HAWKTOBER: OCTOBER 18–20, 2019

Hawktober is the University's annual Homecoming and Family Weekend and all are welcome to join! It's also the largest reunion of the year, with many alumni returning to campus to gather with classmates and relive fond memories. Maybe Hawktober wasn't a tradition when you were at UHart, but it sure is now!

Expand sections below to view the complete schedule by day. Online registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Please visit registration Saturday morning.

Hawktober Hawktober University and Family Events University and Family Events
Reunions Reunions/Affinity Groups Athletics Hartford Athletics
Alumni Association Alumni Association The Hartt School The Hartt School/Performances
Arts and Exhibits Art and Exhibits Religious event Religious

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 18

Art and Exhibits  Empty Bowls  10 a.m.–noon
Support Foodshare in its fight to end hunger. Purchase a bowl created by the University of Hartford clay club, Dirty for a Reason.
Outside Gengras Student Union

Art and Exhibits   University Archives and Special Collections Pop-up Exhibit  1–4 p.m.
The exhibit will feature items covering the history of the University and its schools, as well as select materials from various special collections.
Harrison Libraries

Art and Exhibits   Every Fiber of My Being  1–5 p.m.
This exhibit explores projects that incorporate textiles and fabrics into contemporary art making.
Joseloff Gallery

Hartford Athletics  Women's Lacrosse vs. Sacred Heart  6:30 p.m.
Cheer on the Hartford Women's Lacrosse team! Free event.
Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium

Alumni Association  Anchor Awards Ceremony and Dinner  5:30 p.m., Reception; 6:30 p.m., Dinner
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of some of University of Hartford's most accomplished alumni. Ticketed event.
1877 Club, Harry Jack Gray Center

Religious   Hartford Hillel's Shabbat Service and Dinner  5:30 p.m.,  6:30 p.m., Dinner
Alumni, students, and their parents are invited to attend the Shabbat service followed by dinner. Ticketed event.
Gengras Student Union Cafeteria

Hartford Athletics  Men's Lacrosse Banquet Awards Ceremony  6 p.m., Cocktail Reception; 7 p.m., Dinner and Banquet
Celebrate the career achievements of the class of 2019 at the 10th annual banquet. Ticketed event. Advance registration required. Register today.
Note: Banquet registration is separate from Hawktober.
The Riverview, Simsbury, Conn.

The Hartt School and performances  Brigadoon  7:30 p.m.
Tickets available beginning Sept. 10. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. for walk-up sales as tickets remain. $20 tickets/$15 alumni. Special pricing available for students, faculty/staff, and groups. Learn more.
Millard Auditorium

University and family events  First Flight  8:30–10 p.m.
A UHart tradition! Tip off the 2019–20 basketball season with games, prizes, student performances, and more. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Chase Arena, Reich Family Pavilion

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Saturday, Oct. 19

Alumni Association  Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting  8:30–11:30 a.m
Harry Jack Gray Center, 1877 Club

Hawktober  Hawktober Weekend Registration  8 a.m.–1 p.m
Stop by for walk-in registration or pick up your pre-purchased tickets for Saturday's Picnic on the Green and Sunday's Jazz Brunch.
Gengras Student Union, Hawk Lounge (outside, weather permitting)

Hawktober  Complimentary Continental Breakfast  9–10:30 a.m.
Gengras Student Union, Hawk Lounge

Hartford Athletics  Hartford Track and Field Hawktober 5K Run  9 a.m.
Open to the entire University community. Family friendly, walk or run! $25 advance/$30 walk-in registration fee; includes a t-shirt. Proceeds to benefit Hartford Cross Country and Track & Field.
Starts and ends at Chase Arena

Art and Exhibits Empty Bowls  10 a.m.–noon
Support Foodshare in its fight to end hunger. Purchase a bowl created by the University of Hartford clay club, Dirty for a Reason.
Outside Gengras Student Union

University and family events  Pan Con Café Brunch with Hispanic & Latino Student Association (HLSA)  10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
HLSA invites parents, students, and alumni to join us for a complimentary Latino brunch. Meet our board members, learn more about what HLSA has to offer, and find out what life is like as a Hispanic or Latinx student on campus. Walk-ins welcome. Esperamos verlos aquí!
Hillyer Hall, Shaw Center

University and family events  Hartford 101 for Families  11 a.m.–12 noon
Our friends from Hartford.com will facilitate a short talk on all things Hartford, giving families the opportunity to learn more about their student's home away from home! The city of Hartford has so much to offer, and is right in our backyard. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
Private Dining Room, University Commons

University and family events  Flu Shots with Health Services  11 a.m.–3 p.m.
'Tis the season! Swing by the Health Services Station in GSU for a flu shot. FREE for students with current UHart ID.
Room 218, Gengras Student Union

Art and Exhibits  University Archives and Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit  11 a.m.–4 p.m.
The exhibit will feature items covering the history of the University and its schools, as well as select materials from various special collections.
Harrison Libraries

Hartford Athletics  Hartford Hawks Alumni Games  11:30 a.m.
Former Hartford Hawks from softball, baseball, and men's lacrosse will reunite for their alumni games.
Athletic fields behind Sports Center

Hawktober  Picnic on the Green  noon–2 p.m.
Ticketed event. Walk-ins welcome.
Enjoy a delicious meal with fellow alumni, students, parents, and friends. All are welcome—show your Hawk Spirit!
Campus Green

University and family events  Howie's Kids Zone  noon–3 p.m.
Fun for the whole family at the Kids Zone!
Shaw Center Lawn

University and family events  FAFSA GPS: Navigating through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  noon–3 p.m.
A workshop for parents and students. Complete the 2020–21 FAFSA with the help of representatives from the Financial Aid Office.
Hillyer Hall, Room 140

