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Join us for our signature campus event of the year, Homecoming! Alumni, parents, and friends are all welcome to a full weekend of artistically inspired endeavors. Enjoy performances from our Voice and Theater departments, celebrate our 125th birthday with cake and special gifts, see works in progress from our Writing, Film, & Media Arts students, and experience the culinary delights of our catering team to the soundtrack of our jazz musicians. There is something for everyone! Join us for a few hours or for the whole weekend. 

HOMECOMING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

7:30am–12:00pm
Registration
Woodside Gallery, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

 7:30am–9:00am                 
Light Breakfast available
Woodside Gallery, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

7:30am–2:00pm                
Small Works Visual Art Show
Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

8:00am–10:20am               
Visit Academic Classes
A block 8:00-8:40 am
B block 8:50-9:30 am
C/D block 9:40-10:20 am
ATC

8:00am–2:45pm                 
College Counseling Meetings (Senior parents only)
ATC 116

8:00am–2:45pm                 
Academic Teacher, Arts Teacher, and Advisor Conferences                            
Various Locations, refer to individual schedules

11:00am–1:30pm               
Lunch
Dining Hall, Eliot

11:00am–3:00pm               
Family Association coffee spot & Walnut Hill apparel pop-up shop
Campus Center, Eliot

3:00pm                             
Birthday Party!
Join us for cake & presents to celebrate our 125th year
Dining Hall, Eliot

4:00pm–6:00pm                   
Open Nutcracker Rehearsals (Dance Parents Only)
Dance Center

3:00pm–5:00pm                               
Open Studios (Visual Art Parents Only)     
Dartley Visual Art Center, Highland            

4:00pm–5:00pm                   
New Ink/Rough-cuts Rehearsal (WFMA Parents Only)
Byrnes Performance Studio, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

5:15pm–6:45pm                 
Dinner
Dining Hall, Eliot

7:00pm                              
Voice Department Recital
Byrnes Performance Studio, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts
Livestream the Voice Recital Here

8:00pm                             
Mamma Mia!, Fall Musical*
Perrin Theater, Keiter Center for the Performing Arts (tickets required)
*Please note, due to copyright constraints recordings of Mamma Mia! will not be available for purchase.
Walnut Hill will be videotaping performances for archival purposes only.

11:00pm                             
Dorm Check-in (All boarding students must be in their dorms by this time)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

7:30am–12:00pm               
Registration
Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

7:30am–9:00am
Breakfast
Dining Hall, Eliot 

7:30am–2:00pm
Small Works Visual Art Show
Woodside Gallery, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

9:30am–10:30am           
Dormitory Open Houses
All Dormitories                 

10:45am–11:45am          
College Counseling Overview for 9th, 10th and 11th grade parents
Amelia Hall

8:00am–2:00pm
Arts & Academic Teacher Conferences
Various Locations, refer to individual schedules

11:00am–1:30pm               
Lunch
Dining Hall, Eliot

11:30am–12:30pm          
Lunch for Families, Students, & Alumni of color
Keefe Center, Eliot

11:00am–1:00 pm              
New Ink/Rough Cuts: Works in-progress from Writing, Film, & Media Arts
Byrnes Performance Studio, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

11:30am–1:30pm   
Ellison Circle Alumni Luncheon (by invitation only)
Boswell, Eliot

2:00pm
Mamma Mia!, Fall Musical*
Perrin Theater, Keiter Center for the Performing Arts (tickets required)
*Please note, due to copyright constraints recordings of Mamma Mia! will not be available for purchase.
Walnut Hill will be videotaping performances for archival purposes only.

3:00pm
Open Dance Classes (Dance Parents only)
Dance Center

5:15pm–6:30pm
Dinner
Dining Hall

6:00pm–7:30pm                     
Campaign Thank You Reception (by invitation only)
Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

8:00pm
Mamma Mia!, Fall Musical*
Perrin Theater, Keiter Center for the Performing Arts (tickets required)
​​​​​​​*Please note, due to copyright constraints recordings of Mamma Mia! will not be available for purchase.
​​​​​​​Walnut Hill will be videotaping performances for archival purposes only.

11:00pm               
Dorm Check-in
All boarding students must be in their dorms by this time

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

9:00am–12:00pm
Small Works Visual Art Show
Woodside Gallery, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

11:00am–1:00pm            
Sunday Jazz Brunch; Enjoy brunch to the tunes of the Walnut Hill Jazz Sextet.
Dining Hall, Eliot

12:00pm–2:00pm            
AMBASSADOR CIRCLE fall meeting (for members only)
Boswell, Eliot

2:00pm
Mamma Mia!, Fall Musical*
Perrin Theater, Keiter Center for the Performing Arts (tickets required)
*Please note, due to copyright constraints recordings of Mamma Mia! will not be available for purchase.
​​​​​​​Walnut Hill will be videotaping performances for archival purposes only.

ONGOING WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, November 2
8:00PM

Saturday, November 3
2:00PM & 8:00PM 

Sunday, November 4
2:00PM

Keiter Center for the Performing Arts

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

*Please note, due to copyright constraints recordings of Mamma Mia! will not be available for purchase. Walnut Hill will be videotaping performances for archival purposes only.

Saturday, November 3
11:00am–1:00pm

Delbridge Family Center for the Arts 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WRITING, FILM, & MEdia ARTS PROGRAM 

Friday, November 2
7:30am–2:00pm

Saturday, November 3
7:30am–2:00pm

Sunday, November 4
9:00am–12:00pm

Delbridge Family Center for the Arts

Learn More about the 125 Small Works Show 

Nearby Amenities

Hotels

Crowne Plaza Verve
1360 Worcester Street
Natick MA 01760
(508) 653-8800

Hampton Inn
319 Speen Street
Natick MA 01760
(508) 653-5000

Courtyard by Marriott
342 Speen Street
Natick MA 01760
(508) 655-6100

Restaurants

Dah Mee Thai, Japanese, & Korean fare. Less than
a five minute drive from the school.
Lunch served at 11:30-3:00p

 

25 Washington Street
Natick MA 01760
(508) 655-3951
Morse Tavern Casual tavern with pub fare. Five minute
drive from the school.
85 E Central Street
Natick MA 01760
(508) 655-7878
Dolphin Seafood Seafood restaurant. Less than a five minute
drive from the school.
12 Washington Street
Natick MA 01760
(508) 655-0669
Met Bar & Grill Upscale burgers and other American food.
Ten minute drive from the school.
1245 Worcester Street
Natick MA 01760
(508)651-0003
Zatfig's Delicatessen Casual atmosphere in the style of a New
York style deli. Ten minute drive from the
school.
1298 Worcester Street
Natick MA 01760
(508) 653-4442
Alta Strada

Standard Italian fare. Ten minute drive
from the school.

92 Central Street
Wellesley MA 02481
(781) 237-6100
The Cottage Upscale menu with Californian influences.
Located in Linden Square. Ten minute
drive from the campus.
190 Linden Street
Wellesley MA 02481
(781) 239-1100
Green Leaf Vegetarian and vegan fare. Ten minute
drive from the school.
655 Cochituate Road
Framingham MA
(508) 309-3009
Legal Sea Foods Seafood specializing in New England fare.
Fifteen minute drive from the school.
50 Worcester Road
Framingham MA
(508) 766-0600
The Local - Wellesley Upscale pub atmosphere with bites,
salads, flatbreads, burgers, and more.
Ten minute drive from the school.
11 Forest Street
Wellesley MA 02481
(781) 694-1210
110 Grill American cuisine. Ten minute drive from
the school.
171 Commonwealth Road
Wayland MA
(508) 975-4437