To help you plan for Family Weekend, the following is a sample of typical activities offered.
Your first stop will be the Faculty Club, where you will receive a registration packet containing name badges that serve as admission passes to events. A Family Weekend itinerary of sessions and locations, parking garage pass, and campus map will be provided. Register by October 22 and receive a complimentary Family Weekend tote bag.
The Faculty Club is located on Holt Avenue across the street from Cahall-Sandspur Field and Barker Family Stadium.
Immerse yourself in the Rollins academic experience by attending your student’s scheduled classes. Your presence is encouraged!
You may request an appointment with your student’s faculty advisor. Appointment scheduling opens September 24th. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Student Success by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your student’s name, faculty advisor, and the time you will arrive on campus. As an alternative, you may call 407-646-2354. The deadline for scheduling appointments is October 22. Although every effort will be made to accommodate requests received after that date, an appointment cannot be guaranteed. Scheduling this appointment does not automatically register you for Family Weekend. Please register for Family Weekend using this website.
Have a question or a concern? The staff members of the Dean’s office, Career Services, Community Standards & Responsibilities, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health Services, Multicultural Affairs, Residential Life, and Student Involvement & Leadership will be available to meet with parents for personal appointments. Beginning September 17, please e-mail Joni Eden at email@example.com with your area of interest and the time you will arrive on campus. You will receive your appointment time by return e-mail. As an alternative, you may call 407-646-2345. The deadline for scheduling appointments is October 22. Although every effort will be made to accommodate requests received after that date, an appointment cannot be guaranteed.
This talented group of Rollins students presents an original improvisation. Audience suggestions are incorporated into the theme to create a one-of-a-kind, one-act play before your very eyes. Registration is not required. Seating is limited. Location: Fred Stone Theatre (#419 on map).
Rollins music majors take center stage in Tiedtke Concert Hall. Presented by the Nelson Department of Music. Registration is not required. Location: Tiedtke Concert Hall, Keene Hall (#404 on map).
Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H, President Emeritus
Join Dr. Seymour as he traces the history of Rollins through the lives of its founders. With his usual warmth and wit, Dr. Seymour will tie Rollins’ past to its present through intriguing and engaging information. Location: Knowles Memorial Chapel (#402 on map).
Enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social that will provide an opportunity for you and your student to converse with faculty members, administrators, and other Rollins families. Location: The Green (#335 on map).
Christopher Fuse, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics
Observe the work of some of our student-scholars who will present their projects. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program and how Rollins supports original scholarly projects. Talk to the students and faculty about their work, and learn about the wide variety of scholarships at Rollins. Location: Bieberbach Reed Room, Cornell Campus Center (#325 on map).
Celebrate the Sabbath with music, candle lighting, a festive kosher meal, and presentations by faculty and students. For reservations and payment information, please contact Dawn Ames at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-646-2139. Reservations required. Please reserve by October 22, 2012.
Rollins College Tars vs. Barry University
Alfond Sports Center. Map location: #420.
Registration packet pick-up continues at the Faculty Club (#208 on map).
Join President Lewis Duncan for the latest information about the College plus an informal discussion about campus developments. Location: Tiedtke Concert Hall, Keene Hall (#404 on map).
Please note: you may participate in either the Community Engagement project with Winter Park Heritage Center or A Rollins Sampler. These activities are offered at the same time.
Winter Park Heritage Center and Hannibal Square Walking Tour
Join students and staff from the Office of Community Engagement in a morning of community involvement.
In this service-learning project, you will tour the Hannibal Square redevelopment district and participate in a Memory Quilt. Participants are asked to scan a family photo (student graduation, birthday, first day of school etc.) and email it to Nadler@rollins.edu by October 19 to incorporate it into this beautification project for the Heritage Center. Casual attire and comfortable shoes are suggested.
Jump in and experience learning through hands-on involvement and see how your student is making a difference in the community.
*Note to participants: If you choose the Community Engagement experience, you are asked to make a commitment to attend. Spaces are limited and by reservation only. Note that this event is scheduled at the same time as the on-campus Saturday morning events. The Heritage Center is located at 642 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-539-2680. http://hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org/contactus.html
How to get there: Join a walking group at The Green on campus (#335 on map). Group will depart at 8:30 a.m. Or drive yourself; a public parking lot is adjacent to the center.
Yoga, Writing, and Meditation
Dr. Lezlie Laws, Professor of English
Yoga creates a union between the mind, body, and spirit allowing the practitioner to reduce anxiety, tension, and fear while promoting more discipline and focus. As basic yogic techniques are practiced, students come to understand themselves more deeply and to express themselves more clearly in writing. Location: Bieberbach Reed Room, Cornell Campus Center (#325 on map).
iPads in Pompeii: Mobile Digital Archaeology
Dr. Robert Vander Poppen, Assistant Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology
Dr. Jonathan R. Walz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology Program
In the past, archaeologists worked with pen and paper to document major ruins. Today the developments of affordable tablet computers and robust applications have revolutionized the ability of archaeologists to document and present their onsite discoveries. This talk details the use of digital technology in archaeological education and research highlighting a field study course at the ancient site of Pompeii. Location: Suntrust Auditorium (#425 on map).