University and family events  Career Services Open House  1–3 p.m.
Career Services is here for you. Meet our staff and learn about the resources available for alumni and students.
Gengras Student Union

University and family events  Study Abroad Presentation  1–2 p.m.
Interested in studying abroad? Learn about opportunities available and get all your questions answered from the International Center Staff!
Dana Hall, Mali Auditorium
Study Abroad Reception  2:30–3:30 p.m.
Welcome students, families, and alumni! Whether you studied abroad as a student, or want to learn more, come mingle, share about your abroad experiences, or learn about opportunities available.
Gengras Student Union, Hawk Lounge

Art and Exhibits  Every Fiber of My Being  1–5 p.m.
This exhibit explores projects that incorporate textiles and fabrics into contemporary art making.
Joseloff Gallery

University and family events  Center for Student Success Open House  1:30—3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of our new Center for Student Success! You'll have the opportunity to see the new space and learn about the many resources available to students.
Gengras Student Union

Hillyer College Board of Visitors Meeting  2–5 p.m.
By invitation only.
Shaw Center, Voldstad Honors Classroom, Room 266

Reunions  Reunion Row  2–5 p.m.
Music, lawn games, food and drink—what more could you want? Reunite with fellow alumni, including former members of SGA, multicultural organizations, Red Caps, Greek Life, Jewish Student Life, and the reunion classes of 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019. Ticketed event. Walk-ins welcome.
Harry Jack Gray Center Lawn (tent)

Hartford Athletics  University of Hartford Athletics BBQ  3–6 p.m.
For current and former student-athletes and their parents. Ticketed event. $20 per person. Includes Men's Soccer vs. Vermont game at 4 p.m.
Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium

Hartford Athletics  Men's Soccer vs. Vermont and 1999 Team Reunion  4 p.m.
1999 America East Conference championship team will be honored at halftime. Purchase tickets on the Hartford Hawks tickets site.
Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium

Hawktober   Student Television Network—Studio Tour and Alumni Newscast  4:15–5:30 p.m.
Visit the renovated Abrahms Hall computer labs and take a student-led tour of the remodeled TV studio. Stick around and watch the magic happen at the 5 p.m. alumni-anchored newscast.
Abrahms Hall

Religious   Saturday Vigil Mass and Reception  4:30 p.m.
Father Mai will celebrate Mass at the Catholic Center, followed by refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome.
Catholic Campus Ministry Center, 207 Bloomfield Avenue

University and family events  Engagement and Inclusion Reception  5:30 p.m.
Students, families, and alumni welcome! Complimentary.
Hawk Lounge, Gengras Student Union

University and family events  Annual Brothers and Sisters United (BSU) Dinner  6:30 p.m.
Following the Engagement and Inclusion Reception, students, families, and alumni are welcome to join us for the annual BSU Dinner. Ticketed event. Walk-ins welcome. $20 per person; $5 for current students; free for children under 12.
Gengras Student Union Cafeteria

Reunions  School of Communication Alumni Reception  5:30–7:30 p.m.
1877 Club Rotunda, Harry Jack Gray Center

University and family events  Hawktober Fireworks  7 p.m.
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and gather on the Campus Green with fellow alumni, students, parents and friends for a dazzling fireworks display! The Campus Activities Team and Commuter Students Association will be on hand selling popcorn, cotton candy and a few surprise items! Join us for a spectacular end to your day at UHart!
Campus Green

The Hartt School and performances  Brigadoon  7:30 p.m.
Tickets available beginning Sept. 10. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. for walk-up sales as tickets remain. $20 tickets/$15 alumni. Special pricing available for students, faculty/staff, and groups. Learn more.
Millard Auditorium

Hawktober  Hawks Social  7:30–10 p.m.
Drink deals and fun in downtown Hartford! All alumni and friends welcome.
City Steam Brewery

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Sunday, Oct. 20

Hawktober  Jazz Brunch  11 a.m.–1 p.m
Featuring a delicious New Orleans-themed brunch accompanied by lively jazz music by alumna and recording artist Latanya Farrell M'97, M'98. Ticketed event. Walk-ins welcome. $22 per person; children 12 and under complimentary.
Gengras Student Union

Hartford Athletics  Hartford Women's Soccer vs UNH and 1999 Team Reunion  1 p.m.
The 1999 Women's Soccer team that advanced all the way to the "elite 8" in the NCAA Tournament will be honored at halftime. Ticketed event.
Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium

Religious   Catholic Vigil Mass and Reception  1 p.m.
Father Mai will celebrate Mass at the Catholic Center, followed by refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome.
Catholic Campus Ministry Center, 207 Bloomfield Avenue

Alumni Association  Hartford College for Women Alumnae Reception 2 p.m.
HCW alumnae are invited back to campus for a private reception prior to the afternoon performance of Brigadoon.

The Hartt School and performances  Brigadoon  3 p.m.
Tickets available beginning Sept. 10. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. for walk-up sales as tickets remain. $20 tickets/$15 alumni. Special pricing available for students, faculty/staff, and groups. Learn more.
Millard Auditorium

Hartford Athletics  Hartford Volleyball vs Sacred Heart and Hartford Volleyball Alumnae Night  6 p.m.
Volleyball alumnae are invited back to campus as Hartford Volleyball takes on Sacred Heart.
Sports Center, Volleyball Gym

Be sure to follow Hawktober on Facebook for updates!

Questions? Email hawktober@hartford.edu for more information or call 860.768.2400.

Volunteer

Interesting in being a part of the fun? Sign up to be a Hawktober Ambassador or volunteer in other ways. For questions or more information, please email hawktober@hartford.edu.