Upcoming EVENTS for SCSU alumni

Events at a glance - Fall 2015

Alumni NetworkSCSU Alumni Networks are being established in Connecticut (CT wine tasting tour) and throughout the United States in areas where we have large concentrations of alumni.  These networks are being designed to help alumni make connections, both socially and professionally and stay connected with Southern.  We will need your help in administering them.  Each network will have a chairperson and a core group of volunteers to plan events as well as set and accomplish goals of the group.  If you would like to help, please contact Michelle Johnston via email or phone at 203-392-6500.  See below for a list of network events currently being planned. 

Watch for news of Alumni Network Kick-offs and meetings in your area!  

Network Chairs in your Area

Network chairs can be reached by clicking on the names below or visit our SCSU Alumni Network Facebook pages by clicking the name of the chair.

SCSU Boston Alumni NetworkRob Simpson, '83, Chair
SCSU New York City Alumni Network -Aba Hayford, '10, Chair
SCSU Washington, D.C Alumni Network -Shawn O'Brien, MS, '05
SCSU New Haven Area Alumni Network -Ellen Papciak Rose, '89 
SCSU Naples, Florida Area Alumni Network -Ray De Francesco, '53
SCSU Boca Raton, Florida Area Alumni Network -Harry Howell, '68



Due to the weather, Alumni Professionals Day is postponed and will now be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Location and time remains the same: Large tent in front of Wintergreen, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location change:  In front of Wintergreen Building

This is a very special day where our students have the opportunity to sit down with our alumni who work in a wide variety of professions in a relaxed atmosphere with a cup of coffee and ask them questions about what it is really like to work in that field.  The tables are small and the atmosphere is cozy.  We serve some light refreshments so it is very easy to break the ice. We would love your help!  Click here to register.

There is also an opportunity for you to network with other participating alumni and have a glass of wine at a reception after the event in the Lyman Center Lobby, right next door from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.   I hope you will be able to join us.  The input you share with our students may make all the difference in their choice of career.  From the students’ comments in past years, we know our alumni have had a great impact on their choice of career. We will be following this program up in the spring with a continuation of our Mentoring Program, which we began two years ago.

The Women of Seabury ReunionSEABURY

Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, 2015

At this year's Homecoming celebration, October 16 and 17, The Women of Seabury (those who lived in Seabury Hall from 1959 - 1965) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its closing to women.  In 1965, Seabury became a men's residence and the women moved to Farnham Hall. If you lived in Seabury Hall during that time period, or even if you didn’t, please join us on Homecoming weekend for fun and reminiscing! Click here to register!

Friday, October 16, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Bellinis's - Buffet Dinner
2 Broadway
North Haven, CT

Saturday, October 17, 2015
2:30 p.m. - Tour of Campus with Admissions Ambassador
4:00 p.m. - Alumni Tent opens at Jess Dow Field with tables reserved
5:00 p.m. - Homecoming Game begins - SCSU vs. Assumption College

Homecoming 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Alumni Tent opens at 4:00 p.m., Game is at 5:00 p.m.tent
SCSU vs. Assumption College

Click here to register for all the fun.  Admission structure has been changed slightly this year. All alumni will be admitted to the tent (no Alumni Association membership required).  Admission to the Alumni Tent will be $20 or $15 plus a grocery bag of food, both include a $5 gift to the Southern Fund.  Admission includes: all food, soft drinks, three drink tickets for beer or wine (additional tickets may be purchased inside tent for $5 each and game ticket. Food trucks at the tent (included in admission) include:  Verona Pizza Fire Truck, The Meat Truck, Jasmine Thai, D'Sorbo's Bakery (fried dough and mini cannolis) and Spice Catering (chili/taco bar).

If bringing a bag of groceries, the food collected at the registration tent will be donated to the Milford Food Pantry.  The Alumni Association and the Milford Food Pantry have partnered to help feed our students in need.  They visit twice a month to two different locations on campus.  There is no charge to Southern or its students. The food drive is a way for SCSU to say thank you for their generosity to our students.  Click here for a list of items needed for donation to food pantry.

More details coming soon.


Alumni Cruises - www.gonext.com

Choose any cruise and let the folks at Go Next know you're a Southern grad for special pricing.