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Family Weekend

About 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 the place to be. All who have a student attending Nazareth are invited to join in the good times!

Family Weekend 2014

Family Weekend 2014 will take place October 17-19.  Last year was a huge success and we are glad that so many families could spend the special weekend here with us at Nazareth.  Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!  In the meantime, you can view last year's schedule to get an idea of all the great activities that make up this traditional event.


Contact the Parents Program Coordinator, Jane Kelly, at: 585-389-2482 or

2013 Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 18th

Nazareth vs. St. Lawrence Field Hockey
Turf Field, 4 p.m.

Theatre Department Production: Urinetown, the Musical
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.

Adrenaline Comedy Show with Brian Rudo
Gym, Shults Center, 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 19th

Family Weekend Registration
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 at the Family Weekend Information Table in the Shults Center.

Bookstore Open
Noon - 3 p.m.

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.

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 or register online at

Career Services Workshop - Helping Your Student Through the Career Decision Making Process
1924 Room, Shults Center @ 1 p.m.

Nazareth vs. Ithaca Women's Soccer
Golden Flyer Stadium, 1 p.m.

Nazareth vs. SUNY Oswego Men's Lacrosse
Turf Field, 1 p.m.

Nazareth vs. Alfred Men's and Women's Swimming
Shults Center, 1 p.m.

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

This annual recital showcases the talents of Nazareth's Department of Music students. Join the performers afterwards for a reception in A4 Rehearsal Hall.

Entrepreneurship Workshop: How and Why I Started a Winery
Palladoro Lounge, Arts Center, 3:30 p.m.

Ann Martini, Class of '66, owner of Anthony Road Winery will share her experience starting a wine business and collaborating with other local vineyards to create a wine that was served at Inauguration. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Relations and will include a wine tasting.

Nazareth v. St. John Fisher Men's Soccer
@ St. John Fisher, 5 p.m.

Family Weekend Reception
Reading Lounge, Shults Center, 7 p.m.

Theatre Department Production: Urinetown, The Musical
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 Performance: The Exchange
Gym, Shults Center, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

They met on NBC's a capella competition, The Sing Off, and have gone from the television screen to stages across the globe. Now, The Exchange performs for you at Nazareth's Family Weekend 2013. Don't miss this great event! The event is free. Please indicate the number of people attending on the registration form.

Movie: Despicable Me 2
Forum, Shults Center, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 20th

Breast Cancer Walk
Buses leave campus at 8:30am

Join the Nazareth College team and take part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. A continental breakfast and transportation to Frontier Field will be provided. You can find the link to join our team at the top of the Family Weekend website.

Catholic Mass
Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, 10 a.m.

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

Finish off the weekend with a fantastic brunch to fill you up before heading home. Reservations required. Parents and family members: $8.75. Students with a meal plan should consider this a regular meal and use their ID cards.

Nazareth vs. Stevens Field Hockey
Turf Field, noon

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.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony
Medaille Formal Lounge, 2 p.m.

Please note that this event is open only to inductees, their family and friends.

Theatre Department Production: Urinetown, The Musical
Callahan Theater, 2 p.m.

Please call the Box office at 585-389-2170 to order your tickets.

Trios for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano
Wilmot Recital Hall, 3 p.m.

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