A UNH Tradition: Family Weekend

A UNH Tradition: Family Weekend

                     Family Weekend 2014 will be Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26


The schedule of events below for 2013 has been left so that families can review the events that are typically held during Family Weekend.  The events list for 2014 will be posted in August.

Family Weekend 2013  

The list of activities is continually updated, check back often to see what other activities have been posted for the weekend! 

Please register for this event. 

Go to the online registration linked here:  https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=15385   Please check in Saturday or Sunday Morning between 9 am and 12 noon at the Whittemore Center.  Hope to see you there! 

                              All who check in during Family Weekend will be entered to win a raffle prize!

Weekend Long Geocache Event

Pick up your Geocache PASSPORT when you check in during Family Weekend!  Visit 5 out of 8 designated UNH locations during detailed timeframes during the weekend and get your PASSPORT stamped and pick up fun UNH logo items at the same time!  Then turn in your completed PASSPORT at the Whittemore Center by 1 pm on Sunday, 10/6 and be entered to win one of six $25.00 Gift Certificates to the UNH Bookstore!

Events listed in ITALICS are brought to you specifically by the Parents Association. Other events are generously sponsored by the departments hosting the events in coordination with Family Weekend.

Notes regarding Family Weekend –

UNH Family Weekend is designed to be a fun, family-oriented weekend; we encourage you and your family to take some time to explore parts of the campus you haven’t visited yet such as the University Museum, Museum of Art, the Observatory or College Woods.  We try to offer low cost or free events, programs or activities that you can attend with your entire family. Events with the symbol $ require a purchased ticket.

We invite you to mix and mingle with other UNH families who are visiting for the weekend during the various events. Family Weekend has no academic component nor are there any residence hall activities. Please also note that all athletic event ticket prices and game times are set by the UNH Athletics dept.

Family Weekend Event Schedules and campus maps will be stationed at the Whittemore Center Lobby, Dimond Library and at the MUB Info. Desk as of Friday afternoon, Oct. 4th.               

Click one of the following links for our Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides -  Central Campus - Extended Campus - Regional Guide.

If you are coming on campus on Friday, here’s what is going on:

9 am to 5 pm

UNH Bookstore open. UNH Logo clothing, Gifts, books, dorm room essentials, snacks, etc. available. Located on level 1 of the Memorial Union Building (MUB).

9 am to 5 pm

UNH Computer Store open. level 2 across from the Granite Square Station mail boxes, Memorial Union Building (MUB). Also open 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

10 am to 4 pm  

University Museum exhibit: In the Company of Artists: An Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff The exhibit features a juried exhibit of original art and fine crafts in a variety of media.  Museum is also open 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday.  UNH Museum, Level 1, Dimond Library.

5 pm to 8 pm

Special Family Weekend Dinner for Families - $ (pay at door) Holloway Commons is hosting a special Apple Harvest dinner.  Holloway Commons also offers other exciting concepts featuring an array of chef-inspired creations. $9.00 per person, pay at the door, students can use their meal plans.

5 pm

UNH Gourmet Dinner hosted by students in the Dept. of Hospitality Management.

UNH will host its “Aura - Indulge in Color” Gourmet Dinner this October, the first UNH gourmet dinner to be held in the new Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics building.  

A UNH tradition, the gourmet dinner is an opportunity for hospitality management students to apply fundamentals learned through classes in the program and gain real-world, hands-on experience. Students are responsible for planning and preparing the menu, selling and marketing the event, managing finances, and creating an enjoyable night for attendees.  Hosted by the advanced food and beverage class in the department of hospitality management, the six-course dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Paul College.

