Family Weekend

November 4-6, 2016

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We are happy to share with you some of the special events planned for Family Weekend 2016. Events span many interests whether you are a parent of a first-year student or an old friend of Allegheny.

Join us for the Yuval Ron Ensemble, cheer on the Gator sports teams, join us for a campus TailGATOR, participate in some recreation with your student at the Wise Center, and much more.

Allegheny College encourages fellowship with family and friends of Allegheny students and sets aside a special weekend each year for this purpose. The schedule is designed to allow for plenty of free time to enjoy and share in your student’s Allegheny experience. We have organized the schedule to allow you the greatest flexibility in choosing activities that meet your interests. Please continue to check the Allegheny website for current schedules and information. Throughout Family Weekend you can stop by the Campus Center Lobby and pick up information regarding events on campus or in the Meadville area.

Friday, November 4

Time Event
6:30 am – 10:00 pm Wise Center open

Family members can utilize the Wise Center as a guest of a current student. Students: please sign your guests in at the front desk upon arrival.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Bookstore open
Noon – Midnight Campus Center Game Room open
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Family Weekend Information Table
Henderson Campus Center Lobby
7:00 pm Greek Sing
Shafer Auditorium

You are invited to watch Allegheny’s fraternities and sororities showcase their talents in this Allegheny tradition. Sponsored by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils.

8:00 pm The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Arter Little Theater (Basement of Arter Hall)

Student Experimental Theater (SET) presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie November 4-5 in Arter Little Theatre (Basement of Arter). Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00pm. In this murder mystery whodunit, a group of guests at Monkswell Manor Guest House find themselves tangled in a deadly weekend when snow traps all the guests and potentially one murderer inside. No tickets are required for this event.

Saturday, November 5

Time Event
10:00 am – 10:00 pm Wise Center open

Family members can utilize the Wise Center as a guest of a current student. Students: please sign your guests in at the front desk upon arrival.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bookstore open
Extended hours!
Noon – Midnight Campus Center Game Room open
9:00 am – 11:00 am Family Weekend Information Table
Henderson Campus Center Lobby
9:00 am – Noon Campus Offices open

The Dean of Students, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid will be open to assist with managing any last-minute questions before parents and families depart from campus.

  • Dean of Students – Reis Hall, 2nd Floor
  • Financial Aid – Reis Hall, 1st Floor
  • Student Accounts – Schultz Hall

9:00 am – Noon John Mangine, Director of Disability Services
Campus Center 317

John will be available from 9:00 am until Noon to meet individually with families who have specific questions about disability services or academic support. If you would like to meet with John during this time period, please contact him by October 28 to set up a time. He can be reached by e-mail at john.mangine@allegheny.edu or by phone at (814) 332-2898.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Return on Your Allegheny Investment
Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall

President Mullen, Director of Career Education Jim Fitch, and Associate Provost Terry Bensel will provide an overview of the success of Allegheny College and the services available in the Gateway to ensure students engage in internships, community service, and study away to enhance their Allegheny College experience.

10:00 am “My Student Wants to Go Into Medicine: Now What?”
Collaboratory Pelletier Library

Allegheny is especially well known for the undergraduate preparation of successful health professionals. Our graduates do more than gain admission to professional school; they perform exceptionally well once there, and they flourish in their careers. Our Pre-Health Advisor will provide an overview of Pre-Health Professions program, including resources to help students prepare for careers in the medical, dental, and veterinary professions. There will be time for participants to ask questions about the program.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Gateway Fall Symposium and Open House
Pelletier Library

Learn more about the work being done by Allegheny students in undergraduate research, community engagement, international internships, health coaching, and other areas.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Meadville Business Alliance
Henderson Campus Center Lobby

Stop by the Meadville Business Alliance table in the Campus Center Lobby from 11am-1pm. Pick up your Meadville business coupon books, a complimentary tote bag and information about our downtown businesses from our partners at the Meadville Business Alliance. (Limited quantity on a first come, first served basis.)

11:30 am TailGATOR
Henderson Campus Center Lobby

A free picnic lunch and campus celebration! Food will be served until 1:00 p.m.

1:00 pm Football: Allegheny vs. Ohio Wesleyan
Robertson Field
1:00 pm Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving: Allegheny vs. Westminster College
Mellon Pool, Wise Center
3:00 pm Bus Tour of Meadville
Henderson Campus Center

Learn more about Meadville and its historical and architectural landmarks.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Let’s Connect!
Brooks Hall Blue Lounge

Students who are first in their families to attend college, who come from lower-income families, and/or who have been historically underrepresented by race, ethnicity, or culture, add tremendously to the Allegheny community. This program, sponsored by our FiGLI student group, provides an opportunity for any of our students—in particular those whose families are unable to attend Family Weekend—to connect with and celebrate each other. There will be opportunities to win prizes, have fun, and get to know each other.

6:00 pm Hypnotist Chris Jones
Henderson Campus Center Lobby

“Chris Jones offers a high-energy show that is interactive for both those being hypnotized and those in the audience, and is guaranteed to make you cry from laughing!”

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Legacy Families Dessert Reception
Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall

Legacy students (anyone with a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle or sibling who attended Allegheny) and their families are invited to join the Alumni Office for a dessert reception to honor your family’s special relationship with the College.

8:00 pm Yuval Ron Ensemble
Shafer Auditorium
Tickets Required

Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. This program, the Mystical Music of the Middle East, features songs of Sufi origin from Turkey, Jewish prayers from Morocco, Yemen and Israel, and Armenian chants. With the addition of a colorful guest dancer and a whirling dervish, this program is a feast for the senses.

Tickets:

  • FREE to Allegheny College Students
  • $10 – pre-purchased
  • $15 – at the door

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8:00 pm The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Arter Little Theater (Basement of Arter Hall)

Student Experimental Theater (SET) presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie November 4-5 in Arter Little Theatre (Basement of Arter). Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00pm. In this murder mystery whodunit, a group of guests at Monkswell Manor Guest House find themselves tangled in a deadly weekend when snow traps all the guests and potentially one murderer inside. No tickets are required for this event.

Sunday, November 6

Time Event
10:00 am – 10:00 pm Wise Center open

Family members can utilize the Wise Center as a guest of a current student. Students: please sign your guests in at the front desk upon arrival.

Noon – Midnight Campus Center Game Room open
9:30 am Family Weekend Roman Catholic Mass
Ford Chapel
10:00 am – 11:30 am Religious Life Brunch
Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall

Families are invited to join the Religious Life staff for fellowship and a light brunch. Please feel free to join us after Mass or before the Non-denominational Service.

10:30 am Hillel Bagel Brunch
Jewish Community Center
11:00 am Sunday Chapel Service (Protestant)
Ford Chapel

Guest preacher will be Reverend Greg Cox, class of 1993 and parent of a student from the class of 2020.

Meals

McKinleys Food Court, located in the Campus Center, offers a variety of options. Food may be purchased on a cash basis.

Brooks Dining Room serves traditional all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals may be purchased at the door.

Area Attractions

For more information about Crawford County events and attractions, please refer to the Crawford County Visitor’s Bureau at visitcrawford.org. Resources will also be available at the Family Weekend Information Table.

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