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Family Weekend

October 5 - 7, 2018

Each fall, Earlham College proudly welcomes parents, grandparents, other family members, and friends, to explore campus and get a firsthand look at what life is like for our students on campus.  This weekend offers an opportunity to visit your student’s campus home, meet other Earlham families, take part in campus events, interact with faculty from across the college, experience collegiate athletics events, and explore the Richmond community.  Attendance at most events is free. Payments that are required will be collected onsite at the individual events and not in advance. A complete schedule can be found below.

Provided Meals

We invite you to join us for lunch on Saturday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Comstock Room (Runyan Center). Each family will be provided with two complimentary meal tickets for lunch when they check-in. Your student will be able to use their meal plan. Additional meals can be purchased for $8.95 plus tax.

There will be no cost to attend Breakfast with the President on Sunday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m., in the Friends Room (Earlham Dining Hall). Members of the Earlham community who are not registering for Family Weekend but would like to attend this event, should RSVP to mahonye@earlham.edu.

Families and friends will be able to eat in the Dining Hall for other meals. Please see their hours and prices below:

Friday, October 5

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ($7.15 plus tax)
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ($8.95 plus tax)
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ($11.20 plus tax)

Saturday, October 6

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ($11.20 plus tax)

Sunday, October 7

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ($11.20 plus tax)

For those looking for options within the Richmond Community, we encourage you to visit the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau or WayNet.

Register & Check-in

Registration is free, but we do ask that you confirm attendance and the number of your party. 

Once you arrive on campus, we ask that you check in with us so we can provide you with a packet of information for the weekend.  The check-in table will be located in the Runyan Center across from the Information Desk.

To register, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/h5zMKhZKihrQe0sy1.

Event Schedule

Below you will find a schedule of events for Family Weekend 2018. Please note that dates, times, locations and programs are subject to change. Additional events may be added over the coming weeks.

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Check-In
Runyan Center
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Exhibit: “Young Richmond Artists”
Leeds Gallery, Runyan Center
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Attend Open Classes
Various Locations
A schedule of available classes to attend will be posted online at a later date.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Joseph Moore Museum Open Hours
Joseph Moore Museum
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Theatre Arts Career Panel
McDaniel Studio Theatre, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts  
7:00 p.m. Breakout Escape Room Game
Joseph Moore Museum
(Limited to the first 15 participants).
7:30 p.m. Autumn Star Party
Room 103, Center for Science and Technology
8:00 p.m. Movie Night: Incredibles 2
Loose Lecture Hall (Room 105), Landrum Bolling Center
8:00 a.m. - Noon Richmond Farmer’s Market
Jack Elstro Plaza (47 N 6th Street, Richmond)
9:00 a.m. - Noon Check-In
Runyan Center
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. August Wilderness Presentation of Learning
Room 110, Dennis Hall
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Exhibit: “Young Richmond Artists”
Leeds Gallery, Runyan Center
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Team M & M (Balloon Specialties & Body Art)
Runyan Center
11:00 a.m. Tree Planting
Miller Farm (adjacent to the Suzanne Hoerner Equestrian Center)
11:00 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Wittenberg
Darrell Beane Stadium
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Comstock Room, Runyan Center
Two complimentary meal tickets will be provided during check-in. Students will be able to use their meal plan. Additional meals can be purchased for $8.95 plus tax.
1:00 p.m. Women's Soccer
Matlack-Messer Stadium
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Museum Tour
Joseph Moore Museum
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Choose Your Own Adventure
Athletics and Wellness Center
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Family Weekend Trail Rides & Barn Tours
Suzanne Hoerner Jackson Equestrian Center
(Vans will transport people to the Center. The pickup/drop off point is in front of Barrett Hall.)
Cost: $5 per ride  
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tales from the Departed Walking Tour
Earlham Cemetery
Cost: $10 per car
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Joseph Moore Museum Open Hours
Joseph Moore Museum
3:00 p.m. Human Brain Demo
Room 151, Stanley Hall
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. International Festival
The Heart
(Rain Location: Athletics and Wellness Center)
3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Hanover
Matlack-Messer Stadium
3:30 p.m. Texas Tenors
Civic Hall Performing Arts Center (380 Hub Etchison Pkwy, Richmond)
Tickets: $35 - Adults, $27 - Students/Active Military
7:30 p.m. Music Department Showcase Concert
Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
9:30 a.m. Breakfast with the President
Friends Room, Earlham Dining Hall
Members of the Earlham community who are not registering for Family Weekend but would like to attend this event, should RSVP to mahonye@earlham.edu.
Noon - 10 p.m. Exhibit: “Young Richmond Artists”
Leeds Gallery, Runyan Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. College Meeting for Worship
Stout Meetinghouse
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Joseph Moore Museum Open Hours
Joseph Moore Museum

 

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