Loyola University Maryland

Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 27

Check In
Andrew White Student Center Atrium
3-7 p.m.

Check in at the Andrew White Student Center Atrium, located outside of Boulder Garden Café. If you registered for tickets to the picnic at Ridley, picnic on the Quad, men's soccer game, the Capitol Steps, or the Senior Class Bull Pen Party and Orioles vs. Red Sox game, your Family Weekend registered tickets will be waiting for you.

Honors Convocation
Reitz Arena
5-6 p.m.

A Loyola tradition, the Honors Convocation highlights the University's climate of learning with academic and essay awards to members of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The Loyola community proudly recognizes these students who have been nominated by faculty for their outstanding academic achievements. The academic affairs ceremonies office will notify students who will receive an award. Please contact the academic affairs ceremonies office directly with questions at 410-617-2261 or ceremonies@loyola.edu.

President’s Welcome
McGuire Hall
6-8 p.m.

Loyola President Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J. welcomes students and their families for light refreshments to kick off family weekend. Families will have the opportunity to meet deans, faculty, and other university administrators. Fr. Linnane will provide a brief welcome at 6:45 p.m.  Advance registration is required to attend the President’s Welcome.  Please see the Family Weekend registration form to register for this event.

Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1
McManus Theatre
7:30 p.m.

A free performance presented by the American Shakespeare Center on Tour, a young, innovative troupe staging fast-paced shows that recreate for modern audiences Shakespeare’s plays and other classics while remaining true to the original texts.

Saturday, September 28

ALANA Student/Family Breakfast 
McGuire Hall
8-10 a.m.

This 20th annual breakfast hosts African, Latino, Asian, and Native American students and their families on the Evergreen campus. A separate invitation will follow. For more information, please contact ALANA services at 410-617-2310.

Check In
Andrew White Student Center Atrium
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please pick up your Family Weekend registered tickets in the Andrew White Student Center Atrium. For families arriving after 3 p.m., registered tickets will be available for pick-up at the entrance of each event requiring a ticket. Please look for a student activities staff member to assist you.

Gratias Ceremony
Alumni Memorial Chapel
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Loyola University Maryland will honor its distinguished student leaders in the 20th annual Gratias Ceremony. Outstanding students will be recognized for their contributions in the areas of leadership and service. Students honored at Gratias will receive a separate notification from the office of student engagement. Please contact the office of student engagement with any questions at 410-617-2032.

Picnic on the Quad
The Quad (rainsite: Andrew White Student Center)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join us on the Quad for a picnic style luncheon. The picnic will include slider sandwiches of carved roasted pork and  BBQ pulled chicken; pinwheel sandwiches of turkey and brie with cranberry chutney, roast beef with Boursin cheese, and roasted vegetable with avocado, arugula and cilantro lime vinaigrette; Asian noodle salad; Dijon potato salad; jalapeno and cheddar cornbread muffins; macaroni and cheese; pineapple baked beans; and both sliced watermelon and a sea salt/black pepper watermelon salad. Tickets are $15/person.

Visit Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 North Charles Street
Noon-4 p.m.

Located next-door to Loyola and housed in a Gilded Age mansion surrounded by 26 acres of formal gardens and woods, Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books, and manuscripts assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary art. The collection counts among its many treasures post-Impressionist paintings, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, a Léon-Bakst designed private theatre, and one of the largest private collections of Tiffany art glass. Enjoy special free guided tours (Noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.) of the permanent collections. Parking is available on the premises. http://www.museums.jhu.edu

Picnic at the Ridley    *THE PICNIC IS SOLD OUT*
Ridley Athletic Complex (rainsite: Andrew White Student Center)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join us at the Ridley for a picnic prior to the men's soccer game. Shuttle service to and from Ridley is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.  The menu will be the same as that which is being served at the Picnic on the Quad.  Tickets are $15 each.

Men's Soccer vs. Holy Cross
Ridley Athletic Complex
1-3 p.m.

Tickets are required. Tickets are free of charge for students and $3 for family members and should be requested while registering online in advance. Shuttle service to and from the game is available from the front of Newman Towers and at the Library beginning at 11 a.m.

Messina Family Weekend Teach-In
Flannery O'Connor Hall 230 and the Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium
2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. (each session)
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ice cream social)

Come experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar!  Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Dr. Mavis Biss, Assistant Professor of Philosophy will each offer  45-minute class sessions that demonstrate  how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom.  Each session will be offered at 2:00pm and 3:15pm.  Dr. Biss will present in Flannery O’Connor Hall 230 and Dr. Whitehead’s session will take place in the Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium.  Messina will also sponsor a free ice-cream social in between the two sessions from 2:45pm-3:15pm in the first floor lounge of Flannery O’Connor Hall.  Families may choose to sign up for one or both class sessions.  To register, visit http://www.loyola.edu/department/fyp/messina/family-teach-in.aspx  by Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Tour the Library
Loyola/Notre Dame Library
2-4 p.m.

Come see what the library has to offer! We have just what students need to get their work done but also relax and socialize: a digital media/assistive technology lab, an auditorium, group study rooms, couches, great views, and more! See where we teach classes for research help and delve into a beautiful exhibit of the hand-illuminated St. John's Bible. Tours start at 2 p.m. and run on the half-hour.

Alumni Memorial Chapel
4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

These Masses fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation.

The Capitol Steps
Reitz Arena
8 p.m.

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Fiscal Shades of Gray. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials. The Capitol Steps take a humorous look at serious issues while providing a nationwide laugh for millions. Tickets are $10 each. Learn more: http://www.capsteps.com

Sunday, September 29

Sunday Mass
Alumni Memorial Chapel
11 a.m.

Senior Class Event: Bull Pen Party and Orioles vs. Red Sox Game
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
12 noon

Members of the Class of 2014 and their family members are invited to attend a Bull Pen Party beginning at 12 noon followed by an Orioles game against the Boston Red Sox beginning at 1:35 p.m.!  The Bull Pen Party menu includes the following:  BBQ chicken breast sandwiches, ESSKAY all-beef hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, kettle chips, sliced watermelon, assorted cookies, domestic beer and soda. Tickets are $40 each and include both the Bull Pen Party and the Orioles vs. Red Sox game.

Legacy Reception
4th Floor Programming Room, Andrew White Student Center
12 noon

Alumni who are grandparents and parents of current students are invited to celebrate their Loyola connection with their children at a special reception. A separate invitation will follow. For further information, contact the office of alumni relations at 410-617-2475 or alumni@loyola.edu.

Additional Resources

• For more information about things to see and do in Baltimore, visit www.Baltimore.org.
• To make a dining reservation at one of Baltimore’s many exceptional restaurants, visit www.opentable.com.