Parents weekend

Parents and Family Weekend: Oct. 24-26, 2014

Whether you're a parent of a freshman or senior, this is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your son or daughter and see how Quinnipiac University has grown. Enjoy interesting and enriching programs on Quinnipiac's three campuses: Mount Carmel, York Hill and North Haven. During the weekend, you will meet deans, faculty members and administrators. Enjoy a variety of academic, athletic and social activities that showcase Quinnipiac's outstanding offerings. Events are free of charge unless otherwise specified.

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

Registration
Online registration is now closed. Families who did not register online should stop by the registration table on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Burt Kahn Court in the Athletic and Recreation Center to register that day and pick up lunch tickets. Please note: Saturday's indoor picnic lunch in the Recreation Center is complimentary for the first five people in your party, including your student(s). Additional lunch tickets are available for $10 per person.


Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Parents Council Meeting (members only)
If interested in learning more about the Parents Council, please contact Kierran Broatch, assistant director of development for parents and families, at 203-582-8587.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir
3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamdenwomen's field hockey
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 1845-52. Admission is free.

3 p.m. Women's Field Hockey vs. Rider
Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field

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

6 - 9 p.m. Parents Leadership Gift Society Reception with President John L. LaheyBobcat Madness
University Club, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
By invitation only, for parents only. To learn more about the Parents Leadership Gift Society, please contact Kierran Broatch at 203-582-8587.

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 2014-15 seasons. Admission is free. No tickets required.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

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 tickets for lunch, your name tag(s) and an updated schedule of the weekend's events.
A representative from Financial Aid will be present until noon to for parents to ask questions.

9 - 11 a.m. Continental Breakfast and CoffeeBreakfast
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.

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
"We are not in Kansas anymore: dealing with a changed higher education landscape"
Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center
Robert Smart, dean

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

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

School of Health Sciences
Grand Courtroom, Center for Communications and Engineering
Kimberly Hartmann '76, MHS '82, interim dean

School of Nursing
SC 225, second floor, Carl Hansen Student Center
Leslie Neal-Boylan, associate dean

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Músaem an Ghorta MhóirIreland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University
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 1845-52. Admission is free

10:30 - 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 available to students.

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

School of Business and Engineering
Studio B, Athletic & Recreation Center
Jill Ferrall '94, MAT '96, associate dean for career development

School of Communications
Mancheski Executive Seminar Room, Lender School of Business Center
Joe Catrino, assistant dean for career development

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

School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing
Grand Courtroom, Center for Communications and Engineering
Cynthia Christie, assistant dean for career development

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Parents as Partners in Academic Success and Retention
ABL-N121, The Learning Commons, North Wing, Arnold Bernhard Library
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.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac Part IParents Weekend diversity reception
Grand Courtroom, Center for Communications and Engineering
Diane Ariza, associate vice president of academic affairs and chief diversity office
Department of Cultural and Global Engagement staff
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.

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Quinnipiac Family Indoor Picnic Lunch
Athletic & Recreation Center
Enjoy a complimentary indoor family soup-and-sandwich lunch for up to five people, including your student(s). Additional lunch tickets are available for $10 per person (non-refundable).
Please note: While advance registration is recommended for lunch, please only preregister if you are planning to attend, so we can keep accurate numbers. If you are unsure, you may pick up lunch tickets on Oct. 25 at registration.

Noon - 2 p.m. North Haven Campus self-guided toursNorth Haven Campus
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. Fraternity and Sorority Life at Quinnipiac
Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center
Courtney McKenna, director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Kyle Hickman, assistant director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Learn about Quinnipiac's fraternity and sorority community, which includes nine sororities and eight 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.

12:30 - 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
Andrew Delohery, associate vice president of retention and academic success    
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 Learning Commons, and answer questions.

1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. St. Peter's
Soccer Field

1 - 2 p.m. QUEST Recognition Ceremony (for QUEST students and families)
SC 225, second floor, Carl Hansen Student Center Fall activities Parents Weekend
Sade Jean-Jacques, assistant director for multicultural education
Quinnipiac University Enriching Student Transitions (QUEST), a mentoring program for first year underrepresented students, will be celebrating and recognizing the 2013-14 mentees for their successful completion of the program. By invitation only.

1 - 4 p.m. Fall Activities with Residence Hall Council
Complex Courtyard (located off Bobcat Way, between Perlroth and Sahlin Residence Halls)
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 and much more! It is sure to be a day full of family, friends and fun!

1:30 p.m. Hike to Yoga, sponsored by Quinnipiac's Sustainability Committee*
Location change: Meet in the parking lot of the Center for Communications and Engineering, outside the main entry doors. The group will then walk over to Sleeping Giant State Park.
*The participant limit for this activitiy has been reached. Additional registrations cannot be accepted.hike to yoga
Take some time to reenergize, reflect and enjoy the fall foliage. The hike will begin with a brief meditation at the base of Sleeping Giant State Park. The group will then ascend the 1.5 mile scenic trail to the observation tower to take in the beautiful views of Quinnipiac, New Haven and Long Island Sound. Here, you will relax and restore with a series of optional light yoga stretches and postures before hiking back down. Water will be provided; feel free to bring a yoga mat, towel or small blanket. Please wear sneakers or comfortable hiking shoes and dress in layers to accommodate the weather. All levels are welcome and previous yoga experience is not required.

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 advisors 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. Open House: Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac Part II
Carl Hansen Student Center Piazza
Drop in to speak with staff and student leaders to learn about the opportunities in multicultural and global education and religious diversity. Learn about how the cultural, identity and faith-based organizations work to foster a sense of community and inclusion at Quinnipiac University. You can also pick up a copy and discuss the IMaGinE (Inclusion, Multiculturalism, and Globalism in Education) Strategic Plan, which outlines Quinnipiac's goals for an integrated, inclusive and diverse environment.

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

4:30 p.m. Catholic Mass
Grand Courtroom, Center for Communications and Engineering
Father Jordan Lenaghan, O.P., Catholic chaplainvolleyball Quinnipiac

6 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. St. Peter's
Burt Kahn Court, Athletic & Recreation Center

Saturday afternoon 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. View a list of area restaurants.

8 p.m. Student Programming Board (SPB) event: Comedian Daniel Martin
Recreation Center, Athletic & Recreation Center
Daniel Martin has quickly become one of the most in-demand entertainers in the nation. His high-energy blend of insane magic and sarcastic improv consistently leads to standing ovations and record breaking crowds at theaters, campuses and corporate events worldwide. No tickets required. 


Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

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

1 p.m. Women's Field Hockey vs. Monmouth
Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field

1 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Rider
Burt Kahn Court

1 - 5 p.m. Visit Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir
3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Conn.
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 1845-52. Free admission


Bookstore Hours

Mount Carmel Bookstore Hours: Quinnipiac North Haven Campus bookstore
Friday, Oct. 24: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

North Haven Bookstore Hours:
Friday, Oct. 24: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25: 11 - 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26: Closed


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