Family Weekend

Pre-Registration for Family Weekend is now closed.

For on-site Information, please stop by the information and registration table in the Atrium of the Jean Yawkey Center.

Friday, October 14th - 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Saturday, October 15th - 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
Sunday, October 16th - 8:30a.m.-2:00p.m.


Friday, October 14, 2016

  • 3:00 p.m.
    to 7:00 p.m.
    Check-in/Information
    Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
  • 4:00 p.m.
    11th Annual Saints Invitational Cross Country Meet
    Franklin Park, Boston
    4:00 p.m. - Women
    4:45 p.m. - Men
  • 5:00 p.m.
    to 7:00 p.m.
    Dinner
    Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center
    Cost: $11 per person, pay at the door

Choice of Evening Events

  • 6:00 p.m.
    Latin Explosion!
    Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
    Join members of HUELLAS, our Latino student organization, for an evening of music, dancing and Salsa lessons for those who dare! All dancers, experienced and beginner, are welcome. It is sure to be an evening of fun and great exercise for all ages. Cost: No charge
  • 6:45 p.m.
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
    The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of over 450,000 works of art. The Museum allows visitors to experience the art of Ancient Egypt, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and more! This tour is self-guided and an Emmanuel staff member will give you a ticket to gain entrance. College students must have their Emmanuel ID for free admission. Meet at 6:45 p.m. at the Jean Yawkey Center for a 15 minute walk to the Museum. The Museum closes at 9:45 p.m. Cost: $20.00 per person; free with Emmanuel ID.
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Jersey Boys - SOLD OUT!
    Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston
    They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard…and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. Jersey Boys is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and profane “authentic Jersey language.” Cost: $35.00 per person
    Transportation will not be provided as there is parking available close by and the venue is accessible by MBTA. We urge you to consult the Boston Opera House Website in advance.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

  • 8:30 a.m.
    to 5:00 p.m.
    Check-in/Information
    Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
  • 8:30 a.m.
    to 10:00 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
    Marian Dining Hall, Jean Yawkey Center
    Cost: No charge
  • 10:00 a.m.
    to 10:30 a.m.
    President’s Address
    The Fenway Room (Room 232), Administration Building
    President Sister Janet Eisner, SND will speak about the College’s rich history, mission and vision for the future.  Cost: No charge
  • 10:00 a.m.
    to 4:00 p.m.
    kiddiECorner
    Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership, Jean Yawkey Center
    The kiddiECorner will offer families who wish to attend one of the many programs or traditions that are being offered an alternative for their younger children. Younger children and adolescents who participate in the kiddiECorner will be able to partake in several different October-themed activities including pumpkin painting, trick-or-treat bag creating and photos with Halo the St. Bernard, the Emmanuel College mascot! Cost: No charge
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Fenway Park Tour
    Visit historic Fenway Park, where the Babe pitched, the Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and today’s stars still thrill Red Sox fans. Participants will meet in the Jean Yawkey Center Atrium and walk to the park for the 10:30 a.m. tour. Tours last approximately one hour.
    Cost: $15.00 for adults; $10.00 for 15 and under
  • 10:30 a.m.
    to 12:30 p.m.
    Career Center Open House
    Room 214, Marian Hall
    Visit the Career Center to meet the staff and find out more about internship, job and career opportunities for all Emmanuel students
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Student/Faculty Research Opportunities at Emmanuel
    Room 157, Administration Building
    • Dr. Padraig Deighan, Assistant Professor of Biology
    • Dr. Aren Gerdon, Associate Professor of Chemistry
    • Dr. Brendan Sullivan, Lecturer of Mathematics
    • Dr. Anu Seshan, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Junior Ring and Tassel Ceremony
    Gymnasium, Jean Yawkey Center
    The Junior Ring and Tassel Ceremony is an important tradition for juniors at Emmanuel as they celebrate their status as upper-class students. Juniors participating in the ceremony select an alumnus, alumna or current senior to present them with their ring and/or tassel and support them in their continued success at Emmanuel. Cost: No charge
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Women’s Soccer vs. University of Saint Joseph (CT)
    Roberto Clemente Field, Boston
    Cost: No charge
  • 1:00 p.m.
    to 3:30 p.m.
    Cradles to Crayons Community Service Project - FULL
    Join Emmanuel College students in volunteering at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse where you will “roll up your sleeves” to assist in the mission of the organization, which is to help provide children living in poverty with the basic essentials they need to thrive at home, at school and at play. Bus transportation will be provided from in front of Yawkey Center at 1:00 p.m. If you cannot volunteer in person, think about donating (details below)! Cost: No charge

    Family Weekend Donation Drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons
    Cradles to Crayons creates Kid Packs that are hand-selected with care to meet a boy’s or girl’s specific needs and wants. Donations of a wide range of goods that are used by children from infants to age 12 are accepted.

    Please donate new and gently used children’s items such as clothes, shoes, books, school supplies, baby gear and toys as well as new children’s hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, hair brushes, etc. For additional details please visit Cradles to Crayons donation guidelines page at link below:

    https://cradlestocrayons.org/boston/donate-goods/items-we-accept/
    Donations will be accepted at the check-in table in Jean Yawkey Center Atrium.
  • 1:30 p.m.
    to 2:30 p.m.
    Senior Cap and Gown Ceremony
    Gymnasium, Jean Yawkey Center
    Dating back to the first graduating class, the Class of 1923, the Senior Cap and Gown Ceremony has historically marked the beginning of senior year. The ceremony provides an opportunity for seniors to don their caps and gowns and recognizes their status as seniors at Emmanuel.
  • 2:30 p.m.
    to 3:30 p.m.
    Study Abroad: A Roadmap for Parents
    Room 156, Main Administration Building
    Jill Meleedy, Assistant Director of International Programs and Study Abroad
  • 3:00 p.m.
    Men’s Soccer vs. Rivier University
    Roberto Clemente Field, Boston
    Cost: No charge
  • 5:00 p.m.
    to 6:30 p.m.
    Dinner
    Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center
    Cost: $11 per person; p ay at the door
  • 7:00 p.m.
    to 9:00 p.m.
    BINGO!
    Gymnasium, Jean Yawkey Center
    Join the Residence Life staff for an fun-filled evening for the whole family with great prizes and perhaps a surprise or two! Cost: No charge

Sunday, October 16, 2016

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Fenway Park Tour
    Visit historic Fenway Park, where the Babe pitched, the Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and today’s stars still thrill Red Sox fans. Participants will meet in the Jean Yawkey Center Atrium and walk to the park for the 10:30 a.m. tour. Tours last approximately one hour.
    Cost: $15.00 for adults; $10.00 for 15 and under
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Whale Watch
    Central Wharf, Boston; New England Aquarium Dock
    Cruise to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay. Stellwagen Bank is designated as one of the top 10 whale watch sites in the world. Three-to-four hours of listening, looking and learning about whales and other marine life. Transportation and parking will not be provided as the location is accessible by MBTA. For directions, go to www.bostonharborcruises.com. Please note that if you take part in the Whale Watch, you will not be back to campus in time for the Liturgy and Brunch. Cost: $35.00 per person
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Family Liturgy
    Chapel, Main Administration Building
    Please join the Mission & Ministry team, the Emmanuel College Chapel Choir and other members of the worshipping community at Emmanuel College for a Roman Catholic Liturgy. People of all faiths and traditions are welcome.
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Jazz Brunch
    Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center
    Cost: $15.00 per person
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Trolley Tour - SOLD OUT
    Tour Boston’s historic sites and landmarks on this entertaining tour of the city. Departs from the front of the Administration Building. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Cost: $15.00 per person

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