Family Weekends

Family Weekends are designed to give parents and family members an opportunity to enjoy special events and activities happening throughout campus and to interact with members of the Alfred Community. Please click on the Weekend Schedule below to see what is being planned.


Fall 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.

Tentative plans are underway to bring you an exciting, fun-filled weekend while you are here visiting your student.  However, check back frequently as we will be updating it as plans become firm.

While we do ask for pre-registration for a few of our events, (see link on the schedule) we will also have "check-in" at the Powell Campus Center Information Desk on Friday afternoon, 9/20, and Saturday morning, 9/21, as this will give us a list of visitors to our campus. Stop by to pick up an updated schedule (as there may be last-minute changes) and family buttons!

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 – September 20-22, 2019

This schedule is still a work in progress and subject to change. Be sure to check back here frequently for the most updated information and stop by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Powell Campus Center to pick up the most up-to-date version when you arrive on campus for the weekend. Please register for the weekend as there are a number of sessions we are needing a count for. We look forward to seeing you for the weekend! Thank you!

Download a printable list of open classes available for observation Friday, September 20.


Friday, September 20

Meals:

  • Ade Dining Hall: Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday – Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 am; Lunch: 11 am-1:30 pm; Dinner: 5-9 pm. Saturday - Sunday – Brunch: 10 am – 2 pm; Dinner: 4:30-8 pm
  • Powell Café: Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11 am-5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
  • Starbucks: Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 7:30-4 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 9 am-3 pm
  • MidKnight Express: Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 8-1 am; Friday - Saturday: 8 pm-2 am

8:20 am-4:00 pm

  • "Students for a Day" - Parents are invited to share in the Alfred University experience by visiting selected classes. (A printed list of open classes will be available at check in – Location: Info Desk, 2nd floor, Powell Campus Center

8:30 am-4:30 pm

  • University Administrative Offices Open - Parents are welcome to stop by for information. (If you wish to meet with someone, please call ahead to check availability and make an appointment.)

8:30 am-5:00 pm

  • AU Bookstore – Stop in to see what wonderful AU items you can find – there’s always something on sale! If you are looking for savings and deals download the Bookstore App for coupons and special offers! Go to the App Store and search for “My College Store” app. Location: 2nd floor, Powell Campus Center

9:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Equestrian Center - All are welcome to visit the Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center. Printed directions are available at the Campus Center Information Desk.

11:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Visit the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery - The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery housed, in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University, is a vibrant learning center for the visual arts. On view: Layer Mask: Layer on layer on layer. Covering up, peeling back, adding to subtract. This show brings together new work from U.S.-based artists and includes painting, photography and sculpture. Artists: Ellen Bahr, Amy Brenner, Melissa Brown, Whitney Hubbs, David Kennedy Cutler, Tatiana Kronberg, Micheal Malchick, Lydia McCarthy, Stephanie McMahon, Linda Sormin, Ryan Wallace. Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Location: 3rd floor, Harder Hall

11:00 am-7:00 pm

  • Visit the Cohen Gallery - The Cohen Center and Gallery provides space for exhibiting the work of Alfred University alumni, faculty, and visiting artists. Students assist in all facets of the exhibitions, from designing the space to preparing promotional materials. Exhibition: “Won’t You be My Neighbor?” is an idea conceived by Michael Bernard Stevenson, who wanted to break down the divide between Alfred University/Alfred State College and permanent Alfred community members through the making of art. Stevenson, along with fellow artist Cassandra Bull, paired over fifty community members and artists spent time this summer forming relationships, sharing stories learning about each other’s lives and ultimately coming to regard each other as friends and neighbors. The artists created artworks collaboratively about/with/for their new “neighbor which commemorate the summer experience. Location: 55 North Main Street, Alfred

Noon-6:00 pm

  • Family Weekend Information and Sign In - Please stop by to sign in, pick up a printed weekend schedule, AU Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Grandma and Grandpa buttons, campus maps and other materials and information. Location: Info Desk, 2nd floor, Powell Campus Center

