Family Weekend Schedule

Below is the 2015 Family Weekend schedule of events.

Friday, Oct. 23

Check-in for Family Weekend
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Alvarez College Union, Brown Atrium

Lunch
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

Accomplishing Career Success
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Hance Auditorium, 4th floor of Chambers Building
Learn how the Center for Career Development is partnering with your student to reach his or her goals. Center staff will discuss the programs, resources, and services available to your student for career exploration, mentoring, job shadowing, internships, graduate school admissions and entry-level employment.

Fall Convocation
3-4 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Duke Family Performance Hall
The college community comes together to honor students and faculty. The Class of 2016 will march in academic regalia for the first time.

Faculty Reception for Families
4-5 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Alvarez College Union
Come meet the members of the faculty in this informal and relaxing setting. You will receive a map when you check in with all of the department locations.

Davidson College Chorale Performance
5 p.m.
Sanctuary, Davidson College Presbyterian Church (on campus)

Autumn Feast in Davidson
5-7 p.m.
Vail Commons
No reservations needed. Cost: $12.00 per person for parents and guests; students on Vail Commons meal plan can use meal plan, declining balance, or bonus bucks.

Volleyball vs. St. Duquesne
7:00 p.m.
Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex

The Birds
8:15 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Duke Family Performance Hall
Department of Theatre presents The Birds by Aristophanes, new translation by Keyne Cheshire and Directed by Mark Sutch

Two fellows reject America, declare God an illegitimate ruler and set out to establish a paradise among the birds. Prof. Keyne Cheshire provides this new translation of Aristophanes' comedy, preserving the subversive, riotous humor of its native Greek. Expect a fun production marked by inventive gags, a healthy dose of filth and a live rock band. Contains profanity, innuendo and God knows what else. Recommended for ages 17 and up.

Find ticket information or purchase tickets online, by calling 704-894-2135, or drop by the Alvarez College Union Ticket Office. The Ticket Office, located in the Knobloch Campus Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On performance days, the box office opens one hour before curtain.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra 
7 p.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union

Davidson Jazz Ensemble
9 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Building
Come out to experience Davidson's "big band" of students, featuring Davidson parent and alumnus Jim Kuster '80

SATURDAY, Oct. 24

Check-in for Family Weekend Continues
9-11:00 a.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Alvarez College Union, Brown Atrium

Brunch
9:30-11 a.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

State of the College Address
11 a.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Duke Family Performance Hall
President Carol Quillen and members of the Principal Executive Staff discuss the state of college affairs.

Lunch
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

International Festival
Noon - 3 p.m.
Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union
Come support students from around the world who will be sharing their cultures through cultural displays, student performances, great international food, and lots of fun.

Football vs. Marist
1 p.m.
Richardson Stadium
Tickets required. Tickets are available online and at the stadium before the game.

College Writers at Work
1 p.m.
Multicultural House
Hear student writers recently published in Commonplaces: A Journal of First-Year Writing at Davidson reflect on their processes for composing intellectual work. The writers will be honored with a brief reception following the event.

Swimming and Diving vs. College of Georgetown
1 p.m.
Charles A. Cannon Natatorium, Baker Sports Complex

Music and Dance Extravaganza
3-4 p.m.
Chambers Lawn

Rain location: Alvarez College Union Atrium
Come enjoy performances by Davidson's dance groups and the musical stylings of student vocal groups.

Dinner
5 - 7 p.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

The Birds
8:00 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Duke Family Performance Hall
Department of Theatre presents The Birds by Aristophanes, new translation by Keyne Cheshire and Directed by Mark Sutch

Two fellows reject America, declare God an illegitimate ruler and set out to establish a paradise among the birds. Prof. Keyne Cheshire provides this new translation of Aristophanes' comedy, preserving the subversive, riotous humor of its native Greek. Expect a fun production marked by inventive gags, a healthy dose of filth and a live rock band. Contains profanity, innuendo and God knows what else. Recommended for ages 17 and up.

Find ticket information or purchase tickets online, by calling 704-894-2135, or drop by the Alvarez College Union Ticket Office. The Ticket Office, located in the Knobloch Campus Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On performance days, the box office opens one hour before curtain.

SUNDAY, Oct. 25

Brunch
9:30-11 a.m.
Vail Commons (regular line service; pay at door)

Hillel Society Brunch
10 a.m.
Room 209, Alvarez College Union

For those who wish to attend a religious service:

Catholic Campus Ministry Family Mass
10 a.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union

Worship Service
11 a.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church (on campus)

 

Volleyball vs. La Salle
1 p.m.
Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex

Women's Soccer vs. Saint Joseph's
2 p.m.
Alumni Soccer Stadium

The Birds
2:00 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center, Duke Family Performance Hall
Department of Theatre presents The Birds by Aristophanes, new translation by Keyne Cheshire and Directed by Mark Sutch

Two fellows reject America, declare God an illegitimate ruler and set out to establish a paradise among the birds. Prof. Keyne Cheshire provides this new translation of Aristophanes' comedy, preserving the subversive, riotous humor of its native Greek. Expect a fun production marked by inventive gags, a healthy dose of filth and a live rock band. Contains profanity, innuendo and God knows what else. Recommended for ages 17 and up.

Find ticket information or purchase tickets online, by calling 704-894-2135, or drop by the Alvarez College Union Ticket Office. The Ticket Office, located in the Knobloch Campus Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On performance days, the box office opens one hour before curtain.