Student Events Board Family Weekend 2022

FRIDAY September 30, 2022 - SUNDAY October 2, 2022

Please join the Siena College community for this year’s Family Weekend Celebration!

REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND HERE!

 

Family Weekend 2022 T Shirts are SOLD OUT for our presale! Those who purchased shirts can pick them up at Registration. 

We will have a small quantity available for sale in person at the Registration table on Saturday October 1st.

 

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

 

Schedule of Events

 

 

FRIDAY September 30, 2022

5:00pm - 7:00pm | Registration - SSU 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.

5:00pm | Dinner - Enjoy at a Local Restaurant or Lonnstrom Dining Hall

  • Enjoy dinner with your student at an off-campus location or dine in Lonnstrom Dining Hall for a nominal fee.  Lonnstrom will be open for dinner from 3:45pm - 7:30pm. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm | SEB’s 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.

8:00pm | Men’s Hockey vs United States Military Academy - Albany County Hockey Facility: 830 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

8:00pm - 10:00pm | Observatory Viewing - Breyo Observatory

  • Siena students and faculty can study the heavens in the College’s Breyo Observatory, which boasts the largest telescope in New York’s Capital Region. There is limited capacity on the observation deck, first come first served with the possibility of a wait between sessions.

Open until 10:30pm | Casey's (located in SSU)

  • Grab a late-night bite!

SATURDAY October 1, 2022

7:30am - 10:45am | Breakfast - Lonnstrom

  • For a nominal fee please enjoy breakfast in our dining hall!

8:00am - 12:00pm | Registration - Nigro Plaza (Rain: SSU 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.

9:00am - 10:00am | Coffee and Conversations with Siena College President, Dr. Gibson - SSU 240/243

  • Join Dr. Chris Gibson, President of Siena College, who will share a few words on the mission and vision of the college. Followed by a continental breakfast. 
  • (Separate registration required to ensure accurate attendance).

10:00am - 3:00pm | Campus Tours

  • Join our tour guides for an exploration of the many “habitats” of Siena College. Tours depart on the hour, first come, first served.

11:00am | Donuts & Cider by Siena Fresh - Lonnstrom Landing

  • Free for students & families while supplies last! 

11:00am - 2:00pm | SEB’s Carnival & Food Trucks - Academic Quad (Rain: MAC)

  • Join us for our annual Family Weekend Carnival. We will have a giant obstacle course, a trackless train providing rides around the quad, in addition to several food trucks each hour (all included with registration fee; first come, first serve!).

11:00am - 3:00pm | Featured Off-Campus Excursions

  •  New York State Museum 11am - 1pm
    • Take a trip to The New York State Museum which serves the lifelong educational needs of New Yorkers and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, scholarship, programs, media and publications in science, history, anthropology, and art. The Museum explores and expresses New York State’s significant natural and cultural diversity, past and present. Transportation is provided to and from the event.
    • ($5 per person). Space is limited: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
  • Bowman Orchards Farm Visit & Apple Picking 11am - 2pm - SOLD OUT
    • Join our staff for apple picking and favorite fall activities at Bowman’s Orchards in Clifton Park! Suitable for all ages, this is truly fun for the whole family. Your ticket includes access to the corn maze, the apple cannon, the hayride, pony ride, and fruit train! Transportation provided: meet in front of Siena's Chapel at 11:00 a.m. for prompt departure. All purchases (including apples) are at additional cost to families.
    • ($15 per person). Space is limited: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
  • Lake George Boat Cruise on the Minne-Ha-Ha 12:00pm - 4pm - SOLD OUT
    • Join our staff for a boat cruise aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha on Lake George, NY! Enjoy beautiful views of the Adirondack Mountains and see stately homes along the water’s edge. This one hour trip is fun for all ages! Transportation provided: meet in front of Siena's Chapel at 12:00 p.m. for prompt departure.
    • ($20 per person). Space is limited: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

11:00am - 3:30pm | Men’s Club Baseball vs Syracuse Double Header - Christian Brothers Academy, 12 Airline Dr, Albany, NY

11:15am - 2:00pm | Brunch - Lonnstrom

Discounted price for family/friends at $10.00 per person. Children 8 and under are free!

  • Mimosa Mocktail Bar | Siena Fresh invites you to toast to the success of the class of 2026!
  • Saints Pancakes Made To Order! Choice of mix ins and toppings
  • & a wide variety of breakfast and lunch foods available!

1:00pm | Men’s Rugby vs Oswego - Siena Rugby Pitch

2:00pm - 4:00pm | SEB’s Creation Station - Nigro Plaza

  • Join SEB for some crafts on the quad! We will have various swag to tie dye and more! 

2:00pm | Men’s Soccer vs Manhattan - Hickey Field

  • Enjoy the afternoon watching Men’s Soccer compete against Manhattan on Hickey Field! 

3:00pm - 4:00pm | 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.

4:30pm - 5:30pm | Family Weekend Outdoor Mass - Library Lawn

  • 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.

5:00pm | Dinner Enjoy at a Local Restaurant

  • 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 for a nominal fee.

8:30pm | Fireworks - Academic Quad 

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

9:00pm - 10:30pm | Siena Night Life (SNL) Bingo - MAC - SOLD OUT

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

Open until 10:30pm | Casey's (located in SSU)

  • Grab a late-night bite!

SUNDAY October 2, 2022

7:30am - 10:45am | Breakfast - Lonnstrom

  • For a nominal fee please enjoy breakfast in our dining hall, or swing by Starbucks (open at 9:30am) for a cup of coffee.

11:00am - 12:00pm | Mass - St. Mary of the Angels Chapel

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

 

DINING

Hours of Operations

Lonnstrom Dining Hall

Breakfast 7:30 am - 10:45 am  

Brunch 11:15 am - 2:00 pm 

Dinner 3:45 pm - 7:30 pm

 

Starbucks 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Casey's 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

 

Massry Food Court 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Bernie's C-Store 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Questions? Contact us!

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