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2019 Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 25

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Livingston Hall Student Union

All visitors are asked to check in. Weekend schedules and other information will be available.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Library Sponsor-a-Book

Alumni Library

Each year, the Alumni Library extends an invitation to family and friends to sponsor a book selected from among our most exciting new acquisitions. Donors are acknowledged with customized bookplates. 

Simon's Rock t-shirts and other branded gear will also be available for purchase. 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Families Attend Classes

Classroom Complex

Share your student’s regular Friday schedule, or join other classes that interest you. The list of open classes will be available at the registration table.

11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

Dining Hall

Join us for lunch on campus, or feel free to explore nearby restaurant options.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

First Year College Adjustment & First Year Academy Adjustment

Classroom 11, Classroom Complex 

How is your student adjusting to college life at Simon’s Rock? Attend this session to hear from the Area Coordinator for the College from Campus Life and the Dean of Academic Affairs about the challenges and expectations meeting new college students.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Center for Food Studies: Apple Tasting & Press Demonstration 

Fisher Science Center

Compare the flavor of regional apples and sample honey from the on-campus apiary. Help press apples and enjoy hot apple cider. Honey and the Simon’s Rock Cool Sightings book will be available for purchase.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Academic Celebration 

Livingston Hall Student Union

Join students, faculty, and staff at the official unveiling of the Seniors’ Thesis posters and learn more about the academic experiences of students at both Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Lecture: Solving Sudoku Games with Mathematics

Fisher Science Center, Clark Auditorium

Join us for a lecture on solving sudoku games with mathematics with low-dimensional topologist Mark Brittenham.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Dining Hall

Join us for dinner on campus, or feel free to explore nearby restaurant options.

7:00  p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Theater Department Presents "Twelfth Night" 

Daniel Arts Center

A cast of current students and alumni perform Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities.

Saturday, October 26

 
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Dining Hall

Join us for a buffet-style breakfast on campus.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration

Livingston Hall Student Union

All visitors are asked to check in. Weekend schedules and other information will be available.

9:00  a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Divisional Open House

Livingston Hall Student Union

Meet and greet the faculty. Sign up for individual meetings with your student's advisor and professors, as needed. The list of faculty and room locations for each division will be available. 

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Library Book Sale 

Alumni Library

Pick up some old favorites and treasured additions for your personal collection while supporting the Alumni Library at our annual book sale. 

Simon's Rock t-shirts and other branded gear will also be available for purchase.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meetings with Advisors  & Professors  

Daniel Arts Center, Fisher Science Center, Hall College Center, and Liebowitz Center for International Studies

Advisors and professors will be available by appointment to meet with parents. 

Please sign up beforehand at the Divisional Open House in Livingston Hall Student Union, 9:00 - 9:45 am.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Campus Life Open House

Campus Life Office, Hall College Center

Stop by the Campus Life Office for coffee and to chat with your student's Residence Director and Campus Life administrators. Also, learn more about the Council for Equity & Inclusion. 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Soccer Game

Soccer Field

Come watch the Simon's Rock Llamas as we take on Berkshire Community College.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Dining Hall and Kendrick Lawn

Join us for lunch on campus, or feel free to explore nearby restaurant options.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Campus Safety Update

Blodgett House

Representatives from Simon’s Rock's Campus Safety Department outline recent developments to improve security on campus.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Intramural Swim Meet

Kilpatrick Athletic Center

Come support the Simon's Rock Llamas.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Life After Simon's Rock: Alumni Career Panel 

Clark Auditorium, Fisher Science and Academic Center

Alumni share their academic and career paths since their days at Simon's Rock. What came next? How prepared were they for the “real world?” What advice can they offer? This session is a must for parents and students alike!

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Basketball Game

Kilpatrick Athletic Center

Come support the Simon's Rock Llamas as we take on Berkshire Community College in the second head-to-head of the day.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BA Experience Showcase

Snack Bar, Livingston Hall Student Union

Students will share their experiences during the BA program at Simon's Rock and while studying abroad at other institutions. Learn how their experiences connect to their current academic pursuits and to their future career plans.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Dining Hall

Join us for dinner on campus, or feel free to explore nearby restaurant options.

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Theater Department Presents "Twelfth Night" 

Daniel Arts Center

A cast of current students and alumni perform Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities.  

8:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Vampire Readings in Slavic Literature

Blodgett House
Join faculty member Mark Hopkins and students for an evening of spooky readings from Pushkin, Gogol, Neruda, Pelevin, and more. Costumes encouraged.

Sunday, October 27

 

noon - 4:00 p.m.

Library Sponsor-a-Book

Alumni Library

Each year, the Alumni Library extends an invitation to family and friends to sponsor a book selected from among our most exciting new acquisitions. The donor gets a customized bookplate placed in the book sponsored.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Farewell Jazz Brunch

Dining Hall

Enjoy a bountiful brunch before saying goodbye to your students. 


Schedule subject to change. Please check back for updates. 

This page was updated on October 15, 2019.