Parents & Families
Holloway Hall

Salisbury University Family Weekend 2011

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

Yom Kippur Information

The University has made arrangements with the Beth Israel Temple in Salisbury for any of our families who wish to attend Family Weekend 2011 and also observe this religious holiday. If you are interested in attending services at the temple, please contact Paul Cantrell via email at pecantrell@salisbury.edu.

Friday, October 7th

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Family Weekend Information Center: Guerrieri University Center

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sea Gull Shopping: Commons, University Bookstore

  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open Classrooms:
     - View Open Classrooms Schedule (PDF)
    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.
     
  • 2:00 p.m. – Discover Delmarva - Friends and Family Paddle: Manokin River and Jones Creek – Enjoy an 8 mile, 2-3 hour, guided kayak trip with Adrenaline High, Inc., custom kayaking and biking tours. $35.00 per person, water and snacks provided. Will meet in front of Guerrieri University Center in the Dogwood parking lot. Please contact Stan Shedaker of Adrenaline High for reservations at:
    410-749-2886, by cell phone at 732-425-6454 or email adrenlainehigh@comcast.net.
     
  • 4:00 pm Perdue Hall Tours: Perdue Hall - home of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business finally has a home that matches its stature as the preeminent business education center in the region. See this 112,000-square foot, $55-million, state-of-the-art building. This tour is limited to twenty-five attendees, please register by clicking here.
     
  • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm (Sunset is approximately 6:30 pm) Yom Kippur Dinner: Commons, Bistro – In respect of the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur Salisbury University Dining will be preparing this menu in the Bistro: Roast Chicken with Herbs, Glazed Salmon, Spinach Quiche, Potato Salad, Herb Stuffing, Noodle Kugel, Peas, Broccoli Salad, Roasted Vegetables, Challah, Bagels with Spreads, Poached Pears with Raspberries. (Please remember that Salisbury University does not have a kosher kitchen.) $10.88 regular (over age 6), $6.60 children (5 and under), plus tax.
     

Saturday, October 8th

  • 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 a.m. – 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 410-543-6042.
     
  • 9 a.m. – 10:15 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 families and students.
     
  • 9 a.m. – 10:15 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.
     
  • 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Intro to Independent Living: (Guerrieri University Center, Wicomico Room) – With the opening of Sea Gull Square, the partnership with University Park and hundreds of other “off-campus” choices, determining where a student may live next is a daunting task. This session is designed to introduce your student to life beyond the traditional Residence Hall.
     
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sea Gull Shopping: Commons, University Bookstore
     
  • 10:00 and 11:00 am Perdue Hall Tours: Perdue Hall - home of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business finally has a home that matches its stature as the preeminent business education center in the region. See this 112,000-square foot, $55-million, state-of-the-art building. These tours are limited to twenty-five attendees, please register by clicking here.
     
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Powerful Connections Family Reception: Guerrieri Center, 242 - Stop by and reconnect with the Staff of The Office of Multicultural Student Services. Light Refreshments will be served.
     
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Intro to Independent Living: (Guerrieri University Center, Wicomico Room) – With the opening of Sea Gull Square, the partnership with University Park and hundreds of other “off-campus” choices, determining where a student may live next is a daunting task. This session is designed to introduce your student to life beyond the traditional Residence Hall.
     
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Considering Graduate School?: Guerrieri University Center, Pocomoke Room (Rm 234) -Once your students receives their under graduate degree, many realize their educational journey is just beginning. If your student is considering “grad school”, attend this session hosted by SU’s Dean of Graduate Studies, Clifford Griffin, as he helps you understand the application, decision and enrollment process for advanced degrees.
     
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. What Employers Expect: Guerrieri University Center, Nanticoke Room (Rm. 236) - As parents and family members, you want your student 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!
     
  • 12 p.m. Football vs. Springfield College: 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.
     
  • 1:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. York (Pa.): S.U. Soccer Complex. Admission is free.
     
  • 2:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. TCNJ: S.U. Soccer Complex. Admission is free.
     
