Family Weekend 2009 Event Schedule

Registration and More Information

For details of Family Weekend 2009, please refer to the 2009 Booklet (PDF).

This year, Family Weekend will be held from October 23-25th, 2009.. The deadline for Family Weekend registration forms is October 16. Registration may be done online, or registration forms (PDF) may be faxed to The Parents Office at (315) 781-3767.

If you have unanswered questions, the Parent Relations staff can be reached at (315) 781-3546 or email hoban@hws.edu.

2009 Schedule Information

Arrival and Registration

Registration will be held in the Warren Hunting Smith Library atrium, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, October 23 and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, October 24.

Bon Appetit!

Meals will be offered throughout the weekend to families at the Great Hall of Saga in the Scandling Campus Center. Tickets should be pre-purchased and can be obtained online at www.hws.edu/parents or by contacting Amanda Hoban at (315) 781-3546. Additional specialty meals are offered at locations around campus.

Lodging

There are many places to stay in Geneva and the surrounding area. Please check out Places to Stay and Eat page or visit the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce's Web site.

Mini-College Classes

Mini College classes, a variety of 50-minute sessions taught by HWS faculty and staff, are offered at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 24. Please indicate on the registration form which courses you plan to attend.

Campus Worship Schedule

The Campus Worship Schedule details the religious activities occurring during the year and over the weekend.

2009 Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 23, 2009

  1. Registration
    11am - 6pm : Library Atrium
    Late arrivals can register at the Security Office in the Medbery parking lot.
  2. Lunch
    11am - 1:30pm : Scandling Campus Center
    Meal tickets are required.
  3. "Baskets or Bust" Auction
    Noon - 6pm : Library Atrium
    Check out the wide variety of items and try your luck at winning one of our "theme baskets." Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.
    Sponsored by William Smith Athletics.
  4. Finger Lakes Institute Open House/Tours
    1 - 3pm : 601 South Main Street
    The Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) is celebrating its 5th anniversary and will be open for tours of its facility featuring the exhibit, Collection Fever and Scientific Adventures, which highlights the historical record of Finger Lakes research and the influence Hobart and William Smith Colleges have had on scientific exploration. Visitors will also have an opportunity to meet FLI staff and view the facility’s newly planted rain garden located in its backyard.
  5. Salisbury Center Open House/Tours
    1 - 3pm : Trinity Hall - 606 South Main Street
    The Salisbury Center at Trinity Hall houses the Career Services Office, the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, the Health Professons Office, and the Center for Global Education.
  6. J McLaughlin Trunk Show
    2 - 6pm : Library Atrium
    Featuring the bold colors and signature prints of J McLaughlin classic women's and men's clothing and accessories - 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Campaign for the Colleges!
  7. Summer Science Poster Session and Open House
    4 - 5:30pm : Napier Foyer and Rosenberg Hall (1st and 2nd floors)
    Each summer a number of students concentrating in biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, physics and psychology remain on campus to work one-on-one with a faculty member. Students will present the results of their 8-10 week research projects with poster displays and casual conversation. Refreshments will be served.
  8. Dinner
    5:30 - 7:30pm : Scandling Campus Center
    Meal ticket required
  9. Emily Kenas, "Works on Paper" Opening Reception
    7 - 9pm : The Davis Gallery at Houghton House
  10. Fall Theater Production, EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl
    7:30pm : Bartlett Theatre
    A comedy about love, art, memory, myth, music and water. In this imaginative retelling of the Orpheus myth, we discover what happens to Eurydice in the Underworld. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Lisa Black, the play is brought to life by a cast of seven students and runs approximately 85 minutes.
  11. Statesmen Lacrosse Scrimmage vs. Iroquois National Team
    7:30pm : McCooey Memorial Field
  12. Shabbat Service
    8pm : Temple Beth-El - 755 South Main Street
  13. David Binder presents: "1969 - The Year that Rocked the World"
    8:30 - 10:30pm : Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center
    Dave's 1969 show takes the incredible events of 1969 and places them in the context of the music that truly ROCKED THE WORLD. Dave uses the music of such legends as Crosby Stills and Nash, The Who, David Bowie and The Beatles to paint a picture of an amazing time in our history. Refreshments will be available.
  14. Oneg Shabbat Reception
    9pm : The Abbe Center for Jewish Life - 764 S. Main St.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

