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Alumni Homecoming 2022

Alumni Events

Please Be Advised:

* Registration is required for complimentary events.
* Online registrations for Alumni Homecoming Events will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 28th.
* Ticket quantities are limited, register early to secure a spot!

Online Registration is closed. Registration is available at the door for all Alumni events, via card or cash.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

 

12 - 2 p.m.

Golden Bears Reunion

Dunn Conference Suite, $40
21+ Only

Join us to celebrate those who graduated 51+ years ago, our Golden Bears! Special guest President Frederick Clark Jr. Esq. '83 will provide University updates. Enjoy entertainment while table-side wine and a fall carving station lunch. This year we will commemorate your Golden Bear status by gifting you our new tradition - a Golden Bear pin.

The parking for the Golden Reunion is located in the Moakley Lot. Shuttles to Dunn Conference Suite will be provided.

Hourly from
2 - 4 p.m.

Trolley Tours

University Park, Free

(2 p.m. & 3 p.m. - University Park Roundabout)

Golden Bears and Friday Reunion Class guests are welcome to take a 45-50 minute alumni-guided tour of Bridgewater’s beautiful campus to see what has changed since you were a student. Win Bridgewater swag for trivia prizes. First come, first serve. Complimentary registration is required.

2 - 5:45 p.m.

ATP Undergraduate Research Symposium at Homecoming

Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center (DMF), Free

Audiences are welcome at any part of the event—oral presentations in DMF auditorium (DMF 120) and poster presentations throughout the DMF 1st and 2nd floor atria and main hallways.

2 - 3 p.m. — DMF 120 Land Acknowledgment, Opening Remarks, Oral Presentations

  • Indigenous Studies: Sunnie Souza (Mentor: Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson, English and Native American & Indigenous Studies) 
  • Biology: Richard Durant (Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Adams, Biological Sciences) 
  • Art: Peri Winer (Mentor: Prof. Preston Saunders, Art & Art History) 
  • Chemistry: Sundus Alchaar (Mentor: Dr. Ed Brush, Chemical Sciences) 
  • Education: Emma Rohan (Mentor: Dr. Jeanne Carey Ingle, Elementary & Early Childhood Education)

3:10 - 4 p.m. — DMF 1st- & 2nd-floor hallways & atrium Poster Presentations 

4 - 5 p.m. — DMF 120 Oral Presentations

  • Music: Taylor Deas (Mentor: Dr. Deborah Nemko, Music) 
  • Communication Studies: Jalila Waller (Mentor: Bjorn Ingvoldstad, Communication Studies) 
  • Biophysics: Ryan Bauer (Mentor: Dr. Thaya Paramanathan, Physics, Photonics & Optical Engineering) 
  • Physical Education: Anna Minnock (Mentor: Dr. Matthew Patey, Health & Kinesiology) 
  • Chemistry: Malika Cruickshank (Mentor: Dr. Sarah Soltau, Chemical Sciences) 
  • English: Jessica Sweeney (Mentor: Dr. Lee Torda, English)

5:10-5:45 p.m. — DMF 1st- & 2nd-floor hallways & atrium Poster Presentations

4 - 10 p.m.

WBIM 50th Anniversary Alumni Radio Takeover

WBIM Rondileau Student Union

Spinning the hits since 1972! Tune in to hear your favorite alumni DJs throughout the years as we celebrate 50 years of college radio.

4 - 7 p.m.

50th Reunion Class of 1972 Dinner Reception

Dunn Conference Suite, $60
21+ Only

Join your fellow 1972 classmates for appetizers and a carving station buffet with table-side wine. Enjoy 70's trivia and nostalgic tunes by Brian Duchaney, '02. Conclude the evening with dessert in the RSU at Dueling Pianos Rockin' Reunion. Shuttle from Dunn Conference Suite to RSU and back will be provided. 

5 - 7 p.m.

Class of 1982 Diploma Ceremony

Horace Mann Auditorium, Free
21+ Only

Join your '82 classmates for a champagne reception at Boyden Hall prior to crossing the Horace Mann stage for your long-overdue graduation celebration!

7 - 10 p.m.

Dueling Pianos Rockin' Reunion ('62 - '97)

Rondileau Student Union Ballroom, $30
21+ Only

Light up the night with us at the RSU Ballroom for our Homecoming Dessert and Piano Bar! All reunion classes (1962 - 1997) and groups celebrating a campus milestone are welcome to indulge in delicious desserts and signature cocktails as we rock the night away. Sing and dance to hits of the decades played by the Flying Ivories as they light up the keys! Ticket includes piano show and decadent dessert stations. Cash bar.

