suffolk university

HOMECOMING 2014

Students. Families. Friends. Alumni.


OCTOBER 23-26

REGISTRATION STARTS 9/5/14

HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS


Like your birthday, the holidays, and the Fourth of July, Homecoming is a huge celebration that comes but once a year. Check out these highlights to get properly fired up for this year’s festivities.

MARQUEE   EVENT!

Suffolk Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 25, 7–10 p.m.
Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street

Channel your inner child at Homecoming’s marquee event. The museum’s interactive exhibits will be open for you to create, play, learn, and have fun. You’ll even hear music from Suffolk’s student performance groups and sample food that matches the themes of the museum’s various exhibit areas.

DAY 1: Wednesday, October 22

7 p.m.

WGBH's Innovation Hub LIVE with Kara Miller

Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street

"The Creative Economy: Individual Power in the 21st Century"
This LIVE broadcast of WGBH’S Innovation Hub with Kara Miller will explore whether technology is empowering highly-creative people in such a way that power is shifting from big corporations from individuals and small groups. Instagram, for example, had thirteen employees when Facebook bought it for $1 billion. What does this mean for the economy? For companies? And for the gap between rich and poor?

DAY 2: Thursday, October 23

12–1:30 p.m.

Brown Bag Career Luncheon: Stocking Your Career Toolkit

120 Tremont Street, Sargent Hall, 4th floor, Faculty Dining Room

No matter where you are in your career, you should always be prepared for an opportunity. Attend this working lunch to learn what essential items you need in your career toolkit and how to use them effectively.

6 p.m.

Senior & Alumni Trivia

Red Hat, 9 Bowdoin Street

Alumni and seniors will square off against faculty and family members in a true test of knowledge at this favorite Suffolk hangout! 21+ event

6 p.m.

Sawyer Business School Graduate Student & Alumni Networking

MBA programs: Boston Beer Works, 112 Canal Street
MSA & MST: One Financial Center, 2nd Floor
MSF programs: Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
MPA & MHA: Scholars, 25 School Street

Make new connections in your field, share your professional insights, and reconnect with old classmates.

6:30–8 p.m.

Ford Hall Forum: Place Your Bets

120 Tremont Street, Sargent Hall, 1st floor, Function Room

Hear leaders on each side of the casino debate make their case and take questions about whether the licensing process is playing out as expected and jobs will be available right on schedule–or that the lawsuits and alleged regulator bias are harbingers of worse effects to come.

DAY 3: Friday, October 24

8–9:30 a.m.

Moakley Breakfast

120 Tremont Street, Sargent Hall, 1st floor, Function Room

Hear David Paleologos, Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, on
Massachusetts Leading the National Agenda: Don’t Sit This Election Out!
Hosted by the Moakley Center for Public Management

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Homecoming Check-In & Information

Temple Street, Donahue, 1st floor, the Hub

Pick up your pre-registered event information and receive your welcome packet at Homecoming HQ. Our volunteers will answer your questions, point you in the right direction, and help you make the most of this historic weekend.

5 p.m.

Homecoming Welcome Celebration

Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, 2nd floor

Join the entire Suffolk Community for the weekend’s official kickoff event that celebrates the best of Suffolk University!

5–8:30 p.m.

Silent Auction

Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, 2nd floor

Bid on fantastic items donated by local restaurants and businesses. Proceeds will support Suffolk’s Center for Community Engagement Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB). ASB students travel across the country and around the world to build homes, mentor youths, protect natural resources and spaces, and promote equality and freedom for their fellow citizens. The Silent Auction begins tonight from 5–8:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Children’s Museum. Prizes can be picked up between 9–10 p.m. on Saturday evening at the Children’s Museum or on Sunday from 9:30–11 a.m. at 150 Tremont.

6 p.m.

Affinity Networking & Receptions

Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, 2nd floor

Whether you were in SGA or PC, wrote for the Journal or were a Sawyer Ambassador this affinity reception is your chance to reconnect with you Suffolk roots.

8–9:45 p.m.

Fall Fest Show One

C.Walsh Theatre, Temple Street

This fun-filled musical extravaganza and variety show features students, alumni, faculty, and staff performing in celebration of the Suffolk spirit. This year, we’re celebrating Fall Fest's 40th anniversary. Share in the fun of Suffolk’s longest-running arts tradition! Arrive on time to secure your seat at this always-popular event.

9 p.m.

