Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2018, October 12-13

The schedule below showcases all the wonderful activities and events from Family Weekend 2017. Save the date for Family Weekend 2018 on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13! Please visit this website late-summer for the updated 2018 schedule. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Classroom Visits, 8:00 am to 2:45 pm

Attend classes with your students and observe firsthand the academic stimulation they experience every day. To arrange your visit, ask your student to clear it with their professor, and then just show up for class!

SPB Variety Presents: Daniel Martin, 8:00 to 9:00 pm

University Commons, Great Room 

Daniel Martin has quickly become one of the top entertainers in the country. His high-energy blend of insane magic and sarcastic improv consistently leads to standing ovations and record-breaking crowds at theaters, campuses, and celebrity events nationwide.

Daniel was recently awarded “Best Variety Artist" & "Best Male Performer" after winning last year's "Entertainer of the Year" award.  In addition, he has been recognized as one of the top rated touring acts in the nation! His magic and standup have been featured on CBS, NBC, WGN, The CW, The BBC and by millions online.

He is hailed by his peers as one of the most creative acts touring today with some of the biggest names in entertainment frequently choosing Daniel to consult on their own live shows and TV projects.

At the early age of six, Daniel’s grandparents tried to avert his newfound interest of pick pocketing.  They put his quick hands and devious nature to better uses by purchasing him a magic kit.  It was love at first trick.  He began doing shows for anyone that would watch.  At only 12 years old, Daniel began performing shows professionally and continued doing so at some of the swankiest hotels, clubs, and restaurants in Chicago.  It is here where he developed his style and performing chops with his innovative mix of deception and comedy.  After years of working on his live stage show, he began touring the globe with his critically acclaimed “i-Magish” & “MAGIC MADE ME DO IT” tours.  He still owns his Fisher Price Magic Kit and will now only pickpocket on occasion.

SPB Film: Despicable Me 3, 9:30 to 11:00 pm

University Commons, Great Room 

“Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother, Dru, who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.” - IMDB. Rated PG-13. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Parent & Family Network Meeting, 9:30 to 11:30 am

University Commons, Stein Fireplace Lounge

The Arcadia University Parent & Family Network provides informational programs and social activities, and serves as a communication link between families and the University administration. This session provides an opportunity to meet key campus administrators, as well as for the sharing of questions and answers between families on all aspects of college life.

Tour the Grey Towers: A Great American Castle, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 am

Tours begin at the Grey Towers Castle Terrace

Explore the mystery, history, and fantasy of the Castle. Members of the Society for Castle Restoration (SCR) will take you on an exploration which reveals the story behind the Castle.

Fall Fest Carnival and Picnic Lunch, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Haber Green (rain location: Carnival in the University Commons, first and second floors; picnic lunch in the Dining Hall)

Pricing: Adults: $10.50, Children: $5.25, AU students: Swipe for meal exchange.

Join faculty, staff, new and current students, and friends for the Fall Fest Carnival hosted by Arcadia's student organizations. Fun foods, crafts, and activities are available for guests of all ages! Advanced registration suggested.

Sports Events
Field Hockey vs. Alvernia Jean Lenox West Field and Delran Pavilion 12 pm
Men's Soccer vs. Lycoming Jean Lenox West Field and Delran Pavilion 2:30 pm
Women's Soccer vs. Lycoming Jean Lenox West Field and Delran Pavilion 5:30 pm
SPB Film: Despicable Me 3, 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Murphy Hall, Stiteler Auditorium

“Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother, Dru, who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.” - IMDB. Rated PG.

Paint with Passion Art Party, 2:30 to 3:30 pm

University Commons, Great Room

An artist will guide you step-by-step through creating a fun piece of art, while painting with family and friends and listening to relaxing music. Best of all, you keep your canvas to showcase when you go home! Space is limited. Reserve your tickets in advance.

Bingo Mania, 4:30 to 5:30 pm

University Commons, Great Room

Join Arcadia family and friends for everyone’s favorite game, Bingo, for your chance to win some fabulous prizes! Space is limited. Reserve your tickets in advance.

Glow Golf, 8:00 pm to midnight

University Commons, Great Room

Enjoy a fun night of Cosmic Miniature Golf with your student. Nine holes of out-of-this-world fun will be available for students, friends, and family. Three players per hole will be permitted. Make sure to grab a scorecard and pencil so you know who is the greatest mini golfer in your group. Sponsored by Arcadia Late Knights. No advance registration is required.

A Day in the City

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