Homecoming 2016

FRIDAY-SUNDAY SEPT. 23- 25

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY | ALL WEEKEND

Online registration has closed, but you are still welcome to join us at Homecoming. Please carefully read the schedule items below. Although many events are free and open to all, some required prepayment and are not able to accommodate walk-ins, while others will be selling tickets at the door.

 

PARKING: The information booth will be open Friday 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The parking garage gates will be open starting at 3 p.m. Friday (if you arrive earlier, you can leave at no charge after 3).

Parking Lot B (between the Peace Quad and Old Rafuse) will be available for Alumni Center parking all weekend and Parking Lot T (behind the Alumni Center) will be available for Alumni Center parking on Friday evening, Saturday, and on Sunday. Spaces are limited in both lots. Free parking is available across campus throughout the weekend in any non-metered spots and anyone parking on campus overnight should be in a designated 24/7 lot.

On Saturday, the University Downtown Center lot will be open all day for events; space is limited.

See maps for parking on campus and downtown.



FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

10 am. - 8 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Center and Registration
Alumni Center
Old O'Connor Hall, Dickinson Community
Our new Alumni Center should be your first stop after arriving on campus. This contemporary and impressive space - just for our alumni - celebrated its grand opening at Homecoming 2015, and the center is a place where history will be kept alive and new memories will be made. Relax in our fireplace lounge and see memorabilia from the time when you were a student.

Noon – 10 p.m.
WHRW 50th Anniversary Headquarters
WHRW Studio, University Union West ground floor

Come down and see the station, listen to some tunes, and reminisce with friends old and new!

3 - 5 p.m.
Harpur Pre-Health Panel: Grey's Anatomy vs. Reality 
University Union, Room 111
Physician alumni will discuss the realities of practicing medicine and share their academic, professional and personal experiences with students interested in careers in the medical profession.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the physician alumni during the program. Please contact Leah Joggerst for more information.

3 - 5 p.m.
Harpur College Law/Policy Event: The Presidential Election: Why It Matters To You 
University Union West, Room 324
Faculty, alumni and students will discuss key issues of law and policy presented by the 2016 election. Please contact Leah Joggerst for more information. 

3:30 - 5 p.m. 
Watson Alumni and Employer Connections 
Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center
Join us for a networking session with Watson alumni and industry representatives. At this event you will have the opportunity to expand your connections, gain advice from professionals in your field of interest, and acquire insight on how alumni and industry representatives have applied their studies towards professional development. Refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual. We look forward to seeing you there! 

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department - Special Seminar and Recognition in Honor of Professor Gene Stevens
Science Library, Room 212
We will celebrate the career of Professor Stevens who retired from Binghamton University this summer. Professor Art Stipanovic from SUNY ESF, a former member of Gene's lab, will join us and give a seminar followed by a reception and poster session.

4:30 - 6 p.m.
LGBTQ Alumni Career Panel and Student Mixer
Dickinson Fireplace Lounge
Success leaves clues – get clued in to how these alumni turned what they learned at Binghamton into success in the professional world! Dress to impress!

5 p.m.
Campus Walking Tour
Meet your guide at the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
Regardless of when you were here as a student, you're bound to see something new on our walking tour of campus. The tour starts at Binghamton University's newest facility (the Alumni Center) and includes a mix of familiar places and spots that will be new to you.

5 - 7 p.m.
Student-Athlete and Varsity Club Career Networking
Events Center, TAU Bearcat Clubroom
Student-Athlete Alumni Panel (for students only) - 5 to 6 p.m.
Networking Reception - 6 to 7 p.m.
Alumni will be the panelists and all senior student-athletes will be in the audience. This event is free to attend because it is geared towards our current student-athletes as career development programming. The goal of the event is to bring in alumni to speak to the group and provide networking opportunities.

5 - 8 p.m.
Alumni of Color - Conversations and Cocktails
University Union Undergrounds
Enjoy cocktails while reconnecting and networking with alumni, students and faculty of color before the annual fashion show.  Event is free and prizes will be available, so don't miss your opportunity to win some fun swag. 

