Family Weekend 10/21- 10/23

Friday, October 21

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

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

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Academic Classes to Visit (see complete list at Registration)

Your Choice...

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Campus Tour - Traditions at Bryn Mawr

Tour departs from Campus Center Plaza

Student guides from the Admissions office will show you the spaces and places on campus used for the major traditions of the College.

10 a.m. - 11a.m. Coffee Hour
Thomas Great Hall

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

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Bryn Mawr and Beyond, sponsored by LILAC, Thomas Great Hall

As the culminating event for the LILAC summer funding recipients, this networking session provides the opportunity for students to share their internship experiences with the Bryn Mawr community. Family members are invited to talk one-on-one with the students to get their perspective on their summer internships. Discover the depth and breadth of internship opportunities.

11 a.m. - Noon Campus Tour - Architecture of the College
Tour departs from Campus Center Plaza

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.

Noon - 2 p.m. Lunch on your own

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Campus Tours

Tour departs from Campus Center Plaza

Campus Buildings and Landscape with Nina Bisbee and Dawn DiGiovanni

Join Director of Facilities Services Nina Bisbee and Associate Director for Grounds, Dawn DiGiovanni, on a walking tour of campus. Learn the history behind Bryn Mawr’s iconic Collegiate Gothic buildings and the influence Frederick Law Olmsted and others had on the development of the campus landscape.

3 p.m - 4:15 p.m.  Faculty Talks

The faculty talks are modeled after the popular TED talks. In each session, you have any opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers.

Math Modeling and Sustainability

Professor Victor Donnay will describe connections between mathematics and issues of environmental sustainability and how his students carry out Service Learning projects in which they use their math skills to analyze a sustainability issue for a community partner.

The Influences of Multiple Interacting Global Change Factors on Coastal Wetland Viability

Professor Thomas Modzer will talk about topics including rising carbon dioxide concentrations, nutrient pollution, rising sea levels, and invasive species.

Dalton 300

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Reception with President Cassidy and Dean Walters, Canaday Library Lobby

Mingle with the President, Dean of the Undergraduate College, members of the faculty and members of the Dean’s office while enjoying the current exhibitons in Canaday.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Halls

Join your student for dinner in Erdman or New Dorm dining hall, compliments of Dining Services. Free to parents and family members; however tickets are required.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. S'mores on Canaday Plaza

Enjoy creating your own tasty and gooey s’mores while enjoying the music of our student a cappella groups.

Your Choice...

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Movie Mania for kids 12 and under,

Finding Dory

Thomas 224

In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson; Directed by Andrew Stanton; 2016; Rated PG; 103 minutes; Walt Disney Pictures; Public performance license provided by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. 

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents a preview of Sharman Macdonald's After Juliet. NOTE: This performance contains mature content and is not suitable for children.

Rhoads Dining Hall

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. National Theatre of the Deaf presents “Two by Twain” and “A Show of Hands”

McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart

Two by Twain is a visit to the antics of the McWilliamses at home and on vacation. Join Mark Twain’s infamous couple, Mortimer and Evangeline, as they face the comedy of superstitions in Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning. In The Experience of the McWilliamses, watch how a child’s simple cough can turn the whole household topsy-turvy. We, too, have a bit of the McWilliams in our own relationships, and create calamity out of the calm!

In a A Show Of Hands, See the National Theatre of the Deaf explore American Sign Language from behind the curtain—literally! Concealed behind a slotted curtain, actors poke their hands out in Hand Puppets to create scenery, tell stories, and teach American Sign Language. Following the introduction, enjoy poems,stories, fables, and improvisations that delight all ages!

(each show is 60 minutes with a 15 minute intermission)

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Movie Mania for students/parents

Thomas 110

Star Trek Beyond

In this third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series (which began with J.J. Abrams's Star Trek in 2009), Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) struggles with a personal crisis as he and the crew of the Enterprise are attacked by a dictator named Krall (Idris Elba). When an assault by Krall leads to the destruction of their starship, the team end up marooned on a remote planet inhabited by aliens both hostile and helpful.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban; Directed by Justin Lin; 2016; Rated PG-13, 120 minutes; Paramount Pictures; Public performance license provided by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. 

