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K Welcomes Visitors to Family Weekend

Welcome, families, to Family Weekend 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 may be directed to Dana Jansma, Associate Dean of Students in the Student Development Office at 269-337-7209 or dana.jansma@kzoo.edu.

Family weekend

Welcome, families, to Kalamazoo College’s family weekend!

FRIDAY, OCT. 27

7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Upjohn Library Commons, Book Club Café

Coffee, beverages and light snacks are available for purchase.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hicks Student Center, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership atrium

Pick up Kalamazoo shopping, walking and dining suggestions at information tables throughout the day.

8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

Attend a K class. A list of classes available is at the information table at Hicks Student Center and in the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership atrium.

10 a.m. to midnight, Richardson Room at Hicks Student Center

Beverages, soup and sandwiches available to purchase.

11 to 11:50 a.m., Stetson Chapel

Honors Day Convocation

Kalamazoo College observes Honors Day in the fall quarter of each year, recognizing at convocation those students who have earned honors for the year and those who have won special prizes during the previous academic year.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hicks Student Center

Lunch available. Purchase tickets at the entrance of the Dining Center. $7.

3 to 4 p.m., Dewing 103

A Parent’s Guide to Finances for Continuing Students

Becca Murphy, Director of Financial Aid, and Patrick Farmer, Student Accounts Coordinator, will provide important financial aid deadlines and review commonly asked billing questions related to studying abroad. This is also an opportunity for families to get answers to their general financial and billing questions.

4 to 5 p.m., Dewing 103

Why it Matters: The Importance of Critical Civic Engagement

This student panel, facilitated by Moises Hernandez, K’17, Post Baccalaureate Fellow, and Alison Geist, Director, the Center for Civic Engagement, provides a glimpse into current students’ experiences working through local community partnerships to “build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.” About two-thirds of K students participate in faculty-led community based research and coursework, and in student-led initiatives the CCE facilitates. Come and learn more about this vital component of the “K-Plan.”

5 to 7:30 p.m., Hicks Student Center

Dinner available. Purchase tickets at the entrance of the Dining Center. $10.

5 p.m. to midnight, Hicks Student Center, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership atrium

Pick up a list of Kalamazoo shopping, walking and dining suggestions at information tables.

SATURDAY, OCT. 28

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hicks Student Center, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership atrium

Pick up shopping, walking and dining suggestions.

8:30 a.m., Hicks Student Center, Banquet Room

Complimentary coffee, donuts and hot chocolate.

9 to 10 a.m., Hicks Student Center, Banquet Room

A Parent’s Guide to Study Abroad

What do parents of first and second-year students need to know about study abroad? Presented by Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Executive Director of International Programs.

9:30 to 11 a.m., Hornets Suite, Athletics Fieldhouse

Legacy Families Breakfast sponsored by Alumni Engagement. Legacy families will receive an invitation to this breakfast.

9:30 to 11 a.m., Hicks Student Center

Continental breakfast available. Purchase tickets at the entrance of the Dining Center. $4.50.

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Upjohn Library Commons, Book Club Café

Coffee, beverages, and light snacks available to purchase.

10 a.m. to noon, Lilian Anderson Arboretum, 1.8 miles west of the intersection of M-43 (West Main Street) and U.S. 131 in Oshtemo Township.

Lilian Anderson Arboretum Guided Nature Hike: Humanity’s Relationship with Nature

What do the forest and humans have in common? How has our presence influenced the natural world around us? Explore these questions on a guided hike through Kalamazoo College’s lush and scenic Lilian Anderson Arboretum. Join students from the “Roots in the Earth” First-Year Seminar for an intimate look into the Arboretum’s diverse plant life, animal population, and engaging history. Meet in the main Arboretum parking lot (overflow parking will be available at the Oshtemo Township Park (7275 West Main). Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hicks Student Center, lower level

Family Photo Booth: You are invited to preserve the fun of Family Weekend 2017 with a photograph, compliments of the Kalamazoo College Fund.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Upjohn Library Commons, A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, third floor

Rome the Eternal: Art, Architecture, Literature

Rome as seen by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, with texts by Cicero, Ovid and Virgil.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hicks Student Center, lower level

Bookstore open: 20 percent off all Kalamazoo College imprinted items.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hicks Student Center, Richardson Room

Beverages, soup, and sandwiches available to purchase.

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Hicks Student Center, Banquet Room

Career Development at K: Partnerships and Practice

Learn about the College’s commitment to integrating career exploration and development throughout a student’s four years at K, including how parents and others can get involved, from Center for Career and Professional Development Director Joan Hawxhurst.

11 a.m., Anderson Athletic Center

Come cheer on the volleyball team! Kalamazoo vs Olivet.

11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Hicks Student Center

Brunch available. Purchase tickets at the entrance of the Dining Center. $7.

1 p.m., Athletic Field Complex

Come cheer on the football team! Kalamazoo College vs. Hope College.

2 to 3 p.m., Recital Hall, Light Fine Arts

Preview Performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante

One of the master’s most inspired and divinely beautiful creations, the Sinfonia Concertante is a duet for the violin and viola with accompaniment. This work will feature the Kalamazoo Philharmonia’s Nov. 12 performance.

3:15 to 4 p.m., Dewing 103

How I Built My K-Plan: A Conversation with Departmental Student Advisors

Hear from some of our outstanding department student advisers about life at K. They will answer such questions as, “How did you choose your majors and plan for study abroad and your senior project? What are the most interesting classes you have taken? Why is it important to explore across the liberal arts? How do your co-curricular activities connect to your academic interests?”

4 to 5 p.m., Mandelle Hall, Olmsted Room

Punch bowl with President Jorge G. Gonzalez: A college update and conversation with our president and other key people at the college.

5 to 7 p.m., Hicks Student Center

Dinner available. Purchase tickets at the entrance of the Dining Center. $10.

7 to 9 p.m., Light Fine Arts, Dalton Theatre

“Let it Out!”

The Kalamazoo College student dance organization Frelon presents its fall show, which includes multiple campus student organizations. Enjoy an evening of student performances ranging from ballet to hip hop dance, skits, poems and music.

8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Hicks Student Center

Saturday Night Zoo After Dark: Hicks Halloween Party

A Halloween party including a costume contest, dancing, crafts, game stations, a Halloween-themed buffet and a photo booth.