- Friday, September 29th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Roche Dining Commons
- Saturday, September 30th from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Roche Commons Information Desk
- Sunday, October 1st from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Roche Commons Information Desk
Join us Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 for Stonehill's Family Weekend!
Family Weekend is a time for family members of our Stonehill students to enjoy campus and experience what it’s like to be a Skyhawk! Be part of various events, athletic games, and different ways to engage in our campus community.
Please register for Family Weekend by clicking HERE.
This website provides the schedule of events and resources, as well as information on tickets (as needed), to make this a great experience! We will continue to update as events are added.
|10 a.m. - 6 p.m.||Skyhawk Shop Open||May Hall|
|11 a.m. - 7 p.m.||Disney Leadership Experience Raffle Sales (see info below)**||Roche Dining Commons Information Desk|
|11 a.m. - 7 p.m.||Registration & Information||Roche Dining Commons Information Desk|
|1 p.m.||Field Hockey vs Fairfield University||WB Mason Stadium|
|1 - 3 p.m.||Communities of Color||Meehan Great Room|
|4 - 8 p.m.||Various Locations|
|5 p.m.||Women's Volleyball vs Sacred Heart University||Merkert Gymnasium|
|5:30 - 7:30 p.m.||BACES Kickoff*||Meehan Great Room|
|8 - 11 p.m.||Karaoke Night & Brother Mike's (On Location)**||The Hill, Roche Dining Commons|
*Registration is encouraged for the BACES kickoff, please find the link to register HERE
**Disney Leadership Experience Raffle will also be available at Karaoke Night.
|9 - 11 a.m.||Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Stonehill: Let us Guide You to a Great Career!||Meehan Room 219|
|9 - 11 a.m.||Stonehill Farm Tour||Farm at Stonehill|
|9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||James Biglan: Eternal Deviance Art Exhibit||Carole Calo Gallery|
|9 a.m. - 7 p.m.||Registration & Information||Roche Dining Commons Information Desk|
|9:30 - 10:30 a.m.||Coffee with the President (see info below)***||Martin Institute Auditorium|
|10 - 11 a.m.||Murder in a Small Town: Mock Class||Meehan Room 103|
|10 - 11 a.m.||Photonics Lab Tour||Shields Room 142|
|10 - 11 a.m.||Experiment with Psychology||Meehan Room 317|
|10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Jostens School Ring Sales||Lower Roche Dining Commons|
|10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Museum of Family Prayer Tours (see description below)||Museum of Family Prayer|
|10:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Food Trucks (Red's, Trolley Dogs, Cod Squad, Alex's Ice Cream)||Chapel Parking Lot|
|11 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Personal Finance: Mock Class||Meehan Room 216|
|11 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Skyhawk Shop Open||May Hall|
|10 a.m. - 6 p.m.||Disney Leadership Experience Raffle Sales (see info below)**||Roche Dining Commons Information Desk|
|1 p.m.||Football vs Saint Francis University (PA)*||WB Mason Stadium|
|1 - 3 p.m.||First-Gen Ice Cream Social||Meehan Great Room|
|2 p.m.||Relic visit of St. Andre Bessette||Holy Cross St. Joseph Chapel|
|5 p.m.||Women's Volleyball vs Central Connecticut University||Merkert Gymnasium|
|5:30 p.m.||Haunting at the Hill||Donahue Hall|
|8 p.m.||BINGO! Family Weekend Edition & Brother Mike's (On Location)**||Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex|
*Ticket required for the football game. To purchase your ticket, click HERE
For questions please contact Athletics at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-565-1384.
**Disney Leadership Experience Raffle will also be available at BINGO.
*** Advance registration is required for the Coffee with the President complimentary event. Please register HERE by Friday, September 22.
|8 - 8:30 a.m.||Tri for Cause 5k Registration (see info below)*||WB Mason Stadium|
|8:30 a.m.||Tri for Cause 5k||WB Mason Stadium|
|9 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Registration & Information||Roche Dining Commons Information Desk|
|9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||James Biglan: Eternal Deviance Art Exhibit||Carole Calo Gallery|
|11 a.m.||Catholic Mass||Pettit Atrium (Shields Science Center)|
|12 - 3 p.m.||Fall Fest||Quad (rain: Commons A)|
|12 - 4 p.m.||Habitat for Humanity and Supercharged Stonehill Car Smash||Duffy Parking Lot|
|1:30 p.m.||Blessing of the Pets||Alumni Hall|
|9 a.m. - 7 p.m.||Disney Leadership Experience Raffle Sales (see info below)**||Roche Dining Commons Information Desk|
*To sign up for the Tri for Cause 5k in advance, please click HERE to register. Non- student participants will be required to pay a fee of $15. Venmo and Cash option only.