 

Saturday, October 22

9:00a.m. - Noon Registration and Coffee

Thomas Great Hall

Stop by to pick up your nametag and registration packet. Registration will continue 12:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center.

9:30am to 10:30am  Perspectives from the President

President Cassidy will share ways in which students’ engagement in their work and the Bryn Mawr community contribute to thriving at the College.

Thomas Great Hall

From 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. it is your choice...

10:45a.m. - 11:45 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.

Tour departs from Campus Center Plaza

 

LILAC Session

Learn by Doing: Internships, Externships, Praxis

Thomas 110

LILAC offers experiential learning opportunities for students within the curriculum and outside the curriculum, during the academic year, on semester breaks and during the summer. In this session you will hear from Ami Okazaki '18, Yeidaly Mejia '19, Rachel Bruce '18, Maya Ulin-O'Keefe '17 who have participated in our Externship Program, in Praxis courses and in the LILAC summer funded internships. The panel will be moderated by Nell Anderson, Director of the Praxis and Community Partnership Programs and Jennifer Prudencio, Associate Director of Employee Relations and Internships.

Student Life Session

What’s Changing in Financial Aid for 2017-18?

Thomas 224

Effective with the 2017-18 award year, students and parents will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. On the 2017-18 FAFSA and PROFILE, the student and parent(s), will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than 2016 income and tax information. Learn how this change will benefit you!

11:45a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Erdman Dining Hall

Join your student for lunch in Erdman. Free to parents and family members; however tickets are required. If you registered in advance, tickets are in your registration packet. Otherwise, please ask for tickets at registration.

Noon to 2:00pm Volleyball: Bryn Mawr vs. Johns Hopkins

Schwartz Gym

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Offerings to Athena (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.

Thomas Great Hall

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tours and More Your Choice...

Tours (all tours limited to 20 guests; pre-registration required)

Tours

Reading Terminal Market

Join Associate Professor of English Kate Thomas for a tour of Philadelphia's thriving Reading Terminal Market. The 123-year old Market is the heart of Philadelphia's burgeoning food culture and has stayed abreast of changes in farming and dining. We will pay special attention to Fair Food - the farm-to-table stand that brings in all-local produce - and we will also visit a new cheese stand where some of the cheese is made in-market.

Depart from Pembroke Arch at 1 p.m.
Tickets are required prior to boarding the bus
.

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Join Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology Peter Magee and explore some of the highlights of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. We pay particular attention to the world famous near eastern section which contains some of the most famous artifacts ever discovered in that region.

Depart from Pembroke Arch at 1 p.m.
Tickets are required prior to boarding the bus.

And More...

Pumpkin Painting and LegoLand

Suitable for all ages and talents. Join us for a pumpkin decorating extraveganza or exercise building creativity with Legos. Students will provide fall treats, craft supplies and inspiration.

Merion Green (Rain Site Campus Center)

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.

Campus Center Main Lounge

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.

Campus Center Main Lounge

1 p.m. - 3 p.m Soccer: Bryn Mawr vs. Swarthmore

Applebee Field

LILAC Open House

Campus Center

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Your Choice...

Faculty Talks

The faculty talks are modeled after the popular TED talks. In each session, you have any opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers.

Marissa Golden, Associate Professor of Political Science and  Marc Schulz, Professor of Psychology

Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election

Professor Golden will discuss the current presidential election is so different than typical elections that it has thrown political scientists for a loop. But there is much to be learned from a review of past elections. This talk will discuss the 2016 election in the context of that lineage.

Aging Well: Lessons from Eight Decades of Study
For over 75 years, a study has been carefully tracking the psychological and physical well-being of 750 individuals across their entire adult life-span. Professor Schulz is helping to run the current phase of this project and will talk about lessons learned from this study and the ways that Bryn Mawr students are contributing to the latest phase of this research.

