Family Weekend 2019

Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th

Please join the Siena College Community for this year's Family Weekend celebration.

at this time, online registration for family weekend has closed.

families will still be able to purchase tickets to the on-campus events at the registration table on friday, 9/27 and Saturday, 9/28.

 

THE CAR SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED. CHECK BACK HERE FOR INFORMATION IN EARLY 2020.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

     

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Registration/Welcome

& Packet Pick-Up

Sarazen

Student

Union -

Atrium

Please pick up a schedule of events, your tickets (if applicable), and any t-shirts you may have purchased. Also, make sure all family members pick up their wrist bands so they can participate in the events throughout this weekend.

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Dinner (Off-Campus)

Various

Enjoy dinner with your student at an off-campus location (see "Local Restaurants" tab above for some of our favorites). Or, for a nominal fee please enjoy dinner in Lonnstrom Dining Hall (12.75 pp).

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

S'Mores and Music

Paddock

Relax after a day of travel - join us for S'Mores and music by the fire pit on the Paddock.

8:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Breyo Observatory Viewing

Roger Bacon

The Physics & Astronomy Department is pleased to offer viewings of the Breyo Observatory prior to informational sessions offered Saturday. Enjoy this time to view the stars in a way you've never seen before! Access to the Observatory is first come, first serve.

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Piazza is Open

Piazza

Siblings staying on campus - grab a late-night bite at Piazza using a student guess pass, or pay at the door!


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

     

7:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast with AVI: $7.75pp at door

Lonnstrom Dining Hall

For a nominal fee please enjoy breakfast in our dining hall, or swing by Casey’s for a cup of coffee.

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Check-in/ Welcome & Packet Pick-Up

Sarazen Student Union- Atrium

Please pick up a schedule of events, your tickets (if applicable), and any t-shirts you may have purchased. Also, make sure all family members pick up their wrist bands so they can participate in the events throughout this weekend.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Club Field Hockey Game vs. UAlbany

Siena Turf Field

Come cheer on our Club Field Hockey team as they take on UAlbany!

10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Men's Club Baseball Double Header vs. Clarkson

Devil Cats Stadium, Troy NY

Come cheer on our Men's Club Baseball team as they take on Clarkson in this double header!

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Talk with the President & Continental Breakfast

Sarazen Student Union, Room 240

Join the Interim President of Siena College, Dr. Margaret Madden, who will share a few words on the mission and vision of the college. Continental breakfast to follow.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lunch with AVI: $9.75pp at door

Lonnstrom Dining Hall

For a nominal fee please enjoy lunch in our dining hall.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"Under the Sea" Carnival & Food Trucks

Academic Quad (Rain: Marcelle Athletic Complex)

Join us for our annual Carnival! This year's theme is "Under the Sea." We will have a mechanical shark and mechanical surfboard experience, photo booth, hippo chow down, obstacle course, wrecking balls, and gel-scapes. to make! We will also be offering Michele's Charcoal Pit, Pies on Wheels pizza, and O'Pablo's food trucks (all included with registration fee; first come, first serve!).

12:30  – 3:30 p.m.

OFF-CAMPUS Trip: VIA Aquarium

VIA Aquarium, Schenectady, NY

Join our staff for a fun trip to the VIA Aquarium in Schenectady! See a wide variety of fish and aquatic wildlife, and feel sting-rays and Koi fish in the touch tanks! Transportation provided: meet in front of Siena Hall at 12:15 p.m. for prompt departure.

($8 for adults, $6 for children 15 and under). Space is limited: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

OFF-CAMPUS Trip: Minne Ha Ha Boat Cruise

Lake George, NY

Join our staff for a narrated boat cruise around Lake George on the Minne Ha Ha! Experience the beauty of the Adirondack mountains in the fall, and learn more about the "Queen of American Lakes"! Transportation provided: meet in front of Siena Hall at 12:15 p.m. for prompt departure.

($15 per person). Space is limited: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

1:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. St. Peter's

Siena Field

Come cheer on our Women's Soccer team as they take on St. Peter's University!

1:00 p.m.

Men's Club Rugby Game vs. Union

Siena Rugby Pitch

Come cheer on our Men's Club Rugby team as they take on Union!

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Interest Session - Breyo Observatory

Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall

Join us for an informational session about the Breyo Observatory: the largest telescope in the Capital Region and the fourth largest in New York State! Our knowledgeable professors will explain the science behind the telescope and will allow small groups to see the telescope up close. To view the stars, please attend the Friday viewing.

