Saturday, September 29
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Emory & Henry College will hold it's annual Family Weekend Sept 28 - 30. This is an opportunity for parents and families to reconnect with their student for a weekend of fun activities. Come visit your student, see the campus, attend planned events, and enjoy the weekend!
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration & Coffee
Van Dyke Student Center
Registration at Van Dyke will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nametags, meal tickets, and complimentary football tickets (limit: 4 per family) can be picked up here.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Mercantile Bookstore Open
Depart from Memorial Chapel
If you haven’t had the opportunity to tour the campus before, feel free to join families here for our Admissions Open House and see our beautiful campus.
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Classroom Lecture Sample: The Art of Analyzing Partisan Campaigns
Board of Visitors Lounge, Van Dyke Student Center
This lecture by political science professor, Dr. Joe Lane, takes a peak inside the Emory & Henry Course on Parties and Elections in the United States. How do political professionals make sense of too much data, an increasingly partisan electorate, a volatile media environment with a twenty-four hour news cycle, and uncontrollable outside organizations willing to spend millions on advancing their interests? It's an art of balancing competing imperatives, gathering tons of purportedly scientific data, and then ignoring most of what we think we know and slighting what we profess to value. Let's talk about why and whether this process is as bad for us as we sometimes think it is.
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Main Dining Room, Van Dyke Student Center
Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. Please note that there is no charge for boarding students or children under 3. The cost for parents and students not on the meal plan is $8.50 each, and for children 3-6 years of age is $4.25. Complete and return the enclosed reservation form for advance meal tickets that you can pick up at the Registration Table.
Academics & Campus Life Fair
Byars Lawn & Byars Hall
Talk with our faculty, staff and students about what it’s like to be a part of the Emory & Henry community both in and out of the classroom.
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Art Exhibit at The 1912 Gallery “Process”
Emory Train Station Depot
Josh George has always been attracted to the urban landscape. “It holds a different kind of beauty,” says the artist. “The decaying masonry work of time tested dwellings and the dismal skies that surround them. Quilt-like patterns are revealed when you view through these arrangements…”
E&H Football vs. Randolph Macon
Fred Selfe Stadium
The first four football tickets are free. Just remember to complete the reservation form with the number of tickets you will need for your family.
Immediately After the Game
Dining Hall Patio, Van Dyke Student Center
Hosted by E&H Student Government, come by for refreshments and a chance to speak with student and College leaders.
Dinner On Your Own
Dining Hall hours for dinner are 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. if you want to stay on campus. Or, if your students request it, they always appreciate a dinner out with the family.
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Music, Fire, and S’Mores
Fire Pit on Weaver Lawn
Calling all musicians! Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo or spoons and a blanket for an informal musical get-together around the fire pit on Weaver Lawn.
E&H Night at the Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA
Interested in attending a production at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon? Tonight features two performances: “October, Before I Was Born” on the Main Stage, and “The Zombie Prom” on Stage II.
For show descriptions, & times, visit the Barter website at: http://www.bartertheatre.com. Reserve tickets through the box office at 276-628-3991 and tell them you’re an Emory & Henry parent for $5 off the ticket price.