6 p.m.
Bus leaves from New York City to Binghamton
Departing from Union Square in Manhattan
Don't have a car? Don't feel like driving? No problem; let us handle the driving. Hop on board our
Binghamton-themed coach bus and enjoy some reading, napping or smartphone time while you head upstate.
Space is limited - reserve your spot on the bus today!

6 - 8 p.m.
Homecoming Opening Reception
Alumni Center
Old O'Connor Hall, Dickinson Community
Is there a better place to formally start our Homecoming celebration than the new Alumni Center? Finally, we have a true home for alumni on campus. The Alumni Center is a place where history will be kept alive and new memories will be made. Chat with your friends, and hang with family members, in our Fireplace Lounge. We hope that seeing memorabilia from your time as a student will help you connect to the good times you had here. This event is free and open to all alumni.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services with Hillel
Reform in UUW-301, Conservative in UUW-324, Orthodox in UUW-325
Join Hillel for lively Friday night Shabbat services followed by dinner in the Chenango Room.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services with Chabad
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Road
Join Chabad for Friday night Shabbat services followed by dinner at 7:30. RSVP with Chabad if you plan to attend. 

6:45 p.m. 
Ice Hockey Club vs. Cortland State
Broome Community College Ice Center

7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. University of Albany

West Gym
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
WHRW Takes Downtown
Thai Time, 96 Front St., Binghamton
Join us for drinks and food, featuring Alumni DJs spinning live. All music played at the event will be broadcast on WHRW! Later this summer, you'll be able to sign up for a DJ slot. Unclaimed slots can be taken when you are here in person. Sorry - this event is sold out.

8 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Meet and Greet
SAE Chapter House
This informal meet-up will kick off the fraternity's 30th anniversary reunion celebration.

8 - 10 p.m. 
Black Student Union (BSU) Fashion Show
University Union, Mandela Room
This event is truly a Homecoming tradition as, each year, hundreds of students and alumni attend to support BSU and help raise money for its Youth Program. The event will showcase clothing from several designers. Students will participate as models, dancers, musicians and speakers. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10/person.

8 - 10 p.m. 
Alumni Gathering
Food & Fire BBQ - Taphouse (Alumni-owned), 560 Harry L Dr., Johnson City
Start your weekend off right by joining other alumni for some food, drinks and good times.  Food and drinks specials will be available for alumni.   

9:30 p.m.
Class of 2011: Five-Year Reunion Gathering
The Colonial (Alumni-owned)
56-58 Court St., Binghamton

This informal meet-up will kick of the Class of 2011's five-year reunion celebration.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 24

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHRW Alumni Radio
The usual programming will be pre-empted to make way for alumni DJs! Later this summer, you can sign up for a DJ slot. Unclaimed slots can be taken in person.

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
15th Annual School of Management Mentoring & Networking Event
University Union, Rooms 108 and 120 and Mandela Room
This will be a wonderful opportunity for alumni to assist our talented SOM students with professional development. The format includes alumni panel discussions followed by small group discussions with mentors whose discipline matches, as closely as possible, the interests of the students. Let us know you plan to participate in this event by completing the SOM Mentoring and Networking registration.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Fencing Tournament
East Gym Recreation Center - Main Gym

9:30 a.m. 
Chabad Shabbat Services, followed by lunch at Noon
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Road

RSVP with Chabad if you plan to attend. 

9:30 a.m.

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
Check in starting at 9 a.m., at The Alumni Center
(signs will direct you to the start line)

The cool, crisp air makes fall a wonderful time for a 5K run/walk. The inclines on this 3.1-mile loop around campus will create a moderate challenge for avid runners, yet the course is reasonable for those who prefer to walk or slowly jog. This is a non-competitive run/walk; we will have a clock if you wish to note your time, but official times will not be kept. Prizes will be awarded for the runner and running group that shows the most Binghamton University spirit. If you would like a commemorative T-shirt, please register online no later than Friday, Sept. 2. We will accept same-day registrations between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m., at The Alumni Center. The cost will be $10 for current students, $20 for alumni, faculty and staff, and $25 for members of the general public.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Breakfast with the Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs
University Downtown Center Atrium
67 Washington St., Binghamton
CCPA alumni and Binghamton alumni with an interest in public service are invited to have breakfast with Dean Laura Bronstein in the beautiful University Downtown Center. There is no cost to attend.

