Alumni Engagement

Homecoming 2017

1. Why is there a cost involved in some of the Homecoming events?

As with every event, there are specific costs involved including food, rentals, giveaways, security, etc. The charges for some of the Homecoming 2017 events help to defray costs so that we may offer additional programming and services throughout the year. Please also keep in mind that a portion of your Big Red's Beer Garden & Family BBQ admission is a donation to the Sacred Heart University Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, which helps current students fund their educations. Not all of our events require an admission fee!

2. Can we bring our own alcohol, food or backyard games to Big Red's Beer Garden & Family BBQ?

One of the benefits of Big Red's Beer Garden & Family BBQ is that all you need to bring is yourself! Adult beverages will be served in the tent and you receive one drink ticket with your admission price. Food and family beverages will also be provided throughout the duration of the game. We will have custom SHU backyard games, activities for children, and more for you to enjoy!

3. Can non-alumni attend any of the events?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it! Bring your friends, family or others interested in having fun at SHU. Simply register them ahead of time online just as you would yourself or by calling the Office of Alumni Engagement.

4. Can I register at the Homecoming Weekend events, or do I have to register online ahead of time?

Unfortunately if you do not register online ahead of time, we cannot guarantee that there will be available room at the events. If you know you would like to attend, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to register now! We want to make sure there is enough food and refreshments for all.

5. Are any hotels in the area offering discounted rooms for alumni?

Yes, the Office of Alumni Engagement has set aside a block of rooms at two local hotels for Homecoming Weekend. Please reserve your room as soon as possible because these are sure to fill up quickly. The information for the hotels is listed here.

Have additional questions? Call the Office for Alumni Engagement
at 203-365-7671 or email