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Be part of Family Weekend

Family in bounce house

Friday, September 23

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 Family Picnic tickets available at registration.

5-7 p.m.

On-campus Dinner Option

Cheney Hall

Pre-registration for dinner is encouraged. ARAMARK will accept a limited number of walk-in guests.

8-9 p.m.

Family-frenzied Bingo

Café Stage, Flynn Campus Union

Springfield College students love to participate in monthly bingo. Join us for Family-frenzied Bingo, which offers you a chance to win some amazing prizes. This event is hosted by the Campus Activities Board and the Office of Student Activities and Campus Union.

Saturday, September 24

8 a.m. to 6 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 Family Picnic tickets available at registration.

9-9:45 a.m.

First-year Family Breakfast

Dana Gymnasium, Physical Education Complex

For First-year Families Only

This special breakfast for first-year families kicks off a full day of activities. Get an inside view on what makes Springfield College a success. Meet other parents and members of the College staff. This event is hosted by the Office of Development.

10-10:45 a.m.

Academic Open Houses and Showcase

Location: Campus Union Dodge room.

Springfield College faculty members and students from a variety of academic departments and programs will showcase their projects, and be available for conversations with families, students, and visitors.

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

Family Fun on the Green

Enjoy some time on the lawn with inflatables, music, and more.

10:45-11:30 a.m.

Study Abroad Information Session

Location: Judd Gymnasium, Harold C. Smith Room

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.

11 a.m.

President’s Welcome

Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What Really Motivates Employers to Hire You?

Location: Judd Gymnasium, Harold C. Smith Room

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.

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 the entire family as you enjoy a family-style barbeque.


Men’s Soccer vs. Emerson College

1 p.m.

Football vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Student leaders are encouraged to join a special ceremony on the field at halftime to represent their involvement and show their pride.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Emerson College

2:30 p.m.

Harry Potter Goes to College: J.K. Rowling's Historical Wisdom and Mathemagic

Location: Judd Gymnasium, Harold C. Smith Room

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 of 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.

2:30-4 p.m.

Family Legacy and Donor Reception (By Invitation Only)

Townhouse Conference Room (Overlooking Stagg Field)

This reception is a “thank you” to Springfield College legacy families that have had more than one member attend Springfield College, as well as those who have made a gift to support the College. Festivities are scheduled to start at halftime of the football game. This event is hosted by the Office of Development and the Office of Alumni Relations.

2:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3 p.m.

SSBD and SGA Family/Friends Reception

Join the Student Society for Bridging Diversity (SSBD) and Deja Ware, vice president of the student government association for inclusion and community engagement, for light refreshments and fellowship. We welcome all families, friends, and allies who are committed to talking across differences and promoting a just society to gather and connect with each other. Donuts, cider, and coffee will be provided.

5 p.m.

Field Hockey vs. Babson College

5-7 p.m.

On-campus Dinner Option

Pre-registration for dinner is encouraged. ARAMARK will accept a limited number of walk-in guests.

8 p.m.

Evening Entertainment: Magician Norman Ng

Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center (Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Campus Union)

Norman Ng has been performing his exciting and unique brand of magic throughout North America for more than 24 years. He has performed for millions of people live, on television, and on the internet. His magic show has been featured in the U.S., Canada, and on the television show Penn and Teller Fool Us.

Sunday, September 25

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

President’s Residence (under the tent)

Join us for a lovely brunch underneath the tent at President Mary-Beth A. Cooper’s residence. Our innovative chefs will create a breakfast masterpiece to compliment a great finish to an awesome weekend. Select student leaders will be recognized during this event.

12:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Keene State

Additional Information


Springfield College alcohol policies prohibit use or being in the presence 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 tailgating parking lot) and athletic fields. For further information regarding the Springfield College alcohol policy, please refer to our handbook.


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.


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

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.

Hotel Information

A limited number of rooms have been made available at the hotels listed below. These rooms will go fast, please call to make your reservation as soon as possible. Prices listed below are room rate only, there will be additional charges for taxes. Please note, the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) also falls on this weekend.

Hampton Inn - (413) 732-1300

1011 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA 01089

$99/night. Reserve by Aug. 30 to receive special rate.

Hilton Garden Inn - (413) 886-8000

(Next to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame)

800 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA 01105

$189/night. Reserve by Aug. 30 to receive special rate.

Springfield Marriott - (413) 781-7111

2 Boland Way, Springfield, MA 01115

$169/night. Reserve by Sept. 1 to receive special rate.

Sheraton Springfield - (413) 781-1010

One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144

$169/night. Reserve by Aug. 30 to receive special rate.

Be sure to indicate that you are attending Springfield College Family Weekend.

Registration for Family Weekend is now open!

** To register you must add Family Weekend to your cart and checkout. After checking out, you will be presented with a list of optional events to select from.

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