What we are watching: Alumni Weekend 2017

Alumni celebration at Quinnipiac kicks off this weekend

By Ryan Chichester

Quinnipiac University will be recognizing its past students and graduates this Friday and Saturday for Alumni Weekend across campus.

According to the Quinnipiac Alumni website, more than 1,000 former students and their families and friends attended last year's festivities on campus. Festivities included alumni softball games, family block parties in the Alumni Gardens and a tailgate party at York Hill prior to the men's ice hockey team's game against Northeastern. The tailgate featured beer tasting, music and a photo booth to capture the memories.

This year, the tailgate will be held prior to the men's hockey match against Colgate on Saturday night. The weekend is expected to attract both Braves and Bobcats, even those who just recently tossed their hats at graduation.

"I'm very excited for alumni weekend," 2017 journalism graduate Gabbi Riggi said. " Not only is it exciting as a recent graduate to come back and see the people that are still in school, but to see the growth that has already happened since I left."

The university sent out postcards to members of the Alumni Association and advertised the event through multiple social media platforms.