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Founders' Club Breakfast
Alumni Center, Old O'Connor Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
The Alumni Association is pleased to host members of the classes of 1948-63 for this traditional breakfast. Reservations are required. Please call the Alumni Engagement office at 777-2424.

10 am. - 8 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Center and Registration
Alumni Center
Old O'Connor Hall, Dickinson Community
Our new Alumni Center should be your first stop after arriving on campus. This contemporary and impressive space - just for our alumni - celebrated its grand opening at Homecoming 2015, and the center is a place where history will be kept alive and new memories will be made. Relax in our fireplace lounge and see memorabilia from the time when you were a student.

10 a.m.
Nature Preserve Tour
Meet your guide at the upper end of Lot M
As we head toward peak foliage season, late September can be one of the best times of year to tour one of Binghamton University's greatest treasures. Sponsored by Friends of the Nature Preserve.

10 a.m. 
Decker School of Nursing Brunch
Old Union Hall
Decker alumni, start your day by joining us for brunch and stay for the Team Trivia competition at 11:30 a.m. RSVP with us to let us know you are coming. 

10 - 11 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour
Meet your guide at the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
Regardless of when you were here as a student, you're bound to see something new on our walking tour of campus. The tour starts at Binghamton University's newest facility (the Alumni Center) and includes a mix of familiar places and spots that will be new to you.

10 - 11:30 a.m.
LGBTQ Network Brainstorming Session
LGBTQ Center, LSG 549
Come discuss your ideas on how to develop this new alumni affinity group. 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pipe Dream Office Open to Alumni
University Union West basement
Pipe Dream alumni are welcome to visit the newspaper's office, hang out for a little while, have some refreshments and talk with the current staff. 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Binghamton University Admissions Alumni Volunteer Training Session
Admissions Building, Room AM-177
Do you want to make a difference by helping us top recruit the best and brightest students? If so, join Binghamton’s Admissions training session to hear about the new and exciting ways we are bringing top students to our university and how you can help. Contact Joe Tiesi '86, Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, with questions or if you plan to attend. 

11 a.m. 
College-in-the-Woods Alumni Reception
CIW Area Office
Join current students and staff members from CIW for a reception. This will be followed by Woods Olympics beginning at 12 p.m. 

11 a.m. 
Softball Alumni Game 
Softball Complex

11 a.m. 
Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game
Bearcats Sports Complex Practice Field

11 - 11:45 a.m.
Fireside Chat with President Harvey Stenger
Alumni Center Lounge
Old O'Connor Hall, Dickinson Community
President Stenger enjoys meeting our alumni, and he will share updates on the exciting developments taking place on campus as well as what's in store for the University as it continues on its Road Map to Premier. There is no cost to attend.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Department of Social Work Continuing Education Workshop
"Decision Points- Death and Dying in the Hospital"
University Downtown Center
67 Washington St., Binghamton

This presentation will explore the decision points that patients and families are faced with in the acute care hospital setting when dealing with a chronic and/or terminal illness and the social work role in supporting them through the decision making process. An overview of advance directives along with how these advance directives are applied during critical illness will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the emotional, financial and ethical dilemmas that families face through the use of case examples.  Learn more and register for this workshop online

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Reception
University Union Undergrounds
Meet the director of fraternity and sorority life and learn about the tremendous growth that has occurred in the Greek community. There is no cost to attend.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Challenge Course Open House and Zip Line Tours
Campus Rec East Gym Front Desk
Come zip between noon - 3 p.m. Alumni and visitors 18 years of age or older, as well as University students, faculty and staff are invited to ride down the 225-foot zipline of the Challenge Ropes Course. (weather permitting). Limited spots are available each half hour so stop by the Recreation Center East Gym front desk to get your ticket when they go on sale Friday morning, $5 for current students/$10 others. There is a 250 pound weight limit and riders must wear closed-toed shoes. Learn more online about the Binghamton University Challenge Program.

