Family Weekend 2016

Friday, September 9

TimeEvent
1 to 7 p.m.

Family Weekend Check-In and Parent Headquarters - Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center

Please stop by to pick up your guide to family weekend, complimentary athletics passes, and enjoy a snack and Warrior Blue coffee tasting. The Class of 2020 photo will be available for purchase.

4 to 9 p.m.

Lycoming Women's Volleyball Invitational Tournament - Lamade Gymnasium

Complimentary tickets are available at registration table in Burchfield Lounge only.

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Hiawatha Wing Cruise - 2205 Hiawatha Blvd., Williamsport

Mingle with Lycoming families while enjoying "wings and things" aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat!

$20 per person, $20 per Lycoming student. Advance registration required.

*Lycoming families and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Hiawatha, located at 2205 Hiawatha Boulevard, Williamsport. The boat will leave the dock at 6:30 p.m. sharp. You are encouraged to arrive by 6:15 p.m. This event is limited to the first 75 registrants.

7 p.m.

Family Weekend Concert - Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College music department invites you to a special performance featuring the Lycoming College Band and Chamber Choir.  This event is free and open to the public. 

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Hiawatha Wing Cruise, Second Cruise - 2205 Hiawatha Blvd., Williamsport

Mingle with Lycoming families while enjoying "wings and things" aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat!

$20 per person, $20 per Lycoming student. Advance registration required.

*Lycoming families and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Hiawatha, located at 2205 Hiawatha Boulevard, Williamsport. The boat will leave the dock at 8 p.m. sharp. You are encouraged to arrive by 7:45 p.m. This event is limited to the first 75 registrants.

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Quizzo - East Hall Coffee House

Prove your family's knowledge and talent in a fun game of trivia! Join Lycoming families for snacks and quizzo-style trivia ranging from classic literature to popular culture.

This event is complimentary. Advance registration appreciated.

9 to 11 p.m.

Family Bowling Night - Faxon Bowling Lanes, 1225 River Avenue, Williamsport

Enjoy 2 hours of "Asteroid Bowling" with LYCO families! Shoe rental, pizza and soft drink included!  This event is limited to the first 75 registrants.

$10 per person, $10 per Lycoming student. Advance registration required.

Saturday, September 10

TimeEvent
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Family Weekend Check-In and Parent Headquarters - Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center

Please stop by to pick up your guide to family weekend, complimentary football tickets, and enjoy a snack and Warrior Blue coffee tasting. The Class of 2020 photo will be available for purchase.

9 to 9:45 a.m.

Report on the State of the College - Mary L. Welch Theatre

President Kent Trachte and Andrew Kilpatrick, Dean of First Year Students, will share some thoughts on Lycoming College, the Class of 2020 and the college community.

Advance registration appreciated.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lycoming Women's Volleyball Invitational Tournament - Lamade Gymnasium

Complimentary tickets are available at the registration table in Burchfield Lounge only.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brunch in the Dining Hall- Dining Hall, Wertz Student Center

$6.15 per non-Lycoming student.  Cash or credit card.

10 a.m.

Planetarium Show- Detwiler Planetarium, Lynn Science Center

See the stars and learn more about the universe in Lycoming's state-of-the-art planetarium.  Experience the facility that has expanded opportunities for all students on Lycoming's campus.
Advance registration not available, seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Discover the Center for Enhanced Academic Experience - Mary L. Welch Theatre, Academic Center

Learn from associate provost of experiential learning Dr. Susan Ross how Lycoming College has revolutionized our approach to career advising and internships, undergraduate research and global experiences-and what these new initiatives can do for your student. 

