Johnnie Family Weekend
Save the date for 2022!
Annapolis: Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1
Santa Fe: Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8
2022 Annapolis Family Weekend Schedule
Friday, September 30
- 3:30–5 p.m. — Registration: Please note the change in time. Registration will begin at 3:30 in the Johnnie Family Weekend tent on back campus.
Rain location: Iglehart Gym
- 3:30–5 p.m. — Tea with Tutors: Enjoy tea and conversation with tutors in the Johnnie Family Weekend tent on back campus.
Rain location: Iglehart Gym
- 8 p.m. — Friday Night Lecture, Great Hall of McDowell: “How deeply does democracy shape us?: Tocqueville on our ideas and sentiments” delivered by Bryan Garsten, Professor of Political Science and Humanities at Yale University.
Saturday, October 1
- 10–11:15 a.m. — Information Sessions: Career Development and Campus Wellness: This session will be held in the Great Hall of McDowell.
- 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Brunch with President Nora Demleitner: Enjoy brunch with the president and other Johnnie families in the Iglehart Gym.
- 1–3 p.m. — Student-led seminar: Experience seminar, which many students consider the heart of the St. John’s program. Seminars will take place in McDowell Hall. Participants are grouped by last name.
Seminar Room Assignments
Room 22—Last Names beginning with A–D
Room 21—Last Names beginning with E–J
Room 13—Last Names beginning with K–M
Room 12—Last Names beginning with N–Q
Room 11—Last Names beginning with R–Z
- 1–3 p.m. — Croquet Workshop: Learn to play the college’s favorite game with members of the Croquet Team. Meet on the lawn in front of the Greenfield Library. Due to an unexpectedly high number of registrants, participants are divided into A, B, and C sessions to enable a good experience for all. In the case of rain, this event will be canceled.
Croquet Session Participant Groups and Times
1–1:40 p.m.—A Participants: Last names beginning with A–G
1:40–2:20 p.m.—B Participants: Last names beginning with H–M
2:20–3 p.m.—C Participants: Last names beginning with N–Z
- 1–3 p.m. Magnolia Observation and Drawing Practicum: Taken from the freshman laboratory class, this is an opportunity to study science the St. John’s way. Meet in the Mellon Courtyard. In the case of rain, this event will be canceled.
- 1–1:30 p.m. Library Tour: Meet Director of the Greenfield Library, Catherine Dixon, for a tour of the beautiful Greenfield Library and a look at its resources.
- 7—10 p.m. Contra Dance in the Great Hall of McDowell.
- 10 p.m.–midnight Acoustic and Folk Music at the bonfire on back campus.
Check back for updates. Times and locations are subject to change. The final agenda with locations will be provided in your registration packet on Friday, September 29.
Registration is required to participate in Johnnie Family Weekend. Please register by Friday, September 23.
2022 Santa Fe Family Weekend Schedule
Friday, October 7
- 2:30–5:30 p.m. — Registration: Pick up your registration materials on the second floor of the Peterson Student Center when you arrive on campus.
- 4–5:30 p.m. — Welcome Reception with Tutors: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and conversation with tutors and other Johnnie families in the Junior Common Room (2nd floor, Peterson Student Center).
- 7 p.m. — Dean’s Lecture Series: “What it Means to be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics,” a lecture by O. Carter Snead (A96), University of Notre Dame in the Great Hall (2nd floor, Peterson Student Center)
Saturday, October 8
- 10–11 a.m. — Information Sessions: Learn about services and resources provided by the Office of Personal & Professional Development and Campus Health & Wellness in the Ault Evers Room (2nd floor, Meem Library).
- 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Brunch with President Mark Roosevelt: Enjoy brunch with college leadership and other Johnnie families in the Great Hall (2nd floor, Peterson Student Center). Pre-registration and payment are required.
- Depart at 1 p.m. — Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta “Glow”: Join the St. John’s College trek to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Fee includes transportation to and from the event in a school bus (you must ride with the group to get our group rate), access to the Balloon Fiesta events of the evening (including Night Magic Glow and AfterGlow Fireworks Show), and access to the hospitality tent and patio. There are options for food at the venue, but dinner is not included. Pre-registration and payment are required by Tuesday, September 13. Current St. John’s College students can attend this event for free and should contact Malcom Morgan-Petty directly by email to secure their spot at .
The bus for this outing will return to campus around 10 p.m., so if you plan to attend, do not register for the other afternoon activities on campus.
- 1 p.m. — Botanical Tour: Learn about the variety of plants on the St. John’s College Santa Fe campus on a leisurely botanical tour. Meet at the Grassy Knoll (outside Weigle Hall, the building with the bell tower).
- 2:15 p.m. — Guided Hike: Explore the natural beauty of Santa Fe and get some exercise at elevation on a guided hike. Meet at the Student Activity Center.
- 4 p.m. — Family Mini-Seminar: Experience a St. John’s College seminar on a short, accessible, and powerful reading: four poems by Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for literature and a former poet laureate of the United States. The poems we will discuss are “The Wild Iris,” “The Red Poppy,” “The Night Migrations,” and “October.” These poems were the reading for last year’s All College Seminar, where seminars are held blending together all the classes. These poems are easily found online and will also be sent to registrants once registration closes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Check back for updates. Times and locations are subject to change. The final agenda with locations will be provided in your registration packet on Friday, October 7.
Registration is required to participate in Johnnie Family Weekend. Please register by Friday, September 30. Registration cut-off for the Balloon Fiesta only is September 13.
The Johnnie Experience
Take a virtual tour of our two campuses by watching the videos below. You’ll get a glimpse of the many activities and opportunities available to our students, on and off campus, throughout the academic year.
- The St. John’s Journey: Santa Fe
- The St. John’s Journey: Annapolis
- St. John’s College Santa Fe, Student Life
- St. John’s College Annapolis, Student Life
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