7 - 11 p.m.

Welcome Home Party

Greyhound Tavern, $10
39 Broad Street, Bridgewater
21+ Only

Start the party one night early! Join us as we begin the Homecoming Celebration with a live DJ that doubles as a karaoke bar - sing the hits from Britney Spears to Dua Lipa, hosted by Mike's Music! Appetizers and giveaways will be provided. Cash bar.
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022

 

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

WBIM 50th Anniversary Alumni Radio Takeover

WBIM Rondileau Student Union

Spinning the hits since 1972! Tune in to hear your favorite alumni DJs throughout the years as we celebrate 50 years of college radio.

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Dedication of the New Home of the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice

161 Summer Street, Free

Join us for a ribbon-cutting as we dedicate the new home of the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

BAA Annual Meeting

Horace Mann Auditorium, Free

Join us for the Bridgewater Alumni Association’s Annual Meeting. Don't miss out on this chance to connect with current members of the BAA Board of Directors, receive Alumni and University updates, help us recognize our reunion classes, as well as participate in one of the University's oldest traditions, the Daisy Chain. There will be a special recognition of past BAA Members and BAA Major Award Recipients. Complimentary registration is required.

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN) CEU Event

Burnell Hall Room 132A, Free

Join the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN) for a continental breakfast and a presentation by David O'Malley, MSW, M.Div., Ph. D., LICSW. One CEU will be awarded.

Using Contemplative Practices for Care of Clients, Communities, Colleagues and Self

Contemplative practices are ancient and modern exercises used in a variety of settings to help increase awareness of and attention to a person's thoughts and feelings. Contemplative practices can be helpful in moving deliberately from thought/intention to action. Contemplative practices include journaling, guided imagery, meditation, deep reading of texts, the use of various art forms (visual, musical and performance) and community events such as vigils as tools for reflection and awareness of self and others. These practices have been used in professional and educational settings to enhance teaching and learning. They can be used to increase emotional self-regulation and promote mental health. They have been found to enhance critical thinking, imagination, self-awareness, and empathy for persons with differing and diverse cultural and life experiences. Contemplative practices are useful in developing skills considered assets for helping professionals. In this workshop we will consider contemplative practices to enhance knowledge and skill development in our professional roles as social workers with the individuals, institutions and communities we serve and with whom we partner.

Session Facilitator: David O'Malley, MSW, M.Div., Ph. D., LICSW

David has been a full time faculty member in the School of Social Work at Bridgewater State University since 2006 and involved in social work education for thirty years. He is interested to integrate issues of social, economic and environmental justice, as well as sustainability for professionals from many disciplines. He believes that the work of developing healthy and resilient individuals, organizations and communities includes exploring the use of contemplative practices to enrich the lives of both professionals and the communities we serve. 

Hourly from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Trolley Tours

Boyden Hall or University Park, Free

(10 a.m. & 11 a.m. - Boyden Hall Harrington Bus Stop)

(12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. - University Park Roundabout)

All alumni, friends and families are welcome to take a 45-50 minute alumni-guided tour of Bridgewater’s beautiful campus to see what has changed since you were a student. Win Bridgewater swag for trivia prizes. First come, first serve. Complimentary registration is required.

10:30 a.m. -
1 p.m.

Annual Homecoming Brunch

Rondileau Student Union Ballroom, $40 (Under 12: $15)

Join President Frederick Clark Jr., '83 in the Ballroom for a jazz brunch, featuring our own BSU student musicians. Delicious breakfast stations will include make-your-own omelettes, breakfast pizza, eggs benedict, waffles, and more! Make a custom drink with all the fixings at the Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. New this year, bring your family! Children under 12 receive a special ticket price. Adult ticket price includes one alcoholic beverage and cash bar thereafter.

11:30 a.m. -
3:30 p.m.

Bristaco's Block Party

University Park, Free

This annual tradition is a great place to reconnect with fellow alums and current students. The fair is open to all with family friendly activities, a rock wall, food trucks, student performances, and the crowning of the Homecoming Champion. Participate in activities like the Peace Flag Project, play a game created by one of our student orgs, or stop by the pumpkin patch to decorate a pumpkin. Most activities are free, but some may have a nominal fee to support the BSU Food Pantry and our student organizations.

12 - 3:30 p.m.

Affinity Group Meet-Up

University Park, Free

Were you a part of a club, organization, or department at BSU? Join us for a new and fun event this Homecoming weekend! Network and meet current and alumni group members, share memories, and get a professional photo taken (and a keepsake to take home!) to celebrate meeting up with Bear friends, old and new! 

