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Parents, Family and Alumni Weekend
October 19-20, 2012

The University of San Francisco invites parents, family, and alumni to join the USF students for a fun

Parents, Family, and Alumni Weekend

On the USF Campus

Friday Oct 19 - Sunday Oct 21, 2012
Take part in this weekend, featuring panels and showcases, tours of the campus, lectures and exhibitions, sports and fitness activities, and much more.  

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Weekend Calendar includes:

Annual President's Luncheon ($10 per person over age 15): USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. invites USF parents, family, students, and alumni to a traditional luncheon. 
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Friday, October 19

Registration/Hospitality Area
3:30pm-7pm, University Center (UC) 1st Floor 
The hub of all the action! Pick up your registration materials, kick back and relax in front of the fire, or stop by for a complimentary snack and beverage.

Koret Access Work-out Classes (with registration badge)

3:30pm-10pm, Koret
USF's own world class fitness center! From spinning to aquatics, weights to intramurals, Koret Health and Recreation Center has it all. Your admission is free with registration for the weekend. Present your registration badge at the door for admission.

Welcome Reception
4pm-6pm, UC 1st Floor
Join us for a welcome reception to kick-off a weekend full of festivities.

Roller Skating
4pm-7pm, Koret Swig Gym
Lace up your skates and get ready to BOOGIE! Join your fellow USF'ers at Koret for an afternoon of skating. Complete with skates, fly music and dramatic lighting its time to get your skate on! Free of charge, see you at Koret!

Athletics Welcome Reception
6pm-7pm, UC 1st Floor
Join your fellow Dons' fans and get ready for the 2012 Hilltop HoopSFest! Season ticket holders and athletic donors - pick up your benefit and ticket packages!

Hilltop Hoops Fest
7pm-9pm, Memorial Gym
Come experience the excitement inside War Memorial Gymnasium as the USF community ushers in the 2012-13 basketball season. The lights will be down, the spotlights on, the fog rolling in, and the digital show in full effect as we highlight our basketball programs, including 3-point and dunk contests!

Saturday, October 20

Mass at St. Ignatius Church
8am, St. Ignatius Church

Registration/Hospitality Area
8:30am-5pm, University Center (UC) 1st Floor

Koret Access / Work-out Classes
8am-8pm, Koret
USF's own world class fitness center! From spinning to aquatics, weights to intramurals, Koret Health and Recreation Center has it all. Your admission is free with registration for the weekend. Present your registration badge at the door for admission.

Kalmanovitz Rooftop Sculpture Terrace, Unearthed: USF's Hidden History

9am-5pm, Kalmanovitz Hall 3rd Floor
Learn more about San Francisco's history, through objects unearthed during recent and past excavations at USF.

Don's Helping Don's: LinkedIn Mentorship
UC 1st Floor

St. Ignatius Tour
9am-9:30am, Campus Side Entrance to St. Ignatius
Join Associate Director for Resident Ministry Don Crean, as he leads an informative tour the campus jewel St. Ignatius Cathedral.

"From Here I…" Photo Booth
9am-3pm, UC 1st Floor
Tell us your story! USF's Student Philanthropy Committee invites you to tell us how you are changing the world from here. Snap a photo and receive a free shirt.

Jump House and 15' Slide
9am-5pm, Welch Field

Parent Panel / Continental breakfast
9:30am-10:30am, UC 4th Floor
Hear from parents of first-year, sophomore, junior and senior students at USF about the lessons they have learned. Not only is this session a great opportunity to get valuable advice, but also to connect with other parents who share your same questions and concerns.

Campus Tour
UC 1st Floor

USF Spirit Photo-Booth
10am-10pm, McLaren Lobby
Snap shots of a weekend to remember! Stop by the USF Spirit photo both and capture the moment, we provide the backdrop and props, you provide the goofy faces and hilarity! Pictures are free so stop by.

Thacher Gallery, Made in China: Ming to Mass Market / Ming Ren: Mysterious Ink World
10am-5pm, Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library
The "Made in China" exhibit invites viewers to contemplate the porcelain tradition in high aret and the mass Market. While the "Mysterious Ink World" exhibit takes traditional Chinese calligraphy and landscapes in new directions. These exhibits are a must see!

