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 2017

October 27 - October 29th

“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, 2017.*

Campus Activities

Friday, October 27, 2017:

12:00pm- 6:00pm: Harvey Breverman: A Decade of Drawing, (2005-2015) Idiosyncratic Amalgams and Disparate Composites. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

7:00pm-9:00pm: Recreational Public Ice Skating. Steele Hall Ice Arena. Skates are available to rent, $4 per pair, cash only at the door.  

7:30pm: Peter and the Starcatcher. Marvel Theatre. Learn how a lonely orphan became Peter Pan, the iconic Lost Boy that millions know and love. A winner of five 2016 Tony awards including Best Featured Actor, Best Scenic Design, and Best Costume Design, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love in a world of marauding pirates and jungle tyrants. Based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets are available through the Fredonia Ticket Office. Buy Now.

7:30pm: The Second City's Cure for the Common Comedy with The Second City Touring Company. King Concert Hall. Rockefeller Arts Center, in association with Spectrum Entertainment Board and the Office of Campus Life presents, The Second City's Cure for the Common Comedy. With an alumni roster boasting names like John Belushi, Tina Fey, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray, The Second City is second to none in the world of improve. The Chicago-based troupe got its start back in 1959 and has turned out a steady stream of comedy stars. Featuring topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs and on-the-spot improvisation, the Second City Touring Company gives audiences the opportunity to catch the comedy stars of tomorrow in the making. May contain adult subject matter. Tickets are available through the Fredonia Ticket Office. Use special offer code FAMILY and save on tickets. Prior sales excluded. May not be combined with any other offers. Buy now.

 

8:00pm-12am: Terror in the Trees. Campus Woodlot. Hosted by Interactive Theatre Society. A scary trip through the campus woodlot makes for a thrilling evening! Tickets are available in the Fredonia Ticket Office or at the entrance to the event, $3 students, $5 general admission.

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017: 

9:00am: Scholar's Breakfast. Steele Hall Fieldhouse. 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. 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.

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

12:00pm-6:00pm: Harvey Breverman: A Decade of Drawing, 2005-2015) Idiosyncratic Amalgams and Disparate Composites. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery

12:00pm: Student Recital: Katerina Grein, Viola. Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

12:00pm: DFT Community Appreciation Day. Steele Hall Ice Arena. Skate with the Blue Devils! Skates are available to rent, $4 per pair, cash only at the door.

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

2:00pm-4:00pm: Recreational Public Ice Skating. Steele Hall Ice Arena. Skates are available to rent, $4 per pair, cash only at the door.

2:00pm: Student Recital: Sara Wright, Flute. Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

4:00pm: Student Recital: Estefany Gutierrez, Flute. Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

5:00pm-9:00pm: Spectrum Entertainment presents: Escape Rooms! Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Join Spectrum for a 30 minute Escape Room experience! Rooms are for groups of 10! With two themes, World of Wizardry and Extinction Level, you can pick the experience you are most interested in!  $3 for students with ID, $5 for Family guests. Tickets are available at the Fredonia Ticket Office.

7:30pm: Peter and the Starcatcher. Marvel Theatre. Learn how a lonely orphan became Peter Pan, the iconic Lost Boy that millions know and love. A winner of five 2016 Tony awards including Best Featured Actor, Best Scenic Design, and Best Costume Design, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love in a world of marauding pirates and jungle tyrants. Based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets are available through the Fredonia Ticket Office. Buy Now.

8:00pm-12am: Terror in the Trees. Campus Woodlot. Hosted by Interactive Theatre Society. A scary trip through the campus woodlot makes for a thrilling evening! Tickets are available in the Fredonia Ticket Office or at the entrance to the event, $3 students, $5 general admission.

8:00pm: SHUFFLE Concert (You choose, we play). Rosch Recital Hall. A new take on live music, SHUFFLE combines the enjoyment of seeing and hearing a live musical ensemble with the familiarity of listening to one's own personal music playback device. SHUFFLE is an ensemble comprised of classically trained musicians who invite the audience to participate in the selection of works for the concert. Works range from solos to sextets and genres range from classical to pop to Broadway and more! Tickets are available through the Fredonia Ticket Office. Buy Now.

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

12:00pm- 4:00pm: Harvey Breverman: A Decade of Drawing, 2005-2015) Idiosyncratic Amalgams and Disparate Composites. Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

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

7:00pm-9:00pm: Recreational Public Ice Skating. Steele Hall Ice Arena. Skates are available to rent, $4 per pair, cash only. 

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.

http://fsa.fredonia.edu/

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.

https://students.fredonia.edu/campuslife/restaurant-and-motel-guide

Area Attractions

****indicates events happening October 27- October 29 at those locations:

1891 Fredonia Opera House:  http://www.fredopera.org

21Brix: Beats at the Brix: http://www.21brix.com/events-calendar/

Chautauqua County Tourism:  http://www.tourchautauqua.com/default.aspx

Chautauqua County Wine Trail:  http://www.chautauqua-wine-trail.com/wineries.html

Chautauqua Institution:  http://www.ciweb.org/

Crossroads Farm and Craft Market:  http://www.thecrossroadsmarket.com

Dunkirk Lighthouse:  http://www.dunkirklighthouse.com

****Ghost Hunts: October 27th and 28th, from 7pm-1am. Tickets required.

Fredonia’s Farmers Market:  http://villageoffredoniany.com/

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

Luci-Desi Comedy Center:  http://www.lucy-desi.com/

Portage Hill Art Gallery:  http://www.portagehillgallery.com/

Panama Rocks:  http://www.panamarocks.com/

Shorewood Country Club: https://shorewoodcc.com/

****Fall Brunch: Sunday, October 29th from 11am-2pm.

 

Campus Life Office

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