Parents weekend

Parents and Family Weekend

Save the Date for Parents and Family Weekend 2014: Oct. 24-26, 2014

Thousands of parents visit campus each year for Parents and Family Weekend. The weekend provides the opportunity for parents to catch up with students, check in with faculty and deans and enjoy the peak foliage on Sleeping Giant Mountain.

Highlights of the weekend include sessions on how Quinnipiac prepares students for dynamic careers, showcases of student academic works, and breakfast with the deans and faculty. Other events include brief educational sessions for parents presented by faculty and administrators and a performing arts showcase of talented students in conjunction with Bobcats Madness at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus.


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Parents & Family Weekend 2013 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parents Council Meeting
Members only. If interested in learning more about the Parents Council, please contact Nick Wormley '00, MBA'02, associate vice president for alumni and parent development, at 203-582-3719.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir
3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is home to the world's largest collection of art, artifacts and ephemera relating to the Great Famine that devastated Ireland from 1845 to 1852. Free admission. 

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Candle Lighting and Dinner
Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life, 560 New Road, Hamden
Rabbi Reena Judd, campus rabbi (203-582-8206)
Parking is extremely limited at 560 New Road. Please park in the Harwood Gate Lot off Mount Carmel Avenue and take the path across the street. 

6 - 8 p.m.
Parents Leadership Gift Society Reception with President John L. Lahey
University Club, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
By invitation only. If interested in learning more about the Parents Leadership Gift Society, please contact Nick Wormley '00, MBA '02, associate vice president for alumni and parent development, at 203-582-3719. 

7 - 9 p.m.
Bobcats Madness and Student Performer Showcase
Basketball Arena, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
Enjoy performances from Quinnipiac's talented student spirit and dance groups as our men's and women's basketball teams gear up for their 2013-14 seasons. Free admission. 



Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration
Burt Kahn Court, Athletic and Recreation Center
Make this your first stop on campus! Pick up your registration packet which includes your tickets for lunch, your name tag and an updated schedule of the weekend's events. 

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation with the Deans
Enjoy continental breakfast. Hear from and pose questions to the leader of your student's chosen school or college.

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Studio A, Athletic and Recreation Center; Hans Bergmann, dean
  • School of Business and Engineering: Studio B, Athletic and Recreation Center; Matthew L. O'Connor, dean
  • School of Communications: Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center; Danielle Reinhart, assistant dean; Joe Catrino, assistant dean for career development
  • School of Health Sciences: Grand Courtroom, School of Law; Kimberly Hartmann '76, MHS '82, interim dean
  • School of Nursing: SC 225, second floor, Carl Hansen Student Center; Lynn Price, professor of nursing and director of graduate nursing

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir
3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden
Free admission. 

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
A Career Roadmap to Success for Your Student
Each school and college at Quinnipiac has dedicated resources, tailored to meet the needs of their unique and diverse student populations. Learn about the school-based career resources available to students. 

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Studio A, Athletic and Recreation Center; Lara Dotson-Renta, assistant dean for career development - College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business and Engineering: Studio B, Athletic and Recreation Center; Jill Ferrall '94, MAT '96, associate dean for career development - School of Business
  • School of Communications: Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center; Joe Catrino, assistant dean for career development - School of Communications
  • School of Education: SC 225, second floor, Carl Hansen Student Center; Kevin Basmadjian, dean
  • School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing: Grand Courtroom, School of Law; Cynthia Christie, assistant dean for career development - School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing

11: 30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Student Learning at Quinnipiac: What have we done to your child?
ABL-N121, The Learning Commons, North Wing, Arnold Bernhard Library
Learning at a student-centered university breaks out of the mold of rote memorization and regurgitation as the mainstays of student achievement. A panel of Peer Tutors, Peer Fellows and Learning Commons professional staff will explain how the Quinnipiac community thinks about learning, introduce the opportunities for improvement available in the The Learning Commons and answer questions from both the student and professional points of view. 

Parents as Partners in Academic Success and Retention
Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center
Andrew Delohery, associate vice president of retention and academic success
Learn about Quinnipiac's innovative and systematic approach to learning, and how you can help your student to begin, enjoy and complete a successful college career.

Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac Part I
Grand Courtroom, School of Law
Andrea Hogan, director for global education
Mohammed Bey, director for multicultural education
David Ives, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute
Learn about domestic and international support services, co-curricular programs and the myriad of opportunities for students to experience global learning at Quinnipiac, including semester study abroad, mentoring underrepresented students, QU 301 short-term international study trips, cultural and ethnic student groups and international service-learning trips. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life at Quinnipiac
Studio A, Athletic and Recreation Center
Courtney McKenna, associate director of the Student Center and campus life
Learn about Quinnipiac's growing fraternity and sorority community, currently comprised of eight sororities and seven fraternities. Hear perspectives from students and advisers and specifically how the co-curricular area of Fraternity and Sorority Life supports the Quinnipiac University Learning Paradigm. 

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Quinnipiac Family Indoor Picnic Lunch
Athletic and Recreation Center
Enjoy a complimentary indoor family soup-and-sandwich picnic. Preregistration and tickets are required for all attendees (including students). 

Noon
Women's Rugby game vs. Boston College
Rugby Field

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Student Learning at Quinnipiac: What have we done to your child?
ABL-N121, The Learning Commons, North Wing, Arnold Bernhard Library

Parents as Partners in Academic Success and Retention
Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center

Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac Part I
Grand Courtroom, School of Law

Fraternity and Sorority Life at Quinnipiac
Studio A, Athletic and Recreation Center

1 p.m. 
Women's Soccer game vs. Monmouth
Soccer Field

1 - 3 p.m.

North Haven Campus self-guided tours
Take a drive to Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus (370 Bassett Drive, North Haven), home to the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education and the Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine.

1 - 4 p.m.
Fall Activities with Residence Hall Council
Complex Courtyard (located off Bobcat Way, between Perlroth and Sahlin Residence Hall)
Come join the Residence Hall Council for an afternoon of excitement for your entire family. Enjoy fall foods such as caramel apples and cider donuts, as well as pumpkin painting, tie-dye, face painting, donut on a string, mummy races and much more! It is sure to be a day full of family, friends and fun!

2 - 3 p.m.
Open House at The Learning Commons
The Learning Commons, North Wing, Arnold Bernhard Library
Academic success today is no longer the accumulation of information. Success results in the application of the right information in a given context. The Learning Commons at Quinnipiac University provides an environment for all members of our intellectual community to practice this application. Whether individual tutoring, discussion with advisers, or participation in symposia, students have many chances to practice what they know. Please stop by The Learning Commons to visit with staff and to learn how we support and challenge our students. 

2 - 3 p.m.
Open House: Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac Part II
Piazza, Carl Hansen Student Center
Drop in to speak with staff and student leaders to further your learning about the opportunities in multicultural and global education and campus ministry. A group of alumni will also be present to share their experiences with parents and to promote the importance of student involvement. You can also pick up a copy and discuss the IMaGinE Strategic Plan, which outlines Quinnipiac's goals for promoting an integrated, inclusive and diverse learning environment. 

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Honor Student Reception and Poster Presentations
Studio B, Athletic and Recreation Center
Hosted by Kathy Cooke and the Honors Students
By invitation only. 

2:30 - 4 p.m.
Parents Council Reception with President John L. Lahey
University Club, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
By invitation only. 

4 p.m. 
Men's Ice Hockey game vs. Holy Cross*
High Point Solutions Arena, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
*Tickets for this game are now sold out.

4:30 p.m. 
Catholic Mass
Grand Courtroom, School of Law

Saturday evening
Quinnipiac Families on the Town
It's your student's choice! Saturday night is traditionally the time when parents and their QU students head into Hamden and the surrounding communities for dinner. Reservations are recommended. For a list of area restaurants, visit www.quinnipiac.edu/dining

8 p.m.
Student Programming Board (SPB) event
John Cassidy: Comedy, Magic & Really Weird Things with Balloons
Burt Kahn Court
John Cassidy is a comedian, magician and Guinness World Record-holding balloon sculptor. He has been on numerous television programs, including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show and Live with Regis & Kelly. John's Balloon Freak Show, with its own unique mixture of comedy, magic and "really weird things with balloons," has received rave reviews and has been performed at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif.; the Off-Broadway production Monday Night Magic in N.Y.; on Disney Cruise Lines; and in the World's Greatest Magic Show, Mac King Show and Amazing Jonathan Show, all in Las Vegas, Nev. No tickets required. 



Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

10 a.m. - Noon
Family Farewell Breakfast
Rocky Top Student Center
Before heading home, join your student for a grab-and-go continental breakfast and a self-guided tour of the Rocky Top Student Center on York Hill Campus. 

1 - 5 p.m.
Visit Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir
3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden
Free admission.

Mount Carmel Bookstore Hours
Friday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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