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Family Weekend – Sept. 28-30

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About Family Weekend

This is a time for you and your family to come and enjoy all the beauty of Saint Joseph’s College with your student in the wonderful fall season. Your student has been on campus for just over five weeks and so much has taken place, from their first classes of the semester to enjoying the 90-degree weather down at the lake. No matter how your student has been involved, they have started to truly feel the meaning of “community” here at Saint Joseph’s.

We hope that you can enjoy some or all of the programs we have planned for you, your family and student. A Welcome Tent will be located outside of Alfond Center on Friday and Saturday, with staff available to help answer any questions you might have about the weekend events.

Questions about where to stay? Check out the lodging page for recommended hotels in the area!

Looking to grab some SJC gear? The Campus Store will be open Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday at pop-up location on the Turf Field from 11am to 4pm.

Register for Family Weekend

Family Schedule

Please click on a tab to see that day’s activity. Check back often, as we continue to add events.

Make sure to register for events marked with a *.

Mercy Week: Reflecting and Praying with Catherine McAuley
9-9:30am, Xavier Hall Lounge

** Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation Walking Tour **
9-10:00am & 10-11:00am, Meet at Welcome Tent
Join us on a one-hour interactive tour to learn more about how the college is contributing to help meet regional food security goals through our Stone Barn, Hydroponic Farm, and the Seedling House.

Mercy Week: Catherine McAuley Birthday Celebration
Noon-1:00pm, Xavier Hall Lounge

** Drop-In Appointments for Parents **

with Career Services, the Counseling Center, and Academic Center for Excellence / First-Year Experience
Parents can sign up for half hour blocks to learn more about the services provided, how they can help your student, or ask any questions:
Connections Program (career advancement), Mercy Hall, Noon to 4pm
Counseling Center services, St. Joseph Hall, Noon to 4pm
Academic Center for Excellence, Alfond Hall (Rooms 326 & 327), Noon to 4pm

Campus Tour
2:00pm, Meet at Welcome Tent

** Service Trips: Connect with Dr. Steve Bridge **
2:00pm, Alfond Hall

Mercy Week Activity: Mercy Tea
2-4:00pm, Xavier Hall Lounge

Men’s Soccer Practice
3:30-5:30pm, Turf Field

** Center for Nursing Innovation Presentation **
4-5:00pm, Glass Lounge, Mercy Hall

Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society Induction Ceremony (open)
4:30pm, Viola George Auditorium, Alfond Hall

Members of the College community are invited to the annual induction ceremony of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society. Delta Epsilon Sigma (ΔΕΣ) is a national scholastic honor society that was established in 1939 for students of Catholic universities and colleges in the United States. Undergraduate students are eligible for membership if they’re ranked in the top 20 percent of their class, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and have a record of dedication to intellectual activity and community service.

** Welcome Reception for Parents **
Drinks & Snacks Available
5-6:00pm, Student Lounge, Alfond Center

Field Hockey Practice

Women’s Soccer Practice
6:30-8:00pm, Turf Field

Mercy Week Activity: Inspirational Speed Painting Performance
8:00pm, Baggot Street, Heffernan Center

7-10:00am, Pearsons Cafe

Men’s Soccer Practice

JV Baseball Inter-squad Games & Family Tailgate
Bring the whole family over for a morning of fun and games! 
8:30-10:00am, Ward Park

Town Hall with President Jim Dlugos
9:30-10:30am, Baggot Street
Holistic Education; from experiential learning, connection and our athletic program, our students are constantly learning. Followed by Q and A for parents.

Women’s Volleyball vs Emmanuel
10:00am, Alfond Center

Varsity Baseball Inter-squad Games & Family Tailgate
10:30-1:00pm, Ward Park
Bring the whole family over for a morning of fun and games! 

Nature Tour of the SJC trails; lead by Dr. Jim Paruk
11:00am, Meet at Welcome Tent

Field Hockey vs. Colby-Sawyer

Picnic Lunch
11am to 1:30pm, Pearsons Cafe

Baseball Family Meeting
1:00pm to 2:30pm, Viola George Auditorium, Alfond Hall

Lake Activities
12:30 to 3:00pm, Lakefront
Take in the beauty of Lake Sebago and relax down at the water’s edge. Visitor’s should feel free to go for a swim and kayak’s will be available to take out on the lake.

Campus Tour
2:00pm, Meet in front of Xavier

Lawn Games
2:00 to 5:00pm, Xavier Lawn
Join us for an afternoon of fun and games for the whole family! From Tie-Dye (BYO Shirt), to Cornhole, Pumpkin Painting and more – The afternoon promises to be fun for all.

Women’s Volleyball vs Husson
2:00pm, Alfond Center Gymnasium

Women’s Soccer vs Anna Maria
2:00pm, Turf Field

** Family Dinner **
5-7:00pm, Pearsons Cafe

Dessert on the Lawn
7:00pm, Xavier Lawn

Magician Eric Dittelman
8:00pm, Viola George Auditorium, Alfond Hall

S’mores Making
weather permitting
9:00pm, Firepit

Continental Breakfast
8-10:00am, Pearsons Cafe

Nursing Blessing of the Hands Ceremony
9-10:30am, Alfond Center Gym

10-2:00pm, Pearsons Cafe

11-Noon, Healy Chapel

Women’s Volleyball vs. Sage, Alfond Center Gymnasium
Men’s Soccer Reserve Team vs Central Maine Community College