Friday, October 24

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration in the Campus Center

Stop by the Information Desk to pick up your nametags, the program book, and other information for the weekend.

Campus Center

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Academic Classes to Visit
Attend a class with your student.

10 to 11a.mCampus Tour - Traditions at Bryn Mawr

Student guides from the Admissions office will take you on a tour of the spaces and places on campus that are utilized for the major traditions of the College. Meet on Campus Center Plaza, rain or shine.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bryn Mawr and Beyond is the culminating event for LILAC Summer Funding recipients. This networking event provides the opportunity for students to share their summer internship experiences with the Bryn Mawr community. Family members are invited to talk one-on-one with last summer’s funded students and get their perspective on their summer experience. Discover the depth and breadth of internship opportunities.
Thomas Great Hall

10 to 11a.m. Coffee Hour in Thomas Great Hall

Mingle with faculty, staff and students at a much beloved tradition at the College while enjoying morning refreshments.

11 to Noon Campus Tour - Architecture of the College
Students from the Growth and Structure of Cities Program will highlight the most architecturally and historically significant buildings on campus and will detail the evolution of spaces since the founding of the College.
Meet on Campus Center Plaza, rain or shine.

Noon to 2 p.m. Lunch on your own

2 to 3:30 p.mCampus Tour - Campus Landscape Tour
Join Director of Facilities Services Glenn Smith and Associate Director for Grounds Ed Harman on a walking tour of campus.  Learn the history behind Bryn Mawr’s iconic Collegiate Gothic buildings and the influence that Frederick Law Olmsted and others had on the development of the campus landscape.  Learn about current initiatives to catalog and preserve the College’s 3,600 trees and plans for the construction of a new residence hall—the first new dormitory to be built on Bryn Mawr’s campus in nearly 45 years.
Meet on Campus Center Plaza, rain or shine.

3 to 4 p.m. KIM (Knowledge, Innovation, Momentum) Talks
Modeled after the popular TED talks.  In each session, you will have an opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers. 
DALTON 300

  • Keys to Turing, or Why the Humanities Matter in a Digital Age
    By Associate Professor of History of Art and Director of the Program in Film Studies Homay King.
    Alan Turing is considered by some to be the inventor of the modern computer. A brief examination of his life and work reveals that this grandfather of digital media was an intuitive—even poetic—thinker who did not completely fit the stereotype of the anti-social mathematics genius. Professor King’s talk is derived from her forthcoming book on digital media, Virtual Memory: Time-based Art and the Dream of Digitality, to be published by Duke University Press.
  • Local Awareness and Adaptation to Global Sea-Level Rise
    By Associate Professor of Geology Don Barber.
    Sea level is rising globally due to warming oceans and melting ice sheets, but these slow and distant threats are relatively easy to ignore, downplay or dismiss; therefore coastal adaptation efforts have proceeded slowly. To advance the dialogue, Professor Barber’s talk demonstrates that despite its origins in global climate change, sea-level rise ultimately presents local-scale problems. Observational data illustrate the increasing frequency and severity of coastal inundation due to sea-level rise on the U.S. East Coast.

4 to 5:30 p.m. Reception with President Kim Cassidy in Thomas Great Hall

5:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Halls

Join your student for dinner in either Erdman or Haffner dining hall, compliments of Dining Services. Free to parents and family members; however tickets are required. If you have registered in advance, tickets are in your registration packet. Otherwise, please ask for tickets at registration in the Campus Center

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. S'mores and Singing on the Canaday Plaza (rain site Campus Center)

Enjoy creating your own tasty and gooey s’mores while being serenaded by the College’s a cappella groups: The Night Owls, the Extreme Keys, Lavendar’s Blue, and the Acabellas.

7:30 to 9 p.m. Two Women Talking, Goodhart Music Room

Two Women Talking is an original performance by Monsoon Bissell (BMC '93) and Benaifer Bhadha. It is an unscripted telling in which two women weave their real life stories together — stories that take place between western and eastern worlds, touching on issues of personal identity, culture, gender, sexuality, violence, illness, and tradition. Each performance has a unique-ness in that the stories told vary depending on what is alive in the listening circle. Two Women Talking explores how reclaiming narratives and listening to one another brings power, movement and change to our lives.

7:30 to 9 p.m. Movie Mania for kids 12 and under: Monsters University
(with popcorn) in Thomas 224

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents "A Doll's House." Rhoads Dining Hall

8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Movie Mania for students/parents: Hocus Pocus in Thomas 110

Saturday, October 25 

9 a.m. to Noon  Registration and Coffee in the Benham Lobby of Goodhart Theater

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Campus Tour - Architecture of the College
Students from the Growth and Structure of Cities Program will highlight the
most architecturally and historically significant buildings on campus and will detail the evolution of spaces since the founding of the College.
Meet on Campus Center Plaza, rain or shine.

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Experiential Internship & Externship Opportunities Participate in a discussion about experiential education opportunities at Bryn Mawr with staff members from the Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center and students who received LILAC summer funding for an internship, participated in a Praxis III course, or completed an externship. 
Thomas 110

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Welcome and State of the College
by President Kim Cassidy

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch in Erdman Dining Hall

Noon to 1 p.m. Dean's Office Drop-In
Stop by the Dean's Office in Guild to chat with your student's dean; no appointment necessary.

  • Noon to 4 p.m. Offerings to Athena in Thomas Great Hall (make a wish for your student) Laugh a little while admiring our students’ offerings to Athena, and then consider adding a wish for the Mawrter you love.
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Postcards from the Edge (of BMC) Create a postcard to mail later. Of course your student is happy to see you now, but in a few weeks—when the crush of finals looms large—your Mawrter will be so grateful to receive a reminder of your visit to campus.
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Cookie-Grams Nothing tastes like love from home like fresh baked cookies. This share-able indulgence will surely please your Mawrter and friends. Choose from cookie-grams of 18 or 36 cookies to purchase.

Thomas Great Hall

1 to 3:00 p.m. Volleyball -vs- Johns Hopkins @ Bryn Mawr, Schwartz Gym

1 to 3:00 p.m. Soccer vs John Hopkins on Applebee Field

1 to 3:00 p.m.  Open theater rehearsal of the fall production "Love and Information" Directed by Catharine Slusar.

Confused and intrigued by the digital world? Longing for analog experience but can’t spend 10 minutes away from your smart phone? Where is the heart in your computer? What is the nature of love when you can’t quite locate your body? Can soul be uploaded? What’s happening to memory when your hard drive remembers so much better? Where is the human going in your life? These and more  essential questions are the explorations in Love and Information, Caryl Churchill’s newest play. Drop in anytime during this open rehearsal of the fall bi-college theater production.
Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart

1 to 4 p.m. Tours and More (concurrent sessions)

    • Chanticleer Garden- SOLD OUT
    • Barnes Museum- SOLD OUT

1 to 2:15 p.m.

KIM (Knowledge, Innovation, Momentum) Talks
Modeled after the popular TED talks.  In each session, you will have an opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers. 
DALTON 300

  • Guiding Growth—From Genes to Mentorship, Finding the
    A to Match Your T

    By Professor of Biology Tamara Davis.
    Professor Davis will discuss the value undergraduate research experience has on student education and how these experiences help prepare our students for their post-graduate education and careers. She will also talk about the research done in her lab in the field of genomic imprinting. This part of the talk will focus on the big picture, and she will discuss epigenetic modifications (changes to DNA/chromatin structure) and how these modifications control the expression of genes that are critical for normal growth and development.
  • Twenty Years in the Arabian Sands
    By Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Peter Magee.

    Since 1994, Professor Magee has excavated several ancient settlements in the United Arab Emirates. These projects have revealed a wealth of information on the ancient inhabitants of this poorly studied region of the ancient Near East, as well as provided important training in field archaeology for Bryn Mawr undergraduate and graduate students.

Student Life: Choosing a Major
Learn how choosing a major fits within an overall planning process during the sophomore year and how academic work is enhanced by out-of-classroom
opportunities. Students will reflect on their process of choosing a major, their internship and/or summer experiences, and their plans for after graduation. Presented by Assistant Dean Isabelle Barker, Assistant Dean Raima Evan, Mfon-Ido Ime Akpan ’15; Shannon Stussy ’15; Isabelle Wozniak ’15; and Tianyuan Zhang ’15.
Thomas 110

Pumpkin Painting
Suitable for all ages and talents. Join us for a pumpkin decorating extravaganza, complete with your favorite fall treats, craft supplies galore, and, of course, a little bit of laughter!
Campus Center Plaza (rain site Campus Center).


