Family Weekend Schedule - 2013

Friday, September 27

Career Services Appointments
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Fowler Alumni House
To set up an appointment please contact Toni McLawhorn, Director of Career Services, at 540-375-2303, or mclawhorn@roanoke.edu.

Faculty-Author Presentations and Reception
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Main Floor, Fintel Library
Come see faculty present highlights of their most recent publications, followed by a reception hosted by Fintel Library. Faculty members will discuss and read from their publications and will be available to answer any questions. For more information, please contact Stan Umberger, Director of the Library, at 540-375-2293 or umberger@roanoke.edu.

Multicultural Affairs Open House
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Second Floor, Alumni Gym (entrance under clock tower)
For more information please contact Juliet Lowery, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at 540-375-2099 or lowery@roanoke.edu.

Reception for History Students & Families
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Rooftop Deck, The Bank
For more information please contact Whitney Leeson at 540-375-2541 or wleeson@roanoke.edu.

Family Weekend Information & FOTQ Tickets
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Atrium, Colket Center
Pick up FOTQ tickets as well as a Day Program for the weekend's festivities. For your convenience, FOTQ tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Athletic Quad from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

FOTQ - Friday on the Quad
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Athletic Quad (Rain Location: Sutton Commons, Colket Center)
Sponsored by The Colket Center and Dining Services with special entertainment by Lenny Marcus Band. Join us on the Athletic Quad for an evening of fun! $9.50 adults; $3 children ages 3-10; no charge children ages 2 & under. For your convenience, meal tickets can be picked up from the tent on the Athletic Quad from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Students, faculty, and staff must show their Maroon Cards at FOTQ.)

Roanoke College Showcase of Experiential Learning
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Main Floor, Fintel Library
Students from all disciplines will be showcasing research, creative works, and travel course experiences.  The event will start with a social at 6:00, followed by a keynote speaker.  Students will then be standing with their individual displays and sharing presentations on their work.  Please roam throughout Fintel Library and talk to our students about their work.  Faculty will also be on hand to discuss their own research and scholarship.  Students and professors who have recently returned from global study experiences will also be available to discuss their time abroad.  Stop by for more information on experiential learning opportunities such as internships, service-learning, study abroad, research, and creative and artistic works.  Sponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning.  For more information please contact Dr. Richard Grant at 540-375-2430 or grant@roanoke.edu.

RC Women's Volleyball vs. Southern Virginia University
6:30 p.m. - C. Homer Bast Gymnasium

RC Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Mennonite University
7:00 p.m. - Donald J. Kerr Stadium

InterVarsity Family Large Group
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Pickle Lounge, Colket Center
Join us for a special Family Weekend InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Large Group Meeting with worship, fellowship, and guest speakers.  For more information please contact Lizzie Keegan at 540-375-2301 or keegan@roanoke.edu.

Saturday, September 28

Historical Walk/Tour of Roanoke College's Neighborhood
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Join The David F. Bittle College Historian Dr. Mark Miller and Salem Museum Director John Long for an early morning walk through the historic neighborhood surrounding the College and a tour of Main Street. All ages are invited. Meet at the flag poles on the Back Quad.

Family Hikes Sponsored by the Outdoor Adventures Program
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Experience a touch of the RC Outdoor Adventures Program. Meet in the Bowman Hall parking lot fifteen minutes prior to departure time. We will go by College van to enjoy scenic views of Bradshaw Valley, Carvins Cove, Fort Lewis Mountain, Blue Ridge Mountains, and sections of the Appalachian Trail. Sign up through the Family Weekend registration website ASAP!  

  • Dragon's Tooth Hike
    Strenuous, 5 miles round trip, 4 hours
    8:00 a.m.
  • Sawtooth Ridge Hike
    Moderate, 2 miles round trip, 1 1/2 hours
    9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

For all hikes, please wear comfortable shoes, preferably hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes. Water and a small snack will be provided. No charge. Seating is limited (only 10 seats per van), so sign up early. Once registered, please complete the medical form & bring one copy per family. The form can be found at www.roanoke.edu/familyweekend. Please show up for your hike as there is a waiting list. (Canceled if inclement weather.) For more information please contact Todd Bowyer at at 540-375-5219 or bowyer@roanoke.edu.

