Dean of Students

Welcome to Family Weekend 2016

Fall in Central Massachusetts is a special time. We're excited to welcome Clark families, alumni and friends to campus to celebrate the start of our academic year. Your Family Weekend 2016 wristband is your all-access pass to this weekend's distinctive programming. For those who feel spontaneous, you can choose to pay-as-you-go for any activity.

Welcome home to Clark!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Registration and check-in
3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Academic Commons at Goddard Library

Dinner in the Higgins Café * *
5:00 p.m.
Higgins University Center, First Floor

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to the Higgins Café, Clark's all-you-care-to-eat dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All Access Pass.

Meal plan, cash, Clark cash card and credit cards are accepted.

Registration
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Higgins University Center, Cooke Information Desk

Big Prize Bingo and Dessert * *
8:00 p.m.
Higgins University Center, Main Dining Hall

Everyone wins at this Friday night favorite: Enjoy coffee, cookies and pastries while you try your luck at Clark's version of BINGO! Hosted by the Student Activities Board.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Morning

Registration and check-in
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Academic Commons at Goddard Library

Continental Breakfast *
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Atwood Hall Plaza

Enjoy coffee, pastries and fruit and mingle with Clark families and alumni.

Welcome from President David Angel
10:00 a.m.
Atwood Hall, Richard C. Daniels '49 Theater

Clark's 9th president, David Angel, welcomes students and their families, alumni and friends to Worcester. Hear how Clarkies are Challenging Convention and Changing the World — and learn how we're embracing our motto here on campus.

Family Weekend Keynote Address
10:30 a.m.
Atwood Hall, Richard C. Daniels '49 Theater

Family Panels
11:30 a.m.
Alumni and Friends Engagement Center, Main Street

Wondering what to expect as a parent or ally of a college student? Questioning how to help your student navigate independent living or balance academics and extra-curricular experiences? What is LEEP? Hear from parents with Clark students in the graduating classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 about their family's Clark experience. Hosted by the Undergraduate Parents Advisory Council.

Afternoon

Lunch * *
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Higgins Café (Main Dining Hall), Higgins University Center, First Floor

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to the Higgins Café, Clark's all-you-care-to-eat dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All Access Pass.

Meal plan, cash, Clark cash card and credit cards are accepted.

Men's Soccer vs. Coast Guard Academy *
12:00 p.m.
Granger Athletic Fields/ Tom M. '62 and Joan E. '60 Dolan Field House, 97 Beaver Street

Shuttle Service to Worcester Art Museum, The Canal Street District and Shrewsbury Street
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Experience fine art, great shopping and wonderful food just minutes from Clark's main gate. Enjoy the ride on our exclusive shuttle, departing from the Bassett Admissions Center on Maywood Street.

Family Fall Festival *
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Granger Athletic Fields/ Tom M. '62 and Joan E. '60 Dolan Field House, 97 Beaver Street

Join Clark families for outdoor fun! Test your luck and skill in these classic (and not-so-classic) games sure to create some memories. Cheer on our Men's and Women's Soccer teams, enjoy face painting, a bounce house, and favorite carnival treats: apples, popcorn and snow cones. Hosted by Residence Life and Housing, Clark Athletics and Student Clubs & Organizations.

Tour of Clark's Neighborhood
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meet at Atwood Hall, Woodland Street

Join Jack Foley, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs and Campus Services, for a tour of our neighborhood and learn about the past behind our historic community and a glimpse of the future. This popular tour will fill up quickly!

Meet the Faculty
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes Tour of Clark Dining
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Higgins Café (Main Dining Hall), Higgins University Center, First Floor

Ever wonder what it takes to feed more than a thousand hungry students? Get an exclusive look behind the Clark Dining Services' award winning service and culinary expertise. New this year: take a peek inside Clark's own Freight Farm, where fresh vegetables are cultivated on-site!

Women's Soccer vs. Coast Guard Academy *
2:30 p.m.
Granger Athletic Fields/ Tom M. '62 and Joan E. '60 Dolan Field House, 97 Beaver Street

Tailgate with students, families, alumni and friends and cheer on the Cougars at the Tom '62 and Joan '60 Dolan Field House.

Women's Volleyball vs. Amherst College
3:00 p.m.
Kneller Athletic Center, 57 Downing Street

Evening

A "Taste of Worcester" * *
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, Second Floor
Hosted by President David Angel and Jocelyne Bauduy

Join families for Family Weekend's signature event, which includes the musical stylings of The Clark Bars, Clark's a cappella group, and hors d'oeuvres from some of Worcester's finest restaurants and eateries.

Dinner * *
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Higgins Café (Main Dining Hall), Higgins University Center, First Floor

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to the Higgins Café, Clark's all-you-care-to-eat dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All Access Pass.

Meal plan, cash, Clark cash card and credit cards are accepted.

Music That'll MOVE 'Ya — featuring Ball in the House
8:00 p.m.
Atwood Hall, Richard C. Daniels '49 Theater

Join the Office of Student Leadership & Programming for a night of entertainment featuring five member vocal band Ball in the House who have shared the stage with artists such as The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, and more! Opening the show will be some of our very own Clark performance groups.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Morning

Continental Breakfast * *
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Grace Conference Room, Higgins University Center, First Floor

Enjoy coffee, pastries and fruit and mingle with Clark families and alumni.

Brunch* *
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Higgins Café (Main Dining Hall), Higgins University Center, First Floor

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to the Higgins Café, Clark's all-you-care-to-eat dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All Access Pass.

Meal plan, cash, Clark cash card and credit cards are accepted.

Behind the Scenes Tour of Clark Dining
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Higgins Café (Main Dining Hall), Higgins University Center, First Floor

Ever wonder what it takes to feed more than a thousand hungry students? Get an exclusive look behind the Clark Dining Services' award winning service and culinary expertise. New this year: take a peek inside Clark's own Freight Farm, where fresh vegetables are cultivated on-site!

Athletic Events

Women's Cross Country at Worcester City Championships
Friday: 4:00 p.m.

Men's Cross Country at Worcester City Championships
Friday: 4:40 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Babson College
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Coast Guard Academy
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Coast Guard Academy
Saturday: 2:30 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Amherst College
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.