Mother and Daughter

Family Weekend 2013 | September 13-14

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Schedule of Events

Friday, September 13

All Day
Classes Open to Families
Students should notify professors if their parents and families are attending.

All Day
Fun in The Pub
Ground floor, Harwood Memorial Union
Enjoy a game of pool or just relax in the Pub!

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration and Information
Office of Annual Fund, Alumni & Parent Relations; First Floor, Smith Hall

5 – 7 p.m.
Parents’ Social
Ripon College Museum, West Hall
The Parents’ Advisory Committee invites all parents and guardians to join President Zach Messitte and members of the Ripon College faculty and staff for a casual and relaxed reception. Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

7 p.m.
Artist’s Talk featuring Joey Fauerso
CJ Rodman Center for the Arts Lobby
Artist talk in the Rodman Lobby, followed by a reception in the Caestecker Gallery.


General Information

We Proudly Brew Starbucks hours:
Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission Office hours:
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bookstore hours:
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Home Sports Schedule

Saturday, September 14
Football vs. Carroll University at 1 p.m.

Sunday, September 15
Women’s Soccer vs. Edgewood at 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Edgewood at 3:30 p.m.
Full Athletics Site

For Lodging Information, click HERE.

Saturday, September 14

7:30 a.m. – Noon
Registration and Information
Lower Lobby, S.N. Pickard Commons

8:15 – 10 a.m.
Parents’ Advisory Committee Meeting
Heritage Room, S.N. Pickard Commons
Get involved on campus and represent the views of Ripon parents. New members are welcome. Please contact Amy Gerretsen ’04 ( or 920-748-8353) for more information.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

1) What Does It Really Mean to be Socially Responsible…and Can It Really Be Learned in College?
North Reading Room, Lane Library
Join this fascinating discussion with David William Scott and Lindsay Blumer from the Center for Social Responsibility about leadership, social innovation and how Ripon College is paving the way for students to learn how being good leaders is essential in any job. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn about all the interactive ways the new Center for Social Responsibility is partnering with students and the community!

2) Off-Campus Study Programs
Pickard Dining Room, S.N. Pickard Commons
Associate Dean of Faculty and Registrar, Michele Wittler’76, will facilitate a discussion by students who have participated in off-campus programs. Topics of discussion will include off-campus opportunities and the educational and other benefits to off-campus study. Questions are especially welcomed.

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
All Campus Lunch
Memorial Green Space (Rain site: S.N. Pickard Commons)
An informal lunch where current students, parents and families will have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and Parents’ Advisory Committee members before cheering on the Red Hawks football team. This event costs $10 per person for families and guests, please pre-register below. Current students must swipe.

1:30 p.m.
Prairie Work Project, Ceresco Prairie Conservancy
Meet at the Kegel Classroom-follow the signs starting at the west corner of the parking lot behind Storzer Center. Skip Wittler, professor of biology, will lead a group seed collecting effort in the prairie. Enjoy the fall flora and fauna! Dress appropriately.

5 – 7 p.m.
Commons Dinner
S.N. Pickard Commons ($7.99 per person, pay at the door.)

7 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT featuring The Ballroom Thieves
Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union
ballroom_thieves_promo_elevator_150x150In January 2012 The Ballroom Thieves broke into the Boston folk scene with a five-song, foot-stomping EP entitled The Devil & The Deep. Since their debut release the trio has captivated audiences with their unique instrumentation and dazzling three-part vocal harmonies. The sonic diversity of their growing repertoire allows the band to entrance an intimate listening room one night and entertain a large festival crowd the next.