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Get Back to Where You Belong!

September 26-28, 2014

Alumni, families, students and friends of New England College, get back to where you belong! All are invited to join in the celebration as we welcome families and alumni back to Henniker. Join us to hear about the future of NEC, honor the athletic hall of famers, cheer on the Pilgrims at Melander Field and much, much more. Capture and share your fun on Facebook & Twitter at #GetBackNEC

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Celebrating class years ending in 4 and 9

Friday, September 26, 2014

Currier Alumni Center Open House
Noon-5 pm | Currier Alumni Center (Train station)
Alumni and families, come by and visit your alumni center.  Check in for the weekend, pick up your name tags, meal tickets and reunion gift and check out the photo gallery and yearbooks. Sign the visitor’s board and see who else is planning to attend the festivities.

Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony
5:30 pm | Mainstage Theatre in the Science Building
Join us as we recognize current students who are inducted into the Alpha Chi honor society for their academic excellence.

Doctor of Education Alumni Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | New England Room in the Danforth Library

Welcome Reception
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | On the Administration Porch
Join NEC Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Families, and Friends for appetizers and a cash beer and wine bar.
Pre-registration is appreciated.

Open Mic Night
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Charter Coffeehouse
Students, alumni, family members and friends are all welcome to share their talent or sit back and be entertained.  You could recite poetry, play your instrument, sing, read a monologue, do stand-up comedy or ????  This is a free event.  Food and beverages will be available.

An Evening of NEC Excellence Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Simon Center Great Room
Join us as we honor the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and Alumni Award recipients. $35 per person include a delicious buffet dinner including a beef carving station and the awards program.  Cash bar.
Pre-registration and payment required.

The Pub is Open
8:30 pm – midnight

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
8:00 am | Don Melander Field

NEC Vision for the Future Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 am | Simon Center Great Room
Alumni and families please join President Perkins, NEC staff and faculty for breakfast and snapshot of all the exciting happenings at NEC.

Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game
9:30 am | Don Melander Field

Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association
10:30 am | Under the Tent

Family & Student Brunch
11:00 am-1:00 pm | Gilmore Dining Hall
A variety of breakfast and lunch items will be served buffet style. Students use their meal plan; families pay $10 per person. Preregistration and payment is required.

First Year Family Reception
11:00 am – Noon | Charter Coffeehouse
Join peer leaders, first year students, parents, and faculty for a traditional fall snack of cider and donuts at what we hope will become an NEC tradition welcoming first year students and families. Preregistration appreciated.

Tailgate Under the Tent
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Meet your friends and classmates under the tent near Melander Field to enjoy the athletic games, food and fun. For lunch make your own sandwich with hand-carved meats, cheese and toppings, add a cup of chowdah or soup and for those 21+, a cash beer and wine garden. $12 pp, pre-registration and payment is required.  Children under 3 eat free.

Golden Pilgrim Luncheon
Noon – 1:30 pm | Sayce Lounge
Celebrating those alums graduating 50+ years ago with special presentations for the 50th Reunion class of 1964

Women’s Field Hockey
12:00 pm | Don Melander Field
Pilgrims vs Colby-Sawyer, free stadium cups

Art Gallery Reception
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  | NEC Art Gallery
Exhibition TBD

Paintball
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Laurie Cox Memorial Field

Rugby | Lions vs. Keene State
Alumni game to follow

1:00 pm | The Pitch on Old Concord Road
Free NEC cow bells!

East Hall Renovation Tours
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Why the Liberal Arts Matter
2:00 pm | CEI 102
Fran Chelland

Farmer’s Market
2:00 – 5:00 pm | Simon Lawn

Men’s Soccer | Pilgrims vs Colby-Sawyer
2:30 pm | Don Melander Field
Free NEC foam fingers!

Women’s Soccer | Pilgrims vs Colby-Sawyer
5:00 pm | Don Melander Field

Greek Night in the Pub
7:00 pm – Midnight

All class reunion celebration
Featuring Casual 6

8:00 pm – midnight | Under the Tent
$20 per person, pre-registration and payment required.

SEC Presents
9:00 pm | Simon Center Great Room
Student Entertainment Committee Presents: Hypnotist chrisjones
Students and families are invited for an evening filled with fun and frivolity. Sponsored by the Student Entertainment Committee.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cross Country Team Covered Bridge 5K
10:00 am

Field Hockey Alumnae Game
11:00 am | Don Melander Field

Sunday Brunch
11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Gilmore Dining Hall
Alumni and families are invited to join current students for a traditional and hearty brunch. Pay at the door, cash or credit cards accepted.