Wagner Weekend FAQ

Wagner Weekend is a combination of Reunion Weekend (traditionally held in late May or early June) and Homecoming (traditionally held in October). For the first time in Wagner history, we’re bringing together the best parts of our beloved Homecoming and Reunion traditions.

We are pleased to offer an in-person Wagner Weekend, and we do so as we navigate the continued impact of COVID-19 and our ability to safely host large events. Please view our current Covid safety rules for our students and employees here.

Effective immediately, ALL events that were previously scheduled to be held indoors will be held outdoors, rain or shineWe will NOT accept any on-site registrations for Wagner Weekend. Therefore, if you plan to attend, you must pre-register on our website here in advance to ensure you are on the list.

All Wagner Weekend attendees will be required to submit proof of their vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before their arrival.

At this time, for indoor locations on campus, masks are required during Wagner Weekend on October 1 – 2, 2021. For outdoor campus environments, masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals and masks are optional for vaccinated individuals. For more information, view our Health and Safety page here.

There will be no accommodations available on campus as our students will be living in the dorms.

​Book a room now at the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island. Our discounted room block rate is no longer available but you can still reserve a room here or by calling 718-477-2400.

For more information regarding other accommodations, visit our main accommodations website here.

The Visitor Parking Lot, located in the Lower Tiers, is a free lot available all weekend. There will be parking available in the Stadium Lot for a fee, and complimentary parking at St. John’s University on Saturday, October 2 only beginning at 12:00 pm. For information on parking, please visit our website here.

On Friday, October 1, we will celebrate the 2020 Alumni Award Recipients with a short program during our Grand Celebration. You can read our 2020 recipient bios here. The Grand Celebration will kick off with a cocktail reception at 7:00 pm, followed by the alumni awards ceremony. We did not select any 2021 alumni award recipients as we wanted to properly honor, recognize and celebrate our 2020 recipients.

Congratulations! We’ve love to partner with alumni who are celebrating their reunion anniversary class year. This year, we are asking alumni to be ambassadors for their reunion anniversary class. As ambassadors, we ask that you:

  • Invite your classmates to the weekend events
  • Attend Wagner Weekend yourself!
  • Stay updated on our Wagner Weekend website
  • Spread the word by sharing our Facebook or Instagram posts to your networks

If you are interested in being a Wagner Weekend ambassador, please contact us at alumni@wagner.edu or 718-390-3224 and we will connect you with your Advancement staff liaison.

You can view the full schedule of events here.

To register, please check out the Wagner Weekend registration page here. We will NOT accept any on-site registrations for Wagner Weekend. Therefore, if you plan to attend, you must pre-register on our website here in advance to ensure you are on the list.

We encourage students to join us for Wagner Weekend 2021, Wagner’s biggest event of the fall! We hope our students will come out to support and celebrate Wagner pride. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required only for select events!

The only event that students are unable to attend is Friday night’s alumni only event called the Grand Celebration, featuring the Alumni Awards. We encourage attendance at the Pep Rally and Movie night!

Friday, October 1 Events:

  • For Friday, October 1, the Pep Rally and Movie Night under the Stars are free to students and do NOT require registration. Parents and guests can register on the Wagner Weekend registration page here. For any questions regarding Friday’s student-oriented events, please contact sea@wagner.edu.

Saturday, October 2 Events:

  • On Saturday, October 2, student organizations will be displaying their banners on our Wagner Weekend float on the Oval, for all to see! For any questions regarding banners, contact sea@wagner.edu.
  • For Wagner Weekend on the Oval on Saturday, October 2, students must register through the Office of Alumni Relations if they want to participate in the food vendor options. All other activities, such as entertainment, interactive games, etc, on the oval are FREE. You can sign up for this under our complimentary pricing for the free activities during Wagner Wednesday, 9/29 or on-site on Saturday, 10/2. Register here for Wagner Weekend on the Oval to get your food tickets!
  • Students do NOT need to register for the football game.

******All meal service will be on its normal schedule in Hawk’s and the Dining Hall on Saturday – you do not need to use a meal swipe for any of the Wagner Weekend events.******

Absolutely! We encourage parents and friends of the College to attend our events. On Friday, October 1, parents could join us for a pep-rally to cheer on your Wagner Seahawks, cheerleaders, and marching band! Then, spend some quality time with your student while watching a movie under the stars.

On Saturday, October 2, you don’t want to miss the festivities on the Oval from 2 to 4:30 p.m. before the big game. This year’s celebration will include a variety of food from some of Staten Island’s favorite restaurants and even alumni-owned businesses. We’ll have music, entertainment, interactive games, lawn games, variety performers and more! Then join us on Hameline Field for the Wagner Seahawks vs. Delaware State Hornets football game at 5:00 p.m. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to be with your student and family.

We will NOT accept any on-site registrations for Wagner Weekend. Therefore, if you plan to attend, you must pre-register on our website here in advance to ensure you are on the list.

Even if you can’t attend, you can use this link to register your student for Wagner Weekend on the Oval. (What is Wagner Weekend? See below FAQ for an explanation.)

We will have a variety of food and soft drink options from local Staten Island restaurants, along with a beer and wine tent. Attendees can vote on the best banner presented by student organizations, which will be displayed our Wagner Weekend float. There will be entertainment, giveaways, and fun for all ages. Before the game, enjoy a mini-parade and cheer on our football team and the Homecoming King & Queen Court on our float.

In order to attend Wagner Weekend on the Oval, you must pre-register on our website here in advance.

All food and drinks will be sold by tickets (Wagner bucks) only. One Wagner buck is a $1 value. Most food and drink items will range from 5 to 7 tickets. All beer and wine will cost $5 (5 tickets). Packages include 10 tickets each. Additional tickets for those already pre-registered will be available at the registration tent on the Oval. Tickets will stop being sold at 4:15 pm and vendors will stop serving at 4:30 pm.

What’s on the Oval?

  • Local Staten Island Restaurants serving their specials ranging from Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Desserts, fried zeppoles and oreos! *Everyone (including students) must buy tickets through registration link.
    • Vendors include: Jac Mao, Burrito Bar, Montalbano’s, Eggers, Mark’s Bake Shoppe, Joe & Pat’s Pizzeria, Chartwells.
  • Beer & Wine Tent – MUST be 21+ to drink. You will need two forms of ID (State Issued ID & for students, your Wagner ID). All beer & wine is 5 tickets per drink! *Everyone (including 21+ students) must buy tickets through registration link.
  • DJ entertainment *FREE
  • Interactive games *FREE
  • Cornhole, Lifesize Jenga and more fun lawn games. *FREE
  • Cool Giveaways every hour you won’t want to miss! *FREE

We will NOT accept any on-site registrations for Wagner Weekend. Therefore, if you plan to attend, you must pre-register on our website here in advance to ensure you are on the list.

We will be checking in all pre-registered guests at each individual event. This is a requirement for NYC contact tracing purposes. If a guest attends who is not pre-registered, they will be denied entry to Wagner College.

On Friday, October 1, alumni and guests can check in for the Grand Celebration from 4:00-7:30 PM, Sutter Oval.

For Saturday, October 2, all alumni can check in at the designated area for the event they signed up for. For Wagner Weekend on the Oval, check in will be from 2:00-4:15 pm on Sutter Oval at the registration tent on Howard Avenue.

Tailgating is prohibited prior to, during and after the Wagner football game.

For additional questions, please contact alumni@wagner.edu or 718-390-3224.


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