Family Weekend

familyweekend-leaves-300x300Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014

We are happy to share with you some of the special events planned for Family Weekend 2014. Events span many interests, whether you are a parent of a first-year student or an old friend of Allegheny, and the schedule is designed to allow for plenty of free time and flexibility to share in your student’s Allegheny experience. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

While on campus, share your photos using the hashtag #acgatorgram!

Friday, October 31

Time Event
6 – 7 p.m. Family Weekend Information Table, Campus Center Lobby.
Stop by to pick up information about events on campus and in the Meadville area!
7 p.m. Greek Sing, Shafer Auditorium.
(sponsored by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils)
Allegheny’s fraternities and sororities showcase their talents in this Allegheny tradition.
9:30 p.m. Majority Rules, Campus Center Lobby
(hosted by Gator Activities Programming)
Grab your friends and family and come play the hilarious game of Majority Rules! This game show is based on the board game Consensus, but we’ll teach you the rules when you get here–no previous knowledge of anything is required. A candy bar will feature favorite Halloween candies.

Saturday, November 1

Time Event
9 – 10 a.m. Family Weekend Information Table, Campus Center Lobby.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meetings with John Mangine, Student Disability Services Coordinator, Campus Center.
John will be available to meet individually with families who have specific questions about disability services or academic support. Contact him by October 25 to set up a time by e-mail at or by phone at (814) 332- 2898. All meetings will take place on the third floor of the Campus Center.
10 a.m. – Noon Summer Research Poster Symposium, Campus Center, 2nd floor.
The Gateway invites you to attend the annual Student Research Poster Symposium, featuring posters by students who completed academic research during Summer 2014.
11 a.m. – Noon Experiential Learning Travel Seminars Information Table, Campus Center, 2nd floor.
Stop by to chat with members of the staff from the Gateway. Learn about the exciting travel seminars that will be available for May 2015 and meet the faculty leading those trips.
11:30 a.m. TailGATOR, Campus Center Lobby.
A free picnic lunch and campus celebration! Food will be served until 1 p.m.
1 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, Mellon Pool, Wise Center.
Allegheny vs. Penn State-Behrend.

Men’s Soccer, Robertson Field Stadium.
Allegheny vs. Wittenberg.

Women’s Soccer, Robertson Soccer Field.Allegheny vs. Wittenberg.
2 p.m. Volleyball, Wise Center.
Allegheny vs. Carnegie Mellon.
4 – 5:30 p.m. President’s Reception, Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall.
President Mullen invites you to an open house in the Tippie Alumni Center. A number of student services administrators will also be available to meet and talk with families. This year’s reception will be an opportunity to celebrate our Bicentennial!
8 p.m. Jackson Station, Shafer Auditorium
(hosted by Conference and Event Services)
A phenomenal cover band, Jackson Station was voted the REMA Best Live Band and opened for Cheap Trick this summer. Tickets are $5 and can be pre-ordered through October 30. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door from 6 to 8 p.m. Children under 12 are admitted free. More information / Preorder tickets.
9 – 11 p.m. Grounds For Change Trivia Night, Campus Center, 2nd floor.
Join the staff at Grounds For Change, our student-run coffee house, for a night of trivia, fun and fellowship.

Sunday, November 2

Time Event
9:30 a.m. Family Weekend Roman Catholic Mass, Ford Chapel.
10 – 11:30 a.m. Religious Life Breakfast, Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall.
Families are invited to join the Religious Life staff for fellowship and a light breakfast. Please feel free to join us after Mass or before the Non-denominational Service.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Delta Delta Delta Pancake Breakfast, Schultz Banquet Hall.
Join Delta Delta Delta for their annual pancake breakfast, with all proceeds going directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets are available at the door: $5 for all you can eat. Food, prizes, games and more!
11 a.m. Sunday Chapel Service (Protestant), Ford Chapel.