SMCC to host inaugural Family and Friends Weekend

SMCC will welcome alumni, families, students and others for alumni mixers, a Casco Bay cruise, a lobster bake and a full slate of other activities during the College’s inaugural Family & Friends WSMCC Friends and Family Weekendeekend.

The event provides an opportunity for parents to join students and experience SMCC’s campuses first-hand, and for alumni to visit, meet with old friends and see how the college has changed. Activities are scheduled from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 3.

“We are excited to be starting up the Family & Friends Weekend and are planning for it to be an annual event,” said Jason Saucier, Associate Dean of Students. “This is great time of year in Maine to invite families and alumni to join our community for a weekend of fun.”

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct 1:

  • 11:30 a.m.: Fall Harvest welcome lunch, Oceanview Dining Hall
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: FAFSA workshop, via Zoom
  • 5-8 p.m.: Casco Bay cruise, Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal, Portland
  • 8-10 p.m.: Grocery bingo and s’mores cart, Oceanview Dining Hall

Saturday, Oct. 2

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Visit Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse at your leisure
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Alumni social brunch, Oceanview Dining Hall
  • 1 p.m.: Mini golf, South Portland Campus quad in front of Campus Center
  • 1 p.m.: Axe-throwing, South Portland Campus softball field
  • 1 p.m.: Women’s soccer alumni game, Wainwright Field
  • 3 p.m.: Phi Theta Kappa alumni mixer, Oceanview Dining Hall patio
  • 3 p.m.: Men’s soccer alumni game, Wainwright Field
  • 4 p.m.: Athletic alumni mixer, next to Culinary Arts Center
  • 4:30: Surf ‘n turf dinner, Oceanview Dining Hall
  • 8-10 a.m.: Drive-in movie showing of “Soul”, softball field

Sunday, Oct. 3

  • 8 a.m.: Goodby Family and Friends breakfast, Oceanview Dining Hall

Family & Friends Weekend is among the events being held this year that help celebrate SMCC’s 75th anniversary. For more information about the College’s 75th anniversary, please visit the SMCC anniversary celebration webpage.

The weekend also serves as a teaching tool for students in Professor Maureen LaSalle’s Events Management class, who are helping plan and run the Casco Bay cruise and the athletics alumni mixer.

People who are interested in attending can register through an online form that has been set up. For more information, please contact Activities at