Family Weekend 2018 – 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.

Parking Pass (PDF)

Friday, February 9, 2018
Time Event
8 a.m.–4 p.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
Thomas Garrett Plaza, Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning 
8 a.m.–4 p.m. Back to School: Open Classes
Various Locations
9–9:30 a.m. Welcome from VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Galileo Hall – McAllister
9:30–10:30 a.m. Outside the Classroom Series

  • All Parents
    Academic Affairs (Staying on Track, Declaring a Major, And Academic Excellence)

    • Galileo Hall – McAllister
10:30–11:30 a.m. Outside the Classroom Series

  • First Year Parents
    Career Services (Summer Opportunities, Internships and Preparing for Graduation)

    • Galileo Hall – Pryne
  • Sophomore/Junior Parents
    Research and Study Abroad (Summer Research, Summer Math and Studying Abroad)

    • Galileo Hall – Edwards
11:30–12:30 p.m. Outside the Classroom Series

  • First Year Parents
    Research and Study Abroad (Summer Research, Summer Math and Studying Abroad)

    • Galileo Hall – Edwards
  • Sophomore/Junior Parents
    Career Services (Summer Opportunities, Internships and Preparing for Graduation)

    • Galileo Hall – Pryne
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Welcome Lunch with the Parent Leadership Council and Student Performance
Liquidambar Mall Tent
1:30–2:30 p.m. Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Open House
Parsons Lounge – 1st Floor Parsons
2–3 p.m. Academic Department Receptions/Tours

  • Biology
  • Engineering 
  • Math
3–4 p.m. Academic Department Receptions/Tours

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
4–5 p.m. Parent Leadership Council Panel
Shanahan Center 1430 – Auditorium
5–6 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception with Student Wine & Cheese Club
Platt Campus Center, Platt Living Room
6 p.m. Dinner on the Town with your Student(s)
8 p.m. DUCK! Improv Show
Shanahan Center 1430 – Auditorium
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time Event
 8 a.m.–noon Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30–10 a.m. Parent Thank You Breakfast (Invite Only)
Platt Living Room
10–11:30 a.m. State of the College Address
Galileo Hall – McAllister
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch
Liquidambar Mall Tent
1:30–3 p.m. Student vs. Parent Competition
3–4 p.m. Tea with the President/Senior Parent Toast
Platt Living Room
6 p.m. Dinner on the Town with your Student(s)
7:30 p.m.–2 a.m.  Jay’s Place

Additional Information

Shanahan Café Hours

Friday, Feb. 9
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10
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)
Catholic Mass – Sunday, 11 a.m..
Interdenominational Christian Worship – Sunday, 10 a.m.