Fall Festival | Alumni and Family Weekend 2023 | New England College

Fall Festival | Alumni and Family Weekend 2023

September 29, 2023 - October 01, 2023
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Save the Date

Fall Festival is our annual Alumni and Family Weekend that brings NEC alumni, families, and friends back to campus for a variety of family-friendly programs and events centered around celebrating all that makes NEC home to so many—reminiscing, reconnecting, and being together on campus.

This year’s Fall Festival will feature the inauguration of NEC’s 16th president, Dr. Wayne F. Lesperance Jr.


Register for the full weekend or individual events.


Fall Festival Schedule of Events

Friday, September 29
Fall Golf Classic
7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Pembroke Pines Golf Course

Fall Festival Registration
4:00–6:00 p.m., Simon Center Lobby

Alumni Awards
5:15–6:00 p.m., Rosamond Page Putnam Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m., Gilmore Dining Hall

NEC All Stars Band
9:00 p.m. –12:00 a.m., Tortington Arms Pub in the Simon Center

Saturday, September 30
Fall Festival Registration
8:00 a.m., Simon Center Lobby

Golden Pilgrims Breakfast
9:00–10:30 a.m., John Lyons Center

Engineering Alumni Reunion
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., John Lyons Center

Alumni Beer Tent (cash bar/food)
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Laurie Cox Memorial Field Rugby Pitch

Athletics Award and Luncheon (invitation only)
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Simon Center Great Room

Fraternity Alumni Reunion
12:00–1:00 p.m., John Lyons Center

Lou Pakula ’85 Alumni Lacrosse Game
1:00–2:00 p.m., Lacrosse Field

Women’s Field Hockey Game
1:00 p.m., Don Melander Field

Women’s Volleyball Game
2:00 p.m., Bridges Gym

Campus-wide Luncheon (pay at the door
11:00–2:00 p.m., Simon Green

Inauguration Ceremony
3:00–4:00 p.m., Putnam Center for the Performing Arts
Live Streaming available in the Lyons Center Lobby

Campus-wide Dinner (payment TBD)
5:00–8:00 p.m., Simon Green

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Cocktail
5:00–6:00 p.m., Simon Center, Great Room

Class of 1978 45th Reunion Cocktail
5:00–6:00 p.m., The New England Room in the H. Raymond Danforth Library

Changes in Latitudes, Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, sponsored by Pats Peak (cash bar)
6:15–8:15 p.m., Simon Green Bandstand
Open to Henniker Community

8:15 p.m., Simon Green Lawn

Arundel Alumni Reunion (cash bar)
8:30–9:30 p.m., Tortington Arms Pub in the Simon Center

NEC All Star Band (cash bar)
9:30 p.m. –12:00 a.m., Tortington Arms Pub in the Simon Center

Sunday, October 1
Campus-wide Harvest Brunch (pay at the door)
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Gilmore Dining Hall

Schedule of events as of June 28, 2023. Event times and locations are subject to change.


Additional Information

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