Fall Festival Weekend turns into month-long October Family Fest with virtual events for students and families
Fall Festival Weekend, an annual weekend event held by the Office of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs where parents and families come to visit their Salve Regina students and enjoy participating in a wide variety of events and activities, had to change this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions.
But the Office of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs decided to embrace this new opportunity to try out new things. For 2020, the Fall Festival Weekend is now a month-long list of virtual events and activities called October Family Fest that the entire family can enjoy.
“We quickly realized that we weren’t restricted to hosting events just during the weekend that parents and families were on campus,” said Gerry Willis, director of the Office of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs. “The technology exists for us to offer some really great programs and events to parents virtually. While nothing is as good as actually having parents and families on our campus, we’re excited to offer the next best thing – and our staff, students, faculty and alumni are all excited to be a part of it.”
With engaging and informative events scheduled throughout the month, October Family Fest will feature an array of virtual activities for parents, families, alumni and students to connect with the Salve Regina community.
Join any of the many presentations and conversations, including coffee with President Kelli J. Armstrong, chats with faculty members and more.
October Family Fest Events Sept. 29- Oct. 15
SeahawkTalkTM with Gerry Willis
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 3-4 p.m.
Join Gerry Willis, director of alumni, parent and family programs, as he chats with Ed Habershaw, associate athletic director. Listen in on StreamYard while Gerry and Ed talk more about fitness, the Commonwealth Conference, alumni, leadership and more.
McGinty Lecture Series: How Did We Get Here? A Conversation with Presidential Historian Robert Dallek
Thursday, Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m.
Join New York Times best-selling author and Bancroft Prize-winning historian Robert Dallek for a discussion about U.S. presidential politics past and present.
Ask the Faculty: Business Studies
Thursday, Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m.
Parents and students, please join this event for a lively informational session with business studies faculty Lorrie Burns, Thomas Flanagan and Samuel Sacco.
Faculty Book Chat: Dr. Debra Curtis
Friday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.
In 2009, Dr. Curtis published “Pleasures and Perils: Girls’ Sexuality in a Caribbean Consumer Culture” from Rutgers University Press. Join us as Dr. Curtis discusses her most recent book and research.
Coffee with the President
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10-11 a.m.
Pour a cup of coffee and join President Kelli J. Armstrong, Ph.D., for an informal chat about all that’s been happening on campus this semester.
Family and Student Virtual Yoga Class
Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.
This slow, vinyasa flow class synchronizes yoga postures with breath to both soothe tired bodies and ease troubled minds of all levels.
Parents’ Cocktail Hour
Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Put on your best Salve Regina gear, grab a cocktail and join us on a Zoom call to meet and mingle with other Salve parents.
Ask the Faculty: Dr. Sean O’Callaghan and Dr. Troy Catterson
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Parents and students, please join us for a comprehensive, informational session with Dr. O’Callaghan and Dr. Catterson – two of our great professors and student mentors.