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Homecoming 2022 Schedule of Events

Join our students, alumni, families, and friends for one of our largest annual gatherings to celebrate campus pride and experience BSU life. Please check back for additional details and information. Details are still being finalized and subject to change.

Spirit Week kicks off on Monday, Sept. 26 with events throughout the week leading up to Homecoming. For our students, this is a cherished tradition celebrating BSU pride and community.

Spirit Week Events

Monday - Friday

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Department Spirit Decorating Contest All Week Participating Department Spaces Across Campus

Administrative and Academic Departments are invited to showcase their BSU Spirit by decorating their space for the week. Decorating must be complete by end of business on Monday, Sept. 26 and should remain up through Oct. 1.


Student Banner Competition All Week Rondileau Student Union

Student Organizations and other student groups (residence halls, teams, etc.) are invited to decorate a banner that will be displayed during the week. Banners must showcase BSU spirit and will be featured at  Homecoming.



Wednesday, Sept. 28

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Wear the Bear Wednesday! All Day   Wear the Bear to show your BSU spirit!
Airbrush Tote Bags 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. University Park Show off your spirit and style around campus with a custom airbrush tote bag! Supplies are limited!
Spirit Week Casino Night 8 - 11 p.m. Rondileau Student Union Ballroom

Students are invited to take a chance at the Spirit Week Casino! Table games will be available, with a prize drawing at the end for all in attendance. Currently enrolled students only.



Thursday, Sept. 29

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Spirit Week Novelty Event 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rondileau Student Union  
Homecoming Pageant 7 - 10 p.m. Rondileau Student Union Ballroom

Who will be the Champion?? Ten of BSU’s students will compete in a fun-filled showcase of talent and spirit as they strive to be the 2022 Homecoming Champion. Attendees will have the chance to vote to help select the winner! The Champion will be announced at Saturday’s Bristaco’s Block Party.



Friday, Sept. 30

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Golden Bears Reunion 12 - 2 p.m. Dunn Conference Suite
Crimson Hall
Alumni Event
ATP Undergraduate Research Symposium 2 - 5:45 p.m. DMF Science and Mathematics Center

See the amazing work our ATP undergraduate researchers are doing!
Audiences are welcome at any part of the event.
2 - 3 p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m. Oral presentations in DMF auditorium (DMF 120)
3:10 - 4 p.m. and 5:10 - 5:45 p.m. Poster presentations throughout the DMF 1st and 2nd floor atria and main hallways.

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Alumni Radio Takeover 4 - 10 p.m. 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.
50th Reunion Dinner Reception  4 - 7 p.m. Dunn Conference Suite
Crimson Hall
Alumni Event

Class of 1982 Diploma Ceremony

5 - 7 p.m. Horace Mann Auditorium Alumni Event
Spirit Night 6 - 10 p.m. University Park

BSU is getting a Glow Up! Lawn on D style Glow Swings. DJ, Glow Lawn Games and more!

All currently enrolled students are welcome to attend, sponsored by Program Council.

Dueling Pianos Rockin' Reunion (Classes of '62 -'97) 7 - 10 p.m. Rondileau Student Union Ballroom Alumni Event
Welcome Home Party 7 - 11 p.m. Greyhound Tavern
39 Broad Street

Alumni Event


Saturday, October 1

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Dining Option: East Campus Commons 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. East Campus Commons Accepting Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars, Flex Dollars, cash and credit
Alumni Radio Takeover 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. WBIM
Rondileau Student Union
Dedication of the New Home of the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. 161 Summer Street Join us for a ribbon-cutting as we dedicate the new home of the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice.
Lacrosse Alumni Games 9 a.m. Swenson Field Athletic Event
BAA Annual Meeting 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Horace Mann Auditorium
Boyden Hall
Alumni Event
Social Work Alumni Network CEU Event 9:30 - 11 a.m. Burnell 132A Alumni Event
Flynn Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Flynn Dining inside Tillinghast Hall

Accepting Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars, Flex Dollars, cash and credit

Dining Option: Dunkin' 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. East Campus Commons Accepting Dining Dollars, Flex Dollars, cash and credit
Trolley Tours

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. beginning on each hour

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


Boyden Hall Harrington Bus Stop
University Park Roundabout

Take a 45–50-minute guided tour of Bridgewater’s beautiful campus.

Alumni, Students and Family Welcome!


Explore BSU Walking Trails Cancelled due to Weather Trails


Annual Homecoming Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rondileau Student Union Ballroom

Alumni Event

The Bear's Den 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rondileau Student Union Accepting Dining Dollars, Flex Dollars, cash and credit
Dining Option: Park Ave. Diner 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Rondileau Student Union, inside the Bear's Den Accepting Dining Dollars, Flex Dollars, cash and credit
Softball Alumni Game Cancelled due to Weather Alumni Park Field Athletic Event
Bristaco's Block Party 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Crimson Dining, East Campus Commons Atrium, University Park Tent

Reconnect & celebrate with fellow alumni and our extended BSU Family! Families, Alumni, Students – All are welcome!
Family friendly activities, food trucks, student performances, and the crowning of the Homecoming Champion. 
Most activities are free, but some may have a nominal fee to support the BSU Food Pantry and our student organizations.

Men's Soccer Game 12 noon Swenson Field BSU vs. Fitchburg State
Athletic Event
Homecoming Bingo Games at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dunn Conference Room Bingo is one of BSU's biggest events! Join in on the fun with this year's Homecoming Bingo. Reserve your ticket along with your family registration. Additional tickets will be available at the University Park Information Tent during Bristaco's Block Party. 
Affinity Group Meet-Up 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. University Park

Alumni Event

Bears Pre-Game Celebration
12:30 - 3 p.m. Riviera Cafe Brewhouse Alumni Event
Rathskeller Tent 2:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tent @ Swenson Parking Lot

21+ Alumni, Students and Family Welcome! 

Enjoy watching the game outside the endzone! Live music will feature John Balutis, '92 and The Sultans. Ticket price includes tailgate buffet, evening food truck, and three alcoholic beverages. 

Due to possible CDC Restrictions, Please Register.

Football Game 4 p.m. Swenson Field Bridgewater State Bears vs. Fitchburg State Falcons
Athletic Event