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Interest Session - Breyo Observatory

Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall

Join us for an information session about the Beryo Observatory: the largest telescope in the Capital Region and the fourth largest in New York State! Our knowledgeable professors will explain the science behind the telescope and will allow small groups to see the telescope up close. To view the stars, please attend the Friday viewing.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Play: Yours, for the Oppressed

Roger Bacon Lawn Rain: Foy Theatre

Hosted by the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York, Siena College Creative Arts Department, and the Underground Railroad History Project, and written by Siena College students, Yours, for the Oppressed is the story of the abolition movement in New York from an oft-neglected perspective: that of black abolitionists. The production enables audiences to consider the lives of African Americans of the era, born free or enslaved, the hardships they faces, the decisions they made, and the risks they took.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel Patio

St. Francis delighted in God’s presence wherever he found it, even in the least of God’s creatures. In remembrance of Francis’ love for all creation, bring your pet dog, cat, hamster, parrot, elephant or giraffe to our annual feast day blessing of the animals.

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Explore the Capital Region

Albany Area

Feel free to use this time to explore the area around Siena on your own with your student and family. In your packets we have provided suggestions of great local attractions.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Men's Club Soccer Game vs. Keene State

Siena Turf Field

Come cheer on the Men's Club Soccer team as they take on Keene State!

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Speed Painter: Tom Verano

Sarazen Student Union, 240

Speed Painter Tom Verano has been delighting families at Siena College with his ability to quickly paint portraits of a variety of famous celebrities. Perhaps you have seen some of his previous work scattered throughout the Sarazen Student Union. Tom is back to entertain our Siena families; come see who he will be painting this year!

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

Family Weekend Mass

Library Lawn (under tent)

In keeping with our Franciscan and Catholic tradition, the celebration of the Eucharist is an integral part of our Family Weekend activities. All are welcome.

5:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy Dinner at a Local Restaurant

Local Community

Dine at one of the many local restaurants near campus. There is a list of restaurants on our website as well as the option to dine at Lonnstrom Dining Hall on-campus ($12.75pp)

6:00 p.m.

Siena Men's Hockey Game vs. U.S. Military Academy

Albany County Hockey Facility

Come cheer on our hockey team as they challenge the U.S. Military Academy! Transportation (optional) to this game will be provided departing from the Siena Hall parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Lawn Games

Academic Quad

Join us for lawn games and light refreshments before the Fireworks show!

8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Fireworks!

Siena Campus

Fireworks will light up the Siena campus in celebration of Family Weekend.

9:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Siena Night Life Event: Bingo & Desserts

Marcelle Athletic Complex (MAC)

Siena students love Bingo nights! Come experience the fun for yourself, with plenty of family-friendly prizes up for grabs. Refreshments will be available.

10:30 p.m.

Sibling Social Time

Casey’s or Piazza

Hang out with your siblings and grab some food in Casey’s or Piazza with a guest meal swipe or pay at the door.


SUNDAY, 

SEPTEMBER 29

     

7:30  – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast with AVI: $7.75pp at door

Lonnstrom Dining Hall

For a nominal fee please enjoy breakfast in our dining hall, or swing by Casey’s for a cup of coffee.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Crafts and Photographs

Sarazen Student Union 240

Join us for a variety of entertaining activities in the SSU! Pumpkin painting (with Siena-themed stencils) and make-your-own Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate will be offered.

 

Families will also have the opportunity to sit for professional family portraits. Portraits will be offered on a first come. first served basis. Families will receive one digital copy of their portrait. Registration is required at the door.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mass

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel

Join us in our celebration of the Eucharist. All are welcome.

11:00 a.m.

Men's Club Baseball Game vs. Clarkson

Devil Cats Stadium, Troy, NY

Come cheer on the Men's Club Baseball team as they take on Clarkson!

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Grab-and-Go Lunch

TBD

We know Sunday is a big travel day for families, so we have worked with AVI to provide a lunch for you all before you get on the road!

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Lawn Games

Academic Quad

Join us for a fun, relaxed afternoon of lawn games before heading home.

12:00 p.m.

Men's Club Hockey Game vs. U.S. Military Academy

Albany County Hockey Facility

Come cheer on our Men's Ice Hockey Team as they take on the U.S. Military Academy!

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Play: Yours, for the Oppressed

Roger Bacon Lawn

Rain: Foy Theatre

Hosted by the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York, Siena College Creative Artis Departments, and the Underground Railroad History Project, and written by Siena College students, Yours, for the Oppressed is the story of the abolition movement in New York from an oft-neglected perspective: that of black abolitionists. The production enables audiences to consider the lives of African Americans of the era, born free or enslaved, the hardships they faces, the decisions they made, and the risks they took.