Parents
Fall Family Weekend - September 23-25, 2016
Same weekend as Homecoming!

Alfred University Bartlett HallFall Family Weekend is designed to give parents and other family members an opportunity to become better acquainted with the campus, to enjoy special events and activities, and to interact with members of the Alfred community. While our program will include many events planned especially for visiting families, there is also unscheduled time for you to spend getting caught up with your son or daughter.

Listed below are the tentatiave plans that are underway to bring you an exciting, fun-filled weekend while you are here visiting your student. Please check back for current information as we will be updating as plans are confirmed. View the printable schedule

There is no need to formally register for events for Fall Family Weekend, but if you'd like to pre-register you can. We would still be pleased to greet you at the Powell Campus Center Information Desk during our "Family Weekend Information and Sign In" hours on Friday afternoon and/or Saturday morning to pick up an updated schedule (as there may be last-minute changes) and family buttons!

There are, however, some special events that pertain specifically to Homecoming that do require registration. Head over to the alumni site for more information on events that require registration.

Families planning to attend are encouraged to make lodging reservations as soon as possible because spaces at local hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts fill up very quickly.

Please feel free to contact us at: 607-871-2612, the Office of Summer and Parent Programs, if you have any questions or concerns about the weekend. We hope you will plan now to join us for this very special event.

Fall Family Weekend Plans

Friday, September 23:

  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Visit the Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center - Maris Cuneo Equine Park (directions will be available at the information desk, Powell Campus Center
  • 8:20 am-4:20 pm - "Students for a Day" - Parents are invited to share in the Alfred University experience by visiting selected classes. (View Printable list of Open Classes. A copy will also be available at the information desk, Powell Campus Center)
  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm - Visit the AU Bookstore - Main floor, Powell Campus Center
  • 8:30 am-4:30 pm - University Administrative Offices Open - various locations across campus
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm - Visit the Inamori Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics - Binns-Merrill Hall, 2nd floor
  • 11:00 am-4:00 pm - Visit the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery - 3rd floor, Harder Hall
  • 11:00 am-4:00 pm - Visit the Robert C. Turner Gallery - McGee Pavilion
  • 11:00 am-5:00 pm - Visit the Cohen Gallery - 55 North Main Street, Alfred
  • Noon-5:00 pm - Fall Family Weekend Information and Sign-In - Powell Campus Center Info Desk, 2nd floor Lobby
  • 5:00 pm - Trivia Night - Myers Hall
  • 7:30 pm - An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein - CD Smith III Theatre ($) - Purchase Tickets
  • 9:00 pm - Observatory Open House (weather permitting) - John L. Stull Observatory
  • 9:30 pm - Comedy: Steve Wrigley's New Zealand vs. America (for ages 18 and up)

Saturday, September 24:

  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Visit the Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center - Maris Cuneo Equine Park (directions will be available at the information desk, Powell Campus Center)
  • 8:00-9:30 am - Parents Advisory Board Meeting - Kenyon/Allen Room - Powell Campus Center
  • 9:00 am-Noon - Fall Family Weekend Information and Sign-In - Powell Campus Center Info Desk, 2nd floor Lobby
  • 9:30-10:30 am - Parents Association Meeting - Kenyon/Allen Room - Powell Campus Center
  • 10:00-10:50 am - Parents Information Session I (see schedule for details)
  • 11:00-11:50 am - Parents Information Session II (see schedule for details)
  • 11:30 am 'till gone - Lions Club Chicken Barbeque -check back for more information - Union University Church Center
  • Noon-2:00 pm - Visit the Robert C. Turner Gallery - McGee Pavilion
  • Noon-4:00 pm - Visit the AU Bookstore - Main floor - Powell Campus Center
  • Noon-4:00 pm - Visit the Cohen Gallery - 55 North Main Street, Alfred
  • 1:00-3:00 pm - HOMECOMING AU SAXON FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Ithaca Bombers - Yunevich Stadium
  • 1:00-3:00 pm - Visit the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery - 3rd floor, Harder Hall
  • 1:00-4:00 pm - Visit the Inamori Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics - Binns-Merrill Hall, 2nd floor
  • 4:30-5:30 pm - Carillon Concert - featuring Scott DeFranco-Norton '14
  • 7:00-11:00 pm - Family Fun Time: Casino Night, Mini-Golf, Caracturist - throughout Powell Campus Center
  • 7:30 pm - An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein - CD Smith III Theatre ($) - Purchase Tickets
  • 9:00 pm - Music: Robert Cox - Terra Cotta Coffeehouse

Sunday, September 25:

  • Religious Services: various times - See a list of local services, locations and time
  • 11:00 am-3:00 pm - Alfred Farmers Market - Village Bandstand, Main Street, Alfred
  • 1:00-3:00 pm - Visit the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery - 3rd floor, Harder Hall

**Please note: This schedule is continuing to be updated and therefore subject to change...check back again for most updated information


Fall Family Weekend FAQs:
To assist you in your planning we have included some frequently asked questions and answers below:

Q: Do we need to register somewhere when we arrive on campus?
A: There is no need to formally register for events for Fall Family Weekend, but if you'd like to pre-register you can. We would still be pleased to greet you at the Powell Campus Center Information Desk during our "Family Weekend Information and Sign In" hours on Friday afternoon and/or Saturday morning to pick up an updated schedule (as there may be last-minute changes) and family buttons! Updated weekend schedules and other information will be available at that location throughout the weekend.

There are, however, some special events that pertain specifically to Homecoming that do require registration. Head over to the alumni site for more information on events that require registration.

Q: How will we be made aware of changes to the weekend schedule?
A: There will undoubtedly be additions and/or changes to the schedule which cannot be foreseen at this time. A complete, updated listing of events and programs will be available for students & families to pick up at the Powell Info. Desk throughout the weekend & the on-line schedule will be kept up to date at this web site.

Q: Where can I park on campus?
A: During Family Weekend parents can park in any available parking spaces, whether they are marked visitor, student, or faculty/staff (except those reserved for the handicapped). No special parking permits are required during special weekends. (Please do not park in fire lanes, on the grass, or blocking entries or exits.)

Q: Can our student's meal plan be used to pay for our campus meals?
A: Not in Ade (Ade Dining Hall is open Monday through Friday, closed on weekends). Parents may pay cash for meals in Ade on Friday ($8.00 for breakfast; $13 for lunch; $15 for dinner - "all you care to eat" dining). On the weekend, meals may be purchased at Powell Cafe (see AVI website for more details).

Q: Where are the athletic events held?
A: Only home games are listed in the Fall Family Weekend schedule (if applicable), and campus locations are indicated. Please check with your son or daughter to see if they have an away-game this weekend. For away-game locations, visit the athletics web page and view the schedule for your child's team.

Q: How can I find out about local church services?
A: Click here for a listing of local relligious services.

Q: Whom do I contact if I have suggestions for future Family Weekends?
A: If you have suggestions for Family Weekend programs and events we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact the Office of Summer and Parent Programs at 607-871-2612 and ask for Bonnie.