• Family Weekend

    September 17, 2016

    As a parent, sibling, or grandparent of a Worcester State University student, Family Weekend is a great opportunity to discover or enjoy your students’ home away from home. Spend time with your student while eating brunch in the Sheehan Hall dining hall, watching a football game, or having your caricature drawn at the Family Fair. The Student Affairs Division invites you to join us on campus for this wonderful autumn tradition.

    Online Registration is Closed. You can still Register in person on Saturday, September 17 at the Registration table located in the Sheehan Hall Lobby from 9:00am-10:30am.  

  • Schedule of Events
  • Sibling Sleepover Check-In
    Friday, September 16, 6 p.m.

    Sheehan Hall, Multipurpose Room 

    Sibling Sleepover Registration Form 
    Run for a Scholar 5K

    Saturday, September 17

    • 7 a.m. - Registration
    • 8:30 a.m. - Race Begins

    Ghosh Science and Technology Center Lobby

    Join the Worcester State community, Central Mass Striders, and the John J. Binienda Center for Civic Engagement in the Run for a Scholar 5K. All proceeds will support the Binienda Center Scholarship in Community Activism and the Summer Teacher’s Institute in Guyana, sponsored by the Education Department. Students attending these trips will provide service to these countries while representing WSU and the United States. The $20 registration fee includes a t-shirt and prizes for top finishers.

    Run for a Scholar Form

    Family Weekend Registration
    Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Sheehan Hall, Front Desk

    The Family Weekend Registration will relocate to the front of the Student Center at 11 a.m.
    Family Weekend Brunch

    Saturday, September 17, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

    Sheehan Hall, POD Dining Hall

    Come and enjoy a wonderful brunch in our new dining facility.

    City of Worcester Tours

    Saturday, September 17

    See the city of Worcester and all it has to offer on a Worcester city bus tour. Choose one of three 75-minute tours:

    • 10 a.m. - Tour 1
    • 10 a.m. - Tour 2
    • 11:15 a.m. - Tour 3

    Please sign up at the registration table. Registered participants should meet outside of the Student Center for the tour (rain location: inside the Student Center).

    Family Fun Fair

    Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Outside of the Student Center (rain location: inside of Student Center)

    Have some fall fun at our fair. Activities will include vendors, giveaways, and food.

    Career Services Presentation

    Saturday, September 17, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Sheehan Hall, Multipurpose Room 

    The Career Services Office's “A Parent’s Guide to Career Planning” presentation will focus on how you, as a parent, can best support your college student’s decision-making process regarding choice of major and career. Concrete, sequential steps of successful career development will also be suggested, beginning in your student’s first year at WSU. There will also be a fun activity for you to complete that will help you to reflect on your own professional choices.

    Wellness Center Open House

    Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m - 3 p.m.

    Take a tour of our newest building on campus and see all the opportunities that your student has to practice, compete, exercise, and work in this state-of-the-art building.

    Study Away Presentation

    Saturday, September 17, 12 - 1 p.m.

    Sheehan Hall, Multipurpose Room

    Come and learn about the many exciting opportunities your student can experience in our study away programs.

    Football vs. Bridgewater State University
    Saturday, September 17th, 1 p.m.

    John Coughlin Memorial Field
    Fall Arts and Crafts

    Saturday, September 17, 2 - 4 p.m.

    Student Center, Food Court (1st floor)

    Feeling creative? Stop by and take part in other fun arts and crafts projects.

    Pumpkin Decorating and Fall Snack Time

    Saturday, September 17, 3 - 5 p.m.

    Student Center, Blue Lounge (1st floor)

    Paint a pumpkin and enjoy some donuts and hot cider.

    Family Bingo and Dinner

    Saturday, September 17, 5 p.m.

    May Street Building Auditorium

    Enjoy dinner with your family as you play family-friendly bingo for some great prizes!

    Reservations will be taken at the registration table on September 17. Seating is limited. 

    Men’s Soccer vs. Mass Maritime
    Saturday, September 17, 5 p.m.

    John Coughlin Memorial Field
  • The Worcester State University Bookstore will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for families and is located on the first floor of the Student Center.

    Worcester State University Family Weekend Events are sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Office of Residence Life and Housing, WSU Alumni Association, Binienda Center for Civic Engagement, and WSU Leadership Development, Office of Student Affairs, Athletics Office, Student Organizations.

    Any questions on the schedule of events, please email