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Friday, October 18

9:00am - 4:00pm

Follett Bookstore Open

Downcity & Harborside campuses

 

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Check-In

Schneider Auditorium - Downcity Campus

Pick up your tickets and purchase t-shirts for the weekend!  

 

6:00pm - 7:30pm

JWU Global Welcome Reception (Complimentary)

The BRIDGE, Xavier Courtyard - Downcity Campus

Stop by the BRIDGE Center and learn all about the educational programs, cultural events, and social activities that promote international and intercultural awareness in the JWU Community as well as the amazing opportunities students have to study abroad! 

 

6:30pm - 7:45pm

The JWU Media Experience (Complimentary)

TACO Building - Downcity Campus

Visit the brand new Center for Media Production for a tour of our impressive writing, recording and editing labs.  Experience an immersive special effects video demonstration, using our high-end cinema cameras and giant greenscreen and then step up to the microphone, in our podcasting studio, to record promotional spots, which will be used "on-air" by our campus radio station, JWU Live!

Space is limited!

 

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Hospitality Showcase (Complimentary)

Xavier Academic Building - Downcity Campus

Join students and faculty from the College of Hospitality Management for exciting, interactive and informative activities related to each of our premier programs.

HOTEL: Where is the most expensive hotel room in the world (hint:  It's $200,000 per night)? Test your knowledge of hotel trends, trivia and facts with a fun game. A few lucky guests will win a prize! 

TRAVEL: Play the Destination Awareness Game and learn about iconic attractions and destinations, including the top-ten attractions in the world.  

FOOD & BEVERAGE: Learn about consumer trends in the Food & Beverage Industry, followed by an herbal tea profile and tasting.

SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT: Be among the first visitors to see JWU’s new SEEM lab, modeled after a state-of-the-art stadium luxury box. This interactive presentation will utilize the lab’s big screen to show visuals of trends and technology in today's sports and entertainment venues. The TD Garden/Boston Bruins partnership with JWU will also be highlighted by students participating in the project.

 

7:00pm

Men's Soccer vs. Norwich University (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

 

8:00pm - 9:30pm

The Great DuBois (Ticketed)

Schneider Auditorium - Downcity Campus

A fast-paced, high energy circus show for all ages… showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic and audience interaction all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy. Simply put… the most unique 2-person circus show you will ever see.

BONUS! The College of Arts & Sciences Showcase to precede the evening entertainment:

This I Believe, recognized around the world, encourages people to write and share essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. The project is part of the Arts & Sciences curriculum for JWU’s first-year students. Three students, selected by faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences, will share their essays with our audience prior to the Great DuBois performance. Join us in hearing their words and celebrating their achievement.

 

9:30pm - 10:30pm

JWU Players 3rd Annual Improv Show (Complimentary)

Pepsi Forum, Wales Hall - Downcity Campus 

Come join the JWU Players for an hour of pure laughter and comedy for their third annual "Whose Line is it Anyway?" improv show! Donations towards our spring musical accepted at the door.


Saturday, October 19

7:30am - 10:00am

Wildcat Morning Row (SOLD OUT)

Marina Boathouse, 1 Pierce Place - Harborside Campus

Our women’s rowing team invites you to get out on the Bay in one of our shells. We’ll teach you how to row and then shove off the dock for a brief swing around the top of the Bay. Be prepared to get wet and get some exercise (workout attire suggested). There is no charge for this activity but registration is required.

 

9:00am - 3:00pm

Check-In

Wildcat Center Lobby - Harborside Campus

Pick up tickets and purchase t-shirts.

 

9:00am - 10:00am

Parent & Family Welcome (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center 2nd Floor Lounge - Harborside Campus

Join us for a cup o' joe and chat with members of the Parent & Family Advisory Board.

 

9:00am - 5:00pm

Follett Bookstore Open

Harborside Campus

 

10:00am - 10:45am

Wildcat Chat with President Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D. (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center 2nd Floor Lounge - Harborside Campus

Learn about JWU's recent successes and plans for future growth. Join our president as she discusses the state of the Providence Campus and vision for JWU's future. President Bernardo-Sousa will be joined by our college deans and campus administrators to answer questions at the conclusion of this special session.

 

10:00am - 3:00pm

Follett Bookstore Open

Downcity Campus

 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Culinary Arts Museum (Complimentary)

Friedman Center - Harborside Campus

Stroll through our collection at your leisure and learn more about this hidden JWU gem.

 

11:00am - 12:00pm

Wildcats on Parade (Complimentary)

Harborside Village - Harborside Campus

Get in the Wildcat spirit by attending the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend Parade! You will see student organizations, residence halls and athletic teams proudly display their Wildcat Pride. This event is for the whole family and brings everyone together. There will be music, dancing, and when it's all done, you can head over to the food trucks.

 

11:00am - 3:00pm

Food Truck Extravaganza

Harborside Campus

Enjoy cuisine from some of the best food trucks in Providence while spending your time on campus. All food truck vendors accept cash and/or credit cards.

 

12:00pm 

Culinary Demonstrations (Complimentary)

Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence - Harborside Campus

The academic labs will feature samplings of sweet and savory foods from creations of resident chefs and students. Don't miss our JWU artisans at work. While supplies last. 

 

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Spirit Squad & Face Painting (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

Visit this table to meet members of JWU Cheer, our Dance Team and Pep Band who will help you celebrate your Wildcat spirit with free face painting. 

Be sure to watch the JWU Cheer alumni performance during halftime at the Women’s Soccer game, too!

 

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Wildcat for Life Selfie Booth (Complimentary)

Harborside Greenspace - Harborside Campus

Wear your JWU gear and show off your Wildcat spirit at our very own selfie station. Capture a moment with family and friends that will last a lifetime. 

 

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Wildcat Spirit Zone (Complimentary)

Harborside Greenspace - Harborside Campus

Head to the Wildcat Center Greenspace to experience activities for all ages! Various arts, crafts and lawn games will be set up. Come on over to paint a pumpkin, color a Wildcat, or challenge your student to a game of corn hole.

 

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Wildcat Tailgate 

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

Members of the JWU community, join us for a tailgate during the field hockey and women’s soccer games. Bring your favorite tailgate snacks and beverages and cheer on our Wildcats! No registration is necessary. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is limited to persons 21 years old and older and must be consumed responsibly within the tailgate area.

 

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Cheese: A Deep, Delicious Dive Into Curds & Whey (Ticketed Event)

Amphitheater - Harborside Campus

There is no better way to learn about flavor than through cheese. It’s accessible to everyone at every age, there’s an unlimited number of styles, but the basics are fundamental. Cheese opens the door to a world of culinary discovery providing clear links between soil, pasture, animal, human culture, economics and more. Join Thalassa (“Lassa”) Skinner, cheese professional and educator, as she guides us through basics of a plated tasting of New England cheeses and helps elucidate what cheese is and how we can better appreciate it.

 

1:00pm

Women's Field Hockey vs. Rivier College (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Paint the Town (Ticketed Event)

Cintas Dining, Harborside Academic Center - Harborside Campus

Calling all Van Goghs! Sign up now for a seating at our instructed painting activity. Participants will paint a Rhode Island Lighthouse. Seating is limited.

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Legacy Dessert Reception (by invitation only)

Wildcat Center Lounge - Harborside Campus

A special celebration hosted by Alumni Relations for students and their families with a parent or sibling who graduated from (or is currently attending) JWU. Click here to register.

 

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Cheese: A Deep, Delicious Dive Into Curds & Whey (Ticketed Event)

Amphitheater - Harborside Campus

There is no better way to learn about flavor than through cheese. It’s accessible to everyone at every age, there’s an unlimited number of styles, but the basics are fundamental. Cheese opens the door to a world of culinary discovery providing clear links between soil, pasture, animal, human culture, economics and more. Join Thalassa (“Lassa”) Skinner, cheese professional and educator, as she guides us through basics of a plated tasting of New England cheeses and helps elucidate what cheese is and how we can better appreciate it.

 

4:00pm

Women's Soccer vs. Rivier College (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Paint the Town (Ticketed Event)

Cintas Dining, Harborside Academic Center - Harborside Campus

Calling all Van Goghs! Sign up now for a seating at our instructed painting activity. Participants will paint a Rhode Island Lighthouse. Seating is limited.

 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Family Bingo (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center Main Gym - Harborside Campus

Feeling lucky? Try your hand at Family Bingo! Join us for your chance to win a variety of awesome prizes! You will receive 10 bingo cards, which corresponds to 10 rounds of play, so there are multiple opportunities to win! All are welcome to participate. Seating is limited.

 

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Wildcat Karaoke (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center 2nd Floor Lounge - Harborside Campus

Following BINGO, join us for some late-night singing. Find your inner Beyoncé, Timberlake, Swift, or Sinatra. Fun for the whole family.


Sunday, October 20

9:00am - 4:00pm

Follett Bookstore Open

Harborside Campus

 

9:00am - 9:45am

Morning Yoga (Complimentary)

Delaney Gym, Wildcat Center - Harborside Campus

Start your Sunday with an instructor-led yoga class, designed for all fitness levels. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours. Enjoy this opportunity to unwind toward the end of this busy weekend.

 

10:00am

Sunday Brunch Pop-Up (SOLD OUT)

Cintas Dining Room - Harborside Campus

Before you head home, join us for brunch, pop-up style. Guests will enjoy a menu prepared by students in the Club of Culinary Excellence. This experience is fashioned after the pop-up dining concepts students create and market using social media in the Culinary Arts bachelor’s degree program. It’s a great opportunity for you to enjoy brunch while seeing our students at work.

 

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Follett Bookstore Open

Downcity Campus