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Family & Friends Weekend

September 28 & 29, 2013

Family & Friends Weekend is an annual campus tradition that brings Notre Dame of Maryland University students and their families and friends together for a weekend filled with food and fun! We welcome you to enjoy campus life and explore Baltimore.  


Register here for Family & Friends Weekend TODAY!


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Family & Friends Weekend 2013 Schedule

Saturday, September 28th

Family & Friends Weekend Registration 
Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Student Life Information Center (SLIC) Desk, Doyle Hall Lobby

Honors Convocation
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.          
LeClerc Auditorium
As part of Family Weekend, faculty, staff, students and their families will convene on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. in LeClerc Hall's Auditorium for the annual Honors Convocation. This celebration marks the formal initiation of all new students, both first-year and transfer students, full-time and part-time, into the academic community.

At the Honors Convocation, we recognize student accomplishments and present awards. New students recite the Honor Pledge, committing them to the integrity that marks every Notre Dame community member.

Family and friends are most welcome!

12:00 to 2 p.m.                        
Doyle Dining Room
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children

Explore the Inner Harbor
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the city's premier tourist attraction and one of the city's crown jewels. The National Aquarium, HarborplaceMaryland Science Center and a host of restaurants, activities and shops ensure that there's something for everyone at the Inner Harbor. Visit Baltimore.org for a full list of offerings at the Inner Harbor.

Buses will depart from Doyle Hall at 1:30 p.m. and leave the Inner Harbor at 4:30 p.m.

Crab Feast
5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Doyle Dining Room

Enjoy all the crabs you can eat during this two hour feast—but there will be other great food options as well including pulled pork, BBQ chicken, buffalo wings, cheese tortellini, corn on the cob, Italian vegetable pasta salad, baked beans, coleslaw, and a variety of tasty desserts!

Crab Feast Prices:

Crab Feast participants: $30 for adults; $20 for NDMU students; $10 for children 
Non- Crab Feast participants: $15 for adults; $5 for children
Cash bar will be available.

8 p.m.
LeClerc Auditorium

John “The Trance-Master” Cerbone has been providing non-stop comedy hypnosis fun coast-to-coast for over 20 years. John has presented literally thousands of professional stage hypnosis shows, hypnotizing over 120,000 fun-loving people so far. He has starred on MTV's “Hypnotize My Roommate,” appeared on Fox News several times, has performed at Planet Hollywood and The South Point in Vegas, and has taught his ground-breaking “Speed Trance” instant hypnosis techniques to celebrities and aspiring hypnotists across the US, Canada and Europe.                

Sunday, September 29th

Coffee Conversations with FAM! 
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Gibbons Hall, Bryan Board Room

Families and friends are encouraged to join us as we discuss interest of participation in Notre Dame's newest parent and family association, Families as Advisors and Mentors (FAM) Association.  

Community Mass
11 a.m.
Marikle Chapel
Experience the beauty of Marikle Chapel and join the campus community, your classmates and families as we gather to worship.

Community Fellowship
Murphy Gathering Space
The perfect way to end a wonderful weekend. Gather with classmates, friends and families for a time of fellowship and refreshments.

12:00 to 2 p.m.                        
Doyle Dining Room
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children

NDMU Anchorage Program-Anchors Away!:  Big Sister Unveiling Ceremony
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.      
Doyle Formal Lounge

The big day is here!  All Women's College students who completed applications to become a Little Sister in the NDMU Anchorage Program by the September 20th due date will have the opportunity to discover their Big Sisters through a very exciting surprise activity.  Light refreshments will be served.  Anchors Away, ladies! 

Register here for Family & Friends Weekend TODAY!

For more information or further questions, please contact the Director of Student Leadership and Involvement at 410-532-3158.