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Join us for Family Weekend 2018!

October 19-21

Online registration is now open!

Mother and daughter during Family Weekend at Springfield College

Friday, Oct. 19

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

8 - 9 p.m.
Family-frenzied Bingo
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.
 

Saturday, Oct. 20

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration and Hospitality
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.
 
10 am. to 5 p.m.

Family Fun Under the Tent and Main Stage Entertainment
We've got all your entertainment needs in one place--where there's something for everyone! From dance, to music, to trivia, join in the fun!

  • 10-11 a.m.: DJ
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Hip-hop Instruction
  • Noon-12:30 p.m.: Pop-Up Pre-Show—Best of Broadway
  • 1-3 p.m.: Band
  • 3-4 p.m.: Family Trivia
  • 4-5 p.m.: DJ
11 a.m.-Noon
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.

 
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Escape Room
Harold C. Smith Learning Commons
Sign up as a family and try and "Escape" through the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. An escape room, also known as an "escape game," is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Sign up will take place at the Learning Commons on a first-come, first-served basis.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Family BBQ
Enjoy your family while feasting on our menu of 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

Field Hockey vs. Babson College

 
Noon

Men's Soccer vs. WPI

2 p.m.

Student 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.

3 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. MIT
Come and cheer on our team and show your Springfield College pride!

3 p.m.

Best of Broadway show: Disney Miscast
The Best of Broadway musical theater club will perform a Broadway-style variety show with full cast performances and student numbers. Disney Miscast is all about people playing roles that you would not expect—with a Disney twist!

5 - 7 p.m.
On-campus Dinner Option
Pre-registration for dinner is encouraged; however, walk-in guests are welcome.

8 - 9 p.m.
Evening Entertainment: John Cassidy
John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who hods several Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting speed. His records include Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour and Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Minute. He is a frequent performer aboard Disney Cruise Lines and has been honored to perform at the White House five times. 
 
10 p.m.

Late Night Movie in the Pool: Finding Dory
Bring your bathing suits and enjoy a new perspective of watching a movie in the campus pool.



Family Weekend 2017 at Springfield College

Sunday, Oct. 21

9 a.m.

Interfaith Service
Join Director of Spiritual Life David McMahon for this interfaith celebration of the spiritual side of the College 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.

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.

Family Weekend 2017 at Springfield College

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
 

Hampton Inn West Springfield

1011 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 732-1300
 

Hilton Garden Inn Springfield

800 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 886-8000
 

Tower Square Hotel (formerly Marriott Springfield)

2 Boland Way
Springfield, MA 01115
(413) 781-7111
 

Sheraton Springfield

1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01115
(413) 781-1010