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Fall Fest

Events and Activities

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017


REGISTRATION 
4:00 – 7:00 pm                                                        
Campus Center Lobby
Stop by the Campus Center lobby to pick up your Fall Fest wristband and the Schedule of Events.  On-site registration will also be available.  We will also have a list of local restaurants who are looking forward to welcoming you to the area.

ALUMNI AWARDS RECEPTION & DINNER
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Shaw Hall & Wingate Center
Alumni are invited to join us for one of the College’s longest-standing traditions, the annual Alumni Awards Reception.  We will honor our outstanding alumni for their volunteerism, leadership and achievements.  We will also recognize past Alumni Award recipients in attendance.  This will be an evening filled with inspiring stories, incredible accomplishments and tremendous Mustang pride.

The 2017 honorees are:

Distinguished Cricket Alumni Award
Edith Green ‘52

Distinguished G.O.L.D. Alumni Award
Phillip J. Matthews ‘08

Alumni Achievement Award
Nicole Dunn ‘91

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Jeileen Alvarez ’12 & Timothy Hughes ’08

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL GAME
8:00 pm
Athletic Center
Please come support our Lady Mustangs as they take on the New England College Pilgrims in the first home game of the weekend.

CRAIG KARGES – MENTALIST
Campus Center Theatre
9:00 pm  

Craig Karges takes to the stage to dazzle and amaze you with his talents.  Watch Craig as he demonstrates his talents with the “floating table” and by the end of the show watch as he puts it all on the line (including his paycheck for the evening) and predicts the make, model and color of a car from someone in the audience.  If he cannot predict it…. he ends up ripping up his check in front of everyone.  It is a show not to be missed!

COMEDY SHOW
Campus Center Theatre
10:00 pm

Come join the members of the Campus Activities Board as they welcome comedian Chris Distefano of MTV. Chris is a current cast member on MTV2’s “Guy Code” and featured on MTV’s “Girl Code.”

ALUMNI PARTY
9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Come join your friends and classmates as they continue the celebration of our outstanding alumni at a local fun spot, Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza, located at 180 Needham Street in Newton.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017


REGISTRATION
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Shaw Hall Lobby
Stop by Shaw Hall to pick up your Fall Fest wristband and the Schedule of Events.  On-site registration will also be available.  After 11:00am, registration will take place at the Fall Fest tent.

FAMILY & ALUMNI BREAKFAST WITH PRESIDENT BROWN
8:00 am – 10:00 am   

Wingate Event Center
Join President Brown as he provides a “State of the College” address and shares an overview of what the future holds.

ALUMNI MEN’S SOCCER GAME
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Alumni Field

Calling all alumni men’s soccer players to join in this annual event on the turf field.  All pre-registered players will receive a commemorative t-shirt.   Alumni Games – Player Registration.

ALUMNI MEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL GAME
10:00 am – 11:30am  
Trustee Field
Calling all alumni men’s football players to join in the fun for the first annual flag football game!  All pre-registered players will receive a commemorative t-shirt.  Alumni Games – Player Registration.

CAMPUS EVENTS
10:30 am – 11:30 am

CSI: Mount Ida
Longfellow
Take a glimpse inside Mount Ida’s forensic science program and crime scene analysis with Professor James Jabbour.

Archives Conversation
Wadsworth Library

Stop by the Archives in the Wadsworth Library to meet Rachel Cohen, Mount Ida’s Archivist.  She has assembled an interesting group of items from the Archives.  Alumni will have the opportunity to try to find themselves in their class picture and there will be button making for everyone.

FALL FEST TENT
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Athletic Fields
The Fall Fest tent will feature delicious food and beverage options, a beer and wine bar (21+ only), games and crafts for all to enjoy.  Our favorite DJ, Cliff, will be back to keep everyone dancing.  There will be pumpkins to decorate that we will bring to the local Children’s Hospitals.  And, as a memento of your Fall Fest activities you will have the opportunity to make photo tiles and draw your own name slate.  Students will be available to help keep the kiddos occupied in the crafting and decorating areas.

There will be lawn games to enjoy throughout the day.  Come play some corn hole or can jam.  Test your expertise at one of our GIANT games – Kerplunk, Checkers, Connect 4 and Jenga.  There is something for everyone!

MEN’S SOCCER GAME
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Alumni Field
The Mount Ida Mustang’s Men’s soccer team takes on the Lasell Lasers on the turf.

OPENING OF THE MICHAEL P. MAZZA FAMILY PLAZA – (Occurs during halftime of the Men’s Soccer Game)
1:00 pm
Alumni Field
Please join the Class of 2017 and the Mount Ida community as we unveil the Michael P. Mazza Family Plaza in memory of Michael P. Mazza ‘17. A more formal dedication will take place on October 21, 2017.

VIRTUAL REALITY
1:00 pm
School of Design                                                                                       

 Please join us in SD121 for a chance to try out the HTC Vive, with some engaging VR demos and games. Step into a virtual world, scale a mountain, or confront the zombie hordes… it’s an interactive experience like no other.  Participants will have the chance to try out our state-of-the-art Cintiq tablets. Try out your digital drawing and painting skills using the same technology found in professional game and animation studios. Faculty members will be on hand to help bring out your inner artist!

WOMEN’S SOCCER GAME
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Alumni Field
The Mount Ida Mustangs Women’s soccer team takes on the Suffolk Rams on the turf.

MAYOR OF MUSTANG CITY
3:30 – 3:45 pm
Alumni Field
 
The Mayor of Mustang City will be announced during halftime of the Women’s soccer game.  Come cheer on your favorite candidate!

CAMPUS EVENTS
3:30 -4:30 pm
ROUND 2

CSI: Mount Ida
Longfellow
Take a glimpse inside Mount Ida’s forensic science program and crime scene analysis with Professor James Jabbour.

Archives Conversation
Wadsworth Library
Stop by the Archives in the Wadsworth Library to meet Rachel Cohen, Mount Ida’s Archivist. She has assembled an interesting group of items from the Archives. Alumni will have the opportunity to try to find themselves in their class picture and there will be button making for everyone.

WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY GAME
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Alumni Field
Come and cheer on the Mount Ida College Women’s field hockey team as they take on Saint Joseph’s College.

FAMILY AND ALUMNI RECEPTION
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Fest Tent
Before you leave campus, be sure to stop by the Fall Fest tent one last time to enjoy some apple cider and yummy desserts.  Share your favorite stories of Fall Fest 2017 and be sure to pick up your special Fall Fest gift!

BRIAN EYLES MEMORIAL ALUMNI LACROSSE  GAME
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Alumni Field

Join Coach Andrew Fink along with current students and alumni to play in this annual game.  All pre-registered players will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Families and fans are welcome!  There will also be an announcement about the Brian Eyles Memorial Scholarship at the end of the game.
Alumni Games – Player Registration.

ALUMNI ATHLETE RECEPTION   
8:30 pm
Miller Hall
Stop by newly renovated Miller Hall after the Brian Eyles game to wind down after the day’s activities and sporting events.  Check out some of the delicious pizzas from Mount Ida’s new pizza oven!

KARAOKE
9:00 – 10:00 pm
Wingate Event Center
Back by popular demand – Karaoke at Mount Ida!  Come cheer on your favorite performer and watch administrators and staff take on our students in this one of a kind battle, where the audience determines the winner of the coveted Karaoke Belt!  Enjoy the Ice Cream Sundae Bar when the battle is done!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017


FAMILY & ALUMNI BRUNCH
Dining Commons
11:00 am
This is a “Pay As You Go” event and no reservations are necessary to participate.