Thursday, Oct. 17

  • 4:00 p.m. Suffolk Women's Soccer v. Lasell College

    Dilboy Stadium, Somerville


  • 5:00 p.m. – "NESAD Grads: Out in the World" Opening Reception

    NESAD Gallery, 75 Arlington Street

    5:00pm Panel discussion and open Q & A
    Alumni talk to current students about their “real world” experiences.
    6:00pm Reception

    An exhibition of alumni works organized in conjunction with Suffolk University Homecoming Weekend, October 17-20

    At New England School of Art & Design, faculty are deeply engaged with their students. The connection between students and their teachers works in both directions, and often remains long after the academic experience ends – as a professional relationship, or as a philosophical or creative influence. What a professor shares with a student, perhaps even casually, may have a lasting imprint on the life and career of that person. Sometimes the opposite occurs.

    Nurtured here, this group of alumni carries with them a passion for their chosen field, the skills to express themselves and their ideas, and the discipline to realize them. They have the all-important ability to communicate and connect with the larger world through relevant art and design. The exhibition represents all areas of study at New England School of Art & Design, including Illustration, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interior Architecture and Fine Art.

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  • 6:00 p.m. – Trivia Night for Seniors, Alumni, Faculty, and Families

    The Red Hat, 9 Bowdoin Street

    Come enjoy socializing, networking and putting your knowledge to the test with the Suffolk Community. Alumni and Suffolk seniors will square off in a battle of the wits, at the place where everyone knows your n a.m.e- The Red Hat!

  • 6:00 p.m. – Trivia Night for Underclassmen and Families

    150 Tremont Street Residence Hall, Basement

    The Student Alumni Association invites all students and their families to compete in our trivia event to win prizes and more.

  • 6:00 p.m. – Graduate Networking Receptions

    Local Venues

    Share your career advice with other professionals and graduate students. Join our networking group, make new contacts in your field, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres. Featured speaker(s) will share on their latest experiences.

    Masters in Communications Graduate Reception: Scholars
    Masters in Ethics & Public Policy Graduate Reception: Kinsale
    Masters in Government Graduate Reception: Emmets
    Masters in Public Administration Graduate Reception: 6B Lounge
    Masters in Psychology Graduate Reception: Back Deck
    Masters in Higher Education Graduate Reception:  Back Deck
  • 7:00 p.m. Suffolk Women's Volleyball v. Gordon College

    Regan Gymnasium, Ridgeway Building


Friday, Oct. 18

Check-in will be held from 12pm-7pm in the Donahue Lobby, located at 41 Temple Street.  All guests must check-in to receive required event tickets and essential Homecoming information.   

  • 7:30–9:00 a.m. – James Carroll: Honest Talk Beyond the Headlines

    Sargent Hall Function Room

    120 Tremont Street, First Floor

    Join College of Arts and Sciences Scholar-In-Residence James Carroll for a lively and compelling breakfast speaker program, in which guests will get a chance to enjoy this award-winning author and columnist who has been described by the Denver Post as “one of the most adept and versatile writers on the American scene today”.
  • 12:00 p.m. – Half-Century Luncheon

    Sargent Hall Function Room

    120 Tremont Street, First Floor

    By invitation only

    The annual Suffolk University Half Century Club Luncheon honors the 50th Reunion Classes of 1963 as well our illustrious Half Century Club members.  This luncheon gives us an opportunity to recognize our loyal alumni and celebrate your special standing in the university community.  

  • 5:30 p.m. – Homecoming Welcome Celebration

    73 Tremont Street, Lobby

    A great time to gather and network, stop by the Fall Fest reception for food and fun before heading over to C. Walsh Theater for the Friday night performance of Fall Fest. While at the reception, you can get a sneak preview of some of the hottest items in the Alternative Spring Break Auction!
  • 6:30 p.m. – Class Reunions 2003 & 2008

    Class of 2003

    Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Street

    Class of 2003, ten years ago, we watched with pride as you marched in commencement, received your diploma, and left Suffolk University to begin your next chapter.  Now, we want you to come back and tell us what you've been doing over these 10 years – to share with us who you've become, both personally and professionally – what has changed and what has remained the same. Come socialize and reconnect with fellow 2003 alumni, friends and faculty at Carrie Nation!

