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 25, 2014 from 1pm-4pm

2015 Family Weekend - October 30 - November 1

Information regarding events will be updated in July.

“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-4pm, Saturday only. Pick up location will be near the bus stop located by the Williams Center.

 Psychic Fair

Spectrum Entertainment Board is excited to bring back one of their most popular past events: Psychic Fair! Saturday, October 25th from 5pm-9pm, stop down to the Williams Center Multipurpose Room for a reading! Readings are 10 minutes and are $2 for students and $5 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased inside the Williams Center at the Fredonia Ticket Office on the day of the event. Tickets go on sale at 4pm and are limited. 


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

Women's Soccer vs. Oneonta                                                 
Varsity Grass Soccer Field

Women's Volleyball vs. New Paltz
Dods Hall Gym

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Women's Volleyball vs. Oswego                                                 
Dods Hall Gym

Men's and Women's Swimming vs. Niagara                                                 
Steele Hall Natatorium

Men's Hockey vs. Blue and White Scrimmage
Dods Hall Ice Arena

Women's Volleyball vs. Geneseo                                                
Dods Hall Gym

Women's Soccer vs. New Paltz
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

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Marvel Theatre
Click here to purchase tickets to the show
Tom DeLuca, Hypnotist
Rosch Recital Hall
Click here to purchase tickets to Tom DeLuca's show
Saturday, October 25, 2014
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Marvel Theatre
Click here to purchase tickets to the show
Grand Afternoon of Singing
Diers Recital Hall
Fredonia Wind Ensemble
King Concert Hall
Purchase tickets here

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Western New York Chamber Orchestra 
King Concert Hall

Additional Events

Recreational Public Ice Skating: Sat. October 24 and Sun. October 25, 7:30pm-9pm. Steele Hall Ice Arena.

Open Recreation Swim: Steele Hall Natatorium will be open to guests 6pm-8pm on Saturday, October 25; and from 2pm-8pm on Sunday, October 26.

Mason Safe Trick or Treat:  Saturday, October 25th starting at 9am. This event is hosted by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Children are welcome to Trick or Treat through the halls of Mason Hall. Costumes are encouraged!

Terror in the Trees: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 23-25. Interactive Theatre Society is hosting and outdoor, haunted forest walk. Tickets are available at the Fredonia Ticket Office or at the event site.

WHOA Halloween Late Night Breakfast: Saturday, October 25th from 9pm-Midnight at Cranston Marche. Students and their family members visiting are welcome to attend. Students will be able to use their meals/points. Family members can pay with cash or visa/mastercard at the door. Those under 17 y/o need a parent or guardian present. All of your favorite breakfast items will be available. Prizes and giveaways throughout the night- and Halloween costumes are encouraged! There will be a grand prize for *Best Costume*.

Powder Puff Football: Sunday, October 26th from 11am-2pm. Hosted by Colleges Against Cancer. Free to watch. Student teams can sign up for $25 (20 member team) or $2 individually. Contact gesk7540@fredonia for more information or to sign up.

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

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