Homecoming & Family Weekend Schedule
Friday, October 12
6:00-8:00 – Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction (Spann Commons)
Join us in celebrating Thomas College’s newest Hall of Fame inductees: Kristin Nielsen Mollison '91, Sherri Sawyer O'Donnell '92, Chad Boyd '00, and James Cardaci '03. Enjoy cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner before their plaques are unveiled. *Fee - registration required.
7:00 – Thomas Players Theater Performance (Ayotte Auditorium)Thomas students take the stage in this fall's performance.
9:00 – Open Mic Followed by WTF? (What's this Friday?) Spann Commons)
Come to the Music Club's Open Mic event, where you will be amazed by students' vocal and musical skills - and bring your own talents to the microphone! Stick around for game night and get your competitive mojo working.
Saturday, October 13
9:00 – Noon – Registration (Spann Commons)
Get your itinerary, meal and event tickets, and campus map for the weekend.
9:00-3:00 – Scavenger Hunt (Campus wide)
Students and families, how much do you know about Thomas? This trivia contest will send you on a walking tour of campus for a chance to win Campus Store gift certificates. Limited to current Thomas students and their families. Info available at Registration. Winners announced at AudioBody event Saturday night.
9:00-5:00 – Campus Store Open (Spann Commons)
Check out the new Campus Store and get a discount on clothing and gifts!
10:00-3:00 – Alfond Athletic Center Open
10:00-3:00 – Campus Tours (Welcome Center)
Our friendly Student Ambassadors take you on a campus walking tour that includes new facilities and spaces. Tours offered every half hour from 10 to noon, then every hour from noon ‘til 3:00.
10:00 – Thomas Trails Open
Stretch your legs and take in the scenery! Our wooded walking trail takes you along the Kennebec River.
10:00-4:00 – Novelty Activities (Spann Commons Function Room)
Create free, personalized mementos to commemorate the weekend with your student and family.
11:00-1:00 – Alumni Coed Basketball Game (Mahaney Gym)
Alumni men and women, lace up your sneakers for a fun-filled competition.
11:00-1:00 – Faculty Demonstrations (Davis Science Lab)
Come one, come all for learning and fun with some of our dynamic professors.
11:30-1:30 – Lunch (Outdoor Tent on Ayotte Lawn) *Fee – registration required for all except resident students.
Time to eat! On the menu: gourmet sandwiches, chili, and soups – perfect fare for a fall day.
1:00-3:00 – Alumni vs. student softball (Softball field)
Alumnae, face off against today’s Lady Terriers for a trip around the bases. Families, root for your Thomas student as they show former players how it’s done.
1:00-3:00 – Varsity Men’s Soccer vs. the University of Maine Presque Isle (Turf field)
1:00 – Thomas Players Performance (Ayotte Auditorium)
Join the Thomas players for the matinee of their fall performance.
1:30 – 3:00 – Baking Demo with Janet (Spann Commons)
Join Sodexo baker Janet Wilkie for a baking demo, treats, and her secret recipe.
2:30-3:00 – Common Read Book Discussion (Spann Commons)
Discuss Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the common read assigned to all first-year Thomas students. Students, families and friends welcome to this facilitated discussion!
2:00-4:00 – Alumni vs. Student Baseball (H. Allen Ryan Field)
Alumni swing for the fences against today’s Terriers. Cheer for your favorite players!
3:00-5:00 – Varsity Women’s Soccer vs. the University of Maine Presque Isle (Turf field)
3:00 – Dance Club Demonstration (Ayotte Auditorium)
The Thomas Dance Club strut their stuff to kick off a new year.
4:30 - International Reception (Hall of Flags)
Join us in the Hall of Flags for a reception before the President's address.
5:30 – Address with New President Laurie Lachance MBA ’92 (Ayotte Auditorium and Lobby)
If you weren’t able to attend her September inauguration, don’t miss President Laurie Lachance MBA ’92 this weekend! Learn about Laurie, Thomas today, and her vision for the future. Then join us for an informal wine and cheese reception.
5:00-7:00 – Buffet Dinner (Spann Commons Dining Center) *Fee – registration required for all except resident students.
5:30-7:30 – Betty-Jane Meader Retirement Party (Spann Commons Function Room.) * No fee, but due to limited space and a high expected turnout, RSVP required.
Beloved Thomas instructor Betty-Jane Meader is retiring after 41 remarkable years. See Betty-Jane, visit with classmates and faculty, and share memories as we commend her service to students and wish her well. Hors d’ouevres, desserts, and coffee will be served. Cash bar available.
7:00 – Family Entertainment: AudioBody (Ayotte Auditorium) *No fee, but due to limited seating, registration and tickets are required for all.
"Blue Man Group Meets the Smothers Brothers,” Join AudioBody on a haphazard adventure of sibling rivalry, technological mishaps, relentless comedy, full-body contortion, juggling, LED light shows, and upbeat music!
7:30-8:00 – Alumni Reunion Gathering (Outdoor tent) *No fee, but RSVP appreciated.
Alumni, get your evening started with the classes of 2002, 1987, and 1962, who will celebrate their respective 10th, 25th, and 50th reunion years – then stay for the party! Awards and recognition for various categories, including the most attendees. Want to help gather your classmates? Contact Cathy Dumont at email@example.com or (207) 859-1167.
8:00-11:00 – Alumni Homecoming Party (Outdoor tent) *No fee, but RSVP appreciated.
All are welcome for a cool night of hot music and dancing under the tent! A live band, cash bar, and complimentary snacks are provided as you dance the night away with friends, families, faculty, and staff. And yes, that’s right: Dr. Nelson Madore will attend again this year!
8:30 - FIREWORKS!
9:00 – Thomas After Dark Family Fun BINGO (Spann Commons)
Students and famalies, try your hand at BINGO for a chance to win fantastic prizes!
Sunday, October 14
8:00 – 10:00 – Second Annual Terrier Trot 5k Run/Jog/Walk (Larry Mahaney Gym) *Fee – registration required
On your mark, get set…GO! Proceeds support Thomas athletic programs. Pre-registration recommended by going online or by downloading a registration form. T-shirt and goody bag provided to all pre-registrants. Race day registration begins at 8:00 with the race kicking off at 8:30. Visit the RunReg site to register.
9:30 – 2:00 – Campus Store Open (Spann Commons)
10:00 – 12:00 – Family Bowling(Sparetime Recreation) *No fee, but registration required
Show off your putting skills and enjoy family time with your student.
10:00 – 3:00 – Alfond Athletic Center open
11:00 – Thomas Trail open
11:00 – 1:30 – Family Brunch (Spann Commons Dining Center) *No fee, but registration required for all except resident students.
Families, wrap up the weekend with your student over a complimentary brunch.
11:00 – 12:30 – Alumni vs. Student Men’s and Women’s Soccer (Turf field - Black)
Alumni women and men challenge their current student counterparts in 30-minute matches on the new turf fields (women’s game at 11:00; men’s at 11:30.) Then alums go head to head in a friendly coed match that begins at noon.
12:30 – Alumni vs. Student Soccer Awards, Social, and BBQ (Turf fields) *No fee, but registration required for all except student soccer players.
Alumni, student soccer players, and their families are welcome as we recognize soccer match winners and celebrate the new turf fields over a BBQ lunch.