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Family Events

Alumni and Family Weekend

Alumni and Family Weekend is held early in the fall semester and is an annual event providing alumni the opportunity to return to campus and families of current students to visit campus. Class reunions, focused mini-reunions, athletic events, awards ceremonies and other special events and celebrations are held over the 3-day period. The Office of Advancement and Office of Student Involvement coordinate these events, making the weekends enjoyable and meaningful for alumni, students, faculty and staff.


Commencement is the most special function of the year. Senior Week, held several days prior to graduation, includes many events for the senior class.

ConNECtions Fair

The ConNECtions Fair provides a fun and easy way to discover what there is to do on campus and how to get involved, while at the same time allowing you to find jobs on campus through our work study program. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement.

Fall Convocation

Convocation is a ceremony that occurs on the second day of classes in the fall semester to celebrate the new academic year. The entire College community, faculty, staff and students assemble to celebrate the beginning of a new year and honor the academic achievements of its members.

Founders’ Day

New England College was founded in 1946 to serve the educational needs of veterans returning from World War II.
Each year, the NEC community celebrates the founding of the College on the second day of the spring term. Faculty, staff, and students gather to honor the history of the College and to kick off the spring semester.

International Night

The International Student Association sponsors International Night.