1:00-5:00 pm

  • Visit the Robert C. Turner GalleryThe Robert C. Turner Gallery is a student-run contemporary art gallery that supports the curricular programs of the School of Art and Design and the professional growth and development of students enrolled in its programs. Location: McGee Pavilion; adjacent to Harder Hall

4:00-6:00 pm

  • Women’s Volleyball Classic Tournament – vs Hilbert College - Come out and support our Lady Saxon’s on to a victory! Location: Terry Galanis Basketball Courts, McLane Center

5:00-7:00 pm

  • Canacadea Creek Walk with Justin Grigg – Join Justin and artist, Hannah Paduano, as they give a detailed tour of the Canacadea Creek as part of the “Neighbor” project. Tour the waters as the two bring to light the characteristics that made the creek worth appreciating. Location: Tour will begin at the Cohen Gallery

7:00-10:00 pm

  • Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, Bowling Night – Location: TBD

9:00-11:00 pm

  • Observatory Open House - If the sky is clear, this is your opportunity to view the autumn sky through the sophisticated instruments of the Stull Observatory (Greek Row, Alfred); considered “one of the finest teaching observatories in the United States.” (Note: if the sky is cloudy the observatory will be closed.) Please visit the Stull Observatory website for more information.

Saturday, September 21

Meals:

  • Ade Dining Hall: Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday – Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 am; Lunch: 11 am-1:30 pm; Dinner: 5-9 pm. Saturday - Sunday – Brunch: 10 am – 2 pm; Dinner: 4:30-8 pm
  • Powell Café: Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11 am-5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
  • Starbucks: Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 7:30-4 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 9 am-3 pm
  • MidKnight Express: Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday: 8-1 am; Friday-Saturday: 8 pm-2 am

8:30-9:00 am

  • Welcome from President Zupan – Come hear opening remarks from AU’s President, Mark Zupan; hear his updates for the University. Location: Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center (light refreshments/coffee/tea will be served) (please register)

9:00-11:00 am

  • Student Affairs Updates with Dr. Del Rey Honeycutt, Interim Dean of Students and Director of the Wellness Center – come hear what’s happening around campus within the division of Student Affairs. Several Student Affairs Staff will be available with updates and Q & A. Location: Nevins, 2nd floor, Powell Campus Center (please register)

9:00 am-Noon

  • Family Weekend Information and Sign In - Please stop by to sign in, pick up a printed weekend schedule, AU Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Grandma and Grandpa buttons, campus maps and other materials and information. Location: Info Desk, 2nd floor Lobby, Powell Campus Center

9:00 am-2:00 pm

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea/Hot Cocoa/Hot Cider for families. Location: 2nd floor Lobby, Powell Campus Center

9:00 am-5:00 pm

  • AU Bookstore – Stop in to see what wonderful AU items you can find – there’s always something on sale! If you are looking for savings and deals download the Bookstore App for coupons and special offers! Go to the App Store and search “My College Store” Location: 2nd floor, Powell Campus Center

9:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Equestrian Center - All are welcome to visit the Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center. Printed directions are available at the Campus Center Information Desk.

11:00 am-Noon

  • Career Development Center “Open House” – Come tour the “Castle” and learn about Career Planning and what your student needs to know – it’s never too early to start planning! Location: Steinheim Castle (behind the Powell Campus Center) (please register)

11:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Women’s Volleyball Classic Tournament (cont’d) – Grove City College - Come out and support our Lady Saxon’s on to a victory! Location: Terry Galanis Basketball Courts, McLane Center

11:00 am ‘till gone

  • Lions Club Chicken Barbecue - Some say you have not truly experienced Alfred until you've tasted Stearns Chicken Barbecue (half chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, beverage and pie for dessert – for sale from the Baker’s Bridge Historical Association). Stop down early as their barbecues sell out quickly. Eat in or take out. Location: Union University Church Center, corner of Main and Church Streets.

