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Family and Friends Weekend

October 16-18, 2015

Family and Friends Weekend

You are invited to a fun-filled weekend on campus! Spend quality time with your student, and join the Babson community for some amazing events. Explore where your student takes classes and hangs out wi​th their friends, meet faculty and class deans, and cheer on the Babson Beavers. Family and Friends Weekend has something for every​one, and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

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​Schedule of Events

Friday, October 16

Women’s Tennis @ NEWITT

9 a.m. Northampton, MA

Family and Friends Happy Hour

4–7 p.m. Reynolds Skywalk and Sorenson Second Floor Lobby
Welcome to Family and Friends Weekend 2015! When you arrive on campus, please feel free to stop by the Reynolds Campus Center Skywalk to enjoy some happy hour refreshments and mingle with Babson community members, including the Center for Career Development, class deans, and additional staff from Academic Services. You will be able to pick up a schedule of the weekend, campus map, and other brochures for off-campus adventures you may take with your student.​​​​​

Mathematics & Science Division Reception

5–6 p.m. Park Manor West Amphitheater
Meet the faculty in mathematics, statistics, operations research, and science, and learn more about the Babson’s required quantitative curriculum at an open reception for all family members and students. Light refreshments will be served.

Shabbat Service and Dinner

6 p.m. Glavin Family Chapel
We welcome your family to join us for Shabbat. Shabbat enriches the lives of our Babson community members, bringing meaning and context to the week that is ending and renewal for the week to come. All are welcome! A kosher meal will be served.

Babson Players Present: The Mousetrap

7 p.m. Black Box Theater – Sorenson Center for the Arts
Join the Babson Players as they perform the 1952 murder mystery The Mousetrap by the English playwright, Agatha Christie. It has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance occurring on November 18, 2012. It is the longest-running show (of any type) of the modern era. The play also is known for its twist ending, which the audience is traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theater.

Saturday, October 17

Continental Breakfast

9–11 a.m. Reynolds Campus Center
Please stop by the Reynolds Campus Center for a continental breakfast until 11 a.m. You will be able to pick up a schedule of the weekend, campus map, and other brochures for off-campus adventures you may take with your student.

Cruickshank Race for Shelter 5k Run and Walk

8:30–11:30 a.m. (if you have not registered, please arrive 45 minutes in advance) Webster Upper Lobby and Webster Parking Lot
Put on your running shoes and support three awesome shelter initiatives at the 13th Annual Cruickshank 5k Run for Shelter! Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the race kicking off at 10 a.m. Both runners and walkers are welcome, with an abbreviated course for walkers. This is a family event, and runners and walkers of all age and experience levels are encouraged to participate. Early registration costs are $10 for students and $25 for parents, staff, and community members with a $5 premium for day-of-race registration. Proceeds support the Babson College Alternative Spring Break Program Fund. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done at

Women’s Tennis @ NEWITT

9 a.m. Northampton, MA

Hot Cider and Cocoa Bar

10–11:30 a.m. Green at Webster Center
Stop by the Webster patio and green to enjoy some hot cider and cocoa while cheering on the Cruikshank runners.

The Center for Career Development

10–11 a.m. Hollister, second floor
Stop by the Center for Career Development’s office to chat with staff about internship and job opportunities available to undergraduate students.

Pottery Painting

Trim Hall – Sorenson Ceramic Studio
Express your creative side by painting pottery in Babson’s ceramics studio. Matt Hard ’17 will be in the studio to help you, so no experience is necessary! Class times are 10, 10:45, and 11:30 a.m. Space is limited so arrive early. Please note that this is for ages 5+.

Cross Country Team vs. Connecticut College: Individual

11 a.m. Harkness Memorial Park, Waterford, CT

The Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education

11 a.m.–Noon Back Dining Room, Reynolds Campus Center
Families and friends will learn about the services and programs offered by the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education through a panel of students. Hear from Babson education abroad alumni, international students, and community unity educators about their experiences living and learning within Babson’s intentionally diverse community. Glavin Office staff representatives also will be present to answer friends’ and families’ questions about study abroad opportunities, multicultural programs, and international student services.

