Below is the schedule for Family & Alumni Weekend. Don't forget to pick up a Family & Alumni Weekend booklet at check-in!
Schedule updates have been added to the Recent Updates page.
Friday October 16
1:00pm-7:00pm, Check-In, Flanagan Campus Center Lobby (Lower Level), Stop in for an updated schedule of events and information. And everyone who pre-registered can pick up a coupon to Beatty Cafeteria that can be used throughout the weekend. Looking for more activities to fill your weekend? Purchase discounted tickets to the Museum of Science or local movie theaters at the Info Hub.
1:00pm-7:00pm, Hospitality Suite, Flanagan Campus Center Lobby (Lower Level), Waiting for the rest of your party? Or for your student to get out of class? Pick up a cup of coffee or a cookie at check-in and relax in the Flanagan Center Pavilion overlooking the Quad. You can read the newspaper, or the latest issue of Wentworth Magazine; you can also get information about local restaurants and Boston attractions, or mingle with other Wentworth guests. Have questions? Ask one of our helpful students who will be stationed at the nearby Info Hub.
7:00pm-10:00pm, Check-In, Watson Auditorium, Watson Hall, Check-in will move over to Watson Friday night so you won’t have to miss any Casino Night Fun! Guests who are just arriving can check-in to receive an updated schedule
7:00pm-10:00pm, Casino Night, Watson Auditorium Watson Hall, Think you have luck on your side? You won't want to miss this annual favorite! A free night of Casino games, no money required! We have blackjack, poker, roulette and even bingo! Turn in your chips for raffle tickets and try to win prizes! Wentworth swag, the latest video games and DVDs and even a Family Weekend Four pack– four free tickets for your family at next year’s Family & Alumni weekend! Prizes will be drawn at 9:45 pm, you must be present to win (one prize per party).
Saturday October 17
9:00am - 8:00pm, Check-In, Flanagan Campus Center Lobby (Lower Level), Guests who have not already checked in can stop by for an updated schedule of events, or to pick up your pre-purchased tickets to tonight’s shows.
9:00am - 8:00pm, Hospitality Suite, Flanagan Campus Center Lobby (Lower Level), Looking for a morning cup of coffee or a place to relax between events? Stop by the hospitality suite for a place to sit, snack and relax throughout the day. Come by between 9am and 11am for bagels, fruit, yogurt and pastry!
9:00am-10:00am, Women’s Alumni Soccer Game, Sweeney Field, Cheer on WIT alumni as they return to Sweeney Field! (Register here if you would like to play)
9:00am-12:00pm, Building Blocks, Flanagan Campus Center Lobby (Lower Level), Wentworth is growing and improving existing facilities for our students. Come see what’s next with Wentworth Clerk of the Works, Kevin Smith. Hosted by the Wentworth Annual Fund.
9:00am-10:00am, Coffee & Conversation: Our WIT Legacy Circle, Wentworth Alumni Room (Beatty 103), Join us for coffee and conversation about Parent Philanthropy at Wentworth. We need your ideas and perspectives on communications and strategies to raise awareness among all parents of the overall needs and programs at the Institute.
10:00am, What is Co-op and how you can support your student through their co-op semesters, Blount Auditorium, Every WIT student will complete two co-ops in their time here, but what is it? Really? And how can you, as a parent, help your student? Hear from members of the Co-op education and Career Development Office, as well as successful students and alumni. Can’t make the 10am session? Come back for the same session at 11am!
10:00am-10:30am, Future WIT Soccer Stars Game, Sweeney Field, Children of Alumni, and siblings of WIT students will take the field in a fun-filled game featuring Wentworth’s future athletes. (Pre-registration required - click here to register)
10:30am, Women’s Alumni Volleyball Game, Tansey Gymnasium, Come see if the alumnae can still spike and serve like our current Leopards. (Register here if you would like to play)
10:30am-12:30pm, Children’s Tent on Sweeney Field, A fun place for kids to come during the morning soccer games. Pumpkin decorating, children’s activities, and snacks will be available. (To help us make sure we have enough snacks and activities for your little ones we ask that you fill out this quick registration form.)
10:30am-11:30am, Men’s Alumni Soccer Game, Sweeney Field, Can Leopards change their spots? See if our alumni still have what it takes out on the field. (Register here if you would like to play)
11:00am, What is Co-op and how you can support your student through their co-op semesters, Blount Auditorium, Every WIT student will complete two co-ops in their time here, but what is it? Really? And how can you, as a parent, help your student? Hear from members of the Co-op education and Career Development Office, as well as successful students and alumni. Can’t make the 10am session? Come back for the same session at 11am!