    Class of 2008

    Scholars, 25 School Street

    Class of 2008, can you believe it has been five years since you graduated from Suffolk? Make up for lost time with friends and classmates and celebrate this important reunion at Scholars for a cocktail networking reception.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Greek Reception

    The Red Hat, 9 Bowdoin Street

  • 7:00 p.m. – Diversity Reception for Alumni of Color, LGBTQ Alumni and Allies

    Gem, 42 Province Street

    Join us for a reception that celebrates Suffolk’s enduring commitment to nurturing a diverse community of scholars from various backgrounds, cultures, races, countries of origin, ethnicities, religions, gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Class Reunion 1983

    Hard Rock Cafe, 22–24 Clinton Street

    We had such a good time at our 30th Reunion, so we're coming back for more. The Class of 1983 reunites over dinner to share memories and show the younger classes what "reunion" is all about.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Fall Fest Variety Show

    C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street

    Students, faculty, and staff will share the stage to celebrate Suffolk spirit in this exciting musical extravaganza and fun-filled variety show. Fittingly, this year's theme is Welcome Home. Arrive on time to secure your seat at this always-popular event!

  • 9:00 p.m. – Suffolk After Dark

    Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon Street

    Having too much fun to turn in just yet? Suffolk University Senior Council and GOLD Council invite you to toast the night with them at this lively celebration!

Saturday, Oct. 19

Check-in will be held from 8am-4pm in the Donahue Lobby, located at 41 Temple Street.  All guests must check-in to receive required event tickets and essential Homecoming information.   

  • 8:00 a.m. – Welcome Breakfast

    Donahue Building, Cafeteria

    41 Temple Street

    Start the day with friends before returning to the classroom. Continental breakfast will be served.
  • 9:00 a.m. – Boston-Area Walking Tours

    Donahue Building, Cafeteria

    You can take the History Department's tour and walk in the footsteps of the founding fathers or experience Suffolk's past, present, and future on a campus tour sponsored by the Moakley Archive and Institute.

  • 9:00 a.m. – Journey Leadership Regatta

    Boston Sailing Center, 54 Lewis Wharf

    by invitation only

  • 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. – Back to the Classroom

    Donahue Building, Classrooms

    The following topics will be offered at 9:00 am and repeat at 10:30 am:

    The Mystic River: A Natural and Human History

    with Richard H. Beinecke

    The Mystic River is the best undiscovered resource in Massachusetts. Based on his new book, "The Mystic River A Natural & Human History" (available for purchase at the event), join Professor Richard Beinecke who will give you a historical tour of the communities from Winchester to Chelsea filled with lots of interesting facts and events and suggestions on how to access the many recreational opportunities on and near the river.


    The Beatles:  Here, There and Everywhere

    with David Gallant

    This session will investigate the impact and legacy of the Beatles. The Fab Four deserve our scholarly attention as musical innovators and as cultural avatars of the 1960s, an era that still exerts influence today. We will examine the many ways in which the Beatles rocked the establishment and became defining figures in post-war youth culture.


    The Simple Dos and Don’ts of Starting A Business

    with George Moker

    If you're a small business owner, or want to start a new venture, the odds are, well, against you. However, a few simple techniques can help make the challenges of starting or growing a business easier to understand and execute. This session will focus on topics such as business organization, profit-drivers, company culture, financial discipline, and grow strategies. After completing this course, you should have a clearer understanding of start-ups and small business.

    At 10:30am only: How to be an Enlightened and Responsible Theatre Critic in just Ninety Minutes with Wes Savick

    This crash course is designed to refresh alumni memories of the durable, intelligent and illuminating use of Aristotle's 'Poetics' in 21st century theater-going

  • 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. – Alternative Spring Break Silent Auction

    Donahue Building, Lobby

    Support Suffolk's Alternative Break programs by bidding on incredible items donated by local restaurants and businesses.  This auction will help our students who travel throughout the country and around the world to build homes, mentor youths, protect natural resources and spaces, and promote equality and freedom for their fellow citizens.

  • 10:00 a.m. – Career Focus Session—Rewriting the Game: Making the Job Market Work for You

    Donahue Building, Cafeteria

    10:00-11:15 am

    Panel Discussion featuring alumni stories, strategies, and cautionary tales about finding your niche, making a change, and advancing your career.

    Beverly Flaxington, MBA ’83 – principal of The Collaborative Rick Lapointe, Accounting ’98 – Vice President of American Personnel/AccountSource Joseph Coliflores, BA ’11, Current Northeastern Graduate Student Moderator: Paul Tanklefsky, Director of the Career Development Center

    11:15 am-12:30 pm

    Career Services staff will be available to alumni, families, and students for resume review, career/job search questions and interview prep.
  • 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Admissions Information Sessions

    Welcome Center, 73 Tremont St, Boston

    Information Sessions give you the opportunity to learn more about Suffolk University in a group setting. We will provide you with valuable information concerning admission, financial aid, retention and job placement. A tour of the campus is included.

