Skip to content

Family Weekend 2023

Family Weekend is an annual MCPHS tradition that invites family and friends of our current students to join us both on and off campus at various events and programs scheduled throughout the weekend. Family Weekend allows our guests to explore the great city of Boston and its many attractions, as well as seeing our campus in ways that they have never been able to experience it.

This year’s Family Weekend will be on Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12, 2023.


Family Weekend Events and Programs

Check out all the exciting events and programs we are offering for this year’s Family Weekend.

Family Weekend Check-in
3 - 8 p.m. | Atrium

Check-in to receive your Family Weekend materials.

Welcome Reception
5 p.m. | Atrium

Kickoff Family Weekend by attending our Welcome Reception with University staff. Enjoy delicious snacks and meet fellow MCPHS families.

Family Bingo Night
7 p.m. | Stepanian Hall

Play Bingo with other MCPHS families and win prizes!

Campus Tours
Noon | Atrium

Interested in learning more about MCPHS and seeing the spaces your student enjoys on-campus? Join the Brain Cells for our Campus Tours.

Winter Festival
1 p.m. | Atrium

Winter is here! Join us for a winter filled festival with a photo booth, stuff-a-snow man, winter treats and more!

Boston Bruins Game
3:30 p.m. | TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114

Purchase tickets to see the Boston Bruins take on the Washington Capitals at TD Garden.
Tickets are $25/person. Limited quantity

Aquarium Gala
7 p.m. | New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

MCPHS takes over the New England Aquarium for one night only! Check out the different sea life, eating from the strolling dinner stations and more!

Brunch with Red
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. | White Hall

Join Red for a delicious brunch! There are two brunch times to choose from at 9:30am and 11:30am.
This event requires a time selection.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
2 p.m. | Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Attend the Boston Symphony Orcestra for a performance with Andris Nelsons conducting Beethoven, Bloch, and Simon with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello. Learn more here:
This event has limited quantity.

Ice Skating
Time Out Market, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215

Ice skate at the new outdoor ice rink in front of Time Out Market in Boston's Fenway area!
Families may use their ticket(s) at any time on this day.

Boston Museums/Library
Check out local museums such as the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Boston Children’s Museum, and Boston Public Library.
MCPHS students get in free to the Isabella and Museum of Fine Arts with their MCPHS IDs.

Boston Common & Frog Pond
Check out the historic Boston Common that hosts an ice skating rink called the Frog Pond.

Boston Neighborhoods
Immerse yourself in Boston’s different neighborhoods with local food, shops and culture.
Examples are: Allston/Brighton, Chinatown, Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, North End, Roxbury

Old Town Trolley Tour
Purchase tickets to see different Boston neighborhoods including Downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District, and the Waterfront District.

Snowport at the Seaport
Hold on to your handwarmers -- we shook Seaport up in a giant snow globe and transformed the neighborhood into a magical winter getaway.

Watch a performance/show/sporting game
Boston hosts numerous performance type attractions. From Broadway shows, two sporting teams with the Bruins and Celtics to the Symphony Orchestra.

And More!
There are so many Boston events happening this weekend. Check out a full list at

The Division of Student Affairs has created a Cardinal Flock Family Newsletter. By joining, families will receive general updates, resources and ways to support their student!

Sign up for the newsletter.