Family Weekend

Maytum fall

No onsite registration necessary!
Event schedules and area maps are available in the Campus Life Office throughout the weekend.

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Annual Scholars Breakfast

Family Weekend 2016

October 28 - October 30th

“F” is for Fall, Families, and Fredonia!
We encourage your family to come visit your student on one of the most exciting weekends of the academic year. There are hundreds of memories to be made while cheering in the bleachers, clapping in the theater, celebrating a scholarship, or exploring the best the season has to offer at the many area attractions in Chautauqua County.

This weekend is all about your family enjoying each other’s company at your own pace. There is no mandatory registration process. Families are invited to participate at their own convenience. Please note some events listed below are ticketed and sold on a first come-first serve basis. If there is a ticketed event your family would like to attend, we encourage you to purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please contact the Campus Life Office at (716) 673-3143.*Events are subject to change, a finalized listing will be available as of October 1, 2016*


Special Events

Friday, October 28, 2016      

An Evening with Leon Etienne, Magical Arts Performer!

Award winning magician and illusionist Leon Etienne, will perform an exhilarating show at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House as a Family Weekend event! This special performance will be on October 28, 2016 beginning at 8pm. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is located just down the street from Fredonia's campus. This show is appropriate for families of all ages. Ticket prices are $8 for Fredonia students and those under 17, and $12 for General Admission. 

Tickets will be available at the door with cash only.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Scholar’s Breakfast

An annual fall tradition, the Scholars Breakfast is an outstanding event that celebrates Fredonia's scholarship recipients and the generous donors and benefactors who made the scholarships possible. This year's breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m. in the Steele Hall Field House.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is invitation only. If you believe you received a Fredonia scholarship but did not receive an invitation, please contact the University Advancement Office at (716) 673-3321.

Spectrum Entertainment Presents: Psychic Fair

What does your future have in store for you? Find out at the Psychic Fair. Ten minute individual readings will be available for $5 (Students with Fred Cards) or $8 (General Admission). First come- First served. Cash only at the door. The event begins at 5pm and runs until 8pm. Williams Center Multipurpose Room.


Campus Activities

Friday, October 28, 2016:

12pm: Kahn and Selesnick: Truppe Fledermaus. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery

7:00pm: Men's Hockey vs. Utica College. Steele Hall Ice Arena.

7:00pm: The Three Musketeers. Marvel Theatre. Tickets are available at:

7:30pm:  Godspell. Bartlett Theatre. Tickets are available at:

8:00pm: Leon Etienne- Magical Arts Performer. 1891 Fredonia Opera House. (See "Special Events" for more information)

8:00pm: Fredonia All College Band. King Concert Hall.

8:00pm: Community Recreational Swimming. Steele Hall Natatorium

9:00pm: Random Acts show (Student Organization performance). McEwen 209.


Saturday, October 29, 2016: 

9:00am-12:00pm: Safe Halloween. Hosted by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Costumes encouraged. Great event for young children. Parents/gaurdians must be present. Indoor Trick- or - Treat event. Mason Hall hallways. 

9:00am: Scholar's Breakfast. By invitation only. See "Special Events" for more information. Steele Hall Fieldhouse.

12:00pm: Kahn and Selesnick: Truppe Fledermaus. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

12:00pm:Student Recital: Michael J. Maroney, Percussion. Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

1:00pm: Fredonia Varsity Men's Ice Hockey. DFT Appreciation Day. Steele Hall Ice Arena. 

1:00pm: Men's Swimming vs. Rochester Institue of Technology. Steele Hall Natatorium.

1:00pm: Women's Swimming vs. Rochester institute of Technology. Steele Hall Natatorium.

2:00pm: Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. By invitation only. Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

4:00pm: Fredonia Chamber Choir, Fredonia College Choir, and Fredonia Women's Choir performance. Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

7:30pm: Godspell. Bartlett Theatre. Tickets are available at:

8:00pm: Student recital: Kristen Percival, Flute. Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

9:00am-12:00pm: Fall Sweep. If you notice a lot of leaf raking happening, that is because the annual volunteer event, Fall Sweep, is happening! Students spread out across the Village of Fredonia and rake the lawns of those who request the help. This is a special tradition to Fredonia that students and community members really enjoy.

12:00pm: Kahn and Selesnick: Truppe Fledermaus. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

2:00pm: Community Recreational Swim. Steele Hall Natatorium.

7:00pm: Recreational Public Ice Skating. Steele Hall Ice Arena.


Meals on Campus

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) dining locations will be operating throughout the weekend. Please refer to the following link for a detailed list of operating hours, menus, and prices.

Local Restaurant & Accommodations Listing

The Campus Life Office has complied an extensive list of local eateries and overnight accommodations; please refer to the link below for details.


Area Attractions

****indicates events happening October 28- October 30 at those locations:

1891 Fredonia Opera House:

21Brix: Beats at the Brix:

Chautauqua County Tourism:

Chautauqua County Wine Trail:

Chautauqua Institution:

Crossroads Farm and Craft Market:

Dunkirk Lighthouse:

****Ghost Hunts: October 28th and 29th, from 7pm-1am. Tickets required.

Fredonia’s Farmers Market:

****9am-1pm, Church Street, Fredonia, NY

Luci-Desi Comedy Center:

Portage Hill Art Gallery:

Panama Rocks:

Webbs Dinner Theatre:

Campus Life Office

G113 Williams Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3143 phone