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Homecoming and Family Weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Enjoy delicious food at Endicott’s Famous Brunch and our annual Lobster Bake. Grab a drink and some food at Fan Fest and the Beer Garden on Saturday, as the Gulls square off against Western New England on the gridiron.

Be a part of the sea of blue and green and show your Gull Pride while we support our outstanding athletes at contests throughout the weekend. View the full schedule of events for all games and featured teams.

We can't wait to welcome you back to our beautiful campus and share this remarkable Homecoming & Family Weekend together. Go Gulls!

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Full Schedule of Events

  • Friday, October 13, 2023

    Homecoming & Family Weekend Central
    Check-in at Homecoming & Family Weekend Central to kick off your weekend in style.
    2–7 p.m.
    Hempstead Commons

    Dedication of the Ayune Michel Academic Quad
    Join us as we dedicate the Ayune Michel Academic Quad in honor of Endicott College Trustee and alumna, Ayune Michel ’72.
    3–4 p.m.
    Academic Quad

    Endicott College Walter J. Manninen Trust Art Exhibit
    4–6 p.m.
    Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts

    Honors Reception
    Join us for an informal reception for students in Endicott's honors programs and honors societies. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served. 
    5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Gerrish School of Business & Judge Science Center Lobby

    Haunted Endicott Walking Tour - SOLD OUT
    On Friday the 13th, get into the Halloween spirit with a walking tour of Endicott's historic and reportedly haunted sites! From Reynolds Hall lore and "the Pink Lady" of Winthrop Hall, join Endicott's Director of Content & Communications Sarah Sweeney and Halle Library Director Brian Courtemanche for a trip into the College's past on a walking tour you won't soon forget!
    6–7 p.m.

    Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
    7–8 p.m.
    North Field

    Men’s Soccer vs. Hartford
    7–9 p.m.
    Hempstead Stadium

    Baseball Alumni Game
    8–10 p.m.
    North Field

    CAB: Homecoming BINGO
    This event is open to all. Tickets are not required.
    8–10 p.m.
    Field House Post Center

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  • Saturday, October 14, 2023

    Homecoming and Family Weekend Central
    Check-in at Homecoming & Family Weekend Central to kick off your weekend in style.
    8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Hempstead Commons

    Yoga at the Beach
    Get some good vibes going with a yoga session overlooking the beach. All ages and all levels are welcome.
    9:30–10:30 a.m.
    Hamilton Lawn

    Athletic Tribute & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
    Celebrate as we raise banners for each of our conference championship teams and honor the latest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame.
    8:30–9:30 a.m.
    Post Center, MacDonald Gymnasium

    Endicott’s Famous Brunch
    Enjoy delectable delights at Endicott’s Famous Brunch in the Callahan. Fuel up for the day as you experience all the excitement of Homecoming & Family Weekend.
    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Callahan Dining
    *Students may use one meal swipe.

    EC Gulls Fan Fest & Beer Garden
    Enjoy a tailgating atmosphere at EC Gulls Fan Fest & Beer Garden. Featuring a variety of food trucks, family-friendly games, photo booths, and more—EC Gulls Fan Fest is the can’t-miss event of Homecoming & Family Weekend.
    11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Softball Field
    Rain Location: Field House Post Center

    Football vs. Western New England
    Noon–3:00 p.m.
    Hempstead Stadium

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Williams
    1–3 p.m.
    MacDonald Gymnasium

    Women’s Soccer vs. Hartford
    4:30–7 p.m.
    Hempstead Stadium

    Traditional Dinner and Lobster Bake
    After a day cheering on your Gulls and taking in the fun of Homecoming & Family Weekend join family and friends for a Lobster Bake, or traditional dinner if you prefer, on campus. Featuring fresh lobsters cooked to perfection, what better way to close out your day?
    5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Callahan Dining
    *Students may use one meal swipe for the Traditional Dinner.
    *If students would like a lobster, they must pay for this meal, and meal swipes will not be allowed.


