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Family Weekend

Printable Schedule

This schedule is subject to revision. Please consult the registration desk for updates.


Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Thursday, October 28
9 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Open Classes

Attend classes offered by some of Hamilton's most popular professors. View the list of open classes, which will also be available at Registration. If you would like to attend a class with your student and it does not appear on the list, please have your student get the prior approval of his/her professor.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Emerson Gallery

Emerson Gallery, C.A. Johnson Hall

3 – 8 p.m.
Registration and Information

Please come to Registration when you arrive. Pick up your Family Weekend memento and complimentary tickets for Saturday's breakfast. (Refreshments available)
Kirner-Johnson Commons - Watch for signs on College Hill Road

6 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Nazareth

Campus Road Athletic Field

8 p.m.
CAB Acoustic Coffeehouse: Tony Luca w/ Matt Simons

Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Center

   

Friday, October 29

 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Registration and Information

Please come to Registration when you arrive. Pick up your Family Weekend memento and complimentary tickets for Saturday's breakfast. (Refreshments available)
Kirner-Johnson Commons - Watch for signs on College Hill Road

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open Classes

Attend classes offered by some of Hamilton's most popular professors. View the list of open classes.) The list will also be available at Registration. If you would like to attend a class with your student and it does not appear on the list, please have your student get the prior approval of his/her professor.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Emerson Gallery

Emerson Gallery, C.A. Johnson Hall

2:30 p.m.
Arboretum Tour

Meet at the gazebo near the Root Glen entrance to the rear of the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center. (Weather permitting)

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
FAMILY COLLEGE: Summer Research Poster Session

Science Center Atrium (Science Scholar Posters)

4-5 p.m.
FAMILY COLLEGE: Levitt Scholars Poster Session

Kirner-Johnson Mezzanine

4 p.m.
Giants in the Earth: A Guided Tour of Hamilton's Cemetery

(Weather permitting)
Meet at the College Cemetery entrance between Bristol Center and Minor Theater

4-5:30 p.m.
Wine Tasting and Commencement Preview for Seniors and their Parents (by invitation only)

Tolles Pavilion

4 – 7 p.m.
Little Pub: Craft Beers and Local Cheeses

Sample a few microbrews paired with local cheeses in a cozy atmosphere
The Little Pub

4 – 7 p.m.
Bruce Climbing Wall Open for Parents and Siblings of Students

The 3,000-square foot climbing facility offers rope and lead climbing, as well as a bouldering area. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and must be at least 8 to climb. Shoes, harnesses, belay devices and instruction provided.
Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center

5 – 8 p.m.
On-Campus Dinner

Soper Hall of Commons ($8.25 cash per person)

6 p.m.
Volleyball vs. NESCAC (Northeast Small College Athletic Conference) Weekend

Margaret Bundy Scott Field House

6 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner

(Please pre-register, $15/person)
Celebrate Shabbat Hillel style with Shabbat blessings and dinner.
Azel Backus House

7 p.m.
Samuel Kirkland Film Society

Breakfast at Tiffany’s , a 1961 romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn was directed by Blake Edwards. It was loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote. Not rated.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

8 p.m.
Choral Concert and Dance Performances

Directed by G. Roberts Kolb, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers present the musical portion of a program shared with the Department of Dance featuring choral works and spirituals.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts

10 p.m.
A Cappella Concert

Featuring the Buffers, Hamiltones, Special K, Tumbling After and Duelly Noted
Chapel

10 p.m.
Samuel Kirkland Film Society

In Cold Blood is a 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. Rated R.
Rated R
Kirner-Johnson Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

   

Saturday, Oct. 30

7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration and Information

Please come to Registration when you arrive. Pick up your Family Weekend memento and complimentary tickets to Saturday's breakfast. (Refreshments available)
Kirner-Johnson Commons - Watch for signs on College Hill Road

8 – 9:30 a.m.
On-Campus Breakfast

Pick up your complimentary tickets at Registration
Soper Hall of Commons

9 – 10 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with the Division of Student Life

Families and students are invited to join Dean of Students Nancy Thompson and her staff from the Adventure Program, Campus Safety, Chaplaincy, Counseling Center, Residential Life, Student Activities and Student Health for an informal breakfast and conversation.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Emerson Gallery

Emerson Gallery, C.A. Johnson Hall

10 a.m.
President's Welcome and State of the College Address

Join President Joan Hinde Stewart as she delivers the State of the College Address.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts

11 a.m.
Volleyball vs. NESCAC (Northeast Small College Athletic Conference) Weekend

Margaret Bundy Scott Field House

11 a.m.
Tea with the President, Senior Officers and Faculty

Kirner-Johnson Commons

11 a.m.
Arboretum Tour

Join certified arborist Terry Hawkridge and learn about Hamilton's diverse trove of trees. Meet in the Science Center G041. Terry will conduct a virtual tree tour, should it rain. Wear comfortable walking shoes for a guided tour of both North and South campus plantings. (Weather-permitting)
Science Center G041

11 a.m.-2p.m.
On-Campus Lunch ($6.25 cash/person)

Soper Hall of Commons

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
A Showcase of Diversity at Hamilton

Come see this demonstration all of the Multi-Cultural Organizations available on campus and meet the energetic and passionate students who run these organizations.
Filius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Clinton Historical Society Open House

Come visit the museum of historic Clinton. Formerly called Schooltown, Clinton is known for its tradition as the home to a plethora educational institutions. Hosted program at 2 p.m.
1 Fountain Street, Clinton

11:30 a.m.
1812 Heritage Garden

In anticipation of the College's Bicentennial, the Food for Thought course (CS 235) Is attempting the re-creation of an early 19th century kitchen garden, one that would have been typical in Clinton at the time of the College's founding. Professors Franklin Sciacca and David Gapp will give a presentation on the establishment of the garden (now two years old) and how this garden plays a role in the Food for Thought course and the celebration of the College's bicentennial. Weather-permitting, a tour of the fall garden will follow.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027

noon
Men's & Women's Cross Country NESCAC Championship

Margaret Bundy Scott Field House 100

Career Conference Information Meetings
1 p.m.
Career Information for Parents of Seniors

More than 3,600 students have attended the Career Center's Senior Job Search Workshop series. Now it's your turn! This program reviews the challenges seniors face in their search for employment. We will share the resources available to them, outline successful techniques for finding employment and discuss handling the stresses of senior year.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

1 p.m.
Career Information for Parents of Underclass Students

The Competitive Edge: This presentation provides an overview of the steps necessary for your sons and daughters to be competitive in their post-Hamilton pursuits. The Career Center staff will make the case for students obtaining career-related experience, beginning in their first year at Hamilton, and will highlight the important role that families play in helping students succeed. Current students will speak about securing summer internships. We encourage you to bring your son or daughter with you.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

1 p.m.
Football vs. Williams College

Steuben Field

1 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Hobart William Smith

Love Field

1:30 p.m.
Choral Concert and Dance Performances

Directed by G. Roberts Kolb, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers present the musical portion of a program shared with the Department of Dance featuring choral works and spirituals.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts

2 – 5 p.m.
Bruce Climbing Wall Open for Parents and Siblings of Students

The 3,000-square foot climbing facility offers rope and lead climbing, as well as a bouldering area. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and must be at least 8 to climb. Shoes, harnesses, belay devices and instruction provided.
Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center

2:30 p.m.
FAMILY COLLEGE: Faculty Readings

English Department faculty will read from their recently published works. Naomi Guttman will read from Wet Apples, White Blood  which won the Adirondack Literary Award for Best Book of Poetry, 2007. Tina May Hall will read from her collection of short stories, The Physics of Imaginary Objects, which won the 2010 Drue Heinz Prize for Literature and was released in September.

Wellin Atrium, Science Center

3 p.m.
FAMILY COLLEGE: Emerson Gallery Lecture

Gallery talk with Associate Director and Curator Susanna White and Curator of Special Collections & Archives Christian Goodwillie
Revelations: Images from The House of David and Mary's City of David Collection at Hamilton College
Emerson Gallery, C. A. Johnson Hall

3:15 p.m.
U.S.E (Urban Service Experience) 2010 Slide Show

A USE reunion to introduce your family to your crazy USE-trip mates and leaders. Or even if your family cannot make the weekend, come see some slides of your adventures and recount the tales of service at your sites and the places where you stayed in Utica and Rome. Also remember the high ropes course and the closing banquet and contra-dancing. Come and rehash the good old days! Refreshments will be served!
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027

4 p.m.
FAMILY COLLEGE: Readings of Student Poetry and Creative Writing

Come hear prize-winning student writers share their poems and short stories in a reading and reception sponsored by the English department. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the English and Creative Writing faculty members.
Wellin Atrium, Science Center

4 p.m.
Yodapez: Student Comedy Improv

Fun-filled improvisation by Hamilton's own comedic talent.
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

4-6 p.m.
FAMILY COLLEGE: Nicole Gelinas, the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Gelinas will speak on her new book, After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street and Washington.  Open to the public.
Alexander Hamilton Institute, 21 West Park Row, Clinton, NY

5 & 5:45 p.m.
Adirondack Adventure 2010 Slide Show

Experience Adirondack Adventure in living color as Assistant Director of Outdoor Leadership Sarah Weis presents slides from the first-year orientation program.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027

5 p.m.
Catholic Mass

Officiated by Rev. John P. Croghan, Newman Chaplain
Chapel

5 – 8 p.m.
On-Campus Dinner

($8.25 cash per person)
Soper Hall of Commons

6:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Dinner Party

Off-campus at the Skenandoa Golf Club. Contact the club directly at 315-853-8349 or e-mail Sheila at sheila@centralny.twcbc.com to make reservations. $25 dinner. Cash bar.
7105 Norton Avenue, Clinton, NY 13323

7 p.m.
Samuel Kirkland Film Society

Breakfast at Tiffany’s , a 1961 romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn was directed by Blake Edwards. It was loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote. Not rated.
Bradford, Kirner-Johnson 125

8 p.m.
CAB Comedy: DERRICK Comedy
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

 
8 - 10 p.m.
Orchestra and Jazz Performances

Led by "Doctuh" Mike Woods, the Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble performs new tunes and jazz standards in a program shared with the Hamilton College Orchestra.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts
Free admission

10 p.m.
A Cappella Concert

Featuring the Buffers, Hamiltones, Special K, Tumbling After and Duelly Noted
Chapel

11 p.m.
Samuel Kirkland Film Society

In Cold Blood is a 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. Rated R.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

   

Sunday, October 31

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Emerson Gallery

Emerson Gallery, C.A. Johnson Hall

11 a.m. – noon
Hillel Bagel Brunch

Before you hit the road, come learn more about Jewish life on campus and enjoy a bagel.
Azel Backus House

11 a.m.
Community Church Service

Protestant worship with student leaders and musicians
Meditation: The Beauty -- and Limits -- of Family Love  offered by Rev. Jeffrey McArn, College Chaplain
Chapel
 

12:15 p.m.
Community Church Brunch

Join us for a complimentary brunch following the worship service.
Chapel, third floor

1 p.m.
Catholic Mass

Officiated by Rev. John P. Croghan, Newman Chaplain
Chapel

2 - 5 p.m.
Bruce Climbing Wall Open for Parents and Siblings of Students

The 3,000-square foot climbing facility offers rope and lead climbing, as well as a bouldering area. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and must be at least 8-years-old to climb. Shoes, harnesses, belay devices and instruction provided.
Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center

6 p.m.
International Students Dinner

(international students and their host families and guests)
Tolles Pavilion

7 p.m.
Samuel Kirkland Film Society

Breakfast at Tiffany’s , a 1961 romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn was directed by Blake Edwards. It was loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote. Not rated.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

7:30 p.m.
Family College: The Code of a Man: Reclaiming the Manly Virtues of Love, Courage, Pride, Family and Country.

Waller R. Newell is professor of political science and philosophy and co- director of the Centre for Liberal Education and Public Affairs at Carleton University and the author of What Is A Man? and The Code of a Man.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027

10 p.m.
Samuel Kirkland Film Society

In Cold Blood is a 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. Rated R.
Rated R
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

Cupola