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Parents and Family Weekend: Oct. 9-11, 2015

Whether you're a parent of a freshman or senior, Parents & Family Weekend is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your son or daughter and to explore Quinnipiac University. The University will host programming especially for parents and families on each of its three campuses - Mount Carmel, York Hill and North Haven. During the weekend, you will meet deans, faculty members and administrators, and take part in a variety of academic, athletic and social activities that showcase Quinnipiac's outstanding offerings. 

There will be exciting events offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See below for more information. 

Download a schedule of events (Adobe PDF) also listed below.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Mount Carmel Campus Bookstore open

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Parents Council Meeting (members only)
If you're interested in learning more about the Parents Council, please contact Melinda Formica, senior director of parent and family development, at 203-314-8992.

field hockey

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 1845-1852. Free admission.

3 p.m. | Women's Field Hockey vs. Bryant
Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field, Mount Carmel Campus 

5 - 6:30 p.m. | Shabbat at the Hereld House
Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life, 560 New Road, Hamden
Short service and candle lighting, followed by Shabbat dinner. 
Please note: Parking is extremely limited at 560 New Road. Please park in the Harwood Lot off Mount Carmel Avenue and take the path across the street. 

6 p.m. | President's Council Reception for Parents with President John L. Lahey
University Club, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
By invitation only, for parents only. To learn more about the President's Council, please contact Melinda Formica, senior director of parent and family development, at 203-314-8992.

7 p.m. | Bobcats Madness
Basketball Arena, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
Enjoy performances by Quinnipiac's talented student spirit and dance groups as our men's and women's basketball teams gear up for their 2015-16 seasons. Free admission. No tickets required.


Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

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

Representatives from the Parents Association, Chartwells Dining Service and the Department of Campus Life will be present until noon to field parent questions. 

breakfast

9 - 11:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast and Coffee
Burt Kahn Court, Athletic & Recreation Center
Plan out your day over a cup of coffee before making your way to the informative sessions offered by the deans an administrators. 

9 a.m. - noon | Bursar's Office open
Arnold Bernhard Library, South Wing

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. | Conversation with the Deans
Hear from a leader of your student's chosen school or college.

College of Arts and Sciences
Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center
Robert Smart, dean

School of Business and Engineering
Studio B, Athletic & Recreation Center
Matthew L. O'Connor, dean

Department of Engineering 
SB 123, Lender School of Business Center
Justin Kile, associate dean of engineering

School of Communications 
Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center
Lee Kamlet, dean

School of Health Sciences
Mount Carmel Auditorium, Center for Communications and Engineering 
William Kohlhepp, dean

School of Nursing
SC 225, Carl Hansen Student Center (second floor)
Cynthia Barrere, professor and chair of faculty development

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

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

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Mount Carmel Campus Bookstore open

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

College of Arts and Sciences
Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center
Rick DelVecchio, director of career development

School of Business and Engineering
Studio B, Athletic & Recreation Center
Grace Peiffer, director of employer relations

School of Communications
Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center
Lee Kamlet, dean

School of Education
SC 119, Carl Hansen Student Center (first floor)
Kevin Basmadjian, dean

School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing
Mount Carmel Auditorium, Center for Communications and Engineering
Cynthia Christie, assistant dean for career development

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | North Haven Campus Bookstore open

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac
Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center
Diane Ariza, associate vice president of academic affairs and chief diversity officer
Department of Cultural and Global Engagement staff

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Presentation
Learn about the domestic and international support services, co-curricular programs and the variety of opportunities for your student to experience global learning at Quinnipiac. Specific opportunities include studying abroad, mentoring for underrepresented students, QU 301 short-term international study trips, cultural and ethnic student groups and service-learning trips. 

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.  Q&A
Have a specific question about study abroad, international service learning or cultural and identity groups? There will be designated time after the presentation to ask a Department of Cultural and Global Engagement staff member. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Fraternity and Sorority Life at Quinnipiac
Studio B, Athletic & Recreation Center
Katherine Pezzella, director of fraternity and sorority life
Learn about Quinnipiac's fraternity and sorority community, which includes ten sororities and seven fraternities. A panel of students and advisers will be available for questions and discuss specifically how Fraternity & Sorority Life supports the Quinnipiac University Learning Paradigm.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | 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 Quinnipaic's innovative and systematic approach to learning and how you can help your student to begin, enjoy, and complete a successful college career. 

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Quinnipiac Family Indoor Picnic Lunch
Athletic & Recreation Center 
Enjoy a complimentary indoor soup-and-sandwich picnic for the first five guests in your party, including your student(s). Additional tickets may be purchased for $10.
Tickets required for parents and students. Tickets will be distributed at Registration in Burt Kahn Court on Saturday, Oct. 10. 

North Haven Campus

Noon - 2 p.m. | North Haven Campus self-guided tours
North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Drive, North Haven
Take a drive to Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus, home to the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law and the Frank H. Netter, MD, School of Medicine.

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Lunch and Learn
Athletic & Recreation Center
Annalisa Zinn, vice president for academic innovation and effectiveness
Andrew Delohery, associate vice president of retention and academic success
Grab your lunch and chat with representatives from the Office of Academic Innovation & Effectiveness. Learn more about The Learning Commons, Quinnipiac's academic support hub, how Quinnipiac approaches academic assessment and the facts about the value of a Quinnipiac education.

