Fall foliage, flag football, live music, a road race and an evening at the Museum of Science were among the highlights of a jam-packed Family Weekend that drew hundreds of members of the Suffolk community to campus Oct. 23-25.
Faculty, staff, alumni and their families connected with students and their families as they watched performances and sporting events, shared meals, discussed academics and more. Parents got a taste of the Suffolk experience, while everyone enjoyed being part of campus life.
The weekend kicked off with a rocking Welcome Reception & Toast Friday evening featuring live music from a Boston-area band, remarks from Student Government Association President Colin Loiselle and a welcome toast from University President Margaret McKenna.
A highlight of the weekend was the annual Fall Fest variety show put on by the Performing Arts Office with several hundred audience members enjoying the humor and musical talent of Suffolk’s student body. Students in the show had a little fun at the expense--and to the delight--of senior administrators. The annual talent showcase featured "Dancing Heads" numbers, with students holding photo-puppet heads of University leaders grooving to popular tunes.
On Saturday more than 60 runners gathered early on the Boston Common for the annual Suffolk Stampede Fun Run & Run 5K, followed by the third annual Clash of the Classes Evens vs. Odds Flag Football game, where classes 2019 and 2017 took the victories.
Saturday afternoon was filled with educational sessions from the Law School, Graduate Studies, the Counseling, Health & Wellness Office and Study Abroad programs as well as a Suffolk women’s volleyball double-header at the Regan Gymnasium. More than 100 family members enjoyed Boston’s fall foliage during an afternoon historical tour of the Public Garden and Boston Common.
Family Weekend was topped off Saturday with its signature event Suffolk Night at the Boston Museum of Science. More than 750 family members, students, faculty, staff and Suffolk alumni celebrated their love for the Suffolk community at this unique venue during a night of food and fun, highlighted with spectacular performances by many of Suffolk’s student performing arts groups.
The weekend was a resounding success, and celebrated the spirit of Suffolk with those that matter most, families and students.