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Family Weekend - upper school schedule

Friday, October 28

8 – 11 a.m. Registration and Check-in
Grubbs Gallery, Reed Campus Center

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Classes / Special Schedule
Family members are encouraged to attend

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. School Assembly
Athletic Center
Required for all Upper School students. Family members are encouraged to attend.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Athletic Center and Sawyer Field Tent

1:30 – 2 p.m. Head of School Addresses all Parents and Family
Phillips Stevens Chapel

2:10 – 5:30 p.m. Parent-Faculty Conversations
Upper School parents wishing to meet with teachers will be able to sign up for time slots on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Information about parent-faculty sign-ups will be available by October 17, and you will receive an email from Peter Valine when you can go online and select times.

2:15 – 3 p.m. Senior Parent Group Meetings with Assigned Individual College Counselors
This is an opportunity for general updates and Q-and-A on the college process for seniors and their parents. Please attend the panel with your child’s assigned college counselor. (For specific questions relating to your child, please schedule a one-on-one meeting with your college counselor on Saturday morning, 8 a.m. to Noon)

  • Tom Beaton Jr. (Plimpton Hall, front)
  • Kara DeMichiel (Cox Room, Birch Dining Commons, Ford Hall)
  • Emily McDowell (Plimpton Hall, back)
  • Catherine McGraw (PA Room, Ford Hall)
  • Kate McKillop (Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center)

3 – 4 p.m. College Admissions Panel Discussion
New location: Phillips Stevens Chapel
Join deans from a range of colleges to learn about the college admissions landscape and hear advice on guiding your student through the college-search process. This panel is open to all parents and strongly encouraged for parents of sophomores and juniors.

Panel members:

Gil J. Villanueva
University of Richmond, VA
Associate Vice President & Dean

Michael J. Geller
George Washington University, Washington DC
New England Regional Director of Admissions

Matt Malatesta '91
Union College, NY
VP for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment

3:30 – 5 p.m. Athletic Practices and Afternoon Programs (for students)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Parent Reception
37 Park Street - at the home of Head of School Robert W. Hill III and Kathryn Hill P'15, '19

5 – 7 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Commons or on your own

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wildcat Fan Zone
Sawyer Field
Refreshments and Giveaways under the Tent

5:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Suffield Academy
Athletic Center Gym

5:30 p.m. Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Suffield Academy
Athletic Center Gym

5:45 p.m. Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Suffield Academy
Sawyer Field

5:45 p.m. Varsity Boys Water Polo vs. Suffield Academy
Athletic Center – Babcock Pool

8 p.m. Fall Theater Production: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
Williston Theatre
Friday night's performance is free for families attending Family Weekend

Saturday, October 29

7 a.m. Breakfast
Birch Dining Commons

8 – 11 a.m. Registration
Grubbs Gallery, Reed Campus Center

8 – 1:30 p.m. Parent/Faculty Conversations
Parents wishing to meet with faculty must sign up for time slots through Veracross. Information regarding that process will be distributed prior to Family Weekend.

8:30 – 11 a.m. Individual Meetings with Senior Parents and Assigned College Counselors
Plimpton
Senior Parents should contact Dianne King in the College Counseling office at 413-529-3224 or dking@williston.com to make a private appointment with their 12th-grade son or daughter’s college counselor

11 a.m. – Noon Student-Athlete College Counseling Session
New location: Phillips Stevens Chapel
Come and listen to advice from college coaches on the recruitment process for student athletes. This panel is strongly encouraged for any students and families who are considering playing at the Division I, II, or III level.

Noon – 2 p.m. Lunch
Birch Dining Commons

1 – 5:30 p.m. Wildcat Fan Zone
Galbraith Fields
Refreshments and Giveaways under the Tent

1:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs. Suffield Academy
Galbraith Turf Field

2 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity A Soccer vs. Suffield Academy
Galbraith Fields

2 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity B Soccer vs. Suffield Academy
Galbraith Fields

2 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Soccer vs. Suffield Academy
Galbraith Turf Field

3 p.m. Boys Cross Country – Shaler Invitational
Galbraith Fields

3 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey vs. Suffield Academy
Galbraith Fields

3 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Suffield Academy
Galbraith Fields

3 – 5:30 p.m. Wildcat Fan Zone
Sawyer Field
Refreshments and Giveaways under the Tent

3:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Football vs. Hotchkiss School
Sawyer Field

3:40 p.m. Girls Cross Country - Shaler Invitational
Galbraith Fields

7:30 p.m. Fall Theater Production: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
Williston Theatre


Campus Store hours during Family Weekend:

Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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