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Hawktober Weekend
Event times and locations are subject to change.
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FRIDAY, OCT. 20

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Event

1–5 p.m. University Archives and Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit
History is fun! Learn about UHart's past and view select materials from various special collections.
KF Room, Harrison University Libraries
2–4 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors Meeting
Esphyr Slobodkina Urguhart Children's Reading Room, adjacent to Hillyer Hall
5–8 p.m. Anchor Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of some of the University of Hartford's most accomplished alumni.
1877 Club, Harry Jack Gray Center
5:30 p.m. (Service)
6:30 p.m. (Dinner)
Hartford Hillel's Shabbat Service and Dinner
Alumni, students, and parents are invited to attend the Shabbat service followed by dinner.
Gengras Student Union Cafeteria
7:30 p.m. Evita
Contact the University Box Office to purchase tickets. Visit www.hartford.edu/tickets or call 860.768.4228.
Lincoln Theater
7:30 p.m. Hartt Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Performance
Experience the nationally recognized ensemble at a live performance, featuring a piece by President Woodward, The Charles Bridge. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance through the University Box Office. Visit www.hartford.edu/tickets or call 860.768.4228.
Millard Auditorium
8:30–10 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.) First Flight (formerly called Midnight Mania)
A UHart Tradition! Tip off the 2017–18 basketball season with games, prizes, student performances, and more. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Chase Arena, Reich Family Pavilion
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SATURDAY, OCT. 21

Time

Event

8–9:30 a.m. Hawktober 5K
Show your Hawk Pride! Join alumni, students, and families for the annual Hawktober Weekend 5K.
Registration and starting line in front of the Sports Center
8:30–11:30 a.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
1877 Club, Harry Jack Gray Center
8 a.m.–3 p.m. Hawktober Weekend Registration
Gengras Student Union Cafeteria
9–10:30 a.m. Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Gengras Student Union Cafeteria
10:15 a.m. Campus Tour
Hosted by the Admission Office.
Tour guide: Kelly Tischbein, Senior, Multi-Media Web
Design & Development.
Departs from Bates House
11 a.m. Hartford Hawks Alumni Games
Former Hartford Hawks from softball, baseball, and men's lacrosse will reunite for their annual alumni games.
Sports Center
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Open House at the Harrison Libraries
Wondered what was behind the construction walls for the past year? Come and explore the newly renovated Libraries and be among the first to view the newly installed artwork in the Lower Level.
Harrison Libraries
11 a.m.–4 p.m University Archives and Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit
History is fun! Learn about UHart's past and view select materials from various special collections.
KF Room, Harrison University Libraries
11:15 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Services Taste of Home "Recipe" Showcase
Enjoy UHart's top 10 home-cooked recipes, submitted by students and parents. To submit a recipe, email catering@hartford.edu by Oct. 6.
Campus Green

11:30 a.m.–noon Meet the Hartford Women's Basketball Team
Don't miss the opportunity to say hello to Women's Basketball Head Coach Kim McNeill, her coaching staff, and players.
Chase Arena, Reich Family Pavilion
11:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Allen Library Ribbon Cutting
Mortensen Library Ribbon Cutting

You are invited to the ribbon cutting for the renovated library spaces.
Harrison Libraries
11:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
With President Gregory Woodward

Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green
noon–1:30 p.m. Picnic on the Green
Show your Hawk Spirit! Enjoy a delicious barbecue with alumni, students, parents, and friends. Join us for popcorn, balloons, music, and more.
Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green
noon–1:30 p.m. Men's Basketball Open Practice
Come watch Head Men's Basketball Coach John Gallagher and his coaching staff as the Hawks prepare for the 2017-18 season.
Chase Arena, Reich Family Pavilion
noon–1:30 p.m. Empty Bowls
Purchase a ceramic bowl created by the University of Hartford Ceramics Club. Profits from the sale of bowls support Foodshare in its fight to end hunger.
Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green
noon–3 p.m. Naciones Hispanas Unidas (NHU) Complimentary Luncheon
For parents and alumni of NHU. RSVP by contacting the Office of Multicultural Programs at 860.768.5122.
Gengras Student Union, Rooms 331, 333
noon-3 p.m. Howie's Kids Zone
Bounce house, face painting, photo booth, connect four, balloon artist, arts and crafts
Gray Center Lawn
1–3 p.m. Career Services Open House
Meet our staff and learn about the resources available for alumni and students, including our Host an Intern program.
Gengras Student Union, Room 207
1–3 p.m. FAFSA GPS: Navigating through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
This workshop will allow parents and students to complete the 2018/2019 FAFSA with the help of representatives from the Financial Aid Office.
Computer Lab, Hillyer Hall
1–3:30 p.m. Catholic Campus Ministry Center Open House
Tour the new Catholic Campus Ministry Center just across the street from the main campus. Stay for our Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Catholic Campus Ministry Center, 207 Bloomfield Avenue
1:30–2:30 p.m. Study Abroad Presentation
Interested in study abroad? Learn about the opportunities available and get all of your questions answered from International Center staff.
Mali 1, Dana Hall 201
1:30–3:30 p.m. Hillyer College Board of Visitors Meeting
Voldstad Honors Classroom, Shaw Center, Room 266
1:30–4 p.m. University of Hartford Athletics BBQ
For current and former student-athletes and their parents
Al-Marzook Field
2 p.m. Hartford Women's Lacrosse vs. Coast Guard Academy
Check out the newest Hartford Athletics team as they play a fall scrimmage against the Bears.
Al-Marzook Field
3–5 p.m. Reunion Row
Music, lawn games, food and drink—what more could you want? Reunite with fellow alumni, including former student leaders (SGA, RAs, RFAs, Red Caps, Red Keys, etc.); those involved with Jewish Student Life and Greek Life; and the reunion classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017.
Liberty Mutual Tent on the Campus Green

4:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass and Reception
Konover Great Room, Simon Konover Campus Center
4:30–6 p.m. ENHP Alumni Networking Reception
Shaw Center
5:30–7:30 p.m. School of Communication Alumni Reception
1877 Club Rotunda, Harry Jack Gray Center
6–8 p.m. Hillyer Alumni Networking Reception
Shaw Center
6 p.m., Reception
7 p.m., Dinner
Brothers and Sisters United Parents
Reception and Dinner

Open to all BSU students, families, and guests. RSVP by contacting the Office of Multicultural Programs at 860.768.5122.
$15, adult. Free for children 12 and under.
Gengras Student Union Cafeteria
6–9 p.m. Lacrosse Banquet Awards Ceremony
Hartford Marriott Downtown
7:30 p.m. Evita
Contact the University Box Office to purchase tickets. Visit www.hartford.edu/tickets or call 860.768.4228.
Lincoln Theater
8–11 p.m. Hawks Social
Drink deals and fun in downtown Hartford! All alumni and friends welcome.
City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford
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SUNDAY, OCT. 22

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Event

11 a.m. One Campus, One People, One Torah–Completion of Torah
Parents, students, alumni, friends, and the entire University of Hartford campus community are invited  to join Chabad Chevra in writing history. Participate and partner with the scribe in writing the Torah's final letters. Stay for a light reception and photo opportunity with the scribe.
Regents Commons, Shaw Center, Hillyer Hall
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Jazz Brunch
A great way to cap off Hawktober Weekend! Enjoy a delicious New Orleans-themed brunch accompanied by lively jazz music featuring alumna and recording artist Latanya Farrell M'97, M'98.
Gengras Student Union
12:30 p.m. One Campus, One People, One Torah–Dedication Ceremony and Lunch
Join Chabad Chevra for the University of Hartford Campus Torah Dedication Ceremony, followed by a procession with live music to the Rohr Jewish Student Chabad House. Stay for a light buffet lunch at 1:30 p.m.
Rohr Jewish Student Chabad House, 100 Bloomfield Avenue
3 p.m. Evita
Contact the University Box Office to purchase tickets. Visit www.hartford.edu/tickets or call 860.768.4228.
Lincoln Theater
7:15 p.m. Sunday Evening Mass and Dessert
Catholic Campus Ministry Center, 207 Bloomfield Avenue
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