    Roller Skating
    This event is exclusive to current Endicott students.
    7–10 p.m.
    Post | Field House


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  • Sunday, October 15, 2023

    Morning Meditation and Reflection
    9–9:30 a.m.
    Center for Belonging

    Sunday Brunch
    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Callahan Dining
    *Students may use one meal swipe. Please note students’ guest meals may not be used.

    Field Hockey vs. Colby
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
    North Field

    Women’s Rugby vs. Salve Regina
    Hempstead Stadium

    Men’s Rugby vs. Salve Regina
    3 p.m.
    Hempstead Stadium

    Homecoming & Family Weekend Concert
    3–5 p.m.
    Rose Performance Theater

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Hotel Information

To make your Homecoming & Family Weekend experience the best it can be, we have secured a limited number of rooms at area hotels at a discounted rate. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conference Center
One Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA
Rooms from $329 per night. Minimum two-night stay.

Sonesta Select Danvers
275 Independence Way
Danvers, MA
Rooms from $360 per night.

Best Western North Shore Danvers
50 Dayton Street Danvers, MA
Rooms from $299 per night. Must call and refer to the “Endicott College Homecoming & Family Weekend Room Block” for discounted rates.

With Endicott’s proximity to Salem, Massachusetts and the rich history surrounding Halloween in the area, the month of October is a busy time for tourists to visit and hotel vacancies can be difficult to find.

Parking Information

Endicott spirit runs high during Homecoming & Family Weekend, and we expect many Gulls and their families to celebrate this year. To ensure a good experience we ask that guests abide by all parking signage.

On Saturday, October 14, on-campus parking will not be available. All attendees will park at one of our off-campus parking locations. Shuttles will be available and running on a dedicated continuous loop throughout the day to off-campus parking lots.

Off-campus parking for attendees only will be at 48 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 01915.

Additional overflow parking will be available at 71 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915 and 138 Conant Street, Beverly, MA 01915 as well as 158 Conant Street, Beverly, MA 01915.

Limited on-campus parking is available on Friday, October 13, and Sunday, October 15. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What if I require accessible parking?

If you require accessible parking, please email for more information. Please note: a handicap placard for accessible parking is needed to park in the accessible parking areas. Accessibility parking will be available in Lot 6, closest to the Hempstead Stadium. Mobility golf carts will be available to those who need assistance walking. 

Frequently asked questions

  • Is tailgating permitted?
    Yes, on-campus tailgating is permitted in Lot 12 and Lot 14 during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Tailgating is not permitted in any other locations, but all guests are encouraged to attend Fan Fest for an exciting tailgating atmosphere between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Once both lots for tailgating is full, patrons will be directed to off-campus parking. See above for parking addresses. 
  • Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
    Yes, we expect many Homecoming & Family Weekend events to sell out, so purchase your tickets online prior to arrival. Please have your ticket QR Code ready upon arrival at the event entrance gates.
  • What types of food will be available for purchase?
    In the Fan Fest Beer Garden, there will be seven food trucks and bars will be set up for guests 21+. Four bartender locations will also be in the Food Fest Beer Garden area. Soft drinks and hard drinks will be available for purchase following the use of your one-drink ticket.
  • Where will transportation pick up and drop off be located on the Endicott Campus?
    Pick up and drop off locations at Endicott College will be located outside of Callahan main entrance, near the bookstore. Transportation will be available starting at 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on October 14, 2023. 
  • Will there be golf cart accessibility?
    For guests who need extra assistance navigating campus, golf carts will be available. We ask those who are able to enjoy short walks around campus and take in all of the beauty of Endicott College. Please find one of our Homecoming & Family Weekend volunteers for assistance.

  • Can my ticket(s) be refunded?
    Registration fees are fully refundable through October 2, 2023. Have more questions? For general inquiries contact us at
  • Can children receive free admission to the EC Gull Fan Fest?
    Yes! Children under the age of 5 are allowed to attend without a ticket.
Registration fees are fully refundable through October 2, 2023.

Have more questions? For general inquiries contact us at