Homecoming



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 17, 2014 
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Homecoming Pep Rally
Kick off the weekend with give-aways, t-shirts and food as the Dance Company and Dance Team perform!
Wasylean Hall Patio
     
5:30 p.m.   Field Hockey Pre-Game Posting
Start off the season and join fellow alumni for a special pre-game posting in our spectacular new dining facility! Click here for more information.
$9.25/person at the door
Sheehan Hall Pulse on Dining
     
7:00 p.m.   Field Hockey vs. Westfield State
John Coughlin Memorial Field
     
8:30 p.m.   Field Hockey After Hours Line Up
After the game, gather with coaches, captains, players and parents! Click here for more information.
Joey's Bar & Grill, Worcester

Saturday, October 18, 2014 
8:15 a.m.   5k Walk/Run Check-In Opens
$5 Entry fee due upon registration. This event is sponsored by the WSU Men's Track & Field and Cross-Country teams and the Central Mass Striders. Walk/Run begins at 9:00 a.m.
Sullivan Auditorium Lobby

 
10:00 a.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
  WSU Bookstore Open
The WSU Bookstore will be open during the Homecoming festivities! Stop by to pick up a sweatshirt and hat for you or your favorite future Lancer!
Student Center
     
10:30 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m.
  Alumni Softball Game
Gather with the current softball team and coaches as well as alumni, friends and families for the second annual Alumni Softball Game at Rockwood Field at Worcester State. Click here for more information and to RSVP your attendance.
Rockwood Field
     
11:00 a.m.   Nursing Alumni Reunion
Click here for details.
Ghosh Science and Technology Center
     
11:00 a.m.   Women's Basketball Tip Off Brunch
Start season by joining fellow alumni, coaches, and captains for a special alumni brunch! Click here for details.
Sheehan Hall Pulse on Dining
     
11:00 a.m.
  Women's Soccer vs. Salem State
John Coughlin Memorial Field
     
11:30 a.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
 

FunFest Family Activities
This year's FunFest features live music by Erin Ollis '14, moon bounce, mini-golf, scratch art, message in a bottle, student club and organization fundraisers and more!
Student Center Parking Lot

   
    Alumni, Info and First Aid Tent
Pick up your Worcester State giveaways, learn about upcoming events, and enter a drawing to win a Worcester State Pride Pack!
 
    Balloon Artist
Get your balloon hats, animals and more!
 
    Drunk Driving Simulation
Liberty Mutual will join us at Homecoming with a drunk driving simulation. Learn about the effects of drinking by experiencing simulated impairment with special goggles that distort vision and cause behaviors that are similar to those exhibited by someone under the influence.
 
    Lancer Club
Purchase your athletic apparel at the Lancer Club table!
 
    Message in a Bottle
Create your own message in a bottle using parchment paper and decorative sand, shells, confetti and ribbon!
 
    Mini Golf
Complete with special obstacle holes, this 9 hole course is a must try FunFest activity!
 
    Moon Bounce
Mad with adult grade materials, this fun for everyone moon bounce will provide hours of entertainment to kids and parents alike!
  
    Photo Booth
A photo booth, complete with props and fun backdrop, will be provided by Snap Berry Photo Booth, a company owned by WSU alumna April (Norman) Spirito '11! 
 
    Pumpkin Decorating
Prepare for fall fun by decorating your own mini pumpkin!
 
    Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Airbrush Tattoos - Student Events Committee
  • Apple Cider Donut Sale - Class of 2016
  • Baked Goods Sale and Raffle - Criminal Justice Club
  • Face Painting - Presidential Student Ambassadors

  • Jewelry Sale & Raffle Baskets - Alternative Spring Break Nicaragua
  • Kettle Corn Sale - Dance Team
  • Kissing Booth Bake Sale - Dance Company
  • Meatball Subs - Student Nurses' Association
  • Pie a DJ - WSU Radio            
  • SGA Auction Heart Sale & Wheel of Fortune - SGA Auction Committee

    Scratch Art
Select your shape and watch as the color begins to peek through as you get creative scratching a design.
  
    Food Vendor
Mike's Moonwalk Rentals, owned by Worcester State alumnus Mike Griffin '99, offers sausages, hot dogs, steak and cheese, fried dough, sodas, water and more!
  
