Family Weekend at Fredonia

Family Weekend: Virtual Events

Events are being added to this page. A finalized listing will be available as of October 20, 2020.*

Family Weekend 2020

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel on-campus events for Family Weekend 2020. The health and safety of the entire Fredonia family is the university's top priority, so out of an abundance of caution we will not be bringing families to campus this fall. We know this decision will be disappointing to everyone who were looking forward to a weekend of fun events. Campus Life is developing and planning several online events or experiences that you can view from home: musical events, special student club events, and other custom programming. We look forward to engaging our students and families as best we can while keeping everyone healthy and safe. 

Live - Virtual Events

  • Online Family Trivia hosted by Spectrum Entertainment Board! Click Here for the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 963 3811 3270, Password: 7370084076. You will need two devices! One for Zoom, and one to play the game on Kahoot. We will post the Kahoot code before the games start on Zoom!
  • Family Photos on Instagram (Throwback and New!) We want to celebrate your family by sharing your favorite family photo! Date: Start submitting photos on 10/21 at 10 am by direct message on Instagram: @fredoniacampuslife. Be sure to follow our page, too! Family photos will be posted on 10/23 on our Instagram story.

Limited Special Giveaway for students, from their family!

  • Spectrum Entertainment Board is giving away 100 "bears to build" to the first 100 students when families request them at no cost. Families, please click here to reserve your bear for your student. The package will include the bear, stuffing, and a bear-sized Fredonia T-shirt. Instructions will be provided on how to assemble. These are reservable for your Fredonia student only, one per student. Students must be able to pick them up on campus in the Williams Center as we cannot mail them. 

Previously recorded special performances from Rockefeller Arts Center:

  • Selections from “Phantom of the Opera”

From “Commencement-Eve on Broadway: Music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and More” held on May 18, 2018 in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A Rockefeller Arts Center production with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Glen Cortese. Featuring vocalists Genevieve Ellis and Trevor Alberts-Pearson. Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, this thrilling musical depicts the Phantom, a disfigured man and lover of music, and his strange obsession with the brilliantly gifted singer, Christine. The Phantom haunts the Opera Populaire and is mysteriously giving music lessons to Christine. The music for “The Phantom of the Opera” was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. The song “Music of the Night” takes place after the Phantom has lured Christine into his home below the opera house. He sings of his desire for her to forget the outside world and to live through his music. View the performances here.

  • “Maria” from “West Side Story”

From “Commencement-Eve on Broadway: Music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and More” held on May 18, 2018 in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A Rockefeller Arts Center production with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Glen Cortese. Featuring vocalist Noah Barnes. The music for West Side Story was written by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Tony and Maria, a pair of star-crossed lovers are caught in a brutal feud between their respective communities. Tony meets Maria at a dance and immediately falls in love, singing “Maria." View the performance here.

  • Prologue from “Les Misérables”

From “Commencement-Eve on Broadway: Music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and More” held on May 18, 2018 in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A Rockefeller Arts Center production with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Glen Cortese. “Les Misérables,” based on the novel by Victor Hugo, tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who goes on a journey of redemption against the backdrop of the French Revolution. The music for “Les Misérables” was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel, and Herbert Kretzmer. View the performance here.

  • “Come Fly with Me”

From Rockefeller Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala Pops Concert held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. This was the opening number of the concert, performed by alumni Alissa Stahler, Julie Newell, Evan Harrington and Lou Giovannetti with the big band conducted by Dr. Nick Weiser. By Cahn, arranged by Yasinitski. View the performance here.

A special discount just for you! This weekend only (October 23-25):

  • The Fredonia Bookstore is excited to offer students and families and online discount of 20% off all Fredonia imprinted clothing on their website. The discount will be applied automatically. This is a great time to stock up on your FRED wardrobe! Visit the Fredonia Bookstore website here.

Bringing a bit of Fredonia's campus to you! A printed tour of our campus sculptures:

  • Prepared by now Fredonia Alum and Art Forum member, Jessica Smith, enjoy the following descriptions about the sculptures Fredonia has brought to campus through the In Sight/ On Site program. In Sight on Site narrative (1).pdf

Free Virtual Tours and Additional Activities for Family Weekend!

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