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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI hosts Family Weekend Nov. 6­8

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 15, 1998 -- The University of Rhode Island's Kingston Campus will be bursting with excitement the first weekend in November as thousands flock to Kingston for the annual Family Weekend, Nov. 6­8.

The Office of Student Involvement and Experiential Learning has scheduled a variety of entertaining and educational activities for URI students and their families.

Some of the highlights include the opportunity for families to attend classes with their student, and a College Dean's reception on Friday. On Saturday, Convocation and The Main Event will spotlight the 50th Birthday of the College of Arts and Sciences. Then it's lunch outside Keaney Gym, an exciting football game against the UMASS Minutemen, a post-game reception, the first annual URI Film and Video Festival, and more. The weekend concludes with the President's Brunch on Sunday.

Families may choose to attend all of the events, or just a few. This year, there are two registration options: Option A is the all-inclusive "Bargain Button Package" that provides guaranteed admission to three days of Family Weekend events. Option B provides admission only to the President's Sunday Brunch. Cost for the Bargain Button Package is $25 per person ($15 for those under 12 and over 65). For the Sunday Brunch, cost is $15 per person. Football game tickets, which are $10 for adults, $5 children under 12 or adults over 65, and free for URI Students with ID, may be ordered separately.

Tickets also are available for the URI Parents Fund Tuition Scholarship Raffle. For an investment of only $5 you could win a $2,500 tuition scholarship for your URI student or a $250 credit for your student at the Memorial Union Bookstore. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the URI Parents Fund Scholarship Endowment. The winner of the bookstore raffle will be announced at the football game on Saturday, and the tuition raffle winner will be announced at Sunday Brunch.

For a detailed schedule of all events and registration materials, please contact the Student Activities Office at 401-874-2726. For disability assistance, please call 401-874-2098 (TDD/Voice) 72 hours in advance.

1998 Family Weekend Highlights

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8 am­5 pm: Follow your student to class.

8:30 am­4:30 pm: Open House, International Education, National Student Exchange and University Year for Action Internship programs. Taft Hall

Noon­8 pm: Registration and button pick-up. Memorial Union Main Lounge.

2­5 pm: Coffee and cookies at the 193 Degrees Coffeehouse. Memorial Union.

5­6:30 pm: Dinner with your student.

7 pm: University College Dean's Reception and Concert. Multicultural Center. Reception followed by Joe Parillo Ensemble concert.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

8 am­4 pm: Registration and button pick-up. Memorial Union Main Lounge, or from 8­11 am in the Fine Arts Center Theatre Lobby.

9­9:45 am: Continental Breakfast, Will Theatre Lobby, Fine Arts Center.

9:45­10:15 am: Convocation. Will Theatre, Fine Arts Center.

10:15 am­11 am: The Main Event. Tour Will Theatre backstage, visit the art galleries, and tour the Fine Arts Computer Lab.

11 am­noon: Gymnastics Exhibition and Mackal Field House Tours.

11 am­12:30 pm: Barbecue lunch. In front of Keaney Gym.

Noon­3 pm: URI v. UMASS Football Game. Meade Stadium, $10 adults, $5 senior citizens and youth, URI students free with ID.

3:30­5 pm: Post-game reception. Galanti Lounge, Library with President Carothers, faculty, and staff.

7:30 pm: Family Entertainment. Musician Danny McCarthy, Memorial Union Ballroom.

8 pm: The Oddity and the Ecstasy. Acclaimed Groundwerx Dance Theater Performance draws on the magic and illusion that a circus brings to town.

9:30 p.m.: Ice Cream Social. Memorial Union Party Room.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

11 am: Brunch with the President. Memorial Union, Ram's Den.

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For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, (401) 874-2116



 

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