11:00am-12:00pm, Alumni Tennis Mixer, Tennis courts, All tennis alumni are invited to the mixer. We’d “love” to see you there! (Register here so we know to expect you!)
11:30am-1:30pm, Celebrating Wentworth: A Luncheon for our Alumni Award Recipients, Scholarship Donors, and Friends, Watson Auditorium
1:00pm, Women’s Volleyball vs. Curry College, Tansey Gymnasium, It’s the Leopards vs. the Colonels in this exciting match-up!
1:00pm-3:00pm, Athletics Reunion & Alumni Tailgate, Sweeney Field, Calling all alumni – Are you a former WIT Athlete who was on a fall varsity team? Or are you an alum who wants to cheer on the Leopards? Join your fellow alumni for a complimentary BBQ with two drink tickets given to each pre-registered guest. This is a strictly 21 plus event. Tickets are free if you register in advance, but will cost $20 per person if you register at the door. Pre-register here.
2:00pm-3:00pm, Veteran’s Social, Alumni Room (Beatty 103), Join Wentworth’s student Veteran’s Club as they host a social welcoming all veteran’s from the Wentworth family. Students, alumni, family members, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
2:00pm-5:00pm, Harvest Festival & Build-a-Leopard, Main Quad (rain location: Multipurpose room, Flanagan Campus Center) Stop by the Harvest Festival to build a stuffed leopard, make your own street sign, visit our balloon artist, get your fortune told, or get your photo taken with the Wentworth Leopard! (Tickets are required to build-a-leopard, but everything else is free).
3:30pm, Men’s Soccer vs. University of New England, Sweeney Field, See if the Leopards can overpower the Nor’Easters, in what’s bound to be an exciting game!
6:30pm, Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, Watson Auditorium, (Pre-registration required), Join the Athletics Department in honoring a select few of your fellow alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Wentworth community.
7:00pm, Comedian KC Arora, Evans Way Auditorium, Why leave campus for a show when we've got a free, family friendly show right here? Comedian KC Arora will make your whole family laugh! (This will be a family friendly show and is suitable for all ages). Snacks provided.
7:30pm, Improv Asylum, (tickets required) Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that features improvisation, sketch comedy and has been described as "Whose Line is it Anyway?" meets "Saturday Night Live". Nothing is predictable, anything can happen and it's never the same show twice.
8:00pm, Blue Man Group, Charles Playhouse, (tickets required) Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.
9:00pm, Shear Madness Comedy, Charles Playhouse, (tickets required) Set in a hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, Shear Madness is the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime.
Sunday October 18
9:00-11:00am, Jazz Breakfast, Watson Auditorium, Relax to the soulful sounds of jazz from the Brian Fitzpatrick Trio as you unwind from the busy weekend. As a special treat Wentworth's first and only a capella group Note-oriety will perform as well. (No tickets required)
10:00am &11:00am, Duck Tours, (tickets required) Departing from the West Lot, It wouldn't be a trip to Boston without a memorable Duck Tour! Take a historic ride throughout our great city with a knowledgeable ConDUCKtor.
Additional Services and Hours
Douglas D. Schumann Fitness Center Want to get a workout in this weekend? Visit the new Fitness Center in the Flanagan Center. Visitors can pick up a one-time guest pass at the Info Hub on their way in. Showers and lockers are available for use as well. Fitness Center users must be 18 or older. Fitness center hours are: Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, & Sunday 10am-9pm
Wentworth Bookstore Don’t forget to use your bookstore coupon to receive 10% off clothing and gift items.* The Bookstore is located in Flanagan 025. Bookstore hours: Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-2pm. *Coupons given out at check-in, one coupon per party.
Prayer and Meditation Space Looking for a quiet place to center yourself? Or a space for daily prayer or meditation? We have what you’re looking for in Flanagan 029. A foot sink, prayer rugs, and meditation cushions are available for use. The Prayer and Meditation Room is open: Friday 6am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, & Sunday 10am-11pm
Beatty Cafeteria Come check out the Beatty Cafeteria! Offering hot entrees and a large selection of foods all day. Don’t forget to pick up your coupons at check-in for a free meal on Saturday! Beatty Cafeteria is open: Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6:30pm (The Leopard Cafe is open 7am-10am on Saturday serving coffee and lighter fare).
Flanagan Info Hub The Flanagan Info Hub is available all day to provide answers to your questions. If you want information, we’ve got it. The Info Hub also sells tickets to the Museum of Science, the Omni Theater and the Planetarium ($5.00 each) and to local movie theaters ($8.25 each). The Info Hub is open: Friday 6am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, & Sunday 10am-11pm