Annapolis Parent and Family Weekend 2015

November 6-8

Parents, family, and friends of current students on the Annapolis campus are invited to join us this fall for Parent and Family Weekend 2015, November 6-8. 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.


Friday, November 6

Check-In/Walk-In Registration
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Francis Scott Key Lobby
Pick up your registration materials when you arrive on campus.

Observe a Tutorial
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Parents are invited to observe Friday classes, which may include language, mathematics, 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 – 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 in his or her career path after graduation.

Parent and Family Welcome Tea
4 – 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

Mitchell Gallery Tour Lead by Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg featuring Chagall: The Early Etchings.
5 p.m. Mitchell Gallery
In the early 1920s Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard commissioned artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) to create a set of etchings. This selection of 65 prints illustrates two popular literary works: Nikolai Gogol’s (1809-1852) Dead Souls, an 1842 classic novel, and Fables, Aesop-like tales by French author Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695).

Friday Night Lecture
8 p.m. Francis Scott Key Auditorium
The St. John’s College Lecture Series continues this fall with a lecture by tutor Peter Kalkavage on “Music and the Idea of a World: On Plato and Schopenhauer”. Lectures are well attended by students, faculty, and members of the greater Annapolis community. Click here for more information on Friday Night Lectures. Click here to see the event on Facebook.

Star Gazing (Weather permitting)
9:30 11 p.m. SJC Observatory

Saturday, November 7

Check-In/Walk-In Registration
8:30 – 10 a.m. Francis Scott Key Lobby
Pick up your registration materials when you arrive on campus.

Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10 a.m. Francis Scott Key Lobby
9:15 – 10 a.m. Opportunity for Q & A with College President in the Conversation Room
Join College 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 – Homer's Iliad, Book 1
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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’ Weekend Seminar. The reading is Book 1 of Homer's Iliad, a PDF of which may be found here. Students are welcome to attend. Registration is required in order to participate.

Lunch featuring Hodson Internship Panel
12 – 1:30 p.m. Francis Scott Key Lobby
Listen to a panel of students discuss their summer Hodson internship experience and the benefits of participating in the program. A buffet lunch will be provided.

Mitchell Gallery Tour Lead by Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg featuring Chagall: The Early Etchings
1:00 p.m. Mitchell Gallery
See Friday’s schedule for complete description.

Soccer Games
1 – 5 p.m. Soccer Fields

Walking Tour of Annapolis
3 – 4:30 p.m. Tour Will leave from outside the FSK Lobby
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 U.S. Naval Academy or the Maryland State House.

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

Planetarium Open House
5 6 p.m. SJC Planetarium

Sunday, November 8

Soccer Games
12:00 p.m. Kunai Soccer, Smith-McDowell Cup
1:30 p.m. Druids vs. Hustlers
3:15 p.m. Spartans vs. Greenwaves
All Parents are encouraged to bring their cleats to play with their child on their intramural team! All Parents are encouraged to bring their cleats to play with their child on their intramural team!

Also on Campus

Dining Hall *Additional Charge for Parents

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

Monday & Thursday
Dinner: 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Dinner: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $6.75 Breakfast, $8.75 Lunch, $11.85 Dinner

McDowell Coffee Shop

Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.


[Schedule subject to change]
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Greenfield Library

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.– 12 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon – 12 midnight

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Burnett in the college’s Advancement Office at

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