Stonehill's 75th Anniversary & Founder's Week Kick Off Events
The College will host a 75th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, September 29 (Rain Date: Saturday, September 30). This event will coincide with Family Weekend. All are welcome to attend our outdoor Jubilee Mass (livestreamed here), which will be followed by music, games and more. The festivities will conclude with a fireworks display sponsored by W.B. Mason.
Communities of Color
In collaboration with the Faculty & Staff of Color Network, we invite all students, faculty and staff of color and families to ring in the new academic year together. Come network with other students, faculty, and staff of color and learn about ways to get involved in student groups.
First Generation Students & Families Ice Cream Social
Meet other first-generation college students and their families over ice cream! Learn about the GenOne dialogue group and connect with other first-generation college students.
Enjoy the kick-off to fall season on the Quad with lawn games, food trucks, and more!
Blessing of the Pets
Alumni Chaplain Anthony Szakaly, C.S.C. invites Stonehill alumni to bring their pets to campus on Sunday, October 2 for a special prayer service and blessing. Light refreshments will be available.
Museum of Family Prayer Tours
Located at 518 Washington Street in North Easton. Learn about the history of prayer in the Catholic Church and how it continues in the 21st century! The Museum of Family Prayer will also be tabling on the Stonehill Campus for families to sign up for tour times in the Roche Commons.
Relic Visit of Saint Andre Bessette
Located at 518 Washington Street in North Easton. Join the Museum of Family Prayer to learn more about the significance of St. Andre and his legacy. Event includes exposition of the relic, eucharistic adoration and healing mass
Tri For Cause 5k
Stonehill's Run for Fun, Pinky Swear, and Relay for Life clubs are proud to host a 5k event to raise money and awareness for cancer. The run will take place on October 1st and runners are to arrive at 8 AM for registration with the race starting at 8:30 AM in front of the Sports Complex. Each non-current student participant will be required to pay a fee of $15 (Venmo and cash available). Participants are able to run or walk. There will be snacks provided before and after the race as well as water and Gatorade stops at the beginning, middle, and end of the race. A waiver will be required to sign before running. There will also be donation opportunities (Venmo and cash available) as well as a chance to win a raffle prize! Pre-registration is available as well as day of registration, but payments must be made on the day of the race.
Karaoke Night & Brother Mike's
Enjoy a night of singing and fun with Brother Mikes on location in the Hill. All are welcome!
Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Stonehill: Let us Guide You to a Great Career
Learn how to earn a master's degree at Stonehill in just one additional year! We will showcase our 4+1 options for Skyhawks, discuss opportunities for early admission into graduate programs, and review our graduate offerings. Meet faculty and staff, former double Skyhawks, and get a jump start on your professional goals!
Stonehill Farm Tour
Located at 405 Washington Street, come down to the Stonehill farm for a chance to experience what small scale farm production is like. Get a chance to learn more about our composting program, see our bees that produce Stonehill Honey and farm chickens. All are welcome! Products to purchase will also be available.
James Biglan: External Deviance Art Exhibit
Influenced by underground comics, popular culture, and provocative graphic history, Philadelphia-based artist James Biglan exhibits striking mixed media works and sculpture that play upon irreverence and humor
Coffee With the President
Have a chance to enjoy Coffee and Mingle with fellow stonehill families and Stonehill President Fr. John Denning! Advance registration is required.
Murder in a Small Town: Mock Class
Sit in on a mock criminology class as we will analyze the different types of homicide in a Common Law jurisdiction, pointing out the Mass General Law distinctions using the Karen Reade case.
Photonics Lab Tour
Come and tour Stonehill's 2.4 million dollar mass state awarded state-of-the-art equipment with Photonics Program Director, Guiru Gu!
Personal Finance: Mock Class
Sit in on a mock personal finance class to learn more about how to get more bank for your buck! Learn about investments, retirement, career paths, loans, and more!
