Schedule

Homecoming Schedule 2017

Revisit. Reconnect. Remember.

Homecoming is a special tradition at Roberts Wesleyan College, where alumni, students, parents, and friends to come together and celebrate our community of friendship, scholarship and transformation.

This year, internationally acclaimed photographer Rick Guidotti will be on campus to talk about transforming the way we perceive people living with genetic, physical, intellectual and behavioral differences, and how we can be a more inclusive compassionate community. His Positive Exposure photography exhibit, presented by the Golisano Foundation, will be displayed in the the Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center as a centerpiece of discussion for the weekend.

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Rick Guidotti | Founder & Director of Positive Exposure

More on Positive Exposure

September 21-24, 2017

* REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Thursday, September 21

6:30 p.m. | Film “On Beauty” with Q&A

by Rick Guidotti
Golisano Foundation “Move to Include” Initiative with WXXI. Open to the public.
Location: The Little Theater, 240 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604

Friday, September 22

9:00 a.m. | Yesteryears Brunch*

Honoring Alumni who graduated in '67 or earlier, Faculty Emeriti and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction of Men’s Basketball Teams ’65-‘67. Featuring Guest Speakers Barbara & Gary Rose ’67.
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

11:00 a.m. | FRAME Workshop*

Internationally acclaimed photographer Rick Guidotti hosts this special workshop on how we see people who are different than ourselves. FRAME (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education), is a series of brief films exploring the reality of people living with a variety of genetic conditions. Emphasis for faculty, students and alumni of Nursing, Health Administration, Education, Psychology, Social Work, and Visual Arts. All are welcome to attend.
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

4:00 p.m. | Lecture: Change How You See, See How You Change*

Presented by Rick Guidotti
All are invited to attend this keynote lecture about transforming the way we perceive people living with genetic, physical, intellectual and behavioral differences, and how we can be a more inclusive compassionate community. Stay for the Positive Exposure exhibit reception immediately following in the atrium.
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Faculty Exhibit & Positive Exposure Reception

Enjoy refreshments and various works by Roberts Visual Arts Faculty (Scot Bennett, Doug Giebel, Romy Hosford, Sue Leo and Joanna Poag) in the Gallery, and Positive Exposure exhibit by Rick Guidotti.
Faculty Artists Talk at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend!
Location: Davison Art Gallery & Kodak Atrium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

5:00 p.m. | 50th Reunion Dinner and Medallion Ceremony*

Class of '67
Location: Ellen Stowe Roberts Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Circle Member Hors d’Oeuvres Reception*

Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary Circle Members are invited to the President’s home for an hors d‘oeuvres dinner reception preceding the Ella At 100 Concert in Hale Auditorium. Limited to the first 100 reservations. Invitation Only
Location: President’s Home

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Former SIFE Enactus Presidential Dinner

Presidential Dinner for all former SIFE Enactus Presidents and their spouses at the Starr’s home. RSVP to Carrie Starr by September 14th at starr_carrie@roberts.edu.
Location: The Starr Barn, 2475 Westside Dr, North Chili, NY 14514

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Voller Athletic Center (Open at No Charge)

Tour the recently updated VAC (new and expanded weight room, new exercise room, and Redhawk branding!) and join us for a swim in the pool, racquetball, and tennis courts. Guest waiver(s) must be signed at the main desk for each family member.

7:00 p.m. | Women’s Volleyball Game vs. University of Bridgeport

Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Men’s Alumni Soccer Tournament*

Small-side, round-robin style soccer tournament for former men's soccer team players. 8:30 p.m. Pizza reception at the tent on the field.
Location: Artificial Turf Field

7:30 p.m. | SIFE Enactus Reunion Party

All former SIFE Enactus students and their spouses are invited to a reunion party at the Starr’s home to celebrate our 15th year. RSVP to Carrie Starr by September 14th at starr_carrie@roberts.edu.
Location: The Starr Barn, 2475 Westside Dr, North Chili, NY 14514

7:30 p.m. | Ella At 100 featuring Faith Amour ‘09, Brittany Walker Rumph ‘12 & Chelse Chambers ‘17*

Presented By RWCCO
Celebrating 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald, the “Queen of Jazz.” Her most famous songs will be brought to life by three fantastic Roberts alumni and will be accompanied by the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, under the direction of Professor Mike Van Allen, and the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Paul Shewan.
$15.00 each. Proceeds go to music student scholarships.
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

9:30 p.m. | Wonder Woman Movie with Popcorn Bar

Diana, princess of the Amazons, discovers her full powers and true destiny in this epic origin story. Bring your blanket and enjoy free popcorn and drinks. Sponsored by Alumni Relations and SA Class of 2021 Council.
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

Saturday, September 23

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Family Breakfast

$5.00 per guest at the door (students swipe meal cards)
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

8:30 a.m. | Raiders & Redhawks Alumni 5K Race*

Benefit for Matt St. James ‘07 and in honor of Greg Greve ‘96.
The race begins on practice soccer fields (past the tennis courts and turf field) and goes through the Matt St. James Cross Country Trails. Registration is at the “Home of the Redhawks” backboard (near the turf field and tennis courts).
Pre-Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 21st. Pre-Registration - $15.00; Day of race (until 8:20 am) - $20.00. Awards Reception immediately following the completion of the race at the “Home of the Redhawks” backboard. Runners will be required to complete an Assumption of Risk Form on race day.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Prayer Partner Coffee Hour*

Join us for a time of prayer for the needs of our students, alumni, and campus community. This is an important part of our campus life and Homecoming experience. Open to all interested in praying for the College. Coffee and tea provided.
Location: Ellen Stowe Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. |  Bookstore Open

