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Friday, October 12

9:00am-4:00pm

Follett Bookstore

Downcity & Harborside campuses

 

4:00pm-8:00pm

Check In

Schneider Auditorium - Downcity Campus

Pick up your tickets and 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! 

 

7:00pm

Men's Soccer vs. Rivier University (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

 

9:30pm-10:30pm

Wildcat Trivia (Complimentary)

Pepsi Forum, Wales Hall - Downcity Campus

Join us late night for Wildcat Trivia. Families, students and friends will use their mobile devices to quickly answer a variety of questions about JWU, pop culture and much more. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded. All are welcome to participate. 


Saturday, October 13

9:00am-3:00pm

Check In

Wildcat Center Lobby - Harborside Campus

Pick up tickets early to avoid long lines.

 

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

Harborside Campus

 

10:00am-10:45am

Wildcat Chat with President Mim L. Runey, LP.D. (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center 2nd Floor Lounge - Harborside Campus

Learn about JWU’s recent successes and plans for future growth. Join our Providence campus president as she discusses the state of the campus and university, as well as the vision for JWU’s future. President Runey will be joined by our six College Deans and all will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of this special session.

 

10:00am-3:00pm

Follet Bookstore

Downcity Campus

 

10:00am-4:00pm

Culinary Arts Museum (Complimentary)

Friedman Center - Harborside Campus

 

10:30am

Women's Volleyball vs. Rivier University (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center Main Gym - Harborside Campus

 

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-2:00pm

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

Women's Field Hockey vs. Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

 

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 

Wildcat Legacy Lunch (by invitation only)

Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence - Harborside Campus

A special celebration for students and their families who have a parent or sibling who graduated from JWU.

 

12:00pm-2:00pm

JWU Cheerleaders & Face Painting (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

Visit this table to meet the JWU Cheerleaders who will help you celebrate your Wildcat spirit with free face painting. 

 

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

Fun for everyone!  Visit the hub of the Harborside Campus and enjoy pumpkin painting, henna tattoos, and lawn games from corn hole to can jam. All ages welcome. While supplies last.

 

12:30pm-2:00pm

Honey Demo (Ticketed Event)

Amphitheater - Harborside Campus

What the hive is going on around here! 

Since 2017, JWU has been “beekeeping” as part of the College of Culinary Arts sustainability curriculum and the student group, “Bee the Change”.   Don’t miss this interactive, educational sensory and tasting workshop from our in-house beekeeper and a honey expert of the National Honey Board who will talk about the lives and impact of bees on our environment and food system.  About one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honey bees are responsible for an impressive 80 percent of that process.  Our Harborside amphitheater will be buzzing with activity as they pollinate your minds.

 

1:00pm

Women's Volleyball vs. Coast Guard Academy (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center Main Gym - Harborside Campus

 

1:00pm-2:00pm

Paint the Town (Ticketed Event)

Cintas Dining, Harborside Academic Center - Harborside Campus

Join the “Best of RI” and “Best of Newport” award-winning artist from Mermaid Masterpieces as she shows you step-by-step how to create your own masterpiece!  Relax and enjoy spending quality time together while painting the Newport Bridge, an iconic Rhode Island scene. The 1:00pm class will paint a day scene of the bridge and the 3:00pm class will paint a night scene of the bridge. Seating is limited.

 

1:30pm-4:00pm

Alumni Athletic Homecoming Tailgate (by invitation only)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

Catch up with your teammates and coaches, while enjoying a BBQ and Beer Garden. Cheer on the Wildcat teams and take in the scenic views of Narragansett Bay.

 

2:30pm-4:00pm

Honey Demo (Ticketed Event)

Amphitheater - Harborside Campus

What the hive is going on around here! 

Since 2017, JWU has been “beekeeping” as part of the College of Culinary Arts sustainability curriculum and the student group, “Bee the Change”.   Don’t miss this interactive, educational sensory and tasting workshop from our in-house beekeeper and a honey expert of the National Honey Board who will talk about the lives and impact of bees on our environment and food system.  About one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honey bees are responsible for an impressive 80 percent of that process.  Our Harborside amphitheater will be buzzing with activity as they pollinate your minds.

 

2:30pm

Women's Soccer vs. Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Complimentary)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex - Harborside Campus

 

3:00pm-4:00pm

Paint the Town (Ticketed Event)

Wildcat Center 2nd Floor Lounge - Harborside Campus

Join the “Best of RI” and “Best of Newport” award-winning artist from Mermaid Masterpieces as she shows you step-by-step how to create your own masterpiece!  Relax and enjoy spending quality time together while painting the Newport Bridge, an iconic Rhode Island scene. The 1:00pm class will paint a day scene of the bridge and the 3:00pm class will paint a night scene of the bridge. Seating is limited.

 

8:00pm-10:00pm

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.

 

10:00pm -11:00pm

Wildcat Karaoke (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center Main Gym - 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 14

9:00am-4:00pm

Follett Bookstore

Harborside Campus

 

10:00am-11:00am

Dance Hip-Hop (Complimentary)

Wildcat Center Multipurpose Room - Harborside Campus

This high-energy class incorporates old school Hip Hop dance with the latest styles on the street. These iconic dance moves will allow you to have fun while using your body to tell a story. Fun for everyone.

 

12:00pm-3:00pm

Follett Bookstore

Downcity Campus