Alumni, friends, students, and families are all invited to Homecoming & Family Weekend October 20-22, 2023!
Join us for family-friendly fun, food trucks, athletic events, and more. We can’t wait to see you on our beautiful campus this fall.
Some events require REGISTRATION and are noted within the schedule.
Questions? Please feel free to contact:
Schedule for the Weekend
|FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2023|
|Friday||2:30 – 4:30pm||Golf Guarantee Program Scramble||Pine Ridge Golf Course
101 W. River Road, Waterville, ME
|Friday||5:00 – 6:30pm||Athletics Hall of Fame Event||Span Commons / Summit Room||(*) Requires Registration|
|Friday||6:30 – 8:30pm||WTF? What’s This Friday? Commons Takeover||Campus Quad||Swing by the Commons for Trivia, Snacks, Crafts, and a Poll and Ping Pong Tournament.|
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023|
|Saturday||9:00am – 2:00pm||Welcome / Information Table||Commons|
|Saturday||9:00am – 1:00pm||Admissions Open House||Ayotte Area, Ayotte Auditorium||Future members of the entering class of 2024 visit campus for the first time! Registration starts at 8:00am.|
|Saturday||9:00am – 4:00pm||Craft Fair||Alfond Athletic Center||Join us for our 2nd Annual Terrier Craft Fair. With the holiday season approaching, it’s the perfect time to buy all your holiday gifts from our talented vendors. This year, give a gift with meaning made right here in the USA. Check out the nearby food trucks for lunch!|
|Saturday||9:00am – 3:00pm||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. Info available at registration. Winners announced at Family Entertainment Saturday night.|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm||Bounce House||Tent Near Turf Fields||Bounce, jump, hop, skip, and run until your heart’s content!|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm||Terrier Pride Photobooth||Tent Near Turf Fields||Be sure to drop by under the tent to get your Homecoming photo taken with your friends, family. Tommy Dog will be available for photos from 3:00 – 5:00pm.|
|Saturday||9:30am – 11:00am||Women’s Alumni Basketball Brunch||Tent Near Turf Fields||(*) Requires Registration
Gather together with former women’s basketball Terrier teammates to reminisce and enjoy a light brunch menu before heading over to watch the women’s Red and White scrimmage in the gymnasium.
|Saturday||10:00am – 12:00pm||Alumni vs. Varsity Baseball||Ayotte Area, H. Allen Ryan Field||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Saturday||10:00am – 12:00pm||Alumni vs. Varsity Softball||Campus Quad, Softball Field||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Saturday||10:30am – 1:30pm||Lunch||Dining Center or Food Truck||Food trucks are available to all while supplies last and with cost associated; cash/credit accepted.|
|Saturday||11:00am – 12:00pm||TRIO Reunion||Finance Lab, AL-116||(*) Requires Registration (Free Event)
Calling all past TRIO participants! Join us for an hour of connecting, reunioning and feuding, family style! That’s right, we’ll form teams of TRIO alumni vs. current participants and play family feud to celebrate being together again. Hope to see you there!
