2015 Parents' Weekend Schedule of Events for April 2–5

THURSDAY, April 2

Noon–4:00 p.m. Registration & Gehner House Check-In (School of Government Lobby)
Parents’ Weekend schedule, class schedule, name tag, and other information provided today.

Visit Classes Today
Parents and visitors are invited to attend classes today with their students or on their own. Many, but not all classes will be open to visitors. Please check with your student.

10:50–11:40 a.m. Quiet Time All campus offices and services are closed Monday – Friday during this time to prayerfully support the work of Principia. Parents are invited to find a quiet place and join us.

8:00–10:30 p.m. College Dance Production (Cox Auditorium)
The College Dance Production is now during Parents' Weekend! Enjoy this dance concert with student and guest artist choreography.

FRIDAY, April 3

Visit Classes Today

Parents and visitors are invited to attend classes today with their students or on their own. Many, but not all classes will be open to visitors. Please check with your student.

8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Registration & Gehner House Check-In (School of Government Lobby)
Parents’ Weekend schedule, class schedule, name tag, and other information provided today.

10:00–11:00 a.m. Faculty Presentation (Wanamaker Hall)
Principia faculty talk about upcoming 2015-16 Principia Travel Programs and other subjects they teach.

11:00–11:20 a.m. Quiet Time All campus offices and services are closed Monday - Friday to prayerfully support the work of Principia. Parents are invited to find a quiet spot and join in.

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. College President’s Presentation (Wanamaker Hall)
Principia College President, Dr. Jonathan Palmer, will share a variety of ideas on the College’s planning for future programs and other timely topics related to The Principia.

1:00–2:00 p.m. Spring Convocation (Cox Auditorium) 
Please join Dr. Palmer for the last Convocation of the academic year. The focus of Convocation is the humanities. All faculty, staff, families, and guests are warmly invoted to attend.

2:30–3:30 p.m.  Academic and Career Advising Open House
Parents are invited to visit the Academic and Career Advising Office located on the terrace level of the School of Government.  

5:00–6:00 p.m. Solar Car Presentation (Wanamaker)
Ra 7 (our 8th Solar Car!) will be on display this afternoon. Program faculty and student team members will talk about the program, our new solar car (Ra 9), and upcoming racing events.

6:00–7:00 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Performance (Dining Room, Howard Center)

7:30–9:30 p.m. Parents' Weekend Evening Presentation (TBA)

8:00–10:30 p.m. College Dance Production (Cox Auditorium)
Enjoy this dance concert with student and guest artist choreography.

9:30–11:00 p.m. Observatory Open (Observatory, across from the baseball field)
Weather permitting, parents are invited to view the universe through Principia’s computer-controlled, 16” reflecting telescope. A trained telescope operator will provide commentary and instruction.

9:30–10:30 p.m. Parents’ Weekend Dessert Bar (Dining Room, Howard Center) No charge
Join us in the College dining room for dessert and drinks immediately following tonight’s talk.

SATURDAY, April 4

12:00–4:30 p.m. Parents’ Weekend Prin Abroad Slideshows (Wanamaker Hall)
Throughout the day, parents, visitors, and current students are invited to attend Prin Abroad slide shows that highlight recent Principia College study abroad adventures in places like Tibet, St. Lucia, Peru, and the European Performing Arts Abroad. 

2:00–4:00 p.m. College Dance Production (Cox Auditorium)
The College Dance Production is now during Parents' Weekend! Enjoy this dance concert with student and guest artist choreography.

3:00–5:00 p.m. Principia Guest House Open House
Stop in and get acquainted with the College Guest House. Refreshments served.

8:00–10:30 p.m. College Dance Production (Cox Auditorium)
The College Dance Production is now during Parents' Weekend! Enjoy this dance concert with student and guest artist choreography.

9:30–10:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social (Dining Room, Howard Center) No charge 
Parents and students are invited to the dining room tonight after the variety show to sample a variety of ice cream and toppings.

9:30–11:00 p.m. Observatory Open (Observatory, across from the baseball field)
Weather permitting, parents are invited to view the universe through Principia’s computer-controlled, 16” reflecting telescope. A trained telescope operator will provide commentary and instruction.

SUNDAY, April 6

Parents should plan to depart campus by 3 p.m. today

10:30–11:30 a.m. Sunday School (Howard Center Dining Room) 

10:45–11:45 a.m. Christian Science Organization Sunday Service (College Chapel)

*This schedule is subject to change. Weekend Athletic Events TBA.