Family Weekend 2020 – 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 when you arrive on campus.

Online Registration will open in early December.

Official programming for Family Weekend is February 7 – 8, 2020. For those families who arrive on Thursday, February 6, there will be a list of open classes that families can attend if they have additional time.

Friday, February 7, 2020
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
Open Classes Schedule will be available in advance.
9–9:30 a.m. Welcome from Division of Student Affairs with the Dean of Students
Galileo Hall – McAlister
9:30–10:30 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
10:30–11:30 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
  • Engineering
  • Math
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 (Galileo McAlister)
5–5:45 p.m. Parent Leadership Council Panel
Shanahan Center – Auditorium
5:45–6:30 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. Professor Francis Su and Mathematics for Human Flourishing
Shanahan Center – Auditorium
Saturday, February 8, 2020
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. –12:45 p.m. 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
(Aviation Room, Hoch Shanahan)
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).
Website details different denominations and meeting times.