Parents & Families
Holloway Hall

Salisbury University Family Weekend 2010

Event Schedule

You and your family are invited to enjoy a weekend of events designed specifically for Salisbury University families. Below is a tentative schedule of events. Invitations to family weekend with registrations forms will be mailed home at the beginning of September. Here is a snapshot of the weekend events as the planning continues!

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 24th

  • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Family Weekend Information Center: Guerrieri University Center
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sea Gull Shopping
    Commons, University Bookstore

  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open Classrooms: Various Locations- Parents and family members may select from our list of classes to have a real Salisbury classroom experience. A copy of the class list is available on the Family Weekend web site or at the information center.

Saturday, September 25th

  • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Family Weekend Information Center: Guerrieri University Center- Come by and get your updated schedules for Saturday and Sunday and other important information. There will be coffee and other light refreshments for the hungry. Family Weekend giveaways when you sign-up at the Parent's Register.
  • 9 - 10 a.m. Legacy Breakfast Reception: Alumni House- This event is by invitation only. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at
  • 9- 10 a.m. Money Matters:  Financial Literacy During the College Years:  Guerrieri University Center, Pocomoke Room (Rm 234)- An overview of college costs, financial aid and financial literacy for parents and students.
  • 9 – 10 a.m. SU Study Abroad: Guerrieri University Center, Nanticoke Room (Rm 236)- SU’s Center for International Education presents an opportunity to learn more about study abroad programs available to SU students, including incorporating travel into your major, scholarships, financial aid, and much more.
  • 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Perdue School Building Tours:  Henson Hall side of Perdue Building Site- Opening its doors in fall 2011, the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business will finally have a home that matches its stature as the preeminent business education center in the region.  See the nuts and bolts of this 112,000-square foot, $45-million, state-of-the-art building currently under construction with this "hard hat tour."  Closed-toe shoes and pants are required for your safety.  Tour group limited to 12 people.  Registration is required - click here
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sea Gull Shopping: Commons, University Bookstore
  • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. What Employers Expect from Your Son/Daughter: Guerrieri University Center, Nanticoke Room (Rm. 236)- As parents, you want your son/daughter to have a successful, productive career after college. With that in mind, many students are not aware of what it takes to be a competitive employee while conducting a job/internship search. The best way to discover employer expectations is to hear it from a panel of employers and students in that environment. Also, this will be an excellent time to ask the questions you always wanted to ask!
  • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Salisbury University Master Plan Update:  Guerrieri University Center, Center for Student Achievement Office (Rm 213)- SU has changed significantly over the past few decades. Come hear and see how the campus has changed and what it will look like by the time your son or daughter graduates!
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Leadership Brunch: Commons, Bistro- President Janet Dudley-Eshbach hosts a brunch with University leadership including the provost, vice presidents, academic deans and faculty. We encourage you to register your family early as seating is

    Adrenaline High, Inc. Paddle

    Family Paddle 2-3-Hour Kayak
    Trip with Adrenaline High, Inc.
    Friday September 24, 2 p.m.
    or Sunday September 26, 1 p.m.

    If you are a kayak enthusiast, join
    guide Stan Shedaker on a two-three
    hour paddle along the Manokin River
    and Jones Creek. Cost: $35 (limit 14);
    Pre-registration is required. To register
    contact Shedaker at 410-749-2886 or

    limited. Please include your student in the registration count. Cost: $10 adults, $5 (children 6-12), Free (children under 5), Meal Plan (SU students, if applicable). Registration is required - click here
  • 1 p.m. Glassblowing:  Fulton Hall Glass Shop- Enjoy our faculty and students in action as they demonstrate glassblowing, the most athletic of the visual arts that emphasizes teamwork, cooperation and skill.  SU is the only school in the Maryland state system to have a glassblowing program.
  • 1 p.m. Football vs. Hampden-Sydney: Sea Gull Stadium- Admission: $5 adults, $3 students (non-SU), $2 children 12 and under, Free with SU ID. Family members can purchase $3.00 discount tickets for the football game at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk until 11:00 a.m. on game day.
  • 4 p.m. Parent & Family Association Post-Game Ice Cream Social and Faculty Mixer: Devilbiss Mall - Come by after the football game wraps up and enjoy a sweet afternoon treat while meeting many of SU's exemplary faculty. presented by the SU Parents and Family Association, this event is free and open to all family weekend participants.
  • 5 – 7:30 p.m. Recipes from Home Dinner & Theatre Production of Hotline: Commons, Bistro- Submit your student's favorite recipe and SU's chef will choose those that will be showcase.  Visit to download the entry form; deadline is Thursday, September 9.  As part of the the evening's entertainment, enjoy the Department of Theatre and Dance's production of Hotline by Elaine May.  In the play, a neurotic woman with enough urban angst to fill a neighborhood calls a suicide crisis hotline late one night.  The counselor who gets the call is overwhelmed-it is his first night on the job.  This dark and desperate, wildly funny, 40-minute romp tests our ideas of dealing with stress in the modern world and those who try to lend us a hand.  Performance begins at 6 p.m.  Cost (plus tax):  $10.67 adults, $6.48 children (6-12), free for children 5 and under.
  • 8 p.m. Spotlight Entertainment – Rootberry Juggling: Holloway Hall Auditorium- Rootberry juggling credentials are undeniable:  seven International Juggling Championships, five world records and the coveted International Jugglers Association People's Choice Award.  The best in the juggling world recognize Team Rootberry as the Best of the Best.  Shatter your perceptions of juggling as the duo performs such amazing feats as sword swallowing while juggling saw blades and juggling chain saws.

Sunday, September 26th

  • 10 a.m.  Family Weekend Golf Challenge Nutters Crossing Golf Course - Come out and play a round with your family at this fun event.  No winners, no losers, just great memories.  $80.00 - two person team.  Registration is required - click here
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jazz Brunch: Commons- Enjoy brunch with the musical talent of Slim DeNunn and the High Rollers. Cost (plus tax): $8.56 adults, $4.41 children (6-12), free children 5 and under.