This themed gourmet dinner is an opportunity for students to apply fundamentals learned in classes.  These are much talked about dinners, don't miss this!  For tickets and more information go to: www.paulcollege.unh.edu  

6 pm to 8 pm

Rose Moon Fine Art Auction & Wine Tasting at the UNH Museum of Art.  The event includes the sale of Rose Moon - a limited edition print portfolio commissioned by the museum containing works by six distinguished artists. Reservations required - call 603-862-3712 or 3713 for more information.  Tickets are $25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members.  http://cola.unh.edu/pcac/event/rose-moon-fine-art-auction 

7 pm

Club Baseball game vs. New England College at the Student Recreation Field.  They will also be holding the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for UNH's former Coach Pete Michel.

9 pm

Dueling Pianos - FREE live performance.  Don’t miss this exciting performance - just like Jake Ivory’s! Challenge these talented pianists with your favorite song requests! Complete with hot appetizers and dessert! Strafford Room at the MUB, level 2.

 

Family Weekend Activities - Saturday:

8 am to 12 noon

Visit the Thompson School Greenhouses.  Plant material is produced by the students in the Thompson School Horticulture Technology Program. Fall mums for should still be for sale. The Greenhouses are west of the railroad tracks right across the street from the tennis courts. 

9 am to 10 am

Parents Coffee - Sponsored by the UNH Fund, at the Elliott Alumni Center, True Lounge, 9 Edgewood Road.

Unsure of what to do on Saturday morning while waiting for your UNH student to wake up? Come join other UNH parents for a cup of coffee and refreshments in the Elliott Alumni Center. You will have the opportunity to speak with some of the UNH Deans, students and alumni from COLA, COLSA, WSBE, CHHS and CEPS; hear the latest happenings on campus and ask any questions you may have. UNH parent volunteers will also be on hand answering questions and sharing their experiences. All are welcome; maps and Family Weekend activity handouts will be available. Free parking at Elliott Alumni Center is available to all in attendance.

10 to 11 am

Presentation by UNH Professor Dr. Nancy Kinner, at the Elliott Alumni Center, 1925 Room, 9 Edgewood Road.

Dr. Nancy Kinner will present:  Oil Independence in North America - Oil Sands to Pipelines to Deepwater to the Arctic: A Perspective from UNH’s Spill Response Center.  Dr. Nancy E. Kinner is a UNH University Professor, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Dr. Kinner is the UNH Director of the Coastal Response Research Center (NOAA ORR funded research center) & the Center for Spills in the Environment since their inception in June 2004. She has been an active spokesperson on dispersant-related issues, oil spill prevention, response and restoration as well as oil sands products. 

10 am to 4 pm 

UNH Computer Store open. MUB, level 2, across from the Granite Square Station mail boxes.

11 am

Women's Rugby vs. University of Rhode Island at the Student Recreation Field.

12 noon to 2:00 pm

University Picnic sponsored by the Parents Association - $

$10.00 per person – held at the Whittemore Center. (students with UNH id and children under 12 - $5.00.)  The picnic is being held on the outdoor concourse and inside the lobby. A fun time for the whole family – all are welcome!  Wear your UNH Mom or UNH Dad button and get $2.00 off the adult picnic cost.  We will have more buttons available on the day of the picnic! 

Menu - Your choice of Cranberry-Maple Glazed Grilled Chicken or Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork on Petite Pain; served with Tortellini Salad with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and scallions; mixed green garden salad with green goddess dressing.  Assorted cookies for dessert.  Local spiced apple cider and bottled water.

Picnic held rain or shine.

Picnic Notes: All Picnic Tickets will be sold on the day of the picnic at the Whittemore Center from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. We plan on hosting 600 people. Picnic tickets will be sold until the food runs out – so don’t come too late! Cash or checks only. As this is a catered event, we can not accept UNH Meal Plans for students or credit cards.

12 noon to 4 pm

University Museum exhibit: In the Company of Artists: An Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff The exhibit features a juried exhibit of original art and fine crafts in a variety of media.  Museum is also open 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday.  UNH Museum, Level 1, Dimond Library.  