  1. Registration
    7:30am - 1pm : Library Atrium
    Late arrivals can register at the Security Office in the Medbery parking lot.
  2. "Baskets or Bust" Auction
    7:30am - 3:30pm : Library Atrium
    Sponsored by William Smith Athletics
  3. Breakfast
    8 - 9am : Scandling Center
    Meal ticket required.
  4. J McLaughlin Trunk Show
    8:30am - 3pm : Library Atrium
    Featuring the bold colors and signature prints of J McLaughlin classic women's and men's clothing and accessories
    20% of all proceeds will be donated to Campaign for the Colleges!
  5. 9 - 10:50am : Various Locations
    A variety of 50-minute classes taught by HWS faculty and staff, offered at 9am and 10am All parents and students are encouraged to participate. Please indicate your choices on the registration form.
  6. Campus Tours
    9am - Noon : The Admissions Center - 629 South Main Street
    Tours leave every hour.
  7. Presidential Report to Parents
    11am - Noon : Albright Auditorium
    Delivered by President Mark D. Gearan
  8. Legacy Photo
    Immediately following the President's talk : Albright Auditorium
    Alumni parents, family and student photo
  9. Lunch
    11am - 1:30pm : Scandling Campus Center
    Meal tickets are required.
  10. First-Year Deans' Lunch
    Noon : Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center
    Lunch and discussion with William Smith First-Year Dean Lisa Kaenzig and Hobart First-Year Dean David Mapstone '93. Topics will include parenting a college student, and the discussion will be based upon “The Fine Art of Letting Go,” from the May 22, 2006 issue of Newsweek, which first-year parents received in mid- August. Cost $5.00 per person
    Meal tickets are required.
  11. Statesmen Football vs. Merchant Marine
    Noon : Boswell Field
  12. Finger Lakes Institute Open House/Tours
    1 - 3pm : 601 South Main Street, The Finger Lakes Institute
    The Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) is celebrating its 5th anniversary and will be open for tours.
  13. Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center Open House
    1 - 3pm : Kings Lane, Houghton House Estate
  14. Heron Soccer vs. Skidmore
    3pm : Cozzens Memorial Field
  15. Heron Field Hockey vs. Skidmore
    3pm : McCooey Memorial Field
  16. "Baskets or Bust" Auction
    3:30pm : Library Atrium
    Last chance to bid! Winners announced at 3:30pm. Cookies and punch will be served.
    Sponsored by William Smith Athletics
  17. Deans' Reception
    5 - 6pm : Hillcrest House - 159 St. Clair Street
    Join the Deans and class advisers for informal conversation on the grounds of the beautifully restored campus home of William Smith Dean, Cerri Banks.
  18. Dinner
    5 - 6:30pm : Scandling Center
    Meal ticket required
  19. Latin American Organization Dinner
    5 - 7pm : Comstock Dining Hall
    Comstock Dining Hall Tickets are $7 each and available through the College Store.
  20. Statesmen Hockey vs. Buffalo State
    7pm : The Cooler
  21. Fall Theater Production, EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl
    7:30pm : Bartlett Theatre
  22. Ballet Jörgen - Anastasia
    8:15pm : Smith Opera House
    Created by Ballet Jörgen's Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, Anastasia is a magical story of the Russian princess Anastasia, set to an original full orchestra score by the Canadian/Russian composer Ivan Barbotin. Anastasia is a full-length ballet, approximately 2 hours in length plus one intermission. Discount tickets through the Parents Office: $20 adults, HWS students free with ID, children through grade 12 free, $10 siblings attending another college.
  23. HWS Cabaret
    8:30 - 11pm : Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center
    The Campus Activities Board presents the fifth annual Cabaret Show, featuring a showcase of sizzlin' student talent for the whole family to enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

  1. A Benefit Breakfast
    9-10:30 am : Trinity Church, 520 South Main Street
    Event benefits HEIFER INTERNATIONAL.
    Meal tickets are required ($8).
  2. Lox and Bagel Hillel Fundraiser Brunch
    9:30 - 11am : The Abbe Center for Jewish Life - 764 South Main Street
    Additional donations accepted.
    Meal tickets are required.
  3. Family Breakfast at Intercultural Affairs
    9:30am - 11am : 288 Pulteney Street
    All are welcome.
  4. Sunday Brunch
    11am - 1pm : Scandling Campus Center
    All are welcome.
    Meal tickets are required.
  5. Heron Soccer vs. Union
    1pm : Cozzens Memorial Field
  6. Heron Field Hockey vs. Union
    1pm : McCooey Memorial Field

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