Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

Join us for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2014!

October 10 - 12

Columbus Day Weekend

The following classes will be celebrating a reunion milestone: 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969, 1964 and Heritage Classes


Saturday, October 11

Habitat for Humanity of Marist College:  Alumni Build
Poughkeepsie, NY
7 a.m.–Noon
Space is limited and “first come, first served” and registration is required in advance. Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate and are required to sign a waiver and be accompanied by an adult if under 18.

Alumni Executive Board Meeting
Hancock Center, Dyson Board Room, First Floor
8:30 a.m.
A continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8:00 a.m. Alumni who are interested in getting more involved in the Alumni Association are welcome to attend.

New Academic Building - Symphonic Hall
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Alumni who wish to participate AND play at the football game, please contact the Music Department at Michael.Napolitano@marist.edu or (845) 575-3242 by Friday, October 3. Please indicate if you need to borrow an instrument.

Marist Men’s Basketball Intrasquad Scrimmage
McCann Arena
9:30 a.m.
Check out the 2014-2015 team and meet Marist’s new head coach, Mike Maker.

 New Academic Building and
 Home of Marist Music Program

Department Reception
New Academic Building - Symphonic Hall Lobby, Fourth Floor
10 - 11:30 a.m.
All alumni who participated in the Marist Music Program, along with their families and friends, cannot miss the opportunity to see the new home of the Marist Music Program! Visit the beautiful Fusco Recital Hall and the grand Symphonic Hall in our new 24,000 square-foot facility adjoined to the recently renovated Student Center.

Third Annual Alumni Association Awards Presentation and Reception
Hancock Center, Kondysar Presentation Room, Room 2023
10:30 a.m.

All alumni, families, and friends are invited to attend this presentation and reception to honor three dedicated Marist alumni.

Timothy G. Brier '69
Dr. Linus Richard Foy '50
Outstanding Alumnus Award 

Mary Monsaert Joyce '74
Marist College Distinguished 
Service Award

Amanda Augustine '04
Marist College Young
Alumna Award

For more information about the awards, go to maristconnect.marist.edu/alumni_awards.

Marist Abroad Alumni Reception
Hancock Center, International Programs Office, First Floor
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All alumni, along with their families and friends, who participated in the Marist Abroad Program are welcome to attend.

Center for Multicultural Affairs Reception (HEOP, International, and CMA Alumni)
James A. Cannavino Library, Center for Multicultural Affairs/HEOP Office, Third Floor
11 a.m.

All former HEOP, International and CMA alumni, along with their families, are welcome to attend.

Student Government Association Reception
Student Center, SGA Office, Room 3123
11:30 a.m.
All former SGA members, along with their families and friends, are welcome to attend.

Marist Swimming and Diving – Red and White Challenge (Intrasquad Scrimmage)
McCann Natatorium
11 a.m.

Alumni Family Picnic
St. Peter’s Meadow (across from Chapel entrance)
Rain site: McCann Recreation Center
Noon–4 p.m.
Each attendee will receive a complimentary snack and beverage (does not include bottled Pepsi products or alcohol). Lunch items, additional beverages, beer and wine will be available for purchase or you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Reunion classes will have designated areas and there will be plenty of activities for children, including inflatable rides, face painting, crafts and a special visit from Shooter the Fox. Outside alcohol and pets are not permitted.

Heritage Classes ’47-’66, Classes of ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04 and ’09: Gather with your classmates under the reunion tent!


Marist Football vs. Dayton
Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field

Free lawn seats for the first 250 alumni who register! Pre-registered tickets will be available for pickup at the Will Call table at the entrance to the stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m. Otherwise, tickets can be  purchased at the gate on game day (Adults: $10 reserved seating/$8 lawn seating/Children 12 & under: $6 reserved and lawn seating)

Alumnus Book Signing
Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field
Noon through Game Half-Time

Meet Marist alumnus and author Sean Stellato '02 at Tenney Stadium during the Homecoming football game and have a copy of his book No Backing Down  personally autographed. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on-site through the Marist Bookstore.

Campus Tours of the New Academic Building and Renovated Student Center
Leaving from the Grand Foyer and Lounge
1 - 4 p.m.

 Gerard A. Cox '55
Sixth Annual Theatre Hall of Fame Induction and Alumni Reception with a Special Dedication Presentation for Gerard A. Cox '55
Marist Student Center

  • 5 p.m.        Dedication of the Gerard A. Cox ’55 Theatre Lounge
  • 5:30 p.m.  Hall of Fame Induction in Nelly Goletti Theatre
  • 6:30 p.m.  Alumni Reception in Marist Student Center

Join us as we dedicate the new Theatre Lounge in the Marist Student Center to former Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs Gerard A. Cox ‘55. A Theatre Hall  of Fame induction will follow in the Nelly Goletti Theatre to honor Nancy Thomas Dean ’75, David Laffin ’93, Keith “Sonny” Sunderland ’98, and Stephanie Speranza ’07.

