Below is the most up-to-date schedule for Family & Alumni Weekend. To download an easy to print schedule please click the print icon to the right.
Friday October 19
1:00pm-7:00pm, Check-In, Info Hub, Flanagan Campus Center, Stop in for an updated schedule of events and information. Looking for more activities to fill your weekend? Purchase discounted tickets to the Museum of Science or local movie theaters. And everyone attending can pick up a coupon to Beatty Cafeteria that can be used throughout the weekend.
1:00pm-7:00pm, Hospitality Suite, Flanagan Campus Center Pavilion, Waiting for your student to get out of class? Relax in our Hospitality Suite. You can read the newspaper, or the latest issue of Wentworth Magazine. You can have a cup of coffee, 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 nearby.
1:00pm-4:00pm, Tours of the Flanagan Campus Center and Center for Science and Biomedical Engineering Tours, Leaving from the Info Hub, Flanagan Campus Center, Quite a few changes have happened at Wentworth in the past year and we’re excited to show you the results. Tours of the new Flanagan Campus Center and the Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering will leave from the Info Hub at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm led by Wentworth’s Clerk of the Works Kevin Smith. Visitors can sign up for tours when they check in at the Info Hub, please arrive early as tour size is limited.
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! Prizes will be drawn at 9:45 pm, you must be present to win (one prize per party).
Saturday October 20
9:00am - 8:00pm, Check-In, Info Hub, Flanagan Campus Center, Stop by for an updated schedule of events, or to pick up your pre-purchased tickets to tonight’s shows. Don’t forget to pick up your coupons to Beatty Cafeteria to use throughout the weekend.
9:00am - 8:00pm, Hospitality Suite, Flanagan Campus Center Pavilion, 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.
9:00am-11:30am, 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
9:00am-10:00am, Women’s Alumni Soccer Game, Sweeney Field, Cheer on WIT alumni as they return to Sweeney Field!
9:30am, Women’s Alumni Volleyball Game, Tansey Gymnasium, Come see if the alums can still spike and serve like our current Leopards.
10:00am-10:30am, Future WIT Soccer Game, Sweeney Field, Children of Alumni will take the field in a fun-filled game featuring Wentworth’s future athletes. (Pre-registration required)
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.
11:00am-12:00pm, Alumni Tennis Mixer, Tennis courts, All tennis alums are invited to the mixer. We’d “love” to see you there!
11:00am & 12:00pm, A Classroom Sampler, Various Locations, Join some of your student’s favorite professors as they present their best lecture in 60 minutes or less. Here’s a sampling of the classes you’ll find. For a full descriptions of classes click here
11am, Household Chemicals-Colorful Cabbage, Ascerbic Acids, and Beautiful Bases, Robert F. Moran PhD, FCCM, FACB, Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences, Ira Allen 329 and 330, Professor Moran will lead a demonstration and discussion of Salad-Making Veggies and Household Chemicals in the new Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Chemistry Lab. Space is limited; please arrive early to secure a spot.
11am, Learning from Failures in Construction, Ilyas Bhatti, PE, Associate Professor of Construction Management, College of Architecture Design & Construction Management, Wentworth 310, In this session, we will explore the advancement of knowledge through construction failures. We will look at the historical examples going back to the Roman Empire as well as more contemporary cases of structure failures.
11am, Human Motions: Exploring the Electrical and Mechanical Mechanisms, Dr. Douglas Dow, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Technology, College of Engineering & Technology, Wentworth 306
11am, An Introduction to the Wentworth Leadership Institute, Steven Rossi M. Ed., Assistant Director of Campus Life, Wentworth 312, This session will introduce leadership programming at Wentworth and talk about how students learn to be better students and professionals through the Wentworth Leadership Institute. Who knows, maybe you'll learn something you can take back to your own workplace!
11am, First Year Seminar - Goal Setting, Heather Miller M. Ed., Director of New Student Programs, Wentworth 314, First Year Seminar is an interactive class designed to assist new students with common personal and academic transitions. Learn how to help your students set goals to help them be SMART during their time at Wentworth.
12pm, Energy Efficient Equipment for Residential Buildings, Rogelio Palomera-Arias, Assistant Professor of Construction Management, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management, Wentworth 310, The recent increase on energy costs and diminishing natural resources have sparked a general interest in sustainable alternatives to everyday practices and activities .This class will introduce some of the alternatives to standard systems available to residential building owners that help reduce the environmental footprint of our buildings.
12pm, Boston Rocks, and Other Things Lurking Below Back Bay and Fenway, James Lambrechts, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Technology, College of Engineering & Technology, Blount Auditorium, Annex Central, In civil engineering, we always need a good foundation for our structures. Therefore we need to know about the rocks and soils under Boston. A fascinating exposé on what lurks below.
12pm, Mathematics in Nature and Art, Amanda Hattaway, Chair of Applied Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences, Ira Allen 122, Learn what role mathematics plays in nature and art. We will explore applications from three modules: (1) fractals, (2) the golden ratio and (3) differential equations.