12:00-12:15 PM SGA (Student Government Association)
12:15-12:30 PM LGBTQIA+ Alumnx, Pride Center, and Aware
12:30-12:45 PM PC (Program Council/Committee)
12:45-1:00 PM Sister Scholars & MIB (Men Integrated in Brotherhood)
1:00-1:15 PM RAs (Resident Assistants) & RHA (Residence Hall Association)
1:15-1:30 PM Multicultural Student Organizations, i.e. Afro-Am, HASA, CVSA, LSL
1:30-1:45 PM PEAC (Phys. Ed. Alumni Council), Phys. Ed. Majors, Athletic Teams
1:45-2:00 PM OTEAM (Orientation Leaders, Red Polo Society)
2:00-2:45 PM Fraternity and Sorority Life
2:45-3:00 PM MVSS: Military & Veteran Students, Family, and Alumni
3:00-3:30 PM Any additional groups who wish to participate, please contact alumni@bridgew.edu

 

12:30 - 3 p.m.

Bears Pre-Game Celebration

Riviera Cafe Brewhouse, $20
288 Broad Street, Bridgewater
21+ Only

Do you remember the Riv, now coined the best little bar in Bridgewater? Reconnect with your classmates from the 60s, 70s & 80s at the Riviera Cafe Brewhouse. Ticket price includes lunch, featuring live music from Brian Buckley, '91. Cash bar.

2:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Rathskeller Party Tent

Tent (Swenson Field), $50
21+ Only

Our infamous campus bar, the Rathskeller, doesn’t exist in the student union these days, but we resurrect it every year for homecoming! Join us to watch the game right outside the end zone featuring live music from John Balutis, '92 and all of your favorite tailgating food and drinks. The party doesn't stop when the game ends! Martha's Vineyard's premier 10-piece-band The Sultans will keep you dancing the night away. Even the Bear Bites food truck will join for late-night eats. Ticket price includes tailgate buffet, evening food truck, and three alcoholic beverages. Cash bar thereafter. Beer, wine, ciders, or seltzers. 

 

Special Packages

 

Package Classes Of Description Price
Reunion Weekend Pass '62 & '67 Includes access to the Golden Bear Reunion, Trolley Tours, BAA Annual Meeting, Annual Homecoming Brunch, Bears Pre-Game Celebration, and Rathskeller Party Tent. $130
50th Reunion Weekend Pass '72 Includes access to the Trolley Tours, 50th Reunion Dinner Reception, BAA Annual Meeting, Annual Homecoming Brunch, Bears Pre-Game Celebration, and Rathskeller Party Tent. $150
Reunion Weekend Pass '77, '87, '92, & '97 Includes access to the Dueling Pianos Rockin' Reunion, BAA Annual Meeting, Annual Homecoming Brunch, Bears Pre-Game Celebration, and Rathskeller Party Tent. $140
Reunion Weekend Pass '82 Includes access to the Class of '82 Diploma Ceremony, Dueling Pianos Rockin' Reunion, BAA Annual Meeting, Annual Homecoming Brunch, Bears Pre-Game Celebration, and Rathskeller Party Tent. $140
Reunion Weekend Pass '02, '07, '12, '17, & '22 Includes access to the Welcome Home Party (Greyhound Tavern), BAA Annual Meeting, Annual Homecoming Brunch, Bears Pre-Game Celebration, and Rathskeller Party Tent. $120
Saturday Special Package All Classes Includes access to the Annual Homecoming Brunch and Rathskeller Party Tent. $90

 

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Hotel Information

Residence Inn Bridgewater

2020 Pleasant Street,
Bridgewater MA, 02324

508.697.1412

$199 per night

Call for Booking Information
Deadline - August 18, 2022

Courtyard Marriott Raynham

Hampton Inn Raynham

600 New State Highway,
Raynham, MA 02767

508.822.6222

$149 per night

Call for Booking Information
Deadline - September 16, 2022

 

Alumni Hotel Shuttle Schedule

Homecoming Weekend Bookstore Hours (East Campus Commons)

Friday, September 30th: 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Saturday, October 1st: 10 AM - 4 PM

Contact Us

Alumni Relations

Jones Alumni House
Bridgewater State University
26 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States

Development

Jones Alumni House
Bridgewater State University
26 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States

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Mail your tax-exempt donation to:
BSU Foundation (address check to "BSU Foundation")
P.O. Box 42
Bridgewater, MA 02324
United States