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Family and Friends Weekend

October 17-19, 2014

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 with their friends, meet faculty and class deans, and cheer on the Babson Beavers. Family and Friends Weekend has something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

Registration for Family and Friends Weekend 2014 will open in September.

Schedule

Below is a tentative schedule for Family and Friends Weekend 2014. Events are subject to change.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Family and Friends Happy Hour

4–7 p.m.
Reynolds Campus Center Skywalk
Welcome to Family and Friends Weekend 2014! When you arrive on campus, please feel free to stop by the Reynolds Campus Center Green 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 for the weekend, a campus map, and other brochures for off-campus adventures you can take with your student.

Mathematics & Science Division Reception

5–6 p.m.
Trim 201/202
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 parents 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: Harvey

7 p.m.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
Join the Babson Players as they perform the 1944 play, Harvey, by the American playwright Mary Chase. Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945. Her play has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in a 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart.

Athletic Games

  • Cross Country Team: Emmanuel Saints Invitational
    4 p.m. Franklin Park, Boston
  • Women’s Tennis at New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament (NEWITT)
    TBA, Smith College

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Continental Breakfast: Sponsored by the Parents Executive Committee

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

Cruickshank Race for Shelter 5k Run and Walk

9–11:30 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 12th Annual Cruickshank 5k Run for Shelter! Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the race kicking off at 10. 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 $12 for students and $20 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 will be available in September.

Hot Chocolate Bar and Yard Games

10–11:30 a.m.
Barefoot Park
Stop by Barefoot Park for casual socializing with Babson families and friends and enjoy some hot chocolate, pastries, and fun yard games!

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 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 will be Trim Dining Hall
Join the community for Backyard BBQ after the Cruickshank Race and before cheering on the Men’s Soccer and Rugby teams! Complete with a DJ and pumpkin painting!

Hardhat Tour of the New Residence Hall

Tours leave at 1:30, 2, and 2:30 p.m.
Park Manor West
Be our guests on a hardhat tour of the newest residence hall at Babson. Park Manor West is scheduled to open in January 2015, and has many exciting features to offer to residents and Babson community members. Each tour can accommodate only 30 people, so get there early to ensure your spot!

Athletic Games

  • Field Hockey vs. Mount Holyoke College
    Noon MacDowell Field
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Clark University
    1 p.m. Upper Fields
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Springfield College
    1 p.m. Springfield College
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Lebanon Valley College: Bowdoin Tri-Match
    2 and 4:30 p.m. Bowdoin College
  • Women’s Tennis at New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament (NEWITT)
    TBA, Smith College

Babson Academic Experience

2:30–4 p.m.
Various Locations

Take advantage of one of the following Babson classes with some of your student’s favorite faculty!

  • Strategy Class
    Tomasso 209
  • Solving Big Problems
    Horn 160
    In this session, Associate Professor Gaurab Bhardwaj will use cases and examples to generate a discussion on the big problems confronting societies and businesses, how we can think about them, and some ideas for how we could tackle them. Big problems are those that if solved even partly can benefit many, improve our lives, and transform industries.
  • Theater Workshop
    Carling-Sorenson Blackbox Theater
    Today’s session will include activities, exercises, and theater games from Assistant Professor Beth Wynstra’s Fundamentals of Acting and Improvisation class. This course is one of the most popular liberal arts classes at Babson, and one in which students gain an understanding of the methods and tools required for public performance. Students have the opportunity to create characters, learn the art of improvisation, and present theater works to the Babson community. Furthermore, students learn life-long lessons in active listening, characterization, vocal capabilities (resonance, range, enunciation, and delivery) and bodily awareness. Fundamentals of Acting and Improvisation is an example of the emphasis the Babson curriculum places on creativity, critical thinking, and the arts. Students recognize the important role ingenuity plays, not only in their business education but also in their journey to becoming entrepreneurial leaders.

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. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Services at 781-239-4075.

Babson Players Present: Harvey

7 p.m.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
Join the Babson Players as they perform the 1944 play, Harvey, by the American playwright Mary Chase. Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945. Her play has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in a 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart.

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 Casino Royale event, where students, friends, and families can mingle.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Family and Friends Reception and Fashion Show

Noon–4 p.m.
Reynolds Main Street and Café
Please join Kappa Kappa Gamma for their Family and Friends Reception before in Reynolds to enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and take part in a silent auction that benefits Dress for Success Boston. At 2 p.m., the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma will model the latest fashions from the region’s favorite boutiques in their annual runway show. All proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success, a nonprofit agency that provides career clothing at no charge to low-income men and women to aid in their transition to the workforce. Don’t miss a chance to meet the women of KKG and support a wonderful cause.

Athletic Games

  • Women’s Tennis at New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament (NEWITT)
    TBA, Smith College
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Bowdoin College
    2 p.m. Upper Fields