Campus Life

 

Homecoming & Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 18, 2013

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction
– Spann Commons, Hall of Fame
Congratulate Thomas College’s Hall of Fame inductees: Edgar Guzman ’89, Rodrigo Guzman ’89, and Jasmine Carey ’05 at our Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. We will also recognize the ’88 Men’s Soccer Team for their outstanding accomplishments, as well as Joe DeRoche ’88 for his induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Sponsored by Alumni & Career Services. *Fee – registration required.  

7:00 p.m.
Thomas Players Theater Performance – Ayotte Auditorium
Thomas students take to the stage in this fall’s performance of “Check Please.”

8:00 p.m.
Open Mic Followed by WTF? (What’s this Friday?) – Spann Commons 
Join us for the Open Mic event, where you will be amazed by students’ vocal and musical skills – and bring your own talents to the microphone!    

Saturday, October 19, 2013

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Homecoming & Family Weekend Registration – Spann Commons
Check in for Homecoming & Family Weekend and receive your meal and event tickets, a schedule of events, and a campus map.  

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt – Campus wide
Students and families, test your knowledge about the history of Thomas. This trivia contest will send you on a walking tour of campus for a chance to win Terrier Bucks.  Limited to current Thomas students. Information available at registration. Winners will be announced at the Family Entertainment on Saturday night.   

9:00 a.m. (Open all day)
College Campus Store – Spann Commons
Visit the Thomas College Campus Store and receive 10% off all Thomas College gear.   

9:00 a.m.  (Open all day)
The Dog Pound – Spann Commons
Visit the Dog Pound and receive 10% off all food, including pizza, sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee.    

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fireside Chat with President Laurie Lachance – Spann Commons Fireplace
President Lachance will speak with alumni, family, and friends to share her vision for the upcoming year.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Alumni* vs. Student Baseball – H. Allen Ryan Field 
Alumni and current student-athletes will battle in the 3rd Annual Alumni Baseball Game.  

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Campus Tours – Spann Commons BerryDunn Student Senate Room
Thomas College Student Ambassadors will provide campus walking tours at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.   

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Novelty Activities – Spann Commons Oak Room
Create personalized mementos to commemorate the weekend with your student and family. Sponsored by Student Affairs.  

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thomas College vs. Simmons College – Field Hockey – Turf Field – Red
Support your Lady Terriers in this competitive conference match! 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Demonstrations – Welcome Center
Meet at the Welcome Center for learning and fun with some of our dynamic professors.   

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend Luncheon – Outdoor Tent
Join alumni, family, friends, and students under the tent for gourmet sandwiches, chili, and dessert. *Fee for all except resident students – registration required.   

1:00 p.m.
Thomas Players Theater Performance – Ayotte Auditorium
Thomas students take to the stage in this fall’s performance of “Check Please.”

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thomas College vs. Husson University – Women’s Soccer – Turf Field – Black 
Support your Lady Terriers in this competitive conference match!  

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Common Read Book Discussion – Spann Commons Fireplace 
Discuss The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore, the common read assigned to all first-year Thomas students. Students, families, and alums are welcome to attend this facilitated discussion.   

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Bake is Better than our Bite! – Near Tent – Outside Spann Commons Campus
Activities Board hosts a Terrier cookie decorating contest. All are welcome!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Alumni* vs. Student Softball – Softball Field
Alumnae compete against this year’s team in the 3rd Annual Alumnae Softball Game.  

3:00 p.m.
Dance Club Demonstration – Ayotte Auditorium
The Thomas Dance Club performs their annual Homecoming & Family Weekend performance.  

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Husson University – Turf Field – Black
Support your Terriers in this competitive conference match!  

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Mike Piazza’s Flying High Frisbee Dogs – Near tent – Outside Spann Commons
Watch these world-renowned canines perform jaw-dropping acrobatics!  

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend Buffet Dinner – Spann Commons Dining Center
*Fee for all except resident students – registration required.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Family Entertainment: Project Dynamite – Ayotte Auditorium
Best described as Saturday Night Live meets Cirque du Soleil. Sponsored by Student Affairs. *No fee, but due to limited seating, registration and tickets are required.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend Reception – Outdoor Tent
All alumni, families, and students are invited to a reception featuring a nationally recognized guest speaker. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Sponsored by Alumni & Career Services. *No fee – but RSVP appreciated.

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend Party – Outdoor Tent
Alumni, families, and students gather under the tent for our 3rd Annual Thomas Homecoming Party for music and dancing! Enjoy a live band, cash bar, and snacks. Sponsored by Alumni & Career Services. *No fee – but RSVP appreciated.

8:35 p.m.
Annual Fireworks Display
Don’t miss the exciting announcement just before the fireworks begin! Sponsored by Alumni & Career Services.

9:00 p.m.
Thomas After Dark Family Fun BINGO – Spann Commons Oak Room
Families, students, and alums are welcome to participate in our popular BINGO games.  Prizes will be awarded! Sponsored by Student Affairs.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

9:00 a.m. (Open all day)
College Campus Store – Spann Commons
Visit the Thomas College Campus Store and receive 10% off all Thomas College gear. 

9:00 a.m. (Open all day)
The Dog Pound – Spann Commons
Visit the Dog Pound and receive 10% off all food, including pizza, sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee.

9:30 a.m.
3rd Annual Terrier Trot 5k Run/Jog/Walk – Larry Mahaney Gym
Join the Thomas College community for our popular 5K race! All proceeds support Thomas Athletic programs. Preregister online to get a t-shirt and gift bag. Day of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race kicks-off at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Alumni & Career Services. *Fee – registration required.  

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Alumni* vs. Student Men’s Lacrosse – Turf Field – Black
Alumni take the field against today’s Terriers in the 1st Alumni Men’s Lacrosse Game. Join us for a complimentary brunch in the Spann Commons Oak Room following the game.  

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Family Bowling – Sparetime Recreation
Families, students, and alumni are invited to a morning of bowling. Sponsored by Student Affairs. *No fee, but registration required.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Alumni* vs. Student Men’s and Women’s Soccer – Turf Field – Black
Alumni women and men challenge current student-athletes in 30-minute matches and then go head-to-head in a co-ed match. Following the games, join us for a complimentary brunch in the Spann Commons Oak Room.    

11:00 a.m. - Women
11:30 a.m. - Men
12:00 p.m. - Co-ed    

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend Brunch – Spann Commons Dining Center
Celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend at the annual complimentary brunch. *No fee, but registration required.  

*Alumni Athletic Games —*An electronic invitation will also be sent to alumni whose email addresses are on file. If you have not received an email invitation by September 15 and would like to register to play, please contact Cathy Dumont, Director of Alumni Relations, via email at dumontc@thomas.edu or call (207) 859-1167.

Note: Alumni Basketball and Ice Hockey games against current students will be held on Saturday, November 9. Details will follow at a later date.




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