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!

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.

15 p.m.  Young Entrepreneurs Conference
Olin Hall

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 and Rising Star entrepreneurs, and enjoy dinner and drinks at this signature Babson event. $30 per person.

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

All Day Glavin Chapel Open for Remembrance
Glavin Chapel

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

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
Learning has never been more fun! Drop off your junior entrepreneurs for this special session designed just for them.

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

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 Soccer vs. Springfield
Hartwell-Rogers Field

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

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

5–7 p.m. LGBTQ+ Reception
Location TBD

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
Undergraduate School Reunion Class Information
Graduate School Reunion Class Information
$50 per person

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

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!

 Look Back at Last Year’s Weekend Highlights: