Homecoming is back! Celebrate with us in Hawk Country.

After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, Homecoming 2021 is set for October 1-3, 2021 in Hawk Country! The school-wide celebration will bring together students, parents, friends, alumni, and community members. Check out the weekend’s festivities below.

Spirit Week
September 27-October 1, 2021
Students and faculty are invited to show off their school pride with a week of themed dress down days!

Monday: Comfy, Cozy Day (sweatpants, pajamas)
Tuesday: Tiki Tuesday (Hawaiian shirts, leis, bucket hats)
Wednesday: USA Day (red, white, blue & patriotic)
Thursday: Jersday Thursday (favorite jerseys)
Friday: Class T-Shirts (upperclassmen t-shirts will be distributed this week!)

Mangate – Student Tailgate
Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 5:30pm
Campus Life invites students to a special tailgate in the student parking lot (Oakland Beach Avenue) beginning at 5:30pm. There’ll be food, music, lawn games, and a pre-game pep rally just prior to kick-off. This is 100% free for all Bishop Hendricken students.

Alumni Pavilion
Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 6pm
Alumni of all generations are invited back to campus for food, drinks, and fun! The Alumni Pavilion opens at 6pm with beer provided by Ravenous Brewing, Co., owned by Patrick Riley ’87, and pulled pork and fries from Mark DiTondo’s P’17 food truck. There’ll also be pre-game festivities, including a rock climbing wall from the Rhode Island National Guard. Enjoy the game field side with classmates and fellow Hawks. This is 100% free for all alumni — no registration or RSVP required.

Varsity Football vs. Catholic Memorial (MA)
Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 7pm
Homecoming 2021 coincides with the highlight of Bishop Hendricken’s Varsity Football schedule: a tilt with perennial Massachusetts powerhouse, Catholic Memorial. The two teams will play each other for the first time in nearly 40 years under the lights of Hayden Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm. The game will be televised and streamed live on Cox and YurView.com.

Tickets are $5. Student and family pre-sale tickets will be sold at all lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. General pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase at the Athletics Office on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:10am-2:30pm.

Celebration of 1981 Champions
Friday, October 1, 2021 during the game
Bishop Hendricken will honor the championship teams of 1981 during Homecoming 2021. Forty years ago, the Hawks took 7 state titles: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, wrestling, and cross country; 2 New England championships: cross country and swimming; and finished as state runners-up in hockey, tennis, indoor track, and outdoor track. The achievement was so mighty that it was covered in Sports Illustrated’s February 15, 1982 edition.

If you were a member of the 1981 teams: we want you to join us! Team members will be seated on the field during the game and honored during the game. To RSVP and reserve your spot on field, click here.

Homecoming Dance: Sail Away on the Hawk Island Ferry
Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 7pm-10pm
Campus Life will host the annual Homecoming dance under the stars at Hayden Stadium the night following the big game! With this year’s theme, Sail Away on the Hawk Island Ferry, students and their dates will enjoy one last taste of summer with a beach party including food, music, and dancing. The dance is rain or shine and will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather.

Tickets are $20 per person, or $40 per couple. To sign up for the dance, please complete this form. For photo packages, click here.

Man Up Against Breast Cancer: Gloria Gemma 5K
Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 10am
Each year, Hendricken men Man Up Against Breast Cancer by assembling a team to participate in the Gloria Gemma 5K! All Bishop Hendricken students, parents, families, and supporters are welcome to join our team. The first 400 registrants get a pink Man Up t-shirt. To register to join our team, click here.