Dean of Students

Family Weekend: September 20 – 22, 2013

A variety of activities—academic, social and cultural—are planned for all members of the family, including siblings.
Please note: the events with an "*" ; require a ticket in order to attend.

Friday, September 20

11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Check In

Please check in at the Academic Commons at Goddard Library on the first floor at the Family Weekend table.


12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Shuttle Van Service Available to Explore Worcester

  • Shrewsbury Street (Restaurants)
  • Shoppes at Blackstone Valley (Shopping, Food, Movies)
  • Worcester Art Museum

Please check-in at the Registration Desk in the Academic Commons for more information and van schedule.


6:30 p.m.
Meet Scott C. Silver — Class of 2006 — Success After Clark*

After graduation, Scott pursued his interests in film and film editing by studying at the world-renowned american Film Institute, and in 2008 he founded Silvatar Media, LLC—an independent production company destined to make a lasting impact on the film industry. Scott will talk about his experiences as a young alumnus, his current work in the film industry, and how Clark prepares its students for lifelong success. In addition, Scott will share a short film as well as a sneak preview of his upcoming feature film.


8:00 p.m.
Acapella Showcase with "Ball in the House"*

Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall


9:30 p.m.
Big Prize Bingo

Higgins University Center Dining Hall


10:30 p.m.
Coffeehouse with Student Performers

Higgins University Center Bistro


Saturday, September 21

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Check In

Please check in at the Academic Commons at Goddard Library on the first floor at the Family Weekend table.


9:00 a.m.
Yoga

Start your day the right way—with a yoga class by student-run YOCU (Yoga of Clark University). Limited mats are available for use.

Blue Room, Atwood Hall


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Study Abroad

Join Adriane van Gils, Director of Study Abroad Programs, Uwe Gertz, Coordinator of the Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program, and Clark University students with experience studying away/abroad to hear about Clark's offerings and opportunities.

Johnson Auditorium, Sackler Science Center


9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Opening Reception*

All registered guests are welcome to join us just before the President's Welcome for light refreshments.

In front of Atwood Hall
Atwood Hall, Daniels Theater Lobby (Rain Location)


10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Welcome by President Angel

David Angel, Clark's 9th president, will welcome you to Clark and share the latest Clark initiatives.  Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Denise Darrigrand, Jack Foley, Vice President for Government and Community Relations, and Dean of the College, Mary-Ellen Boyle, will also be there to join President Angel in answering your questions.

Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall


11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Discovering Worcester Tours*

Visit famous landmarks and get a better understanding of the surroundings. Two buses with tour guides Jack Foley, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and Kevin McKenna, Senior Associate Dean of the College, will introduce you to the sights and sounds of Worcester.

Ticket required: You may sign up and receive a ticket during check in on Friday, September 20 from 11:30am - 7:00 pm or Saturday, September 21 from 8:00am – 12:00pm.

Buses will leave from outside of Atwood Hall on Woodland Street.


11:00 a.m.
Women's Volleyball Game and Tri-Meet

Come watch the women's volleyball team take on Coast Guard Academy!

Kneller Athletic Center


11:30 a.m.
Cougar Nation Athletic Meet & Greet

Stop over to the Kneller Athletic Center and check-out the ongoing/new renovations of the Bickman Fitness Center. Tours of the building will be provided!  Hosted by Sean Sullivan, Clark's Director of Athletics and Recreation, this reception is an opportunity to meet coaches, grab a snack, and cheer on the women's volleyball team!

Kneller Athletic Center


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
The Changing Relationship with Your Son or Daughter

Student Affairs professionals will lead a discussion about the challenges and rewards of this new relationship with your first-year college student.

Jonas Clark 001


11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Dining Hall*

Ticket requiredregistrants will select a seating time during the registration process

Higgins University Center Dining Hall


12:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer Game

Come watch the women's soccer team take on the Smith College!

Granger Field


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LEEP Showcase or Open House

Drop by for light refreshments with the LEEP Center.

Dana Commons


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LEEP into the Clark Curriculum

Provost Davis Baird, LEEP Center Director, Michelle Bata, and Dean of the College, Mary-Ellen Boyle, will discuss the broad goals and features of Clark's liberal arts curriculum and introduce you to some of our newest, innovative academic programs.

Johnson Auditorium, Sackler Science Center


2:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Game

Come watch the men's soccer team take on the WPI!

Granger Field


3:00 p.m
Women's Volleyball Game

Missed the earlier match? Can't get enough of women's volleyball? Come watch the team take on Keene State!

Kneller Athletic Center


3:00 p.m.
Meet Scott C. Silver - Class of 2006 - Success After Clark

After graduation, Scott pursued his interests in film and film editing by studying at the world-renowned american Film Institute, and in 2008 he founded Silvatar Media, LLC—an independent production company destined to make a lasting impact on the film industry. Scott will talk about his experiences as a young alumnus, his current work in the film industry, and how Clark prepares its students for lifelong success. In addition, Scott will share a short film as well as a sneak preview of his upcoming feature film.

Location TBA


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet the 2013 LEEP Pioneers

This summer a number of students were named LEEP Pioneers—each working to complete an exciting project as part of their Clark undergraduate experience. This session will highlight what a few exceptional students have been doing to "challenge convention and change our world."

Johnson Auditorium, Sackler Science Center


4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A "Taste of Worcester" Hosted by President Angel*

An informal gathering hosted by President Angel and his wife Jocelyne Bauduy. Come meet the Angel/Bauduy family, as well as faculty, administrators and other parents. Complimentary Family Portraits will be taken by Residential Life and Housing. Five local restaurants complemented by Clark's Dining Services will be serving sample items for our very own Taste of Worcester.

Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center


8:00 p.m.
Clark's Got Talent*

Clarkies are a talented bunch, so be sure to come and see them display their skills! From bands to singers to dancers to poets and so much more! At Clark's Got Talent they will compete to win big prizes. Student and staff judges along with the audience will decide who wins the grand prize!

Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall


Sunday, September 22

9:00 a.m.
Yoga

Start your day the right way — with a yoga class by student-run YOCU (Yoga of Clark University). Limited mats are available for use.

Blue Room, Atwood Hall


11:30 a.m.
Apple Picking Bus Trip (Reservation Required – FREE)*

Bus will leave from outside of Atwood Hall on Woodland Street.


10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brunch
Ticket required

Relax, unwind, and enjoy brunch in Clark's dining hall.

Higgins University Center Dining Hall