Parent Leadership Council Breakfast and Meeting
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon - Presidents' Dining Room, Colket Center
Meeting of the Parent Leadership Council. By invitation.

Family Weekend Information & Picnic Lunch Tickets
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Atrium, Colket Center
Coffee and muffins provided. Pick up Picnic Lunch tickets as well as a Day Program for the weekend's festivities. For your convenience, Picnic Lunch tickets can also be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Get In the Game - Career Coaching for Parents of College Freshmen & Sophomores
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. - Garrett, Colket Center
Roanoke College Career Services offers a variety of services to students during every step of their college experience. This session will provide solid information outlining services provided to make the students' transition from high school to college, and then to the professional world, as smooth as possible. Whether providing assistance with choosing a major, figuring out what they might do with their major of choice, searching for graduate schools, or creating resumes and preparing for a successful internship/job search, RC Career Services has something for everyone, and it is never too early to take full advantage of the services offered. Parents will also gain valuable insight on how to best "coach" their college students in using their college years to best position themselves for life after Roanoke. For more information please contact Amy Foster, Asst. Director of Career Services, at 540-375-2084 or foster@roanoke.edu.

Get In the Game - Career Coaching for Parents of College Juniors & Seniors
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. - Kime, Colket Center
Roanoke College Career Services offers a variety of services to students during every step of their college experience. This session will provide solid information outlining services provided to make the students' transition from college to the professional world as smooth as possible. Whether providing assistance with the graduate school admissions process, or creating resumes and preparing for a successful internship/job search, RC Career Services has something for everyone.  Parents will also gain valuable insight on how to best "coach" their college students in using their college years to best position themselves for life after Roanoke. For more information please contact Toni McLawhorn, Director of Career Services, at 540-375-2303 or mclawhorn@roanoke.edu.

Honors Program Forum: For Honors Program Students and Their Parents
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Pickle Lounge, Colket Center
Representatives of the Honors Program will be on hand to discuss the current Honors Program and answer any questions. For more information please contact Dr. Michael Hakkenberg, Director of the Honors Program, at 540-375-2379 or hakkenbe@roanoke.edu.

Roanoke College Official Ring Ceremony
10:30 to 11:00 a.m. - Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center
The Official Ring will be presented to members of the Classes of 2014 & 2015 in a special ceremony featuring Looking for An Echo. Join us and help celebrate a tradition for Dear Old Roanoke. For more information please contact Jaina Diotalevi, Coordinator of Alumni & Family Relations, at 540-375-2238 or diotalevi@roanoke.edu.

RC Men's Lacrosse Exhibition Game - Maroon vs. White
10:30 a.m. - Alumni Field
(Canceled if inclement weather.)

Historical Tour of Campus
11:00 a.m.
Join Dr. Mark Miller again, this time accompanied by his wife Linda, the Roanoke College Archivist. Relive the history of Roanoke College and experience RC like it was yesterday. Meet at the Roanoke College sign at Clay Street, across from West Hall.

State of the College with President Maxey
11:30 a.m. - Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center
The College is embarking on a period of exciting growth. Students and families are invited to hear President Maxey discuss Roanoke's current status and promising future.

Picnic Lunch
12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. - Back Quad (Rain Location: Sutton Commons, Colket Center)
All families welcome. Musical entertainment will feature Jimmy Downing '70, Perry Downing '81, & the Downing Brothers Band playing music from the 60s & 70s, folk rock, & some good old-fashioned oldies. Cost: $8 adults; $3 children ages 3-10; no charge children ages 2 & under. For your convenience, meal tickets can be picked up from the tent on the Back Quad from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. (Students must show their Maroon Cards at the Picnic. Faculty & staff may receive free meal tickets by showing their Maroon Cards at the Family Weekend Information Table in the Colket Center on Saturday or at the tent on the Back Quad.)

Installation of New Roanoke College Chaplain
1:00 p.m. - Roanoke College Antrim Chapel
Join us as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Roanoke College install our new Dean of the Chapel, Reverend Christopher Bowen.  All families and members of the Roanoke College community are welcome.

