Family Weekend Schedule

Below is the 2016 Family Weekend schedule of events.

Friday, Oct. 28

Check-in for Family Weekend
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brown Atrium, Knobloch Campus Center, Alvarez College Union

Lunch
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

Davidson College Farm, Farmer's Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Amphitheater, Alvarez College Union

Accomplishing Career Success
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Hance Auditorium, 4th floor of Chambers Building
Learn how the Center for Career Development is partnering with your student to reach his or her goals. The executive director of career development will discuss the programs, resources, and services available to your student for career assessment, exploration, mentoring, job shadowing, internships, graduate school admissions and post-Davidson employment.

Fall Convocation
3-4 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
The college community comes together to honor students and faculty. The Class of 2017 will march in academic regalia for the first time. Journalist and author, Issac Bailey '95, will deliver the convocation address.

Faculty Reception for Families
4-5 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Alvarez College Union
Come meet the members of the faculty in this informal and relaxing setting. You will receive a map when you check in with all of the department locations.

Davidson College Chorale Performance
5 p.m.
Sanctuary, Davidson College Presbyterian Church (on campus)

Autumn Feast in Davidson
5-7 p.m.
Vail Commons
No reservations needed. Cost: $13.00 per person for parents and guests; students on Vail Commons meal plan can use meal plan, declining balance, or bonus bucks.

Volleyball vs. Rhode Island
7 p.m.
Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra 
7 p.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union

Reception for Multicultural Families
7 p.m.
Spencer Weinstein Center for Community and Justice, Patterson Court

Come meet members of the Dean of Students Office in an informal setting. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
8 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Directed by Ann Marie Costa, with scenic design by Joe Gardner. Perhaps Shakespeare's most popular work, this romantic comedy features a magical set of hilarious characters. Our contemporary production expresses a bold new vision where anything can happen if you open your mind to a new rhythm. Produced in collaboration with slam poets Bluz and Carlos Robson and beatmaker DJ DR, this production is a brand new take on the bard.

This play is generally recommended for ages 13 and up due to sexual themes and complexity of language.

Find ticket information or purchase tickets online, by calling 704-894-2135, or drop by the Alvarez College Union Ticket Office. The Ticket Office, located in the Knobloch Campus Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On performance days, the box office opens one hour before curtain.

Davidson Jazz Ensemble
9 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Building
New York-based jazz pianist and parent Jerry Korman will join the Jazz Ensemble, including his daughter, violinist and vocalist Arielle Korman '17, for this special performance.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Check-in for Family Weekend Continues
9-11 a.m.
Brown Atrium, Knobloch Campus Center, Alvarez College Union

Brunch
9:30-11 a.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

Conversation with the President 
11 a.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
President Carol Quillen and members of the Principal Executive Staff discuss the state of college affairs.

Lunch
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

Field Hockey vs. Saint Joseph's
11:30 a.m.
Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field

International Festival
Noon-3 p.m.
Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union
Come support students from around the world who will be sharing their cultures through cultural displays, student performances, great international food, and lots of fun.

Football vs. Jacksonville
1 p.m.
Richardson Stadium
Tickets required. Tickets are available online and at the stadium before the game.

College Writers at Work
1 p.m.
Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community and Justice
Hear student writers recently published in Commonplaces: A Journal of First-Year Writing at Davidson reflect on their processes for composing intellectual work. The writers will be honored with a brief reception following the event.

Swimming and Diving vs. College of Georgetown
1 p.m.
Charles A. Cannon Natatorium, Baker Sports Complex

An Afternoon of American Art Song
2-3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join student singers as they perform a vibrant program of some of your favorite American repertoire.

Music and Dance Extravaganza
3-4 p.m.
Chambers Lawn

Rain location: Alvarez College Union Atrium
Come enjoy performances by Davidson's dance groups and the musical stylings of student vocal groups.

Political Debate
4:15 p.m.
Philanthropic and Eumenean Hall Balconies
The College Democrats, the College Republicans, and the College Libertarians debate the issues of the day.

Men's Soccer vs. VCU
6 p.m.
Alumni Soccer Stadium

Dinner
5-7 p.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

Open Air, Open Mic at the Sustainability Co-op
7 p.m.
439 N. Main St
Artwork, musicians, poets, comedians and more. Refreshments and snacks inspired by ingredients grown in the Farm at Davidson and our very own Co-Op garden will be served.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
8 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Directed by Ann Marie Costa, with scenic design by Joe Gardner. Perhaps Shakespeare's most popular work, this romantic comedy features a magical set of hilarious characters. Our contemporary production expresses a bold new vision where anything can happen if you open your mind to a new rhythm. Produced in collaboration with slam poets Bluz and Carlos Robson and beatmaker DJ DR, this production is a brand new take on the bard.

This play is generally recommended for ages 13 and up due to sexual themes and complexity of language.

Find ticket information or purchase tickets online, by calling 704-894-2135, or drop by the Alvarez College Union Ticket Office. The Ticket Office, located in the Knobloch Campus Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On performance days, the box office opens one hour before curtain.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Brunch
9:30-11 a.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

Hillel Society Brunch
10 a.m.
Room 209, Alvarez College Union

For those who wish to attend a religious service:

Catholic Campus Ministry Family Mass
10 a.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union

Worship Service
11 a.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church (on campus)

Volleyball vs. Fordham
1 p.m.
Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex

Women's Soccer vs. Rhode Island
2 p.m.
Alumni Soccer Stadium

A Midsummer Night's Dream
2 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Directed by Ann Marie Costa, with scenic design by Joe Gardner. Perhaps Shakespeare's most popular work, this romantic comedy features a magical set of hilarious characters. Our contemporary production expresses a bold new vision where anything can happen if you open your mind to a new rhythm. Produced in collaboration with slam poets Bluz and Carlos Robson and beatmaker DJ DR, this production is a brand new take on the bard.

This play is generally recommended for ages 13 and up due to sexual themes and complexity of language.

Find ticket information or purchase tickets online, by calling 704-894-2135, or drop by the Alvarez College Union Ticket Office. The Ticket Office, located in the Knobloch Campus Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On performance days, the box office opens one hour before curtain.