Homecoming Week 2021

Homecoming 2021 Announcement

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

Please save the date for Homecoming 2021, September 20-26th. 

We look forward to hosting Homecoming 2021 by offering virtual, hybrid and in-person events to celebrate the Roberts community throughout the week. Faculty talks, special reunions, alumni awards, athletics' competitions are a few of the many events that will be featured this year!   

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges and opportunities for events which have shown us the value of connecting virtually and the importance of celebrating in-person. 

We will be implementing temporary changes to campus operations to keep the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests the top priority. As CDC and New York State DOH guidelines and restrictions continue to change, we will provide more details on how the events will take place in-person, and will communicate regular updates on our Homecoming Webpage. With the recent lifting of restrictions in NYS we are hopeful that there will be minimal impact to the in-person experience. 

The Homecoming Schedule will be updated as plans are confirmed and will be finalized by July 31, 2021 so stay tuned for updates via email, social media and on the Roberts website. 

We are excited to see you in-person &/or virtually for the traditions and new ways of coming together that are unique to the Roberts Community! 

Michelle Blaakman 
Director of Alumni Engagement & Communication

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Registration Coming Soon!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Making Peace with God and Others

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Featuring Northeastern Seminary Distinguished Alum of the Year Award winners; Authors Thomas Worth ‘03 and Marlena Graves ‘07. 

Hosted by Northeastern Seminary
Location: Zoom

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Faculty Talk - TBA

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Faculty Name - TBA
Location: Zoom


Reggie’s Birthday Party and Fireworks (For Roberts Students Only)

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
Come out to the turf field for lawn games, spike ball, and grab and go brownies. Head to the bleachers at 9pm for fireworks! 
Location: Turf Field and Stadium

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Faculty Talk | How to Fail and still get an “A”

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Professor Meg Hartman
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Director, Degree Completion Programs, School of Business
Location: Zoom

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Homecoming Trivia Competition with Alumni & Reunion Hangouts
Hosted by Bob Segave & Mary Flaherty

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
$10, $25 or $50 Pay-what-you-can Ticket
Proceeds go to Reunion Class Giving or The Roberts Fund.
Location: Zoom

Friday, September 24, 2021

50th Anniversary Dinner & Medallion Ceremony - Class of 1971

5:00 p.m. 
Invitation Only
Location: Pearce Memorial Church, Parmerter Hall


Athletics Alumni Cookout & Lawn Games

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Athletic Director Bob Seagave and our Redhawk Athletic coaches for a family friendly lawn games competition and cookout. Purchase food at the Stadium Grill to support Roberts Athletics. Outdoor Volleyball, Kan Jam, Bocce, Corn Hole, Badminton, and more. First 50 people registered will get a free Redhawks bag! 
Tickets are Free, Registration is Required.
Location: Redhawk Stadium


Circle & Heritage Society Member Coffee & Dessert with President Deana Porterfield 

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Roberts and Northeastern Circle Members and the Heritage Society are invited to the President’s home for a dessert reception. Brief words from President Porterfield at 6:45 p.m. 
Limited to the first 100 reservations.
Invitation Only.
Location: Tent at President’s Home


Homecoming Pops Concert 

7:30 p.m.
$20 for adults, kids 12 & under and RWC Students are Free. 
Virtual Tickets available for $20 per household.  
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center & Online


Coffee House Open Mic Night (For Roberts Students Only)

9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Student Association
Location: TBA

Saturday, September 25, 2021

10 a.m. Women's Harry F. Anderson Invitational Cross Country Race


11 a.m. Men’s Harry F. Anderson Invitational Cross Country Race


Food Trucks & Lawn Games

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lawn Games & Inflatables: Kan Jam, 3 Play (Basketball, Football & Soccer), & Birdie Ball (Golf)
Giant Games: Inflatable Corn Hole, Horse Shoes, Jenga, Checkers & Connect 4
Food Trucks: Details coming soon!
General Seating Tents and Picnic Tables available.
All are invited to attend, registration required!
Location: Upper Rinker Parking Loop


Garlock Open

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open for Students with Meal Plans.
Location: Garlock Dining Commons


B. Thomas Golisano Library Cafe Open
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.


10th Anniversary Luncheon for 2011

12:00 noon
Invitation Only
Location: Tent on Quad Lawn


25th Anniversary Luncheon for 1996

12:00 noon
Invitation Only
Location: Tent on Quad Lawn


40th Anniversary Luncheon for 1981

12:00 noon
Invitation Only
Location: Ellen Stowe Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons


51st Anniversary Luncheon for 1970

12:00 noon
Invitation Only
Location: Pearce Memorial Church, Parmerter Hall


Women’s Soccer v. Mercy

1:00 p.m.
Location: Redhawk Stadium


Class of 2020 Celebration

2:30 p.m. 
Presidential Remarks at 2:30 p.m. Pictures at the Arch with President Deana Porterfield and Dave Basinger, sign “The Scroll”, selfies at the photo booth, and refreshments! All registrants get Free Roberts swag!
Location: Tent on Quad Lawn Near Library


Men’s Soccer v. Mercy

3:30 p.m.
Location: Redhawk Stadium


Women’s Volleyball v. Bridgeport

4:00 p.m.
Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena


Garlock Open for Dinner

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Garlock Dining Commons


Outdoor Movie Double Feature

7:30 p.m. (Second Film begins around 9:30 p.m.)
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for family friendly outdoor movies featuring The Parent Trap (1998) and Spiderman: Far From Home (2019)! Concessions purchases support The Roberts Fund and Student Scholarships. Grill open from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Snacks & Drinks available until 10:30 p.m. Freshmen Class Sponsored Fresh Popcorn: 1 Free bag for each person!
Tickets are FREE, registration is required.
Location: Carpenter Lawn

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Women’s Volleyball vs. Mercy

12:00 p.m.
Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena