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Parent/Family Weekend

Family Day 2023

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Friday October 20, 2023

Family Movie - Fiske Quad
Join us for our weekend kick off event movie night on the Fiske Quad where we’ll be showing 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!

Saturday October 21, 2023

Paint & Sip (2 sessions) Student Center, 3rd Floor, Mountain View Room
Students and their families can create a painting in the Mountain View Room with one of our current students! All supplies and mocktails will be provided.

9:30am - 11:00am (Session 1)
12:00pm - 1:30pm (Session 2)
(max 45 people per session; $20.00 per person, $5.00 KSC Students)

Hootie’s Super Fan Hangout Fiske Quad
Hootie fans get ready to have some fun! Prior to the start of our home athletic events hang out with Hootie the Owl. Come mingle and get ready for game time! (Food tent available for paid registrants)
12:00am - 4:00pm
($15.00 per person, KSC student included for free with paid registrant; $5.00 12 years & under, $5.00 KSC Student)

Beer Tent & Wine Tent Fiske Quad
12:00pm - 2:30pm
(Must be 21 and older, cash or cards accepted onsite)

Hootie’s Cornhole Tournament Fiske Quad
Join us for a friendly Cornhole Tournament on the Fiske Quad! You create your team of two and provide us with a team name! Teams will have a chance to play at least 5 games, prizes for the top 2 teams!
12:00am - 4:00pm
(max = 100 teams; $15.00 per team to reserve your spot and all you can eat food at the Hootie’s SuperFan Hangout)

Scrabble Tournament Student Center, Flag Room
Join us for a friendly traditional Scrabble tournament in the L.P. Young Student Center. 32 competitors and four rounds! Top two competitors from each game move on to the next round. Rounds start on the hour. Top four winners of round three play at 3:00pm in the final round! This event is sponsored by the Keene State College Equinox!
12:00pm - 4:00pm
(max = 32 people, $5.00 to reserve your spot)

Murder Mystery Dinner L.P. Young Student Center, Mabel Brown Room
Best Laid Plans: An Old Hollywood Whodunnit Come to the quintessential whodunnit thriller at the estate of Sir Warren Peace and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder you will never forget. With a killer crowd of people just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulders and guessing who the next victim will be! Bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Just be careful, because you could be next! Dress your best in evening wear and suits—this is a refined party, after all.
6:00pm - 9:00pm
(max 140 people; $25.00 per person, 12 years & Under $10.00, $15.00 KSC Students)

Out and About

Home Athletic Events
Men’s Soccer - Ron Butcher Stadium - Owl Athletic Complex - 1:00pm
Women’s Field Hockey - Owl Athletic Complex - 1:00pm
Women’s Volleyball - Spaulding Gym - 4:00pm

KSC Family Day Foliage Paddle
Take a Fall foliage paddle with Monadnock Paddle! KSC Students and their families are invited to experience the PEAK of foliage season just 20 minutes away from campus in quaint Fitzwilliam on 2-3 hour paddle sessions. Also enjoy Fire Pits, Hot Cider and Cocoa, Cider Donuts. This event is only open to KSC students and their families. Please follow the link to sign up and pay for your spot today-
*9:00am - 3:00pm

Alyson’s Orchard
Walpole, NH (Short 15 min drive)

Walldogs Mural Tour
Around Downtown Keene

Hike Mount Monadnock
Jaffrey, NH (Short 20 min drive down 101; $15.00 per vehicle)

Wicked Glass Art
Visit Wicked Glass and make stained glass art! Special Pumkin Fest glass pumpkin making available by appointments!

The Hot Glass Art Center
Marlborough, NH (Short 10 min drive down 101; register online)

2023 Keene Pumpkin Fest
The Pumpkin Fest is back!!! The Pumpkin Festival is a community-hosted, family-friendly celebration of fall and of what is unique about New Hampshire. It is also a celebration of artistry and creativity and a demonstration of our commitment to non-profit efforts to serve those in need!

Contacts for Family Day

Family Day is sponsored by the Transitions & Community Living Office and may be reached at

Contact KSC Parents

Elliot Center Map
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2020

603-358-2064 or