|Saturday||11:20am – 12:50pm||Alumni vs. Varsity Hockey||Camden Ice Vault, Augusta, ME||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Saturday||11:00am – 12:00pm||Women’s Basketball Red & White Scrimmage||Ayotte Area, Larry Mahaney Gym|
|Saturday||11:00am – 3:00pm||The Fun Zone||Campus Quad, Spann Commons Summit Room||Join us throughout the afternoon for family-friendly fun! Photo dry erase boards, giant games on the quad (marble drop, giant beach ball and chess!), face painting, pumpkin painting and DIY crafts. It’s a smorgasboard of fun!|
|Saturday||12:00 – 5:00pm||Alumni Survey||Tent Near Turf Fields||Calling all alumni! Come by the tent to take a quick survey and get a free drink token! Survey responses help us assess our graduates preparedness and success in the working world.|
|Saturday||12:00 – 8:00pm||Food Trucks||Near Turf Fields||Treat yourself to lunch or a sweet snack from one of the food trucks on campus. Food trucks are available to all while supplies last and with cost associated; cash/credit accepted.|
|Saturday||12:00 – 8:00pm||Friends of Thomas Tailgate||Tent Near Turf Fields||Good company and good times – we’ve got it all! Food trucks, cash bar and a view of the athletic games happening throughout the day and night! President Laurie Lachance M.B.A. ’92 will be stopping in to say hello, too.|
|Saturday||12:00 – 2:00pm||Alumni vs. Varsity Men’s Basketball||Ayotte Area, Larry Mahaney Gym||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Saturday||1:00 – 2:00pm||Food Pantry Dedication||The Kennel||Gather to dedication the Food Pantry in memory of its founder, Meghan Welsh ’21. Ceremony followed by light refreshments.|
|Saturday||1:00 – 3:00pm||Field Hockey vs. Wells College||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Bernatchez Field||Turf field is in use from 11:30am on.|
|Saturday||1:30pm||Dance Club Demonstration||Ayotte Auditorium||The students of the Thomas Dance Club strut their stuff to kick off a new year.|
|Saturday||2:30 – 5:30pm||Come Be a Kid Again: Creative Exploration and Expression with Bubbles McGee||Campus Quad; Lawn Behind Jeanie’s Cafe||Come be a kid again! Watch as Bubbles McGee produces magical bubble art, discover all sorts of wonderful things at the mobile museum and channel your inner artist as you add to a community piece. All ages welcome! Special thanks to the Children’s Discovery Museum and Waterville Creates! for bringing these captivating attractions to campus!|
|Saturday||3:00 – 3:30pm||Make Your Own Whoopie Pies!||Campus Quad||DIY doesn’t get any sweeter than this! Swing over to assemble your own Whoopie Pie to give you a boost for the rest of the day’s fun. Available while supplies last!|
|Saturday||2:30pm||Theater Club Demonstration||Ayotte Auditorium||Come see a brief demonstration of Thomas’ Theater Club in action!|
|Saturday||11:30am – 5:00pm||Women’s Field Hockey Tailgate||Ayotte Building, AD-205|
|Saturday||3:30 – 5:30pm||Women’s Soccer vs. Husson University||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Smith Field|
|Saturday||4:00 – 5:00pm||Class of 2013 10-Year Reunion||Tent Near Turf Fields||(*) Requires Registration (Free)
Join us under the tent to reconnect and celebrate a DECADE of being an alum!
|Saturday||5:00 – 6:00pm||CAB / Residential Life Reunion||Tent Near Turf Fields||(*) Requires Registration (Free)|
|Saturday||5:00 – 7:00pm||Buffet Dinner||Spann Student Commons, Dining Center||(*) Requires Registration (Paid Event)
Food trucks available near turf fields while supplies last! Cash/credit accepted.