Marist Women’s Volleyball vs. Siena
McCann Arena
5 p.m.


Sunday, October 12

Seventh Annual Marist Swimming and Diving Alumni Golf Outing
Casperkill Golf Club, Poughkeepsie
8:30 a.m.
Marist swimming and diving alumni, families and friends are invited to join teammates, coaches and friends for breakfast and a round of golf at Casperkill Golf  Club in Poughkeepsie. The cost is $100 per person and includes greens fees, driving range, cart, breakfast, prizes and a donation to the Marist Swimming and Diving Program. Cash and checks are accepted. For more information, contact John Suzuki ’93 by October 3 at john.suzuki1@ marist.edu or (646) 872-9470.  For more information about Casperkill Golf Club, visit www.casperkillgolf.com.

Bro. Joseph L. R.
Belanger, FMS '48

Dedication of International Education Suite in Memory of Brother Joseph L. R. Belanger, FMS ’48
Hancock Center, Second Floor
11 a.m.
Join us in remembering Brother Joe, Heritage Professor and Professor Emeritus of French, whose founding vision for the Marist Abroad Program led the way to a half-century of excellence in international education at Marist.

Alumni Mass
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Campus Minister Father Richard LaMorte will celebrate Mass in the chapel to remember our alumni, students and friends who recently  passed away. Please join us for refreshments immediately after Mass in the James A. Cannavino Library.


Fall is a busy time of year in the Hudson Valley, so make your overnight reservation now! Download a list of area accommodations.


Heritage Classes ’47-’66, Class of ’64 and Class of ’69 Reunion Celebration

Including a special 50-year reunion presentation

 7 – 11 p.m.
Marist Student Center
$45 per person – cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a dinner buffet

Class of 1969 Reunion Weekend Activities:

Friday, Oct. 10

9:30 a.m. – Golf Outing
Dutchess Golf  Club – Poughkeepsie, NY
$80 per golfer – driving range, cart and greens fees

7 – 9 p.m. – Welcome Cocktail Reception
Marist’s Historic Cornell Boathouse
$40 per person – cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, Oct. 11

7 – 11 p.m.  – 45-Year Reunion Celebration Dinner
In conjunction with the Heritage Classes ’47- ’66 and Class of ’64 50th Reunion
Marist Student Center
$55 per person – cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet and disc jockey entertainment


Classes of 1974 and 1979 Combined Reunion Celebration

7 – 11 p.m.
Marist’s Historic Cornell Boathouse - Longview Park, Poughkeepsie
$55 per person – cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet and disc jockey

Class of 1984: 30-Year Reunion Celebration

7 – 11 p.m.
Canvas - 305 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
$55 per person – cocktails, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, dessert and disc jockey

Class of 1989: 25-Year Reunion Celebration

7 – 10 p.m.
Union Square - 51 Market Street, Poughkeepsie
$50 per person – cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and disc jockey

Class of 1994: 20-Year Reunion Celebration

7 – 10 p.m.
Coppola’s Ristorante - 4167 Albany Post Rd. (Rt. 9), Hyde Park, NY
$55 per person – cocktails, dinner buffet and disc jockey

Class of 1999: 15-Year Reunion Celebration

7 – 9 p.m.
Shadows on the Hudson - 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie
$40 per person – beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres

Class of 2004: 10-Year Reunion Celebration

7 – 9 p.m.
Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse - 35 Main St., Poughkeepsie
$35 per person – open bar, hot and cold appetizers and a disc jockey

Class of 2009: Five-Year Reunion Celebration

7 – 9 p.m.
Darby O’Gill’s - 3969 Albany Post Rd. (Rt. 9), Hyde Park
$30 per person – open bar, hot and cold appetizers and a disc jockey

If you have not yet completed the Class of 2009 Marist Survey, check your email for your personalized link. Ten ’09 graduates who submit surveys on or before 9/15/14 will be chosen at random to win FREE ENTRY to the Class of ’09 Reunion on October 11. Prizes are valued at $30 each and are only valid on 10/11/14. Funds will be reimbursed for those who prepay for the reunion. If you cannot attend the reunion, your prize will be exchanged for a $30 Barnes & Noble gift card, valid in the Marist Bookstore and all Barnes & Noble stores. 

Young Alumni Reunion

8 – 10 p.m.
Darby O’Gill’s - 3969 Albany Post Rd. (Rt. 9), Hyde Park
$25 per person – open bar and appetizers