Family Weekend

This weekend!  September 22 - September 24, 2017

Registration for Family Weekend has closed.
All families are welcome to come to campus this weekend and attend any events throughout the weekend.  For FOTQ, the Picnic Lunch, and Bowling, payment will be accepted at the door.

Friday, September 22

Career Services Appointments
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fowler Alumni House
By appointment only.  To set up an appointment please contact Career Services directly at 540-375-2303, or careers@roanoke.edu.

Study Abroad Fair *new this year
3:00 p.m.            Study Abroad Panel and Information Session
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Study Abroad Fair
Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
The Study Abroad Fair allows students to explore the many study abroad opportunities available to them at Roanoke College by talking with students who have studied abroad and international students who are here from our exchange partners. Instructors of May Term Travel Courses will also be on hand to answer questions related to those programs. For more information, please contact Carmen Boggs-Parker, Assistant Director of International Education, at 540-375-2068 or boggs@roanoke.edu.

Reception for History Students & Families
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Bank Building, Gallery
Join the History Department for light snacks, drinks, and good conversation.  For more information, please contact Jason Hawke, at 540-375-4954 or hawke@roanoke.edu.

Family Weekend Information & FOTQ Tickets
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Colket Center Atrium
Pick up FOTQ tickets as well as a Day Program for the weekend's festivities. For your convenience, FOTQ tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Magic of Chemistry
4:00 p.m.
Massengill Auditorium
Amazing demonstrations to delight the whole family. Fantastic colors, illusions, and explosions! Be entertained and learn a little chemistry!  Sponsored by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society and the Chemistry Department. For more information, please contact Deborah Duncan at 540-375-2441 or duncan@roanoke.edu.

FOTQ - Friday on the Quad
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Back Quad (Rain Location: Colket Center, Sutton Commons)
Sponsored by the Colket Center and Dining Services with live music from Funky Bone. All families, students, faculty, & staff are welcome to join us on the Back Quad for an evening of fun! Cost: $12 per adult, $4.50 per child 5-10, & no charge for children 4 & under. Students, faculty, & staff show your Maroon Card. For your convenience, meal tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Students, faculty, and staff must show their Maroon Cards at FOTQ).

Roanoke College Showcase of Experiential Learning
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fintel Library, Main Floor
Students from all disciplines will be showcasing their research, creative works, and experiences from intensive learning travel courses. The event begins with a social starting at 6:00 p.m. Please roam throughout Fintel Library and talk to our students, while learning more about opportunities such as internships, service learning, research, and creative works. Sponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Dr. Richard Grant at 540-375-2430 or grant@roanoke.edu.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Dessert Social
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Morehead Hall (Chaplain's Office)
All students and families are invited to join InterVarsity for a casual dessert social on Friday evening!  Drop in anytime.  For more information, please contact Kelliann Henry at khenry.iv@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 23

Historical Walk/Tour of Roanoke College's Neighborhood
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Join The David F. Bittle College Historian Dr. Mark Miller and former Salem Museum Director John Long for an early morning walk through the historic neighborhood surrounding the College and a tour of Main Street, Salem.  All ages are invited. Meet on the Luther Plaza at the entrance to the Cregger Center on High Street.

Family Hikes Sponsored by the Outdoor Adventures Program
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Experience a touch of the RC Outdoor Adventures Program.
Meet in the lower entrance to the Bast Center fifteen minutes prior to departure time.

  • McAfee's Knob
    Departure time: 8:00 a.m.
    Strenuous, 8 miles round trip, 4.5 hours
  • Sawtooth Ridge
    Departure times: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    Moderate, 2 miles round trip, 1 1/2 hours

For all hikes, please wear comfortable shoes, preferably hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes. Water and a small snack will be provided. No charge. Seating is limited (only 10 seats per van), so sign up early. Once registered, please complete the medical form and bring one copy per family. The form can be found at www.roanoke.edu/familyweekend. Please show up for your hike as there is a waiting list. (Canceled if inclement weather.) For more information, please contact Chad Heddleston at 540-375-2579 or heddleston@roanoke.edu.