1 p.m. | Women's Soccer vs. Monmouth
Soccer Field, Mount Carmel Campus

1 p.m. | Men's Tennis vs. UCONN
Outdoor Tennis Facility, Mount Carmel Campus

1 - 3 p.m. | Legacy Family Photos
Library Steps, Anrold Bernhard Library / Rain site: Piazza, Carl Hansen Student Center
A Quinnipiac Legacy is a student or alumnus/a whose parent, grandparent or sibling also attends or attended Quinnipiac. We extend a sincere thank you to all our legacy families for making a Quinnipiac education part of your family tradition, and we look forward to welcoming legacy families during Parents & Family Weekend. Please stop by the library steps between 1 and 3 p.m. for a legacy family photo. 

fall activities

1 - 4 p.m. | Fall in the Halls with Residence Hall Council
Complex Courtyard (located on Bobcat Way, between Perlroth and Sahlin Residence Halls)
Come join the Residence Hall Council for an afternoon of excitement for the entire family. Enjoy fall foods, such as caramel apples and cider donuts, as well as fun activities, including pumpkin painting and more! It is sure to be a day full of family, friends and fall fun!

2 - 3 p.m. | Open House at The Learning Commons
The Learning Commons, North Wing, Arnold Bernhard Library
The Learning Commons provides an environment that encourages all QU community members to achieve academic success. Through individual tutoring, discussions with advisers or participation in symposia, students have many chances to practice what they know. Stop by The Learning Commons to see how we support and challenge our students.

2 - 3 p.m. | Cultural and Global Engagement Reception
SC 225, Carl Hansen Student Center (second floor)
Drop in to speak with staff and student leaders to learn about the opportunities in multicultural and global education. Learn about how the cultural and identity student organizations work to foster a sense of community and inclusion at Quinnipiac University. You can also pick up a copy and discuss the IMaGinE Strategic Plan, which outlines Quinnipiac's goals for an integrated, inclusive and diverse environment.

2 - 3:30 p.m. | Honors Student Reception (for honors students and families)
Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center
Hosted by Kathy Cooke and the honors students. By invitation only. 

2 p.m. | SHRM Induction Ceremony (for SHRM students and families)
Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center
By invitation only. The Society for Human Resource Management, which provides Quinnipiac management students the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of human resource management, will hold its new member and officer induction ceremony. 

4 p.m. | Men's Ice Hockey vs. Holy Cross
High Point Solutions Arena, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
Please note: Limited tickets will be available for sale, and we anticipate they will sell out quickly.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 25, at 10 a.m. To purchase, call the ticket office at 203-582-3905, or visit www.quinnipiacbobcats.com
Ticket pricing: $18, adult premium seating; $15, adult regular seating; $10, standing room; $6, seniors (65+ years); $5, youth (2-12 years); free, under 2 years. Limited complimentary Quinnipiac student tickets will be available starting Monday, October 5. 

4:30 p.m. | Catholic Mass
Mount Carmel Auditorium, Center for Communications and Engineering
Father Jordan Lenaghan, O.P., Catholic chaplain

Saturday night | Quinnipiac Families on the Town
It's your student's choice! Saturday night is traditionally the time when parents and their 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. | Comedic Magician Sammy Cortino
Student Programming Board (SPB) event
Burt Kahn Court, Athletic & Recreation Center
Sammy Cortino will change the way you think about magic and show how magic can not only be amazing, but also rock. Hard. Part magic show, part rock concert, Sammy Cortino has been described as Jimmy Page meets David Blaine. To Cortino, magic is "part sight, and part sound. Most importantly, magic is unexpected and shocking; which is the way to amaze an educated audience that has seen so much magic on TV."


Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

10 a.m. - noon | Family Farewell Breakfast 
Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus
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 the York Hill Campus. 

seniors

10 a.m. - noon | Upperclassmen Housing Preview
Meet at Residential Life Table Inside Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus
While you're on the York Hill Campus, visit a typical room in The Crescent, Quinnipiac's junior housing facility. Residential Life staff will be on hand to answer questions about life on York Hill. 

10 - 11 a.m. | Restorative Yoga with Live Music
Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center
Parents and students are welcome to finish off the weekend with relaxing and restorative yoga poses. All levels welcome. Enjoy time with your student at this light-hearted session with live music and lots of fun! This session will be led by freshmen parents, Penny and Dan Foote, who are excited to share this experience with you. 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Mount Carmel Bookstore open

1 p.m. | Women's Field Hockey vs. Providence
Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field, Mount Carmel Campus

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


Parents and Family Weekend 2014 Recap

Hundreds of families converged on our three campuses Oct. 24-26, 2014, for the annual Parents and Family Weekend festivities. Among the events open to our students and their families were Bobcats Madness, academic-focused conversations, various athletic games and yoga on Sleeping Giant State Park.

View a photo gallery from Parents and Family Weekend 2014 on Flickr

View a photo gallery from Bobcats Madness 2014 on Facebook

Parents weekend 2014 collage

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