Dean of Students

Family Weekend 2015

Family Weekend will take place September 18–20, 2015.

Friday September 18 | Saturday, September 19 | Sunday, September 20


FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION »


Friday, September 18

11:30 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Check In
Please check in at the Higgins University center at the Family Weekend table.

The Community Thrift Store
Fri. Sept 18, 12:00 — 4:00
Sat. Sept 19, 11:00 — 4:00
Sun. Sept 20, 11:00 — 2:00

Visit and shop this campus icon with extended hours for Family Weekend.
Dorm and school supplies at great prices! This student-run non-profit's mission is to build a more sustainable, connected community. Family Weekend Special: donate any gently used item & we will add $5 to any value gift certificate!
930 Main St right next to Acoustic Java

7:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer Game
Come watch the women's soccer team take on Smith College!
Granger Field

8:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.
Dessert Social
Take some time to unwind with your Clarkie. Enjoy some fall themed treats!
Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room

9:30 p.m.
Big Prize Bingo
Its how bingo is done! Don't miss out on TONS of prizes! Family, Friends and Clarkies welcome!
Hosted by Student Activities Board
Higgins University Center Dining Hall
*Signature Event


Saturday, September 19

8:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Check In
Please check in at the Academic Commons at Goddard Library on the first floor at the Family Weekend table.

Campus Tours offered throughout the day. More information available at check in.

9:00 a.m.
Yoga
Start your day the right way — with a yoga class by student-run Clark Yoga. Limited mats are available for use.
Bickman Multipurpose Room, The Kneller

9:15 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Study Abroad
Join Adriane van Gils-Pierce, Director of Study Abroad Programs, Uwe Gertz, Coordinator of the Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program, and Clark University students with experience studying away/abroad to hear about Clark's offerings and opportunities.
Sackler Science Center, Johnson Auditorium

9:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
Opening Reception
All guests are welcome to join us just before the President's Welcome for light refreshments.
In front of Atwood Hall
Atwood Hall, Daniels Theater Lobby (Rain Location)

10:30 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Welcome by President Angel
David Angel, Clark's 9th president, will welcome you to Clark and share the latest Clark initiatives. Matt Malsky, Dean of the College and Associate Provost; Betsy Huang, Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion/Associate Professor of English; and Michelle Bata, Associate Dean and Director of the LEEP Center, will also be there to join President Angel in answering your questions.
Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall

11:00 a.m.
Women's Volleyball Game
Come watch the women's volleyball team take on the Coast guard Academy!
Kneller Athletic Center

11:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
Discovering Worcester Tours
Visit famous landmarks and get a better understanding of the surroundings. Two buses with tour guides Jack Foley, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and other campus administrators will introduce you to the sights and sounds of Worcester. Buses will leave from outside of Atwood Hall on Woodland Street.
~Limited space available

11:30 a.m.
Bus tour to Worcester Art Museum
Visit the beautiful and historical art museum of Worcester. Kevin McKenna, Interim Dean of Students will provide a guided tour of the museum to students and families.
Admission to museum is free to students with a college ID and Adults: $7
Seniors: $6, Children (4 – 12 years old): $3.
Bus will leave from outside of Atwood Hall on Woodland Street.
~Limited space available

11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Diversity Luncheon
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a light lunch and to hear about the University's commitment to diversity. Student leaders from the Intercultural Club Council will discuss campus life and faculty will share initiatives they have created and implemented on campus.
Higgins University Center, Tilton Hall

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Hall Sports!
For many Clarkies the Halls serve as home while they are on-campus. Join the staff from Residential Life and Housing and participate in a sampling of residential programs. Sign up for the Corn Hole tournament, challenge your knowledge via the words and policies quiz, participate in Hall tours, enjoy refreshments while creating your own door tags and more. Follow this event on twitter and share your questions and photos using the hashtag #RLHFamilies
The Fuller Quad

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Is My Child An Adult Yet? Understanding the New Life Stage Your Child — and You — Are Entering
Dr. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett explains how the college years (and beyond) are not an "extended adolescence," nor are they really "young adulthood," but a new and unique life stage with its own distinctive challenges and opportunities.
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11:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Dining Hall
Ticket required — registrants will select a seating time during the registration process
Higgins University Center Dining Hall
*Signature Event

12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Cougar Nation Athletic Meet — Greet
This reception is an opportunity to meet coaches, athletic department staff, grab a snack, and cheer on the field hockey team and men's soccer team!
Dad's Deck at the Dolan Field house

12:00 p.m.
Field Hockey Game
Come watch the women's field hockey team take on Babson College!
Granger Field

1:00 p.m.
Men's Soccer Game
Come watch the men's soccer team take on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute!
Granger Field

