Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a time for families to reconnect with their students, other Saint Mary's families, faculty, and staff.  Click here to join the Family Listserv and receive the latest news from Saint Mary's!  You can also like us on Facebook.

2019 Family Weekend: October 4-6

Below is a sample schedule of events for the weekend.  Please note that offerings and times may change.  You can get an updated schedule, campus map and other resources that you will need for the weekend when you arrive on campus.

Friday, Oct. 4

2-4pm, Check in and get your schedule for the weekend, Student Involvement and Leadership, Ferroggiaro Hall

3-5pm, Create your own experience:

Try Impromptu Speaking with Macken Speech and Debate:  Try your hand at impromptu speaking where you pull a topic from a jar, prepare your speech and deliver it...all in seven minutes!

Open Houses - Choose one or more!

  • Kitchen Tour with Chef Gabe
  • Student Engagement and Academic Success
  • Student Involvement and Leadership
  • STEM Center

5-7pm, Dinner Available, Oliver Hall ($10.80/person, children under 5 are free)

4-8pm, Casino Night, hosted by Campus Activities Board, Soda Center


Saturday, Oct. 5

9-10am, Continental Breakfast, Chapel Plaza

10am-12:15pm, Informational Breakout Sessions - You will receive a final schedule with times and locations when you check in for the weekend.

  • Legacy Garden Tour
  • Understanding Generations at Work
  • Yoga on Chapel Lawn
  • Campus Wellness

12pm, Saint Mary's College Rowing Team Boat Dedication Ceremony, Brousseau Lawn 

12:15-2pm, Family BBQ, Brousseau Lawn

1pm, Men's Soccer v. UC Irvine

2-4pm, 31st Annual School of Science Poster Session

4:30-6pm, Wine and Cheese with the Brothers

6pm, Dinner and Evening on Your Own


Sunday, Oct. 6

11am, Family Mass, Chapel

12-1pm, Brunch Available ($9.45/person, children under 5 are free)


  • Overnight Accomodations

    If you require overnight lodging at the time of Parent and Family Weekend, see the link below for hotels in the Concord/Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek/Lafayette area.

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