Family and Friends Backyard BBQ

11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Reynolds Campus Center Green *Rain location Trim Dining Hall
Join the community for a Backyard BBQ after the Cruickshank Race and before cheering on the Babson athletic teams! Entertainment will be provided by Babson College Radio and some of Babson’s talented student groups. There will be plenty to do for the whole family—look forward to caricature drawings, crafts, and fun giveaways! Rain location will be Trim Dining Hall.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Roger Williams: Wellesley Tournament

Noon and 2 p.m. Wellesley College

Men’s Soccer vs. Springfield College

1 p.m. Upper Fields

Hardhat Tour of the New Roger’s Pub

Tours start at 1:30 and 2 p.m. from the front of Trim Dining Hall
Be our guests on a hardhat tour of Roger’s Pub at Babson. Roger’s Pub is scheduled to open for full operation in January 2016, and will have many exciting features to offer including a multipurpose game room and a stage for small bands, karaoke, and more! Each tour can take only 30 people, so get there early to ensure your spot!

Women’s Soccer vs. Clark University

1 p.m. Clark University

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Mount Holyoke

2 p.m. Mount Holyoke

Babson Academic Experience

2:30–4 p.m.
Take advantage of one of the following Babson classes with some of your student’s favorite faculty! Class information will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Strategic Problem Solving

Olin 101
In this session, Senior Lecturer Dwight Gertz will use two real-world cases to introduce IBPS: Issue Based Problem Solving. Babson’s core undergraduate strategy class, ASM3300, uses the IBPS framework as a tool students use throughout the semester to apply strategic frameworks to a company of their choosing.

Emotional Intelligence: What Really Matters

Olin 201
In this session, Assistant Professor Scott Taylor will discuss what differentiates outstanding leaders from those who simply occupy a role. A key differentiator between outstanding and average leaders is their level of emotional intelligence (EI). This dynamic and interactive session will look at emotional and social intelligence and how research on emotion is reshaping how effective leaders lead to produce sustainable results.

Identity and Diversity in FME

Olin 202
In this session, Chief Diversity Officer Sadie Burton-Goss leads you on an actual FME session that your students experience on identity and diversity. During your time together, you will engage in a fun experiential exercise designed to explore how social identity influences team member perceptions and behavior. The session concludes with a dynamic discussion on the relationship between social identity, target marketing, and experimentation.

Workplace Relationships and Identity

Olin 225
In this session, Assistant Professor Kerry Roberts Gibson will explore how workplace relationships develop utilizing an identity lens. Gibson will use activities and examples to facilitate discussion around Sociometer Theory and the Central Relationship Paradox. By increasing understanding of these identity-centered concepts as a foundation for workplace relationship development, participants will gain insight as to how higher quality workplace relationships develop.

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

3–5 p.m. Glavin Family Chapel
Join the Office of Academic Services as the College bestows some of Babson’s top honors. If your student won an award, notifications are shared with families prior to the weekend. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Services at 781-239-4075.

Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Annual Fashion Show
5–7 p.m., Reynolds Campus Center

Love fashion and donating to charity? Then, this event is for you! Kappa Kappa Gamma, one of three sororities on campus, hosts this annual fashion show with proceeds going to its charity, Reading Is Fundamental.​

Babson Players Present: The Mousetrap

7 p.m. Black Box Theater – Sorenson Center for the Arts
Join the Babson Players as they perform the 1952 murder mystery The Mousetrap by the English playwright, Agatha Christie. It has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on November 18, 2012. It is the longest-running show (of any type) of the modern era. The play also is known for its twist ending, which the audience is traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theater.

Casino Night

9 p.m.–Midnight Knight Auditorium
Casino Night is filled with casino games, food, drinks, live music, and prizes. Please join the Campus Activities Board for a fun James Bond-themed event where students, friends, and families can mingle.