Suffolk After Dark Reception

Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Streett

Having too much fun to turn in just yet? The Suffolk University Senior Council and GOLD Council invite you to toast the night with them at this lively celebration! 21+ event

DAY 4: Saturday, October 25

9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Homecoming Check-In & Information

Temple Street, Donahue, 1st floor, the Hub

Pick up your pre-registered event information and receive your welcome packet at Homecoming HQ. Our volunteers will answer your questions, point you in the right direction, and help you make the most of this historic weekend.

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Boston History Walking Tour

Boston Common, Band Shell

Walk in the footsteps of America’s founding fathers while also experiencing Suffolk’s past, present, and future on a campus tour sponsored by the Moakley Archive and Institute.

9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Stampede Fun Run & 5K

Boston Common, Corner of Charles Street and Boylston Street

A longtime neighbor of Suffolk University, the Eliot K–8 Innovation School commemorates its 300th anniversary this year. To celebrate, Suffolk’s Center for Community Engagement will sponsor a fun run around Boston Common—1k for kids, 5k for adults. Proceeds from the run will help meet some of the Eliot School’s ongoing supply needs.

11 a.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Simmons College

Ridgeway Gym, Cambridge Street

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Flag Football: Evens vs. Odds

Boston Common

What’s a homecoming without a big football game? In a battle for the ages, the Evens (Classes of 2016 & 2018) wearing gold will battle the Odds (Classes of 2015 & 2017) in blue as they square off for campus bragging rights! Who will you cheer for?

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Office (PAO) Brunch

Temple Street, Donahue, 4th floor

Join the PAO family before the Fall Fest matinee to enjoy a hearty meal and good cheer. Meet the performers, learn more about the arts at Suffolk, or reminisce about your time in the C. Walsh–on the boards or in the audience!

12:30–2 p.m.

Duck Boat Boston Tour

State House Steps

If you haven’t done a Duck Tour yet, you simply haven’t seen Boston. And if you have taken one before, hop onboard and discover how the city’s changed since your time at Suffolk!

2:30–3:45 p.m.

Fall Fest Show Two

C.Walsh Theatre, Temple Street

This fun-filled musical extravaganza and variety show features students, alumni, faculty, and staff performing in celebration of the Suffolk spirit. This year, we’re celebrating Fall Fest's 40th anniversary. Share in the fun of Suffolk’s longest-running arts tradition! Arrive on time to secure your seat at this always-popular event.

2:30–5 p.m.

Journey Cardboard Canoe Regatta

Wang YMCA of Chinatown, 8 Oak St, Boston, MA 02116

Witness firsthand how the Journey Leadership Program prepares young leaders by engaging them in experiential learning. Suffolk students will put their creativity and teamwork to test by working in teams to build canoes made entirely of cardboard and then try to skipper them across the YMCA pool with the help of young alumni.

3 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Mt. Ida College

Ridgeway Gym, Cambridge Street

4–5 p.m.

Journey Alumni Reception

Boston Harbor

Back on dry land, join Journey students, families, and alumni to celebrate Suffolk leadership.

5:30–7 p.m.

Summa Reception

Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street, Tent

This event celebrates the dedicated leadership of our Summa and Frost Society members for their inspired example of generosity. After the reception, you may visit the museum's exhibits until 10 p.m. For invited guests only.

7–9 p.m.

Silent Auction

Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street, Tent

Bid on fantastic items donated by local restaurants and businesses. Proceeds will support Suffolk’s Center for Community Engagement Alternative Spring Break Program (ASB). Prizes can be picked up between 9–10 p.m. on Saturday evening at the Children’s Museum or on Sunday from 9:30–11 a.m. at 150 Tremont.

7–10 p.m.

Suffolk Night at the Museum

Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street

Celebrate the Suffolk University community and get in touch with your inner child! Create, play, learn, and have fun exploring the museum’s interactive exhibits. Enjoy music in spaces throughout the museum provided by Suffolk’s own student performing arts groups. You can even join in on the dance floor. And be sure to sample food created to match the themes in different areas of the museum.

DAY 5: Sunday, October 26

9:30–11 a.m.

Farewell Brunch with Rammy

150 Tremont Street, 1st floor

Say “until next time” over brunch while sampling performances and visual art by various campus groups. Take advantage of this last opportunity to get your picture taken with Hiram the Ram!

1:30–3 p.m.

Admission Open House

73 Tremont Street, Welcome Center

Gain valuable insights on Suffolk’s admission and financial aid processes, retention rates, and job placement data. A campus tour is featured during this event.

73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108