Family Weekend at Fredonia

Family Weekend

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

Family Weekend 2019

October 25- October 27

“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 October 1, 2019.*

Campus Activities

Friday, October 25, 2019

12pm-6pm. Art Gallery Open Hours. Location: Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery.

3pm. Ice Hockey: Fredonia vs. Buffalo State (Scrimmage). Location: Steele Hall Ice Arena.

3pm. Men’s Soccer: Fredonia vs. Oswego. Location: University Stadium. 

7:30pm-9pm. Recreational Public Skate. Location: Steele Hall Ice Arena. $4 for adults, $3 for children. $4 each for skate rentals. Cash only. Children must stay with parents/guardians.

8pm. A cappella Showcase. Location: Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Free show! Experience acapella at Fredonia with a small showcase of our student talent. The Riveters and Some Like it Hot will take the stage for a fun performance.

8pm-10pm. **CANCELLED due to weather** Public Viewing in the Fredonia Observatory. Location: 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, so participants may need to wait briefly, but free to participate!

9pm-12am. Terror in the Trees. Location: Woodlot on Ring Road. Hosted by Fredonia Immersive Theatre, this is a haunted trail walk through the woodlot on campus. Tickets are $3 presale for students, $5 presale for the general public. All tickets at the entrance are $5. Tickets will be available through the Fredonia Ticket Office. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

9am. Scholars Breakfast. Location: 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.

12pm. 30 Minutes of Magic! Location: Tim Hortons Stage. Take a break with Spectrum Entertainment Board as we host a magic show! Free to watch.

12pm-6pm. Art Gallery Open Hours. Location: Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery.

1pm-4pm. Caricature Drawings! Location: University Commons Lobby, infront of the Fredonia Bookstore. Free for students and families. This is a fun way to capture the memories you will make during Family Weekend. This is provided by Spectrum Entertainment Board.

1pm. Men’s Soccer: Fredonia vs. Cortland. Location: University Stadium. 

2pm. Donuts and Hot Mulled Cider. Location: Tent by the Williams Center Patio. Stop by and see Spectrum Entertainment Board for a free sweet treat! While supplies last.

7pm. Family Weekend Feud. Location: Williams Center MPR. Free for students and families. This special Family Feud event is hosted by Spectrum Entertainment Board. Join in on the fun for a chance to win prizes. 

7:30pm-9pm. Recreational Public Skate. Location: Steele Hall Ice Arena. $4 for adults, $3 for children. $4 each for skate rentals. Cash only. Children must stay with parents/guardians.

8pm. Fredonia College Symphony. Conducted by David Rudge. This is a free event. Location: King Concert Hall.

9pm. Cupcake Decorating. Late night sweet tooth? Stop over to the Williams Center Information booth and make a cupcake with WHOA (Weekend Hang Out Activities). Free.

9pm-12am. Terror in the Trees. Location: Woodlot on Ring Road. Hosted by Fredonia Immersive Theatre, this is a haunted trail walk through the woodlot on campus. Tickets are $3 presale for students, $5 presale for the general public. All tickets at the entrance are $5. Tickets will be available through the Fredonia Ticket Office. 


Sunday, October 27, 2019

9:00am-12:00pm. Safe Halloween. Location: Mason Hall hallways. A Halloween event hosted by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, providing children in the community (and families visiting) a fun and safe place to enjoy trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities. 

9:30am. Double Reed Day. Location(s): Announced upon registration. A day designed specifically for oboists and bassoonists of ALL ages and levels. For more information and to register, visit HERE. If you have questions regarding Double Reed Day, please email: Sarah.Hamilton@fredonia.edu.

12pm-4pm. Art Gallery Open Hours. Location: Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery.

4pm. U.S. Navy Band Commodores, presented by Rockefeller Arts Center.  Location: King Concert Hall. Kristine Hsia, a past Pops Series performer who earned a BFA in Music Theatre from Fredonia, returns as vocalist with the U.S. Navy’s elite jazz ensemble. Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for more than 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. The Commodores write and arrange much of their vast library of music. Their concerts are an eclectic mix of traditional big band music, exciting jazz vocal arrangements as well as fresh new instrumental music. The Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national concert tours and jazz education classes and clinics. Free Tickets available starting Sept. 30 (limit 4 per order). Purchase Tickets Here

7:30pm-9pm. Recreational Public Skate. Location: Steele Hall Ice Arena. $4 for adults, $3 for children. $4 each for skate rentals. Cash only. Children must stay with parents/guardians.

8pm. Fredonia Choral Showcase. Location: Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall. Free show.

9pm-12am. Terror in the Trees. Location: Woodlot on Ring Road. Hosted by Fredonia Immersive Theatre, this is a haunted trail walk through the woodlot on campus. Tickets are $3 presale for students, $5 presale for the general public. All tickets at the entrance are $5. Tickets will be available through the Fredonia Ticket Office. 

 

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

1891 Fredonia Opera House:  http://www.fredopera.org
Friday, October 25. 7:30pm. Idol Kings: A Tribute to Journey, John Mellencamp, and Tom Petty. Students $10, General Admission $20, Opera House Members $18.
Saturday, October 26. 1pm. Manon, Live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera. Students $10, General Admission $20, Opera House Members $18.

21 Brix Winery: http://www.21brix.com/events-calendar/
Saturday, October 26. 7pm. Beats at the Brix feat. The HighLife

Chautauqua County Tourism:  http://www.tourchautauqua.com/default.aspx
Maps: https://www.tourchautauqua.com/maps-and-guides

Chautauqua County Wine Trail: https://www.tourchautauqua.com/explore/wineries

Chautauqua Institution:  http://www.ciweb.org/

Dunkirk Lighthouse:  http://www.dunkirklighthouse.com
Friday, October 25. 7pm-1am. Ghost Hunts. Tickets required: http://www.dunkirklighthouse.com/ghost_hunts_schedule.htm

Fredonia’s Farmers Market:  http://villageoffredoniany.com/

National Comedy Center: www.comedycenter.org.

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum: www.lucy-desi.com

Portage Hill Art Gallery:  http://www.portagehillgallery.com/

Panama Rocks:  http://www.panamarocks.com/
Hiking, Axe throwing (Reservations recommended)

The Summer Wind: http://thesummerwind.com/
 

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