Sunday, October 18

Women’s Tennis @ NEWITT

9 a.m. Northampton, MA

Harvest Brunch

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Trim Dining Hall
Join family and friends for a great meal highlighting our favorite New England tastes of autumn as the weekend comes to a close.

Men’s Soccer vs. Williams College

1 p.m. Upper Fields

Nearby Events

Fall Into Wellesley Square​
Families and friends of Babson students are invited to visit Wellelsey Square during Family and Friends weekend for discounts at many of the square's merchants. Wellesley Square was recently named one of the "Best Town Centers" in the Boston-area by Best of Boston.

Boston Attractions

Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile stretch hosting 16 sites pertaining to the Revolutionary War. You could take a costumed guided tour, or, more appealingly, download a map and follow your own itinerary. If you have limited time, concentrate on those sites in and immediately around the North End, which also is Boston's Little Italy. 139 Tremont Street | Phone: 617-357-8300

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
In the heart of downtown Boston, and along the Freedom Trail, is Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The original Faneuil Hall dates to 1742 and the festival marketplace now encompasses the North Market, Quincy Market, and South Market buildings. Customers enjoy unique, locally loved, and nationally recognized shops while indulging in the worldwide cuisine at our restaurants, pubs, and in the world-famous Quincy Market Colonnade. The cobblestone promenades are filled with the music and jaw-dropping routines of world-renowned street performers and musicians. 1 Faneuil Hall Square | Phone: 617-723-9109

Fenway Park Tours, home of the Boston Red Sox
There’s nothing quite like taking in a game at Fenway Park, one of America’s most beloved baseball parks since it opened in 1912. You might want to swing by and visit the Green Monster on one of the 50-minute tours offered daily. 4 Yawkey Way | Phone: 877-733-7699

Home to two of the most prestigious universities in the country, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge’s stunning architecture and incredible diversity of restaurants and shopping attracts a mix of students, locals, and sightseers. Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 | Phone: 617-441-2884

Museum of Fine Arts
Boston’s oldest, largest, and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world’s most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections, and early American art. 465 Huntington Avenue | Phone: 617-267-9300

North End
This Italian neighborhood, Boston’s oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church while you’re in the neighborhood. Phone: 617-720-2283

Boston Public Garden
This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has more than 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America’s first public garden. Boston’s Public Garden is the groomed and formal younger cousin to the more casual and boisterous Boston Common. This green and flowering oasis in the heart of a great metropolis has become a Boston icon. 69 Beacon Street | Phone: 617-723-8144

Boston Duck Tours
Hop aboard Boston’s original and world famous Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a World War II-style amphibious vehicle that travels on land and water. You’ll be greeted by one of its legendary ConDUCKtors, who’ll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston and Cambridge. See what makes this Boston’s most popular tour. Phone: 617-267-3825

Newbury Street
Boston’s most enchanting street. Eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining. Newbury Street shows an individuality and uniqueness that is lacking in so many other commercial districts. Broad sidewalks, storefronts that extend into the sidewalk, and street vendors all encourage a wide mix of people to traverse the street. Ultimately, Newbury Street embodies a rich urban and retail environment not often found in American cities. It is a destination certainly worth your further examination. Boston’s Newbury Street has something for everyone.

New England Aquarium
Want to see sea lions smile and penguins play? Head to the New England Aquarium, one of Boston’s perpetually popular family attractions. Once inside, you’ll find yourself immersed in a watery world, where you can wave your flippers at cavorting sea lions and press your nose right up against the glass of the poisonous fish tank—if you dare! 1 Central Wharf | Phone: 617-973-5200

Museum of Science​
Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that has something exciting for everyone. Touch a lizard, watch chickens hatching, see lightning being created and enjoy hundreds of other exhibits, where you can’t help but learn something new about science and technology. Hold onto the edge of your seat at the IMAX movie theater, which costs extra. 1 Science Park | Phone: 617-723-2500