Homecoming 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

3:00 p.m.  – Investiture of President Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD
Griswold Theatre
Reception to follow in the Campus Center Auditorium
More information may be found with the Office of the President.

Friday, October 21, 2022 

Friday, October 21, 2022 

9:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. — Stamp Your Passport
Join Admissions ambassadors on this walking tour of campus – relive your memories, or just get an idea of what it may be like for students living and learning on campus today. Be sure to take your Homecoming Passport and have it stamped along the way. All returned passports will be entered to win an AIC swag bag. Registration preferred.

3:00 p.m. — Field Hockey vs. St. Thomas Aquinas College
Ronald J. Abdow Field

5:00 p.m. — Career Connections
Griswold Theatre Lobby
This after-work reception will provide an opportunity for alumni and students to network and connect. Chat with individuals across industries and meet students who may support your future hiring and job market needs. Registration is required.

6:00 p.m. — Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
We are excited to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of some of the greatest student-athletes, coaches, and athletic contributors in the history of American International College Athletics at the tenth AIC Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The event will take place in Butova Gymnasium. Registration is required.

7:00 p.m.Post Tenebras Lux

Sprague Center for the Arts
The Theater Arts program at AIC devised a play about the history of the college based on research compiled in the Centennial book. The play entitled Post Tenebras Lux introduces Salvatore Sanella, a graduate of the class of 1911, a long-time surgeon in the Springfield, and a past member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Sanella travels through time and space to meet current AIC students, and upon experiencing their daily routines and college experience, he realizes that the culture of AIC remains strong 110 years after his own graduation event through major cultural and social change. Registration preferred.

8:00 p.m. — Young Alumni (w/class of 2023) Pub Night
Stinger Pub
Join us back on campus for this new Homecoming tradition in the Stinger Pub. Don’t miss this opportunity to raise a glass to the class of 2023 as they start their last year before joining the alumni ranks.  Good food, good beer, and great friends – a winning night! Cash bar, registration required.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

8:45 a.m. — Breakfast with the President
Campus Center Auditorium
Join President Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD, for breakfast at his first Homecoming on campus. This new program will allow alumni and current students and families to meet Dr. Benitez and learn more about him and his experiences so far as part of the AIC community. Registration is required.

9:00 a.m. — Tailgate
Tailgate Lot, corner of Cortland and Garland Streets
Celebrate the home team Yellow Jackets with pregame tailgating at the corner of Cortland and Garden Streets. Plan ahead. If you are going to meet friends or classmates, you must arrive together to be parked side by side. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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10:45 a.m. — Graduate School Information Session

Campus Center Auditorium
Thinking about graduate school? Join Vice President for Admissions Kerry Cole for a thirty-minute overview of the admissions process.  She’ll share what life on campus is like in 2022 and the forecast for future AIC students. Registration preferred.

11:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Family Fest

Ronald J. Abdow Field
AIC’s family event of the year! Join us at the football game for this new tradition with family, friends, classmates, and the rest of the AIC community. With a rock wall, kids’ crafts, face painting, and more, you’ll be able to watch the Yellow Jackets take on the Greyhounds from the endzone. Football tickets will be required for admission. Concessions will be available.

12:00 p.m. — Football vs. Assumption University
Ronald J. Abdow Field

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4:30 p.m. — Women’s Soccer vs. St. Michaels
Ronald J. Abdow Field

7:05 p.m. — Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Lindenwood University
MassMutual Center

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