Fall Family Weekend and Cardinal & White Day

Fall Family Weekend and Cardinal & White Day

Over the past weekend, The Governor's Academy was pleased to host parents and guardians on campus for Fall Family Weekend. On Friday, our campus was at peak fall color with splendid autumn hues, and students enjoyed dressing up in their coziest PJs for the final day of Spirit Week! 

Families traveled from near and far to enjoy a full day of programming, including an open house in the newly-opened Bill ’67 and Peter ’71 Alfond Coastal Research Center, college counseling panels, and remarks from Dr. Peter H. Quimby ‘85, P’14, who shared highlights from campus life thus far and offered a glimpse into the year ahead, including the Academy’s strategic planning process. But most of all, families enjoyed reconnecting over lunch in the Alfond Dining Hall before heading off to parent-teacher conferences in the afternoon. One intrepid parent arrived on campus just in time to treat her daughter’s class to a New York City favorite, “flagels” (flat bagels); plenty for all to enjoy!

Friday evening brought together families for two arts events: the opening reception of Home-Landing in the Remis Lobby of the Wilkie Center for the Performing Arts, featuring the artistic prowess of our international students, and the Fall Showcase in the Bergmann Theater, a remarkable display of students' choral and instrumental talents.

Saturday consisted of an athletic recruitment panel, parent-teacher conferences, and another chance to visit the Alfond Center. Rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of alumni, families, and friends who turned out to cheer our teams for Cardinal & White Day on Saturday afternoon. All who braved the weather were treated to exciting athletic contests, and hot chili and chowder and fun activities inside the Peter Marshall French Student Center— a great opportunity for families and alumni to visit the newly-renovated building and stock up on Govs gear in the bookstore as well!

Thank you to everyone who braved the rain on Saturday and joined us! For photos from Saturday and the day’s athletic contests, click here.