Back To Babson

Join us for Back to Babson 2018, our biggest alumni event of the year.

With close to 2,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends in attendance, you will have opportunities to reconnect, celebrate reunions, and see how our campus has changed!

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration is available at the door to each event. Please bring cash, as credit cards are not accepted at all venues.

If you are interested in attending Alumni Entrepreneur Awards or Volunteer Leadership Awards, please call Events Management at 781-239-5265 by September 20, as these are seated events where walk-in registration is not available.

2018 Back to Babson Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21, 2018

9 a.m. Ice Hockey Alumni Golf Tournament

9 a.m. Soccer Alumni Golf Tournament

8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Rethinking what we think about Leadership: Self and Social Awareness Really Matter
Babson Executive Conference Center
In this highly interactive session, we will rethink what we think about leadership and then focus in on the importance of self and social self-awareness. Participants will leave with specific actions steps they can take to increase their leader effectiveness.
Sponsored by Babson Executive Education

11 a.m. Half Century Check-In*
Babson Executive Conference Center

Noon–5 p.m Back to Babson Headquarters & Welcome Center
Babson Executive Conference Center

Noon–2 p.m. Half Century Luncheon*
President’s House

2–4 p.m. Half Century Interactive Tour*
Babson Campus

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Volunteer Forum
Babson Executive Conference Center
Enhancing resources to support you—our dedicated volunteers and leaders, is a priority for us. The Volunteer Forum is designed to provide you with the necessary tools to engage with Babson as strong ambassadors, successful volunteers, and effective leaders.

12–1:30 p.m. Good Business Friday
Reynolds Global Lounge
A causal discussion about What It Means to Create Social Value through Business featuring 2018 Rising Stars Chinmoy Mishra MBA '08 and Dhairya Gupta MBA '08, co-founders of AllizHealth. Click here for more details.

15 p.m.  Young Entrepreneurs Conference
Olin Hall

4:30 p.m. Weissman Foundry Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Weissman Foundry

6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Springfield
MacDowell Field

6–8 p.m. Alumni Entrepreneur Awards
Knight Auditorium
Celebrate the newest Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductee, Richelieu Dennis '91, and Rising Star entrepreneurs, Dhairya Gupta MBA'08, Chinmoy Mishra MBA'08, and Dandan Zhu '09. Enjoy dinner and drinks at this signature Babson event. $30 per person.
Learn more about our honorees»

8–10 p.m. Cocktails with Coaches
The Tent, Upper Fields
Hosted by Mike Lynch, Senior Director, Athletics and Athletics Advancement.  Join coaching staff and fellow alumni athletes for an evening to reconnect and celebrate Babson athletics past, present, and future. $25 per person.

8–11 p.m. Drinks and DJ at Roger’s Pub & Grille
Roger’s Pub & Grille
An informal gathering to kick off the weekend.

*Half Century events are open only to the classes of 1968/MBA’68 and earlier.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chapel Open for Remembrance
Glavin Chapel

8:30–10 a.m. Babson Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Babson Executive Conference Center

9:30 a.m. Alumni Game: Women's Lacrosse
MacDowell Field

10–11 a.m. Theta Chi Annual Meeting 
Cruickshank Alumni Hall Conference Room

10 a.m.–Noon Volunteer Leadership Awards Brunch (by invitation only)
Babson Executive Conference Center

10 a.m.–Noon Kids Camp @ Back to Babson
PepsiCo Pavilion
Drop off your junior entrepreneurs for this special session designed just for them.  2018 Kids Camp features a marshmallow and spaghetti tower building contest and basketball shoot around, all led by our FME mentors and Student Athletes. We’ll finish up by making a sweet treat with our chefs from Babson Dining.

10 a.m. Alumni Game: Softball
Alumni Field

10 a.m. Alumni Game: Baseball
Govoni Field

10 a.m. Swimming and Diving  Alumni Gathering and Family Open Swim
Morse Swimming Pool
*See Sunday schedule for information on the alumni meet

10:30 a.m. Campus Walking Tour
Departing from Babson Executive Conference Center main entrance/lobby
No matter how long it's been since you graduated, see how campus has changed and learn about the transformational projects underway as we prepare for our Centennial year.  
Second tour available at 3 p.m. departing from upper fields.  Golf cart will be available for those with mobility needs on both tours. 

11 a.m. Volleyball vs. Smith
Staake Gymnasium

11:30 a.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Clark
Hartwell-Rogers Field

Noon–4 p.m. “The Tent”
Upper Fields
Come hungry, leave happy! Featuring music, food, and fun. Bring the whole family and enjoy lawn games, swag, face painting, balloons artists, bouncy house … and more! Theta Chi alumni will host their 6th annual Bone Marrow Drive. $35 per person / BOLD (Beavers Of the Last Decade) alumni 2009–2018 $25 per person / Children under 15 complimentary

Noon–4 p.m. Alumni Hospitality Room
Woodside Room, Babson Executive Conference Center
Looking for a quieter place to relax between events?  Put your feet up and grab light refreshments in this space just for you, on the lower level of the BECC. 

12 p.m. Women's Rugby vs. TBD
Harrington Pitch

1–3 p.m. H-Tower 10th Anniversary
H-Tower Common Room, Van Winkle Hall

1:30–3:30 p.m. Origins of Necessary Equality (ONE) 10th Anniversary
Outside ONE Tower

2 p.m. Men's Rugby vs. St. Anselm
Harrington Pitch

2-4 p.m. Alumni Game: Men's Lacrosse
MacDowell Field

2 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Springfield
Hartwell-Rogers Field

3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Keene State
Staake Gymnasium

3 p.m. Campus Walking Tour
Departing from The Tent - Upper Fields near the side entrance by Coleman and the Softball Fields
No matter how long it's been since you graduated, see how campus has changed and learn about the transformational projects underway as we prepare for our Centennial year.  
Golf cart will be available for those with mobility needs.

3:30–5:30 p.m. Black Affinity Network (BAN) Family Reunion 
Home of Dr. Lawrence P. Ward, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.  25 Burrill Lane, Needham, MA

5–7 p.m. LGBTQ+ Reception
Global Lounge, Reynolds Campus Center

5:30–11:30 p.m. Babysitting
Babson Executive Conference Center

6 p.m. Posse 15th Anniversary
Glavin Chapel

7:30–11 p.m. Class Reunion Parties (3s & 8s)
Various Locations
Start Times vary, click below for more details
Undergraduate School Reunion Class Information
Graduate School Reunion Class Information
$50 per person

8 p.m. Young Alumni Reception (2014–2018)
The Harp

11-11:30 p.m. Late Night Pizza on College Drive
Outside Olin Hall
Finish out the evening like a true college student and grab a slice after your class party

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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

10 a.m. Alumni Game: Swimming and Diving  Alumni Meet
Morse Swimming Pool
10 a.m. warmup, 11 a.m. meet

Look Back at Last Year’s Weekend Highlights: