Family Weekend 2014 October 10-12 (check frequently for updates!)

Family Weekend 2014
October 10-12
(check frequently for updates!)
The Family Weekend Registration and Official Welcome Center in the University Union
Tillman Lobby will be open from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 10, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11. Make this your first stop on campus!
*Location “UU” indicates a University Union room
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Leaf symbol indicates a “Fun for the Family” event
Friday evening, Oct. 10
2 p.m.- 3 p.m. and 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.
University Libraries Special Collection Tour
Bartle Library
Treat yourself to medieval manuscripts...early editions of major authors...fascinating modern
manuscripts... and gems from the University's Archives. Hold in your hands the smallest book in our
library and turn the pages of its oldest! Learn how accessible these amazing resources are and how they
can elevate and inspire the BU experience. Join us as we explore what's so "special" about Special
Collections!
4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration and Welcome Center
University Union-Tillman Lobby
Check your family in for the weekend and pick up your tote bag, t-shirt and updated schedule.
6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services with Hillel
Reform in UUW-301, Conservative in UUW-324, Orthodox in UUW-325
Enjoy Friday night services with Hillel.
6:30pm
Shabbat Services with Chabad
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life (420 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
Enjoy Friday night services with Chabad.
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Family Fun Bonfire
Fire Pit-Upper End of Lot M (Behind Mountainview/Next to Nature Preserve)
Come meet other families while sitting around a bonfire, eating s’mores and drinking hot cocoa!
7 p.m.
Women’s NCAA Division I Volleyball
West Gym
Come cheer on your lady Bearcats against Hartford. Advanced price tickets available with Family
Weekend registration.
7:15 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah with Chabad
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life (420 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
Join us for home cooked, festive holiday meals in Broome County’s Largest, Warmest & Coolest Sukkah
(Please dress in layers so you are warm enough to enjoy eating under the stars.).
There is no fee but contributions to Chabad are appreciated. RSVP and more info
here: www.JewishBU.com/FamilyWeekend
7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah with Hillel
Patio behind C4, between Newing and Dickinson
Enjoy a delicious free Shabbat dinner with Hillel.
7:45 p.m.
Full Moon Evening Walk in the Nature Preserve
Nature Preserve-Meet Guide in Upper End of Lot M
The full moon is always a good reason for an evening walk. Maybe we’ll hear some early owl calls. We’ll
have a bat detector to see if there are any bats still around.
Saturday morning, Oct. 11
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Family Weekend Registration and Welcome Center
University Union-Tillman Lobby and Mandela Room
Check your family in for the weekend and pick up your tote bag, t-shirt and updated schedule. Enjoy light
refreshments in the Mandela Room (while they last!) and mingle with staff from across campus!
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Re-INVEST in your student’s education!
Residential Life Information Booth
University Union- Tillman Lobby
Stop by our table in the Tillman Lobby to get your questions answered and enjoy a give-away
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Vendor Hall-Meet the Family Weekend Sponsors!
In front of the Marketplace, UUW
Come meet the local sponsors of Family Weekend where you can ask questions about off campus
housing options, transportation home, and hotel reservations in the future.
9 a.m.-Noon
Animal Adventure
UU 102
Come meet some of the stars of Animal Adventure! There will be live animals that you can touch and
learn about from the educated staff.
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
The Graduate School presents: Accelerate Your Education-5 Years, 2 Degrees
UU 111
Binghamton undergraduate students can combine their bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree and
finish both in five fast years. This session will provide an overview of the 50+ accelerated degree options
and highlight the advantages of this unique opportunity. Also presented at 11 a.m.
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Work Out with Campus Rec
Rec Center at the East Gym
Campus Recreation is offering family members age 18 and older an opportunity to get a workout in while
visiting Binghamton! Make sure you pick up your pass at the Family Weekend Welcome Center prior to
going to work out. For complete schedules visit http://play.binghamton.edu
9:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services with Chabad
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life (420 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
Enjoy warm, easy to follow services with Chabad
10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to Family Weekend!
University Union-Mandela Room
Join us for an informal opening session as Dean of Students April Thompson, Vice President of Student
Affairs Brian Rose and President Stenger welcome families to Binghamton University. This session will
provide helpful hints about how to get the most out of your Family Weekend experience.
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Family Portraits
UU 103
Capture your visit with a free family portrait by a professional photographer, with a Binghamton University
backdrop. Your photo will be uploaded onto our Family Weekend website that weekend so you will have
access to the original file.
10:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Services with Hillel
Conservative in UUW-301
10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Hinman Coffee Hour Social
Hinman Success Center
Meet Hinman Faculty Master Al Vos and the Residential Life staff as we welcome you to join us for
coffee, tea, and pastries.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Harpur Edge Open House
Library North LN1105 (across from the elevators)
Dean Anne McCall invites Harpur students and their families to join her in the home of the HARPUR
EDGE. Find out about this new initiative and how you can TAKE CHARGE! Staff from the Harpur
Academic Advising Office will also be available for questions. Light refreshments will be served.
11 a.m.- Noon
The Graduate School presents: Accelerate Your Education-5 Years, 2 Degrees
UU 111
Binghamton undergraduate students can combine their bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree and
finish both in five fast years. This session will provide an overview of the 50+ accelerated degree options
and highlight the advantages of this unique opportunity.
11 a.m.- Noon
What You Need to Know About Fraternity and Sorority Life
UU 108
Come meet Lester Coghill, the director of Fraternity and Sorority Life as he explains what Greek Life is
like at Binghamton, and what to expect if your student is interested.
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
1000 Cupcakes
Mountainview College, Appalachian Dining Hall
Stop by Appalachian Dining Hall to enjoy a free cupcake with your family courtesy of Mountainview
College. We have ordered 1,000 cupcakes and are looking forward to help decorating them!
11 a.m.
Running With the Goats 5K
Meet outside University Union
Join us in a run for charity! To find about registration and to learn more about the sponsoring
organization visit their website here.
Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11
Noon
Shabbat Lunch with Hillel
JLIC Sukkah (Weiss home) 704 Murray Hill Rd
Noon
Shabbat Lunch in the Sukkah with Chabad
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life (420 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
Join us for home cooked, festive holiday meals in Broome County’s Largest, Warmest & Coolest Sukkah
(Please dress in layers so you are warm enough to enjoy eating under the stars.).
There is no fee but contributions to Chabad are appreciated. RSVP and more info
here: www.JewishBU.com/FamilyWeekend
Noon- 2 p.m.
Alumni Legacy Family Luncheon
University Union, Old Union Hall
If you are a Binghamton University graduate, and also the mom, dad, aunt, uncle or sibling of a current
student, your Alumni Association welcomes you to join us for a delicious lunch and opportunity to meet
Alumni staff and other legacy families. Email: [email protected] to register.
Noon- 3 p.m.
Check out Where You’ll Be Checking-in!
Each Residential Community
Is your student interested in switching communities for 2015-16? Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to
live in each community on campus. A Resident Assistant in each community will give a unique guided
tour showing you different room styles, telling stories of traditions, and you can learn the many benefits of
living on campus. Tours will occur in Dickinson, Newing, College in the Woods, Mountainview, Hinman
and the Hillside and Susquehanna Apartment Communities at Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Noon- 3 p.m.
Challenge Course Open House and Zip Line Tours
East Gym
Campus Recreation recently completed construction of a new Outdoor Pursuits Challenge Ropes Course
located in the woods adjacent to the Rec Center. Stop by and see the new course which features both
high and low elements. The zip line will be open for family members and students who would like to try it
out for themselves (weather permitting). Students will be able to purchase a zip line pass for $5
beginning Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Rec Center, front desk. For each student pass purchased, they will
receive one (1) free adult pass to share with a family member 18-years of age or older. Only 15 student
passes (30 zip line passes total) will be available, first-come, first-served. Please note, there is a 250
pound weight restriction for the zip line. Additional details about the course are available on the Campus
Recreation website.
Noon- 3 p.m.
University Art Museum Exhibitions
Fine Arts Building, Room 213
Check out some of the great faculty and student artwork as well as interesting exhibits. Admission is free
and open to everyone!
Noon- 3 p.m.
Hillfest
Hillside co-rec field and Commons
Join us for outdoor activities, food and fun!
Noon- 4 p.m.
Fun in the Woods
College in the Woods Commons
CIW will have a number of free, fun and family-friendly activities including an inflatable obstacle course,
face painting, DIY mask decorating, a family-fun photo booth and more.
Noon- 4 p.m.
Newing Autumn Bowl
Newing College, Co-Rec Field
Activities for Autumn Bowl will include a variety of fall activities planned by Newing’s fabulous staff of
Resident Assistants and elected Hall and Area Government representatives. Come paint a pumpkin, take
fun fall photos, play cornhole, run through our blow- up boot camp and much more! Tours of Newing will
also be leaving from the Co Rec Field every hour on the hour! Don’t miss out on the fun!
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
Study Abroad: Why, When, Where and How?
UU 120
Attend this session to find out everything you need to know about study-abroad opportunities for students
at Binghamton University! The Office of International Programs (OIP) will present general information on
study-abroad programming and include topics such as: the benefits of study abroad, how to finance study
abroad, meeting academic requirements, how to choose a program and more! Also offered at 1 p.m.
Sunday.
1-2 p.m.
Nature Preserve Tour, sponsored by Friends of the Nature Preserve
Meet guide in upper end of Lot M
Take a guided tour through the hills covered in beautiful foliage in the Binghamton University Nature
Preserve. Many kinds of wildlife might be seen on this tour. Also offered at 10 a.m. Sunday.
1 p.m.
Men’s NCAA Division I Soccer
Bearcat Sports Complex
Come cheer on your Bearcats against Stony Brook. Advanced price tickets available with Family
Weekend registration.
1 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Intramurals
East Gym Fields
Come out and watch your student compete in flag football and soccer.
1 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Dickinson Days
Dickinson Community Quad
Join us for outdoor activities, food, and fun!
2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
20 Hawley Street Luxury Student Housing Open House
20 Hawley Street, Binghamton
Come visit 20 Hawley St. Student Housing. Take a tour, grab FREE food, games, and prizes. Parents
and students who come in for a tour have the chance to win up to $400 towards groceries at Wegmans!
2pm
Mom, Dad, I’m Gay
UUW 325
Meet current members of student organization Rainbow Pride Union, and discuss coming out to your
family as part of National Coming Out Day.
2:15 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.
From First Year to Successful Career
UU 120
Career success is not solely dependent on a specific major or a perfect GPA; it’s a portfolio of skills,
abilities and qualities that leads one there. Representatives from the Fleishman Center for Career and
Professional Development will discuss the importance of major choice, grades, experiential education,
graduate degrees and more.
3 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert
Anderson Center, Osterhout Concert Theater
A spectacular and eclectic mix of classical, traditional and popular music presented by the Women’s
Chorus, Harpur Chorale and the University Wind Symphony. Admission is free. Seating available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Hillside Apartment Tours
Hillside Commons
Take a tour of a 4 and 6-person apartment in Hillside. Get your questions answered about living in our
on-campus apartments!
3 p.m. -5 p.m.
Susquehanna Open House
Susquehanna CoffeeHouse
Come enjoy cotton candy, popcorn and more while partaking in tours of our 4-person apartments. Get
your questions answered about living in our on-campus apartments!
4 p.m.
Women’s NCAA Division I Volleyball
West Gym
Come cheer on your lady Bearcats against Stony Brook. Advanced price tickets available with Family
Weekend registration.
Saturday evening, Oct. 11
Dinner on your own.
Have dinner with your son or daughter in one of our residential dining halls or at a local restaurant.