     
11:30 a.m. -
Start of 2nd Half
  Tailgating
The 2014 WSU Homecoming Tailgate Policy (see below) has been revised and will be in effect during Homecoming 2014. Note that due to a limited number of parking spaces available this year, we encourage alumni to consider carpooling with friends and family. Please carefully review the updated tailgate policy, including the designated tailgating hours, prior to your arrival on campus.
Administration Building Parking Lot
Access the tailgate area by entering the front roadway via the entrance between the Ghosh and Shaughnessey Buildings.

    Specialized Tailgate Area
Don't fight traffic to tailgate this year! Park your car then join alumni at your own special tailgate tent! See this year's specialized tailgate tent details below. Interested in coordinating a specialized tailgate area? Contact the Alumni Office for details! 

'80s Tailgate Area
Class Secret Agents Bob Valinski '82 and Susan Baskin-Gronblom '83 invite alumni from the classes of 1980-1989 to gather at the '80s Decade Tailgate Area for fun, friends and food! Please bring a snack or dish to share and your Lancer spirit! Please contact Bob at rvalinski@worcester.edu to let him know what dish you'll bring and if you will join the fun!
 
'90s Tailgate Area
Gather with fellow graduates from the classes of 1990-1999 and their families for fun, food, and festivities in your own special tailgate area! Please bring a snack or dish to share and your Lancer spirit! To respond that you will attend or to indicate the dish that you will bring, please click here to visit the Facebook event page.

Lancer Football Area
Join fellow alumni and friends to celebrate five decades of Worcester State football and mark the 30th anniversary of the 1984 National Football Club Football Championship at your own Lancer Football Tailgate area! Meet new Athletic Director Michael Mudd and cheer on WSU as we take on UMass Dartmouth. Click here to RSVP your attendance.

 

Lancer Rugby Area
Gather with fellow Rugby alumni at our very own Homecoming tailgate tent! Click here to RSVP. Contact Trevor Friend at trevorfriendcsc@netscape.net for more information!

     
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.   WSU Faculty Arts Exhibition
Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery
     
2:00 p.m.
  South High Community School Marching Band
Follow the South High Marching Band as they process through the tailgating area and toward Coughlin Field!
     
2:30 p.m.   Football vs. UMass Dartmouth
John Coughlin Memorial Field


DIRECTIONS & MAPS
Click here for directions to Worcester State University.
To view the new locations for FunFest activities and tailgating, click here.


WSU HOMECOMING TAILGATE POLICY
The safety and security of all of our guests is of paramount importance to the University. Therefore, the following Homecoming tailgate policy will be placed in effect beginning in the fall of 2014.

All persons entering the tailgating grounds are subject to University rules and regulations, and the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The University shall not be held liable or responsible for any actions taken by the public or tailgaters while on state property or in regards to alcoholic beverage consumption.

Please see the WSU Homecoming Tailgating Policy below.
  • Tailgating and the consumption of alcohol by those 21 years of age and older are only permissible in the designated, police-monitored area of campus during designated tailgate hours.
  • Tailgating will be permitted beginning three (3) hours prior to kickoff and concluding at the start of the second half of the football game.
  • At the conclusion of tailgating, all tailgating must cease and tailgating amenities must be packed.
  • Tailgaters are requested to depart campus immediately following the conclusion of the football game.
  • Early admittance and RVs are not permitted.
  • Underage possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is illegal. Similarly, providing alcoholic beverages to underage persons is illegal. WSU maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding these matters. Kegs, beer balls, etc. are strictly prohibited. Further, glass bottles are not permitted.
  • Tailgating amenities (i.e. grills, tents, chairs) may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes, or pedestrian walkways.
  • The campus speed limit is 15 mph at all times.
Please note that the University may revoke the tailgating privileges and eject or refuse entry to persons for violation of tailgating rules, disruptive behavior, illegal activity, or other misconduct.

Our aim in these policy revisions is to curtail excessive drinking - with special attention to underage students - while maintaining our tradition of Lancer camaraderie. We thank you for your support of these policies.



PHOTO GALLERY
Click here to view a photo gallery of last year's Homecoming Festivities.
 
 
Mark Your Calendar
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 24, 2015, to celebrate Homecoming with us next year!