Alumni Calendar of Events

Celebrate your affiliation with WCSU by joining us for the upcoming events taking place throughout the year. For more information about an event or to find out if your admission to the event is free or discounted, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298.


 

Saturday, June 2 for a day trip to Liberty Island - Ellis Island for $45 per person.
Departure will be at 8:30 a.m. from University Hall with an arrival by 10:30 to Liberty Park, New Jersey. Guests Time to go through security and get on the 11 a.m. boat to Ellis Island.
You will spend the day on your own, traveling to Liberty Island when you choose. Each guest MUST take the 3:30 p.m. boat back to Liberty Park, New Jersey. Departure for home is at 4 p.m. with an estimated arrival to University Hall between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events to register for this event.

Wednesday, Jun. 6: Board Meeting
The Alumni Association will meet in Campus Center Conference Room, CC 212/214, on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m.   
 

Two Day Training: Alumni, You are invited to join WCSU faculty, staff and students for MHFA TRAINING PART 1 on Tuesday, June 5, and MHFA TRAINING PART 2 on Thursday, June 7 for Health360 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. The training aims to demystify mental illness while increasing mental health literacy and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Registration is required; seating is limited. Part 1 of the training is on Tuesday and will continue for Part 2 on Thursday, June 7. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdU…/viewform


 
Save the date: Saturday, July 7 for a trip to Boston including the Historic Harbor Cruise and a stop at Quincy Market for $55 per person
 Departure time from University Hall is 8:30 a.m. with a rest stop on the way to Boston. We will arrive between 11 - 11:30 a.m. at the dock for the cruise. All onboard the boat for a loading time of 12:30 p.m. The cruise departs at 1 p.m. with an arrival Back to dock at 2:30 p.m.
The bus will pick us up and drop us off at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. Free time until 6:15 p.m. and return to the bus for a 6:30 p.m. departure. Arrival back in Danbury approximately 9 p.m.
 
Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise: Boston's inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore, not to mention beauty. On this fully narrated 90-minute tour, we’ll regale you with hero tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present. You’ll learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest in the country. Other highlights include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston's working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.
Opened in 1826 to the public, Quincy Market is still serving both locals and visitors of Boston today.   Its role has changed from fresh produce retail originally to wholesale and then become a festival marketplace in the 70s.  Click here for more information about Quincy Market.
Go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events to register for this event. 

 
Riverboat Cruise : July 15, 2018
Nine-day Riverboat Cruise from Pittsburgh to Louisville aboard the American Queen, renowned for exploring intriguing towns during the day and big band performances at night from July 15 - 23, 2018. Price includes daily tours, all meals, wine and beer with dinner, snacks and entertainment. Early bird price for an inside cabin is $1,678 including port charges.  Contact Kay at (203) 790-8342 or kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net to make your reservation.
 

 

 

 
 

WCSU Day at Lake Compounce: Saturday, Aug. 4
Enjoy our annual day at Lake Compounce with free parking from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. You will be given a catering ticket for your all you can eat lunch at the pavilion, lunch will be served from 12 - 2:30 p.m. Your admission, lunch and parking ticket is $42 (children under 3 are free). You will also be given a $15 discount on a return voucher to the park. For information, call (203) 837-8298.
Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave. Bristol, CT 06010. Go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events to register for this event. 

 

 


 
Save the Date: Saturday, Oct. 6  for BLAZE at Croton on Hudson. Price per person is $45.
The great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is a fall spectacular integrating thousands of hand-carved jack o'lanterns- everything from your standard Jack to extremely abstract designs - lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on- Hudson, N.Y., in variopus arragements- thematic, conceptual, and otherwise. While this event pays tribute to Halloween and Sleepy Hollow Country, Blaze transcends its Halloween roots and is now a classic fall event. We will leave Danbury from University Hall at 4 p.m. After enjoying the fall evening, we will depart from the Blaze event at 9 p.m. returning to Danbury around 10 p.m. Go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events to register for this event.

The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns with more pumpkin power than ever before! Meander through an historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns!  
 

 

Save the dates!

2018 Hall of Fame is Friday, October 19 followed by Homecoming, on Saturday, October 20!

Join us for a great weekend. Were you part of the Echo, WXCI, a sports team or a music group. Has it been 25 years, 5 years, maybe 10 years since you have been on campus? Contact your classmates and join us for Reunion City to meet friends, listen to music, and meet up with friends! Call (203) 837-8298 to let us know you will be a part of the fun. The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 50th, the football team has a home game and we have plans for an exciting day!


Sunny Portugal, Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve: November 6 – 15, 2018
with Optional 4-Night Madeira Island Post Tour Extension

Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Discover Lisbon your way with a choice of included sightseeing. Enjoy a three-night stay in a beautiful resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Savor time to meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal's scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Enjoy a sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Find a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. For more information contact Kay Schreiber, Kay's Tours, (203) 790-8342, kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.



Save the Date: Saturday, Dec. 1 for a bus trip to New York City, NY. Enjoy the many sights and sounds of Christmas in NYC on your own for the price of $20 per person.

Departure from University Hall at 8:30am

Arrival in New York City is 10 a.m. with free time in the in NYC until 7 p.m. Get your shopping done, see a show, enjoy the hustle and bustle of New York and arrive back at University Hall at 9 p.m.


 
 
 

 

Please note that the Alumni Association cancellation policy will be dictated by the vendor. There are no refunds after a head count is submitted to the provider.