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Celebrate Westfield State

Come Back to the Nest 2017
September 22-24

Gallery of Past Events

This exciting new event provides students and their families, alumni, faculty and staff with the opportunity to spend the weekend together celebrating everything Westfield State!

You'll have a chance to check out classrooms, meet the faculty, take campus tours of your past and see the future in our new and innovative facilities. Be on the lookout for open classrooms, faculty panel discussions, poetry readings, Interfaith Services, reunion opportunities and more.

Dr. Ramon S. Torrecilha, President will host a “State of the University Address” you won’t want to miss. He'll fill you in on all that is happening and answer any burning question you may have.

Specialty dinners will be prepared by our new Westfield State University Dining Services featuring “Fajita Friday” and a “Farm-to-Fork Family Dinner” on Saturday.  They'll showcase our sustainability initiatives including fresh ingredients from our local farms and dairies who have been working collaboratively with Westfield State University to provide the campus community with the best tasting and healthiest foods.

New this year, we'll offer off-campus excursions to The Big E and provide discount coupons to local attractions.

We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends for a fun filled weekend! See you soon, Owls!

Here's your weekend activities...

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Golden Owl's
Celebration of Teachers
Location: Scanlon Banquet Hall

7:30 p.m.
Screen on the Green - Outdoor Movie
Movie: Disney's 2017 "Beauty & the Beast"
Free Snacks

8:00 p.m.
Jewish Services, Interfaith Center

*Event schedule subject to change

Morning Events

6:00 a.m. - Midnight
Alumni DJ’s /WSKB 

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration in front of Ely Campus Center

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Fitness Center workout, Ely Campus Center

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Breakfast in Dining Commons

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
OPEN House and Academic Exhibitions
Academic Buildings Open, Family meets the Faculty

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alumni and Golden Owl’s Brunch, Scanlon Banquet Hall

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
“Rugged Owl" Family Fun Run/Walk, University Hall
Color Packs available for purchase, proceeds to benefit the Emily Gagnon Scholarship Fund

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Campus Tours, Student Research Exhibits
Academic Buildings Open - Connect and reconnect with faculty

11:00 a.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Bridgewater Woodward Center, Field House

Women’s Soccer vs. MCLA, Alumni Field

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Touchdown Social Club, Woodward Center - Tilly Fantasia Lounge

Afternoon & Evening Events

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of Catherine Dower Performing and Fine Arts Center

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Carnival/Midway, Food Trucks and Student Club Performances on the Campus Green

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open House Albert & Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
“GameSide”, Trivia, Popcorn, Cash & Carry Beer, Wine and Festive Food Fare

Kashawn DJ-Boogy Harris ’13 will be spinning the tunes at GameSide from Noon till 2pm.

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
“State of the University Address" with Dr. Ramon S. Torrecilha, President, SGA Room 017

2:00 p.m.
Football WSU vs. Worcester State University, Alumni Field

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Music Department Concert, Room 134 Catherine Dower Center

4:00 p.m.
Ecumenical Service Interfaith Center (Chaplains Council)

5:30 p.m.
Catholic Mass, Father Savage, Interfaith Center

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
“Sustainable Showcase” Farm-to-Fork Family Dinner - Dining Commons

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Alumni Reunion Events, Westwood Restaurant & Pub

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Family Magic Show - Featuring Todd Migliacci Magician, Dever Stage

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Late Night Black Light Bingo, Scanlon Banquet Hall

The “Rugged Owl” Family Fun Color Run/Walk, is our own version of a color run & obstacle course designed for all athletic levels and ages. You'll also receive a commemorative souvenir to add to your Westfield State University collection!

Don’t miss all the sporting events, including Westfield State vs. Worcester State Football with “GameSide” activities like the beer garden, Trivia by Tom, and traditional football game food fare. It’s game-on for Women’s Volleyball, Soccer and Field Hockey at the Woodward Center Fieldhouse and on Alumni Field!

On the main campus enjoy a full Carnival Midway featuring games, food trucks, and a “Club Fair,” which will highlight many of the activities and clubs students can be involved in. 

Our Music Department will be spotlighted on Dever Stage with a concert led by the music faculty, showcasing our music students, faculty, staff and alumni performers. 

Information about your involvement can be found on the registration site at:

*Event schedule subject to change

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Breakfast/Brunch, Dining Commons

7:30 a.m.
Dance Party Zumba, Parenzo Gym

9:30 a.m.
Bus Departure to Big E, Return at 3:00 p.m. 
Discount Tickets to “Big E” Including Transportation Available    

11:00 a.m.

  • Catholic Mass, Interfaith Center
  • Catholic Mass offered in Memory of Randi Lemenager, Scanlon Banquet Hall 
  • Jewish Services
  • Muslim Prayer time                            

Owl coupon book will provide list of area attractions, restaurants and discount coupons!

*Event schedule subject to change

Tickets & Registration for Lifetime Owls

Tickets & Registration for All Other Guests