Events and programs for Family and Friends Weekend.
Please note that Family and Friends Weekend for 2013 will
take place on October 4-6th, 2013.
Please review last year’s information as a reference for future Family
and Friends Weekend activities and events.
More specific information for Family and Friends Weekend 2013 will be
available this summer.
Information on the 2013 Family and Friends weekend will be coming soon. This is the schedule of events and activities for 2012.
3:00pm – 6:00pm|McKenna Student Center, 1st Floor, Doble CampusCheck in for the weekend’s events, and meet the Student Activities Staff & members of the Alumni Council. Pick up tickets, maps, directions, shuttle schedule and other helpful information for the weekend. If you arrive on campus after 6:00pm please note that you may pick up your registration materials until 10:00pm at the Student Center Information Desk.
Ongoing September 16 - October 13| Massachusetts Avenue between Everett Street and Porter SquareLesley University's College of Art and Design is sponsoring a public art project in the storefront windows of 17 retail stores and institutions along Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square to celebrate the school's 100th Anniversary. From September 16 to October 13 works created by more than 50 students, alumni, faculty and staff, chosen through a competitive process, will be on display in the windows of Massachusetts Avenue businesses for public viewing, creating a truly open gallery in the midst of this vibrant neighborhood that is home to Lesley University
4:00pm|Marran Theatre, Doble CampusThe College of Art and Design is celebrating its Centennial this year - 100 years of educating artists and designers. Hear from a panel of accomplished students as they show and describe their studio art works and experience. (Dillon Kemble - Animation | Gary LaPoint '13 - Fine Arts | Chelsea Osgood - Illustration | Steve Speranza - Photography)
8:00pm|Marran Theatre, Doble CampusComedy Mentalist Sean Bott grew-up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where inhaling desert-dust and scorching-heat has severely warped his brain. Consequently, he has entertained and enthralled audiences worldwide with his innovative and distinctive comedy. The L.A. Times described Sean as “a crazy mix between Jack Black and Criss Angel. Amazing!”
9:30pm|Marran Theatre, Doble CampusEnjoy The Amazing Spider Man. Popcorn will be served.
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8:00am – 11:30am|McKenna Student Center, 1st floor, Doble CampusCheck in for the weekend’s events, and meet the Student Activities Staff. Pick up tickets, maps, directions, shuttle schedule and other helpful information for the weekend.
9:00am|Wolfard 201Join faculty and academic leadership for an engaging conversation about the 2012 Presidential Election and the impact on today’s students and families. Moderated by Dean Mary Coleman, panelists include: Bryan Brophy-Baermann - Social Sciences, Nancy Heims - Social Sciences, and Brandon Strathmann - Animation will be discussing aspects of the election that are reflected in their areas of academic discipline.
10:15am|Departing from corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Mellen Street, Doble Campus(Previous registration required)Shuttles to the Duck tours will be departing from the corner of Mass. Avve and Mellen Street at 10:15am. We will be returning to the campus directly following the tours at 12:30pm.
10:30am|Departing from corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Mellen Street, Doble Campus(Previous registration required)This fun and informative tour provides fans and visitors with a behind-the-scenes look at America’s most beloved ballpark. Previous registration is required. A group will depart by bus from the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Mellen Street. If you’ll be getting to the park on your own, please meet at the Souvenir Shop on Yawkey Way by 11:15am.
1:00pm - 3:00pm|Sherrill Library, Brattle CampusFamilies are invited to join library staff for a guided walk through the Sherrill Library space on our Brattle Campus.
2:00pm - 3:00pm|700 Beacon Street9:00am-5:00pm|Main Gallery HoursAn exhibition of books, broadsides, and ephemera by letterpress printing studios in Massachusetts. Curated by Bonnell Robinson, the show will include selected classic works from the history of printing, highlights from work by designers and printers, and collaborative projects by artists, book artists, and printers. The intent is to show the diversity, invention, and innovation of contemporary letterpress.
4:00pm| McKenna Student Center, 1st Floor, Doble CampusJoin the Campus Activities Board (CAB) in a Lesley University student tradition - BINGO! The numbers will be called starting at 4:00pm so make sure you get there early for a good seat to win some great prizes.
4:00pm - 8:00pm | McKenna Student Center, 1st Floor, Doble CampusDon't forget to stop by the McKenna Student Center to get your Family and Friends Weekend group picture taken and have a memento to take with you. Brought to you by the Lesley University Undergraduate Student Government.
6:30pm & 8:30pm|Marran Theatre, Doble CampusJoin the Lesley University Dance Team, The Lesley Performing Arts Club and Lesley’s a cappella group Harmogeddon in Marran Theatre for a night of fun and excitement. The Dance Team will be choreographing some of your favorite Hollywood numbers, LPAC will be showing off one of their one-act plays, and Harmogeddon will sing you their renditions of music’s most popular songs.
7:30pm – 8:30pm| McKenna Student Center, 1st Floor, Doble CampusJoin staff, faculty and the Alumni Council for a reception between shows of the Performing Arts Expo. Light refreshments will be served.
10:00am & 11:45am|Washburn Hall, Brattle Campus (previous registration required)Enjoy a leisurely brunch, complete with carving station and omelet bar, while listening to the relaxing sounds of Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade. Please check your ticket for your seating time. Families who have not picked up a previously purchased brunch ticket, can do so at the door. Resident Students should bring their ID with them in order to swipe.
*These are ticketed events requiring advance registration. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
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