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Hi Class of 1974 Classmates!

The 50th Reunion Committee is pleased to present you with a tentative schedule of activities for our BIG CHILL weekend, June 7-9, 2024.  The committee has been working behind the scenes already with our Assumption Reunion liaison, Melanie Demarais, to put together a fun weekend, and we have been contacting classmates by email or phone to drum up enthusiasm. It seems the enthusiasm is already there—most of the people we have contacted are eager to come to 500 Salisbury Street in June. Admittedly, our phone calls and email exchanges are lengthy—because there is so much to catch up on and so many memories keep flooding back into our discussions. Just imagine how rewarding it will be when we are together in person!

So, take a look at the tentative schedule below, with events exclusive to the Class of 1974 marked in blue. You will shortly receive a communication from the Reunion Committee about our class gift to establish a Class of 1974 Memorial Scholarship, and in April you will receive registration information to reserve dorm housing ($75 per person for 2 nights) and for the Gala dinner on Saturday night, June 8 ($65 per person). Looking for Hotel accommodations in Worcester? Room blocks have been booked at various hotels downtown. See Hotel Room Blocks below.

If you have any questions about the reunion, please contact any of the committee members listed below or our class liaison Melanie Demarais (demarais@assumption.edu).

REUNION INFORMATION

  • Name

    Email

    Bob Lewis

    Bob.lewis52@gmail.com

    Jim Tower

    towgrp@aol.com

    Camille Verdesca Fricka

    cvmassol@gmail.com

    Bruce Eells

    breells@aol.com

    David Earls

    Dearls@wcu.com

    Diane Caron

    Dianecaron1952@gmail.com

    Jim Willis

    Fhillsdoc@aol.com

    Joanne Rinkus

    Rinkanne.jr@gmail.com

    Patty Barnes Vuylsteke

    pvuylsteke@yahoo.com

    Paul Surette

    tsurette@aol.com

    Thomas Walsh

    thomaswalshmd@gmail.com

    Tim Foley

    timfoley@remax.net

  • Friday

    8am: Tee off Athletics Golf Tournament

    Please click HERE to register for the golf tournament through athletics.

    11am: Registration opens!

    Find the Alumni team in Tsotsis Lobby to check in for the weekend!

    5:30pm: Woo Sox game ($25 pp)

    Join us at Polar Park for a Worcester Red Sox baseball game with a reception beginning at 5:30pm at the Hanover Deck. Price includes game ticket, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. Game begins at 6:45. This event is family-friendly, so please feel free to register additional guests or children!

    5:30pm: Class of 1974 Big Chill Party (Free)50th Class Only

                The Class of 1974 will be having a meet up in Pierre’s Pub for any folks arriving on Friday. Come enjoy a beer or two and a bite to eat, check out the new pub, and reminisce with classmates. Entry is free, there will be a cash bar.

    9pm: Welcome party at the pub! ($10 pp)

    All are welcome in the new pub for a fun gathering with food, drinks, and DJ entertainment. Ticket includes food. Cash bar will be available.

    Saturday

    8am: Fuel America Pop-Up in the pub – grab coffee and pastries!

    8am – 12pm: Plourde Rec Center Open

    Head to the Plourde to access our fitness facilities, including the gym, track, & workout room. Note: the pool will not be open due to repairs.

    9am: Registration opens in Tsotsis Lobby – stop by anytime on Saturday to check-in.

    10am: Worcester Art Museum Tour

    Dr. Paul Mahon, will be giving a guided tour at the museum. This event is free to attend. You will need to provide your own transportation to the museum.

    10am: Interactive campus tour with Faculty, Staff, and Students

    Join admissions staff and current students on an interactive campus tour, filled with Assumption trivia, scavenger hunt clues, and maybe even a few prizes!

    11am: Campus Tour with Admissions

    Join a tour for prospective students with our admissions staff and student ambassadors to see first-hand what has changed on campus and learn more about the AU admissions process. Begins in Admissions house with a presentation designed for prospective families. Feel free to share your Assumption love with our prospective students!

    Noon-3pm: HoundFest ($35 per adult, $15 per child, children under 4 free)

    Our very own Assumption Food Truck Festival! Join us on campus for an outdoor event featuring kids’ entertainment, unlimited food trucks, drinks, lawn games, pickleball, and more! Ticket includes all food, activities, and 2 drink tickets.

    2:30pm-5pm Pub Open – Anyone can stop by for a drink and snack or just to hang out!

    3pm: Froelich School of Nursing Experience

    Stop by to check out one of our newest academic programs and the state-of-the-art nursing education facility. Current nursing students will be sharing more about the successful program and all that they are learning in their hands-on clinical spaces.

    3:30pm Campus Tour with Admissions Ambassadors

    Our student Admissions Ambassadors will take you on a walking tour of campus, specifically to many of our newest buildings. Check out what has changed around campus and what has remained the same.

    4:00pm Grenon School of Business – Lagarce Trading Room Experience

    Learn more about how our current business students are using the trading room to enhance their hands-on learning.

    5-6:00pm President’s Reception

    Join Greg Weiner, Ph.D., Assumption President, under the tent on the Chapel Lawn for our reception including Alumni Awards, class gift presentations and recognition of donors. There will be light appetizers.

    6:30 pm Class of 1974: 50th Dinner and Golden Greyhound Induction ceremony ($65pp)

    Ticket includes dinner and open bar.

    Tsotsis Ballroom

    8pm-11pm: Casino Night in the Pub ($25pp)

    Join us in the pub for a classic casino night and try your hand at some fun table games. There will be DJ entertainment and food. Ticket includes all games, food, and 2 drink tickets.

    9pm: Bus to Leitrim’s Pub

    A complimentary shuttle bus will be making round trips between campus and Leitrim’s Pub in Worcester beginning at 10pm. Grab your friends and revisit one of your favorite college spots. Last bus is at 1:30 am.

    Sunday

    9am-12pm: Farewell Brunch ($15pp)

    Join us in the pub for brunch, champagne, and a last chance to spend some time together with friends before you head off.

    10am: Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

     

     

  • Reunion Accommodations June 7 & 8, 2024

    On-campus housing is available for the Class of 1974 in the Living Learning Center for Reunion Weekend. On-campus housing is filling up quick, so register today!

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Worcester

    1 Washington Square Worcester, Massachusetts 01604 USA

    Group Rate: $199 per night

    Room Block Cutoff Date: May 17, 2023

    Contact: Isabel Gil

    Isabel.Gil@Hilton.com

    Book your group rate for Assumption Reunion online: HERE

     

    Beechwood Hotel

    363 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01605

    Group Rate: $191 per night

    Room Block Cutoff Date: May 15, 2024

    Contact: BetteAnn Wallen

    P: 508-453-1113, bwallen@beechwoodhotel.com

    Book your group rate for Assumption Reunion: call the Beachwood directly at: 508-754-5789.

  • Revisit Assumption’s 57th Commencement honoring the graduating Class of 1974. This Commencement program contains the names of degree recipients and Commencement speakers; an order of exercises; and other related information.

  • Golden Greyhounds are Alumni who have graduated from Assumption University 50 years ago or more. The Class of 1974 will be inducted into this special community of fellow Greyhounds who have a distinguished place in the history of Assumption University.