Family Weekend

Maytum fall

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 2018

September 28 - September 30

“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. Events are being added to this page throughout the summer. A finalized listing will be available as of September 1, 2018.*

Campus Activities

Friday, September 28, 2018:

12:00pm- 6:00pm: Exhibition: Exploring Photography. Photographs from the Lousiana State University Museum of Art collection. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

8:00pm: Harlem Quartet. Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall. Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while showing off an exciting repertoire that includes minority composers. The members of the quartet are not only performers, but teachers and orchestral collaborators as well. Since its public debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the quartet has thrilled audiences in 47 states as well as in the U.K., France, Belgium, Brazil, Panama, Canada and South Africa. The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished artists as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dichter, Jeremy Denk and Paquito D’Rivera. The quartet also collaborated with jazz masters Chick Corea and Gary Burton on the album Hot House, a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winning release. Tickets are available through the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office.

4:00pm: Men's Soccer v. Brockport. University Stadium.

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018:

9:00am: Scholar's Breakfast. Steele Hall Fieldhouse. 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. 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.

11:00am: Women's Volleyball v. Capital. Dods Hall Gymnasium. 

11:00am-2:00pm: Food Trucks! Jewett Hall Parking Lot. Stop over to the food trucks for lunch! Cash accepted, some trucks accept credit cards. 

11:00am- 5:00pm: Harvest Fest. Barker Commons, Downtown Fredonia. Music, food, crafts, yard games, raffles; all to benefit the efforts of Habitat for Humanity and local homes. Family friendly event.

12:00pm- 4:00pm: Psychic Fair. Williams Center Multipurpose Room. This annual event hosted by Spectrum Entertainment Board is one of our most popular events of the year! You will want to get in line early to secure a spot for a 10 minute reading. First come, first served, while reading slots are available! $5 per student, $10 per guest. CASH ONLY at the door, no presale tickets available.

12:00pm- 6:00pm: Exhibition: Exploring Photography. Photographs from the Lousiana State University Museum of Art collection. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

1:00pm: Men's Soccer v. Geneseo. University Stadium.

2:00pm-4:00pm: Recreational Public Ice Skating. Steele Hall Ice Arena. $4 adults, $3 children, Free for Fredonia students. Skates are available to rent, $4 per pair, cash only at the door.

2:00pm-6:00pm: Recreational Open Swimming. Steele Hall Natatorium. Swimmers under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

4:00pm: Women's Volleyball v. Ithaca. Dods Hall Gymnasium.

7:30pm- 10:30pm: Fredonia Observatory Open Viewing. Roof of the Science Center. Join us for a night of looking at the stars! You will get the chance to look through the telescope during this special opportunity! Space is limited, but free to participaite! In the case of poor weather, there will be an Open Viewing on Saturday, Sept. 29th. Check the Facebook Page before arriving for updated information. The observatory is located on the roof of the Science Center. The building is oriented east-west, with elevators on both ends of the building. You may use any entrance, but you must use the elevator on the EAST end of the building. Go to the top floor (labeled ‘PH’ for penthouse - if you don’t see a button for this floor, you are in the wrong elevator).  When the doors open, exit the elevator and turn around to your right. You will see an open door out onto the roof, and once you step outside you will immediately see another open door into the observatory.

8:00pm: Dueling Pianos International! Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall. Join us for a night of music, fun, and dancing in your seat! This interactive show is sure to be a hit. Tickets are available at the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office, or online at BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

12:00pm- 4:00pm: Exhibition: Exploring Photography. Photographs from the Lousiana State University Museum of Art collection. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

2:00pm-6:00pm: Recreational Open Swimming. Steele Hall Natatorium. Swimmers under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

7:00pm-9:00pm: Recreational Public Ice Skating. Steele Hall Ice Arena. Skates are available to rent, $4 per pair, cash only. 

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.

http://fsa.fredonia.edu/

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.

www.fredonia.edu/student-life/campus-life/restaurant-and-motel-guide

Area Attractions

**indicates events happening September 28-30 at those locations:

 

Campus Life Office

G113 Williams Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3143 phone