1 pm to 5 pm

UNH Museum of Art Exhibits:   

Touch the Earth
Ceramicists Al Jaeger, Warren Mather, Jonathan Mess, and Joan Walton create sculptures that display an intimate knowledge of their immediate surroundings – each object a microcosm of the area in which they work. The works of art comment on the regional diversity of the landscape from beaches, forests, and deserts to the residue of urban development.  Paul Creative Arts Center

For complete information – click here   http://www.unh.edu/moa/upcoming.html

2 pm

UNH Women’s Hockey Team playing Syracuse. 

Join us at the Towse Rink in the Whittemore Center Arena for an afternoon of New Hampshire hockey.  All seating for this game is general admissions and available on a first come frist served basis. UNH students do not need to pick up a ticket for admission to this game, as they can show their UNH ID at the door for admission.  

2 pm to 4 pm

Visit the Thompson School Greenhouses.  Plant material is produced by the students in the Thompson School Horticulture Technology Program. Fall mums for should still be for sale. The Greenhouses are west of the railroad tracks right across the street from the tennis courts.

4:30 pm

FREE Performance Free Performance – The Magic and Illusion of Mike Super!  Mike Super is the winner of NBC's Phenomenon Award!  Come early to make sure you get a seat at this popular performance!  Granite State Room at the MUB.  Free Popcorn!

Sponsored by the Memorial Union, Campus Activity Board (CAB) and the Parents Association.

5 pm

UNH Gourmet Dinner hosted by students in the Dept. of Hospitality Management.

UNH will host its “Aura - Indulge in Color” Gourmet Dinner this October, the first UNH gourmet dinner to be held in the new Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics building.  

A UNH tradition, the gourmet dinner is an opportunity for hospitality management students to apply fundamentals learned through classes in the program and gain real-world, hands-on experience. Students are responsible for planning and preparing the menu, selling and marketing the event, managing finances, and creating an enjoyable night for attendees.  Hosted by the advanced food and beverage class in the department of hospitality management, the six-course dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Paul College.

This themed gourmet dinner is an opportunity for students to apply fundamentals learned in classes.  These are much talked about dinners, don't miss this!  For tickets and more information go to: www.paulcollege.unh.edu

7 pm

UNH Men’s Hockey team plays Acadia – Whittemore Center Arena   -  This game has sold out.

However, we would like to extend a special ticket offer, TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE, to all family and friends of UNH students should you wish to attend a future football or hockey game! Follow these 2 steps to view games and purchase tickets. 1) Click on the link below to be redirected to the official UNH Wildcats Ticket Headquarters home page at unhwildcats.com.  2) Click on the SEACOAST SPECIAL tile under either football or men’s hockey to view games and for detailed instructions on receiving the ticket discount! Ticket Link: http://www.unhwildcats.com/tickets/2013-14_Season/TicketHeadquarters1314

7 pm

Our Town by Thornton Wilder   This play about seeminly ordinary events in an ordinary turn-of-the-century New Hampshire town gives the audience insight into life's most extraordinary miracles and tragedies; birth and death.  Held at Johnson Theatre.  Click here for tickets: http://unh.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp 

8 pm to 10 pm

UNH Observatory Viewing Session   Check out the celestial bodies of the fall sky! Wear something warm and see the night skies up close and personal. Bring a flashlight and binoculars. Weather permitting.

Note: The observatory is a silo-shaped building located at UNH on Spinney Lane off the Mast Road Extension in Durham near the Old Durham Reservoir. Check out their website for more information and directions to the Observatory. You also might want to drive out to the site before it gets dark so you know where the observatory is located. www.physics.unh.edu/observatory/

9 pm –

CAB presents The CAB Comedian  -  Strafford Room, MUB   FREE - Don’t miss this performance! Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB).

 

Family Weekend Activities:

9 am 

Parent / Alumni Sailing Regatta at the UNH Recreation Area at Mendum's Pond

The races will begin at 9 am; if you would like more information or would like to consider sailing, contact Diana in advance of next weekend at dianaw46@comcast.net  For directions to Mendum's click here.

