Schedule of Events


2019 Family Weekend
Registration & Schedule of Events 

 

Friday, October 4, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Family Welcome and Registration Center
Mather Hall Lobby
Make this your first​ stop! Check in and pick up a final schedule of events and Trinity hat.

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. WGRAC Then and Now: 1970s to Present
Mather Hall, Mather Hall Second Floor
WGRAC Then & Now: 1970s to Present leads viewers through a visual journey of the Women and Gender Resource Action Center’s herstory from the 1970s to the present.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Student Project Poster Display
Washington Room, Mather Hall Second Floor
Please stop by the Washington Room in Mather Hall to see an exhibit of student project posters on display. CLICK HERE​ to see the list of project posters.

8:30 a.m. – 3:55 p.m. Return to the Classroom
Various Campus Locations
Sit in on an academic class.  Pick up a list of open classes at the registration table in Mather Hall, or CLICK HERE to view online.

TBD - Multiple Sessions

Admissions Group Information Session
Admissions and Career Development Center

​TBD - Multiple Sessions Campus Tour
Admissions and Career Development Center
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.​
Jamu'ah Prayers
Summit Suites South - Muslim Prayer Room 100

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.​​ Trinity College Official Class Ring Available for Purchase
Mather Hall, Lobby​​

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Academic Open House
Hamlin Hall
Parents and families can meet and chat with faculty members from a large group of majors and programs .​  Majors and programs  that will be represented at Academic Open House are listed below; please CLICK HERE​ for the detailed list including departmental links. 

  • Aetna Quantitative Center
  • Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Human Rights 
  • Language and Culture Studies
  • Mathematics 
  • Neuroscience
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy and Law
  • Sociology
  • Studio Arts
  • Theater and Dance

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blessing of the Animals
Exterior Space, Chapel South Cloister

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Career Connections
Admissions and Career Development Center, Career Development Lobby
Students can network with alumni and parent volunteers in their fields of interest. Parents are invited to stop in to obtain information about the Career Development Center (CDC) and to meet the staff.

​5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Family Weekend Long Walk Societies Reception (by invitation only) 
Admissions and Career Development Center, Grand Room
A reception to express appreciation to members of the Long Walk Societies, featuring a performance by the Trinity Pipes. For more information about the​ Long Walk Societies, please contact Kerry Smith at kerry.smith@trincoll.edu.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Shabbat Services and Dinner
Zachs Hillel House, Dining Room and Multipurpose Room
To RSVP, please email Lisa Kassow at lisa.kassow@trincoll.edu 

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Fun Night for All
Vernon Social, Café Lounge & Stage Area
Come join students, families and friends for a fun night of activities including a photobooth, spin art Frisbees, candy art and make your own street signs, presented by S.A.I.L. (Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.​
Volleyball vs. Middlebury College
Ferris Athletic Center, Ray Oosting Gymnasium
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.​
Maiden
Clement Chemistry Building, Cinestudio
If the indicator on your grrrlpower engine is pointing towards empty, it’s time for a re-up, by seeing what fierce real women can do! In 1989, young women, captained by Tracy Edwards, were the first female crew to yacht in the highly competitive and dangerous Whitbread Round the World race. Facing down blatant misogyny and mockery in the press, the 13 women set off from Spain for a 33,000-mile journey. It feels as if you are with them all the way; watching actual footage, newly shot material, and commentary by the women ranging from anger to pride. Tracy Edwards received the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy, but even better were the cheering crowds when they made landfall in Uruguay.

“It was only during the process of doing Maiden that I realized, yes I do have to fight.” Tracy Edwards.

“But even at its most visceral and exciting, it’s the emotion at the story’s core, and the higher principles at work, that make it transcendent.” ~ Ann Hornaday Washington Post

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Family Welcome and Registration Center
Mather Hall Lobby
Make this your f​​irst stop! Check in and pick up a final schedule of events and Trinity hat.


8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. WGRAC Then and Now: 1970s to Present
Mather Hall, Mather Hall Second Floor
WGRAC Then & Now: 1970s to Present leads viewers through a visual journey of the Women and Gender Resource Action Center’s herstory from the 1970s to the present.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Student Project Poster Display
Washington Room, Mather Hall Second Floor
Please stop by the Washington Room in Mather Hall to see an exhibit of student project posters on display. CLICK HERE​ to see the list of project posters.

