Family Day & Homecoming

September 21-23, 2018

Welcome Home, Raven Nation!

Family Day is a highlight of a student college experience, giving families the opportunity to experience Raven Nation! From lectures to student performances to athletic events, the campus is lively this time of year and we can’t wait to have you join your student on campus to see the place they call home.

2018 Family Day/Homecoming Schedule

Friday, September 21

7 – 8 p.m.               
Raven Nation Pep Rally
Sodexo Field

Kick-off Homecoming Weekend with a celebration of Raven Nation. Cheer on your favorite teams, students, and faculty.

Saturday, September 22 

8 a.m.             
Tailgate Opens
Upper DiGregorio Parking Lot

Pop up your tent, get the grill going, and get ready to cheer on the Ravens all day long!

9 – 10 a.m.     
Check-In
Emily Flint Campus Center

Welcome back to Franklin Pierce. Please register to receive your FREE brunch tickets, grab a campus map, and have any questions answered.

9 – 10 a.m.     
Coffee Hour
Spagnuolo Hall Atrium

Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee and/or tea and mingle with members of the First Year Experience team (faculty and staff who work directly with first year students) and members of the Parent & Alumni Association.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
Bookstore open

10 – 10:15 a.m.          
President’s Welcome
Spagnuolo Hall

Franklin Pierce University’s 6th President, Dr. Kim Mooney ’83 will welcome you to campus before you head out for the day.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Pottery Sale
Emily Flint Campus Center

Stop by the student pottery sale. All proceeds contribute to sending students to academic conferences
 

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  
Brunch
Dining Hall

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.     
Record Video Birthday Message
Fitzwater Center, Patterson Television Studio

Sing, dance, rap, or yodel a birthday message for your student. The video will be played on FPTV-4 on their birthday.


Tour the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication

We’ve spent the summer adding robotics and enhanced production capacity to the Patterson Television Studios, and we want to tell you all about it. Tours begin in the front foyer, near Marlin Fitzwater’s portrait, and include a visit to our audio production/podcasting facilities, virtual reality facilities, WFPC-LP 105.3 FM, the Pierce Arrow, Ravens Sports Network and FPTV-4.
 

11 a.m.           
Raven Row Opens
Located between the baseball field and Sodexo field

Come and cheer on your favorite Ravens down at Raven Row! Athletics will be hosting their Raven Nation Kids Club for children under 12 along with the athletics yard sale, concession stands (food TBD), and more.
 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.         
Academic Showcase
Library

Join Dr. Bob Goodby, Director of the Honors program and current honor students as they highlight their research and answer any questions.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.         
Franklin Pierce University Faculty Art Show
Thoreau Art Gallery, Peterson Manor

11:30 a.m.      
Tour of Historic Rindge
Departing from Campus Center Parking Lot

Sign up for tour at the Information Desk in the Emily Flint Campus Center. Join your guide for a one-hour tour of Rindge, N.H. with stops at the Cathedral of the Pines and the historic Town Center. Experience a panoramic view of Mt. Monadnock, the Second Rindge Meeting House built in 1796, Town Common, Rindge Historical Society Museum, and more. Tours will be offered again at 12:45 p.m.
 

12 p.m.           
‘The Talon Cup’ Raven’s Football vs. Post
Sodexo Field

12 – 4 p.m.     
Library Café Open    

Enjoy a cup of Prime Roast (Keene, NH) coffee and our new patio space.  

12 – 4 p.m.     
Fall Activities
Academic Triangle

Enjoy kettle corn and maple cotton candy while you make your own scarecrow and button. Join in for pumpkin painting, show off your skills in pumpkin bowling, and make sure to visit the photo booth to snap a picture with your entire family.  Round out the fun with a round of Raven mini golf.

12:45 p.m.
Tour of Historic Rindge
Departing from Campus Center Parking Lot

Sign up for tour at the Information Desk in the Emily Flint Campus Center. Join your guide for a one-hour tour of Rindge, N.H. with stops at the Cathedral of the Pines and the historic Town Center. Experience a panoramic view of Mt. Monadnock, the Second Rindge Meeting House built in 1796, Town Common, Rindge Historical Society Museum, and more. Tours will be offered again at 12:45 p.m.
 

1 – 4 p.m.
Waterfront Activities

Come down to the water front and enjoy the variety of boats, kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards. There will also be guided sailboat cruises available.

1:30 p.m.       
Colonial Games
Manor Lawn

Join the History Club as they present Colonial Games. This is an opportunity to learn about and engage in activities and games from colonial America.  Learn about Hoops and Stick, Jacobs Ladder, and other games.

3:30 p.m.             
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Marcucella 102

All are welcome to come hear what the Alumni Association has been working on.

4 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball Game
Fieldhouse

Franklin Pierce vs. Stonehill
 

4 – 5 p.m.       
New Parent Reception
Presidential Lounge, Peterson Manor

All new parents are invited to join President Kim Mooney, her spouse Greg Walsh and other new Pierce parents for a meet-n-greet reception. Hors d’ oeuvres and wine will be served.
 

6 p.m. 
Men’s Soccer Game
Sodexo Field

Franklin Pierce vs. Southern Connecticut State

8 p.m. 
Movie
Spagnuolo Hall (Sponsored by PAC)

The Incredibles 2

Sunday, September 23 

4 p.m. 
Women’s Field Hockey Game
Sodexo Field

Franklin Pierce vs. Bentley

All activities are free to Franklin Pierce students and their families with the following exceptions: Library Café, concessions at Sodexo Field, football game, pottery sale, Raven Row, and athletic yard sale.

 
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