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Family Weekend

Every fall, Family Weekend provides a chance for parents, relatives, and friends to visit students for a fun-filled weekend on the Nazareth campus. This is a great time for families to experience college through their student's eyes, and for students to show family and friends why Nazareth is their home away from home.  All who have a student attending Nazareth are invited to join in the good times!


Click here to register.  Registration closes on October 16th. 


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2014 Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 17th

"Early Bird" Family Weekend Check-In
Shults Center, 4-6 p.m.

Family Weekend materials will be available for families arriving at Naz on Friday.

Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinic Open House
Carroll Hall, 4-5 p.m.

Families are invited to join with the Nazareth community for this event showcasing the OT department, its faculty, staff, students, and clinic.

Opus 90/1924: An Anniversary
Wilmot Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Showcasing members of the Department of Music faculty in works linked to our two celebratory numbers.

Theatre Department Production: William Shakespeare's Macbeth
Callahan Theater, Arts Center, 8 p.m.

General admission seating: doors open @ 7:30 p.m. Nazareth students, free with ID. Please call the Box office at 585-389-2170 to order your tickets.

Family Trivia Night
Shults Center Forum, 8 p.m.

Hosted by Campus Activities Board, this event is a great chance for families to team up and show off their smarts in a friendly trivia competition. Spend time together, laugh, learn, and win prizes!

Saturday, October 18th

Family Weekend Check-In
Shults Center 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Get off to a great start and enjoy coffee, donuts, and conversation. Pick up your tickets for brunch and an updated Family Weekend schedule.

Community Service: Make Yarn Dolls for Dress a Girl Around the World
Shults Center International Room, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Dress A Girl Around the World is an exciting program that provides dresses and dolls for girls around the world, and in the United States. Besides addressing the basic need for clothing, the dresses provide the girls with a level of protection from sex trafficking. Each dress comes complete with a doll tucked in the pocket to show that someone cares about them. Each dress and doll bring dignity in areas of the world where some girls are regarded as having no voice or value. Making these dresses and dolls seems to be such a simple act, but to the girls receiving them, it's priceless! The dresses and dolls will go to girls in countries such as Haiti, Uganda, Honduras, Nepal, India - to girls in nearly 60 countries worldwide. Get creative and help us make these special, unique dolls. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement.

Bookstore Open
Lower Level, Shults Center, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 20% all clothing and gifts!

Flu Shots
Porthole Lounge, Shults Center, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Student Wellness Center is offering flu shots through CVS Pharmacy. Flu shots are available for all family members and students 18 years and over. Please bring your insurance card with you.

Lacrosse Fall Ball vs. Brockport & Hill Academy
Turf Field, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Cortland
Shults Center Gym, 12 p.m.

JV Women's Soccer vs. William Smith
Upper Field, 12 p.m.

Alumni Legacy Luncheon
Palladoro Lounge, Arts Center @ noon.

Parents and grandparents who are Nazareth College alumni, along with your son, daughter, or grandchild who is a current Nazareth student, are invited to this special luncheon honoring continued commitment to a Nazareth education. Spouses and siblings are welcome. Advance registration is required. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 585-389-2472 to register.

Global Commons Open House
Medaille Residence Hall, Second & Third Floor Lounges, 1-3 p.m.

Come discover the world at Naz! Our international students and RAs will discuss their perceptions and experiences at Nazareth from a global perspective. Talk with students from Australia, Italy, Peru, Japan, Pakistan, and many more!

Yoga Demo
Linehan Chapel, 2-2:20 p.m.

See what yoga is all about with a yoga demo presented by students in Nazareth yoga classes. Students will perform traditional poses (asanas) and flow to demonstrate the beauty and power of yoga.

Yoga Family Class
Linehan Chapel, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Have fun with family and friends in a yoga class that introduces you to yoga moves and yoga relaxation. Participate on a yoga mat or try yoga from your chair. All ages welcome. Yoga mats provided. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Family Weekend Student Recital
Wilmot Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m.

This annual recital showcases the talents of Nazareth's Department of Music students.

Theatre Department Production: William Shakespeare's Macbeth
Callahan Theater, Arts Center, 8 p.m.

General admission seating: doors open @ 7:30 p.m. Nazareth students, free with ID. Please call the Box office at 585-389-2170 to order your tickets.

Family Weekend Headlining Performance: Howl2Go Dueling Pianos
Shults Center Gym, 8:00 p.m.

Howl2Go's dueling pianos, straight from the Howl at the Moon club, provide what other entertainers fail to bring - energetic and unique entertainment for all ages. Their dueling pianos rock any and all genres, playing Top 40 hits and classics alike. Get ready to sing along to your favorite songs and maybe even hit the dance floor! This event is free. Please indicate the number of people attending on the registration form.

Movie Screening: Spiderman 2
Forum, Shults Center, 9:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Sunday, October 19th

Breast Cancer Walk
Frontier Field, Rochester, Buses leave campus at 8:30am

Family members and their students are invited to join the Nazareth College team and take part in this important event. A continental breakfast and transportation to and from Frontier Field is provided. There is no cost to participate; however, family members can purchase special Naz Breast Cancer Walk t-shirts for $5. All proceeds from the t-shirts will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Naz students who participate will receive a free t-shirt (first-come, first-served) on the morning of the walk.

Catholic Mass
Linehan Chapel, 10 a.m.

Family Brunch
Kearney Dining Hall, 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets available. Parents and family members are $8.75. Students with a meal plan should consider this a regular meal and use a meal swipe.

Irish Music Workshop Series
Golisano Academic Center, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

At this annual event, you can learn to play an instrument, take part in a number of workshops, or listen to the jam session at the end of the day (4pm).

Men's Soccer vs. Utica
Golden Flyer Stadium, 1 p.m.

Theatre Department Production: William Shakespeare's Macbeth
Callahan Theater, 2 p.m.

General admission seating: doors open @ 1:30 p.m. Nazareth students, free with ID. Please call the Box office at 585-389-2170 to order your tickets.

Vertex Saxophone Quartet
Wilmot Recital Hall, 3 p.m.

Chisato Eda Marling, soprano saxophone; Kristen Bayer, alto saxophone; Mark Kraszewski, tenor saxophone; Nancy Boone-Bahr, baritone saxophone

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