Making a Difference or Making a Living? Maybe the Answer is Both.
Christine Garton '06, Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Initiative
Today’s college students want to pursue careers that have a positive impact on the world. Fields such as social entrepreneurship, impact investing, conscious capitalism, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility are on the rise. Rollins has been named one of 30 Changemaker Campuses by Ashoka, the world’s leading organization in social innovation for our commitment to educating students on how they can “do good” while still “doing well”. This session focuses on the exciting new trend in higher education and what it means for today’s students. Location: Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall (#331 on map).
Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business Information Session
Jacqueline T. Brito, SPHR, Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions
The Rollins Early Advantage MBA is a unique 16- to 21-month full-time day program designed for recent college graduates and career changers. Location: Crummer Building, Room 107 (#425 on map).
Stressing the AND in Arts and Sciences: a team approach to Theatre and Physics
Dr. Christopher Fuse, Assistant Professor of Physics, with Rollins students Ryan Lambert and Ariella Lvov
Physics and theater may seem like a strange pairing for a course, however both subjects attempt to describe and make sense of the world around us. Through the reading of a series of plays about physicists and the ethical dilemmas new knowledge can create, we will examine the relationship between physics and theater, including how both disciplines grapple with emerging views encountered by today’s students. Location: Suntrust Auditorium (#425 on map).
Living and Learning on Campus
Dr. Gabriel Barreneche, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the Living Learning Communities Program
As Faculty-in-Residence, Professor Barreneche and his family live in the first-ever faculty apartment on campus. This unique living arrangement brings first-year students, upper-class mentors, and faculty together to increase the academic, social, and residential experience while fostering independence within a supportive academic community. Whitney McDonald, director of the Living-Learning Community program, and Jerrid Kalakay, assistant director of Student Success and First-Year Learning will join Dr. Barreneche for this discussion about Rollins' First-Year academic and residential programs. Location: Cornell Social Sciences building, Room 230 (#423 on map).
Internships: A Parent’s Perspective
Elizabeth Boggs, Ed.D., Associate Director, Office of Career Services
Lisa D. Johnson, Director of Academic Internships
Employers consistently tell Career Services staff members that the most-sought-after candidates are those who have meaningful and relevant work experience. The best way for students to gain such experience is to complete an internship during college. In this session, parents will learn about the Rollins Internship Program and the resources available to help students find and apply for internship opportunities just about anywhere! Location: Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall (#331 on map).
Enjoy casual luncheon fare with your student and other Rollins families at a festive picnic.
Peek-a-Boo Photo Booth: gather the family for a fun photo. Location: The Green (#335 on map).
Rollins College Tars vs. Nova Southeastern University Sharks
Alfond Pool (#329 on map).
Join Cornell Fine Arts Museum director Ena Heller for an intimate tour of the museum’s collections including the prints of Gustave Baumann. Location: Cornell Fine Arts Museum (#303 on map).
Rollins College Tars vs. Nova Southeastern University Sharks
Alfond Sports Center (#420 on map).
Start the day with an informal continental breakfast and the upbeat sounds of jazz as you relax around Rita’s Fountain in front of the Cornell Campus Center. Location: Cornell Campus Center Patio (#325 on map).
The First Congregational Church of Winter Park welcomes Rollins families for a joyous Founders Day worship service. 225 South Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park.
Start lakeside behind Elizabeth Hall and wind your way along Lake Virginia, ending at the Cornell Fine Art Museum. Or reverse your stroll and take a break mid-way at Dianne’s Café, Rice Family Bookstore.
The Rice Family Bookstore
Show your spirit with logo items from the bookstore. Dianne’s Café is the perfect spot for some family time and a snack. The bookstore is open Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check your registration envelope for a discount coupon (#205 on map).
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is one of America’s finest college art museums and a point of pride at Rollins College. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is complimentary for the weekend with your Family Weekend name badge (#303 on map).
Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center (#420 on map)
Daryl’s Fitness Center — Families are welcome to sign in at the registration desk and work out in this state-of-the-art fitness facility.
Bert W. Martin Tennis Complex — Bring your racquet and enjoy this beautiful facility overlooking Lake Virginia.
Tar Hall of Fame Room — Visit the home of the Rollins Athletic Timeline, which highlights many of the successful teams and individuals in the history of Rollins athletics.
Alfond Inn at Rollins College Winter Park's newest boutique hotel, the Alfond Inn at Rollins College, opens Summer 2013. Visit the Preview Center at 200 New England Avenue, within walking distance of campus, to get a glimpse of this landmark project. Preview Center hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday (#200 on map).