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Grand Reunion Celebration

October 19, 2018

Homecoming Weekend

October 19-20, 2018

Life began for Southern Connecticut State University on September 11, 1893, when three teachers and 84 students met at the old Skinner School in New Haven to create a two-year teacher training program, New Haven State Normal School. 

By 1937, Southern had grown into a four-year college with the power to grant bachelor's degrees. It became a fully fledged university in 1983, fueling Connecticut’s economy with graduates from its schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services and Graduate Studies.

Join us this fall as we celebrate the past and look forward with anticipation to the continued evolution of this vibrant institution of more than 10,200 students and 85,000 alumni.

President Joe Bertolino

Joe Bertolino, President

Grand Reunion, Homecoming & Family Day

October 19-20, 2018


Register for Grand Reunion and Homecoming Events


125th Anniversary Grand Reunion Celebration
Friday, October 19, 2018, 7–10 p.m.
Adanti Student Center Grand Ballroom

All classes, programs, and affinity groups to celebrate together. Tables may be reserved for your group. Distinguished Alumna Award — Carolyn Dorsey Vanacore, ’52, M.S. ’68, 6th Yr. ’73. 50th Reunion Class of 1968 will be honored by President Joe Bertolino. Registration required

Continental Breakfast
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:30 - 11 a.m.
Alumni House
Registration required

Classes, Programs, and Affinity Gatherings
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Held throughout the morning at the Alumni House

Alumni Athletics Events
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Held throughout the morning at various athletics venues

Campus Tours
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 a.m.Meet outside Alumni House
2 p.m. Meet outside Wintergreen Building

All-Campus Tailgate Party
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lot 9 on Farnham Ave.

Homecoming Parade
Saturday, October 20, 2018
11 a.m. Behind Granoff Health Center. Golf cart float decorating party Registration required
12:30 p.m.: Participants (including alumni!) line up behind Granoff Health Center
1 p.m.: Parade begins at Granoff and follows Farnham Ave. into Lot 9

Food Truck Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
Next to scoreboard at Jess Dow Field

Homecoming Football Game
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 3 p.m.
Jess Dow Field Southern Owls vs. American International College

Comedy Night! Piff the Magic Dragon
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 p.m.
Lyman Center

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