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Santa Fe Parent and Family Weekend

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Parent and Family Weekend is your best opportunity to get a taste of the life and the work in which your Johnnie is engaged. Through class visits, a chance to chat with our faculty, and a special seminar just for family and friends, you’ll get a sense of the vitality and richness of the St. John’s experience—and, of course, you’ll enjoy a wonderful visit with your Johnnie in one of the greatest vacation destinations in the United States.

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Friday, November 11


8 a.m. to noon, First Floor Lobby, Peterson Student Center (PSC)
Pick up your registration materials when you arrive on campus.

Observe a Tutorial

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parents are invited to observe Friday classes, which may include language, mathematics, laboratory, or music, depending on your Johnnie’s course schedule. If you plan to observe your Johnnie’s classes, please contact him or her ahead of time to get his or her Friday class schedule and room number.

Career Services Walk-In Hours

2 to 4 p.m., Career Services Library
Join Director of Career Services Margaret Odell 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

4:30 to 6 p.m., Junior Common Room and Balcony
This is an opportunity for parents to meet senior administration, faculty, staff, and other parents. Students are welcome to attend so they may introduce you to their current tutors.

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series: “Karolina Syrovatkova, Piano Concert”

7:30 p.m., Great Hall, Peterson Student Center (PSC)
The Lecture and Concert series are an important part of the St. John’s Program and well attended by students and faculty alike.

Saturday, November 12


9 to 10:30 a.m., Winiarski Lobby

Continental Breakfast

9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Winiarski Lobby

Parents’ Seminar

10:30 a.m. to noon, Winiarski 201 
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. Registration is required, and participants are asked to read the selected text prior to arrival on campus at least once. Led by members of the faculty, the text for this year’s seminar will be a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths”. *Pre-registration, by October 15, is required in order to participate.

President’s Lunch

Noon to 1:30 p.m, Great Hall, PSC
Join our President and Mrs. Roosevelt for lunch.

Gallery Walking Tours, Sightseeing in Santa Fe

Railyard and Canyon Road Arts Districts, The Santa Fe Plaza
The city of Santa Fe has long been a center for artistic expression. Parents are invited to take a self-guided walking tour of two of the main arts districts close to the campus, the Railyard and Canyon Road, explanatory materials and maps will be available at registration.

Additional Information

Please contact Sondra Gadell in the President’s Office
Phone: 505-984-6098