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Master of Student Affairs Administration Networking & Lunch
University Downtown Center Room 120 A/B
67 Washington St., Binghamton
Join us to meet and greet Student Affairs Administration Students, Alumni, and Faculty, including the new department chair, Deb Taub. There will be a structured networking event, followed by a casual lunch. The cost to attend this event is $10/person. Please contact Brianna King with any questions.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Decker School of Nursing Simulation Team Trivia
Old Union Hall
Join us for team trivia with musical clues featuring questions about Binghamton University, the Decker School of Nursing, nursing and/or the local Binghamton community! Registration begins at 11:00am in the University Union's Old Union Hall. Trivia will begin promptly at 11:30am. You may register alone or with a group of friends! Registrants that are not in a group of at least three will be grouped together to maximize participation. There will be prizes awarded for trivia, and for the team that demonstrates the most spirit. Dress the part! Please register online for this event.

Noon
Men's Soccer Alumni Shoot Around
Bearcats Sports Complex

Noon
Hillel Shabbat Lunch
University Union, Room 324

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Esther W. Couper Heritage Society Luncheon 
Alumni Center (Old O’Connor Hall) Third Floor

“A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” D. Elton Trueblood

We cordially invite Binghamton University’s Esther W. Couper Heritage Society members to a special appreciation luncheon with University President Harvey Stenger. Please join us as we thank you and honor your generous commitment to Binghamton University. 

The Esther W. Couper Heritage Society recognizes our loyal friends, alumni, faculty and staff who have included Binghamton University in their estate plans. For more information about the Esther W. Couper Heritage Society and how to include Binghamton University in your estate plans, please contact Karen Wibrew, director of philanthropic planning at kwibrew@binghamton.edu or 607-777-3481.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Hinman College Student-Alumni Brunch
Hinman Dining Hall

Join the residents of Hinman College for a great informal networking brunch. Take the opportunity to connect with current students enjoying life in Hinman College as you did years ago! This event is a surefire way to make this the best Homecoming Weekend you’ve experienced thus far! We look forward to sharing laughs and reminiscing with you! The cost to attend this brunch is $10/person. 

Noon - 2 p.m. 
Women's Club Lacrosse Alumni Game
East Gym Recreation Center, Field 10

Noon - 2 p.m.
LGBTQ Center Open House
LGBTQ Center, LSG 549
Our University's new LGBTQ Center will be a resource for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff as well as a means to engage alumni. A home away from home, the Center will be a safe space where sexual and gender diversity is affirmed and community is fostered. Come browse our lending library and learn about Center programming.

Noon - 2 p.m.
Newing College Alumni Reception 
Delaware Great Room 
Come meet, eat, and socialize with Newing Alumni followed by co-rec football at 1 p.m. RSVP here to attend the reception. 

12:30 p.m. 
Dickinson: Color Combat Opening Ceremony and Alumni Reception
Old Dickinson Co-Rec Field
Join current Dickinson residents for the start of an annual tradition. Activities will continue throughout the weekend until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Immediately following the opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m., an Alumni Reception will be held in Old Digman Hall, our newly renovated Health and Wellness Community. Tours will be offered and tea and cookies will be provided. 

1 p.m.
Hinman Co-Rec Football
Co-rec, which originated in Hinman, remains popular with current students.  Check out the action on the Co-rec field.

1 p.m.
Nature Preserve Tour
Meet your guide at the top of Lot M
As we head toward peak foliage season, late September can be one of the best times of year to tour one of Binghamton University's greatest treasures. Sponsored by Friends of the Nature Preserve.

