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 often as we add more information to the schedule!
- 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.
Friday, September 30
- 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 1
8:30 a.m. 9th 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 to a local community organization.
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
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Stonehill’s famous shovel collection and archival papers of the Ames Family and the Ames Shovel Company.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fan Zone
Chapel of Mary Parking Lot
Food trucks, games, Skyhawk spirit, and much more! Enjoy a festive atmosphere with Stonehill students and families throughout the day at the Fan Zone! Get pumped up for the home athletic games or just enjoy the a chance to be with your family. Food Trucks take both cash and credit card.
12 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Merrimack College
Support the Women's Soccer team during this home event!
1 p.m. Football vs. Merrimack College
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.
1 p.m. Volleyball vs. Saint Michael's College
Come on out and support the Volleyball team during this home event!
4 p.m. Chapel Choir Concert
Chapel of Mary
After the game, head over to the Chapel of Mary and listen to Stonehill's Chapel Choir. Always a favorite with students at the weekly 7 p.m. mass on Sunday, the Chapel Choir will perform a selection from their repertoire.
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. P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers
Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex
Standing for Participating in the Lives Among Youth to Educate and Restore Society, the Bronx based group shows its audience a whole new side of stepping that goes deeper than most would think. The Club Steppers have performed as fifteen time winners on Showtime at the Apollo, Americas Got Talent semifinalist, NBA All-Star Weekend, Soul Train Music Awards in 2001, World Tour with Alicia Keys and Beyonce, and an incredible achievement of a performance at the White House.Tickets are $3 (students 12 years and younger are free). Stonehill students get in free. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.
Sunday, October 2
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.