Friday, September 27

Islamic Prayer
12–1 p.m.
Wilton Center Interreligious Prayer Room (Building #37, 2nd floor)

All are welcome to join members of the Muslim Students Association for this traditional weekly prayer and worship.


Bonner Center for Civic Engagement
Brown Bag Discussion
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305 (Building #4)

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invites students and their families to attend this week’s Brown Bag Discussion. The CCE initiated this discussion series in support of its mission to bring together campus and community members in collaborative reflection about social issues affecting our region and the world. A speaker or panel of speakers leads a presentation on a critical social issue and then opens up the floor to discussion. In addition to providing plenty of food for thought, Brown Bag also provides free pizza.

Student Housing Information Session
1–2 p.m.
Whitehurst Living Room (Building #51)

Curious about summer housing, room selection and the lottery, how rooms are allocated for students who are returning from studying abroad, or the enhancements to existing facilities? Want to learn about other residential options, like Sophomore Scholars in Residence and living-learning programs that are available to your student? Joan Lachowski, director of Undergraduate Student Housing, and Andy Gurka, director of Living-Learning Programs, will offer a presentation about these topics and answer your questions.

First-Year Seminars Student Conference
1–5 p.m.
Carole Weinstein International Center, Commons (Building #52)

This annual event highlights some of the best scholarship and creative work produced by students in their First Year Seminars. First year students submit their proposals and each is reviewed by a faculty committee that seeks to feature some of the best papers and presentations. Returning as sophomores, the selected participants present their research, seminar papers and visual and performing art to an informal gathering of FYS faculty, students, their family and friends. This year’s conference includes a variety of topics from the modern fairy tale to social welfare and urban housing, and a variety of formats from displays of book illustrations to a live courtroom drama. You are welcome to come for one session, or stay for all four! Light refreshments will be served.


Family Weekend Golf Outing*

1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Shotgun Starts (9 hole event)
The Crossings Golf Club

Family and friends are encouraged to join students for an afternoon of golf. This event is open to players of all levels with the format of two-person captain’s choice. Students may invite guests to earn intramural points for their organizations and clubs. Driving range and practice green will be available one hour prior to tee time. Players must pre-register with payment by September 13. (No refunds after this date.) If you have additional questions, call (804) 289-8966.  Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness.

Registration Fee: $35 per person (includes greens fee, cart and range balls)

This is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required. Please note that Friday is a normal class day for your student.


Curator's Talk , University Museums

2–2:30 p.m.
Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts (Building #50)

Join your host, University Museums executive director, Richard Waller, as he presents, "Looking at the Art of Jay Bolotin" in conjunction with the exhibition, "Jay Bolotin: The Jackleg Testament Continues."


Choosing a Major and/or a Concentration: Does it Matter?
2–3 p.m.
Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305 (Building #4)

How important is a major? What is the relationship between an academic major and a career? What resources are available to connect students’ choice of major to their career interests? The deans of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Robins School of Business, and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies will join the Office of Alumni and Career Services to talk about choosing a major and helping your student transition from an undeclared or general studies program to a major. Some of the topics to be discussed include:
• What questions should your student ask his or her advisor about choosing a major?
• Beyond an academic advisor and the Office of Alumni and Career Services, who can best assist your student in making decisions about a major and a potential career?
• How important are internships and other forms of experiential education?
• Do summer jobs matter? 


Study Abroad Information Session
2–3 p.m.
Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room (Building #4)

The Office of International Education invites parents and students to learn more about studying abroad from our panel of past study abroad participants, their parents, and University of Richmond staff. The University of Richmond has a variety of pre-professional programs and advisors available to assist your student in developing the best path to professional schools. With advisors in pre-health, pre-law, business, and a supportive advising program within the majors, your student has a number of resources provided to him or her. In this session, the pre-professional advisors will discuss their programs and give you suggestions to help you assist your student in making good choices to prepare him or her for professional school and career success. Members of the CDC, in the Office of Alumni and Career Services will also be present to answer questions regarding application requirements.


Pre-Professional Programs and Your Student
3–4 p.m.
Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305 (Building #4)

The University of Richmond has a variety of pre-profssional programs and advisors available to assist your student in developing the best path to professional schools.  With advisors in pre-health, pre-law, business, and a supportive advising program within the majors, your student has a number of resources provided to him or her.  In this session, the pre-professional advisors will discuss their prorgrams and give you suggestions to help you assist your student in making good choices to prepare him or her for professional school and career success.  Members of Career Services, Office of Alumni and Career Services, will also be present to answer questions regarding application requirements.


"State of the University" with President Edward L. Ayers
4–5 p.m.
Booker Hall of Music, Camp Concert Hall (Building #38)

Join President Ed Ayers for a report on the remarkable progress being made at the University, to include updates on The Richmond Promise, the campus master plan outlining campus development possibilities for years to come, enrollment, academic programs, and more.  There will be time following his remarks for questions. Reception to follow in the Modlin Center for the Arts Courtyard.


Welcoming Shabbat
5:30 p.m.
Wilton Center (Building #37)

Come join Hillel students, family, and friends as we welcome Shabbat with candles, challah, blessings, and music. All are invited to attend.


Richmond College Reception
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Whitehurst Living Room (Building #51)

Parents and families are invited to meet Dr. Joe Boehman, dean of Richmond College, and his staff. Learn about leadership opportunities and student programs offered to Richmond College students.


Westhampton College Reception
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Westhampton Center (Building #33)

Parents and families are invited to meet with Dr. Juliette Landphair, dean of Westhampton College, and her staff. Learn about leadership opportunities and student programs offered to your daughter in Richmond's unique coordinate system.


Odyssey High Ropes Course--Fearless Friday!*
5–10 p.m.
Odyssey High Ropes Course located on the Intramural Fields

Looking for something fun to do with the family Friday night? Sign up for Fearless Friday and get the chance to experience UR’s very own Odyssey High Ropes Course. Enjoy an extreme recreational activity guaranteed to provide an amazing bonding experience for your family, while still having a great time! No experience necessary. You will participate in a two-hour time slot. Start times will range from 5–8 p.m. As the date approaches, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a specific start time based on availability. Participants must be age 12+.  Individuals must pre-register by September 17.  You must pay at the time of registration and no refunds will be issued unless High Ropes is cancelled; program runs rain OR shine!  Cost: $15 per person. If you have additional questions, call (804) 289-8361 or email Lucia.Anderson@richmond.edu.This is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required.


Department of Music Family Weekend Concert
7:30–9 p.m.
Booker Hall of Music, Camp Concert Hall (Building #38)

Enjoy the outstanding talents of University of Richmond students in the Department of Music's annual Family Weekend concert. The program will showcase performances by several of the department's ensembles and individual students. Admission is free.


Senior Cheers! A Reception to Celebrate the Class of 2014
9–11 p.m.
Westhampton Green (Between Booker Hall, Keller Hall and Gray Court)
Rain Location: Millhiser Gymnasium (Building #16)

Families and friends of the graduating class of 2014 are invited to a reception to toast their last Family Weekend at the University of Richmond. Business attire is appreciated. A valid driver's license or passport is required for admission. SpiderCards will not be accepted for identification purposes.

This is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required.




Welcome and Information Center

10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Jepson Alumni Center (Building #49)

Come to the Jepson Alumni Center to pick up your registration packet. You will receive your parking pass, and campus map as well as your nametag which is your ticket to events for which you pre-registered.

Locations

Building numbers listed here correspond to the building's number on the campus map. Each family will receive a paper copy of the map at registration.