1 p.m. 
Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
Bearcats Sports Clomplex

1 p.m. 
Men's Rugby Club vs. Colgate University
East Gym Track Field Stadium 

1 - 2 p.m. 
Rec Center Open House and Tour
Recreation Center, East Gym
A lot has changed in the past six years! Check out the new Rec Center which was renovated and re-opened in 2012. 

1 - 2 p.m.
Campus Walking Tour
Meet your guide at the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
Regardless of when you were here as a student, you're bound to see something new on our walking tour of campus. The tour starts at Binghamton University's newest facility (the Alumni Center) and includes a mix of familiar places and spots that will be new to you.

1 - 3 p.m.
Newman House Open House
400 Murray Hill Rd.

1:30 - 3 p.m.
TIER Talks by M&T Bank presents "Our political system on life support: A discussion on critical intervention as well as long term care."
Watters Theater, Fine Arts Building
Join our distinguished panel of experts, alumni who are leading political researchers and frequently quoted in national media as they discuss: Political Illiteracy and Government By and For Career Politicians; The Cause and Consequences of Political Polarization in America; and Partisanship in America. Can Social Media Be The Fix?

Our speakers will be Jean W. Harris ’82, MA ’86, PhD ’88, professor, political science and Women's Studies, University of Scranton; Matthew R. Kerbel ’80, professor and chair of political science, Villanova University; and David A. Schultz ’80, MA ’86, professor of political science, Hamline University School of Business. There is no cost to attend.

TIER Talks is an Alumni Association-sponsored speaker series introduced at Homecoming 2014 that leverages dynamic alumni and faculty speakers.

2 p.m. 
Decker School of Nursing Pre-Tailgate Cocktail Hour
Old Union Hall
Join other Decker alumni, faculty, staff and students for a relaxing pre-tailgate cocktail hour. RSVP with us so we know you are planning to attend. 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Binghamton University Admissions Legacy Information Session 
Admissions Building, Room AM-177
A presentation will be given by a staff member from undergraduate admissions discussing the admissions process and life as a student at Binghamton. Not a legacy family? You are welcome to attend this session as well. 

3 - 6 p.m.
Tailgate '16
Events Center Parking Lots F and F3
Don't miss this Homecoming "main event." Pack up your grills and be part of our annual tailgate or enjoy food served by Dining Services, your Alumni Association and other campus partners. A sampling of what will be offered includes spiedies, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, barbecue, desserts, beverages, snacks and much more. Live entertainment will be provided by local well-known band "Splash". Alcohol is permitted at Tailgate for attendees 21+. You must bring your own beverages (BYOB). Please note that glass bottles are not allowed. If you can only attend one activity during the weekend, this is it! Parking for Tailgate '16 will be available, starting at 1 p.m., on a first come, first served basis.  

3 - 6 p.m.
Varsity Club Tailgate Tent
Events Center Parking Lot
The Varsity Club promotes and honors the contributions made by former Binghamton University Athletes. We will have a special area at the tailgate party where you can mingle with former student-athletes. Food will be available at this tent for attendees. Alcohol is permitted at Tailgate for attendees 21+. You must bring your own beverages (BYOB). Please note that glass bottles are not allowed.  

3 - 6 p.m.
LGBTQ Alumni Network Reunion Tailgate Tent Party
Events Center Parking Lot
Join us during Tailgate for our very own Tent Party hosted by the world’s best housewife, Mrs. Kasha Davis (RuPaul’s Drag Race).  Take pictures with Mrs. Davis, enjoy food and our live DJ!  Mrs. Davis might just do a number or two for us if we are good little children! Food will be available at this tent for attendees. Alcohol is permitted at Tailgate for attendees 21+. You must bring your own beverages (BYOB). Please note that glass bottles are not allowed.  

3 - 6 p.m.
SAE Fraternity 30th Anniversary Tailgate Tent
Events Center Parking Lot
Sigma Alpha Epsilon alumni will have their our own tent catered by Food and Fire BBQ. Have some delicious food and drinks and meet up with old and new brothers alike. The cost to register for the SAE Tailgate tent is $15/person. Alcohol is permitted at Tailgate for attendees 21+. You must bring your own beverages (BYOB). Please note that glass bottles are not allowed. You can register by calling the alumni office at 607-777-2424.  

