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Spring Family Weekend

April 21-23, 2017

Join us on campus for a weekend full of fun and friends. There are many activities planned for the weekend. Registration is required for some of these activities.


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Saturday Sports

Saint Vincent Baseball Double Header, 1-5 p.m.
vs. Waynesburg University

SVC Women's Lacrosse, 2-4 p.m.
vs. Hanover College

Sunday Sports

Saint Vincent College Men's Lacrosse, 1-3 p.m.
vs. Thiel College



Friday
Mr. SVC

Mr.  SVC Pageant, 9 p.m. 
Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center

The annual Mr. SVC Pageant is a great fundraiser for the Banana Project which works to provide fresh fruit to schoolchildren in need.







Saturday

TakeOff: Honor the Past, Shape the Future, 9-11 a.m. 
*Requires pre-registration and payment
Please join our community in honoring fallen Trooper Kenton Iwaniec, a Saint Vincent graduate who passed away after being struck by a drunk driver in 2008, by participating in this wonderful morning of races and walks and raising money to purchase breathalyzers for law enforcement agencies.  Runners can register for the 5K or 10K run around campus and walkers can register for the 1 mile or 5K fun walks.  We didn’t forget about the littlest Bearcats!  Kids can participate in the 100M children’s sprint or the .5 mile children’s run.  Not a runner?  It’s just as important to cheer for those participating in the races, so grab a good spot and get ready to cheer!  For more information and to register for a race, please see http://www.trooperiwaniec.org

Spring Family Weekend Registration, 1-4 p.m. 
Carey Center Gymnasium Lobby
Stop in at registration to pick up your complimentary gift, tickets to any events for which you have registered online, and tickets to enter our drawing for amazing prizes! If you did not register online, you may do so at this time.

Spring FestSpring Fest, 1-3 p.m. 
Carey Center Gymnasium
Get ready for games, crafts, novelties, prizes, and more! Be sure to stop by Parking Lot N for this fun-filled, family-friendly event, brought to you by our amazing student clubs!

Westmoreland Earth Day: Living Green in 2017, 1-6 p.m.
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Hop on the Saint Vincent trolley and head to the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve for a whole new adventure. Enjoy a petting zoo, climbing wall, food, and exhibits all day!

Open Swim, 1-3 p.m.
Frank and Elizabeth Resnik Pool
Want to cool down after a hot day outside? Don your swimsuit and make a splash!

Planetarium Shows, 1-4:30 p.m., Every 30 minutes
 Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium in the Sis & Herman Dupré Science Pavilion
Take a beautiful celestial journey through the stars that smile down on us every night. These shows fill up fast, so be sure to register to have priority seating!

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve“The Lorax” presented by Stage Right!, 1:30 p.m. 
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Stage Right! builds a culturally engaged community through performing arts education and advocacy. They are a catalyst for personal creative expression and character development, with a focus on professionals mentoring young performers. Their diverse, multidisciplinary initiatives provide a positive and supportive environment that improves the quality of life for the communities they serve.

Bird Walk with the Bearcat Bird Nerds, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Phineas Gage Live Music, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Phineas Gage is a cover band comprised of Saint Vincent College faculty members.

Animal Presentation by Wildlife Works Inc., 3 p.m.
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Wildlife Works, Inc is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization serving Westmoreland County and surrounding areas, dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of distressed wildlife and the promotion of responsible attitudes about the preservation of native species, habitat and the environment.

Pond Dipping Exploration with Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve Staff, 3:30 p.m.
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Club Showcase, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Robert S. Carey Center Lounge
Our student clubs and organizations are thriving on campus and they can’t wait to tell you about it! Come hear and see the things our clubs have accomplished and be wowed by several student performances!

Garden Walk with Penn State Master Gardeners, 4 p.m.
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Family Mass, 4:30 p.m.
Mary, Mother of Wisdom Student Chapel
Take a moment in this busy day to gather together in prayer with our community in a service for families!

Camerata: A New Song, 7 p.m.
Basilica
The VoiceSaint Vincent Camerata will present its spring concert, "Messe Solennelle for Saint Cecilia.”

SVC: The Voice Season 5 Finale, 7 p.m.
Robert S. Carey Center Performing Arts Center
Join our Activities Programming Board for this exciting finale of our month-long SVC: The Voice competition! In its fifth season, this event is back and better than ever. Come early to get your seat because this event is sure to fill up quickly!





Sunday

Josie Merlino Piano Recital, 1-4 p.m.
Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center

Inflatable Day, 1-3 p.m.
Robert S. Carey Center Gymnasium
Join our Activities Programming Board for a day that is sure to have you bouncing off the walls in laughter!  We will have tons of big inflatables that are fun for all ages.