It’s that time of year again - the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing color, which can only mean one thing. On October 4-6, alumni, family, and friends descended on the Milton campus to join students, faculty, and staff in celebration of the 2019 Homecoming and Family Weekend.
The festivities started off with a bang Friday night at the Park After Dark event. Inspired by the Lawn on D in Boston, visitors were treated to a picturesque, rainbow-lit Westhaver Park featuring glowing swings and seesaws, along with music and cotton candy.
On Saturday, friends and family had the opportunity to begin the day with a hike in the Blue Hills. The hike was organized by the Curry College Student Nurses' Association (CCSNA) to benefit the EvvGirl Foundation.
Later that morning, guests had the option to spend time in the classroom. Some met with faculty and staff from the Program for Advancement of Learning during the PAL Open House event, others explored wide-ranging topics such as the lives of unheralded figures in history and fascinating 3-D printing presentations. Many participated in hands-on activities hosted by School of Nursing faculty and students, including disaster/triage simulations and interactive SIM person demonstrations.
Academic and Student Affairs hosted a session highlighting the College’s First 6 Weeks program, a transition plan for new students which included special resources and additional opportunities available to first-year students. The family-focused event provided parents with tools to help their students as they continue on their path to success at the College.
In a highly anticipated unveiling, alumni, students, and their families were invited to tour the new Learning Commons featuring the Science and Research Center. What is now considered the hub of academic support resources on campus, the Learning Commons features cutting-edge classrooms, labs, and equipment, 24/7 study and collaboration spaces, a Starbucks café, and more.
The annual Fall Festival offered guests face painting, lawn games, DIY cupcakes, and a petting zoo. Student Center alumni employees and current/former staff were also invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the building, which has become the hub of community at Curry.
Fans packed the parking lots to tailgate and then moved to the stands at Katz Field to watch the Colonels football squad defeat the University of New England Nor'easters for their first conference victory of the season.
The day culminated with former classmates and current friends raising a toast to their alma mater at the all-alumni reception. Beloved Curry faculty and staff shared the occasion with members of the classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014, among other past classes represented.
The Sunday morning Arts Brunch signaled the beginning of the end to yet another successful Homecoming and Family Weekend. Student artistic endeavors were recognized during the meal, which included Muse: An Exhibition of Artwork by Curry College Studio Arts and Design majors, and performances by Curry College SING!, Pure Vocals, and the Dance Team. Later in the day, alumni from the softball and baseball teams reunited for their annual Homecoming weekend alumni games.