Parent Leadership Council Breakfast & Meeting
8:30 a.m.              Continental breakfast available
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Meeting
Colket Center, Presidents' Dining Room
Meeting of the Parent Leadership Council. By invitation.

Family Weekend Information & Picnic Lunch Tickets
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Colket Center Atrium
Coffee and muffins provided. Pick up Picnic Lunch tickets as well as a Day Program for the weekend's festivities. For your convenience, Picnic Lunch tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

From Dream to Plan (Freshman and Sophomore Parents)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Colket Center, Pickle Lounge
Dreams evolve and plans change.  The transition from high school to college student can bring many unknowns and allows for discovery of various interests and talents.  Our Career and Professional Development Advisor will share the strategy for reaching out to freshmen and sophomores in class, workshops, and individually to foster the skills needed to support this growth.  Career Services will also address how awareness and exploration are the first steps in career development.  For more information, please contact Toni McLawhorn, Director of Career Services, at 540-375-2303 or mclawhorn@roanoke.edu.

From Plan to Professional (Junior and Senior Parents)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Colket Center, Patterson Meeting Room
The transition from college student to young professional is filled with many choices and challenges.  Career Services is committed to helping students regardless of academic year determine interests, discover talents and prepare for their next chapter.  This session will provide tips on how students should best utilize the Career Services office, the services offered, and the resources provided.  The session will also advise parents on how they can best assist their student during this time of transition.  For more information, please contact Toni McLawhorn, Director of Career Services, at 540-375-2303 or mclawhorn@roanoke.edu.


RC Men's Lacrosse Exhibition Game - Maroon vs. White
10:00 a.m.
Elizabeth Campus
Canceled if inclement weather.

Honors Program Forum: For Honors Program Students & Their Parents
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Colket Center, Pickle Lounge
Representatives of the Honors Program will be on hand to discuss the current Honors Program and answer any questions. For more information, please contact Dr. Chad Morris, Director of the Honors Program, at 540-375-4926 or cmorris@roanoke.edu.


Historical Tour of Campus
11:00 a.m.
Join Dr. Mark Miller and Roanoke College Archivist, Linda Miller to relive the history of Roanoke College and experience the beauty of campus.  Be prepared to be met by Maroons of the past as the students of a college history course join the tour at different stops!  Meet at the Roanoke College sign at Clay Street, across from West Hall.

Roanoke College Official Ring Ceremony
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
The Official Ring will be presented to members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 in a special ceremony featuring Looking for an Echo. Join us and help celebrate a tradition for Dear Old Roanoke. For more information, please contact Kelly Dubell at 540-375-2238 or dubell@roanoke.edu.


State of the College with President Maxey
11:30 a.m.
Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
With construction of the Cregger Center complete and numerous new initiatives underway, the College is more transformative than ever.  Students and families are invited to hear President Maxey discuss the College's current status and our bright future.

RC Field Hockey vs. Transylvania University
12 noon
Donald J. Kerr Stadium

RC Volleyball vs. Virginia Wesleyan University
12 noon
Cregger Center Arena  

Picnic Lunch
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Back Quad (Rain Location: Colket Center, Sutton Commons)
All families welcome. Musical entertainment will feature Jimmy Downing '70 and Perry Downing '81 of the Downing Brothers Band playing music from the 60s and 70s, folk rock, and some good old-fashioned oldies. Cost: $10 per adult, $4.50 per child 5-10, & no charge for children 4 & under. Students will show their Maroon Card. For your convenience, meal tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Writing Center Board Game Bonanza
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fintel Library, Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning and Teaching
All families welcome. Join the Writing Center staff for a variety of board games, a little friendly competition, snacks, and fun! For more information, please contact Sandee McGlaun at 540-375-4949 or mcglaun@roanoke.edu.

