Friends and Family Weekend

Family & Friends Weekend

Join us for a weekend of fun, food, tailgating, classes, pom poms, and time with your student. Last year was a beautiful fall weekend in Beloit so we ordered the same weather for this year!

A full schedule is below--we hope you can join us!

Register today and join us September 26-28, 2014 for #BeloiterDays! See you soon!


Registration and Hospitality Center

Friday, September 26, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m.-Noon
Make the Alumni House at 613 College St. your first stop when you arrive on campus. Final schedules, Beloit freebies, mom/dad/grandparents/siblings pins, parade information, campus maps, scavenger hunt and Frisbee golf maps, snacks and beverages will be available. Stop on by, come back often. Welcome!

Weekend Opportunities

Campus-wide Scavenger Hunt
All weekend, at your leisure

Frisbee Golf Tournament
All weekend, at your leisure (bring your own frisbee)

Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 E. Grand Ave.) open
Friday, 10-5:30; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.       

Logan Museum of Anthropology & Wright Museum of Art open
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  

Friday

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Float-building space open, Karris Field
Whether you decide to decorate a car, a trailer, or yourself, get creative and work on your float for the afternoon parade

8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Classes open to families and alumni
Grab your notebook and coffee; it’s back to class! See the listing of available classes here by department, time, or instructor

10:30 a.m.  Campus Tour with Admissions, Meet at Middle College
Take an in-depth look at the campus your student currently calls ‘home’

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Lunch in Commons (pay at the door)

4-5 p.m. Meet and Greet with FYI Leaders & Student Affairs Staff, Pearsons Hall, Moore Lounge
Meet the campus faces that interact with your student throughout the year

4 p.m. Senior Bio Majors/Sustainability Fellows/Beloit Biomedical Scholars Posters, Atrium, Center for the Sciences
Take a stroll through amazing student work

4-6 p.m. C-Haus Open
Stop by for 'Hoptimistic Thoughts.' We will be collaborating with the Beloit Project to get faculty, students, staff, alumni, and parents all talking about their ideas for the Beloit Project and exciting changes they would like to see the college make. $5 for beer sampling (Wisconsin beers only)

4:30 p.m.  Athletic Practices Open, various locations
Don’t forget your gym shorts, Beloit t-shirts, or sneakers—it’s time for practice!

5:30 p.m.  Brewer, Businessman, Barbarian: Cervesarii in the Western Roman Empire, Room 150, Center for the Sciences
A discussion about archaeological and textual evidence for beer-brewing culture and identity from the western Roman Empire


5:30 p.m.  Homecoming Parade line-up, Emerson St.

6:00 p.m.  Homecoming Parade, Best viewing at the Wall (Chapin Quad)
Whether you’re in the parade or taking note of the creativity marching, rolling, and honking down the street, this is a must-see event

6:30 p.m.  Dinner in and around Beloit or at Commons
Enjoy dining in Commons (pay at door) or test out our local fare downtown

7 p.m.  Volleyball vs. Carroll, Flood Arena
Cheer on the Bucs as the serve up a win against Carroll

7:15 p.m.  BIFF Movie on Chapin Quad: "Toy Story 3"
Free and open to the general public
Beloit College and the Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) will host a public, outdoor showing of Toy Story 3 on Chapin Quad at Beloit College. Rain date: September 27

7:30 p.m.  Men's Lacrosse Intrasquad Scrimmage
Under the lights at Strong Stadium

8-10 p.m.  Rooftop Observatory
Enjoy the view from the roof of the LEED-certified Center for the Sciences. Should the weather be favorable, take a closer look with the telescopes

9 p.m.-2 a.m. C-Haus Open
Enjoy Dupond Dupont (an alumni band) while mixing and mingling


Saturday

8 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Farmers Market, downtown Beloit
Stroll through downtown and take advantage of a variety of local fruits, veggies, handmade goods, jams, and more

8:30 -9:15 a.m.  Conversation & Continental Breakfast with the President, Pearsons Hall, Moore Lounge
Hear the latest news, ask questions, and enjoy breakfast with President Scott Bierman

10 a.m.  Campus Tour with Admissions, Meet at Middle College

10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Olde English Classic Festivities, Leeson Park   
Bugle call and pistol shot at 10 a.m. Cheer on the runners or join President Bierman in the open run. Stay to support the Bucs. Intercollegiate races: 11 a.m., Women; 12 p.m., Men

11 a.m.  Women's Soccer vs. Cornell, Strong Stadium
Head on out to the stadium to see the Bucs take on Cornell

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Family, Friends, and Alumni Tailgate, Strong Stadium
Pile in the car and head down to the stadium. Bring your grill and some hotdogs and tailgate or enjoy our delicious food and then head into the stands in your blue and gold to cheer on the Bucs! Kids games, and more, too. Please provide your own beverages

1 p.m.  Football game vs. Lake Forest College, Strong Stadium

1:30 p.m.  Men's Soccer vs. Cornell, Strong Stadium
Enjoy a double dose of soccer as the men take on Cornell

2 p.m.  Mounds Tour with Bill Green
Take a guided tour of the 20 Native American Indian mounds built in A.D. 400–1200

2 p.m. Alumni and Friends Book Signing, Turtle Creek Bookstore (444 E. Grand Ave.)
Hear from Tom McBride, Ron Nief, Ann Bausum’79, Tom Upton’69, Richard VanScotter'61, and more!

3 p.m.  Documentary Showing: “We Lived Civil Rights: Beloit Greeks Integrate,” Center for the Sciences 150

Eric Hetland’12, interviewed dozens of alumni about their experiences when the first African American students pledged into Greek organizations at Beloit. View the documentary and stay for a Q&A afterward

6 p.m.  Athletic Hall of Honor Induction Dinner, Center for the Sciences Atrium
Join us for an evening to remember as we recognize the efforts and contributions of former Beloit College student-athletes and coaches who have left an indelible mark on Buccaneer Athletics

6-10 p.m.  “The Flyover” Passenger Pigeon Event, Bushel & Peck's courtyard in Downtown Beloit
It has been 100 years since the passenger pigeon has gone extinct. In honor of the passenger pigeon, a series of educational events are taking place this fall in Beloit. On Saturday, you can experience an interactive community event that features a simulation of the passing of a flock of passenger pigeons and a series of readings and performances related to the passenger pigeon and to themes of extinction and humankind's effect on the environment

7-10 p.m. Contra Dance, Hendricks Center
Come on down to the Hendricks Center for the first contra dance of the semester! Dance the evening away to the live music of the Gatecrashers with caller Steve Pike. Admission is free, no experience necessary! Lessons start at 7 p.m., dancing officially starts at 7:30. Open to all

7:30 p.m.  Benjamin Whitcomb String Quartet, Eaton Chapel
Spend the evening with renowned cellist and music theorist, Benjamin Whitcomb. He has earned an international reputation as a performer and teacher of music. Read more about his work here

8-8:45 p.m. Voodoo Barbie, Bushel & Peck's courtyard in Downtown Beloit
Be entertained by Beloit's student improv group

8 p.m.  Homecoming Ball—Lessons, Pearsons Hall, 1st Floor
Beginner and intermediate lessons. Learn from the best! Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Darrah Chavey and Development IT Manager Peggy Weisensel Chavey welcome all styles & levels

9 p.m.-2 a.m. C-Haus Open
Saturday's lineup includes alumna Rachael Wogsland and a few student performers. Grab a beverage and enjoy time with students, alumni, and friends

10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Homecoming Ball, Pearsons Hall, 1st Floor
Join Darrah and Peggy on the dance floor—all styles and levels welcome

  

Sunday

8-10:30 a.m.  Family and Alumni Breakfast hosted by Senior Class Officers, Commons
Support the Senior Class and treat your taste buds to a delicious breakfast Sunday morning

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Parent Council Meeting, Presidents Dining Room
Join us for a meeting of the Parent Council to learn more about ways to get involved in supporting Beloit College and your student's education. Learn how to recruit the next Beloiter, or how to be a career networking resource for current students. Breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

3 p.m. Choreographed Dance by Professor Chris Johnson at the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Chicago, IL
Professor Chris Johnson has been invited to share her work, Physical Manifestations of Assent, in the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival. Her piece is a duet danced by Sarah Ellen Miller'15 and Santiago Quintana'15. More information about the festival is available here.

 

Register today!