Homecoming 2022: Schedule

Homecoming 2017

FRIDAY-SUNDAY OCT. 7-9

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY  

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 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rec Center Open
East Gym

Friday 5:45 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Alumni and family members 18 and older must pre-register for Homecoming to exercise at the East Gym. Staff will be verifying proof of vaccination and booster. You must show your COVID-19 vaccination card or use the NYS Excelsior app at the East Gym upon entry. Gym access is at no additional cost to alumni and family members 18 and older. You can request a gym pass when you register for Homecoming.


FRIDAY, OCT. 7

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Farming Empire: Agriculture and Related Industries in Upstate New York
Exhibit in Special Collections
Glenn G. Bartle Library, 2nd Floor North
The exhibit draws on the manuscripts, rare books and printed ephemera held in Special Collections to showcase the long history of farming and agriculture-adjacent industries in the upstate region. From apples and dairy to hops and poultry, agricultural products have been a key component of the local economy for generations. The materials on view highlight some of the many ways in which upstate farmers shared information, advertised and promoted their products, and dealt with hardships such as pests and the rigors of wartime. No appointment or reservation required.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Watson College Career Expo 
University Union, Mandela Room
The Watson Career and Alumni Connections office is hosting its second annual Watson College Career Expo, a networking and recruitment event for engineering and computer science students. This is an opportunity to connect with Watson engineering and computer science students of all levels (BS, MS, PhD). Free hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available to encourage an open networking environment. Companies/Watson alumni may choose to offer follow-up on-site interviews from 2-4 p.m. All company representatives will receive one or two hightop tables labeled with their company names. A website with company information, open positions and contact information (if desired) will be provided to students beforehand. Alumni who represent their company at the expo will receive a free ticket to the Friday night block party (see description below). Register for the expo by Friday, Sept. 30.

Noon - 4 p.m.
Koffman Southern Tier Incubator Showcase 
University Union, Room 121
Interested in entrepreneurship? Stop by our showcase to learn about our state-of-the-art business incubator, student clubs and other exciting opportunities. The Koffman offers students world-class resources to grow startup companies, with office and lab space, business mentoring by subject matter experts and strategic programs. With more than 60 members eager to connect and collaborate, you will be in excellent company.

Noon - 4 p.m.
Binghamton University Art Museum 
Fine Arts Building
See the museum's website for current exhibitions. To highlight our recent acquisition of "american sampler" (1969) by Corita Kent, the museum will host a series of free, hands-on activities for creators of all ages that embody Kent's commitment to innovative teaching.

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. You will also receive a Binghamton University T-shirt from your alma mater to help spread BingPride.

4:30-6 p.m.
Harpur Physician Alumni Panel: "Grey's Anatomy vs. Reality" 
University Union, Room 120
Physician alumni share their academic, professional and personal experiences with students interested in careers in the medical profession. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with alumni.

5 p.m.
Campus Tour 
Departing from the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
See what's new and cool on campus, as well as the places where you made memories. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

6 p.m.
Chabad Services
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal
Dinner to follow at 7 p.m.  

6–7 p.m.
Hillel Shabbat Orthodox Service
University Union West, Room 325
Following services, we have a festive Kosher shabbat meal in the C4 Multipurpose Room. Our Shabbat meals are catered from the Kosher Korner with OU supervision. Register online for all Hillel Homecoming events.

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hillel Shabbat Reform Service 
University Union West, Room 301
Following services, we have a festive Kosher shabbat meal in the C4 Multipurpose Room. Our Shabbat meals are catered from the Kosher Korner with OU supervision. Register online for all Hillel Homecoming events.

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hillel Shabbat Conservative Service 
University Union West, Room 324 
Following services, we have a festive Kosher shabbat meal in the C4 Multipurpose Room. Our Shabbat meals are catered from the Kosher Korner with OU supervision. Register online for all Hillel Homecoming events.

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, De Island Hut, Parlor City Vegan and Strange Brew. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2. Nearby stores Garland Gallery and Mabel D. Orr are offering 20% off one item during the block party. No coupon is necessary.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 8


 
9 a.m. - 6 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. You will also receive a Binghamton University T-shirt from your alma mater to help spread BingPride.