Info Showcase: The 21st Century Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Presented by Dr. Clarence Jones, Diversity Scholar Visiting Professor
11am-12pm, Fromm Hall, Xavier
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is as relevant today as it was during the struggle for civil rights. Please join Dr. Jones, who served as speechwriter and counsel to Dr. King from 1960-1968, as he discusses how that legacy provides us with a potential oasis for enabling public discourse, and practical programs that foster and encourage non-violent resolution of community, national, and international conflicts. 

Info Showcase: Can You Hear Me Now?
11am-12pm, UC 4th Floor
Presenter - Barbara Thomas. The initial excitement of the first weeks has passed and the reality of college is setting in for most new students. They may actually be ready for your input now! Learn about the first six weeks' experience, typical issues at this time of year, potential changes in your student which you may be catching a glimmer of, and what to do to prepare for their visits home over break.

Annual President's Luncheon ($10 Per Person)
12pm-1:30pm, McLaren
Join Father Stephen A. Privett, S.J. for the Annual President's Luncheon. Enjoy a buffet lunch and University update, as we celebrate the weekend!

Roaming Ice Cream Cart
1pm, Lower Campus
Stop by and grab an ice cream as our roaming ice cream cart cruises from McLaren to Welch Field.

Decision 2012 Featuring: Professors Patrick J. Murphy and James L. Taylor, moderated by Teresa Moore
1:30pm-2:30pm, Fromm Hall, Xavier
Join leading USF faculty and current students for a lively nonpartisan discussion of the 2012 Election, followed by questions from the audience. Panelists will provide context for the current campaign, review how the election is playing out in key states, and predict what we can expect on Election Day. 

Talent is overrated: Presented by Head Baseball coach Nino Girratano
1:30pm-2:30pm, UC 4th Floor
What really separates world class performers from everybody else? Join head Baseball coach Nino Girratano and USF baseball alums, with MLB experience as they discuss today's game.


USF a History Walking Tour with USF Historian Alan Ziajka
1:30pm-3pm, UC 1st Floor
Join USF's resident historian Alan Ziajka as he leads a historical walking tour of USF. From main campus to Lone Mountain and everything in between.

Bon Appetit- Behind the Scenes Tasting

2pm-3pm, Faculty and Staff Dining Room, UC 2nd Floor
Join Holly Winslow and Chef Marco Alvarado on a culinary journey. Learn about Bon Appetit’s commitment to food fresh from farm to table while sampling several of chef's latest creations. This is an event not to be missed!

Casa Open House
2pm-4pm, UC 3rd Floor
Stop by the newly-renovated third floor of the University Center to learn more about the new Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA).  From hosting Student Success Workshops, providing one-on-one academic coaching, processing academic forms, and helping develop 4-year graduation plans, CASA is here to help your student be more successful!

Info Showcase: Study Abroad Student Panel
2:30pm-3:30pm, Cowell Hall Room 107
Presenter - Garvin Lee. This session will provide insight into study abroad options, eligibility requirements, finances, and services offered by the Center for Global Education. Study abroad alumni will also be available to answer questions and speak about their experiences.

Info Showcase: Internships: Your Student's Secret Weapon To A Successful Career
3pm-4pm, Cowell Hall Room 106
Presenter - Alex Hochman. In this informative presentation, Assistant Director of Career Services and Internship Coordinator Alex Hochman will discuss the importance of internships as related to both post-graduation employment and graduate school. Multiple internship resources will be presented including UCAN, an exclusive 22 school nation-wide internship consortium. Hochman will also break down the realities of paid vs. unpaid internships.

Mass at St. Ignatius Church
5pm, St. Ignatius Church

Class Reunions
6pm-10pm, McLaren
Classes of 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002, and 2007.

Sunday, October 21

Koret Access / Work-out Classes
8am-8pm, Koret
USF's own world-class fitness center! From spinning to aquatics, weights to intramurals, Koret Health and Recreation Center has it all. Your admission is free with registration for the weekend. Present your registration badge at the door for admission.

Mass at St. Ignatius Church
8am-9:30am, 11 a.m., and 5 p.m., St. Ignatius Church

Lone Mountain Reunion
9:15am-1pm, Lone Mountain

Weekend calendar is subject to updates and change.

Date: 10/19/2012 to 10/20/2012
Location: University of San Francisco Campus

Bill Johnson

Bridget Lane

Featured Events:

Saturday, October 20, 2012
12:00 PM
President's Luncheon
Stephen A. Privett, S.J.University of San Francisco President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., invites parents and family of USF students as well as USF alumni to join him for a luncheon during Parents, Family, and Alumni Weekend. $10 for all attendees over the age of 15, free of charge for children.