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Mellon Grant Project Presentations - Bell Lobby, Academic Center

Hear from current Lycoming students and faculty who received support from the Mellon Foundation to conduct collaborative faculty-student research. This opportunity not only builds students' resumes, but enables them to cultivate their skills in impressive research with a Ph.D. faculty member. 
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hike the Blue Bird Trail with Jae Ellison - Check-in at the Keiper Recreation Center


Enjoy one of the many outdoor recreational opportunities in the beautiful Central Pennsylvania valley! Director of Outdoor Leadership and Education, Jae Ellison, will be your guide on a one and a half hour hike. Please park your car near the Keiper Recreation Center, from where you’ll caravan with Lycoming families to the hiking location.
*Please keep in mind that this is a physically rigorous activity on an unpaved trail.

Bluebird Trail is located at the Williamsport Water Authority, and can be mapped at 1600 Mosquito Valley Road (Armstrong Township).

Advance registration appreciated.

10:45 a.m.

Planetarium Show- Detwiler Planetarium, Lynn Science Center

See the stars and learn more about the universe in Lycoming's state-of-the-art planetarium.  Experience the facility that has expanded opportunities for all students on Lycoming's campus.
Advance registration not available, seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

11 to 11:45 a.m.

Faculty Open House - Pennington Lounge, Academic Center

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Family Weekend Tailgate Lunch - Shangraw Athletic Complex

Enjoy a tailgate lunch under the tent at the Shangraw Athletic Complex before cheering on various Lycoming athletics teams!

$10 per person, $10 per Lycoming student. Advance registration required.

11:30 a.m.

Women's Softball Alumnae Day- Softball Field, Shangraw Athletic Complex

Coach Melissa Baer and the women's softball team invite softball families to an afternoon of activities.  Enjoy an alumni softball game followed by a picnic with alumnae, current players and families.  RSVP by September 1 to Coach Baer.  BaerM@lycoming.edu or 570-321-4252.

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lycoming College Choir Open Rehearsal- Clarke Chapel

Families and friends are welcome to observe a choir rehearsal with Dr. Christopher Jackson, Conductor.

1:30 p.m.

Football: Lycoming v. Kings- David Person Field, Shangraw Athletic Complex

Complimentary tickets are available at registration table in Burchfield Lounge only.

4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner in the Dining Hall - Dining Hall, Wertz Student Center

$9.00 per non-Lycoming student, cash or credit card.

8 p.m.

Senior Class Reception at the President's House - 325 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport

President Kent Trachte and Sharon Trachte, Ph.D. invite members of the senior class and their families to a reception at the President's House. The Peter Herdic Trolley will provide continuous transportation to and from the event for seniors and their families. Families are strongly encouraged to use the trolley that departs from the Academic Center parking lot.

Advance registration appreciated.

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Hiawatha Wing Cruise, Third Cruise - 2205 Hiawatha Blvd., Williamsport

Mingle with Lycoming families while enjoying "wings and things" aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat!

This event is sold out. Thank you for your interest.

8 p.m.

Family Entertainment- Brian Miller, Comedy Magician - Clarke Chapel

This stage show is a seamless integration of stand-up comedy, magic, and mind reading that is a conscious parody of itself. Join Brian as he incites riots of laughter and gasps of wonderment on a journey to perform the ideal modern magic show... and watch as it deteriorates into a hysterical chaos.

This program is sponsored by the office of student programs and leadership development.

Sunday, September 11

TimeEvent
9 a.m.

Sunday Mass: St. Boniface Catholic Church - 326 Washington Blvd, Williamsport

9 a.m.

Worship Service: First United Methodist Church - 604 Market Street, Williamsport

10:30 a.m.

Protestant Ecumenical Service - Clarke Chapel

Join Lycoming students and families for a worship service in historic Clarke Chapel. The Lycoming College Choir will offer various musical selections.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brunch in the Dining Hall - Dining Hall, Wertz Student Center

$6.15 per non-Lycoming student, cash or credit card.

Points of Interest

  • Streeter Campus Store Hours - Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Special: One free t-shirt per family with a $50 purchase!
  • Downtown Art Gallery- 25 W. Fourth Street Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Explore Williamsport’s newest art gallery!  This premier downtown space is within walking distance of campus and hosts various exhibits throughout the year.