Centre College Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2017 showcases life at Centre, Oct. 6-7

Posted by Centre News in News 06 Oct 2017

family weekendCentre College’s Family Weekend will be held on Oct. 6-7, offering students’ families the opportunity to sample some of the many academic, athletic, cultural and philanthropic events available year-round on campus. Visiting families will be able to enjoy plays, music, classes, tours and much more during the two-day event.

“The purpose of Family Weekend and the reason it’s important is that it gives students a chance to get into their semester and get into a routine, especially first-year students who are also getting adjusted to college, then it gives their families a chance to visit and experience a variety of campus events with their student,” Director of Parent Programs Mona Wyatt said.

“We hope our parents get a real feel for what it’s like to live on this campus and to experience some of the things their students do,” she added. “We want them to feel the sense of community that is uniquely Centre, as well as to feel welcome and a part of the College.”



• DramaCentre Play: The Odd Couple, The Female Version
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Oct. 6, 8 p.m. and Oct. 7, 5 p.m.
Free admission to parents; reserve a ticket at the Norton Center for the Arts box office.
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is. Single life for two friends in New York City in the 1980’s can be hard. Crazy friends, needy ex-husbands and the air conditioner is on the fritz. All these can test your nerves but when your roommate drives you over the edge there’s no place to go. The classic Neil Simon comedy gets a female twist with hilarious results.

• Centre Showcase
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
Free admission
A popular tradition during Family Weekend, the Centre choral and instrumental ensembles will perform under the direction of the music faculty.

• Edgar Winter Band
Norton Center for the Arts
Oct. 7, 8 p.m.


• Field Hockey
Centre vs. Rhodes
Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
Free admission

• Football
Centre vs. Austin
Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m.
Free admission for Centre families. Pick up your tickets at the registration table on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Greek Life Philanthropy Events

• Beta/Kappa See-Saw-A-Thon Kickoff
Campus Center
Oct. 6, 5 p.m. through Oct. 7, 5 p.m.
Get a ticket at the registration table in the Campus Center for a coupon for the food truck!
Cheer on Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority as they continue to see-saw for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite charities: the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center and the Center for Courageous Kids. Get a ticket at the Registration table in the Campus Center for a free treat from the food truck! Be there at 5 p.m. on Oct. 7 to help them close it with a Grand Finale.

• St. Jude Silent Auction
Along the walk way to the football field
Oct. 7, 1 p.m.
Now a Centre tradition, Delta Delta Delta’s annual silent auction to benefit St. Jude’s Children Hospital is a wonderful opportunity to find unique and specialty items while benefitting an outstanding charity at the same time. A few of the featured items from last year’s auction included UK and U of L basketball tickets and weekend getaways to Florida and Gatlinburg. This year we will have similar items up for auction, and so much more! In case of rain, the auction will be held in Hazelrigg Gym.

Around Centre

• Family Weekend Registration/Info
Old Centre lobby • Oct. 6, noon to 5 p.m.
Campus Centre • Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Dining at Campus Center
Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy dinner in Cowan with your student.
No reservations necessary; pay at the door.

• Art Exhibit: Contemporary Paintings—Myanmar
Jones Visual Arts Center—AEGON Gallery
Oct. 6-7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission
Join us for the world tour of this exhibit, comprised of 30 paintings by 30 different artists, each completed in the past few years of Myanmar’s transition away from direct military rule. Opening at Harvard in early 2016, the exhibit has moved from campus to campus, to Yale, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, University of Virginia, and now Centre. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience contemporary art from Myanmar.

• President’s Brunch
Campus Center—Cowan Dining Hall
Oct. 7, 9-11 a.m.
President John Roush and his wife, Susie, invite you to begin your day with brunch at the Campus Center.
No charge, but please make a reservation by emailing carol.maddox@centre.edu and please include your student in the count!

• Academic Samplers
Oct. 7, 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m.
Join us for these sessions for college parents on current topics , including Bon Jour, Buenos Dias, Konichiwa! (9 a.m.-10 a.m. in Young 113); Launching Your Centre Senior (9 a.m.-10 a.m. in Old Carnegie Conference Room); and Prepare Your First-year for Success! (10:15 a.m.-11 a.m. in Old Carnegie Conference Room). For details, see the full Family Weekend schedule.

• Tour of Campus
Old Centre—Admission Welcome Center, Second Floor
Oct. 7, 10:45 a.m.
The Admission Office is hosting tours of the campus for any interested siblings and friends. The tours are led by Centre students.
Please make a reservation for the tour by registering online no later than Oct. 3.

Around Danville

Centre Bookstore
Corner of Main and Third, in the former Hub building
Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 7 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy coffee and snacks in the Hub Café which is located right next door.
NOTE: The bookstore is also open on Sunday of Family Weekend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community Arts Center
401 W. Main Street (corner of Fourth and Main)
Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission
Families are invited to come see the exhibit, “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape.”

Great American Dollhouse Museum
344 Swope Drive
Oct. 6-7 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission
The museum is a unique education facility that exhibits American history in miniature. The 6,000 square foot museum contains over 200 dollhouses and thousands of related miniatures, presented in remarkable detail.

McDowell House Museum
134 S. Second Street (across from Constitution Square State Park)
Centre families get 50 percent off the full admission.
Come visit the former home and office of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. Here on Christmas morning 1809, Dr. McDowell performed surgery on Jane Todd Crawford for the removal of an ovarian tumor. This was the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor in the world. The museum is furnished and features a wonderful collection of antiques, including early medical equipment.

• HarvestFest
Downtown Danville
Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Known as the “City of Firsts,” Danville has become a cultural hub in Central KY with incredible musical talent, libations, and food. A perfect blend of Oktoberfest and a celebration of all things Danville, HarvestFest will be a fun time for all, and one you won’t want to miss. For more details, pick up a detailed schedule at registration.

See the complete Family Weekend schedule

by Kerry Steinhofer
October 3, 2017