Alumni Week & Homecoming

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October 2 - October 21, 2017

The Monroe Community College Foundation, in partnership with the Campus Activities Board, has planned a variety of events for MCC alumni, students, family and friends. All events will be held at the Brighton Campus unless otherwise indicated. Download your Alumni Week and Homecoming reservation form!

Downtown Campus Spirit Day Celebration
Date: Monday, October 2
Time: 12 noon-1 pm
Location: MCC's Downtown Campus, 321 State Street
Parking is available in Lot AA map
Hosted by the Office of Campus Life/SEGA. MCC students and staff are encouraged to wear black and gold and are invited to gather near the main staircase for a group photo at 12:10 pm, cake will be served immediately following in the 2nd Floor Lounge.

Downtown Campus Tour
Date: Monday, October 2
Time: 9-9:40 am and 10-10:40 am
Date: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 2-2:40 pm and 3-3:40 pm
Location: MCC's Downtown Campus, 321 State Street
Tickets: Free of Charge
Map and Parking: Parking is available in Lot AA
Located in Rochester’s historic High Falls District, see first-hand all that MCC’s new Downtown Campus has to offer including inspiring spaces, state-of-the-art technology and a “green” building complete with four eco-roofs. Two guided tours will be offered each day; limit 30 per tour. Reservations are required, use the Homecoming reservation form or call 585.292.3680 to reserve your spot on the tour.

Fall Festival
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Outside MCC Theatre in Lot F
Tickets: Free of Charge for MCC Students
Parking: Lot C, D, E
MCC students will kick off our Homecoming celebration with fun, food and music at this year's Fall Festival. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Keynote with Ken Nwadike, Jr., 7 pm, MCC Theatre, free and open to the public, for tickets visit (sponsored by CAB)

Art Exhibit
From October 5 – November 2, an art exhibit will be held in the Mercer Gallery displaying the photographs and collected stories by Monica Jane Frisell, a photographer living and working out of a 1988 RV. The exhibition will be a documentation of Frisell’s 6,831 mile, one-year journey. On Oct. 7, tours of the RV’s dark room will be offered in Lot G. An artist lecture and reception will take place at 2 pm in the Gallery. Made possible courtesy of Professor Kathy Farrell and MCC’s VaPA department. (Building 12) (Parking available in metered visitor spaces)

MCC Spirit Day
Date:  Friday, October 6
Time:  Noon to 1 pm
Location:  Gymnasium, Stabins Physical Education Complex (Bldg. 10)
Tickets:  Free of Charge
Parking:  Lot G
Wear black and gold and show your MCC spirit at the MCC Faculty vs. Students Basketball Game. Cheer on your favorite faculty members and our student-athletes as they compete on Monagan Court. 

MCC Foundation 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Date:  Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 7
Time:  Check in 9:30 am; race start 11 am; fun run 11:10 am
Location:  Parking lot G for registration, check in and pre-event activities
Entry fee:  $18 by Oct. 1 / $25 thereafter; special MCC student pricing $10; children ages 10 and under $1.
Parking:  Lot G
Fun for the entire family! Support educational excellence and student scholarships on Homecoming morning! The course is a 3.1- mile, USATF-certified, prime scenic course around the Brighton Campus. Zumba warm up, photo booth, face painting, and more! Timing provided by PCR Timing. Commemorative T-shirt for all pre-registered participants.  A downloadable PDF of the walk/run course is available here.  Like our Facebook event page. Find out more about our 5K and register here.

Tailgate Party and MCC Tribunes Games
Date:  Saturday, October 7
Time:  Lunch served 11:30 am to 2 pm; awards ceremony and scholarship drawing 12:30 pm
Location:  Gymnasium, Stabins Physical Education Complex (Bldg. 10)
Tickets:  $8 per person, children ages 10 and under $2.
Parking:  Lot G
Following the race, join alumni, friends and students for a delicious hot buffet lunch. Awards ceremony and scholarship drawing at 12:30 pm. One lucky student's name will be announced as the winner of a pair of Adidas Boost sneakers donated by Valenti Sports. Luncheon sponsored by the MCC Association and Sodexo. Register online for lunch.

Stay and cheer on the MCC Tribunes as they face the Community College of Rhode Island in women's and men's soccer. The Lady Tribunes play at 11 am and the men at 1pm on John L. DiMarco Field.

Glassworking Class at Arc + Flame Center of Rochester
Date:  Friday, October 13
Time:  6 – 9 pm
Location:  125 Fed Ex Way
Tickets:  $50
Parking:  Onsite parking is available.

Let your creativity flow at the Arc + Flame Center of Rochester, owned by MCC alumnus Michael Krupnicki ’85. Make it a date night or come with friends or family. Choose either Glass Fusing or Glass Flameworking class. Visit for more information.

Glass Fusing  - glass fusing involves cutting and arranging flat pieces of cold, colored glass into a pattern or design, then put in a kiln where the glass is fused together as one piece. In this class, students will make holiday ornaments. Projects will be ready for pickup in 1-2 weeks after class. Adults ages 14 and up. Class size is limited to 10. Register online.

Glass Flameworking - have you ever wanted to create your own glass art? Come try it out at one of our Sampler classes! Arc + Flame provides a welcome environment to learn glass flameworking from professional instructors. No experience is necessary and all materials and safety equipment are included in the price. Each student will also create and keep 2-3 glass projects that could include pendants, paperweights or small figurines. Must be age 14 years and older. Class size is limited to 10. Register online.