3 - 6 p.m. 
Alumni & Staff of Color Day Party at Tailgate
Events Center Parking Lot
Food will be available at this tent for attendees. Food will be available at this tent for attendees. Alcohol is permitted at Tailgate for attendees 21+. You must bring your own beverages (BYOB). Please note that glass bottles are not allowed.  

3 - 6 p.m.
Athletics Tent Sale
Events Center
Stop by the Events Center and purchase some Bearcats gear as Athletics sells former uniforms and apparel for our varsity athletes. 

4 p.m.
Newman House Catholic Mass
Held at St. Vincent DePaul/Blessed Sacrament Church
465 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal

5:30 p.m.
Seuda Shlishit followed by Havdallah
UUW-301 Hillel Lounge 

Join Hillel for an inspiring light dinner with singing and discussion as we celebrate the ending of Shabbat together.

6 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. University at Buffalo

Bearcats Sports Complex
A soccer game under the lights at the Bearcats Sports Complex has quickly become one of the most popular Homecoming traditions. This game sells out each year, so be sure to get your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased at the Events Center box office.

6 - 8 p.m.
Reception for Hold and See, a solo exhibition of paintings by Kirsten Moran ’95
Rosefsky Gallery, Fine Arts Building
Celebrate works of art created by painting and cinema alumna Kirsten Moran. Her paintings intuitively explore the history of girls and women from the corporeal, environmental and psychological perspectives. They reflect a journey of our ancient ancestral roots: a matrilineage that connects us all through our bodies, the land and psyche. Exhibition is open Friday, Sept. 23 – Thursday, Oct. 20.

6:30 p.m.
Binghamton University Scholars Program Alumni Dinner
Thirsty's, 46 S. Washington St., Binghamton
This will be an opportunity for Scholars alumni to connect with one another along with the staff to learn what's happening in the program today. RSVP to attend this complimentary dinner by emailing Mary LaCourt.

6:45 p.m. 
Chabad Seudah Shlishit followed by Havdallah at 7:40 p.m. 
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Road

RSVP with Chabad if you plan to attend. 

7 p.m.
WHRW 50th Anniversary Dinner
University Union, Mandela Room
This is the main event of the WHRW 50th anniversary reunion, featuring food, an open bar, live music and achievement awards for those encompassing the true spirit of Moe. You can register by calling the alumni office at 607-777-2424. 

7 p.m.
AEPhi Greek God

Events Center
Fraternity men take part in a showcase of bodybuilding talents. This event is a charity fundraiser. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $10/ticket. 

7 - 10 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 30th Anniversary Reception & Dinner
DoubleTree by Hilton
225 Water St., Binghamton
Join us for the main event of the SAE Reunion Celebration. The dinner will cost $50/person. The dinner will begin with a reception from 7 - 8 p.m. including open bar followed by dinner at 8 p.m. with a cash bar. You can register by calling the alumni office at 607-777-2424. 

7:30 p.m.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Performance
Anderson Center, Osterhout Concert Theater
Recognized as one of the most innovative forces in the modern dance world, Bill T. Jones returns to his alma mater for a Homecoming weekend performance. While attending Binghamton University, Bill T. studied classical ballet and modern dance. Binghamton is also where he started his first dance company in 1973. Known for its powerful and varied subject matter, the evening’s program "Play and Play" features three dance pieces with live music. Special ticket prices are available for alumni. You can purchase tickets online from the Anderson Center Box Office.

8 p.m. - Midnight 
Throwback Jam
Terra Cotta 
81 State St., Binghamton
Come relive those undergrad days and party with the Alumni of Color Network to the best of old school hip hop and R&B with a mix of new school hits. It will feature Binghamton's own Scorpion Sounds spinning your favorite hits. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20/person. 