RC Field Hockey vs. Virginia Wesleyan College
1:00 p.m. - Donald J. Kerr Stadium

Parents/Students/Faculty Bowling Tournament (Inaugural Event)
2:00 p.m. - Lee Hi Bowling Lanes, 1830 Apperson Road, Salem, VA
$20 per team member (four players per team). Registration limited to 40 players, so register ASAP. Please note preference of playing team (if less than four players, teams will be matched). Advanced registration required. Scotch doubles format.  Rules and directions to the course (2.5 miles from campus) will be mailed prior to Family Weekend. Enjoy lunch at the College on the Back Quad at 12:00 noon and be at Lee Hi Lanes no later than 1:45 p.m. Prizes and refreshments following tournament.  For more information please contact Shirlann Jones at 540-375-2239 or sjones@roanoke.edu.

Writing Center Board Game Bonanza
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning and Teaching, Fintel Library
All families welcome. Join the Writing Center staff for a variety of board games, a little friendly competition, snacks, and fun! For more information please contact Sandee McGlaun at 540-375-2580 or mcglaun@roanoke.edu.

"The Magic of Chemistry"
2:00 p.m. - Massengill Auditorium
Amazing demonstrations to delight the whole family. Fantastic colors, illusions, and explosions! Be entertained, learn a little chemistry, and enjoy our liquid nitrogen ice cream. Sponsored by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society and the Chemistry Department. For more information please contact Dr. Kelly Anderson at 540-375-4971 or kanderson@roanoke.edu.

Grandparents' Reception
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Room 215, Lucas Hall
All Roanoke College grandparents are invited to a reception. Please join us and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and fellowship with other Roanoke families. For more information, please contact Lisa Martin at 540-375-2074 or llmartin@roanoke.edu.

RC Women's Soccer vs. Shenandoah University
2:30 p.m. - Donald J. Kerr Stadium

Catholic Campus Ministry Reception
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. -Garrett, Colket Center
Please join Catholic Campus Ministry for afternoon tea, light snacks, and uplifting conversation during our open house.  For more information, please contact Andrea Sexton at 540-797-1930 or sexton@roanoke.edu.

Creative Writing Students' Poetry and Fiction Reading
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Back Patio, Fowler Alumni House
Come join Roanoke College's creative writers as they share selections of their poetry and fiction.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Dr. Ken McGraw at 540-375-4999 or mcgraw@roanoke.edu.

Outdoor Adventures/Journey Open House
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. - Outdoor Adventures Center
Learn more about the RC Outdoor Adventures Program and meet participants in the RC Journey Program. Program begins at 4:15 p.m. For more information please contact Todd Bowyer at 540-375-5219 or bowyer@roanoke.edu

RC Baseball:  Home Run Derby & Game
6:00 p.m. - Kiwanis Field
There will be Home Run Derby at 6:00 p.m. followed by a seven inning game between current players and alumni at 7 p.m.
(Canceled if inclement weather.)

Musical Extravaganza
8:00 p.m. - C. Homer Bast Gymnasium
Join the Roanoke College Jazz Ensemble, Oriana Singers, RC Choir, MainStreet, Roanotes, and Looking for an Echo in this smorgasbord of musical entertainment featuring music from Broadway and many other pop hits. Enjoy this concert showcasing our talented student performers. Tickets to this show are $3 with RC ID and $5 for the general public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets through the Family Weekend registration website. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

Sunday, September 29

Continental Breakfast hosted by Roanoke College Church Relations
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Smoyer Gallery, Olin Hall
Complimentary.

Protestant Service
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Roanoke College Antrim Chapel
Service led by Reverend Christopher Bowen, Dean of the Chapel, accompanied by The Roanoke College Choir, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg.

Brunch in the Commons
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Sutton Commons, Colket Center
Cost: $8 per person payable at the door.  RC students on the meal plan must show their Maroon Cards.

Other Attractions:

Bookstore:                  
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

Cavern:                       
Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

Commons:                  
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fintel Library:             
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to Midnight