Big crowd enjoys fun-filled "Family Weekend 2015"

More than 600 guests participated in a wide and exciting variety of academic, athletic and social activities October 23-25 as Dominican students welcomed their parents, siblings, and relatives for a first-hand experience of campus life at the annual “Family Weekend."

Family Weekend festivities began October 23 with the 91st Annual Shield Day Gala in Meadowlands Assembly Hall.  That was followed by a Student Services and Activities Fair  on the Anne Hathaway Lawn.

Convocation 2015, recognizing Dominican's academic accomplishments, was held in Angelico Concert Hall. President Mary B. Marcy acknowledged the university's unprecedented sixth consecutive year of winning the Pacific West Conference Academic Achievement Award. Jennifer Sturdy '00 delivered the keynote address, Foad Satterfield, professor of Art at Dominican for the past 35 years, received the inaugural Joseph Fink Faculty Achievement Award, and a total of 226 students were honored. The President's Reception followed afterward on Anne Hathaway Lawn.

On October 24, Dominican commemorated its 125th anniversary with "Celebrating 125 Years, Our Legacy, Our Future" in the Meadowlands Assembly Hall.

The 125th anniversary celebration was followed by academic sessions with professors in various classrooms across campus from 11-11:45 a.m. then, beginning at noon, building tours of the newly-renovated Meadowlands Hall and Science Center were given before a barbecue lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the Caleruega Dining Hall Plaza.

Penguins fans attended an NCAA Division II PacWest Conference women's volleyball match between Dominican and Dixie State University of Utah in the Conlan Center in the afternoon.

On the morning of October 25, students, parents and family along with faculty, alumni and staff participated in Dominican's annual volunteer event "Campus Challenge: Dominican Day of Service."

For more information about “Family Weekend” contact Jennifer Krengel at [email protected]


October 8, 2015