Hawktoberfest Brings Family and Alums to Campus


By Kaleigh O’Neill

Annual Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend took place this past weekend, October 4th-5th. It was a weekend of fun for students, families, alumni, staff and faculty. With events like the Reeves lecture, Golf Tournament at Cedar Point Golf Course, Crab Feast, 15th Annual Petruccelli Run/Walk, Mini-Classes, Alumni Athletic Events, and a Special Brunch: Eat Local Challenge at Hawkotberfest 2013 was a huge success! Families flocked to the waterfront to enjoy the beautiful weather and the annual bamboo boat race. Many families also enjoyed a Cruise along the river on the “Chelsea Lane Tyler.”

With all the alumni back at their St. Mary’s home, alumni athletic events took place all day Saturday. This included an alumni swim meet, tennis match, baseball game and Men’s and Women’s lacrosse games. Field hockey, Men’s and Women’s soccer, and Volleyball all had games on Saturday as well. Club Rugby and St. Mary’s Ultimate team also got in on the action with games on Saturday. Saturday night came to a close with the 20th anniversary SMC-Men concert. With so many events, families kept busy during this successful family weekend.