Schedule of Events 2017

October 6-8, 2017

Please join us for Washington and Lee's 63rd annual Parents & Family Weekend celebration when we honor the parents and families of our students. The weekend will combine informational and recreational activities, giving parents the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, review campus life, and participate in social events.



Online registration for Parents and Family Weekend 2017 is now open at go.wlu.edu/pfw-registration

PLEASE NOTE:  Parents and Family Weekend 2018 will take place on September 28-30, 2018

Updated 8/19/2017


ATTIRE FOR THE WEEKEND IS INFORMAL

The Parents and Family Weekend Schedule of Events is subject to change. Check back often for updates and upon arriving in Lexington, please check in at the Elrod Commons Living Room to register and receive a copy of the latest schedule and special notices.


Friday, October 6, 2017

8 a.m. | Classes Begin
Parents are welcome to join students in the classroom.

8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Coffee & Sweets
Great Hall in the Science Center
Please stop by for a quick cup of coffee.
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Financial Aid Conferences
Office of Financial Aid, 23 University Place
Financial Aid Officers will be available for 15-minute appointments. Appointments must be made in advance through the Financial Aid website or by calling Martha Rowsey at (540) 458-8717.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Registration
Elrod Commons, Living Room

Stop by the registration table, meet other parents, enjoy refreshments and pick up your registration packet and name tags. Your student may pick up your packet for you.

9:05 a.m. - 10 a.m. | PHYSICSFEST
Science Center, Science Addition 214
Come see some cool physics demos!
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

10:10 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. |  PHYSICSFEST
Science Center, Science Addition 214
Come see some cool physics demos!
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Children of Alumni Luncheon (by invitation only)
Hotchkiss House
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Open House
Science Center, Science Addition A213
Sponsored by the Geology Department.

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Student Affairs Report to Parents, Current Happenings at W&L
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Sidney Evans, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and Division of Student Affairs staff.
Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Open House & Reception
Reid Hall, Room 207 - Rowe Lounge
Sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p..m. | Open House
Science Addition, 3rd floor lounge
Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Summer Research Scholars Student Presentations
Leyburn Library, Main Floor
Sponsored by the Provost's Office

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Pre-Law Information Session
Holekamp Hall, Foyer
Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Office

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Open House and Poster Session
Newcomb Hall Lounge, First Floor
Featuring Student Summer Research
Sponsored by the Sociology & Anthropology Department

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Open House
Washington Hall, 3rd floor
Sponsored by the Philosophy Department

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Tucker Hall, 3rd floor - Room 318
Sponsored by the Romance Languages Department

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Leyburn Library, Special Collections Boatwright Room, Lower Level 1
Tom Camden '76 will showcase some of W&L's cornerstone documents as well as some of our most unusual and exciting treasures.
Sponsored by the University Library's Special Collections

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Appointments with Faculty and Administration
Individual Offices
Contact faculty and administration members directly, in advance, to schedule appointments.

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Sorority Q&A
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Sorority leaders, along with Student Affairs staff, will be available to answer general questions. Session is geared toward parents of first-year students.
Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Fraternity Q&A
Elrod Commons, 3rd floor - Room 345
Fraternity leaders, along with Student Affairs staff, will be available to answer general questions. Session is geared toward parents of first-year students.
Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Tucker Hall, Room 318
Welcome to Africana Studies at W&L
Sponsored by Africana Studies

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Payne Hall, Mason Taylor New Room
Sponsored by the English Department

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Solar Observing (weather permitting)
In front of the Science Center
Have you ever seen a solar prominence? Stop by and see the sun through our hydrogen-alpha solar telescope.
Sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Department

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Fellowships and Opportunities Information Session
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
A brief introduction by Associate Dean of the College, Gwyn E. Campbell, to the wide variety of external fellowships and opportunities available to students, both during their undergraduate careers and after.
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Elrod Commons, Career and Professional Development Office, Third Floor
Meet W&L's Career and Professional Development Team.
Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Office.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Reception for Johnson Scholars (by invitation only)
Ruscio Center for Global Learning, Atrium
Reception for Johnson Scholars and their families.
Sponsored by the Johnson Program.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Open House
Outside (weather permitting).  Rain location: Huntley Hall, Larry and Fran Peppers Room
Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sorority Open House
Frank Parsons Way
The Panhellenic Council invites all first-year women and their parents to tour the sorority houses. Families are free to enter the houses for a self-guided tour.

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Open House
Science Center, Great Hall
Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | President's Open House
Lee House
Please join President Dudley for an open house and reception for first-year and transfer students and their parents.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | A Taste of Asia
Center for Global Learning, Atrium
Please join the faculty of EALL for a "Taste of Asia" reception.
Sponsored by the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Parents Leadership Council Fall Reception (by invitation only) 
Evans Hall
Sponsored by University Development.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Shabbat Services and Dinner
Hillel House
W&L Hillel sponsors a Shabbat Service and dinner once a month that is open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the Lexington/Rockbridge community.  The service begins at 5 p.m. and dinner will immediately follow.  Please RSVP to hillel@wlu.edu by no later than the close of business on Friday, September 29th.

