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Family and Friends Weekend 2013Family and Friends Weekend

October 18-20, 2013

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!

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Highlights for Family and Friends Weekend 2013 include:

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 18

Family and Friends Weekend Registration
Noon-2 p.m.
Reynolds Campus Center

Welcome to Family and Friends Weekend 2013! When you arrive on campus, please stop by the Reynolds Campus Center to pick up all of your registration materials. Your registration packet includes meal tickets (BBQ lunch and Sunday brunch), map indicating event locations, and the latest information about activities throughout the weekend

Presidential Inauguration

  • Babson Community Inauguration Luncheon
    Noon
    Trim Dining Hall
  • Inauguration Check-In
    1:30 p.m.
    Webster Center
  • Presidential Inauguration Ceremony
    2:30 p.m.
    Isbrandtsen Upper Athletic Field
  • Inauguration Reception
    4:30 p.m.
    Upper Fields
  • Inauguration Dinner
    6:30 p.m.
    Webster Center

Family and Friends Weekend Registration
4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Reynolds Campus Center

Mathematics and 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.

Hillel-Sponsored Shabbat Candle Lighting
5:30 p.m.

The Jewish students and staff at Babson invite you to join us for a Shabbat candle lighting and prayers. Please email your RSVP to Patti Sheinman, Jewish advisor to the Babson community, at psheinman@babson.edu.

Babson Players presents Little Shop of Horrors
7 p.m.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
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“Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Justin McCoubry, is the main stage musical for the Babson Players Fall 2013 calendar. The show is a Halloween-spirited, horror spoof about a monstrous plant taking over a beaten-down district in New York City. The music is written by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who also composed songs for “The Little Mermaid,” “Enchanted,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin.” Come see the show, if you dare!

Saturday, October 19

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by the Parents Executive Committee
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Reynolds Campus Center

For those unable to join us on Friday, please check in and pick up your registration materials and meal tickets, and mingle with members of the Parents Executive Committee. A continental breakfast will be available until 11:30 a.m.

Cruickshank Race for Shelter 5K Run and Walk
9:15-11:30 a.m. (Race begins at 10 a.m.)
Webster Upper Lobby and Parking Lot
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Put on your running shoes and support three awesome shelter initiatives at the 10th 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 $12 for students and $20 for parents, staff, and community members with a $5 premium for day-of-race registration. The charities being supported are the Babson College Katrina Relief Fund, the Babson chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and Babson Global Outreach through Entrepreneurship. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done at www.babson.edu/raceforshelter.

The Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education
11 a.m.-Noon
Reynolds Back Dining Room

Families and friends will learn about the services and programs offered by the Glavin Office of Multicultural and 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 answer questions about study abroad opportunities, multicultural programs and, international student services.

Family and Friends Backyard BBQ
Noon-1:30 p.m.
BECC Upper Deck (Rain Location: Trim Dining Hall)

Join the community for our Backyard BBQ after the Cruickshank Race and before cheering on the Men’s Soccer and Rugby teams! There will be a cappella entertainment by Kazual!, music by Babson College Radio, caricature artists, and giveaways! Rain location will be Trim Dining Hall.

Babson Athletics Games

  • Women's Field Hockey vs. Mount Holyoke College
    Bus will depart from Webster Center at 11 a.m. for 1 p.m. game
    Mount Holyoke, South Hadley, MA
  • Men's Soccer vs. Springfield College
    1 p.m.
    Upper Fields
  • Men's Rugby vs. Lasell College
    2 p.m.
    Harrington Rugby Pitch
  • Women's Rugby vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
    4 p.m.
    Harrington Rugby Pitch

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
3-5 p.m.
Glavin Family Chapel

Join the Office of Academic Services as the College recognizes the Dean’s List recipients and bestows some of Babson’s top honors. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Services at 781-239-4075.

Babson Players presents Little Shop of Horrors
7 p.m.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
Buy tickets »

“Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Justin McCoubry, is the main stage musical for the Babson Players Fall 2013 calendar. The show is a Halloween-spirited, horror spoof about a monstrous plant taking over a beaten-down district in New York City. The music is written by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who also composed songs for “The Little Mermaid,” “Enchanted,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin.” Come see the show, if you dare!

Casino Night
9 p.m.
Knight Auditorium

Casino Night is filled with casino games, food, drinks, live music, and prizes. Please join the Campus Activities Board for a fun night where students, friends, and families can mingle. Remember, it’s just like Vegas, but you don’t have to pay a dime!

Sunday, October 20

Sunday 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
Noon-2 p.m.
Reynolds Main Street

Kappa Kappa Gamma Fashion Show
2 p.m.
Reynolds Café

The women of Kappa Kappa Gamma will model the latest fashions from the region’s favorite boutiques. All proceeds will be received by 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.