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Make the Journey Home for Homecoming 2016

Robust event schedule delivers something for everyone

Friday, September 16, 2016

Alumni Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
Homecoming_AlumniAwards12:30 p.m. | Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts | $50 recommended donation
Join us as we recognize accomplished and deserving alumni for their contributions to their careers, communities and Sacred Heart. Full list of 2016 Alumni Award honorees coming soon!

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
3 p.m. | Martire Business & Communications Center | For current directors and invited guests
Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting for current directors and guests.

Pints with Professors
Homecoming_Pints5 p.m. | Red’s Pub | Complimentary
Join us for happy hour with your favorite SHU professors and staff members at Red’s, our on-campus pub. Reconnect prior to the evening’s Movie Night on the Quad.

Social Work Alumni Gathering @ Pints with Professors, hosted by the Social Work Department
5PM | Red’s Pub | Complimentary
Join the Social Work Department and alumni in Red’s, our on-campus pub, for happy hour.

Orientation Leader Reunion
7 p.m. | Red’s Pub | Complimentary
Hosted by the Student Life Department. Join Student Life staff and fellow Orientation Leader alumni for a reunion at Red’s!

Movie Night on the Quad: Star Wars – The Force Awakens
Homecoming_MovieNight_Updated7 p.m. | Quad | Donations welcome*
Sacred Heart University celebrates Homecoming Weekend with Movie Night on the Quad. All are welcome! Bring your chairs and blankets; we’ll provide the ice cream and popcorn.  Pre-registration is required. *The Alumni Association is pleased to underwrite the cost of this event. In an effort to strengthen University scholarship opportunities, we ask registrants to make a contribution to the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.

‌Saturday, September 17, 2016

Golden Pioneer Brunch: Celebrating the class of 1967

11 a.m. | Hearth Room | For members of the class of 1967 and significant others
A special brunch to celebrate the first 50th anniversary class in Sacred Heart history.

Residential Life Reunion
Homecoming_Bergoglio_UPDATEDNoon | Jorge Bergoglio Hall | Complimentary
Hosted by Residential Life. Join fellow Res Life alumni for a reunion at the new Jorge Bergoglio Hall prior to the football game. There will be refreshments, tours of the new residence hall and an informal presentation.

Pioneer Club Luncheon
Homecoming_PioneerClub2 p.m. | Hearth Room | By Invitation Only
Hosted by the Pioneer Club and Athletics. Join athletics staff, coaches and alumni for a pre-game gathering. Contact Pioneer Club Coordinator Kylie Martin at or 203-365-8101 with any questions.

Alumni Author Spotlight
Homecoming_AlumniAuthor2 p.m. | Ryan Matura Library | Complimentary
Hosted by the SHU Alumni Association. Our alumni author joins us for a children’s book signing and reading. Copies of the book will be available for little Pioneers.


Homecoming Chili Cook-Off, Hosted by the Physical Therapy Department
2:30 p.m. | Edgerton Art Gallery & Courtyard | Complimentary
All are invited to help kick off the 20th anniversary of the College of Health Professions, hosted by the Physical Therapy Department. Come sample the wide variety of dishes and vote for your favorite faculty- and staff-prepared chili!

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Alumni Homecoming Reunion
3 p.m. | University Commons Lobby and Patio | Complimentary
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Department. Join fellow criminal justice and law enforcement alumni for a reunion prior to the football game.

Homecoming Football Game | SHU Takes on Marist
Homecoming_Game4 p.m.| Campus Field | $20 per Attendee | $10 per Child (Under 18)
Cheer on Pioneer Football as the team takes on Marist College. Big Red’s Family BBQ and Beer Garden opens at 4 p.m. with food and fun for Pioneers of all ages. Face painting, sports inflatable and all children’s activities are sponsored by SHU’s Student Alumni Association. Immediately following the game, alumni are invited to the official post-game party at Red’s*, which will open promptly at 8 p.m. Attendees must have purchased this package to enter Red’s on Saturday, Sept. 17. A portion of the registration fee will benefit Sacred Heart’s Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. *No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to enter.

Package includes:

  • Alumni End Zone Game Ticket for SHU v. Marist
  • Entrance into Big Red’s Family BBQ and Beer Garden
  • One complimentary adult beverage
  • Unlimited food & family beverages
  • Entrance to Red’s for After-the-Win Party *Until capacity is met!

After-the-Win Party at Red’s
Homecoming_Red's8 p.m. | Red’s | Access only with purchase of SHU Takes on Marist Package
Immediately following the SHU v. Marist football game, alumni who attended the game are invited to the official post-game party at Red’s*, which will open promptly at 8 p.m. Attendees must have purchased the SHU Takes on Marist & After-the-Win Party at Red’s package to enter Red’s on Saturday, Sept. 17. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to enter Red’s.  *Until Capacity is met

Class of 2006 Reunion

Homecoming_Class of 20068 p.m. | Edgerton Art Gallery & Courtyard | Suggested donation toward class of 2006 gift required
Join fellow classmates and friends to celebrate the 10th reunion year of the class of 2006!

‌Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mass of Alumni Remembrance
Homecoming_AlumniMassNoon| Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Father Bruce Roby will preside over Mass for alumni, families and friends. We will honor and remember our deceased alumni. All are welcome to prayer.

To register for any or all of these events, click here