Worcester State University
Family Weekend


Friday, September 27

Sibling Sleepover ~
Resident students will have a chance to host their siblings on campus. Check-in will be at Dowden Hall.  Click here to register for the Sibling Sleepover

Saturday, September 28

7:00 am Registration 8:30am Race Start "Run for a Scholar 5K" (see link on left for more information)

9-11:00am   Family Weekend Registration ~ (Information Desk, Student Center, First Floor)

10:00am   Women's Soccer vs. Framingham State University

10:30-11:30am   President’s Brunch* ~ Join President Maloney as he hosts a brunch for all students and their families. Lancer Loft Cafe (Third Floor, Student Center) $5 each (all proceeds are donated to the WSU Student Emergency Fund)

11:30am-noon Awards Ceremony ~ Student athletes and Student Leaders will be recognized for their achievements. (Fallon Room, Third Floor, Student Center)

Noon-2:30pm  Explore the City of Worcester ~ Check out the City of Worcester and all it has to offer on this Worcester bus tour. Bus will depart from and return to the WSU Student Center (handicap accessible). Four (45 minute) tours will be available sign-up day of event.

Noon-1pm "In the Classroom" Session-Study Abroad ~ Join us  in the Student Center's FOSTER ROOM to learn about The WSU Study Abroad Experience. 

1pm-2pm "In the Classroom" Session-Gourmet Cooking Class ~ Join us in the Student Center's LANCER LANDING for a hands-on Gourmet Cooking Class.

1-4:00pm   Family Fun Fair ~ Have some fun at the fair, win prizes, grab a bite to eat and meet other WSU families. Vendors, food truck and many more activities. Student Center (inside and outside) Rain location: inside the Student Center

1:30pm Football vs. MASS Maritime - Coughlin Field

2:30-4:00pm   Family Bingo ~
Bring your entire family to take part in a fun-filled game of bingo. Win lots of prizes and WSU gear. Student Center, Blue Lounge (1st floor)

4-6pm   Parents and Family Association BBQ ~
Leave the cooking to us. Join the Parents and Family Association as they welcome WSU familes to campus with a complimentary BBQ with All the fixings! Lancer Landing Patio (located between Student Center and Learning Resource Center) Rain location: Inside the Student Center. 

The Worcester State University Bookstore will be open on Saturday from 9am to 5pm and is located on the first floor of the Student Center.

Sunday, September 29

   Senior Capping ~
Senior capping is a long standing tradition at Worcester State University that symbolizes the beginning of the end of a senior's journey to graduation. All seniors are encouraged to attend capping to mark this joyous and memorable occassion. Friends, family members and fellow classmates are welcome to attend. The ceremony will be held in Sullivan Auditorium and a dessert reception will follow in the Student Center.
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*All proceeds from the President’s Brunch will be donated to the Dr. Sibyl Ventress Brownlee Student Emergency Fund.  The Fund was created to assist Worcester State University students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at Worcester State University. Our goal is to help students during a time of need stay in school and make progress toward a degree. An award is intended to be a major step for the student in the return to financial stability. The number of students who can be assisted by the Student Emergency/Hardship Fund is subject to the availability of funds. The fund must be sustained by the continual contributions of Worcester State University students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, community members and friends of the University.

 Worcester State University Family Weekend Events are sponsored by the Student Center/Student Activities Office, Office of Student Affairs, Athletics Office, Visual and Performing Arts Department, Parents and Family Association, and WSU Student Organizations

Schedule updated 7/16/2013

Related Links
  Directions to Campus
  Campus Map
  Worcester-area Attractions
  WSU Family Website
  Parent & Family Association
  Local Restaurants
  WSU Bookstore
  Student Emergency Fund
  Family Weekend Room Rate-King
  Family Weekend Room Rate-Dbl/Queen

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