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Parents and Family Weekend Choral Concert
Lenfest Center, Wilson Concert Hall
Come kick off the choral season at W&L with the University Singers, Men’s Glee Club, and Cantatrici. The concert will begin with the combined forces of all the choirs performing conductor Shane Lynch’s newest work for triple choir. Cantatrici will follow with several works including Ola Gjeilo’s masterful Northern Lights, and then the Men’s Glee Club will take the stage and mesmerize with Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody amongst other works. The Rhapsody will feature Dana Gary ’18 in the daunting and amazing female solo. The centerpiece of the program will be the University Singer’s performance of Dan Forrest’s brand new setting of Abide, based on the traditional Abide with Me hymn and the poetry of Jake Adam York. York, known for his collections of poems elegizing the Civil Rights movement’s leaders and martyrs, had this incredible poem chosen by the U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as representative of his finest work. Masterpieces by Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Burchard, Shawn Kirchner, and a special joint arrangement by Lynch and Joshua T. Harvey of Abide With Me will round out the evening, finally closing with the W&L tradition, Shenandoah.
Tickets are free, but required and available only to current W&L students and Families.  Contact the Box Office at (540) 458-8000 to reserve tickets.
Sponsored by the Music Department

Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | The President's Society Breakfast (by invitation only)
Evans Hall
Sponsored by University Development.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Appointments with Faculty and Administration
Individual Offices
Contact faculty and administration members directly, in advance, for appointments.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Registration
Elrod Commons, Living Room
Pick up your registration packet and name tags. Your student may pick up your packet for you.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Outing Club Hike
Outside Early-Fielding (light rain or shine)
Email outing@wlu.edu with questions or to RSVP.  Wear weather-appropriate clothing.
Sponsored by the Outing Club.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstrations
Watson Pavilion, Senshin'an Tea Room
Observe a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony by W&L Chanoyu Tea Society students.  Enjoy traditional sweets and a bowl of whisked green tea.  Stop by the Senshin'an (Clearing-the-Mind Abode) Japanese Tea Room in the Watson Pavilion at the end of Colondae anytime between 10 am and 12 pm during ongoing demonstrations.
Sponsored by the Chanoyu Tea Society.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Tailgating
Law School Lawn
Music and food provided by the Generals' Activities Board (GAB).  Email kgoodwin@wlu.edu to register your group.  Tents and tables are available for registered groups.
Sponsored by Student Activities, Division of Student Affairs

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | President's Report to Parents
Lee Chapel
William C. Dudley

12 p.m. | Football
Wilson Field
Washington and Lee University vs. Washington University of St. Louis

12 p.m. | Women's Soccer
Alston Parker Watt Field
Washington and Lee vs. Lynchburg

2 p.m. | Women's Field Hockey
Artificial Turf Field
Washington and Lee vs. Randolph Macon

3 p.m. | Men's Soccer
Alston Parker Watt Field
Washington and Lee vs. Roanoke

7 p.m. | Parents and Family Weekend Dinner
Evans Hall
The amazing buffet dinner will feature international and American cuisine, and is FREE to all students, family members, faculty and staff.  To enhance your dining experience, there will be entertainment including a faship show presented by our multicultural student organizations.  Immediately following dinner is a dance party so that you may continue the fun and fellowship until midnight.  Admission and dinner is FREE.  Please RSVP by October 1st.
Seating is limited and each year the dinner has a wait list, so please notify Dean Tammy Futrell at tfutrell@wlu.edu or at (540) 458-8766 by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, if your plans change and you are no longer able to attend.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Student Affairs

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Parents and Family Weekend Instrumental Concert
Wilson Hall/Concert Hall
Concert featuring the University Wind Ensemble, University Jazz Ensemble, and University Orchestra.
Free event, no tickets required.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Bagel Brunch
Hillel House, Multipurpose Room #101
Washington and Lee Hillel welcomes W&L parents and families who are interested in Jewish Life on campus to join us for bagels and lox in the Hillel Multipurpose Room.  Reservations are not required.
Sponsored by Washington and Lee Hillel

SPECIAL EVENTS & EXHIBITS

JOHN W. ELROD UNIVERSITY COMMONS LIVING ROOM

Please stop by the display in the Elrod Commons Living Room to see the programming activities of W&L's peer educators and Traveller. These groups work to enhance the efforts of the Division of Student Affairs in promoting a safe campus environment. Sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion and Department of Public Safety, Division of Student Affairs.

LEE CHAPEL, MUSEUM and GIFT SHOP - OPEN VISITATION & TOUR

DateHours
Friday, October 6, 2017 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

REEVES CENTER

Founded in 1967 with a gift of ceramics from alumnus Euchlin Reeves and his wife, the painter Louise Herreshoff, the Reeves Collection contains ceramics made in Asia, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and today.

These fragile yet durable objects tell stories of design, technology, and trade, and illustrate how people drank, dined and decorated their homes over the past five centuries.

The Center is located in an 1842 house and in the Watson Pavilion.  In addition to the ceramics collection, the Reeves Center houses the paintings of Louise Herreschoff Reeves (1876-1967) and a Japanese tea room.

DateHours
Friday, October 6, 2017 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

STANIAR GALLERY, WILSON HALL

Art Exhibit: Anna Hepler "Hard-wired"

Anna Hepler conducts non-thematic experiments in ceramic, wood, metal, and paper, both hand-held and monumental.  Allowing each new piece to be informed by the last, Hepler coordinates a series of mutations that turn a collage into a woodcut, a woodcut into a print, a carved woodblock into a sculpture, and a wooden sculpture into a clay form.  She portrays folded, slumped, stacked or intertwined forms in which one material looks or behaves like another.  Wood slats mimic hanging rope; woodblocks resemble animal hides; drypoint etchings simulate scraps of cloth; ceramics appear to be made of steel; and wire sculptures drape and flow like fabric.  Hard-wired presents recent work from Hepler's exploration into the language of visual perception, its illusions, its grammar of depth, surface, and edge, and the impressions that are gathered when certainty is lost.

The exhibit will run from 9 a.m. on October 5 through 5 p.m. on November 1, and is free and open to the public.

UNIVERSITY STORE

Located in the Elrod University Commons.
Parents and Family Weekend hours:

DateHours
Friday, October 6, 2017 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

ATTIRE FOR THE WEEKEND IS INFORMAL