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See You at Family Weekend

September 22, 2022

Experience St. John Fisher University through your student’s eyes during the upcoming Family Weekend. Taking place Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9, the weekend features a variety of family-friendly activities, offering something for everyone.

A family enjoys fall activities during the 2021 Family Weekend.

Check-in for the Family Weekend festivities is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas Commons Desk.

Stock up on University swag at the Cardinal Shop Bookstore, which will also be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday (you can also enjoy discounts on vintage College swag!). Dine at the No. 1 campus food provider in New York State at the Ward-Haffey Dining Hall, open for dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday or enjoy a delicious brunch on Saturday or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Events and activities throughout the weekend are sponsored in part by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, Student Activities Board, Office of Campus Ministry, Teddi Dance for Love Committee, Fisher Athletics, the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, Wegmans School of Nursing, and Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

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Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, Oct. 7

Explore Rochester
6 to 8 p.m. 
Peruse a curated list of Rochester restaurants and dine out in the city! (Restaurant list and information will be provided at check-in.)

ROC Game Night: Twisted Trivia
8 to 9 p.m. in Cleary Family Auditorium
Return to campus to test your knowledge of all things during Twisted Trivia!

Saturday, Oct. 8

Teddi Trot 5K and Fun Run
7:30 a.m. Registration; 8 to 10 a.m. Race Time at the Welcome Center
Lace up your sneakers and join the Teddi Dance for Love Committee for their annual Teddi Trot 5K and Fun Run to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times (register online to participate).

Family Portrait Sessions
9 to 11 a.m. at the Terrace at Tepas Commons
Do you need a family photo for this year’s holiday card? Let our professional photographer capture it on campus!

Campus Art Walking Tour
10 to 11 a.m. at the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Gallery, located in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center
Did you know that Fisher is home to a unique selection of art? See the cultural offerings around campus, starting with the photographic exhibit, “How I See It: The Photography of Quajay Donnell,” currently on display at the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Gallery in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center.

Academic Open Houses
11 a.m. to noon
Meet faculty and tour classrooms and labs as academic departments from across Fisher’s five Schools host open houses.

Fr. Al Cylwicki, CSB Open Hole-in-One Contest
2 to 5 p.m. at the Kearney Hall Lawn
Put your golf skills to the test during an exciting Hole-in-One Contest. Proceeds will benefit the House of Mercy.

Fall Fest
2 to 5 p.m. on Keough Quad and LeChase Commons
Celebrate fall at Fisher with snacks, give-a-ways, and more!

Food and Live Music
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Terrace at Tepas Commons
Enjoy the ambience of a fire and live music from Fisher faculty band, Big Tuna and the Fisherman.

Sunday, October 9

Sunday Mass
10 a.m. at the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great
All guests are welcome to celebrate Sunday Mass at the Chapel.

Athletics in Action

Grab your favorite Fisher hoodie and catch the Cardinal student-athletes as they take the field and the court throughout the weekend!

Women’s volleyball has a series of matches over the weekend. They take on Houghton College at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7; Medaille College at noon on Saturday; and Elizabethtown at 4 p.m. on Sunday, all in the Manning and Napier Varsity Gym.

Women’s tennis has a match against Houghton College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the Mendon Racquet and Pool Club. Also happening at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Fisher football takes on Morrisville State College in Growney Stadium.