This is the schedule for the weekend of Fall Festival. All activities listed are subject to changes or cancellation.
* signifies that the event is not complimentary
Friday, September 25
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
President's Welcome Reception
Join President Richard Guarasci, faculty, and members of the Wagner college community on the Foundation Patio and Manzulli Board Room for his welcome reception to officially kick-off Fall Festival Weekend. Light refreshments will be served.
5:00 PM- 6:30 PM
Barbecue on the Oval
Cheer on the Seahawk Football team as they prepare for Saturday's Homecoming game while you enjoy a BBQ dinner on the Oval. The Wagner College Marching Band and the Wagner Seahawk himself will also make appearances!
Outdoor Movie on the Football Field: Little Giants
Grab your blankets and move from your couch to the football stadium as we transform our scoreboard into an outdoor movie theater. Get pumped up for a weekend of football with Little Giants. Hit the ice cream truck, load up on popcorn, and top off your sugar rush with cotton candy. Don't miss a movie night under the stars.
A Cappella Fest
It's the a cappella music event of the semester! Each of Wagner College's three student a cappella groups will be featured at this free showcase event for Wagner students, families, and alumni.
Saturday, September 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Enjoy a continental breakfast of bagels, pastries, coffee, juice, and tea served on the Union Patio by our own Wagner Dining Services. Come and go as you please, mingle with fellow Seahawks, and nourish yourself for a day packed with more food, music, football, and lots of campus events.
Peter Pellegrito '07 M'08 Bench Dedication
Join members of Peter Pellegrito's family and the Wagner College Community as we honor the life of Peter '07 M'08. We will be dedicating a bench in his memory on the Sutter Oval.
Each year, the Horrmann Library staff hosts a very popular Book Sale. The Book Sale is sponsored by Friends of the Library and is cash only.
Meet in front of Main Hall (Rain Location: Horrmann Library)
If you are a Wagner College alumnus who has a daughter, son, grandchild, etc. now attending Wagner, please join us for this unique photo opportunity.
History of Wagner Tour with Lee Manchester
Begins from the Trautmann Square Clock
Was Wagner really built on British soil? And how did Wagner make its journey to Staten Island from upstate? All of your questions answered and more by joining Lee Manchester for an insightful journey through the past of Wagner College.
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Study Abroad Then and Now
Alumni and current students alike will share their memories, insights, and experiences from studying abroad during their time at Wagner.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Food Science Lab - Class
Megerle Hall Room 204
An introductory course in the growing field of food science, come explore the behavior of proteins in several milk products when exposed to different environments. Course will be taught by Dr. Racquel Campo DeCicco, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Astronomy and the Planetarium- Class
Planetarium, Spiro Hall
The planets and the stars come to life in Wagner's Planetarium
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Bregenz Reunion Brunch *
Faculty Dining Room, Union Building
Calling all Bregenz alumni! Join us for brunch in the Faculty Dining Room to reconnect, mingle, and reminisce about college days spent in Bregenz, Austria through Wagner's former study abroad program. Guests will enjoy an exclusive brunch and the opportunity to connect with classmates before the Homecoming festivities begin.
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Citizen Alum Reception and Celebration
Join us to honor the first class of Citizen Alum honorees and watch touching videos highlighting Wagner alumni work in their communities. Hear from the Director of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement about Wagner's current engagement and how you can get involved.
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Financial Planning Seminar: I'm Married with Children: Now What?
Main Hall 6
Happy hour, road trips, and co-ed softball are going to be replaced with orthodontist bills, little league games, and saving for college. Are you financially ready to raise a family? David J. Martin, Esq., the Director of College Relations, will conduct a seminar full of financial tips and best practices for new - and not so new - parents.
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Main Hall 7
Wagner College's opportunities extend outside of the classroom through internships in a wide variety of
industries in New York City and beyond. Student panelists will speak about how internships have helped
shape their Wagner experience.
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
A Day in the Life of an LC: Developing Leadership Through Ethics
Main Hall 8
Co-taught by Dr. Eshleman and Dr. LaRocca, this Learning Community explores ethical decisions for
future business leaders. Hear about what it's like to participate in one of Wagner's First Year Learning
Communities, including what is discussed in the classroom as well as the experiential learning that takes
place in the local community.
