Family Weekend

Re:Fresh for Families of First-Year Students – Saturday, Sept 20, 2014

Family Weekend and Homecoming – October 24-26, 2014 (schedule below)

 

Re:Fresh for Families of First-Year Students welcomes parents and family members back to campus to spend time with their student. Gather in the Brandt Student Center for breakfast around 9 a.m. Special programs are planned from 10 a.m. until noon while the college kids sleep in. Then, students will meet their families in the student center. From there, everyone can head off campus to local attractions, shopping and dinner. Contact the Student Life Office with questions: studentlife@su.edu or 540-665-4863 

9 a.m. re:Fresh for Families of First-Year Students welcomes parents and family members back to campus to spend time with their students. Gather in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room, for breakfast with President Tracy Fitzsimmons and Student Life staff. 
 
10 a.m. university employees will be available to answer questions and talk about everything from campus safety to mental health counseling, academic support to campus dining and meal plans, alcohol, drugs and sex to athletics. 
 
noon students will meet their families in the student center. From there, everyone can head off campus to local attractions, shopping and dinner.

 

You and your family are invited to join us for a Family Weekend/Homecoming joint event! View this schedule to see what is going on. Everyone is invited to all events!  /  Schedule for the weekend

October 24-26, 2014 / Contact the Student Life Office with questions: studentlife@su.edu or 540-665-4863 

Homecoming / Family Weekend Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 24: Little Big Band, Shenandoah’s newest jazz group, makes its performance debut at 3 p.m. at the university’s newest performance space – Abrams Creek Amphitheater. FREE

Friday, Oct. 24: Homecoming Women’s Soccer Game against Roanoke begins at 5 p.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. FREE with SU I.D.

Friday, Oct. 24: Homecoming Men’s Soccer Game against Hampden Sydney begins at 7 p.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. FREE with your SU I.D.

Friday, Oct. 24: Carnatic Classical Music Concert begins at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The ensemble – Sumanth Swaminathan, saxophone, Vijay Ganesh, mridangam, and teenage prodigy Kamalakiran Vinjamuri, violin – will also explain a variety of compositions that illustrate some of the fundamentals and stylistic conventions of southern Indian music. FREE

Friday, Oct. 24: Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game begins at 7:30 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. FREE

Friday, Oct. 24: Hudson Piano Trio, a New Music Series concert, begins at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall, where audience members are invited to sit on stage, too. FREE

Friday, Oct. 24: Men’s Basketball Alumni Game begins at 8:30 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. FREE

Saturday, Oct. 25: Homecoming & Family Weekend Football Chapel Service begins at 10 a.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The team and coaches will be there and you, your family and alumni are invited to unite as a community. This is a multi-faith service. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Saturday, Oct. 25: Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate Party is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium parking area. All activities are free for students, including a concert by the pop/punk band Don’t Look Down (Shenandoah alumni). The first 50 students through the gate receive free Homecoming 2014 T-shirts. Show proper SU I.D. Ride in the mechanical bull rodeo competition; top times receive Visa gift cards ($100, $50 & $25). A Corn Hole Tournament begins at 11 a.m.; prizes go to top-placing teams. Pre-register at Corn Hole Tournament Sign Up. Use your meal plan or pay $5 for admission to the food tent. You’ll get a wristband at gate. Food includes bratwurst, hamburgers and other tailgate classics. Individuals 21 and older can purchase drink tickets at the gate. You can pre-pay for the tailgate food tent between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 20 to 24, in the student center.

Adults: $18 @ door / 10 & Under: Free / Students: $7 @ door

Saturday, Oct. 25: Homecoming Football Game against Hampden Sydney begins at 1 p.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. FREE with your SU I.D.

Saturday, Oct. 25: Homecoming Field Hockey Game against Roanoke begins at 5 p.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. FREE with your SU I.D.

Saturday, Oct. 25: Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra presents “S.O.S. Venezuela Concert” at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. S.O.S. Venezuela concerts unite musicians from around the world sharing their talents in a unique musical event to help raise awareness of human rights violations currently taking place in Venezuela. Shenandoah Conservatory hosts the next S.O.S. Venezuela Concert following two recent and successful concerts in Philadelphia and New York. To learn more about the cause and the event, go to SOS Venezuela Concert on Facebook. FREE

Saturday, Oct. 25: Homecoming Dance begins at 10 p.m. at the Bright Box Theater (15 N. Loudoun St., third floor, downtown Winchester). Tickets are $5 per SU student, $10 non-Shenandoah student, and space is limited. Tickets are on sale in the Brandt Student Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 20 to 24 – or until tickets are sold out. Students 21 and older receive 2 drink tickets at the dance entrance (included in the $5 ticket price). Additionally, beer is available for $3, wine is $4 and mixed drinks are $5 each. Saturday night, shuttle vans will take you from the Brandt Student Center main entrance to Shenandoah’s Feltner Building on Loudoun Street, running continuously from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. so you can enjoy dinner at one of the wonderful downtown restaurants before the dance.

Sunday, Oct. 26: Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game begins at 10 a.m. on Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or alums@su.edu. Register at www.su.edu/homecoming2014 FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Men’s & Women’s Alumni Tennis Round-Robin Tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Jeffrey M. Perry Championship Courts on Lowry Drive. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or alums@su.edu. Register at www.su.edu/homecoming2014 FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Field Hockey Alumnae Game begins at 11 a.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or alums@su.edu. Register at www.su.edu/homecoming2014 FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Football Alumni Game begins at 11 a.m. on the Aikens Practice Field. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or alums@su.edu. Register at www.su.edu/homecoming2014 FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Baseball Alumni Game begins at 11 a.m. at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or alums@su.edu. Register at www.su.edu/homecoming2014 FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game begins at 12 p.m. on Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or alums@su.edu. Register at www.su.edu/homecoming2014 FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Homecoming & Family Weekend University Chapel @ Noon service is in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The ecumenical service is open to you and families visiting for the weekend. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Sunday, Oct. 26: Cornfield Maze & Pumpkin Picking – hayrides and farm animals, too –at the Pumpkin Patch at Wayside Farm in Berryville begins when the van from the Armstrong/BSC parking lot at 12:30 p.m. Be back on campus around 5 p.m. Bring a camera, and wear comfortable walking shoes (no sandals). Trip is free, but bring money for pumpkins, etc. The trip includes a stop at the Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring for s’mores. Contact Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (SOAR) coordinator & outdoor education instructor Alice Morgan at 540/542-6533 or suoutdoors@su.edu FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Alumni Athletic Tailgate begins at 1 p.m. on the grounds outside Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Enjoy great food with alumni, current student-athletes and coaches who participated in games over Homecoming Weekend. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or alums@su.edu. Register at www.su.edu/homecoming2014

Sunday, Oct. 26: Kappa Kappa Psi Fall Recital begins at 3 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. FREE

Sunday, Oct. 26: Annual Parker Haunted House is open to all Shenandoah students from 7 to 10 p.m. on the third floor of Parker Hall. Tour guides will meet you at the door to take you to the butcher shop, zombie room and other rooms that are too grotesque to describe. Yes, there will be candy. Contact Head RA Cody Diehl at cdiehl11@su.edu FREE