Noon-4:00 pm

  • Visit the Cohen Gallery – The Cohen Center and Gallery provides space for exhibiting the work of Alfred University alumni, faculty, and visiting artists. Students assist in all facets of the exhibitions, from designing the space to preparing promotional materials. Exhibition: “Won’t You be My Neighbor?” is an idea conceived by Michael Bernard Stevenson, who wanted to break down the divide between Alfred University/Alfred State College and permanent Alfred community members through the making of art. Stevenson, along with fellow artist Cassandra Bull, paired over fifty community members and artists spent time this summer forming relationships, sharing stories learning about each other’s lives and ultimately coming to regard each other as friends and neighbors. The artists created artworks collaboratively about/with/for their new “neighbor which commemorate the summer experience. Location: 55 North Main Street, Alfred

1:00-3:00 pm

Women’s Tennis vs. Utica College - Come out and support our Lady Saxon’s on to a victory! Location: William T. Brown Tennis Courts

1:00-3:00 pm

  • Visit the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery - The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery housed, in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University, is a vibrant learning center for the visual arts. On view: Layer Mask: Layer on layer on layer. Covering up, peeling back, adding to subtract. This show brings together new work from U.S.-based artists and includes painting, photography and sculpture. Artists: Ellen Bahr, Amy Brenner, Melissa Brown, Whitney Hubbs, David Kennedy Cutler, Tatiana Kronberg, Micheal Malchick, Lydia McCarthy, Stephanie McMahon, Linda Sormin, Ryan Wallace. Location: 3rd floor, Harder Hall

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

  • Visit the Robert C. Turner Gallery – The Robert C. Turner Gallery is a student-run contemporary art gallery that supports the curricular programs of the School of Art and Design and the professional growth and development of students enrolled in its programs. Location: McGee Pavilion; adjacent to Harder Hall

2:00-4:00 pm

  • “Keep Calm and Carillon” – Join the University of Rochester Carillon Society as they ring a fun bell repertoire on the Davis Memorial Carillon. The players will perform East Asia selections for the Mid-Autumn Festival, animation and movie themes for the family and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Carillon music by, for and about women will recognize the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Location: Davis Memorial Carillon

3:00-5:00 pm

  • Women’s Volleyball Classic Tournament (cont’d) vs. Lebannon Valley College – Come out and support our Lady Saxon’s on to a victory! Location: Terry Galanis Basketball Courts, McLane Center

6:00-8:00 pm

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Nazareth College - Come out and support our Lady Saxon’s on to a victory! Location: Yunevich Stadium

Sunday, September 22

Meals:

  • Ade Dining Hall: Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday – Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 am; Lunch: 11 am-1:30 pm; Dinner: 5-9 pm. Saturday-Sunday – Brunch: 10 am – 2 pm; Dinner: 4:30-8 pm
  • Powell Café: Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 11 am-5 pm; Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED
  • Starbucks: Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7:30-4 pm; Saturday-Sunday: 9 am-3 pm
  • MidKnight Express: Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday: 8-1 am; Friday-Saturday: 8 pm-2 am

Religious Services

11:00 am-3:00 pm

  • AU Bookstore – Stop in to see what wonderful AU items you can find – there’s always something on sale! Location: 2nd floor, Powell Campus Center

1:00-3:00 pm

  • Women’s Tennis vs. Elmira College – Come out and cheer your lady Saxon’s on to a victory! Location: William T. Brown Tennis Courts

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

  • Visit the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery - The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, housed in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University, is a vibrant learning center for the visual arts. On view: Layer Mask: Layer on layer on layer. Covering up, peeling back, adding to subtract. This show brings together new work from U.S.-based artists and includes painting, photography and sculpture. Artists: Ellen Bahr, Amy Brenner, Melissa Brown, Whitney Hubbs, David Kennedy Cutler, Tatiana Kronberg, Micheal Malchick, Lydia McCarthy, Stephanie McMahon, Linda Sormin, Ryan Wallace. Location: 3rd floor, Harder Hall

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

  • Visit the Robert C. Turner GalleryThe Robert C. Turner Gallery is a student-run contemporary art gallery that supports the curricular programs of the School of Art and Design and the professional growth and development of students enrolled in its programs. Location: McGee Pavilion; adjacent to Harder Hall

Spring Family Weekend is designed to give you an opportunity to visit with your student, to enjoy special events and activities and to experience the coming of Spring to our campus. Listed above are some of the highlights of the weekend.. This schedule is tentative and updates will be posted as they become finalized. 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.

