Santa Fe Parent and Family Weekend

Join Us on the Santa Fe Campus, October 10–13, 2019

Parent and Family Weekend in Santa Fe 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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This year’s Parent and Family Weekend coincides with the final weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. So, we hope you will take this opportunity to come visit with your Johnnie, soak up all that Northern New Mexico has to offer, including our ever-present sunshine and, if your schedule allows, sign up for our first ever excursion to the “Night Magic Glow” at the Balloon Fiesta on Saturday evening.

Book your reservations early—hotels and car rentals sell out fast!

Watch for an email in early September to our live registration page.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 10

Registration | 3–6 p.m.

1st Floor Lobby, Peterson Student Center (PSC)
Pick up your registration materials when you arrive on campus.

Campus Tour | 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Meet your guide at the Peterson Coffee Shop

Dinner in Dining Hall | 5–7 p.m.

Try our new dining service with Sage Dining

Observe a Seminar | 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Parents are invited to observe Thursday evening seminar. If you plan to observe your Johnnie’s class, please contact them ahead of time to get their seminar schedule and room number.

Friday, October 11

Registration | 8 a.m. –Noon

1st Floor Lobby, Peterson Student Center (PSC)
Pick up your registration materials when you arrive on campus.

Observe a Tutorial | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Parents are invited to observe Friday classes. If you plan to observe your Johnnie’s classes, please contact them ahead of time to get their Friday class schedule and room number.

Campus Tour | 10–11:30 am

Meet your guide at the Peterson Coffee Shop and bring your water bottle

President's Lunch | Noon–1:30 p.m.

Great Hall, PSC
Join our President for lunch.

Personal & Professional Development Presentation | 2–3 p.m.

Meem Library – Ault Evers Room
Join the Personal & Professional Development Team for a question and answer session. Learn about the resources and services St. John’s College offers to support the post-graduation success of our students and alumni.

Dinner | On Your Own

Enjoy the culinary delights of Santa Fe or eat in the Dining Hall

Pre-Lecture Dessert Reception | 6–7:15 p.m.

Peterson Art Gallery Enjoy scrumptious desserts and learn firsthand about Alexander Girard and his legacy at St. John’s College.

Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series | 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall, PSC

Saturday, October 12

Yoga on the Portal | 8–9 a.m.

Student Activity Center (SAC)
Yoga mats provided. Bring your water bottle.

Smoothie Bar | 8:30–10 a.m.

Student Activity Center (SAC)

Hike to the Saddle | 9—10:15 a.m.

Student Activity Center (SAC)
Bring your water bottle and a hat.

Continental Breakfast | 9–10:30 a.m.

Levan Hall Lobby

Parents’ Seminar | 10:30 a.m.–Noon

Levan Hall, Rooms 203 and 302
Led by members of the faculty, a classic selection from the first days of Freshman Mathematics: The definitions, postulates, and axioms, and propositions 1–4 of Book I of Euclid’s Elements

Pre-registration by September 27 is required in order to participate. If you haven’t pre-registered and would like to be on the waitlist, please contact Mynetta Jones at mynetta.jones(at)sjc.edu.

Lunch | On Your Own

Enjoy the culinary delights of Santa Fe or join your Johnnie in the Dining Hall

Johnnie Olympics | 1–4 p.m.

SAC soccer field

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta "Glow" | 4:30–10 p.m.

$16 per person, includes entry fee, parking, Night Magic Glow, AfterGlow Fireworks Show, and light refreshments in the hospitality tent. Bus leaves at 4:45 p.m. and returns to campus after the fireworks. Pre-registration and payment are required in order to participate.