Homecoming On the Hill – Our 200th Year Celebration Begins!

By: Katie Malloy ‘15

Everybody on the Hill is gearing up for a spectacular weekend: Homecoming! I’m most excited to welcome the Class of 1964 for their 50th year reunion; I love to hear stories about life at Nichols when it was all men.

Speaking of the “Golden Bison” of 1964, on Friday, President Engelkemeyer hosts the invitation-only Golden Bison reception, followed by a gala dinner (invitation only) and then an awesome fireworks display on Vendetti Field at 9:15pm. With so much going on you’ll need your caffeine and sugar to keep your energy up, so be sure to visit the tent in Lot J for free coffee and desserts!

Saturday is full of events: Relive your days at Nichols through the wonderful exhibit set up in Conant Library. Look through pictures from past Homecomings and discover a little more about our history here on the Hill. A number of photos and documents from the Nichols archives will be on display.

Also on Saturday is the Homecoming football game against Becker at 1 pm. I hear from my sources that tailgating in Lot M before the game will be packed—all the spots were reserved well in advance.

For those you who got a coveted spot, be sure to bring your sidewalk chalk and window markers and remember to decorate your tailgating space. Some of the best displays will be posted on social media (#NicholsTurns200) and maybe even featured in an upcoming Nichols College publication.

On Sunday, Nichols hosts the highly anticipated Tint Me Nichols 5k fun run. Join the race or cheer on your friends – you don’t need to be a runner to participate!! Make sure to wear white at the starting line so you can show off your new colors at the finish line! Registration begins at 11 at the Athletic Center; the run starts at 1.

Throughout the weekend, there will be a variety of sporting events so be sure to stop by and support your fellow Bison athletes!
• Friday: Men’s Soccer vs Endicott (5:00pm, Vendetti field)
• Saturday: Women’s Soccer vs. Endicott (11:00am, soccer field)
• Saturday: Women’s Tennis vs Roger Williams (11:30am, Pomfret School)
• Saturday: Football vs Becker College (1:00pm, Vendetti field)
• Sunday: JV Football at Springfield College (1:00pm)

We’re excited to kick off our “Bisontennial” year! Check out https://community.nichols.edu/homecoming2014 for a full list of events and more information.

Share your Homecoming experiences via social media: Use the hashtags #NicholsTurns200, #NCBisonFireworks, and #TintMeNichols.

Follow all the Homecoming and bicentennial activity on:
• Twitter: twitter.com/Nichols_College
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/Nichols.College
• Instagram: instagram.com/nichols_college

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