Family Weekend 2016

September 30 - October 2, 2016


Family Weekend 2016

Stonehill College hosts an annual campus-wide celebration of Stonehill students and their families each fall. Family Weekend is filled with fun and exciting events for the entire family. Be sure to check in periodically as new information will be posted as the date approaches.

Family Weekend 2016 will be from September 30 - October 2, 2016.  Check back soon for more information!

2015 Schedule

To help families get a feel for what Family Weekend might be like, we have left the 2015 schedule available to look at.  Please note that the 2016 schedule of events will be different.

  • Printable Schedule-At-A-Glance
  • Registration Area
    The Roche Dining Commons Information Desk serves as the Registration Area for the weekend. Pre-ordered tickets may be picked up here as well as a printed list of area restaurants. Families do not necessarily have to check-in at the Registration Area, but are welcome to stop by with questions. Hours: Friday, 5 - 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • My Brother’s Keeper Food Drive
    My Brother’s Keeper is a vibrant, non-profit organization that serves southeastern Massachusetts by delivering furniture and food to families in need. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Roche Dining Commons Information Desk throughout the weekend.

Friday, October 23

  • 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Pace University
    Merkert Gymnasium
    Come out and support the Women’s Volleyball team during this home game.
  • 8:30 p.m. BINGO! – Family Weekend Edition
    Commons A, Roche Dining Commons
    A Family Weekend favorite, BINGO! Night is an evening of awesome prizes and lots of family fun. Snacks will be
    provided, and a cash bar will be open for those who are over the age of 21.

Saturday, October 24

  • 8:30 a.m. 8th Annual Family Weekend 5K Race
    May Pavilion, Shields Science Center
    Lace up your sneakers and start your day at the annual Family Weekend 5K Road Race sponsored by Stonehill’s Office of Health and Wellness. Registration is $20 pre-race or $25 on the day of the race. Check-in and day-of-race registration begins at 8 a.m. on the May Pavilion. All proceeds are donated The Family and Community Resources of Brockton.

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vendor Fair
    Roche Dining Commons
    An assortment of vendors will be on hand for families and students to stop by and browse myriad offerings. Don’t
    miss this opportunity to start early on your holiday shopping. A list of merchants will be available at the
    Information Desk in the Roche Dining Commons during registration.

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Old Time Photos
    Roche Dining Commons
    Relive the days of yesteryear . . . today! A wide variety of costumes and props are available to choose from and to create a sepia tint-type antique photo souvenir,

  • 10 a.m. Coffee Break with Fr. John
    The Hill, Roche Dining Commons
    Take some time out of your morning and enjoy some coffee and pastries in The Hill.  This is a nice way to interact with other families who are visiting for the weekend.  Fr. John Denning, President of Stonehill, will be present to say a few welcoming remarks.

  • 10 a.m. Women’s Rugby vs. Bentley University
    Rugby Fields
    Come out and support the Women's Rugby team at this home event!

  • 10 a.m. Legacy Brunch
    Pettit Atrium, Shields Science Center
    All alumni who are parents or grandparents of current students are invited to attend this casual event along with their families.  Please register by Wednesday, October 14th 2015 by calling 508-565-1341 or by emailing

  • 10:30 a.m. Stonehill Orchestra Open Rehearsal
    Martin Auditorium
    The Stonehill Orchestra invites all families and students to listen to one of their open rehearsals as they prepare music to be presented at the end of the semester.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brunch/Lunch (on your own, or through the Roche Dining Commons)
    Roche Dining Commons Main Cafeteria
    Families and students can enjoy brunch and lunch items Saturday and Sunday morning in the Roche Dining Commons cafeteria. The average cost of the brunch is $9. Items are à la carte (cash only). Families and students may also enjoy eating out at one of our many local restaurants.

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Shovel Collection Open House
    Cushing Martin
    Enjoy a guided tour of Stonehill’s famous shovel collection and archival papers of the Ames Family and the Ames Shovel Company.

  • 11 a.m. Tours of the Newly Renovated Sports Complex
    Check out what your students might have been telling you about!  The Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex opened this fall an extensive renovation and expansion project was completed.  Families and students may enjoy self-guided tours on their own, or enjoy a guided tour by a student worker or athlete. Guided tours will begin in the Sports Complex main lobby (Lou Gorman Pavilion) at the following times: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

  • 11:15 a.m. Stonehill Theatre Company
    Commons A, Roche Dining Commons
    Come join Stonehill Theatre Company at Family Weekend! Watch members of the company perform scenes and songs from various plays and musicals.

  • 11:30 a.m. History of Stonehill College Presentation
    Cushing Martin Room 142
    Learn about Stonehill’s history and how it developed from an Ames estate into a top liberal arts college. Another showing of the history presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m.  The presentation is approximately 45 minutes.

  • 12 p.m. Student Jazz Ensemble
    Commons A, Roche Dining Commons
    Enjoy a little jazz during your brunch!

  • 12 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. University of New Haven
    Skyhawk Field
    Support the Men's Soccer team during this home event!

  • 12:30 p.m. History of Stonehill College Presentation
    Cushing Martin Room 142

  • 1 p.m. Football vs. Bentley University
    W.B. Mason Stadium
    Put on your purple and come out in support of your Skyhawks football team. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for
    non-Stonehill students, and free for children 12 and under. Stonehill students get in free with their Hill Cards. Tickets will be available to purchase at the game.

  • 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Family Weekend Carnival
    Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex Parking Lot
    Our annual fall carnival comes to Family Weekend! Stop by and enjoy games, rides and maybe a little fried dough! Carnival is weather permitting.

  • Dinner on your own, or through the Roche Dining Commons Cafeteria
    Families and students can enjoy dinner in the Roche Dining Commons cafeteria (5-6:30 p.m.) The average cost of dinner is $12. Items are à la carte (cash only). Families and students may also enjoy eating out at one of our many local restaurants.

  • 8 p.m. Family Weekend Concert
    Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex
    Close out a great day with an evening concert featuring Stonehill's very own vocal groups.  Enjoy performances by our two a cappella groups, Girls From The Hill and Surround Sound, and the Chapel Choir. Tickets are $3 (students 12 years and younger are free).  Stonehill students get in free.  All proceeds will support the three groups performing that night.  Coffee and dessert bar will be provided as well! Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.

Sunday, October 25

  • 11 a.m. Family Weekend Mass
    Shields Science Center, Pettit Atrium
    All students and families are welcome and encouraged to attend Stonehill’s regular Sunday morning Mass.

  • 12 – 2 p.m. A Very Brady Brunch (NE Patriots vs NY Jets will be shown in Commons A at 1 p.m.)
    Roche Dining Commons
    Following Mass, please join us for a Sunday Brunch in the Roche Dining Commons cafeteria. Pumpkin pancakes will be featured as the SGA Special Events committee will host a showing of the New England Patriots vs. the NY Jets in Dining Commons A. Tailgate type of munchies (for free!) will also be available during the game as they last. The average cost of the brunch is $9. Items are à la carte.