Homecoming 2021: Schedule

Homecoming 2017

FRIDAY-SUNDAY OCT. 8-10

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY  

If you haven't registered for Homecoming, that's not a problem at all! We will take walk-ins at all of our events. Just stop by the Alumni Center in Old O'Connor Hall when you arrive on campus, and we'll check you in and give you a $5 gift card that can be used toward lunch in the University Union MarketPlace.

Please note that all persons on campus, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to wear a mask when indoors.

If you have questions, contact us at alumni@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2424. We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming!

PARKING see map: The parking garage gates will be open starting at 3 p.m. Friday (if you arrive earlier, you can leave at no charge after 3) and will remain all day Saturday.

Parking Lot B (between the Peace Quad and Old Rafuse) and Parking Lot T (behind the Alumni Center) will be available for Alumni Center parking Friday and Saturday. Spaces are limited in both lots.

Free parking is available across campus all weekend starting 4 p.m. Friday in any non-metered spots. Overnight parking must be in a designated 24/7 lot.


ALL WEEKEND LONG

University Bookstore
University Union West
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


FRIDAY, OCT. 8

3-7 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Center and Registration
Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
The Alumni Center should be your first stop when you arrive on campus. This is a contemporary and impressive space where history is kept alive and new memories are made. Relax in our fireplace lounge, flip through your class yearbook and see memorabilia from when you were a student. When you check in, you'll receive a $5 gift card that can be used toward lunch in the University Union MarketPlace.

3-3:30 p.m.
Health Sciences Building Tour
48 Corliss Ave., Johnson City
Our tour will take approximately 20 minutes and will highlight the first, second, and third floors of the building. Note that classes and labs may be in session during your visit, which may prevent us from entering certain spaces throughout the building. You are welcome and encouraged to ask questions throughout the tour. There will also be approximately 10 minutes allotted for questions at the conclusion. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you. 

5-7 p.m.
University Art Museum Opening Reception
Fine Arts Building, Room 213

5:30-6 p.m.
Wenzel Statue Dedication
West Gym
At this event, the University will dedicate the "running man" statue installed in front of the West Gym in memory of Gregg D. Wenzel '91, who was killed in a car accident while on duty working as a director of operations for the CIA. He was a member of the swimming and diving team while at Binghamton and was an avid marathoner and triathlete.

6-9 p.m.
Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner
Reform service in University Union West, Room 301
Conservative service in University Union West, Room 324
Orthodox service in University Union West, Room 325
Shabbat dinner will be at 7:45 p.m., for everyone in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Multipurpose Room. If you have questions, contact hillel@binghamton.edu.

7-10 p.m.
Binghamton Block Party
Washington Street, Downtown Binghamton 
Let's kick off Homecoming Weekend with a huge celebration of Bearcat spirit! We'll take over Gorgeous Washington Street for three hours of food, music and catching up with friends. The cost of $10/person will cover food, drinks and a Binghamton swag item. Food will be provided by Binghamton Hots, Craft and Strange Brew. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

7:45 p.m.
Black Student Union Fashion Show
"Black to the Future: A New Dawn" 
University Union, Old Union Hall and Mandela Room
Doors open at 6:30 and close at 7:30.
In our 53rd year of the Black Student Union on Binghamton's campus, we're inviting all to revel in our collective resilience over the past year and a half while also coming together to imagine new futures for ourselves and our communities as we return back to "normal." Admission is $15/person and will grant you access to fashion designers from all over New York state featuring our very own Binghamton student body as models, stylists, performers and artists. This event will be a fundraiser to support our volunteer efforts in the Greater Binghamton community, specifically focused on youth. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, and experience a night of fun and Afrofuturistic fashion!

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SATURDAY, OCT. 9

8 a.m.
Wenzel Memorial 5K 
West Gym entrance
Check-in and on-site registration will be from 6:30-7:45 a.m. in front of the West Gym. Parking is located in Lot G1. The cool, crisp air makes fall a wonderful time for a 5K run/walk. The inclines on this 3.1-mile course around the Brain will create a moderate challenge for avid runners, yet it's reasonable for those who prefer to walk or slowly jog. Register online for this event by Oct. 7. See a map of the course. (Note: the 5K registration system is completely separate from Homecoming registration.) 
 
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Center and Registration
Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
The Alumni Center is a contemporary and impressive space where history is kept alive and new memories are made. Relax in our fireplace lounge, flip through your class yearbook and see memorabilia from when you were a student. When you check in, you'll receive a $5 gift card that can be used toward lunch in the University Union MarketPlace.

9 a.m. - noon
Hillel Orthodox Services (OU-JLIC) followed by Kiddush 
4601 Washington Dr., Vestal

9:30 a.m.
Chabad Shacharit morning services followed by lunch at noon
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life - 420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal

10 a.m.
Nature Preserve Tour
Top of Lot M
Fall can be one of the best times of year to tour one of Binghamton University's greatest treasures. Led by Natural History students and Friends of the Nature Preserve.