Location: Voller Athletic Center, Upper Level

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | 40th Reunion Nurses Coffee Hour

Nursing graduates from the class of ‘77 are invited to get together for coffee for a special reunion time with their families. All graduates from ‘77 are welcome to join.
Location: Crothers Science & Nursing Center, Nursing Lounge

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Library Used Book Sale

Location: B. Thomas Golisano Library, Patio

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Homecoming Tent

Enjoy a variety of activities for the whole family. NEW Turbo-Rush inflatable obstacle course, Hippo Chow Down inflatable, 5-in-1 kids bounce house, giant board games, photo booth and more! (10am-4pm Inflatables Open)

Student group fundraisers will be providing lunch options such as BBQ, burgers, meatball subs, pizza and more! Save room for special treats like kettle corn, candy, cider, and donuts. ATM available in tent.
Location: Mersereau Greene (between Hastings Center for Academics & Cox Hall)

10:30 a.m. | 29th Annual Harry F. Anderson Invitational

Cross Country Invitational – Women’s Race
Location: Practice Fields (Miller and Buffalo Roads)

11:00 a.m. | Homecoming Parade

Featuring GRAND MARSHAL Pastor Wally Fleming, local marching bands, fire departments, Reggie the Redhawk Mascot, student grocery cart FLOAT competition and CANDY! (Great seats on Orchard Street!)

11:30 a.m. | 29th Annual Harry F. Anderson Invitational

Cross Country Invitational – Men’s Race
Location: Practice Fields (Miller and Buffalo Roads)

12:00 noon | 40th Reunion Luncheon*

Class of '77
Location: Ellen Stowe Dining Room, Garlock Dining Commons

12:00 noon | 25th Reunion Luncheon*

Class of '92
Location: Fireside Reading Room, B. Thomas Golisano Library

12:00 noon | Women’s Volleyball Game vs. Mercy

Free pizza & drinks for Volleyball Alumni at the game!
Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. | Parents Tent*

Connect with parents of current Roberts students, talk to representatives from the Parent Council and Student Life and enjoy fresh cider and donuts!
Location: Founders Garden, Updyke Hall, Quads

12:00, 1:00 & 2:00 p.m. | Admissions Campus Tours

Meet at the Admissions table to join a tour of campus.
Location: Homecoming Tent

1:00 p.m. | Women’s Soccer Game vs. Molloy College

Location: Stadium

1:00 p.m. | Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game*

Pizza reception following the game in the tent on the field.
Location: Artificial Turf

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Alumni Talk & Tour: Positive Exposure Exhibit*

Dave Basinger & Kimberley Wiedefeld give a talk and tour of the Positive Exposure Exhibit by photographer Rick Guidotti.
Location: Room 219, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

2:00 p.m. | Women’s Alumni Volleyball Game*

Alumni volleyball game for former women's volleyball team players. Free pizza & drinks provided at the Women's Volleyball Mercy Game at 12noon.
Location: Voller Athletic Center Arena

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Annual Apple Picking

The Harvest is ready!* Come pick an apple from the Class of 2010 Apple Orchard. (*Subject to ripening/weather.)
Located across from Orchard Street on Westside Drive

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Golisano Library 10th Anniversary Celebration*

Join us as we look back on the people and history of the Library and celebrate the many ways the Library has provided state-of-the-art resources and stellar customer service to the campus community. An archival display and refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to GolisanoLibraryOffice@roberts.edu.
Location: Fireside Reading Room, B. Thomas Golisano Library

3:30 p.m. | Men’s Soccer Game vs. Molloy College

Location: Stadium

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. | Wind Ensemble Concert

Roberts Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paul Shewan.
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Taste of Roberts: Hors d’Oeuvres and Reunions*

Alumni, Parents, Students…all are welcome to mingle and reconnect! A variety of gourmet foods will be hand-passed by student hosts and provided at food stations throughout the CLC. Enjoy food, friends, and music at this unique event! Registration is required.
Cost is $15 for adults; kids under the age of 12 are free. Complimentary for current traditional undergraduate Roberts students.
Location: Kodak Atrium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | 5-Year Reunions at the Taste of Roberts*

Enjoy dinner and live music with your classmates in a special location during the Taste of Roberts event. Food stations provided in these two locations:

  • Reunion Years 0, 5, 10, 15 –Tent outside
  • Reunion Years 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 –Shewan Recital Hall

Cost is $15 for adults; kids under the age of 12 are free.
Location: Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

5:30 p.m. | Women’s Alumni Soccer Game*

6:45 p.m. Pizza reception at the tent on the field.
Location: Artificial Turf Field

8:00 p.m. | Saturday Night Live

(Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Admission is free and all are welcome!
Location: Andrews B. Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

Sunday, September 24

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Pancake Breakfast

Fundraiser for Redhawk Athletics Club.
Kids under 3-free; kids 3-8 - $3.00; adults $5.00 (pay at the door)
Location: Garlock Dining Commons

9:00 a.m. | Pearce Memorial Church Pre-Service Interview

With Dr. Deana Porterfield, President of Roberts Wesleyan College and newly appointed Lead Pastor, Dr. Roger Haskins.
Location: Parmerter Hall, Pearce Memorial Church

10:30 a.m. | Pearce Memorial Church Worship Service

Newly appointed Lead Pastor, Dr. Roger Haskins will bring the morning message. Featuring Alumni Vocalists Faith Amour ‘09, Brittany Walker Rumph ‘12 & Chelse Chambers ‘17.
Location: Main Sanctuary, Pearce Memorial Church

* REGISTRATION REQUIRED