10 am to 1 pm

Family Weekend Finale at the Whittemore Center – FREE activities featuring:

  • Pancake Breakfast at the Whittemore Center 10 am to Noon. Pancakes served with Coffee, Tea, Juice & Hot chocolate!  
  • Meet a UNH mascot; Wild E Cat or Gnarlz. Take photos of your family with the mascots!  Time to be announced.
  • Sport Club Demonstrations – from fencing to climbing wall demos – try the wall yourself!
  • Skate on UNH ice – bring your skates if you can, limited numbers and sizes of skates will be available to rent.
  • Photo Key Chains - Get your family’s photo taken! Don’t miss this fun opportunity to get your photos taken with your friends and family inside the Whittemore Center Lobby – all get their very own photo key chain!
  • College Woods Walk – maps provided, option of 1 to 4 mile loops.

9 am to 4:30 pm

Traditional Sunday Brunch sponsored by Holloway Commons. - $   Tickets $9.00 per person at the door, pay at the door, students can use their meal plans. Lunch menu items will be added at 11 am.

12:30 pm to 4:30 p

Thompson School Open House  The Thompson School will be hosting this informative Open House for prospective students and their guests.  The program will guide interested students through the Thompson School's 9 degree programs and 12 concentrations.  Meet current TSAS students, faculty, staff and representatives from various UNH organizations.   

The Thompson School hosts an informative Open House for prospective High School seniors and their guest(s) every fall (usually late October, early November).  The structured program will guide interested students through our 9 degree programs and 12 concentrations.  Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current TSAS students, faculty, staff and representatives from various UNH organizations. - See more at: http://www.thompsonschool.unh.edu/open-house#sthash.ZBPSXWNf.dpuf
The Thompson School hosts an informative Open House for prospective High School seniors and their guest(s) every fall (usually late October, early November).  The structured program will guide interested students through our 9 degree programs and 12 concentrations.  Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current TSAS students, faculty, staff and representatives from various UNH organizations. - See more at: http://www.thompsonschool.unh.edu/open-house#sthash.ZBPSXWNf.dpuf
The Thompson School hosts an informative Open House for prospective High School seniors and their guest(s) every fall (usually late October, early November).  The structured program will guide interested students through our 9 degree programs and 12 concentrations.  Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current TSAS students, faculty, staff and representatives from various UNH organizations. - See more at: http://www.thompsonschool.unh.edu/open-house#sthash.ZBPSXWNf.dpuf

1 pm to 5 pm

UNH Museum of Art Exhibits:   

Touch the Earth
Ceramicists Al Jaeger, Warren Mather, Jonathan Mess, and Joan Walton create sculptures that display an intimate knowledge of their immediate surroundings – each object a microcosm of the area in which they work. The works of art comment on the regional diversity of the landscape from beaches, forests, and deserts to the residue of urban development.  Paul Creative Arts Center

For complete information – click here   http://www.unh.edu/moa/upcoming.html

2 pm

Our Town by Thornton Wilder   This play about seeminly ordinary events in an ordinary turn-of-the-century New Hampshire town gives the audience insight into life's most extraordinary miracles and tragedies; birth and death.  Held at Johnson Theatre.  Click here for tickets: http://unh.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

 

Important Parking Notes for the weekend –

Please remember that the rules and regulations for parking are very strict at UNH. Free day parking on Saturday and Sunday is available in lots labeled FACULTY/STAFF or COMMUTER. Do not park in campus resident lots, specially-reserved spaces, time zones, fire lanes, and no parking areas - are restricted and enforced 24/7.

 If you are arriving on Friday, Lot C (off Mill Road) and Main Street Visitor Lot (corner of Main and Edgewood) are available for short-term parking, at an hourly rate of $1, up to four hours maximum. Buy a permit from the lot attendant. The permit requirement in this lot is enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Visitors parking overnight should park in the Visitor Info Center Lot.  Click here for more visitor parking information.  http://www.unh.edu/transportation/visitor/index.htm

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