Family Weekend 2013 | September 13-14Register Online Today
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.
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
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 In 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.