Family Weekend - Saturday, September 22
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Registration/My Brother's Keeper Canned Food Drive
Information Desk, Lower Level Roche Dining Commons
Families are asked to check-in at the Information Desk to pick up any registration materials and/or tickets that have been pre-ordered. Family Weekend registrations can be paid here as well as getting a local guide to area restaurants. We will also be accepting canned foods here to donate to My Brother's Keeper, a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry located on Stonehill College land in Easton, MA. My Brother's Keeper delivers furniture and food free of charge to local families in need - completing 1,100 furniture deliveries each year to households in 30 towns surrounding Easton and 3,600 food deliveries each year in Brockton and Easton. My Brother's Keeper is the only local charity which delivers emergency groceries as a regular core program, very important to the elderly and those without transportation. Families call My Brother's Keeper between 12-1 pm and receive a substantial, healthy food delivery between 3-5 pm the same day. Deliveries consist of non-perishable canned goods, a wonderful variety of fresh fruits and vegetables plus milk, juice, eggs, butter, meat, cheese, and bread.
8:30 a.m. - 5K Road Race (Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Check-in Location: Shields Science Center
Come join in on the fun as Stonehill's Health and Wellness office sponsors the third annual Family Weekend 5K Road Race! $10 registration fee pre-race, $15 day of race. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Bone Marrow Drive
Roche Commons A111
Every year 10,000 men, women, and children desperately search the National Marrow Donor Program's BE THE MATCH REGISTRY of volunteer donors in hopes of finding a marrow match. These diseases include leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers and genetic diseases. YOU COULD BE SOMEONE'S MATCH. Please join us for The Ian Irving Fifth Annual Bone Marrow Registration Drive.
10:00 a.m. - History of Stonehill/Shovel Tours
Shovel Tours:Come see Stonehill's famous shovel collection and archival papers of the Ames Family and Ames Shovel Company. 20 minute guided tours.
History of Stonehill:A 30 minute presentation on Stonehill's history and how it developed from an Ames Estate to top liberal arts college.
Schedule: 10:00-10:30 Tours of the Shovel Collection
10:30-11:00 History of Stonehill Presentation
11:00-11:30 Tours of the Shovel Collection
11:30-12:00 History of Stonehill Presentation
12:00-1:00 Tours of Shovel Collection
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Stonehill Theatre Company: Behind the Scenery
Duffy 100, Theatre Arts Room
Take a backstage look at the Stonehill Theatre Company, as they guide you through their work space where the magic of theatre begins. The members of STC will be available to share their theatre arts experience through visual dispays, engaging presentations, and one-on-one conversations. Breakfast refreshments will also be provided for their guests.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Stonehill Farm Tours
Clock Farm: Across the Route 138 Entrance; 405 Washington Street
Check out The Farm at Stonehill! Gather at the meditation garden, constructed with funds from the Class of 2011. Students and families will have an opportunity to get to see Stonehill's award-winning farm and meet some of the farm's volunteers! Founded by the Mission Division at Stonehill in 2011, The Farm is a sustainable, organic farm that grows and distributes produce to local organizations to feed the local families who lack access to afforable fresh fruits and vegetables.
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Family Day Jazz Brunch featuring Brooke Sofferman Perspective
Roche Dining Commons
Jazz band, Brooke Sofferman Perspective, will perform from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. as Saturday morning brunch is available to families and students through the cafeteria located in Roche Dining Commons. Average price of the brunch is $8. Items are a la carte.
11:00 a.m. - Men's Rugby vs. St. Anselm's
Come out and show your Skyhawk pride by supporting the Men's Rugby team during this home game!
11:00 a.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Franklin Pierce
Come out and support Stonehill's Men's Soccer team during this home game!
11:00 a.m. - Golf Cart Parade
Time to show our Skyhawk pride! Come join us in watching the parade of golf carts decorated by our very own Stonehill students.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Vendor Fair
Over 30 vendors will be on campus for families and students to stop by and check out what they have to offer. Don't miss this opportunity to start early on your holiday shopping! A listing of vendors will be available at the Information Desk in the Roche Dining Commons.
11:30 a.m. - Alumni Basketball Game
Come out and watch the return of the Stonehill Alumni for an action-packed basketball game!
12:00 p.m. - Field Hockey vs. St. Michael's College
W.B. Mason Stadium
Come out and support Stonehill's Field Hockey team during this home game!
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Movie Matinee Double Feature
Join us for some snacks and our feature presentations!
Movies Include: Finding Nemo (12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.); Snow White and the Huntsman (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. - State of the College Address/Conversations with Faculty
Shields Science Center, Pettit Atrium
The President of Stonehill College, Father Mark Cregan, will be updating us on important college information and changes. The address will be followed by a panel of faculty who will discuss academics at Stonehill, why they enjoy teaching at Stonehill, and why Stonehill is one of the best postsecondary institutions in the Northeast. The panel will be facilitated by Maria Curtin- Interim Dean of Faculty and Professor of Chemistry. A question and answer portion will follow. You do not want to miss this!
2:00 p.m. - Women's Soccer vs. New Haven
What a great day for Athletics at Stonehill! Come out and support Stonehill's Women's Soccer team during this home game!
Faculty on the panel include: Antonio Barbagallo - Languages, Richard Capobianco- Philosophy, Kathleen Currul-Dykeman - Sociology, Leslie Goldberg - Music, Geoff Lantos - Business, John McCoy - Neuroscience and Psychology, Bettina Scholz - Political Science
3:00 p.m. - Acappella Concert featuring Surround Sound and Girls from The Hill
Surround Sound and Girls from The Hill will be performing to help kick-off our Saturday evening! It will be a great time to watch them perform some great songs currently topping the charts and oldies but goodies!
3:30 p.m. - Light and Hope Music Concert featuring The Chapel Choir
A service of light and hope with music by The Chapel Choir to reflect on the blessing of family in the life of Stonehill students.
4:00 p.m. - Family Day Mass
All are welcomed to join in this special family celebration of Mass. Please join our campus community as we celebrate this special occasion.
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Evening BBQ (Prepaid tickets only)
Outside W.B. Mason Stadium
For families and students who pre-ordered a ticket to enjoy the BBQ, come pick up between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. All food orders must have been received by the registration deadline of September 17th and they will not be available for purchase this weekend.
6:00 p.m. - Football vs. Assumption College
W.B. Mason Stadium
Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 & under. Stonehill students can get in FREE with their Hill Cards.
8:30 p.m. - Mentalist Craig Karges
Join us for a performance by Craig Karges! The "extraordinist" is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. Karges has made over four thousand appearances in seventeen countries on four continents and in all fifty states. Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged. Doors for the show open at 8:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased upon arrival if you did not pre order them with your Family Weekend registration. Stonehill students can get in FREE with their Hill Cards.