Family Weekend 2018 Begins Friday

Family Weekend 2018 begins Friday at Kalamazoo College. Below you will find a list of activities along with links to the campus map in our virtual tour, providing the locations of each facility. Questions about Family Weekend 2018 may be directed to Dana Jansma, associate dean of students in the Student Development Office, at 269.337.7209 or dana.jansma@kzoo.edu.

Where to Eat

Family Weekend 2018

Family Weekend 2018 will be Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at Kalamazoo College.

Campus dining will be available from 7:30 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 to 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Welles Dining Hall. Options there will include pizza, regional cuisine, soup, a salad and deli bar, and vegan and vegetarian foods. Family members pay $5.15 per person for breakfast, $7.21 per person for lunch and $10.30 per person for dinner.

Hot chocolate, tea or specialty espresso along with grab-and-go foods will be available from the Book Club Café from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Grab-and-go foods including sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits, fruit, sweet and salty snacks, and beverages will be available at the Richardson Room from 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, Nov. 2

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hicks Student Center atrium: Pick up lists of Kalamazoo shopping, walking and dining suggestions at Family Weekend 2018 information tables throughout the day.

8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Attend a K class. A list of classes available is at the information table at Hicks Student Center atrium.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., lower level, Hicks Student Center: The Kalamazoo College Bookstore will feature 20 percent off all K-imprinted items.

11 to 11:50 a.m., Stetson Chapel: Kalamazoo College observes Honors Day in the fall term of each year, recognizing those who earned special recognition during the previous academic year.

3:15 to 4 p.m., Room 103, Dewing Hall: Financial Aid Director Becca Murphy and Student Accounts Coordinator Patrick Farmer will provide important financial aid deadlines and review commonly asked billing questions related to study abroad. This is also an opportunity for families to get answers to their general financial and billing questions.

4 to 5 p.m., Center for Civic Engagement Community Room, Dewing Hall: Associate Director Teresa Denton and Assistant Director Moises Hernandez will talk about the important work of the Center for Civic Engagement and a student panel of Civic Engagement Scholars will provide a glimpse into current students’ experiences working through local community partnerships.

Evening: Explore Kalamazoo. Pick up a list of shopping, walking, and dining suggestions at the Information Table in the Hicks Student Center atrium.

7:30 p.m., Nelda K. Balch Playhouse: See Kalamazoo College theater students perform “It Can’t Happen Here” based on Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel. Demagogue “Buzz” Windrip is surprisingly elected president on a promise to restore America to its former greatness and prosperity. Journalist Doremus Jessup explores themes of the responsibility and freedom of the American press. This funny and timely political tale. Additional information is available at reason.kzoo.edu/theatre/festival/. Tickets are available at festivalplayhouse.ludus.com.

9:30 p.m., Room 103, Dewing Hall: K’s weekly film series will feature “Crazy Rich Asians.” Free admission, popcorn and soda. Show up early to ensure a seat.

Saturday, Nov. 3

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hicks Student Center atrium: Pick up lists of Kalamazoo shopping, walking and dining suggestions at information tables throughout the day.

8:30 to 9 a.m., Hicks Student Center, Banquet Room: Complimentary coffee, donut holes and hot chocolate.

9 to 10 a.m., Hicks Student Center, Banquet Room: Center for International Programs Executive Director Margaret Wiedenhoeft will discuss what first- and second-year students need to know about study abroad programs.

9 to 10:30 a.m., Athletics Fieldhouse, Hornets Suite: Legacy families will receive an invitation to this breakfast offered through the Office of Alumni Engagement.

10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Hicks Student Center, Banquet Room: Center for Career and Professional Development Director Joan Hawxhurst will discuss the College’s commitment to integrate career exploration and development into a student’s four years at K. Parents and others will learn how they can get involved.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lower level, Hicks Student Center: Preserve the fun of Family Weekend 2018 with a photograph, compliments of the Kalamazoo College Fund.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Upjohn Library Commons, Third Floor, A. M. Todd Rare Book Room: Come and see the largest, smallest, oldest and most unusual items the Rare Book Room has to offer.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., lower level, Hicks Student Center: The Kalamazoo College Bookstore will feature 20 percent off all K-imprinted items.

1 to 3 p.m., Lilian Anderson Arboretum: Join the Roots in the Earth first-year seminar class for a guided nature hike at Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum. The arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township. Please park at the Oshtemo Township Park, 7275 W. Main St. Your guides will meet you there.

4 to 5 p.m., Mandelle Hall, Olmsted Room: Enjoy punch with President Jorge G. Gonzalez.

7:30 p.m., Nelda K. Balch Playhouse: See Kalamazoo College theater students perform “It Can’t Happen Here” based on Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel. Demagogue “Buzz” Windrip is surprisingly elected president on a promise to restore America to its former greatness and prosperity. Journalist Doremus Jessup explores themes of the responsibility and freedom of the American press. This funny and timely political tale. Additional information is available at reason.kzoo.edu/theatre/festival/. Tickets are available at festivalplayhouse.ludus.com.

9:30 p.m. to midnight, Hicks Student Center: Experience student performers including musicians and dancers. Afterward, listen to why they vote and fill out a practice ballot with the Center for Civic Engagement’s K Votes team.

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