Family Weekend 2019 – Schedule of Events

This schedule is subject to change. Updates will be posted here. A final schedule, with locations, will be available at the registration table.

Online registration is now limited. You are welcome to register once you arrive on campus at on-site registration in the Shanahan Center.

For those families who arrive on Thursday, February 7, before Family Weekend officially begins, there will be a list of open classes that families can attend if they have additional time.  Open Classes: PDF Version & Excel Version

Friday, February 8, 2019
Time Event
8 a.m.–4 p.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
Thomas-Garrett Plaza, Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning
8 a.m.–12 p.m. Back to School: Open Classes
Open Classes: PDF Version & Excel Version
9–10 a.m. Outside the Classroom Series

  • Academic Affairs (staying on track, declaring a major, academic excellence) with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Support and Student Success
    Galileo Hall – McAllister
10–10:30 a.m. Welcome from Division of Student Affairs with the Dean of Students
Galileo Hall – McAlister
10:30–11:30 a.m. Outside the Classroom Series

  • First-year Parents
    Career Services and Summer Research (summer opportunities, internships, research)
    Galileo Hall – Pryne
  • Sophomore/Junior Parents
    Health and Wellness (staying healthy, changes in your student, mental health resources)
    Galileo Hall – Edwards
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Outside the Classroom Series

  • First-year Parents
    Health and Wellness (staying healthy, changes in your student, health resources)
    Galileo Hall – Edwards
  • Sophomore/Junior Parents
    Career Services and Summer Research (summer opportunities, internships, jobs, research)
    Galileo Hall – Pryne
12:30–1:30 p.m. Welcome Lunch with the Parent Leadership Council
Linde Activities Center (LAC)
1:30–2:30 p.m. Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Open House
Parsons Lounge – first floor, Parsons
2–3 p.m. Academic Department Receptions/Tours

  • Biology – Olin 2345
  • Engineering  – Parsons Basement, Clinic Makerspace
  • Math – Shanahan 3481
3–4 p.m. Academic Department Receptions/Tours

  • Chemistry – Jacobs 1225
  • Computer Science – Platt Green Room
  • Physics – Pryne, lab tours, and Sprague 1st Floor
4–4:45 p.m. Writing Center and Academic Excellence (Shan 1480)
OR Study Abroad Session (Shan. Auditorium)
4:45–5:30 p.m. Staying Engaged as a Parent: Parent Leadership Council Panel
Shanahan Center – Auditorium
5:30–6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception with Student Cheese Club
Strauss Plaza
6:30 p.m. Dinner on the Town with your Student(s)
8 p.m. NOVA Wonders with Talithia Williams
Shanahan Center – Auditorium
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time Event
 8 a.m.–noon Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:45 a.m. Parent Thank You Breakfast (Invite Only)
Platt Living Room
Invites for this event are extended to parent donors and new members of the community (first-year parents).
10–11:30 a.m. State of the College Address
Galileo Hall – McAllister
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Campaign Celebration Lunch
Linde Activities Center
1–2 p.m. Q and A Session for First-Generation Families (Shan 1480)
AND International Families Reception
(Platt OID Office)
AND Session for Senior Parents
(Platt DSA Office)
2–3:30 p.m. Student vs. Parent Competition (Between Kingston and Shanahan, weather permitting)
3:30–5 p.m. Tea with the President/Senior Parent Toast
Platt Living Room
5 p.m. Dinner on the Town with your Student(s)
8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.  DUCK! Improv Show
Shanahan Auditorium

Additional Information

Shanahan Café Hours

Friday, Feb. 8
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Religious Services

All services are held at the McAlister Center for Religious Activities (919 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont).
Islamic Friday Prayer (Juma’a) – Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services – Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner – Friday, 6:30 p.m. (RSVP to 909.621.8685)
Claremont Christian Fellowship – Friday, 7 p.m. (various locations)
5CIV Christian Fellowship – Friday, 7 p.m. (CMC Founder’s Room)
Catholic Mass – Sunday, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.