|Saturday||6:00 – 7:00pm||Alumni Pub Crawl||Tent Near Turf Fields, Downtown Waterville||Join us for the Alumni Homecoming Pub Crawl! This event will kick off under the tent – near the turf fields – where you can grab some swag and your first drink of the night at the bar! While you are under the tent, we will share with you when and where you will get special discounted drinks downtown. Cheers to that!|
|Saturday||6:00 – 8:00pm||Men’s Soccer vs. Husson University||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Smith Field|
|Saturday||7:45 – 8:45pm||Family Entertainment: Radius||Ayotte Auditorium||Radius, dubbed “a cappella’s favorite boyband,” is a professional all-male a cappella group/cover band based out of Chicago, Illinois. Radius prides itself on creative and high-level performances of a cappella arrangements of songs that you’ve heard and loved on the radio – think Harry Styles, Lizzo, One Direction and more. Come join the fun and feel the groove!|
|Saturday||9:00pm||“Thomas After Dark” Late Night BINGO||Spann Student Commons, Summit Room||Whether you are a seasoned Thomas alum, a current student, or part of our extended Thomas family–maybe wondering what all the fuss is about–you owe it to yourself to experience a Thomas College Bingo! You might just win some fabulous prizes.|
|SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023|
|Sunday||9:00am||Active Minds Ceremonial Tulip Planting||TBD||Join us to plant our Yellow Tulip Project Hope Garden! Purchase and/or plant a tulip bulb as we gather to share memories and wishes of hope for our family and friends who struggle with mental health. Proceeds will purchase a plaque to dedicate the garden.|
|Sunday||9:30am||7th Annual Terrier Trot 5K Run/3K Walk||Sukeforth Family Trail System||(*) Requires Registration
Come run or walk your way through our wonderful Sukeforth Family Trail system on campus! This trot tradition is a great way to kick off a Sunday and we’d love to see you there. General registration is $20, and registration for a Thomas student or alumni is $10. Online registration will close on Saturday Oct. 21 at 5PM. Day-of registration (cash only) will be near the start line on Alumni Field starting at 8:30AM that morning.
|Sunday||9:00am – 2:30pm||Food Trucks||Near Turf Fields||Hungry?! Pop over and grab something sweet or savory as the day rolls along. Food trucks are available to all while supplies last and with cost associated; cash/credit accepted.|
|Sunday||9:00am – 2:30pm||Mocktails & Mimosa Bar||Tent Near Turf Fields||Mocktails & mimosas – oh my! Brush off Saturday’s shenanigans with a tasty make-your-own mocktail or mimosa. Choose from an array of ingredients and add some just-for-fun garnishes to make it look as good as it tastes!|
|Sunday||9:00am – 2:30pm||Bounce House||Near Turf Fields||Bounce, jump, hop, skip, and run until your heart’s content!|
|Sunday||10:00am – 11:30pm||Apple Picking||Lemieux’s Orchards – 210 Priest Hill Road, Vassalboro||Apple picking is a great fall tradition. Head on over to Lemieux’s Farm in Vassalboro and fill your bag with nature’s candy!|
|Sunday||10:30 – 11:30am||Alumni vs. Varsity Men’s Lacrosse||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Bernatchez Field||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Sunday||10:30am – 1:15pm||Sunday Brunch||Spann Student Commons, Dining Center||(*) Requires Registration (Paid Event)
Wrap up the weekend with an all you can eat brunch! Food trucks are available near the turf fields while supplies last! Cash/credit accepted.
|Sunday||11:00am – 12:00pm||Alumni vs. Varsity Women’s Soccer||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Bernatchez Field||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Sunday||12:00 – 1:00pm||Alumni vs. Women’s Field Hockey||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Bernatchez Field||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Sunday||12:30 – 2:00pm||Alumni vs. Varsity Men’s Soccer||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Bernatchez Field||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
|Sunday||1:30 – 2:30pm||Alumni vs. Varsity Women’s Lacrosse||Kennebec Savings Turf Field Complex, Bernatchez Field||(*) Requires Participant Registration (Free)|
Hungry? Here is Where You Can Grab Grub!
Near Turf Fields
|Campus Store / Dog Pound
Alfond Academic Center
|Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 2:30pm
|Saturday: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 10:30pm
|Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Spann Student Commons Dining Center
10:30am – 1:30pm
|Saturday Dinner (Pre-Register)
Spann Student Commons Dining Center
5:00pm – 7:00pm
|Sunday Brunch (Pre-Register)
Spann Student Commons Dining Center
10:30am – 1:15p
|Youth 10 & Under||$8||$12||$8|
|Children 2 & Under||Free||Free||Free|
|The Rusty Lantern: 288 W. River Rd., Waterville, ME 04901|
The convenience store/Irving gas station is just a hop/skip/jump down the road from Thomas.
Receive a 10% discount when you show your Thomas I.D.