9 p.m. - 12 a.m. 
Bing Brews and Bands
Various Locations in Downtown Binghamton
You enjoyed hanging out downtown with friends during your time as a student and, as alumni, you still enjoy this! Join us for a new event during Homecoming 2016 where you'll have the opportunity to stop by some of the newest establishments in the city and visit some old favorites! This event is being organized in partnership with BingPop

11:30 p.m. 
Chabad Pre-Selischot Program followed by Selichot Services at 12:45 a.m. 
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Road

RSVP with Chabad if you plan to attend. 

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

8 a.m.
Newman House Catholic Mass
Held at St. Vincent DePaul/Blessed Sacrament Church
465 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal

9:30 a.m. 
Chabad Morning Services
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Road

RSVP with Chabad if you plan to attend. 

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Up Close and Personal with Bill T. Jones Brunch 
Old Union Hall
Bill T. Jones is one of the most lauded choreographers of the 20th century - Director and Tony Award winning choreographer of Fela!, National Medal of Arts and Kennedy Center Honor recipient, Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize awardee, and MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Award" recipient. Join us for brunch as we honor Bill T. Jones and his work. Work that was born at Binghamton together with his love of Arnie Zane, his partner in romance and in art.  The brunch will cost $15/person; you can register by calling the alumni office at 607-777-2424.

10:30 a.m.
Newman House Catholic Mass
Held at St. Vincent DePaul/Blessed Sacrament Church
465 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal

11 a.m. 
Homecoming Brunch to Celebrate Chabad of Binghamton's 30th Anniversary 
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Road

Come celebrate Chabad of Binghamton's 30th Anniversary before leaving Binghamton! RSVP with Chabad if you plan to attend. 

11 a.m. 
Softball vs Herkimer Community College
Softball Complex

11:30 a.m.
Mandela Room 30th Anniversary Celebration
In 1986, the University Union "Social Room" was named the Mandela Room after jailed South African activist Nelson Mandela. In 1994, an oil-on-canvas portrait was painted and gifted to the University by Gillian Patrick ’94. The portrait "Freedom" celebrates Mandela as a worldwide symbol of peace and as a reminder that action can lead to success if students participate in the world around them. In honor of this milestone, Gillian will unveil a new portrait of Mandela.

Noon
Hillel Bagel Brunch
University Union West, Room 301

Noon
Club Sports Swim Meet
West Gym Pool

1 p.m.
Women's Rugby vs. Fordham University
East Gym Track Field Stadium

1 p.m. 
Women's Club Soccer vs. Colgate University
Bearcats Sports Complex - Practice Field

1:30 p.m. 
Softball - Herkimer Community College vs University of Rochester 
Softball Complex

2 p.m.
Bus leaves Binghamton for New York City
Departing from various locations in Binghamton

3 p.m. 
Piano Trio Concert: New Meets Classic 
Anderson Center, Chamber Hall
Join the Binghamton University Piano Trio, Zachary Sweet, cello, Joel Harder, piano with guest violinist Uli Speth, featuring Timothy Perry, clarinet, in an afternoon of works by Beethoven, Beach, Mackey and Binghamton University faculty composer Daniel Thomas Davis. The program highlights beloved compositions from the canon with new works by living composers, offering the audience a unique opportunity to trace compositional styles through the ages.

4 p.m. 
Softball vs University of Rochester 
Softball Complex

5 p.m.
Newman House Catholic Mass
400 Murray Hill Rd.

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ALL WEEKEND LONG

University Bookstore
University Union West
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

University Art Museum
Baseball in Cuba: A Photographic Essay by Ira Block
Fine Arts Building, Room 213
Friday Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday Noon to 4 p.m.

Work out at FitSpace
East Gym
Want to take a fitness class or get a workout in while you are visiting for Homecoming? COME PLAY at the Rec Center at the East Gym and enjoy the newly renovated facility! FitSpace, group fitness classes, the pool and the courts are available to alumni and guests on-campus for Homecoming weekend. A complete list of activities, hours and classes are available at play.binghamton.edu.
Friday 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Last Updated: 9/26/16