Family Weekend 2017

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September 22-24

Mother and daughter during Family Weekend at Springfield College

Friday, Sept. 22

4 - 7 p.m.

Registration and Hospitality
Main Lobby, Flynn Campus Union

General weekend information and pre-purchased tickets for on-campus programs will be available for pick up. There will be a limited number of tickets for Saturday’s Family Picnic available at registration.

5 - 7 p.m.

On-campus Dinner Option
Cheney Hall

Pre-registration for dinner is encouraged, however, walk-in guests are welcome.

5 - 7 p.m.

Harold C. Smith Learning Commons Tours

Formally known as Babson Library, the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons is our newly renovated, 21st century facility. Come take a guided tour and explore the new center of academic life on campus

8 - 9 p.m.

Family-frenzied Bingo
Café Stage, Flynn Campus Union

One of the most popular events on campus is our monthly bingo. Join us for Family-frenzied Bingo and maybe win some amazing prizes! This event is hosted by the Campus Activities Board and the Office of Student Activities and Campus Union.

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Saturday, Sept. 23Family Weekend 2017 at Springfield College

Information on event locations not noted in this brochure will be provided at registration.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration and Hospitality Main Lobby
Flynn Campus Union

General weekend information and pre-purchased tickets for on-campus programs will be available for pick up. There will be a limited number of tickets for the Family Picnic available to purchase at registration.

9:30-11 a.m.

Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement Open House
385 Eastern Ave., Springfield, Mass.

Join Charlene Elvers, director of the Center for Service and Leadership, at the College’s new Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement to learn more about how our students are living the College mission by engaging in service, leadership, and learning with members of the local community. Refreshments will be provided.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Harold C. Smith Learning Commons Tours

Formally known as Babson Library, the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons is our newly renovated, 21st century facility. Come take a guided tour and explore the new center of academic life on campus.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Family Fun on the Green

Enjoy some play time on the lawn with inflatables and music. Take home a personalized souvenir of your weekend!

11 a.m.

President’s Welcome

Take this opportunity to connect with our dynamic president, who will share her thoughts on our students, the College, and more.

11:30 a.m.

Field Hockey vs. Babson College

Come and cheer on our team and show your Springfield College pride!

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Family Picnic
President’s Residence (under the tent)
Pre-registration is required.

Celebrate the weekend with your entire family at our family-style barbeque. The menu will include Strawberry Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken, Sausage and Kielbasa with sautéed onions and peppers, hot dogs, mac ‘n’ cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, tossed salad, fruit salad, assorted cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. The menu includes gluten and dairy free options.

Pre-registration is required. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.

Noon

Women’s Soccer vs. Emerson College

Come and cheer on our team and show your Springfield College pride!

1 - 2 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions (Choose one session)

  • Study Abroad Information Session
    Presented by the Springfield College Doggett International Center staff
    Study abroad programs are one way that United States college students get introduced to other cultures. Encounters with different values, educational methods, and foreign cultures can broaden a student’s understanding of the world. Whether students are pursuing a career in education, allied health, business, or another field, developing an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the global issues that directly and indirectly influence all of our lives is important.

  • What Really Motivates Employers to Hire You?
    Presented by the Springfield College Career Center staff
    With so many applicants searching for jobs, it’s crucial to understand what employers are looking for when hiring. Employers are often expecting skills that go beyond qualifications and experience. Join us for a discussion on how to utilize the Career Center now to prepare your student for his or her future.

  • Harry Potter Goes to College: J.K. Rowling’s Historical Wisdom—and Mathemagic
    Presented by Thomas Carty, PhD, professor of history, and Tyler Markkanen, PhD, assistant professor of mathematics
    Dazzle your friends by learning the hidden historical meanings behinds the names of major characters in the blockbuster Harry Potter books and movies. This interactive presentation will give you the opportunity to solve the same logic puzzle that Hermione figured out at the end of the first book. Time permitting, you will also see some mathematical magic tricks that you can perform at home, leaving your family and friends spellbound and thunderstruck!

  • Straight Talk Part 2: Families Talk Back
    Facilitated by: Shannon Finning, PhD, vice president for student affairs
    As a follow up to the Straight Talk session during June Orientation, this session is designed to allow families to provide feedback on their students’ experiences, to pose questions that have emerged since the beginning of the semester, and to offer their insights to other families. Refreshments will be provided.

2:30 p.m.

Football vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Come and cheer on our team and show your Springfield College pride!

3 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Babson College

Come and cheer on our team and show your Springfield College pride!

5 p.m.

Leadership Awards Reception

Join us for a celebration of student leadership. Selected students will receive some of the College’s most prestigious leadership awards. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

5 - 7 p.m.

On-campus Dinner Option
Cheney Hall

Pre-registration for dinner is encouraged; however, walk-in guests are welcome.

8 - 9 p.m.

Evening Entertainment: Dueling Pianos

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Campus Union

10 p.m.

Late Night Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Campus Union

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Sunday, Sept. 24Family Weekend 2017 at Springfield College

Information on event locations not noted in this brochure will be provided at registration.

8:30 a.m.

Family Weekend Fun Run/Walk
Blake Track (Rain or shine)

Kickstart your morning with a healthy fun walk/run around Blake Track.

9 a.m.

Interfaith Service
Marsh Memorial

Join Director of Spiritual Life David McMahon for this interfaith celebration of the spiritual side of the College’s spirit, mind, and body triangle.

9:30 a.m. to noon

Family Brunch

Enjoy some light music and sample what our innovative chefs at Aramark will create for your enjoyment. A perfect ending to what we hope will be an enjoyable weekend. Pre-registration is suggested; however walk-in guests are welcome.

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Family Weekend 2017 at Springfield College

Important Information

Alcohol

Springfield College alcohol policies prohibit use of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age. Alcohol is also not to be consumed in any public area, including parking lots (with the exception of the designated tailgaiting parking lot) and athletic fields. For further information regarding the Springfield College alcohol policy, please refer to springfield.edu/studenthandbook.

Parking

Parking is permitted in designated locations on campus. Parking is not permitted on public or College roadways. Handicapped parking is available and designated in all campus parking lots.

Pets

Please be advised that with the exception of guide and service animals, no pets shall be permitted on any athletic field or playing surface or in any building on-campus. Pet care is the responsibility of the owner.

Recreational Vehicles (RVs)

Springfield College cannot accommodate power hook-ups for recreational vehicles on campus.

Use of the Wellness & Recreation Complex

Family members 18 years of age or older may use the facility with their Springfield College student. Students must present their Springfield College student ID and family members must present a photo ID along with their Family Weekend nametag. Guest fees for our registered weekend guests will be waived.

Springfield College is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment.

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Looking to stay locally during Family Weekend?

Check out our hotel listing to find a comfortable place to stay during Family weekend. These hotels are offering rooms at a discounted rate. Don't forget to mention Springfield College Family Weekend when making your reservation!

Hampton Inn & Suites Springfield Downtown

851 East Columbus Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 310-2300
Rate = $155 + taxes
Reserve by Sept. 6, 2017

Hampton Inn West Springfield

1011 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 732-1300
Rate = $99 + taxes 
Reserve by Sept. 1, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Springfield

800 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 886-8000
Rate = $189 + taxes
Reserve by Sept. 1, 2017

Marriott Springfield

2 Boland Way
Springfield, MA 01115
(413) 781-7111
Rate = $169 + taxes
Reserve by Sept. 1, 2017

Sheraton Springfield

1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01115
(413) 781-1010
Rate = $169 + taxes
Reserve by Sept. 1, 2017