  • 2:30 p.m. Sea Gull Square Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony: Sea Gull Square - At 230,000 square feet, the five-story, $45 million project, located on the site of the former Allenwood Shopping Center on Route 13, also will become main campus’ largest residence hall with 605 beds in apartment style units for upperclassmen.
     
  • 3:00 and 4:00 pm Perdue Hall Tours: Perdue Hall - home of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business finally has a home that matches its stature as the preeminent business education center in the region. See this 112,000-square foot, $55-million, state-of-the-art building. These tours are limited to twenty-five attendees, please register by clicking here.
     
  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parent & Family Association Ice Cream Social: Sea Gull Square Pavilion (east side) - Come by after the football game and the Sea Gull Square Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening wrap up and enjoy a sweet afternoon treat. Presented by the SU Parents and Family Association, this event is free and open to all family weekend participants.
     
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Glassblowing: Fulton Hall Rm 129 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. Space is limited to 20 attendees. SOLD OUT!
     
  • 5:25 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Glassblowing: Fulton Hall Rm 129 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. Space is limited to 20 attendees. Please click here to register for the session
     
  • 5 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Ring Ceremony: Holloway Hall Auditorium - on May 29th SU Men’s lacrosse captured their program’s 9th and schools 15th Team National Championship. This ceremony includes speeches by the coaches, staff and university administration. As well as highlights and lots of laughs as members of the program pick up the symbol of their hard work.
     
  • 6:30 p.m. Recipes from Home Dinner & Theatre Production of Andrea’s Got Two Boyfriends: Commons, Bistro- Submit your student's favorite recipe and SU's chef will choose those that will be showcase. Visit www.salisbury.edu/dining to download the entry form; deadline is Thursday, September 22nd. $10.88 regular (over age 6), $6.60 children (5 and under), plus tax.

    As part of the the evening's entertainment, enjoy the Department of Theatre and Dance's production of Andrea’s Got Two Boyfriends a funny play; it is the moving and ultimate gift from Playwright David Willinger to his developmentally challenged sister Andrea. Separated as children by her commitment, David sought as an adult to reconnect and discovers a world where Andrea has created a new family among her fellow residents where she has become sister, daughter and mother among her “boyfriends”.

    Joyful and heartfelt, Willinger pays homage to his sister. With great laughter and poignant moments of insight he tells the story of Andrea’s new life, a life in the confines of Crystal Park School in Fallsburg, NY.

    The play is narrated by their counselor, Mike and centers on the lives of our three developmentally challenged adults, the boyfriends: Richard Cordez, Freddie Cidelli both ruled lovingly by Andrea Willinger. With great humor and warmth, the play captures the half-lit world of these amazing young adults.

  • 8:00 p.m. Family Weekend Entertainment Derek Hughes: Holloway Hall, Auditorium. Not just a talented comedian, Derek Hughes is also known for his magic act, having received accolades from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The Minnesota native's acting credits include a role in "Mr Deeds", "Corky Romano" and on the popular T.V. show "CSI: New York." This event is free and open to all family weekend participants. Presented by SOAP.

Sunday, October 9th

  • 9:00 a.m. – Discover Delmarva - Friends and Family Paddle: Manokin River and Jones Creek – Enjoy an 8 mile, 2-3 hour, guided kayak trip with Adrenaline High, Inc., custom kayaking and biking tours. $35.00 per person, water and snacks provided. Will meet in front of Guerrieri University Center in the Dogwood parking lot. Please contact Stan Shedaker of Adrenaline High for reservations at:
    410-749-2886, by cell phone at 732-425-6454 or email adrenlainehigh@comcast.net.
     
  • 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: $8.73 regular (over age 6) $4.49 children (5 and under).
     
  • 1:00 p.m. – Discover Delmarva - Friends and Family Paddle: Manokin River and Jones Creek – Enjoy an 8 mile, 2-3 hour, guided kayak trip with Adrenaline High, Inc., custom kayaking and biking tours. $35.00 per person, water and snacks provided. Will meet in front of Guerrieri University Center in the Dogwood parking lot. Please contact Stan Shedaker of Adrenaline High for reservations at:
    410-749-2886, by cell phone at 732-425-6454 or email adrenlainehigh@comcast.net.