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Football 101: Presented by Walt Hameline
Join our longtime Athletic Director and one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history for a crash course on everything you need to know about football. Coach Hameline will be discussing offense, defense, and all of those wild hand signals the guys in the striped shirts make when they blow their whistles. This is a session you will not want to miss.
Wagner College Theatre Presents: Sneak Peek of Damn Yankees
Main Hall Front Steps
Hold on to your baseball gloves and hats because Wagner College is bringing you a sneak peek of the musical Damn Yankees. This acclaimed musical takes devotion to a sports team to a whole new level and you won't want to miss this inside look at this fall's first Main Stage production.
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Q & A with President Guarasci and Senior Administration
Wagner College President, Dr. Richard Guarasci, and the Senior Administration of the college share the latest information regarding the campus and engage in an open dialogue about your questions and concerns.
Black Student Union Alumni Reception
Main Hall Lobby
Meet and greet with Alumni and current members of the Black Student Union. Share memories and experiences over refreshments.
2:00- 5:00 PM
Homecoming on the Oval *
The can't-miss event of the weekend, join us on Sutter Oval for a day of Wagner pride. We will have about 10 food trucks featuring some of your New York favorites. Head on over to our beer garden for a few drinks before the big game, and enjoy the live music styles of bands Easy Company and Sons of Origin. Put on your game face and challenge your friends to various lawn and inflatable activities. Watch as the Wagner College Marching Band leads our Homecoming Court onto the football field. You won't want to miss this jam-packed kickstart to the big game.
Royal Court Reception
Main Hall Lobby
A private reception for the Homecoming Royal Court candidates, their guests, and families to celebrate the occasion. By invitation only.
Led by the Wagner Seahawk and Wagner College Marching Band, the 2nd Annual Homecoming
Parade will march from Main Hall over to the Stadium in time for kick-off, featuring the Homecoming Royal Court and the student organizations supporting their Royal Court candidates! All Homecoming guests should follow the parade and grab a seat in the Stadium for the big game.
Wagner Football vs. Lafayette *
Wagner College Stadium
Bring your Seahawk pride over to Wagner College Stadium and cheer on your defending NEC Champions as they take on the Leopards of Lafayette College.
SGA Glow Party
Join the SGA and WagCAB as they host the Glo' with the Flo' Dance Party! This party will feature a DJ, Blacklights, Glow Sticks, and Free Food!
Alumni After Party *
Ruddy & Deans
For Seahawks who are not ready to end their night, join fellow alumni at Ruddy and Dean's for the homecoming after party. Just grab the shuttle from inner campus, the Alumni Relations Office has set up drink specials until 12 am.
Sunday, September 27
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Trautmann Square (Rain location Dance Studio, Main Hall B9)
After a full day of activities on Saturday, weary Seahawks will want to begin their day on Sunday with a refreshing yoga session. Join us for an hour of relaxation and rejuvenation. Namaste.
11:00 AM- 1:30 PM
For family members and alumni looking to share one last meal on campus before the end of the weekend, the Main Dining Hall will be open for brunch and the Hawk's Nest will be open beginning at 9 am. Guests will pay on site.
Women's Soccer vs. Cornell
Wagner College Stadium
In 2014, our lady Seahawks just missed a bid to the NEC Championship. Come out and support them as they attempt to make good on their quest for a first NEC crown.
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Faculty Dining Room
Please join us to hear from Jewish Alumni of Wagner and those interested in our new Holocaust Education and programming Center. Speakers include Ted Novak and Paul Goldenberg, Class of '69, Elizabeth Weintrob, Class of 2001 and honoree Seymour Siegler, Class of 1953. Over 2 dozen alumni and students confirmed to attend. All welcome! Lunch is free to students and parents, with $20 suggested donation for alumni and community members.
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Lemonade & Laughs
Union Patio (Rain Location: Union Atrium)
Join WagCAB as they present Lemonade and Laughs: A comedy show featuring a lemonade bar with do-it-yourself mason jars!