Historic Monterey House behind the Scenes Tour *new this year!
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Monterey House, corner of Clay & High Streets
Join the History Department for a special behind the scenes look at the College's Monterey complex.  Experience the new College Museum taking shape inside Monterey House, see the renovations  of adjacent buildings, and visit the newly refurbished Clay Street House down the hill.

4th Annual Bowling Tournament
2:00 p.m.
Lee Hi Bowling Lanes, 1830 Apperson Road, Salem, VA
Join us at Lee-Hi Lanes (2 miles from campus) for a fun afternoon of bowling and prizes. Cost: $10 per person includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, and refreshments. For more information, please contact Kelly Dubell at 540-375-2238 or dubell@roanoke.edu.

The Magic of Chemistry
2:00 p.m.
Massengill Auditorium
Amazing demonstrations to delight the whole family. Fantastic colors, illusions, and explosions! Be entertained, learn a little chemistry, and enjoy our liquid nitrogen ice cream. Sponsored by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society and the Chemistry Department. For more information, please contact Deborah Duncan at 540-375-2441 or duncan@roanoke.edu.

RC Women's Soccer vs. Eastern Mennonite University
3:00 p.m.
Donald J. Kerr Stadium

Magic in Mathematics, Computer Science, & Physics
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Massengill Auditorium
Please join faculty and students from mathematics, computer science, and physics as magical elements from our disciplines are displayed for all to see!  Demonstrations, tricks, and current developments in our fields will be highlighted in a fun and energetic way!  Light snacks and refreshments will be available.  For more information, please contact David Taylor at 540-375-4933 or taylor@roanoke.edu.

Creative Writing Students' Poetry & Fiction Reading
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Fowler Alumni House, Back Patio
Come join Roanoke College's creative writers as they share selections of their poetry and fiction.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Channing Johnson at 540-375-2523 or channing@roanoke.edu or Dr. Ken McGraw at 540-375-4999 or mcgraw@roanoke.edu.

Parents' Reception
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Colket Center, Pickle Lounge and Patterson Meeting Room
All Roanoke College parents, grandparents and their families are invited to a reception hosted by the Roanoke College Parent Leadership Council.  Please join us for refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres and fellowship with other Roanoke families.  For more information, please contact Libby Camper, Assistant Director of Campaign & Volunteer Relations, at 540-375-2521 or camper@roanoke.edu.


RC Men's Soccer vs. Lynchburg College
6:00 p.m.
Donald J. Kerr Stadium

Musical Extravaganza
8:00 p.m.
C. Homer Bast Gymnasium
Join the Roanoke College Jazz Ensemble, Oriana Singers, RC Choir, MainStreet, Roanotes, and Looking for an Echo in this smorgasbord of musical entertainment featuring music from Broadway and many other pop hits. Enjoy this concert showcasing our talented student performers. Tickets to this show are $3 with RC ID and $5 for the general public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets through the Family Weekend registration website. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

Sunday, September 24

Continental Breakfast hosted by Roanoke College Church Relations
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Smoyer Gallery, Olin Hall
Complimentary.

Christian Service of Word & Prayer
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Antrim Chapel
Service led by Reverend Christopher Bowen, Dean of the Chapel, accompanied by The Roanoke College Choir, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg.

Brunch in the Commons
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Colket Center, Sutton Commons
Cost: $10 per person payable at the door.  RC students on the meal plan must show their Maroon Cards.

Multicultural Affairs Open House

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Gym (entrance under clock tower), Second Floor
Meet the Office of Multicultural Affairs staff as well as representatives of student organizations under the umbrella of the office.  Discover your student's home away from home, where we live by the motto "Diversity Means All of Us!"  For more information, please contact Juliet Lowery, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at 540-375-2099 or lowery@roanoke.edu.

Other

Bookstore:     Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                       Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                       Sunday, Closed

Cavern:          
Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
                       Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
                       Sunday, Closed

Commons:      
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                       Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                       Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cups on Campus:   
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                Saturday, Closed
                                Sunday, Closed

Fintel Library: 
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                       Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                       Sunday, Noon to Midnight

  Fruitions:      Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                       Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                       Sunday, Closed