12pm, The World’s Greatest Inventions, Amos St. Germain, Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Wentworth 306, This class is a sample of the material presented to students in HIST 420: History of Technology. What are the greatest inventions and why?
12pm, Architectural Installations, Zenovia Touloudi, Assistant Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture, Design & Construction Management, Wentworth 314, This session presents a genealogy of works situated at the intersection of architecture and art installation. It is about prototypical installations of mixed media that respond interactively to individual, social and environmental needs and desires, while manipulating environments often-invisible properties.
12:00pm, Women’s Volleyball vs. Worcester State University, Tansey Gymnasium, It’s the Leopards vs. the Lancers in this exciting match-up!,
12:30pm, Women’s Soccer vs. Nichols College, Sweeney Field, Come watch the Wentworth Leopards take on the Nichols College Bison!
1:00pm, Dean's Address, Blount Auditorium, Annex Central, Join Wentworth's Dean of Students Annamaria Wenner for an update on the state of the Institute. This thirty minute session will let you know what changes are in store for Wentworth. Dean Wenner will be available after the session for questions.
1:00pm, Reception for Sculptor Dennis Kowal, Overlook Lounge, 3rd floor Ira Allen, As part of the renovation of the Center for Science and Biomedical Engineering, a new sculpture by artist Dennis Kowal was installed on campus. Please join Wentworth’s Visual Arts committee as they welcome Mr. Kowal to Wentworth with light refreshments and a visual presentation of his sculptures.
1:00pm-3:00pm, Athletics Reunion & Alumni Tailgate, Sweeney Field, Are you an athletics alum 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.
1:30 - 4:30pm, Harvest Festival & Build-a-Leopard – Watson Auditorium, Watson Hall, Stop by the Harvest Festival to make your own street sign, tie-dye a t-shirt, build a stuffed leopard, visit our balloon artist, get your fortune told, or get your photo taken with the Wentworth Leopard! Fall refreshments will be served. (Tickets are required to build-a-leopard, but everything else is free),
3:00pm, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: The Flanagan Campus Center and The Center for Science and Biomedical Engineering, Main Quad, In 2012 Wentworth completed two newly renovated buildings, the Flanagan Campus Center and the Center for Science and Biomedical Engineering. Join us as we celebrate the opening of these buildings as well as the generous donors who helped make them possible. Reception to follow in the Flanagan Center.
3:30pm-5:00pm, Ribbon Cutting Reception, Flanagan Campus Center 119, Celebrate the opening of the Flanagan Campus Center and The Center for Science and Biomedical Engineering. Refreshments will be served
3:30pm, Men’s Soccer vs. Nichols College, Sweeney Field, See if the Leopards can overpower the Bison, in what’s bound to be an exciting game!
6:30pm, WAA Alumni Awards & Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, Flanagan 119, (Pre-registration required), Join the Wentworth Alumni Association and the Athletics Department in honoring a select few of your fellow alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Wentworth community.
7:00pm, Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr, Evans Way Auditorium, Join the fun on stage and see if you can be hypnotized in this family friendly show! Free for all! Light refreshments will be served. Those looking for a racier show can also come to 9pm show.
8:00pm, Improv Asylum , 216 Hanover Street (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. A complimentary bus will depart from West Lot at 7:00pm; return transportation is also provided. If you prefer to travel on your own, directions to the Improv Asylum are available at check-in
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. A complimentary bus will depart from West Lot at 7:00pm; return transportation is also provided. If you prefer to travel on your own, directions to the Charles Playhouse are available at check-in
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. A complimentary bus will depart from West Lot at 8:00pm; return transportation is also provided. If you prefer to travel on your own, directions to the Charles Playhouse are available at check-in
Sunday October 21
9:00am-11:00am, Jazz Breakfast, Watson Auditorium, Relax to the soulful sounds of jazz as you unwind from the busy weekend. Gather round the table for breakfast with jazz favorites from the Brian Fitzpatrick Jazz Trio. Also enjoy a special performance by “Note-oriety” Wentworth’s first a capella group!
10:00am and 11:00am, Duck Tours, Departing form West Lot, It wouldn't be a trip to Boston without a memorable Duck Tour! Take a historic Ride throughout our great city. The ConDUCKtor will take you past many landmarks and will entertain you with facts and fables of the American Colonial era. Duck Tours will leave directly from campus. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Make sure to check your tickets! Some tours leave at 10:00am while others leave at 11:00am.
Please make note that the following areas will be open and available during Family & Alumni Weekend
Beatty Cafeteria (please note the Leopard cafe is open for grab and go items until 10pm)
- Friday 7am-7pm
- Saturday 10am-6:30pm
- Sunday 10am-6:30pm
Douglas D. Schumann Fitness Center,Flanagan Campus Center
- Friday 6am-9pm
- Saturday 9am-6pm
- Sunday 11am-9pm
Wentworth Bookstore, Flanagan 028
- Friday 9am-6pm
- Saturday 9am-4pm
- Sunday 11am-2pm
Meditation/Prayer Room, Flanagan 029
- Friday 6am-11pm
- Saturday 7am-11pm
- Sunday 10am-11pm