Family Weekend to be held Sept. 21-23
Fitchburg State celebrates Family Weekend Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23 with mind reading, magic, games and activities that highlight all aspects of campus life.
Ticket and registration information for all the Family Weekend events can be found online.
The festivities begin Friday, Sept. 21, with comedic mind reader Joshua Seth at 7 p.m. in Weston Auditorium. This show features total audience participation. Joshua Seth has been called “amazingly captivating” by American Entertainment Magazine, dubbed “the rock star of hypnosis” by Campus Activities Magazine, and with five television specials in Japan, Korea and New Zealand, he’s among the most in-demand psychological illusionists in the world today. Admission is free.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, Family Weekend continues with the family fun fair at Elliot Field from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Student clubs and organizations will be hosting a variety of fundraising booths with giveaways and activities like cotton candy, fried dough, popcorn, a traveling magician, balloon animals, food, Joshua the Camel, and more. Goodie baskets, survival baskets – all sorts of baskets will be available for bidding. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the students of Alternative Spring Break as they help a needy family build a home with Habitat for Humanity in March during Spring Break. The auction winners will be announced on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Also on Saturday, cheer on the Fitchburg State football when the Falcons host Maine Maritime at Elliot Field at noon. Admission is free for students and family members with tickets (which can be ordered online).
Also at noon, the Hammond Campus Center will be open for tours until 5 p.m. After a year’s worth of renovation, the Hammond Campus Center is back up and running. Tours will leave from the Information Desk located on the main floor and will leave on the hour.
Also Saturday, bring your skates to the Wallace Civic Center’s Gaetz Arena for the family skate and movie from 2 to 5 p.m. Watch the animated summer hit Brave while on the ice! Skate rental is free but quantities are limited – visitors are encouraged to bring skates if they own them. University students will host a bevy of activities in the civic center lobby during the film.
The Holmes Dining Commons will be home to the Autumn Buffet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Parents, Parents, families and guests are invited to join Fitchburg State’s faculty and staff for music, entertainment and dinner. Admission is $9.50 per person (free for students on the meal plan). Pay by check with the registration form or pay by cash/check at the door.
Elliot Field will see more sports action Saturday when the Falcons face Westfield State in women’s soccer at 5 p.m.
The fun continues Saturday night when juggler and comedian Nick Pike performs at Weston Auditorium at 8 p.m., with an opening performance by magician Peter Bioe. Tickets, available at the door, are $15 for the public, $10 for Fitchburg State faculty, staff and alumni and $5 for Fitchburg State students and children under 10.
WXPL, the student-run radio station, will welcome past and present members for a reunion at the Falcon Hub in the Hammond Campus Center from 8 p.m. to midnight. Join the students for an evening of reminiscing and storytelling. This event will mark the first large scale WXPL reunion in years. Refreshments will be served with a cash bar.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the festivities wrap up with the family brunch at the Holmes Dining Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $7.95 per person (or free for students on a meal plan).