Family Weekend

MCLA Family Weekend is an opportunity for parents and families members to join their students for a weekend of quality family time, activities, and fun. Enjoy time with your student, explore their home away from home, and make some trailblazer memories!


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Family Weekend 2020

Family Weekend 2020 has gone virtual in conjunction with the Stay-At-Home Homecoming! Beginning on September 29th - October 3rd, we invite all MCLA students and their family members, wherever they are, to join us to celebrate. Although Family Weekend will not happen in person, we hope you will still take this opportunity to spend time together to strengthen your bond as a family and as Trailblazers.

Complete the registration form by September 28th to receive daily emails during September 29th -October 3rd, for event reminders and details on how to participate. All events are free.

View the schedule of events here.

Highlighted Events

                 Wednesday, September 30th 7:00 p.m.
                 Supporting your Students Path to Success: A conversation with Vice President for Student Affairs Cathy Holbrook
                 Join other family members in a conversation with VP Holbrook to talk about your students semester, their opportunities and challenges,                   and how you can support them, whether this is their first semester of their final year as a trailblazer.

Friday, October 2nd 8:00 p.m. 
Kahoot Trivia hosted by Adam Hildabrand '99 and MCLA Intramurals 
Download the Kahoot Trivia app (Apple App Store) (Google Play) and spend the evening playing fun trivia from the comfort of your home. You will need a laptop and a phone or tablet with the Kahoot App to play. The big winner will receive a coveted Intramurals Champion Jersey. 

Saturday, October 3rd 8:00 p.m.
Summoning Spirits Show
Turn off your lights, turn on your device, Summoning Spirits is coming to your house! Creepy ghost stories combined with freaky magic effects make this the spookiest, most unique show you can attend! Not suitable for small children. 

We'd love to see how your family is participating in Virtual Family Weekend, so share your photos and videos on social media with #MCLAFamilyWeekend. We may even feature you!


Jenn Labbance
Director of Student Engagement and New Student Transition
(413) 662-5129