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Family & Friends Weekend

On Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th, Notre Dame of Maryland University will host its annual Family & Friends Weekend celebration. We have planned a series of events that will appeal to participants of all ages including Saturday’s highly anticipated annual Harvest Fest featuring fall themed foods, beverages, and activities and a trip down to Patterson Park for the Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival!

 

Did you know that Notre Dame completed 106,000 hours of service in just one academic year?! Please join us on Sunday for our Inaugural Family & Friends Weekend Day of Service; your contributions will surely help us meet or even better beat that number! 

 

Click here to register for Family & Friends Weekend.

 

Saturday, October 24

Family & Friends Weekend Registration/Continental Breakfast 
Begins at 9:30 a.m., Fourier Lobby

Pick up your Family & Friends Weekend schedule and enjoy a continental breakfast.

Breakout Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m., Various Locations

Family & Friends Weekend features breakout sessions facilitated by
members of the Notre Dame community that provides families and friends with the opportunity to learn more about campus services and offerings.

10:00 a.m.

Emerging Leaders Living-Learning Community Family & Friends Breakfast
Current NDMU students enrolled in Emerging Leaders LLC are invited to bring their friends and families to meet their LLC faculty and staff mentors over a light breakfast and conversations.

10:40 a.m.

Women of the World (WOW) is coming to NDMU May 6-8, 2016!
Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, the largest arts
complex in Europe, created WOW in 2011 as a space for women and girls to come together to celebrate how far they have come and to discuss the challenges that remain, within our communities, our countries, and the world. It has become a global movement with WOW festivals occurring in 15 countries on 5 continents, and in areas in which women face amazing challenges. Pakistan and India are slated for 2016.

The WOW-Baltimore we are creating at NDMU will include topics that the community will have a chance to identify through Think Ins, which will
occur in the Fall, 2015, and with events that will engage secondary school girls (and boys if they would like), our NDMU students, and organizations such as the Baltimore Symphony.

11:20 a.m.
Where Will You Go?: Study, Serve, or Intern Abroad
This session will provide an overview of the overseas opportunities available to NDMU students. Come learn about fall, spring, and summer programs, faculty-led Short Term Experiences Abroad, service learning options, and internships across the globe. OIP staff will be joined by faculty trip leaders as well as study abroad alumni and their parents.

Gator Pride Lunch

12:00 pm-1:00pm, Doyle Dining Hall

Take a break for lunch and prepare to cheer on the NDMU Gators! Notre Dame families of all ages are encouraged to show your Gator pride by decorating posters, getting your face painted, and sporting your Notre Dame gear to show your team spirit. 

Gator Pride Lunch Prices
Adults $10;

Children (ages 3-13) $5
NDMU Resident Students must present their student ID card for meals.


Volleyball vs. University of Valley Forge
1:00 p.m., MBK Gymnasium

Cheer on the NDMU Gators as they take on the University of Valley Forge!


2nd Annual Harvest Fest
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Doyle Lawn

Join families, faculty, staff, classmates, and friends for the 2nd Annual
Harvest Fest co-sponsored by the student-run Business and Economics
Society. Fun foods, crafts, music, and activities are available for
participants of all ages!  A free fall themed wine and beer tasting will be available for participants 21+.

Bull Roast
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Doyle Dining Hall

Join your Notre Dame community as we enjoy great food, music, and
fellowship at our annual Bull Roast.


Bull Roast Prices
Adults $15;
Children  (Ages 3-13) $10

NDMU Resident Students must swipe their student ID card for meals.

Volleyball vs. Trinity College
5:00 p.m., MBK Gymnasium

Continue to show your NDMU team spirit by cheering on our Notre Dame Gators as they compete with Trinity College!

2015 Great Halloween and Lantern Parade & Festival: Kaleidoscope

6:00 p.m. Patterson Park, Baltimore

With fifteen years of lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore have created their most

colorful EVER Great Halloween Lantern Parade-KALEIDOSCOPE! There will be marching bands, food trucks, floats, performances and much more! This year’s 16th Annual Parade is expected to bring in over 2000 participants and you should be one of them!

Bus will depart from Doyle Circle at 6:00 p.m. and depart from Patterson Park at 8:30 p.m.

 Sunday, October 25

Inaugural Family & Friends Weekend  Day of Service

10:30 a.m. Doyle Formal

Did you know that Notre Dame completed 106,000 hours of service in just one academic year?! Please join us for our Inaugural Family & Friends Weekend Day of Service; your contributions will surely help us meet or even better beat that number! All participants will receive a free t-shirt and will be provided with a complimentary lunch at the completion of the service project.

Click here to register for Family & Friends Weekend.

Click here if you are interested in staying on campus during Family & Friends Weekend.


For more information, please contact:

Natalie Gillard
Director of Student Leadership and Inclusion
410.532.3158
ngillard@ndm.edu