Student Life

Family Weekend

September 27th-29th, 2019

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 and Saturday night entertainment, Hudson River boat cruises; excursions off campus, and fun activities on campus throughout the day. 

The program concludes on Sunday, and each year families are invited to attend a campus Mass followed by a barbeque 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.

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Family Weekend Events

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

2:00pm – 7:00pm
Registration & Check-In
Champagnat Breezeway
Pre-paid event tickets and on-site registration (cash, check and credit card). Those planning to participate in events prior to 9:00am on Saturday must pick up their lanyard during this registration period. Please encourage your student to pick up your family’s lanyards if you will not be arriving on time.

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Welcome Reception
Murray Student Center, Cabaret
Join Marist staff and faculty for light refreshments, as we kick off Family Weekend. Don’t forget to post your first Family Weekend hashtag, #redfoxfam.

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Hudson River Boat Cruise (Last cruise departs at 7:00pm)
Longview Park - Riverfront Property
Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Hudson, New York’s American Heritage River with the fabulous crew of Hudson Cruises. The boat will be departing every hour on the hour. Cash bar and snacks available for purchase. Please reserve your complimentary tickets online and indicate your choice of departure time. One ticket per person.

Boats depart from the Riverfront Dock on the hour at:
4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, and 7:00pm.

5:00pm
Dinner on Your Own

6:00pm, 8:00pm, and 10:00pm
Movie Showing: “Toy Story 4”
Murray Student Center, Fusco Recital Hall
Enjoy the evening with everyone’s favorite toys.

7:00pm – 11:00pm
Escape Rooms
Murray Student Center, SC 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 6:00pm outside SC 3101.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

9:00am – 5:00pm
Registration & Check-In
Champagnat Breezeway
Pre-paid event tickets and on-site registration (cash, check, and credit card).

9:00am – 6:00pm
Hudson River Boat Cruises (Last cruise departs at 5:30pm)
Longview Park - Riverfront Property
See Friday description.

Boats depart from the Riverfront Dock on the hour and half hour at:
9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, and 5:30pm.

9:30am – 11:00am
Fox Family Breakfast Buffet
Murray Student Center Third Floor, Hudson River Rooms
Come enjoy a casual breakfast featuring light fare as you begin your day as a Red Fox family.

10:00am - 5:00 pm
DuBois Orchard Bus Trips (every half hour)
Departure Location: Foy Parking Lot
The last departure from Marist is at 3:00pm. The final departure from the orchard will be at 5:00pm.

DuBois Farms offers a wide variety of fruit available to pick, as well as a farm stand and café with delicious baked goods, fresh pressed local cider, various jams, sauces, honey, and mixes, as well as bath and shower gels, and hand and body lotions. Enjoy lunch on the farm too! Apples, pumpkins, grapes, tomatoes, and peppers will be in season. Kids of all ages will enjoy the 2-acre corn maze, tractor pulled wagon rides, visits with farm animals, and “Tiny-Town.” Be sure to check out the all new “Tavern at DuBois Farms,” with local hard cider, craft beer, and wine. Buses will depart from Foy parking lot every half hour with the last departure at 3:00pm. The final departure from DuBois Orchard will be at 5:00pm.

11:00am – 1:00pm
Campus History WalkEnjoy a stroll through Marist history led by Elizabeth Clarke, Clare Flemming (Marist Archives), and two students. Tours depart from the Marist Library (Campus Green side) at 10:00am, 10:45am, and 11:30am.

11:00am – 11:30am
President Murray’s Welcome
Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre (with additional live streaming in the Hudson River Rooms)
Hear about Marist from the President’s perspective. Join us for a warm welcome from President Dennis Murray.

12:00pm – 4:30pm
Walkway Over the Hudson Bus Trips (every half-hour)
Departure Location: Midrise Parking Lot
(The last departure from Marist is at 2:30pm. The final departure from the Walkway Over the Hudson will be at 4:00pm). The Walkway Over the Hudson transforms the bridge into a linear park and trailway. The bridge provides public access to the Hudson River's scenic landscape for pedestrians, while connecting with an extensive network of rail-trails, parks, and communities. For more information about the Walkway, check out www.walkway.org. Buses will depart from the Midrise Parking Lot every half-hour with the last departure at 2:30pm. The final departure from the Walkway will be at 4:00pm.

12:00pm
Lunch on Your Own
Options include the Tailgate Party Food Trucks (see list of Food Trucks below), Campus Dining Hall & Cabaret available on a cash basis.

12:00pm – 4:00pm
Marist Family Fest
Campus Green
Enjoy the afternoon on the Campus Green at Marist Family Fest, featuring live music with “Nashville Drive”, a photo booth, henna tattoos, caricaturists, rock climbing, and bungee jumping. Popcorn, lemonade, snow cones, and other refreshments provided.

12:00pm - 7:00pm
Food Truck Tailgate Party
Donnelly Parking Lot/Marian Green
Join us for a tailgate party with great food, live music with “Almost Famous,” a visit by the Marist College Marching Band, as well as fox tattoos from the Dance Team. A variety of local food, craft beer, and hard cider will be available for purchase. Please bring your I.D. Food trucks include:

The Grille Wagon
Frites of NY
Wandering Dave's Fork in the Road
Yum Yum Noodle Bar
Off the Hook
Bayside Corn
Farmers & Chefs
Whipped Cupcakes
Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill
Thailicious Catering
Eddie’s Churro Factory
Orchard Hill Cider Mill
Kings Highway Fine Cider
Newburgh Brewing Company
Millbrook Winery

1:00pm
Marist Football vs Drake University
Tenney Stadium
Cheer on the Marist Red Foxes as they take on Drake University. A limited number of family chairback tickets are available in the community section of Tenney Stadium. These tickets will allow family members to sit with their student (note that students are generally seated in the student section for the game). Please bring a blanket and chairs for general admission seating (lawn seating). You must be registered for the weekend or Saturday only to get a free ticket.

2:00pm-4:00pm
International Coffee Break
McCormick Hall, North End Housing Complex
The Marist Abroad Office will be available for coffee, conversation, and to answer questions about Washington DC and Albany, Marist Italy and other international experiences.

6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Movie Showing: “Toy Story 4”
Murray Student Center, Fusco Recital Hall
Enjoy the evening with everyone’s favorite toys.

5:00pm-9:00pm
Escape Rooms
Murray Student Center, SC 3101
See Friday’s description. Signups will begin at 4:00pm outside SC 3101

6:00pm
Dinner on Your Own
Options include the Tailgate Party Food Trucks (until 7pm), Campus Dining Hall & Cabaret available on a cash basis.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

9:00am – 3:00pm
Hudson River Boat Cruises
Longview Park – Riverfront Property
See Saturday description.

Boats depart from the Riverfront Dock on the hour and half hour at:
9:00am, 9:30am 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm.

10:00am – 12:00pm
Guided Tours of the Allied Health Building
Guided tours of the Simulation Suite and Movement Analysis Lab will be given every half hour starting at 10:00am by the School of Science’s Simulation Specialist and Director of Clinical Education. Please meet in the lobby on the first floor. The last tour will begin at 11:30.

11:00am
Interfaith Christian Service
Marist College Chapel

11:30am
Catholic Mass
McCann Center Arena

12:00pm-3:30pm
Family Farewell BBQ
Longview Park - Riverfront Property
Student Affairs invites you to come and enjoy a farewell BBQ 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 the giant slide, football and basketball toss, mini golf, and crafts. Don’t forget your Family Weekend hashtag, #redfoxfam.