Family and Alumni Weekend : Schedule

1 – 8 p.m.
Registration & Hospitality
Hosted by the Alumni Association
Hamilton Hall Lobby (320 S. Broad Street)
Let us know that you have arrived and received your free Family & Alumni Weekend Gift. Enjoy the musical stylings of one of our many ensembles starting at 4 p.m. and continuing until The President's Reception.

  • Tours available between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • UArts Bookstore (located on 13th Street between Pine and Spruce) will be open until 7 p.m.

4 – 6 p.m.
Residence Hall Hospitality Center
Parents/family only
All Residence Hall Lobbies
For those parents and families whose students live in on-campus housing, there will be members of the Student Life team in each lobby ready to provide information, directions and food.

5 – 7:30 p.m.
President's Reception
Solmssen Court in Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad Street)
Join University President Sean Buffington along with faculty and staff for a welcoming reception featuring the MakingIT Exhibition, heavy hors d'oeuvres, UArts performances and much more. This is a great opportunity to interact with some of the professors and administrators who have been working with your student, and reconnect with other Young Alumni.

5 – 7:30 p.m.
Photo Booth open
Hamilton Hall Lobby (320 S. Broad Street)
Come to the Hamilton Hall Lobby to get a free, professional photo of you and your family for Family Weekend 2013 memories.  Will complement your free gift! 

8 p.m.
At the Movies: TBD (Movie will be announced later this summer)
Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Alumni Association
Levitt Auditorium
Join us for a spectacular cinematic experience as we watch a recent release, selected by our students, on the big screen.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration & Hospitality
Hosted by the Alumni Association
Hamilton Hall Lobby (320 South Broad Street)
If you have not already checked in, stop by Hamilton Hall and let us know that you have arrived. Receive your free Homecoming & Family Weekend Gift. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., stop by Hamilton Hall for a rotation of musical performances by various UArts ensembles. 

  • Tours available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • UArts Bookstore will be on site to sell souvenirs and gifts

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Dining with the Deans
Lobby- Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall, 17th Floor, 211 South Broad Street 
Join us for an upscale continental breakfast with the Academic Deans.  This is an opportunity to meet our College Deans while grabbing a quick bite to eat as you get your day started.

10:30 am – 12:00 p.m.
Alumni Career Panel Discussion & Coffee Reception
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall, 17th Floor (211 South Broad Street)
If you are curious what UArts alumni do after graduation, then listen to this panel of recent grads as they share their work as entrepreneurs and artists (Names of artists featured will be updated below as we get closer to the date). Stay after the discussion to meet and mingle with the panelists in the Caplan Lobby. 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch in Terra Hall
Terra Dining Hall, Terra Hall (211 South Broad Street) 
Families and alumni are welcome to join us in the main dining hall for a special lunch.  Costs for families and alumni are covered as part of the weekend.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Golden Arts Reunion

CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street)

Members of the class of 1964 and prior are invited to return to campus to celebrate their 50th reunion and re-connect with classmates. Join us for lunch with your classmates and receive a special UArts gift to remember this milestone. Lunch will conclude with a tour of campus. $30/person or $50/couple.

2 p.m.
Theater Presentation: Mad Forest
by Caryl Churchill, Directed by Rosey Hay
Arts Bank Theater, 601 S. Broad Street 
Mad Forest takes place in communist Romania, before, during and after the Romanian revolution of 1989, written by famed British playwright Carly Churchill. Parents should exercise discretion with children under the age of 13.

3:30 p.m.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall (411 South Broad Street)
Honored guests and their families are invited to the annual induction ceremony of this great organization.

7:30 p.m.

Music Ensemble Showcase
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall, 17th Floor (211 South Broad Street)

Come join us for a musical showcase featuring a selection from some of the many vocal ensembles at UArts.


Senior Dance Concert 
UArts Dance Theatre at the Drake (1512 Spruce Street, entrance on Hicks Street).

Come see some of our talented Dance students show their stuff in this special event being performed specifically for Family & Alumni Weekend.

10 a.m.
Farewell Brunch

Furness Courtyard, Furness Hall (1499 Pine Street)

Before departing for home, parents, families and students are invited to attend a meal with Rabbi Daniel Grodnitsky, director of the Chabad Jewish Center for Students of the Arts. Students of all faiths are invited to attend. The University provides an online directory of various other religious sects and denominations.