Family Weekend

Maytum fall    


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

scholars breakfast
Annual Scholars Breakfast

Stagecoach Rides!Stagecoach rides through campus will be available on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1pm-5pm

Family Weekend

October 24-26, 2014

“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.

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 5, 2014*

Special Events

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tom DeLuca, Hypnotist

Spectrum Entertainment Board is thrilled to welcome four-time National College Entertainer of the Year, Tom DeLuca to the Rosch Recital Hall stage at Fredonia! This show is recommended for families of all ages, and participants will be those who volunteer, only. Tom DeLuca is sure to blow you away and make you laugh- a great way to spend an evening with your family! The show will begin at 8:00pm at Rosch Recital Hall on campus.

Tickets for Tom DeLuca's show will be available at the Fredonia Ticket Office through their website,, or by stopping in to the Ticket Office during business hours.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

 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 25 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.

**Free** Stagecoach Rides through campus

Tour the campus while riding on an authentic stagecoach provided by Cracker Jack Farms, from Bemus Point, NY. Rides will be available from 1pm-5pm, Saturday only. Pick up location will be near the bus stop located by the Williams Center.


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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Men's Varsity Soccer Game vs. SUNY New Paltz                                                 
Varsity Grass Soccer Field

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Varsity Swimming and Diving Meet vs. Edinboro                                                 
Steele Hall Natatorium
Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Oneonta
Men's Varsity Soccer Game vs. Oneonta State                                                 
Varsity Grass Soccer Field


Performance Events

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Moon Over Buffalo 
Bartlett Theatre
“Moon Over Buffalo” tells of the farcical mayhem that breaks loose amongst the members of small repertory company in Buffalo after a famous Broadway producer calls in search of replacement actors for his current hit production.
Click here to read more about Moon Over Buffalo
Click here for tickets:
1891 Fredonia Opera House
Click here to purchase Overboard tickets

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Moon Over Buffalo  
Bartlett Theatre

Guest Artist Recital: Colin Maier. Oboe & Celtic Fiddle
Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Western New York Chamber Orchestra 
King Concert Hall

Additional Events

Recreational Public Ice Skating: Friday, October 25, 2013 from 7:30pm- 9pm in the Steele Hall Ice Arena.

Open Recreation Swim: Friday, October 25, 2013 from 8pm-10pm in the Steele Hall Natatorium.

Mason Safe Trick or Treat:  Hosted by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, this event will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9am to 12pm. Parents and guardians are invited to bring their children, ages 12 and under, through the practice room hallways (second and third floors) of Mason Hall for a fun, trick or treating experience. Costumes are encouraged!

RHA's Fall Performance Arts and Crafts Show: Sat urday, October 26, 2013 from 12pm-4 pm in the Williams Center Multipurpose room. Come and see what your Fredonia student does outside of classes! This is is dedicated to showcasing talents such as crafts or other talents, all while raising money for charity.

President Horvath's Open House:  Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 3:30pm to 5pm. President's House, 194 Central Avenue, SUNY Fredonia Campus, Fredonia, NY 14063.

WHOA Halloween Late Night Breakfast:  Saturday, October 26, 2013, Starts at 10:00pm until 11:30pm. This event is hosted by Weekend Hang Out Activities (WHOA) and is held at Cranston Marche! Halloween costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costumes. Students can use their meals and points; cash and credit are accepted as well. Any family members under the age of 17 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Meals on Campus

Dining Halls
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 24-26, 2014 at those locations

1891 Fredonia Opera House
* The Nose
Chautauqua County Tourism
Chautauqua County Wine Trail
Chautauqua Institution
Crossroads Farm and Craft Market
Dunkirk Lighthouse
*Ghost Hunt Event
Fredonia’s Farmers Market
Luci-Desi Comedy Center
Portage Hill Art Gallery
Panama Rocks

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