Family Weekend 2013

October 25th - 27th, 2013

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Check-In

  • Friday, October 25th from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Student Center Lobby
  • Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in the Student Center Lobby

Friday, October 25th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Bookstore Open
Student Center

12:15 pm
Mass
St. Joseph Chapel

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Check-In & Pick Up Your Family Weekend Schedule
Student Center Lobby

4:00 pm
Career & Professional Development
Quinlan Hall 129
Learn how Spring Hill can assist students with clarifying career interests, seeking out job, internship or professional experience opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, developing portfolios, learning about interviewing skills and researching graduate and professional schools.

5:00 pm
Home Run Derby
Stan Galle Field

6:00 pm
Women’s Basketball Scrimmage
Outlaw Recreation Center

6:00 pm
Baseball Purple & White Game
Stan Galle Field

8:00 pm
Movie Night: Monsters University
Student Center Dining Room
Sponsored by the Campus Programming Board. Join us for popcorn and a movie.

10:00 pm
Live Trivia
Student Center Dining Room
Join us for our weekly live trivia night featuring great prizes.

Saturday, October 26th

8:00 am – noon
Habitat for Humanity Build
Mobile Hall (meet to depart campus)
Join your student in an activity to give back to the Mobile Community. Limited spaces available and pre-registration required.

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Check-In & Pick Up Your Family Weekend Schedule
Student Center Lobby

9:00 am – noon
WHIL CD Liquidation
Toolen Hall Lobby
Browse through parts of WHIL's collection of classical, soundtrack and other CDs. If you find something you like, donations accepted for the CDs.

9:30 am
Italy Center Interest Session
Gautrelet Room
Spring Hill College’s Italy Center offers a summer, academic semester, or a year of study abroad. This brief information session will introduce you to life in Bologna, the oldest and one of the most exciting college towns in Europe.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bookstore Open
Student Center
All customers who make a minimum $10 purchase will be entered to win a Spring Hill College gift basket courtesy of the Bookstore.

10:30 am
Quality Enhancement Plan Forum
Gautrelet Room
Please join Dr. Sims and Dr. Dodsworth to learn more about the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and to provide your insights as the SHC community develops a QEP topic.

10:30 am
International Service Immersion Program Gathering
Carwie’s Upper Deck, Quinlan Hall
Is your student going on an International Service Immersion Program trip in spring 2014? If so, come to this gathering with Campus Ministry staff, students, and other parents.

11:00 am – 10:00 pm
College Game Day
McKinney’s at The Hill
Experience College Game Day on the big screen in McKinney’s – catch a game or just check-up on scores throughout the day.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Picnic
Stewartfield
Come out for food, fun, fellowship and a little Badger spirit prior to and during the Rugby game! There will be games, face painting, and spirit signs.

1:00 pm
Rugby Game
Dorn Field
Come out and cheer on the team as they take on Louisiana Tech

1:00 pm
Ceramics Demonstration
Ceramics Studio, Fine Arts Center
Participants will have an opportunity to tour the ceramics studio, talk with the professor, and see a demonstration. You will also be able to work on a project of your own. Please plan on an hour to work on the project.

1:00 pm
Men’s Basketball Alumni Purple & White Game
Outlaw Recreation Center

2:00 pm
Communication Arts & Graphic Design Student Showcase
Gautrelet Room
See why about 25% of these grads are hired before commencement as Communication Arts and Graphic Design faculty provide brief program descriptions, share exciting new initiatives, and showcase student work.

3:00 pm
Take Some Time to Explore Mobile
Locations Vary
Please see the insert in your Family Weekend Schedule for a list of events happening in the city this weekend.

3:00 pm
Campus Activities
Locations Vary

Fall treats are always delicious!  Join our dining room staff for food demonstrations and take a treat to go. Additional costs may apply. Location: Student Center Dining Room

Is there an art to flower arranging? Find out as a local florist provides the tips you can use to make the most out of your floral arrangements. Additional costs may apply.  Student Center 210

Think you can’t paint? The Gulf Coast's best local artists will guide you step by step as you paint your own masterpiece on a pre-sketched canvas. No experience required! $12/canvas to be paid to Paint and Pals staff at time of painting; space limited to 50.  Student Center Lobby

5:00 pm
Mass
St. Joseph Chapel

6:00 pm
Baseball Purple & White Game
Stan Galle Field

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Silent Auction
Outside LeBlanc Ballroom
Bid early and often for some great items. All proceeds will benefit the establishment of a RAD Kids program with SHC Public Safety.

7:00 pm
Cardboard City
Corner of Dauphin & Ann Streets (Alabama School of Math & Science Soccer Field)
Spring Hill College students, faculty, and staff will participate in this city-wide event to raise money and awareness of homelessness. Student groups have raised a minimum of $100, created their cardboard house, and two members from the group will sleep in their house for the evening. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, but not stay overnight. Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., a memorial service will be held at 9 p.m., and sunrise devotion will be held Sunday morning. Staff from this city-wide event as well as security will be present throughout the night.
This is a free event, but donations will benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama and Sybil H. Smith Family Village.

8:00 pm
Family Casino Night sponsored by Campus Programming Board Student Center
LeBlanc Ballroom
Join us for fun and prizes (no cash needed). Try your hand at a variety of casino-style games and take a chance at winning part of $300 in prizes. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Midnight
Midnight Movie:  Monsters University
Student Center Dining Room
Sponsored by the Campus Programming Board. Join us for popcorn and a movie.

Sunday, October 27th

11:00 am
Mass
St. Joseph Chapel

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jazz Brunch
Student Center Dining Room
All family members and students are invited to join our administrators, faculty, and staff for a Jazz Brunch. Enjoy a casual come-and-go meal as you are entertained by local Jazz musicians.

3:00 pm
Mid-Day Matinee:  Monsters University Student Center
LeBlanc Ballroom
Sponsored by the Campus Programming Board. Join us for popcorn and a movie.

9:00 pm
Student Mass
St. Joseph Chapel

Other Items of Interest

Friday Evening

Rally Towel Sale
Student Center Lobby
Show your support for the Badgers and purchase a rally towel to cheer on the teams at the games this weekend and throughout the season.

All Weekend

Andy Kozlowski’s “The Night Watch”
Eichold Gallery, Fine Arts Center

Spring Hill College Golf Course
Mention Family Weekend and enjoy a special rate of $35 plus tax this weekend. Call 251-380-4655 to reserve a tee time.

Saturday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sporting Clays Fun Shoot
Taylor Creek Shooting Preserve, Montee Road, Theodore, AL 36582     (251) 583-4793
A fundraiser for the Baseball Team, the event is $100 per person to shoot; and you must provide your own shotgun along with 100 shells. For more information contact Coach Frank Sims at fsims@shc.edu or Michael Bouche’ at mbouche@shc.edu.
Directions: Take I-65 South to I-10 West. Follow I-10 West to Exit 15A. Take Exit 15A and yield onto Hwy 90 South. Follow Hwy 90 into Theodore and turn left on Hwy 59. Follow Hwy 59 past Hwy 20 and take the next left onto Montee Road. 

Please note that as a family-friendly event, all activities are alcohol-free.

Area Hotels

Holiday Inn
3630 Springhill Memorial Dr. South
Mobile, Al 36608 
(251) 344-7446 

Hampton Inn & Suites
1028 West I-65 Service Rd. South
Mobile, AL 36609 
(251) 343-4007 

Hilton Garden Inn Mobile West
828 West I-65 Service Road South
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 544-6000

Marriott Hotel
3101 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36606
(251) 476-6400

Candlewood Suites - Downtown
121 N. Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 690-7818