1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
LEEP into Clark
Members of the LEEP Center staff will be on hand to discuss opportunities related to internships, community service, student ventures, study abroad, undergraduate research, and LEEP Projects.
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1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
ACE and Connections Reunion
Join the Office of Academic Advancement as we bring together ACE and Connections students old and new! Reconnect with your class, mentors and meet current ACE and Connections students and their families. Network over light refreshments, sharing your experiences at Clark and advice for the "real world".
Dana Commons, Resource Room

1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Community Garden and Recycling Open House
Visit our bountiful Community Garden, sample garden produce and help plant fall crops with the Herban Gardeners. The Local Root Farmstand will offer locally grown produce for sale including semester food shares. Family games too: Recycling Toss (win an LED lightbulb!), Slow Bike Race and a Worm Crawl. A tour of the Recycling Center will be offered, leaving from the Community Garden at 1:30.
President's Field, Community Garden

1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
"Clark Legacies and Loyalties: A Conversation with Alumni Parents"
Please join current Clark parents who are also Clark alumni to hear about their journey from their days as Clark students, to the college search with their own children, to life as a Clark parent. See how Clark has changed through their eyes, how Clark inspired them when they were students, helped to shape their careers and how the Clark legacy continues.
Sackler Science Center, Room 121

1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Connecting Knowledge and Practice: Clark's Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
Clark has a deep commitment to connecting both our research and the education of our students to issues of consequence in the world beyond our gates. This panel, consisting of students and alumni, will present a sampling of the recent work of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise on such topics as public health, urban development, and the environment. Light refreshments will be served.
Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Clarkies Redefining Cool
Clarkies are fearless, innovative, and not afraid to explore new horizons. This session will highlight what a few students have been doing to connect their coursework with real-world experiences.
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2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Clark Dining Kitchen Tour — A Fresh. Homemade. Real Food Experience...
Clark Dining Services by Sodexo is a leader in sustainability, continually working to reduce the impact on the environment through prioritizing purchases such as those that meet Real Food Challenge certification, and by being one of the first universities to compost in Massachusetts. Clark Dining Services is also unique in many ways, most importantly by its from-scratch cooking philosophy. We invite you to join us on a tour of our kitchen and meet our team to see where the culinary magic happens.
Tours beginning at cashier station of main dining hall (Higgins Cafe).
~limited space available — 12 person limit at each tour time

3:00 p.m.
Women's Volleyball Game
Come watch the women's volleyball team take on Western New England College!
Kneller Athletic Center

3:00 p.m.
Meet Clark alumnus Charlie Bresler M.A. '83, Ph.D. '84
Among the special events that are taking place this year is the return of Clark alumnus Charlie Bresler M.A. '83, Ph.D. '84. Following his graduation, Charlie had a career in academia serving as Director of Behavioral Medicine for the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno before being recruited to The Men's Wearhouse, serving as head of human resources, stores, and marketing, and ultimately, as President. In 2008, he stepped down to pursue a more socially oriented venture, but has remained a consultant to the CEO and senior executives at Men's Wearhouse.

Charlie will share how he helped philosopher Peter Singer develop The Life You Can Save, an organization that encourages people to make an impact in the lives of those dealing with extreme poverty. The organization educates the public on effective philanthropy and strives to bring about a new paradigm for donating in the developed world. His presentation will stimulate both dialog and learning.
Sackler Science Center, Johnson Auditorium

4:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
A "Taste of Worcester" Hosted by President Angel
President Angel and his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy, will host this informal gathering. Come meet the Angel/Bauduy family, as well as faculty, administrators and other parents. Local restaurants complemented by Clark's Dining Services will be serving sample items for our very own Taste of Worcester.
Higgins University Center, Tilton Hall
*Signature Event

8:00 p.m.
Dakaboom
Edgy music-driven acapella comedy duo Dakaboom combines the musical genres of pop, hip-hop, opera, jazz, musical theatre, electronica and a cappella to modernize and reinvent the vaudeville art form. Join us for a night of laughter and entertainment as this duo charms you and wows you!
Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall
*Signature Event


Sunday, September 20

9:00 a.m.
Yoga
Start your day the right way — with a yoga class by student-run Clark Yoga. Limited mats are available for use.
Bickman Multipurpose Room, The Kneller

11:30 a.m.
stART on the Street Shuttles
stART on the Street is central Massachusetts' largest art, music and performance festival. Come shop handmade with over 200+ artists and crafters, and watch as artists create unique works right on the street.
Enjoy free art activities for children and families, a food court with various food vendors, including vegan options. Music and performances at stART are diverse and right on the street, allowing you to really become a part of the acts! The festival is FREE! Transportation is FREE
Bus will leave from behind the University Center on Maywood Street.

10:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Brunch
Ticket required
Relax, unwind and enjoy brunch in Clark's dining hall.
Higgins University Center Dining Hall
*Signature Event

*Indicates that a TICKET is required to enter this event.