Parent & Family Weekend

October 27-29, 2017

Take part in a variety of campus events as well as fun Boston excursions, like Fenway Park and Duck Tours. Fall is a beautiful time to visit campus and most importantly, spend time and reconnect with your student.

The more, the merrier! If your student has a friend that doesn’t have a visiting family member, invite them along with your family for some added fun!


View the 2017 Parent & Family Weekend print invitation! Programming begins early afternoon on Friday, October 27 and continues through early afternoon on Sunday, October 29.


Check out the complete Schedule of Events for Parent & Family Weekend ’17!


Guest Speaker

John Quiñones, ABC News Veteran
and Host of “What Would You Do?”

Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynote speakers in the world today. His moving presentations focus on his odd-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream, and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News and the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime. As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma newsmagazine, Quiñones has literally become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans.

Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Check-In

Check in and let us know you’re here! Pick up the final program schedule and tickets to events for which you have pre-registered/purchased.

Friday, October 27
8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Indoor Quad, First Floor of Curry Student Center

Saturday, October 28
8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Indoor Quad, First Floor of Curry Student Center

Sunday, October 29
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
101 Ell Hall


Please register no later than Friday, October 20, 2017.

Important to note:

⋅ The registration fee is $20 per participant, excluding children under 12 and your Northeastern student(s).
⋅ This fee covers all programming and parking costs (day and overnight, Friday-Sunday). A parking pass will be emailed to you in mid-October.
Ticketed events are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Boston excursions tend to go quickly!
⋅ Before registering for Friday events, please check with your student on their class schedule: classes are in session.
⋅ When you arrive on campus, check in and pick up your pre-purchased tickets, along with the final program schedule with locations. Events are subject to change.

Refunds will be honored if requested by October 20, 2017. No refunds are provided for modifications or cancellations received after this date.

Hotel Accommodations

Northeastern is located within walking distance or a short drive from many hotels in the greater Boston area. Make your hotel reservations now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to questions about registration, tickets, refunds, parking, and more.

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