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Homecoming and Family Weekend

Thank you to all who made the 2018 Homecoming & Family Weekend an amazing and memorable time!

Come back to the nest in 2019 to celebrate our incredible campus, students, alumni and families at Homecoming and Family Weekend!


We'll be updating this page early fall 2019.

Check out last year's weekend activities...
  • Henry Wefing Memorial Golf Tournament - Tekoa Country Club ($), 11:00am
  • Poetry Reading - Loughman Living Room, Scanlon Hall, 4:00pm
  • Fiesta Friday Dinner - (featuring tableside guacamole made to order)
    • Tim & Jeanne’s Dining Commons, 4:00-9:00pm
  • HomeCOMMing, Communication Alumni Reception - Tekoa Country Club ($), 4:30pm
  • Hall of Fame Awards Dinner - Scanlon Banquet Hall ($), 6:00pm
  • Westfield Choral Festival Concert - Featuring guest conductor, Jeffrey Douma from Yale University, Dever Auditorium, 7:00-8:45pm   Pre-concert lecture at 6:00pm.
  • Comedian & Magician John Cassidy - Dever Auditorium, 10:00pm

($) Designates fundraising event and requires separate ticket purchase

*Event schedule subject to change

Gallery of Past Events


  • Homecoming and Family Check-in - 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Alumni Awards & Reunion Brunch - Tim & Jeanne’s Dining Commons, 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Class of 1968 Golden Owl Reunion
  • Brunch for Students and Families, Tim & Jeanne’s Dining Commons
  • Art Gallery Open - Ely Campus Center 10:00am-12:00pm
  • State of the University Address by President, Ramon S. Torrecilha, PhD, Peter Mazza Assembly Room, Ely Campus Center, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • WSU Women’s Soccer vs. Fitchburg State - Alumni Field, 11:00am
  • A Celebration of 5 Years of Nursing - Simulation Lab, Nettie Stevens Science Center, 11:30am
  • “Harvest Fest” on the Campus Green with activities, student performances, Farmers Market, Trunk or Treat, Food Trucks and FUN! 12:00-4:00pm
    • Circuit Coffee: Ice Cold Coffee Bar
    • Moe’s Donuts: Fresh and Hot Apple Cider and Cinnamon Doughnuts
    • The North Elm Butcher Block:  Mac and Cheese Bites
    • The North Side Creamery: Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
    • Wings Over Westfield: Boneless Chicken Wings
  • “GameSide” (21+) ($) cash bar and snacks, connect with alumni and friends, Alumni Field, 12:00pm-end of the game
  • “Owls Under the Big Top”- music by Noah Lis ’13 from THE VOICE, cash bar ($) with build your own baked potato and chili buffet, trivia, cornhole tournament (with prizes), alumni reunions celebrating milestone classes ending in 3 and 8, 12:00-5:00pm
  • Nursing SimLab Tour -  1:40-2:40pm
  • Criminal Justice “Chat with the Chair" - 2pm-3pm in Wilson 116
  • WSU Football vs. Framingham State - Alumni Field, 2:00pm
  • Homecoming 2018: Opera Scenes Open House - Theatre Workshop Opera Scenes Performance. Dress rehearsals of scenes and meet the student performers. - Dever Stage, 4:00pm
  • Music Department Opera Workshop - Open Rehearsal/Presentation, TBA
  • WSU Women’s Field Hockey vs. Plymouth State - Alumni Field, 7:00pm
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner - live music, Tim & Jeanne’s Dining Commons, 4:00-9:00pm
  • Family BINGO Fun - Scanlon Banquet Hall, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Movie on the Green, “Transylvania 3” under the stars, bring a blanket or chair, enjoy snacks too, Campus Green, 9:00pm


*Event schedule subject to change

  • Ecumenical Services - Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center, 8:00am
  • Brunch - Tim and Jeanne’s Dining Commons, 10:00am-12:00pm

*Event schedule subject to change