Dalton 300

Student Life Sessions

Choosing a Major
Carpenter 21

Join Dean Judy Balthazar and Madison Brown '17, Priyanka Dutta '17, Mowa Li'17, and Abbie Sullivan '17 for a discussion of the roles that the major might play in a student's program and how out-of-classroom opportunities might enhance academic work. Students will reflect on their experiences choosing a major, finding complementary internships and volunteer opportunities, and planning for life after graduation.

Study Abroad
Thomas 110

Join Associate Dean Michelle Mancini and Crystal Des-Ogugua '17, Sara Helin-Long '17, Abby Hoyt '17, Hanna Rifkin '17 and Catherine Rowen '18 for a panel presentation of the many exciting opportunities for studying abroad. Students will speak about how their experiences studying outside the United States shaped their academic, personal and professional goals.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Your Choice...

Faculty Talks

The faculty talks are modeled after the popular TED talks. In each session, you have any opportunity to hear from two of our faculty, presenting for 15 minutes each, with ample time for questions and answers.

Madhavi Kale, Professor of History

Alice Lesnick, Director in the Bi-College Education Program and Director of Africana Studies

Dalton 300

So Yesterday? Stemming the Tide with Historical and Cultural Studies

By Professor Madhavi Kale.

Introducing Lagim Tehi Tuma/Thinking Together: A College-University-Community Collaborative between the BiCo and Northern Ghana

Professor Alice Lesnick, Director in the Bi-College Education Program and Director of Africana Studies, will introduce and highlight student projects from the summer 2016 action research fellowship, now in its fifth year, in which 6 BiCo students completed a program that combines collaborative study, reflection, and introductory Dagbani language instruction with education-focused internships in an early education NGO, a community radio station, and an internet training centre.

The program, supported by LILAC, CPGC, and the President's Office, aims to foster dialogue that explores questions of history, culture, knowledge, and power in order to shift received frameworks about the meanings of race, gender, postcoloniality, development, and other ideas that structure our transnational, complex and layered relationships.

Student Life

Preparing for Careers in the Health Professions

Carpenter 21

Join Assistant Deans Gail Glicksman and Raima Evan and Charlette Williams '16 and Emma Tunstall '17 for information about how students prepare for careers in the health professions and the assistance provided by the college.

4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Your choice...

Demonstration Cooking and Presentation

Wyndham Dining Room

Come taste and learn some of the secrets of Bryn Mawr College's award-winning dining program. A chef will be on hand to present some signature items, answer questions and excite your taste buds with a tasting.

Meditation 101 with Michelle Mancini

Quita Woodward Room, Thomas

Join Associate Dean Michelle Mancini to learn about the benefits of mindfulness meditation. It lowers stress, increase immune system function, improves academic performance. Come discover the efforts to promote regular mindfulness meditation on campus and practice a few forms yourself.

Campus Tour - Traditions at Bryn Mawr

Tour departs from the Campus Center Plaza

Student guides from the Admissions office will show you the spaces and places on campus used for the major traditions of the College.

Tour departs from Campus Center Plaza

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Volleyball: Bryn Mawr vs. Arcadia University

Schwartz Gymnasium

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own, on the Main Line -
See suggestions at Registration

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Shakespeare Performance Troupe presents a preview of Sharman Macdonald's After Juliet. NOTE: This performance contains mature content and is not suitable for children.

Rhoads Dining Hall


8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Bryn Mawr and Haverford Student Ensembles Concert, Thomas Great Hall

The Bi-College Orchestra, Chamber Singers and college a cappella groups come together for a special performance showcasing their fall repertoire.

Sunday, October 23

10:30 a.m. to Noon Brunch
Wyndham Alumnae House

Close out the weekend with your student with a delicious brunch in Wyndham. Reservations are required and the cost is $25.50 per person. If you have not yet registered, check in at registration to ensure that space is available. There is continuous seating from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Noon to 1:00pm – Flash Sale at the Bookshop!
The Bookshop is located on the Campus Center, First Floor

Enjoy a discount based on your student’s class year at Bryn Mawr (e.g., class of 2020 receives a 20% discount on select merchandise) – a great way to conclude your weekend at the College!