For those parents whose students live on campus and are thinking of inviting a guest (or sibling) to stay overnight with them in the hall, please remind them to contact the Office of Residence Life for details at 607-871-2186 as they do have a guest policy that all students are required to follow. Feel free to contact them if you too have questions with regard to this policy.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the weekend (see tentative plans listed above - subject to change) please don't hesitate to call the Office of Summer and Parent Programs at 607-871-2612. We hope you will plan now to join us for this very special event.

The weekend will start with open classes for visitors (list will be available at the Powell Campus Center Information Desk on Friday morning).  The Equestrian Center (see directions) has agreed to be open for guests (9 AM-4 PM on Friday and 9 AM-3 PM on Saturday), Galleries and Exhibits, Honors Convocation (Miller Theater) at 4 PM on Friday and a reception in Ade to follow.  If the weather cooperates, the annual Pine Hill Derby will take place between 5 and 6 and the Stull Observatory will be open for those who enjoy star gazing.  On Saturday, plans are underway for a parade down Main Street (sponsored by the Village of Alfred), the ever-popular Lion’s Club Chicken BBQ and Vendor Fair which will include rides, hot dogs and carnival games located on the Alfred University campus.

Spring Family Weekend – April 26-28, 2019

The schedule below is tentative and subject to change. Be sure to pick up the finalized schedule and sign in at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of Powell Campus Center. Hours for sign in will be 12pm - 3pm, and 5pm - 6pm on Friday. Saturday, you can sign in from 9am - 12pm.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26:

  • Administrative Office are Open – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • University Bookstore Open – 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Harder Hall Open for Parents to observe students in action – Harder Hall - 9 AM – Noon
  • Equestrian Center – Open for guests – 9 AM – 4 PM
  • “Fitting In and Standing Out: Monica Duncan and Lara Odell” – 11 AM – 5 PM – Cohen Gallery
  • Family Weekend Information/Sign-in – Noon – 3 PM; 5 - 6 PM - Powell Campus Center Information Desk
  • Honor’s Convocation – 4 PM – Miller Theatre; reception immediately following in Ade Lobby
  • Steel Drums at Alfred University – Performance with AU Jazz Ensemble – 7:30 PM – Miller Theatre – FREE ADMISSION
  • View the night sky – Observatory Open House – 9 PM (weather permitting)

SATURDAY, APRIL 27:

  • University Bookstore Open – 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Family Weekend Information/Sign-in – 9 - Noon – Powell Campus Center Information Desk
  • Parent’s Brunch – Meet-n-Greet – 9 - 11 AM – Knight Club – FREE ADMISSION - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • Equestrian Center – Open for guests – 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Galleries, Museums and Exhibits – Open for guests – 9 AM – 3 PM – FREE ADMISSION
  • Weiner Dog Races – 10:30 AM – Village Bandstand
  • Career Development Center Open House – 11 - Noon – McComsey Career Development Center - Steinheim
  • Lion’s Club Chicken BBQ – 11:00 AM until gone – Union University Church
  • Hot Dog Day Parade – 11:30 AM
  • Alfred University Food Pantry – Noon – 3 PM – Judson Leadership Center
  • Men’s Lacrosse – vs. Nazareth College – 1:00 PM – Yunevich Stadium
  • Hot Dog Day Carnival – Noon - 5 PM – AU Campus
  • Hands on Steel Drum Workshop – 5 PM – Holmes Auditorium – FREE ADMISSION
  • Steel Drum “Panloco Concert” – 7:30 PM – Holmes Auditorium – FREE ADMISSION

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