennial Gala, Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA)
President's Society members and invited guests
General public; registration is required - $100 per couple
Complementary shuttle service has been arranged for Gala attendees from the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to Mechanics Hall. Return services will depart at the conclusion of the event.

ACCOMMODATIONS


Homecoming attendees are encouraged to stay at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference CenterBook your stay before August 17th for a rate of $119/night. 
When making a reservation online, please enter group code NICHOLSHC2015. 
If you prefer to call the hotel, please dial 508-765-8000 and be sure to mention Nichols College.  

Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA

Hampton Inn
Reservation Deadline – Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
328 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA
508-347-6466
Group:  Nichols College Bicentennial Gala
Group Rate:  $159+tax/night

Courtyard Marriott
Reservation Deadline – Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
72 Grove Street
Worcester, MA
508-363-0300
Group:  Nichols College Bicentennial Gala
Group Rate:  $139+tax/night

Beechwood Hotel
Rooming List Deadline – Monday, August 19th, 2015
363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA
508-754-5789
Group:  Nichols College Bicentennial Gala
Group Rate:  $174+tax/night

Hilton Garden Inn
Reservation Deadline – Saturday, August 29th, 2015
35 Major Taylor Boulevard
Worcester, MA, 01608
508 753-5700
Group:  Nichols College Bicentennial Gala
Group Rate:  $124+tax/night

 

                                                                                                                                                                     

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