Loyola University Maryland

Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

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FAMILY WEEKEND 2014

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Check In 
Andrew White Student Center Atrium
3:00-7:00 PM
Check in at the Andrew White Student Center Atrium, located outside of Boulder Garden Café. If you registered for the President's Welcome, picnic at Ridley, picnic on the Quad, women’s soccer game, or the Dueling Piano Show, your Family Weekend registered tickets will be waiting for you.

Honors Convocation
Reitz Arena
6:00-7:00 PM

A Loyola tradition, the Honors Convocation highlights the University’s climate of learning with academic and essay awards to members of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The Loyola community proudly recognizes these students who have been nominated by faculty for their outstanding academic achievements. The academic affairs office will notify students who will receive an award. Please contact the academic affairs office directly with questions at 410-617-2261 or ceremonies@loyola.edu.

President’s Welcome
McGuire Hall
7:00-8:00 PM
 
All families are invited to join University President, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., for a casual reception to open Family Weekend.  Father Linnane will provide brief remarks on the current state of Loyola and families will have the opportunity to meet deans, faculty and other university administrators. Light refreshments will be served.  Please register in advance for this no-cost event.

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing 
McManus Theatre
7:30 PM
A free performance presented by the American Shakespeare Center on Tour, a young, innovative troupe staging fast-paced shows that recreate for modern audiences Shakespeare’s plays and other classics while remaining true to the original texts.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

ALANA Student/Family Breakfast 
McGuire Hall
8:00-10:00 AM

This 21st annual breakfast hosts African, Latino, Asian, and Native American students and their families on the Evergreen campus. A separate invitation will follow. For more information, please contact ALANA services at 410-617-2310.

Check In  
Andrew White Student Center Atrium
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Please pick up your Family Weekend registered tickets in the Andrew White Student Center Atrium. For families arriving after 3 p.m., registered tickets will be available for pick-up at the entrance of each event requiring a ticket. Please look for a Student Activities staff member to assist you.

Gratias Ceremony
Alumni Memorial Chapel
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Loyola University Maryland will honor its distinguished student leaders in the 21st annual Gratias Ceremony. Outstanding students will be recognized for their contributions in the areas of leadership and service. Students honored at Gratias will receive a separate notification from the office of student engagement.  Please contact the office of student engagement with any questions at 410-617-5675.

Parents Council Meeting
Ridley Athletic Complex
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The Parents Council will host its leadership meeting prior to the women’s soccer game at the Ridley Athletic Complex. This meeting is for members of the Parents Council. For more information on the Parents Council, contact parents@loyola.edu.

Picnic on the Quad 
The Quad (rain site: Reitz Arena and McGuire Hall)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us on the Quad for a picnic-style luncheon.  The menu includes the following:  roasted suckling pig and pulled barbeque chicken served with assorted barbeque sauces and freshly baked slider rolls, three cheese mac and cheese, vegetarian brown sugar baked beans, roasted corn and tomato salad, Israeli cous cous salad with tri-colored peppers and arugula pesto, pinwheel sandwiches (turkey, roast beef with boursin and caramelized onions, and a vegetarian option), watermelon slices, assorted cookies, assorted soft drinks and bottled water. Tickets are $17 per person.

Picnic at the Ridley  *THIS PICNIC IS SOLD OUT*
Ridley Athletic Complex (rain site: Reitz Arena and McGuire Hall)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us at the Ridley for a picnic prior to the women’s soccer game.  The menu includes the following:  roasted suckling pig and pulled barbeque chicken served with assorted barbeque sauces and freshly baked slider rolls, three cheese mac and cheese, vegetarian brown sugar baked beans, roasted corn and tomato salad, Israeli cous cous salad with tri-colored peppers and arugula pesto, pinwheel sandwiches (turkey, roast beef with boursin and caramelized onions, and a vegetarian option), watermelon slices, assorted cookies, assorted soft drinks and bottled water.  Shuttle service to and from Ridley is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.  Tickets are $17 per person.

Visit Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 North Charles Street
12:00 - 4:00 PM

Located next-door to Loyola and housed in a Gilded Age mansion surrounded by 26 acres of formal gardens and woods, Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books, and manuscripts assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary art. The collection counts among its many treasures post-Impressionist paintings, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, a Léon-Bakst designed private theatre, and one of the largest private collections of Tiffany art glass. Enjoy special free guided tours (Noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.) of the permanent collections. Parking is available on the premises.

Women’s Soccer vs. Colgate 
Ridley Athletic Complex 
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Tickets are required.  Tickets are free of charge for students and $3 for family members and should be requested while registering online in advance.  Shuttle service to and from the game is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.

Messina Teach-In
Loyola Notre Dame Library
2:00 - 3:45 PM  (Ice Cream Social from 2:30-3:00 PM in Flannery O'Connor Hall)
Come experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar!  Messina will be sponsoring a Family Weekend Teach-In.  Messina faculty members will offer 45-minute class sessions that demonstrate how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom.  Sessions will be offered at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Messina will also sponsor a free ice-cream social in between the two sessions from 2:30-3:00 PM in the second floor lobby area of Flannery O’Connor Hall.

Visit the St. John's Bible Exhibit at the Library 
Loyola Notre Dame Library
2:00 - 4:00 PM
  
Learn about the beautiful permanent exhibit of the handwritten, hand-illuminated St. John’s Bible in the Library with a trained docent.  Explore the library’s digital media/assistive technology lab, auditorium, group study rooms, great views and comfortable seating while you are there!

Mass 
Alumni Memorial Chapel
4 PM and 6 PM

These Masses fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation.

Legacy Reception
Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. Alumni House, 208 E. Cold Spring Lane
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Alumni who are grandparents and parents of current students are invited to celebrate their Loyola connection with their children at a special reception. A separate invitation will follow. For further information, contact the office of alumni relations at 410-617-2475 or alumni@loyola.edu.

Howl At The Moon’s Dueling Piano Show and Dessert Reception 
Reitz Arena
8:00 - 10:30 PM
Howl At The Moon’s Dueling Piano band performs live at Loyola!  This high-energy, interactive performance involves a diverse musical selection to please everyone in the crowd along with plenty of singing, laughter, and audience participation!  Join the fun!  The dessert reception begins at 8:00 PM, and the piano show begins at 8:30 PM.
Tickets are $20 per person including both the performance and dessert reception. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Sunday Mass 
Alumni Memorial Chapel
11:00 AM

Women’s Volleyball vs. Lafayette
Reitz Arena
2:00 PM

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

• For more information about things to see and do in Baltimore, visit www.Baltimore.org.
• To make a dining reservation at one of Baltimore’s many exceptional restaurants, visit www.opentable.com.