Fall Fun at Family Weekend

During the weekend of Oct. 21-23, 2016, more than 600 Holy Cross families came to Mount St. James for the annual Family Weekend celebration. A little rain didn’t put a damper on the beautiful New England scenery for the alumni, students, families and friends in attendance. Family Weekend offered a full slate of events planned by the Office of Student Involvement:

•   President’s Hour: Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, and his leadership team discussed the College and current initiatives.

•   Athletics: Football took the field vs. Lehigh, and men’s ice hockey and women’s ice hockey took the ice in the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex, with the men’s team facing off against Boston College and the women against Brown University.

•   Crusaders Against Cancer 5k: The second annual race kicked off the weekend and raised money for the 15-40 Connection, a nonprofit organization that educates high school and college students about early detection of cancer.

•   Performances: Dance Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, a cappella groups, the College Choir, the Chamber Singers and Jazz Ensemble all took to the stage across campus to perform for appreciative audiences.

•   Art Exhibitions: A tour of the Cantor Art Gallery exhibit, “Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan;” a guided tour of “Stickwork”  by renowned artist Patrick Dougherty on Linden Lane; and Stick Space, a hands-on art project for all, took place throughout the weekend.

•   Worship: Family Weekend Mass with Bishop McManus, and Protestant interdenominational services were held, followed by receptions for families.  ■

—Maura Sullivan Hill