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Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

With a wide variety of programs and activities to join, we hope you will consider participating in our virtual Family Weekend! Be sure to periodically check the Family Weekend schedule for possible additions and/or changes to the weekend schedule.

In addition to great programs, we'll have a series of special Family Weekend videos highlighting Kathleen W. Rollins Hall, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and introductions to campus life. The best part is you can watch from the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Morning   |   Afternoon   |   Evening

Back to Class – Choose a Rollins Conference Course (RCC) to join! 
(The best news is there are no papers or exams for parents!)

8-8:50 a.m. Dr. Park's class "Chemistry of Nano-world," explores questions like, How can your iPhone or laptop get any smaller? Why does sunscreen contain titanium nano particles? Through an introduction of chemistry’s basic principles and discussions on a science fiction novel, this course will investigate how nano-sized materials are analyzed and used in everyday life.
Location: Dr. Park uses Microsoft teams with her class. She will email those registered for her course directly with the Microsoft teams log in information.

9-9:50 a.m. Dr. Jones' class “Florida in Fiction, Film and Pop Culture,” examines Florida in literature, film, and popular perception. Readings will include short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Films include The Florida Project. Popular culture discussions will include Florida Man, megachurches, theme parks, alligators, the Ocoee massacre, and Ted Bundy. 
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. "R" Open Houses
Spend part of your day meeting and mingling with staff from across campus who can help answer your questions and update you on a variety of services and opportunities available to your student. Staff will be rotating in and out of one WebEx room, so you can log in once and stay for a while, or just join the particular time that interests you most!
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

  • 10:30-11 a.m.   Meet with staff from the Office of Student & Family Care
  • 11-11:30 a.m.   Meet with staff from the Office of International Student & Scholar Services
  • 11:30-12 p.m.   Meet with staff from the Office of Accessibility Services
  • 12-12:30 p.m.   Meet with staff from the Office of Financial Aid (FAFSA is right around the corner!)
  • 12:30-1 p.m.     Meet with staff from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • 1-1:30 p.m.       Meet with staff from the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement
  • 1:30-2 p.m.       Meet with staff from the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement

1-2 p.m. Meet staff from the Office of International Programs
Come to the International Programs virtual open house to ask questions about program plans for 2021 and beyond, and find how they are supporting global learning for students who can’t study abroad. The International Programs team are also happy to answer questions about finances, scholarships, program structure, academic credits, and more. Join their WebEx room for updates, or for individual appointments, please click here to set up a time that's best for you!
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

1:15 to 2 p.m. Join members of the Muslim Student Union for Friday Prayer
Location:
WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend

1:30-2:30 p.m. Athletics Chalk Talk
Join Rollins Athletics Director Pennie Parker and Coaches for updates on the NCAA athletic season. You’ll also hear about how the Athletic department is working with teams on conditioning programs and activities preparing student-athletes for success on the field and in the classroom!
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Crummer Graduate School of Business Info Session
Interested in learning more about our three MBA programs, or the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration? Join this session for an overview of Crummer programs including the 3/2 Accelerated Management Program, which allows students to earn a bachelor's degree and MBA in five years. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the Crummer admissions staff and hear more about our nationally-recognized graduate business programs.
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Hamilton Holt School Graduate Programs Info Session
The Hamilton Holt School offers a variety of graduate programs. Learn more for yourself or your student, about the master degree programs in: Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Human Resources; Public Health; Liberal Studies and Graduate Education Programs Teaching: Elementary Education ESOLL/Reading (K-6); Teaching: Education.
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. "R" Focus on Career & Life Planning
Rollins has made a commitment to developing a robust career and life planning program. The Center for Career & Life Planning is leading this initiative alongside campus partners to expand current services and programs that will integrate career planning resources into students’ overall Rollins experience. Our goals are to help students explore and clarify potential career pathways through experiential opportunities and to increase the professional marketability of our students. We hope you consider joining us for an interactive afternoon to learn more about what’s next on the horizon at Rollins!
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

 


4 p.m. Parents Council Virtual Happy Hour 

For more information on the Parents Council and information on this event, please contact Elise Schramm, Sr. Director of Regional Development and Parent Giving at eschramm@rollins.edu, 407-646-2414.

6:30 p.m. Family Shabbat hosted by Rollins Hillel
Rollins Hillel invites students and families to attend a virtual Shabbatt experience. All are welcome!
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

7  p.m. Cut To…A Rollins Improv Players (RIP) Show
Log on, relax, and laugh during this Family Weekend Friday tradition - the Rollins Improv Players (RIP) show. RIP is a theatrical improvisation student troupe that creates improvisational theatre that represents the dramatic and comedic aspects of student life and beyond!

Location: Facebook Live - details will be provided once registered for the weekend.

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Parent & Family Welcome with President Cornwell 
Spend part of your morning with President Cornwell and Provost Singer where they will share how the College is intentionally creating a nexus of mission-centered programs, residential experiences, and applied liberal arts learning to serve as a powerful gateway connecting Rollins students' passion and success. Provost Singer will also discuss how the College is responding to COVID-19 and share about the upcoming spring 2021 semester.
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

1 - 2 p.m. Student Life Panel Discussion with the Deans & Staff
Join Student and Academic Affairs deans and staff who will share helpful insights about academic courses, involvement, campus resources, and other useful tips and information.
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

2-3 p.m.   Rollins Gateway - the Liberal Arts In Action with Students, Faculty and Staff Collaborators!
Rollins Gateway is our signature approach to preparing students for meaningful lives and productive careers. Listen in to a panel of faculty, staff and students who'll share how Rollins Gateway combines the College's interdisciplinary curriculum with high-impact experiences outside of the classroom and an integrated mentorship model that empowers students to chart their own course to personal and professional success.    
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.                       

3-3:30 p.m. Video Tour and Live Discussion of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum Exhibit Storied Objects: Relics and Tales from the Thomas R. Baker Museum. After a devastating fire destroyed the original Rollins Museum in 1909, the College made a broad public appeal via letters, posters, and newspaper ads for donations of “museum quality” specimens (of any type), in hopes that the museum could eventually be reestablished. Individuals and institutions across the country responded generously, and by 1920 almost 10,000 objects of cultural, historical, and natural significance had been received. Watch a video of the exhibit's collection and then listen in to learn how two Rollins professors and their students uncovered this part of Rollins history and its relics!

*Prior to the conversation with faculty and students scheduled for 3:30 p.m., please view the video tour of the exhibit which will be linked from here.

3:30-4 p.m.  Special Live Discussion on Storied Objects: Relics and Tales of the Thomas R. Baker MuseumMeet the faculty curators Dr. Zackary I. Gilmore and Dr. Robert Vander Poppen and students in their classes who researched and curated this incredible exhibit!
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.  

8 - 9 p.m. Family Weekend Trivia Night 
Question: How do you find out who has all the answers in your family? Answer: Join the Family Weekend Trivia Night - a weekend tradition!
Stop in for a fun evening and challenge your Rollins, current event, and pop culture acumen! 
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

11 a.m. Knowles Chapel Service
Join Reverend Katrina Jenkins, Dean of Religious Life, for Sunday service at Rollins.
Location: WebEx details to be provided once registered for the weekend.



Family Weekend Video Series

We have a great series of special Family Weekend videos and tours for you to watch from the comfort of your own home, on your own time! Sit back and enjoy this informative video library!