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Back To Babson

Last year, we saw a record-breaking number of alumni return to Babson for Back to Babson. With close to 2,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends in attendance, this is our biggest alumni event of the year. With opportunities to reconnect, celebrate reunions, and have some fun, Back to Babson 2017 is poised to be the best yet!

Please come back and visit as we continue to finalize the weekend details.

2017 Back to Babson Schedule of Events

Friday, September 15, 2017

9 a.m.Hockey Alumni Golf Tournament
New England Country Club
Contact Jamie Rice for more information and to register.
9 a.m.Soccer Alumni Golf Tournament
Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
Contact Jon Anderson for more information and to register.
11 a.m.
–6 p.m.
Back to Babson Headquarters & Welcome Center
Babson Executive Conference Center - Thames Room
11 a.m. Half-Century* Check-in
Reunite with old friends of 50+ years at Babson’s Executive Conference Center.
Noon–2 p.m. Half-Century* Luncheon
President’s House
Hear about Babson today from President Kerry Healey while enjoying lunch.
Recommended Attire: Business Casual
2–4 p.m. Half-Century* Interactive Tour
Enjoy a trolley tour of campus with designated spots to step off the trolley and see the best of what Babson has to offer!
Noon–5 p.m. Volunteer Forum @ Back to Babson
Babson Executive Conference Center
As a dedicated volunteer and leader, your access to Babson's senior leaders and insider information is our priority.  That's why we have designed the Volunteer Forum exclusively for you! Register for the summit here»
1–4 p.m. Student Field Games
PepsiCo Gymnasium
3–5 p.m. Résumania
Olin Hall, lower level
Informal opportunity for our students to network with alums, have their résumé reviewed, and seek career advice.  Learn more and participate»
4:30 p.m.A Coming of Age: A dual exhibition of paintings by LaShonda Cooks '10 and Jamaal Eversley '10
Hollister Gallery
Join these two alums for a lively Q&A session and talk about their art processes and how Babson prepared them for a life long journey in the art world.  Artist Talk at 4:30 with reception to follow.
6–8:30 p.m. Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®
Knight Auditorium
Celebrate the newest Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductee and Rising Star entrepreneurs, and enjoy dinner and drinks at this signature Babson event.
$30 per person.
9 p.m. Back to Babson Weekend Kickoff Entertainment
Tent, Upper Athletic Fields
$25 per person.
10:30 p.m. Post-Show Refreshments
Tent, Upper Athletic Fields

Saturday, September 16, 2017

8 a.m.–1 p.m. Glavin Chapel Open for Remembrance
Glavin Chapel
8:30–10 a.m. Babson Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Babson Executive Conference Center
9 a.m. Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game
MacDowell Field
For more information and to participate, contact Michelle Smith
10 a.m. Baseball Alumni Game
Govoni Field
For more information and to participate, contact Matt Noone
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Volunteer Leadership Awards Brunch (by invitation only)
Babson Executive Conference Center
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Kids College
PepsiCo Gymnasium
Learning has never been more fun! Drop off your junior entrepreneurs for this special session designed just for them.
11 a.m.Volleyball v Clark
Staake Gymnasium
11 a.m.Softball Alumni Game
Alumni Field
For more information and to participate, contact Dave Canan
11:30 a.m.Field Hockey v MIT
MacDowell Field
Noon - 4 p.m. Alumni Hospitality Suite
Babson Executive Conference Center, Woodside Room
Take a break from the action and enjoy light refreshments between events.
Noon–3:30 p.m. The Tent
Upper Athletic Fields
Come hungry, leave happy! Featuring specialty brews, gourmet food, lawn games, swag, face painting, balloons artists, bouncy house ... and more! 
Alumni from Theta Chi will once again be in attendance with Be the Match, providing an opportunity to register as a life saving bone marrow donor.
$35 per person; young alumni (2008–2017) $25 per person; children under 15 complimentary
NoonMen's Soccer v WPI
Hartwell-Rogers Field
2:30 p.m.Posse Alumni Panel Discussion and Reception
Glavin Family Chapel
2:30 p.m.Women's Soccer v Bates
Hartwell-Rogers Field
3 p.m.Volleyball v Roger Williams
Staake Gymnasium
3:30–5:30 p.m. Afternoon Interactives: Taste, Create, & Learn
Various locations on campus
Enjoy fun, interactive sessions with alumni from all classes. Pick up a new skill or hobby, and enjoy these casual afternoon activities led by our community members.
Session Options
Hard Cider Tasting with Belkin Family Lookout Farm
Babson Paint Nite
Creative Floral Design with Missy Fine '06
Sushi Rolling with Chef Alex
Behind the Scenes at Sorenson - Exploring BabsonArts
$20 per person. Space is limited.  Sessions will not appear on registration if they are sold out.
3:30–5:30 p.m. Black Affinity Biannual Meeting/Gathering
Donna Stoddard’s Home
To learn more and participate, email Donna Stoddard.
4 p.m. Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
MacDowell Field
For more information and to participate, contact Brendan Gorman
5:30–11:30 p.m. Babysitting
Babson Executive Conference Center
7:30–10:30 p.m. Undergraduate Class Reunion Parties (2s and 7s)
$45 per person.
7:30–10:30 p.m. Graduate Class Reunion Parties (2s and 7s)
$45 per person.

8 p.m.

Young Alumni Reception (2013–2017)
The Harp
From 8-9 p.m., hop the line and get 2 free drink tickets while supplies last.  After 9 p.m., the Babson line will close but the party will continue.
10:30 p.m. Back to Babson After-Party and Fireworks
The Tent, Upper Athletic Fields
Keep the party going with all classes, and close the night out with a bang. Fireworks at 11 p.m.!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

9–11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Babson Executive Conference Center
Fill up with breakfast, reminisce about the night before, and make plans to return next year!

*Half-Century events are open only to the Classes of 1967/MBA’67 and earlier.