9 a.m. - noon
Hillel Shabbat Morning Service (OU-JLIC Orthodox minyan and Kiddush)
4601 Washington Dr., Vestal
Join our community on Saturday morning at the home of our OU-JLIC directors, Rabbi Ben and Ellie Menora, for Shabbat morning services and a light Kiddush. Register online for all Hillel Homecoming events.

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

10-11 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. There is no cost to attend. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

10 a.m.
Campus Tour 
Departing from the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
See what's new and cool on campus, as well as the places where you made memories. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

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.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Admissions Alumni Volunteer Training 
Admissions Center, Room 177

11 a.m. - noon
TIER Talks "Decision 2022: A Critical Look at the Midterm Election"
Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center Multipurpose Room
Binghamton University alumni and faculty with expertise and experience in public policy, lobbying, voter engagement, advocacy and public opinion will be the speakers for this year’s Homecoming TIER Talks. Among other topics, the speakers will explore current public opinion and what matters most to voters; how people can advocate before and after elections for causes they feel passionate about; the work of lobbyists and how it has evolved; and political trends we are likely to see going forward. There is no cost to attend. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

11 a.m. – noon
Hinman Fellows Co-Rec Game
Hinman Co-Rec Field

Gather at the Hinman co-rec field to begin a day of family-friendly activities in celebration of Hinman’s 55th anniversary. Join an alumni team and play against current students, step in as a sub on your hall’s team or just watch and marvel at the durability of Hinman’s most distinctive tradition.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Brunchin' with Watson College
Events Center, TAU Bearcat Room
Watson alumni of all class years are welcome to attend this free brunch with Dean "Hari" Srihari, Watson student leaders, and alumni throughout the decades. Special guests include alumni from the School of Advanced Technology (SAT), Watson's predecessor, who are eager to share how the workforce has changed over the past half-century. Don't miss the chance to reunite with Watson faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. A special toast to the "SAT-ers" will take place at 11:30 a.m. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Golden Reunion Luncheon
Anderson Center Reception Room
This event is for all alumni who graduated from 1949-72. Come and enjoy some food, while catching up with friends. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Legacy Family Luncheon
University Union, Mandela Room
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. 2.

Noon - 2 p.m.
Medals of Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon and Presentation 
Old Champlain Hall Atrium
Celebrate the efforts of your peers at our Medals of Distinguished Service luncheon. We'll be honoring alumni who have gone above and beyond in their volunteer service to a school or campus office. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

Noon - 2 p.m.
Lunch on the Terrace and Tours 
Hinman Dining Hall 
Get lunch at Hinman’s spectacular new dining center and bring it to the new rooftop terrace where Jay and Al (current and former collegiate professors) will welcome you. Food may be purchased from the main dining center, from Starbucks on Level 2 or Garbanzo’s on Level 3. Complimentary beverages and desserts will be served on the terrace. Join organized tours of the Hinman Culinary Makerspace and story-mapping in the Hinman Hamlet on the ground floor. Tours of the residence halls, including the newly-renovated Cleveland Hall (now air-conditioned) and of the Hinman Success Center (Library) will also be available.

Noon - 4 p.m.
Binghamton University Art Museum 
Fine Arts Building
See the museum's website for current exhibitions. To highlight our recent acquisition of "american sampler" (1969) by Corita Kent, the museum will host a series of free, hands-on activities for creators of all ages that embody Kent's commitment to innovative teaching.

1 p.m.
Campus Tour 
Departing from the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
See what's new and cool on campus, as well as the places where you made memories. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

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.

1-3 p.m.
Open House at the Newman House
400 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal 

2-3 p.m.
Hinman Hill Performances
Hinman Hill

Enjoy music at the newest addition to the Hinman community. Relax and listen to student bands.

2:30 p.m.
Baseball Complex Tour 
Meet in front of Events Center 
The University’s sports facilities have been transformed with a $60 million anonymous gift that created a new Baseball Stadium Complex, which is the proud home of 2022 America East Conference Champions. From admissions to athletics, this gift will have a positive impact across the entire campus. Register for the tour by Sunday, Oct. 2.

