Student Life

Family Weekend

Join us for Family Weekend 2014, October 17th to the 19th! During the weekend, families and friends will have the opportunity to participate in Emmanuel's rich traditions, to experience and celebrate the talents of our students, listen to some of our faculty and to explore all that Boston has to offer. Events including Spotlight on Student Talent, the Senior Cap and Gown Ceremony, and tours of historic Boston allow you to spend time with your student, meet members of the faculty and staff and feel the vibrant spirit of our community. 

2014 Schedule

Friday, October 17, 2014

    • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Check-in/Information
      Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Saints Invitational Cross Country Meet
      Franklin Park, Boston
      4:00 p.m. - Women
      4:45 p.m. - Men
    • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Dinner
      Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center.
      $15.00 per person.

* Choice of Evening Events

  • 6:00 p.m.
    Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise on Boston Harbor
    Board the famous Spirit of Boston at 6:00 p.m. at the World Trade Center in Boston and cruise Boston Harbor from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m., enjoying a full dinner and a cash bar. Transportation and parking will not be provided as the location is accessible by MBTA Subway. For directions, go to www.spiritofboston.com. Check-in for the cruise will be at the boat. $50.00 per person. Tickets limited.
  • 7:00 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, welcome. It is sure to be an evening of fun and great exercise for all ages. No Charge.
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Ringling Brothers Circus
    TD Garden Boston
    The Barnum & Bailey is an American circus which performs as the greatest show on earth. The company owning the circus is Ringling Bros. It was formed when P.T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey decided to troop with the Ringling Brothers Circus. The transaction took effect in 1907. Transportation and parking will not be provided as the location is accessible by MBTA Subway. Directions will be available. $50.00 per person, including student. Tickets limited.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Check-in/Information
    Maureen Murphy Wilkens Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
    Marian Dining Hall, Jean Yawkey Center.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    kiddiECorner
    Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership, Jean Yawkey Center
    The kiddiECorner is a new program offered during Family Weekend. 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 College mascot!
  • 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. $15.00 per adult, $8.00 per child (3-15years).
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Women’s Volleyball @ Lasell College
    Newton, MA
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Internship and Career Planning Process
    Faculty Panel Moderated by Dr. Lisa Stepanski, Professor of English

    Student/Faculty Research Opportunities in the Sciences
    Faculty Panel Moderated by Dr. Bryan Sears, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Senior Cap and Gown Ceremony
    Jean Yawkey Center Gymnasium
    Dating back to the first graduating class, the Class of 1923, the 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. Various Locations
  • 11:30 a.m.
    Trolley Tour #1
    Tour Boston’s historic sites and landmarks on this entertaining excursion in the city. Departs from the front of the Administration Building. Tour lasts approximately one and a half hours. $15.00 per person.
  • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Lunch
    Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center. $10.00 per person.
  • 1:00 p.m.
    Women’s Soccer vs. University of St. Joseph
    Roberto Clemente Field
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cradles to Crayons Community Service Project

    Join Emmanuel College students in volunteering at 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 and in front of Yawkey Center at 12:30 p.m. If you cannot volunteer in person, think about donating:

    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 or girl’s specific needs and wants. Donations of a wide range of goods that are used by children of all ages, 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. For additional details please visit Cradles to Crayons donation guidelines page at link below: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/sites/default/files/DonationGuidelines_1.2013.pdf

    Donations will be accepted at the check-in table in Jean Yawkey Center Atrium.

  • 1:00 p.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 1:30 p.m. tour. Tours last approximately one hour. $15.00 per adult. $8.00 per child (3-15yo). (Note: Tour availability is subject to playoff schedule).
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Junior Ring and Tassel Ceremony
    Jean Yawkey Center Gymnasium
    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.
  • 1:30 p.m
    Trolley Tour #2
    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 one and a half hours. $15.00 per person.
  • 2:30 p.m
    Men’s Soccer @ Lasell College
    Newton, MA
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Immediately following Junior Ring and Tassel Ceremony)
    Alumni Gathering
    The Fenway Room, Administration Building, Room 232
    Alumni taking part in the Junior Ring and Tassel program along with other alumni on campus for Family Weekend, are welcome to join Student Affairs staff for some light refreshments following the ceremony.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Study Abroad: A Roadmap for Parents
    Jill Meleedy, Office of International Programs and Study Abroad
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Spotlight on Student Talent
    Auditorium, Administration Building
    Student talent will be showcased in an entertaining program designed to highlight both individual and group talent.
  • 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
    Dinner
    Auditorium, Administration Building
    Marian Hall Dining Room, Jean Yawkey Center. $15.00 per person.
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Men’s Soccer@Suffolk University
    Dilboy Field, Boston, MA
  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Casino Night
    Jean Yawkey Center
    Join the Emmanuel College Programming Board (ECPB) for a fun, prize-filled Casino Night for the whole family. Various games will be featured, including Blackjack, Roulette, and Poker.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Whale Watch
    Boston Harbor
    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. Cost: $37.00 per person. Transportation and parking will not be provided as the location is accessible by MBTA Subway. *Please note that if you take part in the Whale Watch you will not be back to campus in time for Liturgy and Brunch.
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Family Liturgy
    College 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.
    $15.00 per person.
  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    History of Boston: A Walking Tour
    Dr. William Leonard, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of History leads this walking tour which will take participants through the Greater Fenway neighborhood including parts of the Emerald Necklace, avenue of the Arts and area institutions. (In the event of inclement weather, Dr. Leonard will lead a virtual tour.)
  • 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
    Musuem of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
    Ann Bible, Art Department Instructor will lead a one hour tour which may include the Pictorialist Photography and Goya Exhibits (pending space availability). Participants will then have the opportunity to tour the museum at their own leisure. 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! Please meet at the Jean Yawkey Center. $20.00 per person.

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