Schedule of Events for Sunday, October 26, 2014

All Family Weekend events and activities are completely optional. There are no required events. The most important thing to do is spend some quality time with your student.

8-11 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Prentiss Dining Hall. Family members are invited to enjoy their student’s dining experience. Hot food is not served until brunch ($5 per person and free for children 5 and under).

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Farmers Market Featuring late-season produce, Walla Walla gifts, and musical entertainment. Corner of 4th and Main.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Brunch in Prentiss Dining Hall. Family members are invited to enjoy their student’s dining experience. ($11 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under).

2 p.m. Harper Joy Theatre presents Top Girls by Caryl Churchill. An intrepid Victorian adventuress, a Japanese Emperor’s mistress, Pope Joan, and a Flemish avenger are the honored guests at Marlene’s celebration of her promotion to the head of a London employment agency. Caryl Churchill’s seminal play considers the sacrifices and compromises that come with rising to the top. Tickets (available October 13): $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors (60+) and free for Whitman students with their student IDs. To make reservations, call the Box Office at (509) 527-5180. For more information, visit www.whitman.edu/hjt

 ** indicates activities that are very interactive and designed for siblings and other young (or young at heart) visitors.

Here are a few suggestions for other activities that you can do with your student throughout the weekend:

• Meet your student’s roommate(s), housemate(s), or best friend(s).

• Take a tour of the residence hall, interest house, fraternity, sorority, house or apartment where your student lives.

• Walk to Pioneer Park and visit the aviary.

• Ask your student to give you a custom tour of her or his favorite places on campus.

• Visit the Welty Student Health Center and have your student get a flu shot. The cost of the shot is $25.

• Visit the Stevens Gallery in the Reid Campus Center and the Sheehan Gallery in Olin Hall.

• Take a sculpture and public art tour of campus. Self-guided tour brochures are available at the sign-in table (Reid Campus Center).

• Work out with your student at the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center.

• Borrow a bike from your student’s roommate or from Allegro Cyclery downtown and ride with your student up the Mill Creek trail to Rooks Park.

• Take a walk around Bennington Lake (the local reservoir).

• Go out for a milkshake at the Ice-Burg Drive-In or create your own frozen yogurt treat at Blue Palm.

• Ask your student to take you “pinging.”