• Family Weekend

    Saturday, September 16

    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 now closed, but you can still register in person on Saturday, September 16 at the Check-In Desk located in Sheehan Hall.

    Schedule of Events

    9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Family Weekend Check In*
    Sheehan Hall, Front Desk
    9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Family Weekend Brunch
    Sheehan Hall, POD Dining Hall
    Come and enjoy a wonderful brunch in our state of the art dining facility. Pre-registration is required. Limited Brunch tickets are available at no charge. Once Brunch registration is full, Brunch tickets will be available at a per person charge of $8.00.
    10 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Baby Animal Petting Farm
    Outside of the Student Center (Rain Location: Inside of Student Center)
    Stop by the petting farm to see a variety of baby animals such as bunnies, chicks and other animals.
    10:00 a.m. – Tour 1
    10:00 a.m. – Tour 2
    11:30 a.m. – Tour 3
    11:30 a.m. – Tour 4
    City of Worcester Tours
    Around the City of Worcester
    See the City of Worcester and all it has to offer on a Worcester City Bus Tour.
    Four 75 minute tours will be conducted. Please meet outside of the Student Center for the tour (Rain Location: Inside the Student Center).
    Please sign up at the Check-In Table.
    11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Family Fun Fair
    Outside of the Student Center (Rain Location: Inside of Student Center)
    Have some fall fun at our fair including vendors, giveaways, food and many more activities.
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Career Services presents: “A Parent’s Guide to Career Planning”
    Student Center, South Room (1st floor)
    This presentation will focus on how you, as parents, 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 get you to reflect on your own professional choices!
    11 a.m. Fall Arts and Crafts
    Student Center, Food Court (1st floor)
    Feeling creative? Stop by and take part in other fun arts and crafts projects.
    11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Gym Time
    Wellness Center, Multipurpose Gym (2nd floor)
    Stop by the Multipurpose Gym and challenge your family to a game!
    12 p.m. – 1 p.m. The Worcester Chamber of Commerce presents: “Explore Worcester”
    Student Center, North Room (1st floor)
    Come and learn about all of the activities, restaurants and landmarks that Worcester has to offer to WSU students from members of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.
    12 p.m. Football vs. Fitchburg
    Coughlin Field
    Come cheer on the Lancers! Free admission for families.
    1 p.m. Pumpkin Decorating and Fall Snack Time
    Student Center, Blue Lounge (1st floor)
    Come and paint a pumpkin and enjoy donuts and hot cider. While supplies last.
    2:30 p.m. Family Bingo
    Wellness Center, Competition Gym, (1st floor)
    Play family friendly bingo for some great prizes! Doors open at 2 p.m. Seating is limited.
    Sponsored by the Alumni Office
    4 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Western Connecticut State University
    Coughlin 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.

    *The Family Weekend Check In will relocate to the front of the Student Center at 11 a.m.

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