BACES is kicking off the new academic year with a gathering during Family Weekend and coinciding with Stonehill's 75 Anniversary festivities on Friday, September 29th at 5:30pm in the Meehan Great Room. The BACES Mentoring Program is a mentorship program that connects BIPOC students (mentees) with alumni mentors.
Haunting at the Hill
Join Stonehill's Director of Archives and Historical Collections Nicole Casper to hear about the tales and legends of Stonehill in Donahue Hall to kick off the beginning of the Fall and Halloween Season
Experiment with Psychology
Join Professors and Students of Psych Society to conduct experiments and activities to get a sense of some of the topics studied in Psychology. All are welcome!
Habitat for Humanity and Supercharged Stonehill Car Smash
Join Habitat for Humanity and Supercharged Stonehill Car Club to smash a car! Come learn more about the mission of these two groups and learn about what they do on campus. All are welcome!
The Disney Leadership Experience is a leadership program made of a cohort of 20 students from all classes. They engage in 10 on-campus leadership workshops, building a foundation of leadership principles and shared philosophy. Following on campus workshops, students take part in a five day, five night experience at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA attending two Disney Imagination Campus workshops that focus on Leadership Strategies and Techniques of Teamwork.
Students who are selected to take part in this program cover all costs. More on the program can be found HERE.
This year, the Disney Leadership Experience is hosting a limited time raffle, beginning Wednesday, September 20th and concluding Sunday, October 1st. Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket, 6 for $5, or 15 for $10. Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the Information Desk in the Roche Dining Commons during the following hours:
Additionally, raffle tickets will be available at the Family Weekend evening social events on Friday and Saturday night.
100% of the proceeds from this raffle go back to the students taking part in this program to help lessen the program costs. Raffles will be pulled on Monday, October 2nd, and can be picked up at the Information Desk or mailed to family members.
The following raffle prizes are available (and will be updated as more are donated).
Roche Commons Dining Hall
The Hill (Roche Dining Commons)
Au Bon Pain (May School of Arts & Sciences)
Holy Cross Center
GiGi's Cafe (Meehan School of Business)
Dunkin' (Shields Science Center)
For questions and information about campus, stop by the Roche Commons Information Desk! Stonehill 75th Anniversary Long Sleeve T-shirts will also be on sale for $20 each. Pick-up during information desk hours while supplies last! Local Business Discount Cards also available when stopping by the desk.
The Skyhawk Shop, Stonehill's bookstore, is located in the May School of Arts & Sciences. They have special hours for Family Weekend and offering 10% off discount for all families! Store hours can be found below:
15% discount on items purchased, excluding sale items or liquor
Use code "STONEHILLFAMILY" at checkout to receive $10 off per ticket ( 5 maximum)
Show your Hill Card or discount flyer to receive 10% off of your purchase
Free Admission into Museum
20% off pick your own flower bouquet when showing your Hill Card
10% discount using code "STONEHILL10"
30% off adult admission
20% off facials, massages, or use in our retail spa boutique. Use code "STONEHILL2023"
20% off all clothing, prints, and other services including informational sessions on how to start clothing brands.
Hotel blocks have all closed. If you are still looking for a hotel room, you can feel free to reach out to the hotel to see if they are still honoring the rate.
Hotels offering a special group rate. Please note these prices do not include fees and taxes.
50 Reservoir St, Mansfield, MA 02048 (11 miles from campus)
Rate: $199 per night. Block closes on Friday, August 18, 2023
2020 Pleasant Street Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02324 (9 miles from campus)
Rate: $247 per night. Block closes on Friday, August 25, 2023
60 Mazzeo Drive., Randolph, MA 02368 (9 miles from campus)
Rate: $169-179 per night. Block closes on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
449 Page St, Stoughton, MA 02072 (8 miles from campus)
Rate: $179 per night. Block closes on Monday, August 14, 2023
600 New State Hwy, Raynham, MA 02767 (13 miles from campus)
Rate: $189 per night. Block closes on Friday, September 1, 2023
124 Liberty Street Brockton, Massachusetts 02301 (2 miles from campus)
Rate: $296 per night. Block closes on Friday, September 1, 2023
The Office of Student Engagement provides opportunities that will empower students to create a fun and positive campus community. The office enjoys a strong working and advising relationship with the Student Government Association, class committees and many of the student clubs and organizations.