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Parent Family Weekend

September 19 - 21, 2014

The KSC Parent/Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for you to visit with your student, stroll campus, meet our campus leaders, and have a good time. We have planned events – including a few that are new this year – which we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Parent Family Weekend registration is closed. Keene State College families are welcome to visit campus for the weekend and attend non-ticketed events.

Schedule of Events

Friday 4–7 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Check In & Ticket Pick Up
Atrium, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

KSC Bookstore Hours
Lloyd P. Young Student Center

Friday, September 19

5 p.m.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Introduction Ceremony
by invitation only.
Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

8 p.m.

Derek Hughes - Stand Up Magician
A limited number of tickets for this performance will be available for purchase at the Social Activities Council ticket pick-up table Friday evening. Please contact SAC at 603-358-2644 with questions. Thank you.
Derek Hughes grew up in Minnesota, where he studied acting at the University of Minnesota. In 1997, Derek and his collaborator Steve Cuiffo were awarded First Place in stage magic by the International Brotherhood of Magicians for their performance, Express Train. In June of 1998, they were invited to stage it again at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. These days, Derek sometimes finds himself in Minneapolis, performing in Triple Espresso or at ACME Comedy Club. He also writes and performs original one-person plays, including Frankenstein at the Hennepin Center for the Arts, Dreams at the Jungle Theater all in Minneapolis, and Magic Exists most recently staged by Dixon Place in New York City. His independent film credits include Ground Rules, Cut Glass and Second Story Man. When not performing theatre, comedy, or acting in TV or advertising, Derek travels the country performing his magic at college and corporate events. To find out more about Derek, visit his website.
Tickets: $5.00 each, KSC students free (students must have a ticket) Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

Saturday, September 20

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Coffee
Complimentary. West Dining Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

"Better Together" Parent to Parent Forum
Got a question only a parent or guardian can really answer? We know how that is! This fun interactive session has been growing in its popularity year after year! Seasoned parents provide some context to their student’s ups and downs and often a student will chime in with their take on the situations as well. This is a good opportunity to interact with folks who have definitely been in your shoes at one time or another. Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center


Meet me at the Zorn
Enjoy an all you can eat lunch with family and friends!
Cost: $7.50 (all you can eat) per person. Students use their meal plan. Please note: We regret the discrepancy of lunch cost with the paper mailer. The actual cost of lunch recently changed to $7.50.
Zorn Dining Commons

1 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Plymouth State University
Tickets: $5.00 adults, $3.00 Senior Citizens & Children over 12, Free for Children under 12 and KSC students with their KSC ID. Owl Stadium, Krif Road. Directions here

1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Student Success Influencers
Attend one session or all three! While students are growing in their independence, it is clear that there remains interdependence as they transition through the college years. Learn from campus leaders about living the college life and how a little bit of knowledge can go a long way when you are a partner along the path toward graduation.
Health & Well Being: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Lantern Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Social & Community Building: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Atrium Conference Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Living Environments (On campus and off campus) 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mountain View Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Afternoon Refreshments
West Dining Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

2 p.m.

Ryan LaPerle '05 - Singer/Songwriter Kick back and relax on the quad while enjoying Folk Rock / Indie / Pop / Singer-Songwriter and 2005 KSC alumnus Ryan LaPerle. Ryan joined the Boston music scene back in 2008, since then he has released and self-produced his first full band EP “Disguise”. During the past four years, Ryan has won singer/songwriting contests throughout Boston and in 2010 became a ( voice of the month. You can find out more about Ryan here.
Lawn, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Families Meet and Greet with Campus Leaders
The campus leaders are excited to work with your students while they are at Keene State! This is a great opportunity to get to know those who are influencing and shaping your student’s college experience. Dr. Huot and Administrators, Deans, Faculty and staff from all areas look forward to meeting you!
Fiske Quad

5 p.m.

Families in Focus
Come join in on a celebration of all our KSC families! This will be a great time to meet other families from your home town or state. We’ll all squeeze together for a fun aerial photo!
Fiske Quad

8 p.m.

Eric Dittelman - Comedy Mind Reader
Tickets are no longer available for this performance; there is no wait list. Thank you.
Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking? What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do before they did it? Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been reading minds at colleges, comedy clubs, and private events all across the country. You may have seen Eric as a semi-finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and a guest on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” where he combined amazing mind reading with stand-up and improvisational comedy. Whether playing a round of Pictionary while Eric’s eyes are duct taped shut or having a personal thought revealed from their minds, audience members become part of the show and leave with a fun experience that they’ll never forget. To learn more about Eric, visit his website.
Tickets: $5.00 each, KSC students free (students must have a ticket)
Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

Sunday, September 21

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Honors Program Get Together
by invitation only.
Spend the morning watching Honors student presentations along with other Honors Program highlights. There will be complimentary coffee and light brunch menu. Visit the Morris-August Honors Program to learn more about the program. Any questions can be directed to Donna Ward. Centennial Hall, Alumni Center

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Family Farewell Brunch

The Family Farewell Brunch is full; there is no wait list. Thank you.
If you have stayed in town over the weekend, this will give you a great chance to bring everyone back together for a good hearty nosh before heading home.
Cost: $13.00 per person (including KSC Students).
Mountain View Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni and Parent Relations office at 603-358-2369 or Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you during the weekend.

Alumni Center

Contact Parents

Barry Alumni House, Alumni Center (Map)
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2701

603-603-358-2369 or
800-572-1909, option 8