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Homecoming 2013 Schedule of Events
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Friday, September 20th
*SHU Bookstore Hours: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
*Red's Pub Hours: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual Alumni Association Meeting
AT CAPACITY (we are unable to take additional registrations).
9:30 a.m. • William H. Pitt Center Board Room • Complimentary
All alumni are welcome to meet with the Board of Directors to listen and discuss alumni initiatives.

 Alumni Awards Luncheon AT CAPACITY (we are unable to take additional registrations).
12:30 p.m. • University Commons
Join us as we recognize accomplished and deserving alumni for contributions to their careers, their communities, one another, and to Sacred Heart.

Kevin Nealon '75 Comedic Benefit Performance
7 p.m. • Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts • $15/alumni with code:ALUMNISHU50 • $20/general admission
Tickets can be purchased online at
SHU alumnus, Kevin Nealon '75, returns to Park Ave for a comedic performance that benefits the Sacred Heart University Student Scholarship Programs.


 Saturday, September 21st
*SHU Bookstore Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Red's Pub Hours: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Alumni College Lectures
"What can YOU do? A Discussion on Preparation and Response in Emergency Situations"

10:00 a.m. • Linda McMahon Commons Presentation Room • Complimentary
Presented by Dr. Linda Strong, Ed.D., RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of RN to BSN program. Open to all alumni.

"Under the Sea - Tales of Horseshoe Crabs and Other Sea Life"
10:00 a.m. • Schine Auditorium • Complimentary
Drs. Jennifer Mattei and Mark Beekey of the SHU Biology department will present the ongoing discoveries of Project Limulus, a program that researches horseshoe crabs in the Long Island Sound. This is a kid-friendly event! Open to all alumni.

Big Red's Beer Garden and Family BBQ

12:00 p.m. • Campus Field Picnic Area • $15/alumni & guests • $5/kids 10 and under
SHU Pioneers vs. Chowan University kickoff at 1:00 p.m.
Join us in the beer garden and family area for football, food, and fun! Collect stamps in your Homecoming Passport as you taste beers from countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, and taste our new SHU beer, Via Cordis Abbey Blonde, from Two Roads Brewery in Stratford! The 'Little Pioneers' can have fun with oversized games of checkers and Connect Four, along with face painting and crafts. An on-site photo booth will capture all of the memories as we celebrate SHU's 50th Anniversary!
Price includes a $5 donation to the Fund for Excellence, a ticket to the football game and food. $1 beers for the first half hour!
Cash bar available with photo ID.

*On-site registration is not guaranteed due to limited capacity of the location*

The Nursing Department will be collecting the following items for the 2013 mission trips to Guatemala and Jamaica.
Tylenol/ Ibuprofen - Adults and Kids
Vitamins - Adults and Kids
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Reading Glasses


 Sunday, September 22nd
*SHU Bookstore Hours: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Alumni Mass with "Blessing of the Couples"
12:30 p.m. • Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Father Gerry Ryle will preside over mass for alumni, families, and friends. We will honor and remember our deceased alumni while celebrating SHU couples who found love at Sacred Heart and with one another. All are welcome to join.

Encounter with Christ Alumni Ultreya
2:30 p.m. • Chapel of the Holy Spirit • Complimentary  
The Encounter with Christ Alumni Ultreya will take place immediately following the Alumni Mass. Lunch will be served.


Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms have been reserved for Sacred Heart University alumni at the following hotels in the area. While making your reservation, inform the hotel that you will be staying as a part of the Sacred Heart Homecoming Room Block.

Shelton Courtyard by Marriott
780 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484
Click here to reserve a room at the discounted rate of $91/night. This rate is available until Friday, August 30.

Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611
Visit and enter the group code: SHHSHHA in the "Special Rate & Awards" section. The last day to reserve a room at the discounted rate of $129/night is Friday, September 6.


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