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Be our guest!

Curry College Homecoming and Family Weekend 2019 is right around the corner (October 4-6)! Events include a bevy of Curry athletics games, reunions and receptions, academic and student life breakout sessions, the annual Fall Festival featuring a special 10th anniversary recognition of the Student Center, the EvvGirl charity hike, guided tours of the brand new Learning Commons, and much more!

PLEASE NOTE: Online Registration for Homecoming/Family Weekend is now closed.

Missed signing up? Don’t worry, just stop by the registration table at the Student Center on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. if you have any questions or want to attend select events.

We look forward to you celebrating all things Curry with us on campus October 4-6.

Thanks, and we’ll see you soon!

Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule:

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Park After Dark
Student Center, Westhaver Park
Inspired by the Lawn on D in Boston, come swing your way to Curry College's very own Park after Dark! We will have swings, seesaws, cotton candy, and music! This is something you won’t want to miss. The best part is you don’t have to travel to Boston for it, it’s right on campus!

6:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Endicott College
Walter M. Katz ’89 Field

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Registration
Student Center

9:00-11:00 am
Connect with Student Affairs
Student Center, Fireplace Lounge
Stop by and connect with a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs Office. Whether you are a first-year student's family member and want to reconnect from Orientation, your student is a senior and you have questions about Commencement, or anything in between, we’re here to help. Join Maryellen Kiley, Vice President for Student Affairs, Jen Golojuch-Borden, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, and Jeannette M. Buntin, Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Diversity.

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WMLN-FM Radio Station Tours

Radio Station
Tours will kickoff at the WMLN tent at the Student Center's Westhaver Park.

9:30 a.m.
Charity Hike to Benefit EvvGirl Foundation
Blue Hills Reservation Trailside Museum
A $5 donation per person is requested, paid upon arrival, to benefit the EvvGirl Foundation. This event is organized by the Curry College Student Nurses Association.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CURRY IN THE CLASSROOM (Choose from the following offerings):

Learning in 3D: Building a Biological Macromolecule
Session 1:
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Session 2: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: 
Learning Commons, Biology Lab
Presented by:
Dr. Emily Nowicki and Dr. Jessica Fry
Come experience a course in our new active learning classrooms and leave with a 3D printed item! Learn how exciting hands-on science at Curry can be. Just like our first-year students, use Tinkercad and the 3D printer to understand crucial elements of biology by building macromolecules.  Extend your learning by visiting our Biology labs! RSVP required due to limited capacity.

Exploring the lives of Great But Not So Famous Persons who have impacted Public Health & Medicine, a First-Year Seminars example
Session 1:
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Session 2: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: 
Student Center, Large Meeting Room
Presented by:
Dr. Si Pearman, First-Year Coordinator
The individuals and groups who have made some of the most significant impacts on our society, culture, and history are easily identifiable …or are they?  Come explore these questions by examining the lives of some “great but not so famous” people who have shaped our world. This session is an example of a first-year seminar which introduces students to critical thinking and information literacy through the examination of real-world issues. RSVP required due to limited capacity.

Hands-on Nursing
Session 1: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Session 2: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Kennedy Building
Presented by:  School of Nursing Dean Desiree Hensel and Simulation Coordinator Derek Cumming
Curry is proud to house a state of the art experiential nursing simulation center, a unique asset that provides our students with hands-on medical training. During this session, nursing faculty will lead you through the assessment skills using our new CAE Juno manikins and the START triage method of rapid assessment often faced by nurses in the field. RSVP required due to limited capacity.

The First 6 Weeks program, a pathway to success at Curry College
Session 1:
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Session 2:
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Location:
The Learning Commons
Presented by:
Academic Affairs and Student Affairs staff
Your student has likely experienced a range of emotions as they make the transition from high school to our community at Curry.  This session will review our transition plan for new students and the communications, resources, and opportunities for all students as part of our First 6 Weeks program. This family-focused programming will provide support you with the tools to help your student as they continue on their path to success at the College.  There will also be time in the session dedicated to answering any questions about your student’s experience with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs staff on hand.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tours of the Learning Commons
The Learning Commons: Tours will run every twenty minutes.
Come check out Curry’s newest hot spot! The Learning Commons features cutting-edge classrooms, science labs, 24/7 student study gathering spaces, a Starbucks café, our Student Success Zone, and more. We are a college on the move!

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PAL Open House
Learning Commons, G101
You are invited to visit with representatives of the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL). Please come see our students in action and also visit with PAL professors. Both new families and alumni welcome!

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fall Festival, featuring a Student Center Celebration
Student Center, Westhaver Park
Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Student Center opening. Enjoy an annual autumn tradition at Curry; the family-friendly Fall Fun Festival will feature face painting, lawn games, DIY cookies, and more!

12:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis vs. Nichols College
Trent J. Scott ’96 Tennis Courts

12:15 p.m.
Cake at the STU – The Student Center turns 10!

Student Center
Come join President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. to celebrate this sweet celebration of the Student Center’s 10th birthday with cake. Former STU student employees are encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

1:00 p.m.
Football vs. University of New England
Walter M. Katz ’89 Field
Come visit us at the Alumni & Family Hospitality Tent while you are here!

2:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis vs. Emerson College
Trent J. Scott ’96 Tennis Courts

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
All-Alumni Reception and Alumni Reunions
'64 | '69 | '74 | '79 | '84 | '89 | '94 | '99 | '04 | '09 | '14
Walter M. Katz ’89 Field (Under the Tent)
All Curry alumni and families are welcome, with a special focus on the classes ending in 4’s and 9’s. Raise a toast to your alma mater with fellow classmates, parents, and friends. Beloved faculty and emeriti faculty will be in attendance. Let us know you’re coming and which faculty you want to see! Food and Beverages provided. This event is 21+ only.

6:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Endicott College
Walter M. Katz ’89 Field

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Family Game Night!
Student Center
Family Game Night is on! Featuring Bingo and more. Come back to campus to compete and earn some great prizes! Such as Curry Swag, gift cards and more! Hosted by Student Activities.

10:30 a.m.
Arts Brunch
Student Center, President's Dining Room
The arts are alive and well at Curry. Celebrate our students' artistic endeavors (see description below) as you enjoy a lovely Sunday brunch. Curry College SING!, Pure Vocals, and our dance team will perform. RSVP required.

Muse: An Exhibition of Artwork by Curry College Studio Art and Design Majors
According to Merriam-Webster, a muse is simply “a source of inspiration.” The student artists featured in this exhibition have drawn inspiration from a variety of sources both historical and contemporary. Many of the artworks on display were made after a class trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, in response to particular artworks that the students had a personal appreciation for. Other artworks in the exhibit were inspired by personal experiences. Regardless of the initial inspiration, each work in the show represents a new and innovative take on the source, which captures the artist’s creativity and originality. “Each artist had to wake up…look about, look within, and find if he can invent for himself a vehicle for his self-expression.” (Robert Henri, The Art Spirit, 1923)      

10:00 a.m.
Baseball Alumni Game
D. Forbes Will Athletic Complex, Jack Vallely Diamond

11:00 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Father Peter Gojuk, Interim Curry College Chaplain will host Sunday Mass in the James P. O'Toole Chapel (second floor of the Student Center). All are welcome!

1:00 p.m.
Softball Alumni Game
D. Forbes Will Athletic Complex, Softball Field