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WildCat Weekend

WildCat Weekend - Family Weekend and Homecoming and Leadership Council

September 21-23, 2018

It was a wonderful weekend at Randolph as we celebrated Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Leadership Council. This massive, combined series of events was attended by alumnae and alumni, current students, prospective students and their families, faculty and staff, and friends of the College.

Events included networking events, musical performances, academic presentations, athletic events, a Homecoming tailgate, tours of the Maier Museum of Art, stargazing at the Winfree Observatory, a dance party, and much more.

See photos from WildCat Weekend here: http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2018/09/photo-gallery-wildcat-weekend/

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Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 21

9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association Board Meeting, Student Center 3rd Floor, Quillian Conference Room (Private Event)

2:30–5:00 p.m., Silent Auction to Support the Class of 2019’s Senior Dinner Dance, Main Hall

2:30–5:00 p.m., Welcome Center, Main Hall Lobby

4:00–4:30 p.m., A Cappella Concert, Student Center 1st Floor, Hampson Commons

4:30–5:00 p.m., Torch Relay Race, From RAD Center to The Maier
This race, run by students in the Sport and Spectacle class, is a recreation of the race once run by teams of Athenian citizens during the Panathenaic Festival.

4:30–5:30 p.m., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association Board Reception, Student Center 3rd Floor, Klein Board Room (Private Event)

5:00–5:30 p.m., Skeller Sing, Student Center 1st Floor, Hampson Commons

5:00–7:45 p.m., College Community Cookout, Bell Quad
Don’t miss this cookout with students, families, and College alumnae and alumni. Enjoy food, a variety of beverages (cash bar), and music while sharing stories to remember! Dinner is available for purchase for families, alumnae and alumni, guests, faculty, and staff. Live music and RandolphConnect activity begin at 5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m., Volleyball vs. Ferrum College, RAD Center

8:00–9:00 p.m., Twilight Tour: A “Then and Now” Walk Through Campus, Meet in Main Hall Lobby

9:00–10:30 p.m., Star Party, Winfree Observatory

Saturday, September 22

8:45–10:15 a.m., Shuttle Loop Service to Downtown Lynchburg Hotels and Campus, Main Hall Porch

9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Parents Council Meeting, Student Center 3rd Floor, Klein Board Room (RSVP required)

9:00–9:45 a.m. Leadership Council Breakfast, Student Center 1st Floor, Skeller Dining Room (Private Event)

9:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Welcome Center, Main Hall Lobby

9:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Silent Auction to Support the Class of 2019’s Senior Dinner Dance, Main Hall

10:00–10:30 a.m., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association Membership Meeting, Student Center 3rd Floor, Nichols Theatre (Private Event)

10:45–11:45 a.m., College Update from President Bateman, Student Center 3rd Floor, Nichols Theatre

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Brunch, Cheatham Dining Hall (for purchase)

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:

  • Student Research, Educational Opportunities, and Creativity Showcase, Caldwell Commons, Alcove Conference Room, Cheatham Foyer
    Take a stroll through Caldwell Commons to see posters and presentations of student research and other collaborative research that current students have conducted with Randolph College faculty. The Career Development Center will be on hand to help you connect today’s experiences with tomorrow’s opportunities. Study Abroad will also be available to share all the different options available to Randolph College students.
  • Lunch and Learn with Faculty, Cheatham Dining Hall
    Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Carl Girelli, invites you to enjoy brunch (available for purchase), while taking the opportunity to meet with a faculty member from each academic department and program.
  • Spiritual Life Open House, Cheatham Dining Hall
    Stop by Cheatham Dining Hall and meet College Chaplain Rev. Jennifer Vestal Moore and learn more about spiritual life opportunities available to students on campus and in the Lynchburg community. At 12:45 p.m., following the open house, Chaplain Moore will offer a tour of Houston Memorial Chapel, starting on the Bell Quad side of the dining hall.

12:00 – 2:30 p.m. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association Board Meeting, Student Center 3rd Floor, Quillian Conference Room (Private Event)

1:00–3:00 p.m., Softball Home Run Derby, Softball Field
Buy a chance to swing for the fence and support your softball team. All are welcome! Winner announced at half-time of the women’s soccer game.

2:00–3:00 p.m., Behind-the Scenes Art Tour, Maier Museum of Art
Join a 30-minute group tour of the museum beginning at 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

2:30–3:30 p.m., Physics Phun for the Phamily, Psychology Building, Room 101
Dr. Peter Sheldon will discuss and demonstrate why cats land on their feet and other related things you might have wondered about.

2:30–8:45 p.m., Shuttle Loop Available from Main Hall to and from Maier Museum of Art/Homecoming Tailgate/Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

2:30–8:30 p.m., Homecoming Tailgate, Maier Museum Parking Lot
Join alumnae and alumni, students, families, and friends for an afternoon of fun. The Homecoming Tailgate includes food trucks, a beer garden featuring WildCat punch, a corn hole tournament, all overlooking our beautiful WildCat Stadium.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. New Academic Initiatives and Opportunities, Student Center 3rd Floor, Nichols Theatre
Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, will share information about the exciting new academic programs offered at the College. These new programs include a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing through a low residency program, a Museum and Heritage Studies Major, Summer Research Program, online courses ranging in topics from communication studies to physics, and a Common Experience Program for first-year students.

3:00 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. University of Lynchburg, WildCat Stadium

4:00–5:00 p.m., Music Department Showcase, Presser Hall, Wimberly Recital Hall

5:00–6:00 p.m., Parents Council Reception, Maier Museum of Art (Private Event)

5:00–7:00 p.m., Dinner, Cheatham Dining Hall (for purchase)

6:30 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Roanoke College, WildCat Stadium

8:45–11:30 p.m., Shuttle Loop Service to Downtown Lynchburg Hotels and Campus, Main Hall Porch

9:00–11:00 p.m., DJ Dance Party, Michels Plaza (Rain site: Hampson Commons)
Come join the fun with students, families, and College alumnae and alumni as we dance the night away! Enjoy a variety of beverages (cash bar), snacks, and music while showing off some of your best dance moves. Sponsored by the Macon Activities Council (MAC) and Student Government (SG)

Sunday, September 23

11:00 a.m. –1:30 p.m., Farewell Brunch, Cheatham Dining Hall (for purchase)

12:00–1:00 p.m., 2018 Greek Play Open Rehearsal: Euripides’ Medea, The Dell (Rain Site: Houston Memorial Chapel)

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