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Annapolis Parent and Family Weekend

Parents, family, and friends of current students on the Annapolis campus are invited to join us for Parent and Family Weekend, October 21 to 23. We set this weekend aside to welcome the families of all our current students for special opportunities to experience St. John’s College, including class visits and a special seminar.

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Printable Schedule for Annapolis Parent and Family Weekend

Friday, October 21


8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Francis Scott Key Lobby
Pick up your registration materials when you arrive on campus.

Observe a Tutorial

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Parents are invited to observe Friday classes, which may include language, mathematic, laboratory, or music depending on your student’s classes. Please contact your student in advance to secure his or her schedule and assigned classrooms and remember, only students and tutors are permitted to speak during class.

Career Services Walk-In Hours

2 to 4 p.m., Pinkney Hall
Join Director of Career Services Jaime Dunn for an open house of the Career Services office. Learn about upcoming programs and initiatives that will help your student succeed after graduation.

Parent and Family Welcome Tea

4 to 5 p.m., Francis Scott Key Lobby
Join tutors, staff, and fellow parents for tea, coffee and snacks. Students are welcome to attend so they may introduce you to their current tutors.


4:15 p.m., Soccer Fields

Friday Night Lecture

8 p.m., Francis Scott Key Auditorium
The St. John’s College lecture series continues this fall with a faculty panel on the Iliad, Book 24. The lecture series is well attended by students, faculty, and members of the greater Annapolis community.

Star Gazing (Weather permitting)

9:30 to 11 p.m., Observatory

Saturday, October 22


8:30 to 10 a.m., Francis Scott Key Lobby
Pick up your registration materials when you arrive on campus.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 10 a.m., Francis Scott Key Lobby

9:15 to 10 a.m., Opportunity for Q&A with College President in the Conversation Room
Join President Christopher B. Nelson and many other college administrators for a relaxing continental breakfast where you can mingle and ask questions about the college and the Program. Students are welcome to attend.

Parents’ Seminar

10:30 a.m. to noon, Mellon Hall, various rooms
The seminar experience awakens an intense curiosity regarding the eternal questions of human existence, deepens one’s understanding of a text, and provides an environment for intellectual growth and personal enrichment. This is your chance to experience the very essence of learning at St. John’s College along with your student. Participants are asked to read the selected text prior to the Parents’ Seminar. Students are welcome to attend. This year’s selection is Abraham Lincoln’s “Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838”.

*Registration is required in order to participate.

Lunch featuring Hodson Internship students

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Francis Scott Key (FSK) Lobby
Listen to students discuss their summer Hodson internship experience and the benefits of participating in the program. A buffet lunch will be provided.

Soccer Games

1 to 5 p.m., Soccer Fields

Walking Tour of Annapolis

3 to 4:30 p.m., Tour will leave from outside of the FSK Lobby
Join us on a Colonial Stroll through the Annapolis Historic District beginning and ending on our historic campus. This is an enjoyable way to learn more about the history filled neighborhood home to St. John's College. All guests over the age of 16 must show photo ID upon entering the US Naval Academy or the Maryland State House.

Freshmen Chorus Concert

5 to 5:20 p.m., McDowell Hall
Enjoy a special performance in the Great Hall featuring the Freshman Chorus.

Planetarium Open House

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Planetarium

Also on Campus

Dining Hall

*Additional Charge for Parents

Monday to Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday and Thursday
Dinner: 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
Dinner: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast/Brunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $6.75 breakfast, $8.75 lunch, $11.85 dinner

McDowell Coffee Shop

Monday and Thursday: 8 to 12 a.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 8 p.m. to midnight


(Schedule Subject to Change)
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Greenfield Library

Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: noon to midnight

Printable Schedule for Annapolis Parent and Family Weekend