The Consortium implemented the College Access Challenge Grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Worcester, Southbridge, Springfield and New Bedford.
Annual Shrewsbury Street College Shuffle
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Shrewsbury Street, Worcester
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 day of event
[Sorry, this event is closed to the public.]
The Colleges of Worcester Consortium and the Shrewsbury Street Merchants' Association are partnering for the sixth annual Shrewsbury Street College Shuffle. Based on the very popular Taste of Shrewsbury Street held in June every year, the College Shuffle is EXCLUSIVELY for college students and the college community (including faculty, staff and families).
This event is one of the traditions for all Worcester-area college students. The previous years' Shuffles were each a great success with 1500 participants enjoying great food from 20 restaurants!
The schedule for the day includes food tastings from participating restaurants on Shrewsbury Street, commonly known as Restaurant Row. During the shuffle, there will be college performance groups entertaining strollers along the street. In addition, vendors and sponsors will set up booths along the street. Bring your Woo Card or get one at the park; have it swiped at vendor/sponsorbooths to earn points.
Free transportation will be provided throughout the day from most campuses to Shrewsbury Street and back to each campus; see bus stop schedule. Students from campuses participating in the CityRide will have extended transportation until 1 a.m. Check with your Student Activities Office for more information. There is free parking along the street.
To purchase an admission button for $10 in advance, a VALID CONSORTIUM COLLEGE I.D. must be presented to the Office of Student Activities at the member campuses of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. The button must be worn to attend the event and participate in the food tastings and other activities along the Street. College faculty and other college staff, along with students' family members, are invited to attend as well. Day-of-event price of buttons is $15; they may be purchased at Flying Rhino and Brew City Grille. A valid Consortium member college-issued I.D. will be required for all purchases.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Karen Pelletier at studentaffairs [at] cowc [dot] org or call 508-754-6829 ext. 3009. We have several sponsorship opportunities.