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Curry College Student Center at Homecoming and Family Weekend

Be Our (Virtual) Guests!

Homecoming and Family Weekend Graphic - October 17 & 18, 2020

Please come join us as we gather virtually and safely to celebrate all things Curry! Curry College will be hosting Homecoming and Family Weekend online this year in response to the updated Massachusetts State guidelines. We may not be able to be together in person, but the same Curry Spirit and Purple Pride will still bond us all together! There are many festive events planned for the weekend including a family-friendly game of Music Bingo, a cooking class with Sodexo, a virtual 5K, a tour of the Curry Bookstore (with online shopping!), Reunion Receptions for each decade (including a trip down memory lane with slideshows), and so much more!

Virtual 5K Run – We Challenge You, Colonels!

Join us on our virtual 5K Run! Register using the link below and we will send you a race bib, t-shirt and medal that you can wear with Curry Purple Pride! Then, run your 5K – anywhere, anytime that you choose – between October 10 and 18. Upload photos of you running the race, crossing that homemade finish line, or doing your victory dance to Curry’s Alumni Facebook page using the hashtag #CurryHomecoming20. Also, please post photos of your race time. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishes! (All runner times will be tallied beginning at Noon on Saturday, October 17. Please be sure to post your run time photos on Facebook for prize consideration. Feel free to complete your 5K and post photos until the Virtual 5K Post Race Celebration on Sunday, October 18 at 9:00 a.m.).  

Please register immediately so that we can mail the materials to you before your virtual race. Allow 2-3 days for delivery of your bib, shirt, and medal. We can only guarantee delivery of materials (bib, t-shirt, medal) by Friday, October 16 if you register by Noon on Tuesday, October 13. You may still participate in the 5K if you miss the October 13th registration deadline.

Registration Pricing (Your registration fee supports The Curry Fund):

  • General Registration - $20
  • Current Curry Students - $10

Show your Purple Pride!! During these challenging times. WE challenge YOU to get out there and run for Curry and your fellow Colonels!

Register for the Virtual 5K Run Today!

Saturday, October 17


10:00 a.m.
Welcome from President Quigley
For Alumni, Families and Students
President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. will welcome everyone (virtually) home to Curry.

11:00 a.m.
Virtual Curry College Bookstore
For Alumni, Families and Students
Come along on a virtual tour of the Curry Bookstore! See how to purchase the latest Curry gear (at a discounted price for Homecoming guests!) and have it all shipped right to your door! Watch the pre-recorded tour “live” on our Alumni Facebook page.

1:00 p.m.
Forensics Class/Demonstration with Professor James Jabbour    
For Alumni, Families and Students
Go behind the scenes of Curry’s Forensic Science Class. Follow along with pre-recorded footage from a mock crime scene, including the student “investigators” reviewing the evidence both in the field and the lab. Live Q&A with Professor Jabbour will follow the recorded presentation. 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
PAL Family Open House - 50 th Anniversary
For PAL Families and Students
Dr. Laura Vanderberg, Director of the PAL Program, will bring greetings and an update on PAL. Guests will be able to submit questions and will be assigned breakout rooms by PAL faculty members for more in-depth discussions.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
PAL Alumni Open House - 50 th Anniversary
For PAL Alumni
Don’t miss this milestone moment to reconnect with PAL friends and faculty. Special guests will include current and former Curry/PAL faculty, such as Dr. Sue Pennini, Fr. Joe Arsenault, Dr. Pat Mytkowicz, Professor Ned Bradford, Dr. Lisa Ijiri, and Heidi '79 and Sam Webb '74, in honor of Dr. Gertrude Webb’s legacy. We can’t wait to see you!

2:00 p.m.
Professor William Nancarrow (Politics & History) Class/Student Discussion
For Alumni, Families and Students
Students from the course "Electing the President" will discuss their 2020 Election Battleground State Project in this recorded group panel featuring live Q&A from Professor Nancarrow and students following the presentation.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
From Caretaking to Coaching: “How to Succeed at Curry Academically”
For Families and Students
Professors Lynn Abrahams (PAL) and Vicki Nelson (Communication) have worked with Curry parents for many years. In this session, they invite families of first-year students to share their experiences so far, explore resources and strategies for success, and learn how to adopt a new coaching role to best support their students for the remainder of the semester.

4:00 p.m.
Cooking with Curry Chefs Christian, Jools, and Otto
For Alumni, Families and Students
In this recorded demonstration, Chef Christian King, with the assistance of Otto and Jools, will show everyone how to whip up a fabulous, family-friendly dish - View ingredients & recipe for Spicy Chicken Penne - that you and your family can create and enjoy at home! You will not want to miss this lively culinary celebration!
Watch this recorded piece “live” on our Alumni Facebook page

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Alumni & Family Music BINGO
For Alumni, Families and Students
Gather your family, classmates and friends to enjoy a family themed musical version of this classic game!
NOTE: Please plan on using a laptop or desktop computer vs. a smartphone to play Music Bingo.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
50th Reunion Celebration for the Class of 1970
The class of 1970 (and friends from surrounding classes) will gather virtually to share lively conversation, reminisce, and catch each other up on their lives. There will also be a special slideshow video full of Curry memories for all to enjoy.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Alumni Reunion Receptions by Decade
For Alumni
Join classmates from your year (and surrounding years) to look back on your days at Curry and catch everyone up on your lives today. There will also be an opportunity to join smaller, breakout room sessions with your classmates.

Take a virtual trip down memory lane with our “Where Are They Now?” slideshows, which will play during these receptions.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1965 – 1969 (Harvey Glasser '68 to host)
1971 – 1979
1980 – 1989

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1990 – 1999
2000 – 2009
2010 – 2019

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Class of 2020 Virtual Social Hour! 
For Members of the Class of 2020
Join us for a special virtual event celebrating the Class of 2020 - Curry’s most recent alumni. Re-live the antics of your first-year res. hall, reconnect with classmates, and reflect on your Curry memories while you create new ones with friends. There will also be a very special toast with a beverage created just for your class  - WE Bleed Purple!

We hope to see you there!

8:00 p.m.
Classes of 2010 - 2020: Virtual Music BINGO
Gather your classmates and friends to enjoy a musical version of this classic game!
NOTE: Please plan on using a laptop or desktop computer vs. a smartphone to play Music Bingo.

Sunday, October 18


9:00 a.m.
Virtual 5K - Post Race Celebration
For Alumni, Families and Students
Join us Sunday morning as we celebrate everyone that participated in the virtual 5K, view the photos posted to Curry’s Alumni Facebook page by the runners, and announce the race’s top three winners.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Arts Brunch
For Alumni, Families and Students
Please join us from the comfort of your own kitchen as we enjoy a recorded virtual tour of the Student Art and Design Exhibit highlighting our Senior Art and Graphic Design Majors’ work and also a montage piece celebrating the amazing performances of the Music & Dance Department this year. With special greetings from Curry’s 1879 Planned Giving Society Members.

12:00 p.m.
WMLN Radio Reunion
For Alumni, Families and Students of Curry’s Radio Program
Re-connect with other members of the WMLN Community! Enjoy a recorded virtual tour of the WMLN Studio - including the brand-new podcast studio! We will also introduce interim WMLN Director of Radio, Professor Ken Carberry ’80, and recognize Professor Alan Frank’s contributions to the Radio Program.