Review the checklist below to ensure you are best prepared for a memorable weekend.

  • Make dinner reservations

  • Print out a parking pass (coming soon)

  • Check the weather

  • Pack comfortable clothing

  • Reserve a hotel room

  • There are a number of events that families can participate in. We offer events at no charge as well as ticketed events at varying price points.

  • Complimentary events do not require tickets, simply show up and enjoy!

  • Early-bird rates are available for ticketed events from July 15, 2019 - September 30, 2019 (prices increase on Oct 1).

  • Ticket sales end on October 14, 2019.

Food & Dining Options

  • Food Trucks on Saturday, October 19th

  • JWU Dining options

    • Red Sauce

    • Starbucks

Pack Wisely

  • Casual attire is appropriate for all events during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Many of our events are designed to keep you active, so bring comfortable shoes or sneakers.

  • October weather in New England can be quite unpredictable, so be sure to dress in layers. Also bring a jacket, raincoat and umbrella.

  • Before you travel, check the local weather forecast and pack accordingly.

Parking & Transportation

Overnight Accommodations

You can find a select list of Providence-area hotels for your visit by clicking here.

Note: JWU does not arrange hotel accommodations.

For your convenience, additional lodging options may include Airbnb or Expedia.


Families can access complimentary Wi-Fi during the weekend.


JWU is pet friendly! Leashed or caged pets are welcome at all Homecoming & Family Weekend outdoor activities. With the exception of resident students’ pets that have received prior Residential Life approval, pets are not allowed inside any JWU facilities.