2:30 p.m.
Admissions Legacy Information Session 
Admissions Center, Room 177

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

3-6 p.m.
Tailgate 
Events Center Parking Lot 
The biggest event of Homecoming Weekend! Wear Binghamton green and come ready to party with more than 1,000 alumni, students and friends. We'll have a tent for Bearcats of the Last Decade and alumni celebrating anniversaries of 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 or 50 years. It's a tailgate, so bring your car, and grill out! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

3-6 p.m.
Hillel Tailgate Tent with Shabbat-friendly games and Kosher snacks 
Events Center Parking Lot
Hillel is hosting a Shabbat-friendly tailgate. Look for the Hillel at Binghamton green flag. Enjoy kosher snacks, games, drinks and prizes. Come in your Binghamton best and join the Hillel community in cheering on our Bearcats men’s soccer team. We will also be giving away Hillel swag. There is no cost to attend this event. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2. 

3-6 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Psi Tailgate Tent 
Events Center Parking Lot
Swing by our tent at tailgate to meet and mingle with your Mu Kappa brothers. There is no cost to attend this event. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

3-6 p.m.
Men's Hockey Reunion Tailgate Tent 
Events Center Parking Lot
All hockey alumni are welcome to come and catch up with old friends. The tent will be our home base during Tailgate. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

4 p.m.
Baseball Complex Tour 
Meet in front of Events Center 
The University’s sports facilities have been transformed with a $60 million anonymous gift that created a new Baseball Stadium Complex, which is the proud home of 2022 America East Conference Champions. From admissions to athletics, this gift will have a positive impact across the entire campus. Register for the tour by Sunday, Oct. 2.

4 p.m.
Camille Thurman '09 Master Class 
Anderson Center Chamber Hall
Internationally touring jazz trumpeter and Binghamton University alumna Camille Thurman '09 will lead a free masterclass on the Chamber Hall's stage ahead of her ticketed evening performance with the Darryl Green Quartet. The masterclass is free and open to the public. All music fans are welcome to attend! 

6-9 p.m. 
Class of 2000–02 Reunion
Lost Dog Cafe & Lounge
222 Water St., Binghamton
The cost to attend is $40/person. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

6-9 p.m.
A Cappella Reunion Event 
Binghamton University Art Museum
Fine Arts Building
This will be the first time that all of Binghamton's a cappella groups come together for an event. If you're an a cappella alum, you won't want to miss this! The cost to attend is $25/person for alumni and $5/person for current students. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

6:07 p.m.
Men's Soccer Game vs. Albany
Bearcats Sports Complex
The Homecoming soccer game always sells out. Purchase tickets online as soon as possible. We are providing discounted tickets to alumni and friends. They can be purchased when you register for Homecoming.

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

7-10 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Psi 40th Reunion Gala Dinner
University Union, Mandela Room
Join us for our main event of the weekend and celebrate 40 years of Mu Kappa.  The cost to attend the event is $100/adult and $75/child aged 13-17 (kids 12 and under are free), and includes a buffet dinner, beer, wine, cocktails and a giveaway. Register for this event by Sunday, Oct. 2.

7-8 p.m.
Hinman Hill Performances
Hinman Hill
Enjoy scenes from Hinman Production Company shows at the newest addition to the Hinman community, before you head up to the student-alumni mixer on the dining hall's rooftop terrace.

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

7:30 p.m.
Camille Thurman '09 with the Darrell Green Quartet 
Anderson Center Chamber Hall
Don't miss this special musical performance by world-renowned jazz saxophonist and composer Camille Thurman '09. Tickets are required for entry and will be available starting in mid-August at the Anderson Center's website.

8 p.m.
Hinman Fireworks Watch Party 
Hinman Dining Center rooftop terrace
Mix and mingle with current students. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be available. This event is hosted by the Hinman College Council executive board.

9 p.m.
Fireworks
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. 9

9:30 a.m.
Chabad Shacharit morning service
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

10 a.m.
Hillel Bagel Brunch 
University Union West, Room 324
Before you leave Binghamton and head home after a wonderful weekend, swing by Hillel for a Bagel Brunch! We'll have coffee, tea, juice, bagels with all the fixings and delicious desserts for you to munch on before you hit the road. Join our staff and students for our final Homecoming weekend event. Register online for all Hillel Homecoming events.

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