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Family Weekend, Oct. 10-12, 2014

Registration is required for this event.

Online registration for this event is scheduled to be open Sept. 2 - Oct. 3.
Registration is subject to early closure if the event sells out, so make your plans early!

Note: The schedule of events is subject to change.
Please revisit this page for the most up-to-date schedule.


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 10

Time

Event

Location

4 - 8 p.m.

Check In / Information Table  

Be sure to check in at the beginning of your visit to campus to pick up your welcome packet, which will contain your tickets and information that will help make the most of your visit.

Lawrence Hall Lobby

6 - 7 p.m.

Welcome Reception

In celebration of Family Weekend, please join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. 

Lawrence Hall Lobby

7 - 8 p.m. 

   

Conservatory of Performing Arts - An Evening of Rising Stars  

Dance / Theatre Performances – “Night on Broadway”

Dance selections from the 2014 Student Choreography Project and selections presented by the students of the theatre program. 

GRW Performance Studio
Dance Complex

Night at the Movies - Screening of Student Films

You're invited to a cinematic experience on the big screen. View some of the exciting films our cinema students are producing. This collection of short films promises to have something for everyone, from comedy to drama, and represents work developed in an array of cinema courses from freshman production classes to digital tools to senior thesis projects. These films would generally be rated at the PG-13 level, as some may contain strong language and/or violence.

GRW Theater
University Center

Photo Gallery - Exhibit of Student Work

Enjoy an exhibition of photos taken by students in the School of Communication.

Lawrence Hall Lobby

8 - 9 p.m. 

Dessert Reception

An opportunity for students and their families to mingle and discuss the performances, films and exhibition they just experienced.

Lawrence Hall Lobby

 

Saturday, October 11

As per the 2014-15 academic calendar, accelerated classes for Saturday, Oct. 11, are on break.

All other Saturday classes will meet as scheduled.

Also, please keep in mind that even though students may not have classes on Saturday,
they may have other work or school-related obligations such as show rehearsals, athletic games, etc.

Time

Event

Location

9 a.m. - Noon

Check In / Information Table  

Be sure to check in at the beginning of your visit to campus to pick up your welcome packet, which will contain your tickets and information that will help make the most of your visit.

Lawrence Hall Lobby

10 a.m. - Noon

Point Park Men's and Women's Cross Country

The Point Park University men's and women's cross country teams are competing in the Carnegie Mellon University Invitational Oct. 11 in Schenley Park in Oakland.  The women's rate is at 10 a.m., and the men's race is at 11 a.m.  Watch the Pioneers compete in the women's 6K and the men's 8K competitions.  The start and finish of the course is at the Schenley Oval.

 Schenley Park

Shuttle service to/from the museums, zoo, and athletic events is not provided.   

10 a.m. -
5 p.m.

 

Exploring Pittsburgh

Family Weekend Shuttle

Continuous looping shuttle service will be available to those families who wish to visit and enjoy some of Pittsburgh’s charming and unique shopping districts on their own.

Lawrence Hall
Corner of the
Boulevard of the Allies & Wood Street

Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History     

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have a fascinating history dating back 119 years. Today, they are a collection of four dynamic, distinctive museums, and the Pittsburgh region’s home for great art and science exploration. Admission will include the Museums of Art and Natural History in Oakland. For more information, visit the Carnegie Museums website.

Oakland

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium     

One of six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the country, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is located on 77 acres in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood. The zoo exhibits thousands of animals representing hundreds of species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. You and your family are able to enjoy all the park has to offer at your convenience.  For more information, visit the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium website.

Highland Park

Shuttle service to/from the museums, zoo, and athletic events is not provided.

7 - 8 p.m.

   

Conservatory of Performing Arts - An Evening of Rising Stars

Dance / Theatre Performances – “Night on Broadway”  

Dance selections from the 2014 Student Choreography Project and selections presented by the students of the theatre program.

GRW Performance Studio

Dance Complex

Night at the Movies - Screening of Student Films

You're invited to a cinematic experience on the big screen. View some of the exciting films our cinema students are producing. This collection of short films promises to have something for everyone, from comedy to drama, and represents work developed in an array of cinema courses from freshman production classes to digital tools to senior thesis projects. These films would generally be rated at the PG-13 level, as some may contain strong language and/or violence.

GRW Theater

University Center

Photo Gallery - Exhibit of Student Work

Enjoy an exhibition of photos taken by students in the School of Communication.

Lawrence Hall Lobby

8 – 9 p.m.

Java & Jazz in the Park

Warm up with coffee, hot cocoa and dessert, and wind down from the day's activities while listening to some great Pittsburgh jazz.

Village Park

8:45 –
9:45 p.m.

Dance / Theatre Performances – “Night on Broadway”

Dance selections from the 2014 Student Choreography Project and selections presented by the students of the theatre program.

GRW Performance Studio
Dance Complex

 

Sunday, October 12

Time 

Event 

Location 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Point Park Family Brunch

Enjoy a casual brunch with your family as the weekend’s festivities wind down.

Lawrence Hall Dining Room

 

Register for Family Weekend 2014

Registration is scheduled to be open Sept. 2 - Oct. 3.
Registration is subject to early closure if the event sells out, so make your plans early!


Have questions?

Contact the Office of Student Affairs
412-392-3840 or studentaffairs@pointpark.edu