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Homecoming & Alumni Weekend

Homecoming is our once-a-year celebration that brings our entire Falcon community together for an amazing fall weekend on our beautiful campus.

With dozens of exciting activities and events — from the Homecoming football game to milestone reunion gatherings, interesting meet and greets to exclusive campus tours — Homecoming highlights what is means to be a #ForeverFalcon.

Homecoming offers alumni the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect, to explore Fitchburg State's newest places and programs, and to get to know today's campus community. 



Friday, October 1


4- 6 PM – Rainbow Reception, Falcon Hub

LGBTQ+ Alumni and Allies are invited to help kick off LGBTQ History Month. Come celebrate at the Rainbow Reception! Photo booth, DJ, appetizers and cash bar. Event starts at 4PM, speaking program and parade of flags at 4:45PM. Join us in the Falcon Hub!  $10 per person  REGISTER HERE


6PM – Carnival, Pep Rally and Bonfire, Ross Street Parking Lot

All students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited celebrate our athletic teams and the opening of Homecoming weekend with a visit to campus.  Rides, games, food and MORE!  REGISTER HERE


Saturday, October 2


9:30 – 11:30 AM – Gold Key Induction Ceremony, Main Lounge, Hammond Hall

Fitchburg State University Alumni from the classes of 1970, 1971 and earlier are invited back to campus for their induction into the Gold Key Society. This annual ceremony is held to recognize the collective achievements of all those in the society and to induct the 50th reunion class. Alumni from earlier class years who have not yet received their Gold Key are welcome to receive it at this year's event.  REGISTER HERE


11 AM – Men’s Soccer Game, Elliot Field

  • Fitchburg State vs. Bridgewater State


11 AM - Football Alumni Reunion - REGISTER HERE

  • 11 AM - Tour of Landry Arena
  • 12 - 2 PM - Time with your teammates on the Quad
  • 3PM - Football Game, Elliot Field
  • 6:30 PM - Slattery's


12 – 3 PM – Alumni Celebration, Main Quad - REGISTER HERE

  • BBQ Lunch available for purchase  12 – 2 PM 
  • Beer Garden Beers available for purchase (21+)  12 – 3 PM
  • Selfie-Photo Booth – Take your picture with an M&M chair, pose with the school seal and other Fitchburg State memorabilia
  • “Amnesty” and Memorabilia Donation Tent – Do you have Fitchburg State memorabilia gathering dust in your closet? Think no one will appreciate those photos, dining hall trays or mascot costumes?  WE WOULD! Bring (or return) your Fitchburg State goodies to add to our university archive.  NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
  • Alumni Gathering Space – Does your group want to reserve a table or two on the quad? Contact
  • Celebration of the Class of 2020 – Help us finally recognize your fellow Falcons from the class of 2020 in-person as they participate in a Falcon Walk. Watch their congratulatory video HERE.


3PM   Football Game, Elliot Field

  • Fitchburg State vs. Bridgewater State


6 – 9 PM  50th Reunion Class Dinner, Main Lounge, Hammond Hall

Alumni from the classes of 1970 and 1971 are invited to join your classmates for dinner as we celebrate your 50th reunion. Cash bar (beer and wine only) will be available. Bring photos and memorabilia, reminisce and reconnect.  $20 per person  REGISTER HERE


Sunday, October 3


9:30 – 11:30 AM  Alumni Awards Breakfast, Main Lounge, Hammond Hall (by invitation only)

Make Homecoming travel plans!

As a result of the early excitement, rooms in area hotels have been going fast. If you are planning on attending Homecoming 2021, we encourage you to make your hotel reservations early!

Area Lodging

Homecoming 2021 was amazing!

See what makes Homecoming & Alumni Weekend such a wonderful time or revisit the fun you had with your friends and classmates.



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