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm PAO Family Brunch

    Donahue 4th Floor Lounge

     Performing Arts students past, present and future and their families are welcomed to join us for brunch before the Fall Fest matinee performance. Learn about the office, it's mission, history and plans for the future and have a hearty meal

  • 12:00 p.m. – Luncheon Program—Then and Now: The Evolution of Our University

    Sargent Hall Function Room

    120 Tremont Street, First Floor

    $10 per person

    President James McCarthy and History Department Chair Bob Allison will lead a lively discussion on Suffolk's 100-plus-year past, current achievements, and exciting future.

  • 12:30 p.m. – Journey Reception

    Boston Sailing Center, 54 Lewis Wharf

    Back on dry land join with Journey students, families and alumni as we recognize and celebrate Suffolk leadership

  • 2:00pm Suffolk Men's Soccer Vs. Mt. Ida College

    Dilboy Stadium, Somerville 

  • 2:00pm Women's Volleyball at Lasell College

    Staake Gymnasium, Babson College 

  • 2:30 p.m. – Fall Fest Variety Show

    C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street

    Students, faculty and staff share the stage to celebrate Suffolk spirit in this exciting musical extravaganza and fun-filled variety show. This year's theme is fittingly "Welcome Home." Please arrive promptly to secure your seats at this popular event. (Free tickets do not guarantee seating.)

  • 4:00 p.m. – Suffolk's Global Community: Study Abroad/International Education Info Session and Alumni Reception

    Sargent Hall, Room 295 and First Floor Atrium 

    With a campus in Madrid, 110 countries represented on our campus, and ample education abroad opportunities, Suffolk is an international university. Please join us for a discussion on the personal and professional impact of Suffolk’s international initiatives and programs. This presentation will include international students, returned education abroad participants, visiting scholars, and faculty. Light refreshments and reception to follow.
  • 5:30 p.m. – SUMMA Reception

    New England Aquarium, Harbor Terrace Tent

    One Central Wharf, Boston

    By invitation only 

  • 7:00–10:00 p.m. – Suffolk Makes a Splash

    New England Aquarium

    One Central Wharf, Boston

    $40 per adult, $25 per student, $10 for children under 12

    Please join us for a special Suffolk Night at the New England Aquarium. Immerse yourself in a world of water at this fun-filled, newly renovated venue on the Boston Harbor. Enjoy a festive evening complete with a strolling dinner and access to many exciting aquatic exhibits, including the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank! Please note that the New England Aquarium is within walking distance from campus, but can also be accessed by taxi, MBTA ( Aquarium stop on the Blue Line) or car (cash parking is available in the area).

Sunday, Oct. 20

  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00am – S.O.U.L.S. Stampede Fun Run

    8:30 a.m. Registration
    9:00 a.m. Kids' 1K run
    9:30 a.m. 5k Run

    Light refreshments and a fun athletic activity offered by Knucklebones. T-shirts will be provided for the first 100 entrees. Sizes are not guaranteed.

    Location: The softball field in the Boston Common, located on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street.

    5K 1st place:  Kindle Fire
    5K 2nd place: iPod Shuffle and $20 iTunes gift card
    5K 3rd place: iPod Shuffle

    $10 minimum donation for single runner or $25 for families

    A longtime neighbor of Suffolk University, the Eliot K–8 Innovation School commemorates its 300th anniversary this year. To celebrate, Suffolk will sponsor a 5k Fun Run (1k for kids) around Boston Common. Proceeds from the run will contribute to meeting some of the Eliot School's ongoing supply needs.

  • 10:00 a.m. – Homecoming Farewell Brunch

    Sawyer Building, Lounge

    8 Ashburton Place

    $10 per person

    Say "until next time" over brunch while sampling performances and visual art from various campus groups.

  • 11:30 a.m. – Boston Duck Tour

    Robert Gould Shaw Memorial (across from the State House)

    24 Beacon Street

    $25 per person

    Take a famous Boston Duck Tour through the city on an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. As the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, one of the legendary ConDUCKtors will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about this unique and wonderful city. And just when you think you've seen it all, it’s time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else. For more information about the Duck Tours, please visit
  • 12:00 p.m. Flag Football: Suffolk V. Emerson

    Boston Common

    What's Homecoming without a big football game? In a battle for the ages, these storied (and undefeated) rivals will battle it out for ultimate Boston Common bragging rights. 

Event schedule, locations, and times subject to change. All events are complimentary unless otherwise noted.

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