Curry’s Homecoming and Family Weekend Takes Center Stage

Curry’s Homecoming and Welcome Weekend starts on Friday, Sept. 21. // PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY COLLEGE //

BY NICOLE BEAL // SEPT. 17, 2012 // 

I’ve heard a lot of people say that there’s nothing to do on campus.

That should change this weekend. The campus will be overflowing with different events because Homecoming and Family Weekend runs from Sept. 21-23. That means there will be sports to watch, a faculty and family breakfast, as well as other social events to attend.

Friday night is all about football. Your Curry Colonels face off against M.I.T., which will kick off Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Curry (1-2) earned its first win of the season this past weekend, defeating Westfield State University 34-27. Junior quarterback Kevin Fruwirth, who was 30-for-47 passing for 290 yards and three touchdowns, was named the New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

There’s no doubt that Saturday will be full with everything that is going on. The day starts with the family and faculty breakfast. The breakfast requires an RSVP, which you can do online through the MyCurry portal. Breakfast will run from 9:30-11 a.m.

After eating, head over to the turf to watch the women’s soccer team face Wentworth at 11 a.m. A women’s tennis match against Endicott follows at noon. The men’s soccer team, which is off to a 4-2 start, will square off against Wentworth at 1:30 p.m.

One of the main events of the weekend should be the Fall Fun Fest, taking place at Westhaver Park and the Student Center. There will be music performed by an alumna, Lisa Bello, who graduated in 2004. There will be a place to carve pumpkins, eat candy apples and spend a lot of quality time with friends and family.

The Improv Show will cap off a fun-packed Saturday. It takes place in the Keith Auditorium will run from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets do come at a price, though. It costs $10 for one individual, or $25 for a family pack of four tickets. There are a limited amount of tickets being sold. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on a link at the bottom of the Saturday schedule for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

On Sunday, the morning will start off with the Colonels Fun Run. Registration starts at 10 a.m., and your $10 fee will go toward the Mosi Tatupu Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can walk or run the two-mile, cross-campus event for a good cause.

Just because you hear there isn’t anything going on around campus doesn’t mean it’s true. Have fun during the 2012 Homecoming and Family Weekend!

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