Spring Family Day, February 18

12140895_10153254297287677_3156844198329839276_oParents and Family Members are warmly invited to attend the optimistically named “Spring” Family Day on February 18, 2017.  Although we especially invite new families of students who joined our community in January, all are welcome.

A Schedule of Events, along with event locations, will be distributed at Check-In, but an outline of activities is included below.

With the exception of the Arts Emerson production, all activities are provided without charge, however advance registration is required.  Please register on or before February 15.  REGISTER HERE.  


Spring Family Day Schedule of Events

February 18, 2017

8:30 – 10:00    Check-In, Bill Bordy Theatre, 216 Tremont Street

Pick up the Spring Family Day Schedule, name badges and tickets for events (does not include separately ordered theater tickets).  Name badges serve as admittance to buildings (but separate visitor passes must be arranged by your resident student in order to enter a residence hall).

9:00 – 9:45      “Using Technology to Communicate with your Student”

This session will be presented by current Emersonians and will feature tips and tricks they have shared with their own parents!

10:00 – 10:30   Family Day Welcome

The formal kick off to Family Day will include a welcome address and more detailed information about the day’s schedule

10:30 – 11:30   Boston 101

This session will introduce you to Boston, its neighborhoods, and little-known facts about the area that even seasoned Bostonians may find surprising!

11:30 – 1:00     Lunch (on your own)

Please try out one of the area restaurants or perhaps take a quick trip over to Faneuil Hall for lunch.

1:00                 Moved off-campus due to gym repair, tickets not available!  Women’s Basketball v. Smith

1:00                 Insider’s Tour of Emerson

This tour will take you beyond the borders of the typical campus tour.  You will see the new “Cabaret East” as well as the Fitness Center, with other stops along the way.

2:00 – 3:00      Family Reception

Join us for light refreshments, crafts for younger siblings, and Lion’s fan give-a-ways!

2:00 – 3:00      Generation Next Presentation and Exhibit at Urban Arts Gallery

This is an exciting opportunity to have a guided tour and presentation of this new exhibit by Joseph Ketner, Emerson faculty member. Organized by Curator-in-Residence Joseph Ketner in coordination with Emerson College students, Generation Next presents a snapshot of future visual art culture by selecting work by some of the finest graduate students working at Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition capitalizes on Boston’s position as a seedbed of emerging visual culture in the international art community.  The Gallery will be open until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

3:15 – 4:00      Campus Conversations

Meet in small groups with student leaders from across campus to find out more about the day-to-day life of an Emerson student.  Parent and family members in the past have rated this among the best sessions they attended!

3:00 – 5:30      Moved off-campus due to gym repair, tickets not available! Men’s Basketball v. Wheaton

5:30 – 7:00      Dinner in Dining Hall

Parents and family members are invited to experience a dining hall meal on us.  Each guest must have ordered a ticket in advance, as there will be no vouchers available at the door.  (Please note, you do not have to order a ticket for a student currently on the meal plan.)

8:00 – 10:00    The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Guests attending Spring Family Day may want to purchase tickets to attend the Arts Emerson production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of the wills. Ireland’s most important contemporary playwright, Martin McDonagh’s (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan) The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a subversive thriller that takes audiences through the twists and turns of the ultimate dysfunctional relationship, revealing what can happen when family ties go too far…way too far.  Tickets may be purchased on the ArtsEmerson website.

Please note:  this production may not be suitable for all members of your family.  All ticket transactions must be done through Arts Emerson.  Tickets will not be available through Family Day registration.


Other Options

Student productions will be taking place during Spring Family Day.  Clean, a production of Rareworks Theatre Company will take place at the new Cabaret East space.  More information may be found on the RareWorks Facebook page.


Please consider giving a gift to the Emerson Parents Fund:  Parents Fund.  Thank you!


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