Family Weekend

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No onsite registration necessary!
Event schedules and area maps are available in the Campus Life Office throughout the weekend.

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Annual Scholars Breakfast

Family Weekend 2015

October 30 - November 1

“F” is for Fall, Families, and Fredonia!
We encourage your family to come visit your student on one of the most exciting weekends of the academic year.   There are hundreds of memories to be made while cheering in the bleachers, clapping in the theater, celebrating a scholarship, or exploring the best the season has to offer at the many area attractions in Chautauqua County.

This weekend is all about your family enjoying each other’s company at your own pace. There is no mandatory registration process. Families are invited to participate at their own convenience. Please note some events listed below are ticketed and sold on a first come-first serve basis. If there is a ticketed event your family would like to attend, we encourage you to purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible.

Tickets Still Available:  Tickets for Robert Channing will be available for sale at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House beginning at 7:00 pm.   Cash Only.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please contact the Campus Life Office at (716) 673-3143.

*Events are subject to change, a finalized listing will be available as of October 1, 2015*


Special Events

Friday, October 30, 2015

An Evening with Robert Channing, World's Foremost Mind Reader!

The World's Foremost Mind Reader, Hypnotist, Motivational Speaker, Entertainer and Author Performing will be performing during Family Weekend! You will scream, squirm, laugh, and love this amazing display of the power of the human mind.This special performance by Robert Channing will be on October 30, 2015 beginning at 8pm at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. This show is appropriate for families of all ages.

 Tickets Still Available:  Tickets for Robert Channing will be available for sale at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House beginning at 7:00 pm.   Cash Only.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Scholar’s Breakfast

An annual fall tradition, the Scholars Breakfast is an outstanding event that celebrates Fredonia's scholarship recipients and the generous donors and benefactors who made the scholarships possible. This year's breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m. in the Steele Hall Field House.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is invitation only. If you believe you received a Fredonia scholarship but did not receive an invitation, please contact the University Advancement Office at (716) 673-3321.

Psychic Fair

Are you looking to have your fortune read? Have a question to ask a Psychic? You won't want to miss out on one of our most popular events of the year. Readings will be limited, and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash only at the door, $5 students, $8 General Admission. Event begins at 5pm and runs until 9pm in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

Campus Activities

Athletic Events

Full team schedules can be found at
Please note that some games may require a ticket available for purchase at the door.

Saturday, October 31

7pm: Men's Hockey vs. Southern New Hampshire
Steele Hall Ice Arena

Performance and Art Events

Please note that the following performances require tickets. Links to purchase tickets in advance are listed below each event.

Friday, October 30

12pm-6pm: Department of Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition
Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center

Saturday, October 31

12pm-6pm: Department of Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition
Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center
4pm: Choral Showcase with Fredonia Chamber Choir, Fredonia College Choir, Fredonia Women's Choir
Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall **Free Event**
8pm: Fredonia College Symphony
King Concert Hall, Rockefeller Arts Center

Sunday, November 1

12pm-4pm: Department of Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition
Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center

Additional Events

Biology Club Pumpkin Painting: October 30th, from 6pm-8pm. Open to students and families. This is co-sponsored by FSA-Adept.
Recreational Public Ice Skating: October 30th, from 7pm-9pm. Students- Free, Children- $3, Adults- $4, Skate Rental- $4. Steele Hall Ice Arena.
Open Recreation Swim: October 30th: 8pm- 9:30pm. October 31st and November 1st: 2pm-6pm. University Natatorium. Those under 17 years of age must be with an adult.
Mason Safe Trick or Treat: October 31st: 9am-12pm. Parents are welcome to bring their children to Mason Hall (Front entrance) to enjoy a morning of trick or treating through the hallways. Hosted by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, this event provides the community with a safe, day time, trick or treating experience. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. This is a free event. Costumes are encouraged.
Performing Arts Co Circus Event: October 31st: 3pm-7pm. Lanford House (194 Central Avenue, Fredonia). Cider, Donuts, Treats, and fun! Costumes are encouraged. Stop by while trick or treating!
Terror in the Trees: This annual event, hosted by the Interactive Theatre Society, will take you on a haunted walk through the Campus Woodlot Forest. The event will begin at 8pm, and tickets will be sold for $4 (Students) or $5 (General Admission) through the Fredonia Ticket Office. On Halloween Day (October 31st) tickets will be only $3! Dates Running: October 22, 23, 24 and October 29, 20, 31.
Fredonia Family Fest: Hosted by the Advanced Leadership Development Program. This event includes student run activities and performances by campus clubs, such as a capella and dance teams. This event is on October 31st from 3:30pm-5pm in Dods Grove (Rain location- Igoe Hall lobby).

Meals on Campus

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) dining locations will be operating throughout the weekend. Please refer to the following link for a detailed list of operating hours, menus, and prices.

Local Restaurant & Accommodations Listing

The Campus Life Office has complied an extensive list of local eateries and overnight accommodations; please refer to the link below for details.

Area Attractions

*indicates events happening October 30- November 1, 2015 at those locations

1891 Fredonia Opera House
Chautauqua County Tourism
Chautauqua County Wine Trail
Chautauqua Institution
Crossroads Farm and Craft Market
Dunkirk Lighthouse
*Ghost Hunt
Fredonia’s Farmers Market
*9am-1pm, Church Street, Fredonia, NY
Luci-Desi Comedy Center
Portage Hill Art Gallery
Panama Rocks

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