Family Weekend

October 7-9, 2016

Family Weekend Oct. 7-9 at Mary Baldwin University

A weekend just for you! We invite you and your family to join us in beautiful Staunton, Virginia, for a fun and informative family weekend.

Questions?  Please call the Office of Alumni Engagement at 800-763-7359.

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 7, 2016

4–5 p.m. Check-in | Sidewalk outside William G. Pannill Student Center
Rain location: Inside William G. Pannill Student Center

Your weekend begins here. Pick up your packet for up-to-date information.

6 p.m. Opening Family Weekend Reception with Students and Faculty | Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
Start the weekend by meeting other families and friends during your Opening Reception.

6:30 p.m. Volleyball Game vs. Meredith | Physical Activities Center
The Fighting Squirrels host Meredith College in a USA South women’s volleyball match. Admission at the door is $3 for adults and free to students and anyone with a Mary Baldwin ID.

7:30 p.m. MBU Theatre Presents : Hay Fever by Noel Coward
Directed by Terry Southerington
Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Center
Described as a cross between a farce and a comedy of manners, Hay Fever is set in the 1920s at the home of retired actress Judith Bliss, her novelist husband, David, and their two bohemian children. Unknown to the others each of the four has invited a guest for a weekend fling. Judith loves a dramatic scene, and tempers and misunderstandings flare while, as daughter Sorrel says, “Everyone plays up to mother.”

8 p.m. History/Ghost Walk on Campus with Dr. Rick Potter
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall: Meet outside on the terrace
Revel in tales of our 175 years of history and haunts of Mary Baldwin University as we walk the campus.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

8–8:45 a.m. Check-in | William G. Pannill Student Center, University Café
Pick up your packet of information to learn about upcoming activities.

9 a.m. Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership Parade | Physical Activities Center
Join us for an impressive parade led by the nation’s only all-female corps of cadets as it proudly honors families, guests, and community members.

10:30–11: 30 a.m. Living the Legacy of 175 Years and MBU Today: Conversation with President Fox | James D. Francis Auditorium, Pearce Science Center
President Fox will share reflections on the significance of our 175th anniversary and what it means to be a student at Mary Baldwin University today.

11:30 a.m. – Noon Student Life Panel | James D. Francis Auditorium, Pearce Science Center
Learn more about the Mary Baldwin student experience from our representatives from the offices of student life, campus security, dining services, and more. The staff who interact with students on a daily basis and empower them to succeed will be on hand to answer important questions.

Noon–2 p.m. Lunch | Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
Relax with other families and new friends during a seasonal fall lunch.

1–5 P.M. A SELECTION OF AFTERNOON EVENTS

1 p.m. Mary Baldwin History Scavenger Hunt
Meet on the front porch of the Administration Building.
This is your opportunity to learn the history of Mary Baldwin University firsthand as you and your family traverse the campus in order to be the first to finish the scavenger hunt and win a special prize.

1–4 p.m. VWIL/SMA Museum Open
The museum is a proud joint endeavor between the Staunton Military Academy (SMA) and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL), aligning with their mission to preserve the past (with SMA’s legacy) while challenging the future (through the VWIL program). For more information on the museum, visit sma-alumni.org/museum.htm.

2 p.m. Gospel Showcase Sponsored by Anointed Voices of Praise Gospel Choir and Greater Things Dance Ministry | James D. Francis Auditorium, Pearce Science Center

2–3 p.m. Glassblowing Demonstration at Sunspots Studios
202 South Lewis Street 
Enjoy a live glassblowing demonstration and browse through the gift gallery to see beautiful blown-glass pieces as well as works by other artisans.

3–5 p.m. Tour of Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
Murphy Deming campus, Fishersville
Our state-of-the-art health sciences building will be open for self-guided tours.

5:30–6:30 p.m. President’s Reception | President’s House
Rain location: Student Activities Center Ballroom
The historic President’s House is a perfect setting for one-on-one conversations and light refreshments

7:30 p.m. MBU Theatre Presents Hay Fever by Noel Coward
Directed by Terry Southerington
Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Center
Described as a cross between a farce and a comedy of manners, Hay Fever is set in the 1920s at the home of retired actress Judith Bliss, her novelist husband, David, and their two bohemian children. Unknown to the others each of the four has invited a guest for a weekend fling. Judith loves a dramatic scene, and tempers and misunderstandings flare while, as daughter Sorrel says, “Everyone plays up to mother.”

8:30 p.m. Movie On Campus | Cannon Hill
Rain Location: Francis Auditorium

After dinner with your family, come enjoy a movie under the stars. We are excited to feature the movie Finding Dory.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Brunch | Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
The weekend wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a delicious brunch.

1 p.m. Alumni Softball Game | Physical Activities Center Softball Field

2 p.m. MBU Theatre Presents Hay Fever by Noel Coward
Directed by Terry Southerington
Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Center
Described as a cross between a farce and a comedy of manners, Hay Fever is set in the 1920s at the home of retired actress Judith Bliss, her novelist husband, David, and their two bohemian children. Unknown to the others each of the four has invited a guest for a weekend fling. Judith loves a dramatic scene, and tempers and misunderstandings flare while, as daughter Sorrel says, “Everyone plays up to mother.”

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Expires:
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