Oct 21 Sat

Homecoming 2023

Oct. 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Assumption University's 2023 Homecoming Event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023

Click here to purchase Walk-in Alumni Tailgate Homecoming Tickets

Weather: We look forward to celebrating Homecoming rain or shine. We have arranged for additional tent coverage in the endzone tailgate area. Tickets are nonrefundable. Please plan accordingly.

Colleen Ritzer '11 Memorial Walk: The Colleen Ritzer '11 Memorial Walk has been moved into the Plourde Recreation Center. Attendees should park in Lot B. We will gather in the lobby of the Plourde before starting the walk.

Plan Travel Ahead: As Homecoming coincides with the Admissions Fall Open House, we anticipate additional traffic headed to and on campus. We encourage you to plan your arrival accordingly to ensure a smooth experience.

Tailgating Lot/Parking: Please note that the tailgating parking lot, managed by Athletics, is already sold out for Homecoming. The Alumni Tailgate is being held in the tent in the end zone and does not include parking in the tailgate lot. Parking is available for free throughout campus everywhere except for the tailgating lot. Please follow the guidance of Campus Police for parking when you arrive.

Kids Zone: The bounce house in the kids zone was canceled due to the forecasted weather. There will be activities available for kids in the Alumni Tailgate tent in the end zone.

Tickets & Check-in: Check-in and bracelet pick-up for the alumni tailgate will begin at 10 A.M. at the gate to the right of the main ticket booth. You DO NOT need printed or digital copies of your tickets. Didn't get your ticket yet? Tickets into the alumni tent will be available to purchase at the alumni check-in table starting at 10 A.M.

Bookstore & Caribou Coffee: The bookstore, located on the second floor of the Hagan Campus Center, will be open from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturday. Caribou Coffee, located on the first floor of the Hagan Campus Center, will be open from 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Oktoberfest-Best-Dressed: Don't forget to wear your favorite Oktoberfest-themed outfit for a chance to win Assumption swag!





Get ready for an unforgettable Homecoming experience on Assumption's campus! This year, we're taking our celebration to a new level with an exciting Oktoberfest theme. Join us in reconnecting with fellow alumni, students, and faculty as we come together to celebrate our Greyhound pride and support the Assumption football team in the Sidey Game (in memory of Matt Sidebottom '11) against Saint Anselm College.


But that's not all! Admissions is also hosting its Fall Open House during Homecoming, making it the perfect day to bring a prospective student to campus. Click here to learn more about open house.


At 9 a.m. we'll kick off Homecoming with the Colleen Ritzer Memorial Walk, a heartfelt tribute to a cherished member of the class of 2011. This October marks the 10-year anniversary of her passing, and we invite the Assumption community to unite in her memory by taking part in the walk dedicated to Colleen.


Starting at 10 a.m., the end zone will be transformed into an Oktoberfest extravaganza. Picture this: the alumni tailgating tent, food, and, of course, an open beer, wine, and seltzer bar until halftime of the football game. Plus, just outside the stadium, there will be a kid's zone featuring a bounce house and activities with Assumption students, ensuring fun for the whole family.


And speaking of fun, don't forget to dress your best for our Oktoberfest-best-dressed contest. Show off your most festive attire and take a chance to win Assumption swag. We can't wait to see you there!



Friday, October 20

6:00 P.M.

Athletics Hall of Fame

Tsotsis Family Academic Center Ballroom


7:00 P.M.

Men's Soccer vs Franklin Pierce

Normand R. Marois '57 Field


Saturday, October 21


9:00 A.M.

Colleen Ritzer '11 Memorial Walk

Due to the forecast, the walk has been moved to the Plourde Recreation Center


10:00 A.M.

Alumni End Zone Tailgate Begins (coffee and pastries served)

Brian Kelly '83 Stadium


11:00 A.M.

Alumni End Zone Bar opens along with Oktoberfest fare

Brian Kelly '83 Stadium



Kickoff of the Sidey Game - Assumption vs St. Anselm's College Football

Brian Kelly '83 Stadium


3:30 P.M.

Women's Soccer vs Pace

Normand R. Marois '57 Field


4:00 P.M.

50th Anniversary of Assumption Field Hockey Game vs St. Thomas Aquinas

Brian Kelly '83 Stadium


4:00 P.M.

"The Homecoming Kickback" - Presented by the ALANA Network

Charlie's Snack Bar


7:10 P.M.

Women's Ice Hockey vs Post University

Worcester Ice Center


Sunday, October 22


1:00 P.M.

Women's Volleyball vs Adelphi

Laska Gym

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