Fall Family Weekend

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Office of Student Life
sdo@wheelock.edu
617-879-2108

October 13 - 15, 2017

An informed and supportive family plays an instrumental role in a student's educational, professional, and personal development and we have been excited to partner with you throughout your student's Wheelock experience. The more connected and engaged families are, the greater our students' success and graduation rates!

We consider Fall Family Weekend a time to honor parents, family members, and friends who help support our students through the ups and downs of college life. Enjoy your weekend! Spend quality time with your student, mingle with other families, experience first-hand your student's academic life, cheer at an athletics event. And don't forget that Boston is part of the Wheelock campus. See the sights! We hope you find opportunity to see a rich mix of the academic, cultural, and social quality of life offered on- and off-campus.

Some highlights of the weekend include:

  • Saturday Breakfast with Wheelock administration
  • Fenway Park Tour
  • Boston Duck Tour
  • Shear Madness
  • Wheelock Wildcats sporting events
  • Discounted family dinners @ local restaurants

2017 Events Schedule and Registration

Most of the weekend events are free, but some events require advanced registration either because there is limited space or because pre-paid tickets are required. These events—which are noted on the schedule—tend to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

PLEASE NOTE:  No refunds can be given after an event ticket is purchased.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

Reconnect with your student, tour their new home, and enjoy life on campus and in the city

4:00pm-7:00pm Hospitality Area Campus Center Lobby
From 4:00pm-7:00pm, feel free to grab a snack and say hello at our information table. Boston-area visitor's guides and maps will be available.

4:45pm Men's & Women's Cross Country Franklin Park
Cheer on Wheelock's cross country teams as they compete at the Emmanuel College Saints Invitational 8K against other colleges in a course that stretches through scenic Franklin Park in the Jamaica Plain area. Fan bus departs Pilgrim Road at 3:00pm.

4:30pm-7:00pm Campus Dinner Campus Center Dining Hall
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in our dining hall or enjoy dinner on your own. The Wheelock Dining Hall is open until 7:00pm for dinner. Family members eat for FREE.

8:00pm-10:00pm Shear Madness 74 Warrenton Street
Enjoy a performance of Shear Madness, a unique comedy-whodunit on stage! Get over to the Charles Playhouse to participate in the 8:00pm performance of Shear Madness. *Spaces are limited. Purchase seats in advance*
At this time, the Charles Playhouse is not ADA accessible, but will provide handicapped seating with special arrangements made directly through the Theatre.

8:00pm-9:30pm 9th Annual Family Bingo Dining Hall
Come on over to the Campus Center and join your student and members of the Wheelock community for a night of B-I-N-G-O. Snacks, warm beverages, and a chance to win some major prizes!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

Meet & greet important players, get a taste of the academic experience, and enjoy cultural activities

8:30am-10:00am Breakfast with Wheelock Administration Ladd Room
Enjoy breakfast, candid conversations with members of Wheelock's Institutional Leadership Team, and an opportunity to mingle with other families. *Please RSVP in advance*

10:00am-1:00pm Campus Brunch Campus Center Dining Hall
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in our dining hall or enjoy brunch on your own. The Wheelock Dining Hall is open until 1:00pm for brunch. Family members eat for FREE.

11:00pm-12:30pm Class of 2018 Brunch Ladd Room
This Wheelock tradition is strictly for graduating seniors and their families. It is a great opportunity for the senior class to mingle with Wheelock faculty, staff, and institutional leadership team and learn more about the exciting upcoming Commencement ceremony in May. *This event is by invitation only.*

1:00pm Men's Soccer @ Newbury College 50 Goddard Ave (Brookline)
Cheer on your Wildcats as they play the Nighthawks of Newbury College! This is an away game that will be played on the athletic field of Hellenic College Holy Cross located in Brookline.

1:00pm-4:00pm Harvest Fest Campus Center Green
Stop by the Campus Green between 1:00pm-4:00pm for some fall fun and free stuff! Harvest Fest, one of Wheelock's many traditions, will be filled with many activities. We'll have face painting, henna tattoo artists, photo magnets, and design-your-own slates! (Rain location is Wolf Room)

2:00pm Women's Soccer v. Lesley University The Winsor School
Cheer on your Wildcats as they play the Lynx. This game will be played on Winsor Field at the end of Pilgrim Road.

2:00pm-3:30pm Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Tour 306 Congress Street
Join us at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for an experience you will never forget! Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty will lead your group in a reenactment of the historic town meeting held just hours before the Boston Tea Party. Your group will storm down to Griffin's Wharf and destroy the Crown's tea aboard one of our authentic, eighteenth century replica vessels. Finally, your group will learn how the Boston Tea Party sparked the American Revolution as they are surrounded by the action and sounds of our award-winning, multisensory film, Let It Begin Here. *Spaces are limited. Purchase seats in advance.*

4:30pm-5:30pm Fenway Park Tour 4 Yawkey Way
Enjoy a private group tour with your own Fenway Park tour guide. You will have the opportunity to sit in the oldest seats in Major League Baseball and sit atop the Green Monster with a great view of "America's Most Beloved Ballpark"! This event may be subject to change based on Red Sox potential playoffs schedule. *Spaces are limited. Purchase seats in advance.*

5:00pm-6:30pm Campus Dinner Campus Center Dining Hall
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in our dining hall or enjoy dinner on your own. The Wheelock Dining Hall is open until 6:30pm for dinner. Family members eat for FREE.

5:30pm Dinner @ Artu Rosticerria & Trattoria 6 Prince Street
Artu, located in the North End, was founded on the most basic Italian techniques with simply prepared, great ingredients. Fried Calamari and Caesar salad, fusilli sausage, and broccoli rabe, eggplant parmigiana, chicken limone, and mini-cannoli! *Spaces are limited. Purchase seats in advance.*

7:00pm Dinner @ McCormick & Schmick's Faneuil Hall Marketplace
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks is located at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace - adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall - near the Boston Common, New England Aquarium, Old State House and Paul Revere's House, as well as a wealth of other historical sites and museums. McCormick & Schmick's menu reflects aged steaks as well as seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. They also source products from local ranches and farms to showcase regionally inspired dishes. *Spaces are limited. Purchase seats in advance.*

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

Stroll around campus or enjoy some final Boston events before heading home.

10:00am-1:00pm Campus Brunch Campus Center Dining Hall
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in our dining hall or enjoy brunch on your own. The Wheelock Dining Hall is open until 1:00pm for brunch. Family members eat for FREE.

12:00pm Men's Soccer v. Maine-Presque Isle The Winsor School
Cheer on your Wildcats as they play the Owls of the University of Maine at Presque Isle! The game will be played on Winsor Field located at the end of Pilgrim Road.

12:00pm-1:30pm Duck Tour Prudential Center
As the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. Then you'll splash down right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else. This 80-minute tour starts at Huntington Avenue in front of Shaw's Supermarket, across from the Marriott Copley. Please be there no later than 11:30am!! *Spaces are limited. Purchase seats in advance.*

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