Homecoming 2014



Friday, September 19, 2014

4 p.m.
Bicentennial Tour: Tour of campus led by Student Ambassadors
Meet outside of the Fels Student Center

5-6 p.m.
Scholarship Reception, Eaton Foyer
We invite scholarship donors to meet with their recipient(s) at this event, which will include light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. This is an opportunity to meet and learn more about the student(s) in a casual atmosphere. By invitation only.

5 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Endicott College
, Vendetti Field

5:30-6:30 p.m.
President's Reception for Golden Bison
, Fels Student Center Lounge 101
Golden Bison, alumni who already have celebrated or will be celebrating their 50th Reunion this year, are invited to join President Susan Engelkmeyer for an evening reception. Complimentary beer/wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

6 p.m.
Reunion Class Parties
More information to come.

6:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Reception & Dinner
, Athletic Center
We will kick off our year-long Nichols bicentennial celebration at this special event. More details to come. By invitation only.

9:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Fireworks Display
, Softball Field
Find the best spot on the Hill to enjoy a 30-minute bicentennial fireworks display. Open to the Nichols College community.  

Saturday, September 20, 2014

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Shuttles from Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center to Nichols College
The shuttle will pick up every hour on the hour from the hotel and every half hour from in front of the Fels Student Center.
Need assistance getting around campus? Let us know by Monday, September 1 at 866-622-4766 adn we will make special arrangements.

9-10 a.m.
Nichols College: Bicentennial History of the College
, Fels Student Center Lounge 101
Dr. James L. Conrad, Jr., Professor emeritus of History, and author of Nichols Academy: The Spring on the Hill, 1815-1931, and Nichols: A College for the Hill, 1931-1996, will share important historical moments from the 200 year period leading up to where Nichols is today.

9-11 a.m.
, Fels Student Center Lounge 101
Check in and receive a schedule of the events for the day and enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite.

10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hospitality Tent & Tailgating
, Parking Lot M
Join us for some fun in Lot M! Take part in our virtual photo experience and take home a customized Nichols license plate for your home or office. We will have lawn games available including a life-sized version of Operation for all ages. Charcoal grills and glass bottles are not permitted.
You must register in advance for a tailgating pass. Limited quantity available.

10:30 a.m. & Noon
Bicentennial Tour:
Tour of campus led by Student Ambassadors.
Meet outside of the Fels Student Center.

11 a.m.-Noon
Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch, Daniels Auditorium
We will be honoring the 2014 Hall of Fame class during this ceremony, which includes Courtenay Jackson '02 (football, basketball, track), Jarrod Rouanzoin '03 (football, basketball, lacrosse), and Christina Palmerino '08 (soccer, softball) and welcoming the championship football teams of 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1978 as part of the "bisontennial" celebration.
Cost of $10 per person/ free for children under the age of 10. Pre-registration is required.

11 a.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Roger Williams University
, Robinson Tennis Courts

1 p.m.
Football vs. Becker College
, Vendetti Field
Join us as the Shepherd Hill Regional High School band takes to the field prior to the game and enjoy a live rendition of the National Anthem.

Halftime Show, Vendetti Field
Cheer on your fellow Nichols alumni as reunion classes and inductees from this year's Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored. If you are in Lot M, be sure to listen for our announcement to reunion classes to head to the field.

6-9 p.m.
Homecoming Celebration
, Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Kick up your heels! Join us for a dinner buffet with cash bar and a DJ, so you can dance the night away. Cost of $25 per person/ free for children under the age of 10. Pre-registration is required.

7 p.m.
, Chalmers Field House
More information will be available in the coming months.

Homecoming attendees are encouraged to stay at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center. The rate is $119/night. When making a reservation online, please enter group code NICHOLSHC2014. If you prefer to call the hotel, please dial 508-765-8000 and be sure to mention Nichols College. For other hotels, contact Alumni Relations at 866-622-4766.

Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA


123 Center Road | Dudley, MA 01571
Phone: 866-622-4766 | Fax: 508-213-2418

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