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.  Some events subject to change.

9 a.m. Men's and Women's Golf Invitational. Wine Valley Golf Club.

10 a.m. Art Tours: Join a student-guided tour of works in Whitman's campus art collection. Tours start at the entrance to the Sheehan Gallery in Olin Hall. 

2 p.m. Harper Joy Theatre presents Big Love by Charles Mee and directed by Christopher Petit. Big Love retells Aeschylus's The Suppliants, setting the play in a villa in modern day Italy, where fifty brides have fled to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the play explores issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence. Tickets (available October 3): $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.

3 p.m. Art Tours: Join a student-guided tour of works in Whitman's campus art collection. Tours start at the entrance to the Sheehan Gallery in Olin Hall. 

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.

• 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.

• 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.”