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Massachusetts is home to not only several MARS sponsored events each year, but we are also regularly home to NIRSA Championship tournaments and regional/national conferences. Remember to check out the NIRSA Region 1 website for information about nearby events outside of our state.


MARS Summer Workshop

@ College of the Holy Cross

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Join us for our summer workshop- full of solution sharing, networking and fun. 

2022 Summer Workshop & Social:


College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610

(Campus Map, Hogan Campus Center 4th Floor)


  • 8:30-9:30a check in/Registration opens

  • 9:30a Welcome Opening Remarks (Suite B/C)

  • 10-10:50a

    • Session A (402) - Becoming a Change Maker - Steve Bobbitt

    • Session B (401) Next Gen: Future Trends Reshaping Campus Recreation + Wellness Facilities - Colleen McKenna, Mike Cornoni, CannonDesign

  • 11-11:50a

    • Session A (402) - Inclusive Campus Recreation Training - Pete Murray & Meaghan Jordan

    • Session B (401) - Social Media in Higher Education: How do we engage the present day student? A Professional Panel from WPI

  • 12-1:30p - Lunch & Network with Vendors (Suite B/C)

  • 1:45-2:35p

    • Session A (meet at Suite A) - Facility Tour - Jamie & Joanne

    • Session B (402) - Roundtable - Programming & Funding - Facilitator: Ryan Parsons

  • 2:45-3:35p

    • Session A (meet at Suite A) - Facility Tour - Jamie & Joanne

    • Session B (402) - Roundtable - Facilities & Student Staffing Facilitator: Meredith Merchant

  • 3:45-4:30pm Closing & Business Meeting (Suite B/C)

  • 4:30p: Social - Free Play Arcade (21+) 


(deadline Wednesday 7/27!)

Includes Workshop, Light Breakfast, Lunch, Social & Appetizers

$40 for professionals 

FREE for students

Email us at if you have any questions.

NIRSA Region I Club Soccer

The NIRSA Region 1 Club Soccer team is looking for Region 1 members interested in gaining experience with the NIRSA Championship Series. Region 1 Club Soccer Divisional Coordinators are members of the Region 1 Club Soccer Administrative team. The Divisional Coordinator will be included in discussions regarding the league constitution and will have weekly administrative responsibilities for their assigned divisions. Divisional Coordinators must make this assignment a weekly priority and can expect about 2-4 hours of work per week. There will be an increased workload in the first and last weeks of the season.


Application Link:

2022-07-28 11_32_33-NIRSA Region 1 Conference – October 16-18 in Hartford, CT – NIRSA Regi

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Roundtables

Quarterly Roundtables

Thank you to Meghan Jordan (Moderator) and Daryl Shreve (Secretary) for their help facilitating these roundtables.

Have Questions? Please email Ryan Parsons (

MARS is hosting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Roundtables on:


Hear from Directors on initiatives that their departments have implemented, and discuss questions/topics from the google form if time allows.

Any MA recreation staff or student is eligible to attend. We hope to see you there!

Check out some of our EDI Resources from past roundtables!

NIRSA Region I Conference

Hartford, CT

October 16-18, 2022

Submit a Presentation Proposal! (Due August 9, 2022)

More information coming soon!

NIRSA Annual Conference + Campus Rec & Wellness Expo

Pittsburg, PA

March 23-26, 2023

More information coming soon!

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