Florham Campus Fall Family Weekend 2018

Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 7

Fall Family Weekend is the annual opportunity for students and their families to get together for fun on campus.

All Fall Family Weekend events on campus are free to families.

Please register for the weekend, and then register for each special event you plan to attend. Some events have limited seating. There will be a lot of things to do and see.

Register for the Weekend

First name

Last name

Email

Cell phone

Student's name

Academic year of student

Select the number of guests attending, (Please do not include the student in this number.)

Check the dates that you will attend.

  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Comments or questions:

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Events requiring pre-registration

A 15-minute family photo session, between 10:30 AM to 5 PM

On either Saturday or Sunday, assemble your family on the Campus Executive Portico behind the mansion to enjoy a 15-minute photo session with our student photography staff and to preserve the memory of a fantastic weekend on campus! Five of the best photos will be shared with you for your use. Please wear comfortable shoes that you do not mind getting a little dirty as our photography locations will require you to walk through grass. Sign up for your session for either Saturday or Sunday:

Paint class in Lenfell Hall.

Families will have the opportunity to create a masterpiece of their own in a paint class, led by our alumni instructor, Jess Cruz. This event has limited seating.

Friday

2 PM throughout the afternoon and evening. WAMFest in Lenfell Hall or the adjacent Italian Gardens.

WAMFest: Words, Art, and Music Festival is an annual series of readings, interviews, talks and performances. It brings successful artists of various art genres to the campus to inspire and inform students and the community. The theme for WAMFest 2018 is the process of artistic COLLABORATION. For example, how might a "beat maker" work with a "lyricist" to compose a rap song? What does that conversation, that process, actually look like?

Saturday

10:30 AM. Family Weekend check-in registration in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion)

Visit the mansion to check-in for an amazing weekend at Florham Campus.

10:30 AM to 5 PM. Family photo sessions at the mansion. Registration is required.

11 AM. Brunch in the Dining Hall

Cost: $9.00 (Paid when you visit the Dining Hall.)

11 AM to 12:30 PM. Paint class in Lenfell Hall.

11 AM. Florham Fall Family Festival on the Library Lawn

Families will be able to enjoy the crisp fall weather and our historic campus along with some favorite fall foods, games, inflatables, and entertainment.

Noon. Men's Soccer versus Eastern University

Noon to 4 PM. Mansion tours

Join our student ambassadors as they take you back in time to when the mansion housed the Vanderbilt family, their staff, and their visitors. Families will depart for the tours every half hour and will meet in front of the mansion.

Noon to 4 PM. Information sessions in the Orangerie

  • Career development
  • Study abroad
  • Alumni / Parents Council

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Paint class in Lenfell Hall. Registration is required.

3 PM. Men's Soccer versus Eastern University

3 PM to 4:30 PM. Paint class in Lenfell Hall. Registration is required.

4 PM to 7 PM. Dinner on your own.

4:30 PM. Dining Hall dinner

Cost: $10.50 (Paid when you visit the Dining Hall.)

7 PM to 8 PM. Comedy Magic Show with Derek Hughes in the Italian Gardens

Join our live performance of Derek Hughes, celebrated as the "Stand Up Magician". Derek Hughes has visited FDU's Fall Family Weekend in the past and has also been a guest performer on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and the CW's Penn and Teller: Fool Us.

8:30 PM. Bingo in the Dining Hall

Come win prizes in one of the most celebrated games for college students!

8 PM to 11 PM. Family Pub Night in the Bottle Hill

Families can enjoy a beverage and some snacks in our Bottle Hill Pub. Alcoholic beverages are available for those 21 and over with proper ID. Those under 21 may be in the Bottle Hill Pub during this time.

Sunday

10:30 AM to 5 PM. Family photo sessions at the mansion. Registration is required.

11 AM. Dining Hall brunch

Cost: $9.00 (Paid when you visit the Dining Hall.)

11 AM to 12:30 PM. Paint class in Lenfell Hall. Registration is required.

1 PM to 2 PM. Hypnotist show with Dan Lornitis in the Italian Gardens

Come enjoy an exciting experience of watching students and family members get hypnotized under the amazing talent of Dan Lornitis. Dan has visited FDU many times before and has always provided an amazing experience!

2 PM to 5 PM. Family Game Day on the Library Lawn

Enjoy the historic campus by participating in backyard games, mini golf, pumpkin-painting, and enjoying snacks!

2 PM to 3:30 PM. Paint class in Lenfell Hall. Registration is required.

4 PM to 5:30 PM. Paint class in Lenfell Hall. Registration is required.

4:30 PM. Dining Hall dinner

Cost: $10.50 (Paid when you visit the Dining Hall.)