UMass Amherst Homecoming Festival Announces Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 30

2 p.m. Faculty Procession to Convocation
From Memorial Hall to Stockbridge Hall, Bowker Auditorium

2:30 p.m. Convocation With Chancellor''s Medal Recipients Bowker Auditorium

4 p.m. Convocation Reception Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

4 p.m. Arboretum Homecoming Lecture Campus Center, room 101 Call Jack Ahern for more info, 413/545-6632

Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews University Gallery Fine Arts Center Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 11am to 4:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 413/545-3670

Friday, Oct.1

8-11:00 a.m. Tree Planting at the Clark Memorial William S. Clark Memorial Call Mike Davidsohn for more info, 413/545-0969

8:30 a.m.-Noon Second Annual Eat and Run Mini-conference sponsored by Center for Nutrition in Sports and Human Performance/SPHHS Lederle Graduate Research Tower, Room 1634 No charge. Call Cindy Hardy for more info, 413/545-1669

9 a.m.-Noon Stockbridge Field Day Stockbridge students participate in plant health care demo taught by Bartlett Tree Expert Company In Oak Grove east of Alumni Stadium Call 413/545-2222 for more info.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Plant Sale Tree seedlings and bags of maroon and white daffodils and tulips Campus Center Concourse and Library Lawn Call Marc Fournier for more info, 413/545-4386

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Medical and Dental Alumni Reunion Luncheon with Students

11:30-1:30 p.m. Biomedical Research at UMass - Faculty Presentations

1:30-3:30 p.m. Campus Center, Top of the Campus
Call Becky McNiven for more info, 413/545-0974

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Big Lunch-lunch available to purchase with free ice cream sundaes for dessert! Sponsored by the UMass Alumni Association and University Food Services Join WHMP-FM for music, prizes, and lots of fun. Students can use their meal cards Library Lawn

1:30-5 p.m. Chemistry Department Bioanalytical Initiative Program TBA Call Kathy Tobiassen for more info, 413/545-2291

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Campus Tree Tours led by LARP Graduate Students Starts from plant sale table located at The Big Lunch Call Jack Ahern for more info, 413/545-6632

2 p.m. W.E.B. Du Bois Library Tour Starts at the lobby of the Library

2-3:30 p.m. Hillel & Judaic Studies Open House Great opportunity to get an update on the growth of the Jewish life on campus! At Hillel House (388 N. Pleasant St.) Call 413/549-1710 for more information

2-4 p.m. Engineering Entrepreneur Forum Gunness Engineering Student Center Chance to meet with alumni, students and faculty Call Karen Skolfield for more info, 413/545-6392

2-4 p.m. Computer Science Reunion and New Building Tour Lederle Graduate Research Center (lowrise), Room A217. Call Marla Michel for info, 413/545-3651

4-6 p.m. BDIC Alumni Reunion Reception Campus Center

5:30-7:30 p.m. 125th Anniversary of the UMass Alumni Association Dinner Celebration Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the UMass hot air balloon Library Lawn By Invitation Only

6 p.m. Shabbat Services led by students

7:15 p.m. Gourmet Kosher Dinner Call Margie
at Hillel for dinner prices and to RSVP; 413/549-1710

6:30 p.m. BDIC Alumni Reunion Dinner Campus Center

8 p.m. 25th Annual Multibands Pops Fine Arts Center Call Box Office for Tickets, 413/545-2511 Tickets are $18 General Admission, $25 Reserved seating $12 UMass student, children and elders

10 p.m. Alumni Band Reception Student Union Ballroom

Saturday, Oct. 2

8:30 a.m. Alumni Band Breakfast Student Union Ballroom

9 a.m.-1 p.m. School of Nursing Alumni Reunion and Awards Program Lord Jeffery Inn Call Hope O''Shaughnessy for more info, 413/545-1766

9-10:30 a.m. Chancellor''s Breakfast for Chancellor''s Council and Clark Society Members Chancellor''s House at Hillside By Invitation Only

9:3 0 a.m. BDIC Alumni Reunion Continental Breakfast 608 Goodell

10-11:45 a.m. Homecoming Park Sponsored by the Alumni Relations Office and Athletics Dept. Celebration includes games, music, food, fair-like atmosphere with special celebrations for Class of ''74 Reunion BDIC Reunion College of Engineering Alumni Association Young Alumni Tent for Classes of ''84, ''89, ''94, ''98 Minutemanics Varsity M Club

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stevenson W. Fletcher, III Sitting Garden Dedication and Reception Sponsored by Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Administration Department North Side of Flint Laboratory. RSVP by September 24th by calling 413/545-2535

10:30 a.m. UMass Homecoming Festival Parade Visitors Center to Alumni Stadium 12p.m. UMass vs. Hofstra Football Game Alumni Stadium For ticket info, call (413) 545-0810 Tickets: $10 General Admission, $12 Reserved, $6 Children under 18

12:30-2:30 p.m. Stockbridge Alumni Reunion Hadley Farm

7 p.m.-1 a.m. CASINO Night
Sponsored by the Office of ALANA Affairs Campus Center Auditorium

8 p.m. Piano Series, concert #1 Chopin in Paris Nigel Coxe, pianist Bezanson Recital Hall Call Box Office for Tickets, 413/545-2511 Tickets are $8 General Admission, $4 UMass student, children and elders.