​8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parent Directors Fall Meeting (by invitation only)
Smith House, Reese Room
An informational breakfast meeting for leadership parent donors. Parent Directors hear from a combination of senior staff, faculty, and students. In addition, the morning provides an opportunity for parent and family leadership supporters to network with each other.

TBD - Multiple Sessions Admissions Group Information Session
Admissions and Career Development Center

TBD - Multiple Sessions Campus Tour
Admissions and Career Development Center

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. A Conversation with Roberta Rogers, Director of Student Success
Mather Hall, Washington Room
College is a series of transitions: adjusting to college, major and career exploration, the shift from college to career.  Join Roberta Rogers for an interactive session designed for parents who want to understand how to best support their students as they navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s college experience.
Beverages and refreshments will be available at this event.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Discussion on Campus Culture
Mather Hall, Washington Room
Join Martha Burke O'Brien, Director of the Health Center, Pamela Mulready, AOD Specialist, and Geralyn Gherard, Health Education Specialist, who work with students in the area of health and wellness for a discussion on campus culture and the Bantams in Balance wellness program.
Beverages and refreshments will be available at this event.

11:30 a.m. – 3rd Quarter Hospitality Tent
North End of Jessee/Miller Field

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12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Applefest
Gates Quad, Cave Patio
Dip your own candied apples, enjoy hot apple cider, apple fritters, and more!​​​​

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.​​ Trinity College Official Class Ring Available for Purchase
Mather Hall, Lobby​​

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.​​ Trinity College Official Class Ring Available for Purchase
Jessee/Miller Football Field​​

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. Amherst College
Ferris Athletic Center, Ray Oosting Gymnasium

1:00 p.m. Football vs. Hamilton College
Athletic Fields, Jessee/Miller Field

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.​
Maiden
Clement Chemistry Building, Cinestudio

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Family Weekend Reception
Gates Quad, Cave Patio
Join President Berger-Sweeney and College Administrators for a reception after the football game. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A Capella and Improv Festival
Gates Quad, Cave Patio
A Cappella and Improv Festival featuring a cappella groups The Accidentals, The Pipes, The Quirks, and the Trinitones, as well as the student improv group The Moveable Joints

7:00 p.m. Hartford Athletic vs. Swope Park Rangers
Dillon Statium, 250 Huyshope Avenue Hartford, CT
Join the Trinity Club of Hartford for a fun night with Hartford's new professional soccer team at the renovated Dillon Stadium!  Click HERE​​ for more information.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.​
Maiden
Clement Chemistry Building, Cinestudio

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. "Banto Bingo"
Vernon Social
Join students for this Family Weekend Edition of the popular game!  Presented by S.A.I.L.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

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8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Men's Rowing Head of the Riverfront
Away, Head of the Riverfront (East Hartford)

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. WGRAC Then and Now: 1970s to Present
Mather Hall, Mather Hall Second Floor
WGRAC Then & Now: 1970s to Present leads viewers through a visual journey of the Women and Gender Resource Action Center’s herstory from the 1970s to the present.

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Women's Rowing Head of the Riverfront
Away, Head of the Riverfront (East Hartford)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.​
Service of Holy Communion
Chapel, Main Chapel

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.​
Nashville
Clement Chemistry Building, Cinestudio
Don’t miss the chance to see the late great Robert Altman’s amazing ensemble piece, in a brand new 4K Ultra HD restoration at Cinestudio! Shot during in the middle of Nixon’s Watergate hearings and resignation, Nashville is a masterpiece that brings together politics, music, sly cultural satire, and personal journeys of tenderness and loss. Set in the shiny ‘New South’ in the run-up to a Presidential primary, it weaves together some 25 characters en route to a political rally in the epicenter of country music. Some of the most memorable characters are Ronee Blakely as a fragile country star, Lily Tomlin as a woman raising two deaf sons, Keith Carradine as a seductive musician, and Ned Beatty as a slick political operative.

“We’re all in this together. That’s the message I get at the end of Nashville, and it has never failed to move me.” Roger Ebert, from Great Movies.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.​
Roman Catholic Mass
Chapel, Friendship Chapel

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.​
Nashville
Clement Chemistry Building, Cinestudio

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