Lawrence’s Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Friday, October 13
7 a.m.–7 p.m. Open RecreationBuchanan Kiewit Wellness Center
8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Families/alumni attend classes with students

Visits with faculty by appointment
(students should schedule individual appointments for their parents in advance)

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wriston Art Center galleries open, Wriston Art Center
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. LunchWarch Campus Center
11:10 a.m. Freshman Studies LectureStansbury Theatre, Music-Drama Center
Benjamin Tilghman will lecture on Peter Bruegel’s “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus” 
6 p.m. Intercollegiate Athletics Viking Hall of Fame Dinner, Warch Campus Center
To purchase a ticket to the Hall of Fame Dinner for $25, contact the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement at 920-832-7019.
8 p.m. Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Memorial Chapel
10 p.m. Kenneth “Xclusive” Paryo, Warch Campus Center

Kenneth Paryo, aka Xclusive, was raised by songwriters. He was first introduced to music through the classical piano but soon took a keen interest in dance having perfected his own form of freestyle by age 17. This multi-talented and multi-dimensional performer utilizes physicality, inventive artistry, and pop culture to FLAT OUT entertain an audience. 


Saturday, October 14
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Student research project posters available for viewing, Gallery -3rd Floor, Warch Campus Center
8:30–10 a.m. Complimentary continental breakfast, Esch/Hurvis, Warch Campus Center
9–9:30 a.m. Remarks by President Mark Burstein followed by Q&A session, Esch/Hurvis, Warch Campus Center
9 a.m.–Noon Admissions Office open, Alice G. Chapman Hall
Interviews for prospective students must be scheduled in advance by calling
10–10:50 a.m. Mini-courses taught by faculty and staff
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. All-Campus Fall Festival Harvest LuncheonAndrew Commons, Warch Campus Center
Students may wish to use meal swipes to pay for family members’ meals.
Noon–4 p.m. Wriston Art Center galleries open, Wriston Art Center
1 p.m. Hall of Fame game: Vikings football vs. Macalester, Banta Bowl
1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs Cornell College, Soccer field by Alexander Gym
3:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs Cornell College, Soccer field by Alexander Gym
Evening Dinner on your own
8 p.m. Lawrence University Conservatory presents "Kaleidoscope," Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Tickets can be purchased at the Lawrence and Fox Cities PAC box offices. 
10 p.m. Comedian Pete Lee, Warch Campus Center
Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent.  Thanks to his highly rated Comedy Central Presents special, Pete has packed venues at more than 500 colleges. 
Sunday, October 15
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. BrunchWarch Campus Center
Noon–4 p.m. Wriston Art Center galleries open, Wriston Art Center
1 p.m.

Open recreationBuchanan Kiewit Wellness Center

1 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs GrinnellBanta Bowl

3:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs GrinnellBanta Bowl


Saturday, October 14
10 a.m. Alumnae Softball Game, Whiting Field
11 a.m.

Blue & White Alumni Swim Meet, Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center


Mini-courses will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 14, during Fall Festival. The list of courses can be found here (pdf).

Other Things to Know

Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center
All guests attending Fall Festival are eligible to use the facilities in the center; simply identify yourself as our guest.  The facility offers a cardiovascular exercise room and a weight room featuring Life Fitness equipment, racquetball courts, a gymnasium with an elevated, four-lane jogging track, and Olympic-size swimming pool.

Andrew Commons
Warch Campus Center

Friday Breakfast 7:30 – 10 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner 5 – 7:45 p.m.
Saturday &
Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Kate’s Corner Store (C-Store)
Warch Campus Center
Friday 8 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday 4 p.m. – Midnight
Sunday 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Kaplan’s Café and Coffee Shop
Warch Campus Center
Friday 7:30am – midnight
Saturday 8:30am – midnight

Sunday 8:30am – midnight

Information Desk
Warch Campus Center
Daily 24 hours a day
Located in the Warch Campus Center

Lawrence Apparel & Gifts
Warch Campus Center
Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday   8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday   9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Seeley G. Mudd Library
Friday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Unless otherwise indicated, meals are “pay as you go.” 

There is a charge for some athletic events.

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