5 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Newman House (400 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
5:30 p.m.
Seudat Shlishit with Hillel
UUW 301
A light dairy dinner followed by singing and Havdalah
7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Absolutely A Cappella
Lecture Hall 1
Enjoy this outstanding performance as several of the Binghamton a cappella groups come together to
give you one spectacular show! One of the most popular Family Weekend traditions, this show is fun for
everyone. Admission is free. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
7:30 p.m.
Seuda Shlishit followed by Havdallah with Chabad
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life (420 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
Join us for home cooked, festive holiday meals in Broome County’s Largest, Warmest & Coolest Sukkah
(Please dress in layers so you are warm enough to enjoy eating under the stars.).
There is no fee but contributions to Chabad are appreciated. RSVP and more info
here: www.JewishBU.com/FamilyWeekend
8 p.m.
Comedian Nick Offerman
Events Center
Enjoy a one of a kind, fun filled evening with stand-up comedian Nick Offerman. Nick Offerman is best
known for his role as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. This show will be PG-13. Doors open at 7
p.m. Tickets will be available at the Events Center website Thursday 9/18.
8 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Late Nite Binghamton
University Union-everywhere!
Enjoy family-friendly games, movies, snacks and crafts-all free, all night!
Sunday morning, Oct. 12
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Work Out with Campus Rec
Rec Center at the East Gym
Campus Recreation is offering family members age 18 and older an opportunity to get a workout in while
visiting Binghamton! Make sure you pick up your pass at the Family Weekend Welcome Center prior to
going to work out. For complete schedules visit http://play.binghamton.edu
9:30 a.m.
Morning Services with Chabad
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life (420 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
Enjoy warm, easy to follow services with Chabad
10 a.m.- Noon
Jazz Brunch
University Union-Mandela Room
Enjoy live jazz music while dining on delicious brunch and mingling with staff from campus. Tickets
available through Family Weekend registration or email [email protected]
10 a.m.
Nature Preserve Tour Sponsored by Friends of the Nature Preserve
Meet your guide at the upper end of Lot M
Take a guided tour through the hills covered in beautiful foliage in the Binghamton University Nature
Preserve. Many kinds of wildlife might be seen on this tour.
10 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Newman House (400 Murray Hill Rd. Vestal)
11:00 a.m.
Bagel Brunch in the Sukkah
Patio behind C4, between Newing and Dickinson
Enjoy a Bagel Brunch with Hillel before saying good-bye to your student.
Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12
Noon-2 p.m.
Cider Mill Fall Tour
Cider Mill-Endicott NY (Transportation provided)
Enjoy the sights and tastes of fall at our local Cider Mill! Take a tour where you will learn about the cider
pressing process, and enjoy a complimentary doughnut and glass of cider! Then explore the farm-stand
that will have local produce for you to purchase and take home. Bus will leave University Union at noon
and return to campus by 2pm. Learn more about the Cider Mill here.
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
Study Abroad: Why, When, Where and How?
UU 120
Attend this session to find out everything you need to know about study-abroad opportunities for students
at Binghamton University! The Office of International Programs (OIP) will present general information on
study-abroad programming and include topics such as: the benefits of study abroad, how to finance study
abroad, meeting academic requirements, how to choose a program and more!
PARKING
Parking is free in all surface lots Saturday and Sunday. The garage will be open, but passes are
available. Metered spots are still in effect.
FOOD ON CAMPUS
 All Resident Dining Centers will be open regular operating hours and offering Resident Pricing to
all families visiting for the weekend.
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Jazzman’s @ Library Tower will open at 9:00 am.
MarketPlace Dining
Bearcat Café- 9:00 am- 11:00 pm
Moghuls- 11:00-4:00
The Diner- 11:00-11:00
Mein Bowl- 11:00-11:00
Pandini’s- 11:00-11:00
Red Mango- 11:00-11:00
Wholly Habanero’s- 6:00-11:00
BOOKSTORE HOURS
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm