Student Life

COVID-19 Policy:

We are pleased that our collective efforts to maintain public health at Marist to date have been successful. While the current status of the pandemic allows us to lessen restrictions, we must remain flexible should public health conditions change regarding COVID-19.

 

September 30 - October 2, 2022

Photo of a student and her parents at Family Weekend

A Marist tradition, Family Weekend is a fun-filled opportunity for students and their families to meet, mingle and make memories with other members of the Marist community. Every year Marist College presents an exciting schedule with activities appropriate for the whole family.  

Highlights of the weekend feature: Friday night entertainment, football game, food truck tailgating event, and fun activities on campus throughout the weekend. 

The program concludes on Sunday, and each year families are invited to attend a campus Mass followed by a picnic on the Riverfront.  We hope that you will make Family Weekend part of your family tradition each year that your student attends Marist. Please email Student Affairs if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

 

Schedule of Events

Venue Update: Due to forecasted rain on Saturday, Marist carnival activities will be moved to the McCann Recreation Gymnasium. Activities will proceed as scheduled indoors.

 

Friday, September 30

Registration & Check-In

Champagnat Breezeway
Pre-paid and on-site registration (cash, check, and credit card). 

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own



Campus Dining Hall and Cabaret (available on a cash basis).
Hudson Valley Magazine Eat & Drink

 

5:00 p.m.

 

Escape Rooms

Murray Student Center, 3101
Families will have 13-15 minutes to work together to solve puzzles, find hidden messages, and ultimately escape the room before it's too late! Signups will begin at 6:00 p.m.

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Marist Music Performance


Outdoor Dining Tent (Behind Murray Student Center)

Join the Marist Singers and Orchestra for a concert that’s been more than a year in the making. Featuring the Marist College Singers, Freshman Treble Choir, and String Orchestra, this performance will be sure to kick off Family Weekend on a high note!

 

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 1

Registration & Check-In

Champagnat Breezeway
Pre-paid and on-site registration (cash, check, and credit card). 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Anthony's Walk


Steel Plant

Anthony's Walk is a 22-minute community walk with a purpose of raising awareness of the unique challenges facing the veterans living in our community, and across our nation. The event is named in honor of a local Marine Corps veteran who was tragically murdered in Poughkeepsie in October 2020. The event is co-sponsored by Marist and Hudson River Housing, and all proceeds from the event will go to help Liberty Station, the veterans' shelter in Poughkeepsie. The event is free, all are welcome to participate, and advanced registration is not required. Wheelchairs and registered service animals are welcome, as well. Participants will receive special commemorative dog-tags for finishing, and t-shirts will be available for purchase. For more information or to make your donation to help local veterans, visit www.hudsonriverhousing.org

 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

Food Truck Tailgate Party

Sheahan Parking Lot
Join us for a tailgate party with great food, music, a variety of local food, craft beer, and hard cider will be available for purchase. Please bring your I.D.
Food trucks include: 
Bayside Corn/SausageCluck TruckEddie’s Churros FactoryFloresGrille WagonLakeside LicksMedi PlattersNewburgh Brewing Co.Off the HookOrchard Hill Cider Mill

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Marist Football vs. St. Thomas


Tenney Stadium

Cheer on the Marist Red Foxes as they take on St. Thomas. A limited number of family chairback seats are available in the community section of Tenney Stadium. Please bring a blanket and chairs for general admission lawn seating. You must be registered for the weekend to get a free ticket. Pets are not permitted in Tenney Stadium.

 

Noon

 

Marist Carnival

McCann Recreation Gymnasium
Enjoy the afternoon at the McCann Recreation Gym at Marist Carnival, featuring a DJ, caricaturists, a giant slide, obstacle course, yard games, Word Art, plus carnival refreshments, popcorn, lemonade, and snow cones.

Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own



Campus Dining Hall and Cabaret (available on a cash basis).
Hudson Valley Magazine Eat & Drink

 

6:00 p.m.

 

Marist Women's Soccer vs. Iona

Tenney Stadium
Cheer on the Marist Red Foxes as they take on Iona. Visit GoRedFoxes.com for more information.

7:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, October 2

Non-Denominational Service

Chapel
 

10:00 a.m.

Catholic Mass

Outdoor Dining Tent (Behind Murray Student Center)
 

11:30 a.m.

Family Farewell Picnic


Longview Park (Riverfront Property)

Student Affairs invites you to come and enjoy a farewell picnic while listening to Paul Strowe, the “Human Jukebox” and “One Man Band.” Paul is an accomplished singer, song writer, and guitarist with knowledge of over 600 songs. Every song is a journey through the past charged with Paul’s incredible energy! In addition to great food and music, families can enjoy mini golf, crafts, and more! Don’t forget your Family Weekend hashtag, #redfoxfam.

 

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

All activities are subject to change.