10-11 a.m.  
President's Fireside Chat  
Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center Multipurpose Room 
In his traditional Homecoming Fireside Chat, President Harvey Stenger will share the latest happenings within our University community. Even after what has been a tumultuous year, there is much progress and promise to be proud of. There is no cost to attend. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

11 a.m.-noon
TIER Talks 
Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center Multipurpose Room
Following President Stenger's discussion, we'll roll into TIER Talks: Talks that Inspire, Educate and Resonate. In "Reaching the Masses: Meet Alumni Social Media Influencers," several Binghamton graduates will share how they are leveraging sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to reach large followings and advance their causes. There is no cost to attend. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

11:30 a.m.-noon
Health Sciences Building Tour
48 Corliss Ave., Johnson City
Our tour will take approximately 20 minutes and will highlight the first, second and third floors of the building. Note that classes and labs may be in session during your visit, which may prevent us from entering certain spaces throughout the building. You are welcome and encouraged to ask questions throughout the tour. There will also be approximately 10 minutes allotted for questions at the conclusion. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Legacy Family Luncheon
University Union, Room 209
Legacy families hold a special place on our campus. The Alumni Association is sponsoring brunch for alumni as well as their children who are currently attending the University. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Golden Reunion Luncheon
Anderson Center Reception Room
This event is for all alumni who graduated from 1951-71. Come and enjoy some food, while catching up with friends. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

Noon-2 p.m.
BOLD 10 Under 10 Awards Luncheon and Presentation 
Old Champlain Hall Atrium
We'll honor 10 people who have graduated from Binghamton University within the last 10 years for their early career success and potential for leadership and further extraordinary accomplishments. This event will also feature student performances. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

Noon to 4 p.m.
Topographies: Changing Conceptions of the American Landscape
University Art Museum 
Curated by Tom McDonough, associate professor and adjunct curator; Luke McNamara ’22; Shannon Doherty ’21; Clarissa Agate ’22; and Sofia Fahsi ’22. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Art Bridges.

1-1:30 p.m.
Health Sciences Building Tour
48 Corliss Ave., Johnson City
Our tour will take approximately 20 minutes and will highlight the first, second, and third floors of the building. Note that classes and labs may be in session during your visit, which may prevent us from entering certain spaces throughout the building. You are welcome and encouraged to ask questions throughout the tour. There will also be approximately 10 minutes allotted for questions at the conclusion. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

1 p.m.
Nature Preserve Tour
Top of Lot M
Fall can be one of the best times of year to tour one of Binghamton University's greatest treasures. Led by Natural History students and Friends of the Nature Preserve.

1:30 and 2:15 p.m.
Bus Tours of Campus
Meet behind the Alumni Center, near Lot T
See the newest additions to the Binghamton University campus including the Innovative Technologies Complex in Vestal, Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, and the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and University Downtown Center in Binghamton. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

2 p.m.
Rodger Summers Memorial Dedication
Fine Arts Building Grand Corridor

2:30 p.m.
Chabad Mincha services
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life - 420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal

3-6 p.m.
Fall Festival 
Events Center lot
The biggest event of Homecoming Weekend will have a new twist. We've changed our traditional Saturday tailgate party so it's more family-friendly and brings in more tastes of the local area. If ever there was a Homecoming event that had all the feels of fall in the Southern Tier, this would be it. We'll have food and beverage tents, a DJ and adult games such as corn hole. Admission is $5/person, which includes a buffet, soft drinks and two tickets for alcoholic beverages (for guests who are 21 and over). Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

4 p.m.
Newman House Catholic Mass
Held at St. Vincent DePaul/Blessed Sacrament Church
465 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal

6 p.m.
Men's Soccer Game vs. New Hampshire
Bearcats Sports Complex
The Homecoming soccer game always sells out. Purchase tickets online as soon as possible.

6:15 p.m.
Chabad Seuda Shlishit
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life - 420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal

7:15 p.m.
Chabad Maariv services followed by Havdallah
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life - 420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal

9 p.m.
Fireworks
From Lot M
Saturday's activities at the University will close with a fireworks display that will light the skies above campus in a dazzling array of colors.

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SUNDAY, OCT. 10

9:30 a.m.
Chabad Shacharit morning services
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life - 420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal

10 a.m.
Newman House Mass
St. Vincent De Paul/Blessed Sacrament Parish Church
465 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal

Noon
Class of 2020 Commencement
Events Center

If you graduated from Binghamton University last year, we know how disappointed you were to not have a traditional Commencement. We haven't forgotten about our 2020 grads, and we're excited to offer a Commencement ceremony for your class during Homecoming Weekend. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 3, so we know to expect you.

1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Hartford
West Gym

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