Family Weekend at Fall Fest 2012
Register online: http://aufamilyweekend2012.eventbrite.com
Friday, October 12
8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Attend classes with your students and observe firsthand the academic stimulation they experience every day. To arrange your visit, ask your student to clear it with his or her professor, and then just show up for class!
5 to 7 p.m., Great Room, The Commons
Price: $11.75; AU Students swipe for meal exchange
Enjoy a relaxing dinner and the ambiance of Arcadia’s new Commons. Sign up early to reserve a seat!
SPB Variety Presents: Solo Circus
8 to 9:30 p.m., Great Room, The Commons
A magician, juggler, comedian, and circus artist all in one! http://www.solocircus.com/
8 to 10 p.m., Stiteler Auditorium
Rated G. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. http://www.imdb.com.
Saturday, October 13
Quad-A 5K Run/Walk
8:30 a.m. Arcadia University Campus; Registration from 7:45-8:15 a.m.
A fitness event for all ages! Alumni, families and community are welcome to join in the 5K Run/walk to benefit Arcadia Athletics. Registration and donation is $25, which includes a Quad-A t-shirt. Trophies for top three finishes in men's and women's divisions. Registration is separate from the general Homecoming registration. Click here to register online or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 215-572-2160.
8:30 to 11 a.m., Grand Hall, Grey Towers Castle
Enjoy a cup of coffee before you begin the day. Brunch is available on your own in the Dining Hall from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Pay at door, price $6.70). After 11 a.m., registration moves to the Walk of Pride.
Philadelphia Trolley Tour
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meet in the Castle at 8:45 a.m.
Price $15. Light walking involved.
Enjoy a trolley tour of Philadelphia with your own private tour guide. You will get to stop at three special places: The Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market, and the Philadelphia Art Museum! The tour returns to campus in time for lunch and the afternoon activities. Sign up early to reserve a seat!
Parents Network Meeting
9 to 10:30 a.m., Castle Dining Room
The Arcadia University Parents' Network provides informational programs, social activities, and a communication link between parents and the University administration. It provides an opportunity for the sharing of questions and answers between parents on all aspects of college life.
University Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Spruance Fine Arts Center
Exhibition to be announced.
Tour the Grey Towers: A Great American Castle
Tours offered at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m., beginning on the Castle Terrace.
Explore the mystery, history, and fantasy, of the Castle. Members of the Society for Castle Restoration will take you on an exploration which reveals the story behind the Castle.
Fall Fest Carnival and Alumni Picnic Lunch
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Castle Lawn (Rain location - Dining Hall)
Price $6.70 (Pay at picnic), AU Students swipe for meal exchange
Join President Oxholm, faculty, staff, classmates and friends for the Fall Fest Carnival hosted by student clubs and organizations. Fun foods, crafts, and activities are available for Arcadia Family members of all ages!
2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Stiteler Auditorium
Rated PG. (See description on 10/12)
Buffet Dinner for the Arcadia Family
5 to 7:30 p.m., Dining Hall
Pay at the door, $8.10
After an exciting afternoon, grab a bite to eat before the evening festivities.
The Knight Sky is filled with Fireworks!
7:30 p.m. over Grey Towers Castle
The Arcadia family comes together to celebrate with a bang. Gather around the new field for a grand finale of fireworks.
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., Great Room, The Commons
Join family and friends for everyone’s favorite game for your chance to win some fabulous prizes! Space is limited so please reserve your tickets in advance.
Sunday, October 14
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dining Hall
A Day in the City
Take advantage of the attractions in Philadelphia. For more information on events, visit www.visitphilly.com, and www.phillfunguide.com.