Family Weekend

Register Now for Family Weekend 2022

A family smiling at the camera outside of Caleruega Dining Hall. They are sitting on a low cement wall wrapped with a blue  banner that reads Welcome to Family Weekend.

Join us for our annual Family Weekend! Spend time with your student, meet other Penguin families, and get to know the Dominican community. Bring the whole family and make it a weekend to remember.

Invitations to Family Weekend will be sent to our current Dominican families via email and through the Penguin Parent Post e-newsletter. An RSVP is required for each member of your party, and guests will be asked to check-in upon arrival on campus. Masks will be required at all indoor venues, regardless of vaccination status.

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Friday, October 7

STAFF/FACULTY VS STUDENTS SOFTBALL GAME
11 a.m. | Forest Meadows Field

WELCOME AND CHECK IN
3 p.m. | Angelico Hall Plaza

CONVOCATION & PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION
4 – 6 p.m. | Angelico Hall Plaza

Celebrate our outstanding students! Convocation recognizes new students admitted with honors, and continuing students who have earned honors status while at Dominican. All student honorees will be notified of their eligibility—and their parents/caretakers will be invited—via a special email from Vice President Mojgan Behmand.

The President’s Reception will follow on Meadowlands Lawn. Meet students, families, faculty, and staff, and enjoy light refreshments. The reception will take place completely outdoors, rain or shine. 

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Saturday, October 8

WELCOME AND CHECK IN
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Angelico Hall
Staff volunteers will welcome you as you check in to receive your family weekend welcome gift and Penguin Athletics Passport. 

SESSION 1: PENGUIN PANEL
9:30 a.m. | Meadowlands Lawn Outdoor Classroom
Hear from a panel of spirited speakers about what Dominican has done for the community and how it’s committed to seeing every student, faculty member, and staff member thrive.

SESSION 2: STUDENT LIFE SCAVENGER HUNT
10:30 a.m. | Various Locations on Campus
Join The Amazing Dominican Race! Break codes, solve riddles, and complete challenges to unlock the secrets of our campus. At every stop you will learn about how Dominican supports students' well-being. Bring your sharp mind and sturdy shoes.

OUTDOOR PICNIC LUNCH
11:30 a.m. | Various Locations on Campus
Grab your picnic basket and choose a comfortable spot on campus! Wave down President Pitchford as she drives by on the cookie cart! All students and Family Weekend guests are welcome. The cost is $55 per picnic cooler that will feed 4 people. ($27.50 for picnic cooler that will feed 2 people).

WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. BIOLA UNIVERSITY
11:30 a.m. | Kennelly Field
Admission free with Family Weekend Penguin Athletics Passport.

MEN'S SOCCER VS. BIOLA UNIVERSITY
2:30 p.m. | Kennelly Field
Admission free with Family Weekend Penguin Athletics Passport.

CHILLY'S FALL FEST
4 p.m. | Kennelly Field
Join us for Homecoming, Dominican-style! Enjoy music, games, food and wine as alumni, parents, students, and families come together to celebrate what it means to be a Penguin.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL VS STANISLAUS STATE
4 p.m. | Kennelly Field
Admission free with Family Weekend Penguin Athletics Passport.

Also Happening on Campus

TENNIS FUNDRAISER
9 a.m. | Castellucci Family Tennis Center
Join our 2022 Doubles Round Robin Tennis Tournament and Fundraiser to benefit the Dominican Women’s Tennis program in support of scholarships and to kick off the new season!

CAMPUS BOOKSTORE OPEN
October 7, 11:00am to 4:00pm | Fanjeaux Hall
October 8, 10:00am to 2:00pm | Fanjeaux Hall

GENDER QUEER: THE ART OF MAIA KOBABE
October 7, 8:00am to 7:00pm | Joseph R. Fink Science Gallery
October 8, 8:00am to 7:00pm | Joseph R. Fink Science Gallery
From the American Library Association: the Number 1 most challenged book of The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021 is “Gender Queer,” by Dominican Alum Maia Kobabe! Reasons: Banned, challenged, and restricted for LGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to have sexually explicit images. This exhibition is meant to support the freedom to read, and further support the fight of  the book banning trend. 

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
October 8, 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm | Angelico Concert Hall
Purchase tickets for the 5:30 p.m. showing or the 8:00 p.m. showing of A Girl Returned. Set in the seventies, a thirteen-year-old girl discovers that she is not the daughter of the people she grew up with and is returned to her real family in the Abruzzo region in central Italy.

Good to Know

HOTELS WITH DOMINICAN RATES
Four Points Sheraton | Book here
Embassy Suites | Book directly with the hotel at (415) 499-9222 and provide our corporate number #0560042824

AROUND TOWN
Fleet Week and the Blue Angels are in San Francisco this weekend.

COVID-19 POLICY
For the safety of everyone in attendance, masks will be required to enter all indoor venues. (Vaccinations will not be checked). 

For questions about Convocation and Family Weekend, email familyweekend@dominican.edu.

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