PLEASE NOTE: If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing or hand dexterity please contact Karen Shaw at the MCC Foundation at 585.292.3681 before signing up for this class.

Rochester Rhinos vs New York Bulls II Soccer Match
Date:  Saturday, October 14
Time:  6:05 pm kickoff
Location:  Capelli Sport Stadium, 460 Oak Street
Tickets:  Premium seating discount tickets $15
Parking:  Onsite parking ($6) is available

Enjoy an evening of professional soccer and support the MCC Foundation. With each $15 ticket sold, $5 will be directed to the Annual Fund for Monroe Community College in support of student success! Help make a world of difference in the lives of MCC students AND support Rhinos soccer.

Blacksmith Class at Arc + Flame Center of Rochester
Date:  Sunday, October 15
Time:  5 - 8 pm
Location:  125 Fed Ex Way
Tickets:  $50
Parking:  Onsite parking is available

Did you know smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations?  You will create objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Arc + Flame uses both gas and coal forges for blacksmithing. Keep in mind, blacksmithing classes are physically demanding and also hot in temperature! Create a bottle opener, paperweight, pendant or tools. Must be age 16 years or older. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Visit for more information. Register online.

Schools of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences & Global Studies Meet and Greet
Date:  Tuesday, October 17
Time:  4 - 7 pm
Location:  R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Atrium (Building 3)
Tickets:  Free of Charge

New and returning students enrolled in MCC’s Schools of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences & Global Studies programs are invited to meet and greet program faculty, staff and fellow MCC students. Connect with successful alumni who earned a degree in one of these programs or learn more about what each school has to offer. Light refreshments will be served.  Don’t let this networking opportunity pass you by.  

J.Crew Factory Fundraiser
Date:  Wednesday, October 18
Time: 4 – 8 pm 
Location:  Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Avenue
Tickets:  Free of charge, coupon required

Shop till you drop and support a great cause! This is a shopping event you won’t want to miss. Get classic J.Crew style from the J.Crew Factory. Shop classic, stylish apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women. Find great deals on sweaters, dresses, suits and more. Open to MCC alumni, students and employees. A portion of sales will be directed to the MCC Foundation in support of the Annual Fund.

Welcome Back Concert featuring PnB Rock
Date:  Friday, October 20
Time:  Doors open at 8 pm
Location:  Gymnasium, Stabins Physical Education Complex (Building 10)
Tickets:   Open to students with student ID, visit
Parking:  Lot G
PnB Rock, known for his singles “Fleek” and “Selfish,” will wind down our Homecoming celebration with his hip-hop and R&B sound.  This event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board with help from the MCC’s Men’s Basketball team.

Homecoming Brunch and Cooking Demonstration at Simply Crêpes
Date:  Saturday, October 21
Time:  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:  101 South Main Street, Historic Downtown Canandaigua
Tickets:  $50 include a charitable donation
Parking:  Available in rear of building and on street

Back by popular demand is our crepe making demonstration and three-course brunch at Simply Crepes in Canandaigua, owned by MCC alumni Karen, Pierre and Nicole Héroux.  The Héroux family sources fresh, local ingredients to use in their recipes made from scratch in their kitchen. This CrepExperience class is a hands-on cooking demonstration with co-founder and CEO, Pierre Héroux. Pierre has been making crêpes since the age of 12, when he learned the art from his father. Students from MCC’s Hospitality Program will also be on hand for the unique experience of helping to prepare and serve the meal. Limit 50 participants. Visit for more information. Register online.

Guests will enjoy:
Cider Mimosa
Oatmeal Crème Brulée
Choice of Breakfast Crêpe - Bacon, Egg and Vegetable or Greek
Petite Cinnamon Apple Dessert Crêpe
Gluten free options are available upon advance request.


Check back regularly to find out what other events we’ve added to our schedule.

Click here to see our 2016 highlights video!
2016 Race results can be found here.
2016 Photos can be found here.

Alumni Week and Homecoming Planning Committee:  Brandon Emerick, Housing and Residence Life; Peter Fiannaca, Office of Student Life and Leadership Development; Yolanda Johnson ’02, Campus Events; Erin Julian ’98, Community Volunteer; Kimberly McKinsey-Mabry, Academic Services; Stephen Palmer ’97, Schools Pathways; Susan Rock-McCrossen ’98, Advisement and Graduation Services; Elizabeth Stewart, Office of Student Life and Leadership Development; MacClurg Vivian ’65, Community Volunteer; Sandy Warren ’07, Human Resources and Rosanna Yule, Marketing and Community Relations.

5K Walk/Run for Scholarships Planning Committee: Katie DeRusso, Library; Kathy Gilman '75, MCC Foundation; Daniel Islam, Housing and Residence Life; Tara Jehlen, Athletics; Kristen Love, Academic Services; Gale Lynch, Global Education and International Services; Sandy McCormack, Business Administration; Susan Noonan, Academic Services, Demetrius Rhodes, Admissions; Karen Shaw ’78, MCC Foundation; Travis Sleight, Facilities; Courtney Sprague '02, Campus Events and Mary Jo Toepfer, Health Professions.


Questions or comments?
Send an email to Karen A. Shaw ’78, alumni and annual giving coordinator at the MCC Foundation, at or call 585.292.3681

The Monroe Community College Foundation and Alumni Office are located at
1057 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585.292.3680 Fax: 585.292.3815

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