Tour: Carolee Shneemann at Bryn Mawr
American artist Carolee Schneemann’s paintings, photographs, installations, writings, and performances address sexuality and self through thoughtfully provocative collisions of images and ideas. Tour this provocative exhibition with Bryn Mawr’s curator, Brian Wallace, who recently organized a major Schneemann exhibition that toured the country, and discuss the artist’s work, feminism, art history, and cats!
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.  KIM (Knowledge, Innovation, Momentum) Talks
Modeled after the popular TED talks.  In each session, you will have an opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers. 
Dalton 300

  • Material Matters—The Power of Byzantine Things
    By Ph.D. candidate in History of Art Shannon Steiner and Assistant Professor of History of Art Alicia Walker ’94.

    In Byzantium, things and the materials from which they were made—whether natural or manufactured—were not necessarily passive. Rather they held the potential to act in the world. From this perspective,
    Byzantine works of art are revealed to be more than just beautiful things.
  • Nanoscience Research Opportunities at Bryn Mawr College
    By Assistant Professor of Physics Xuemei May Cheng.

    What is nanoscience? Why is it important? What research opportunities do Bryn Mawr students have in the field of nanoscience? Come learn the answers to these questions as presented by Professor Cheng

Leadership Development: LILAC & Lifelong Learning
Join a conversation with Associate Dean of the Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC) Katie Krimmel; Sharon Kucera ’90, a history major who is currently a managing director at BlackRock and head of Retail Channel Marketing; and Victoria Wassmer ’89, a political science major who is currently CFO and assistant administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. The discussion will center around how the leadership development opportunities at Bryn Mawr prepare students for lifelong learning in their chosen paths. 
B21, Carpenter Library

LegoLand

Let your creativity shine. Join us for building adventures with Legos!

Campus Center Plaza (rain site Campus Center)

Student Life - Study Abroad

oin Dean Theresa Cann and returning study abroad students for information aboutthe many exciting study abroad opportunities at Bryn Mawr. Students will speak about how their experiences have shaped their academic, professional, and personal goals.

With Rebekah Adams ’15 (sociology major, University of Cape Town), Mariana Irby ’15 (Russian major, ACTR Russia), Sophia Dauria ’15 (international studies major, IFSA Butler, Buenos Aires), and Sruthi Buddai ’15 (biology major, University of Otago).

Thomas 110

4 to 5:15 p.m.

Cooking with Chef Ted
Learn to cook like a chef, with a chef. Come taste and learn! Wyndham’s own Executive Chef, Ted Foster, creates one of his signature dishes using local and campus growningredients!

Wyndham Alumnae House

Meditation 101

With Associate Dean of the College Michelle Mancini. Pick up any magazine and you’re likely to find an article touting the benefits of mindfulness meditation. It lowers stress,increases immune system function, improves academic performance. Come learn about the efforts to promote regular mindfulness meditation on campus, and get the chance to practice a few forms of mindfulness meditation yourself.

Music Room, Goodhart

Campus Tour: Traditions at Bryn Mawr

Student guides from the Admissions office will take you on a tour of the spaces and places on campus that are utilized for the major traditions of the College.

Meet on Campus Center Plaza, rain or shine.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Dinner on the Main Line - see suggestions at Registration

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents "A Doll's House."  Rhoads Dining Hall

8 to 10:00 p.m. Beyond the Light and Silken Veils

Bryn Mawr alumna Leila Ghaznavi ’01, a frequent contributor to fringe festivals around the world, presents two back-to-back performances that test the limits of love and circumstance. The first, Beyond the Light, is a story relevant to all ages that combines puppetry, dance, and stunning visual effects. This dynamic creation story of love is about one soul split into two and its struggle to reunite itself. Beyond the Light is sure to captivate the senses. “Stunning!” claimed Jane Henson (co-founder of The Muppets). Silken Veils is an elegant hybridization of Rumi poetry, marionettes, shadow puppets, live performance, animation, and contemporary Iranian history. “…An incredible piece of theatre,” writes LA Theatre Review. Silken Veils was nominated for a Fringe First award at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart


8 to 10:00 p.m. Haverford Bryn Mawr College Orchestra and Chamber Singers

Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall AT HAVERFORD COLLEGE

Sunday, October 26

10:30 a.m. to Noon Brunch at Wyndham Alumnae House Close out the weekend with your student with a delicious brunch in Wyndham. The cost is $24.50 per person and reservations are required. If you have not yet registered, check in at registration to ensure that space is available. There is continuous seating from 10:30 am to 12 pm.