Family Weekend 2018 Events Schedule


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

Registration

Friday 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Please check in at the Family Weekend table in the Academic Commons at Goddard Library.

Goddard Library


Dinner in Higgins Café

Friday 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to the Higgins Café, Clark's buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards also are accepted.

Higgins University Center, first floor


Shabbat Services

Friday 5 p.m.
Join Beth Whitman, director of Clark Hillel, and fellow students for Shabbat services (traditional and liberal).

Lurie and Rosenblatt Conference Rooms, Higgins University Center, first floor


Shabbat Dinner

Friday 6 p.m.
Join Beth Whitman, director of Clark Hillel, and fellow students for a Family Weekend Shabbat dinner.

Grace Conference Room, Higgins University Center, first floor


Women's Volleyball Game

Friday 6 p.m.
Cheer for the Cougars as the women's volleyball team takes on SUNY Geneseo.

Kneller Athletic Center


Big Prize Bingo and Dessert

Friday 8 p.m.
Enjoy coffee and desserts while you try your luck at Clark’s version of Bingo; hosted by the Student Activity Board. Admission is included as part of your All-Access Pass or $10 at door without pass.

Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, second floor


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018


Registration

Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Please check in at the Family Weekend table in the Academic Commons at Goddard Library.

Goddard Library


Continental Breakfast

Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Start your day off with coffee, tea, pastries, and fresh fruit, and mingle with other Clark families.

Atwood Hall Plaza
*Rain Location: Academic Commons


Welcome and Keynote by President Angel

Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Clark President David Angel welcomes students, families, alumni, and friends to Worcester. Hear how Clarkies are Challenging Convention and Changing Our World—and learn how we are embracing our motto here on campus.

Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall


Women's Rowing Race

Saturday 10:49 a.m. / 11:20 a.m. (Alumni Eight at 9:19 a.m.)
Cheer for the Cougars as the women’s rowing team competes in the Head of the Snake Regatta.

Lake Quinsigamond (Worcester, Mass.)


Parent Panel

Saturday 11:30 a.m.
Wondering what to expect as a parent or family member of a college student? Questioning how to help your student navigate independent living or balance academics with co-curricular and extracurricular experiences? Hear from current parents about their experiences. Hosted by the Undergraduate Parents Advisory Council.

Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, second floor


Field Hockey Game

Saturday 11:30 a.m.
Cheer for the Cougars as the field hockey team takes on UMass Dartmouth.

Granger Athletic Fields, 97 Beaver Street


Brunch in Higgins Café

Saturday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to Higgins Café, Clark’s buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards are also accepted.

Higgins University Center, first floor


Fall Family Festival

Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy live animals, pumpkin painting, balloon artistry, face painting, lawn games, and sweet treats. There is something for everyone at this fall festival! Meet student club members and take a family photo with our larger-than-life statue of Sigmund Freud.

Red Square (in front of Jonas Clark Hall)
*Rain Location: Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, second floor


Men's Soccer Game

Saturday 1 p.m.
Cheer for the Cougars as the men’s soccer team takes on MIT

Granger Athletic Fields, 97 Beaver Street


LEEP Center Open House

Saturday 1 – 3 p.m.
Learn about the LEEP Center (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), Clark’s center for advising, experiential education, and careers. Meet your student’s advisor, learn about opportunities, and get answers to your questions during this drop-in style open house.

Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, first floor


ClarkCONNECT Presentation

Saturday 2 p.m.
Learn about Clark’s easy-to-use digital platform for mentorship, networking, and opportunities designed exclusively for Clark students, alumni, and the broader Clark community. Discover how ClarkCONNECT can help your student explore and prepare for a successful launch into life after Clark.

Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, second floor


Tour of Clark's Neighborhood and the City

Saturday 2 – 3 p.m.
Join Jack Foley, Vice President for government and community affairs, for a tour of the neighborhood and city of Worcester. Space for this special bus tour is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet in front of Atwood Hall


Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Clark Dining

Saturday 2 – 2:45 p.m. and 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Ever wonder what it takes to feed more than a thousand hungry students? Get an exclusive look behind Clark Dining Services’ award-winning service and culinary expertise. Take a peek inside Clark’s Leafy Green Machine from Freight Farms, where fresh vegetables are cultivated on-site!

Higgins University Center, first floor


Afternoon Concert

Saturday 3 p.m.
Join students in Clark’s musical ensembles—Chamber Music, Chamber Choir, and Concert Band—for an afternoon concert.

NEW LOCATION: Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts


Dessert First Reception

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m.
Challenge convention with President David Angel and have decadent desserts before dinner!

Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, second floor


Dinner in Higgins Café

Saturday 5 – 7 p.m.
Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to Higgins Café, Clark’s buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards are also accepted.

Higgins University Center, first floor


Clark's Got Talent

Saturday 8 p.m.
Join us for an evening of entertainment featuring some of Clark’s amazing student-run improv, music, and dance groups! Enjoy performances by: Peapod Squad, Shenanigans!, Clark Bars, Counterpoints, and African Diaspora Dance Association. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

Brunch in Higgins Café

Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to Higgins Café, Clark’s buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards are also accepted.

Higgins University Center, first floor


CAMPUS STORE

Special Family Weekend hours

Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, first floor


THE SCHILTKAMP GALLERY

Current exhibition: Likeness

Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.

Traina Center for the Arts


ATHLETIC EVENTS

Women's Volleyball vs. SUNY Geneseo

Friday 6 p.m.
Kneller Athletic Center


Women's Rowing Race

Saturday 10:49 a.m. / 11:20 a.m. (Alumni Eight at 9:19 a.m.)
Cheer for the Cougars as the women’s rowing team competes in the Head of the Snake Regatta.

Lake Quinsigamond (Worcester, Mass.)


Field Hockey vs. UMass Dartmouth

Saturday 11:30 a.m.
Granger Athletic Fields, 97 Beaver Street


Men's Soccer vs. MIT

Saturday 1 p.m
Granger Athletic Fields, 97 Beaver Street