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Hawktober Weekend
Event times and locations are subject to change.
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9 a.m.–4 p.m. Chris Horton Legacy Art Exhibition
See Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for details.
Silpe Gallery
2–4 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Board Meeting
KF Room in Mortensen Library
5–8 p.m. Anchor Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Join us as we celebrate the professional achievements of some of the University of Hartford's best and brightest alumni.
Register online.
1877 Club, Harry Jack Gray Center
5:30 p.m., Service
6:30 p.m., Dinner
Hartford Hillel's Shabbat Services and Dinner
Alumni, students, and their parents are invited to attend the Shabbat service followed by dinner.
Gengras Student Union, North and South Cafeterias
7 p.m. Hartford Volleyball vs. UMBC
Hartford Volleyball Gym
7:30 p.m. Hartt Performance: 42nd Street
Millard Auditorium
8 p.m., Doors Open
8:30 p.m., Event Begins
Midnight Mania
Tip off the 2016–17 basketball season with games, prizes, student performances, and more.
Sports Center
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7:15 a.m., on-site registration
8 a.m., start
Hawktober 5K
Join alumni, students, and families for a fun Hawktober Weekend 5K.
Begins in M-Lot
8 a.m.–3 p.m. Hawktober Weekend Registration
Suisman Lounge inside Gengras Student Union
8:30–11:30 a.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Harry Jack Gray Center
9–10:30 a.m. Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Gengras Student Union Cafeteria
10 a.m.–8 p.m. Hillyer College 50th Anniversary Auction
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Hillyer College, a silent auction will be held with all proceeds benefitting the Hillyer College Scholarship Fund.
Regents Commons in the Shaw Center
10–11:15 a.m. 7 for 7 Dean's Showcase
Learn more about the exciting things going on in the seven University of Hartford schools and colleges in seven minutes from each of the deans, and discover how the strategic planning effort will be reflected in programs for current and future students. Moderated by Interim Provost H. Frederick Sweitzer.
Gengras Student Union, 335/339
10:15 a.m. Campus Tour
Hosted by the Office of Admission
Tour guide: Ashley Acosta, Junior
Major: Health Sciences/Physical Therapy
Departs from Bates House

11 a.m. Hartford Hawks Alumni Games
Former Hartford Hawks from softball, baseball, volleyball, and men's lacrosse will reunite for alumni games.
Sports Center
11:30 a.m. Hartford Basketball meet and Greet
Meet players and coaches of both basketball programs before the open practice at noon.
Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Dining Services Taste of Home "Recipe" Showcase
The Taste of Home Showcase features the top 10 home-cooked recipes, submitted by students and parents.  
To submit a recipe, email by Oct. 5.
Campus Green
11:45 a.m. President's Welcome
Hear brief remarks from President Walter Harrison
Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green
noon–1:30 p.m. Picnic on the Green
Enjoy a delicious barbecue luncheon with fellow alumni, students, parents, and friends. Show your Hawk Spirit!
Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green
noon–4 p.m. Chris Horton Legacy Art Exhibition
See Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for details.
Silpe Gallery
noon–1:30 p.m. Empty Bowls
Purchase a ceramic bowl created by the University of Hartford Ceramics Club. Profits from the sale of bowls goes to support Foodshare in its fight to end hunger.
Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green
noon–3 p.m. Naciones Hispanas Unidas (NHU) Complimentary Luncheon
For parents and alumni of NHU. RSVP by contacting the Office of Multicultural Programs at 860.768.5122.
Gengras Student Union, Rooms 331 and 333
noon–1:30 p.m Women's and Men's Basketball Open Practice
Watch the basketball teams practice, meet the players, and have the opportunity to meet Men's Basketball Coach John Gallagher and new Women's Basketball Coach Kim McNeill.
Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion
1–3 p.m. Career Services Open House
Learn what Career Services can do for alumni and students.
Gengras Student Union, Room 207
1:30–2:30 p.m. Study Abroad Presentation
Learn about the study abroad opportunities available and get all of your questions answered from the International Center staff.
Mali 1, Dana Hall 201
1:30–4 p.m. Hawktober Former Student-Athlete and Parents BBQ
Food and drinks for former Hartford Hawks student-athletes and parents.
Tennis Courts behind the Sports Center

1:30–3:30 p.m. Hillyer College Board of Visitors Meeting
Voldstad Honors Classroom, Hillyer Hall 166, Shaw Center
3–5 p.m. Reunion Row
Reunite with fellow alumni. Special reunion activities for classes of 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016; student leaders; Greek life; and Hillel alumni. Join us for yard games, food, drinks, and fun!
Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green

4:30–5:30 p.m., Panel
5:30-6:30 p.m., Reception
Through the Prism of Leadership: Presidents' Panel and Reception.

A Talk about the History of the University with Three of Its Presidents: Presidents Walter Harrison, Humphrey Tonkin, and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Hear President Harrison and former University Presidents Tonkin and Trachtenberg discuss the past, present, and future of the University of Hartford.
Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Gray Center
4:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass and Reception
Mass is followed by a reception.
University Commons 116
4:30–5:30 p.m. Chris Horton Gallery Talk
Hartford Art School alumna Annette Lawrence '86 will give a gallery talk on the Christopher Horton Legacy Art Exhibition.
Silpe Gallery
5 p.m. Hartford Volleyball vs. Stony Brook
Hartford Volleyball Gym, Sports Center
5 p.m. 25th Anniversary of UHart Architecture Program
All Architecture alumni, faculty, and staff invited.
Harry Jack Gray Center, Department of Architecture
(Next to Joseloff Gallery)
5–7 p.m. School of Communication Alumni Reception
All alumni, faculty, and staff for the Communication and Cinema programs are welcome.
1877 Club Rotunda, Harry Jack Gray Center
5:30–8 p.m. Chris Horton Legacy Art Exhibition
Opening Reception

View Christopher Horton's incredible art work at the opening reception of his exhibit. All pieces will be offered for sale and net proceeds will benefit the Chris Horton Endowed Scholarship, HAS, Inc. Be entertained by bluegrass music from Peter McLean and Friends during the reception.
Silpe Gallery
6 p.m., Reception
7 p.m., Dinner
Brothers and Sisters United Parents
Reception and Dinner

Open to all BSU students, families, and guests. RSVP by contacting the Office of Multicultural Programs at 860.768.5122.
$15/Adult. Free for Children 10 and under.
Gengras Student Union, North and South Cafeterias
6–9 p.m. Lacrosse Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Hilton Downtown Hartford
6–8 p.m. Hillyer College 50th Anniversary Reception
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hillyer College/College of Basic Studies with fellow alumni, faculty, and staff.
Shaw Center, Regents Commons
7:30 p.m. Hartt Performance: 42nd Street
Millard Auditorium
8:30–11 p.m. Hawks Social Downtown
All alumni and friends of UHart welcome for drink deals and fun in downtown Hartford.
City Steam Brewery
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11 a.m.–1 p.m. Jazz Brunch
Join alumni, parents, students, and friends and enjoy a delicious brunch accompanied by lively jazz music by Latanya Farrell M'97, M'98.
Gengras Student Union
noon–4 p.m. Chris Horton Legacy Art Exhibition
See Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for details.
Silpe Gallery
3 p.m. Hartt Performance: 42nd Street
Millard Auditorium
4:30 p.m. Sunday Afternoon Mass
University Commons 116

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