Family Weekend 2019

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We look forward to welcoming our students
and families for family weekend
on October 11-12, 2019!

RSVP Today.

Friday, OCTOBER 11 

Welcome and Registration 

3 p.m. | Angelico Plaza
Pick up your Family Weekend schedule and Penguin Athletics Passport.


4 p.m. | Angelico Concert Hall (doors open for guest seating at 3:30 p.m.)
Celebrate sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been named to the Dean’s List in consecutive semesters and welcome our first-year Trustee Scholars.

The ceremony will feature the presentation of the class shield. Shield Day is a long-standing, annual Dominican tradition in which the senior class ceremonially welcomes first-year students with a custom shield design and motto. Since 1924, all shield designs have been rendered in stained glass (displayed in Meadowlands Assembly Hall) and wood (displayed in Caleruega Dining Hall).

President's Reception 

5 p.m. | Meadowlands Lawn (new location) 
Join President Marcy, academic leaders, and faculty for light refreshments.

Women's Volleyball vs. Azusa Pacific 

7 p.m. | Conlan Center
Admission is free with your Family Weekend Penguin Athletics Passport.

Saturday, OCTOBER 12

Continental Breakfast 

9:15 a.m. | Guzman Lecture Hall 
Enjoy breakfast with your student, other Dominican families, and members of the Alumni Board.

Welcome to the Dominican Experience 

9:45 a.m. | Guzman Lecture Hall 
We prepare students for success in college, rewarding careers, and meaningful lives. Join us to learn how. 

Academic Sessions

11-11:45 a.m. 
Participate in one of three classroom experiences.

Dominican Instructor

Babies in the Lab! Observe. Play. Learn. | Child Development Lab., Meadowlands Assembly Hall (new location)
Laura Greiss Hess, Ph.D., OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Observe and play with babies and toddlers (yes—real live babies and toddlers!) in our lab to learn about motor, social, communication, cognitive and sensory development. 

Dominican Instructor

Artist's Lens: How Photography Shapes Us San Marco 2 (new location) 
Matthew Garcia, MFA, Assistant Professor, Art
Join us for a workshop on photographic strategies that help us find order in our visual world.

Dominican Instructor

To the Archives! Constructing History in 45 Minutes Science 133
Jordan Lieser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History
Have you ever wondered how history is made? This workshop will guide you on a rudimentary history building exercise about a topic of your choosing.

Campus Bookstore 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Fanjeaux Hall
Stop by for Dominican swag and check out our new items! Join our mailing list to hear about all our promotions, sales, and events.

Fall Festival Hosted by the Associated Students of Dominican University

11:30-1 p.m | Library Lawn
Join ASDU for pumpkin decorating, sweet treats, games and more!

BBQ Luncheon

Noon-1:30 p.m. | Caleruega Dining Hall 
$15 in advance; $18 at the door; meal plan accepted
View our BBQ menu! 

Women's Soccer vs. Biola University 

Noon | Kennelly Field 
Admission is free with your Family Weekend Penguin Athletics Passport.

Men's Soccer vs. Biola University 

2:30 p.m. | Kennelly Field  
Admission is free with your Family Weekend Penguin Athletics Passport.

Campus Ministry Moonlight Hike

6 p.m. | Meet at Edgehill Mansion Parking Lot, drive to Tennessee Valley Trail, Mill Valley
Join Campus Ministry for a moderate evening hike on the Tennessee Valley trail to the ocean. Enjoy hot chocolate, snacks, and conversation before returning to your car under the light of the full moon. Catch your moon shadow if you can. Bring layers and comfortable shoes.

Women's Volleyball vs. Point Loma 

7 p.m. | Conlan Center 
Admission is free with your Family Weekend Penguin Athletics Passport.