2018 Family Weekend Oct. 19-21

This annual fall tradition invites families to UNCSA to catch up with their student. You can spend time with your student, meet their friends, visit with administrators and faculty, have breakfast with the Chancellor, learn more about the student support services and enjoy an on-campus fall festival.

Generally, events on campus for Family Weekend begin after 5 p.m. on Friday and conclude Saturday evening, leaving Sunday as a free day to spend with your student. Please check your student’s individual school event schedule for any exceptions to this timetable.

Accommodations & Airports

Parking:  You may park in any non-number space on campus after 5 p.m. Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Handicapped spaces require a placard per law state law.

All-School Activities

Saturday, October 20:

  • 8-9:30 a.m.  Breakfast buffet with the Chancellor in Eisenberg Social Hall in Hanes Student Commons. This event is SOLD OUT. Call 336-770-3332 to check availability and add your name to the wait list.
  • 3-6 p.m. Fall Festival Carnival, on The Hill near Hanes Student Commons
School of Dance Activities


3:45-6:15 p.m. Dance classes in session are open for parent observation.

7:15-9:45 p.m. Emerging Choreographers Rehearsals open for observation in Studio A, 608, 298, 398, 610, 612, 606, 607, 614,and Drama Gym


The following are open to parent/family observation:

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Nutcracker Party Scene Rehearsal Studio A
  • Emerging Choreographers Rehearsals Studios 606, 607, 608, 610, 612, 614, and 615

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

  • Nutcracker Battle Scene Rehearsal Studio  A
  • Emerging Choreographers Rehearsals Studio 606, 607, 608, 610, 612, 614, and 615


School of Design & Production Activities


1:30-2 p.m.  de Mille Tour - Meet in the de Mille Lobby
Behind-the-scenes tour of the upcoming production of Next to Normal

2-2:15 p.m.  Travel to the School of Design and Production

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.  Faro Scanner Demonstration - Aquarius Building (located near Parking Lot B. The building on the corner of Ehle and Chapel Street.)
Review and discuss the new high-tech equipment that is changing the way we think about Design and Production.

 2:45-3:45 p.m.  Tour of D&P Shops, Studios and Classrooms - Meet at the back doors of D&P, entrance is located near Parking Lot A.
Design & Production will conduct a behind-the-scenes look at our shops and host a student panel to share with parents their experience of what it’s like being a D&P student.

3:45-4:45 p.m.  Open Panel Discussion
The tour will conclude in Room 113 (Drawing Studio) where we will be joined by a panel of D&P students for a discussion about their experiences in the classroom and studios that help prepare them for a professional career in the performing arts.

High School:
(All events take place on the 4th Floor of Workplace Building)

VA I Families

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visual Arts Student Exhibition in the VA Gallery
  • 1:30-1:45 p.m. Greetings and Introductory Remarks in the Drawing Studio
  • 1:45-2:45 p.m. Drawing, Will Taylor Director of Visual Arts, Drawing Faculty Drawing Studio
  • 3-4p.m. VA I Parents of seniors only meet with VA faculty to discuss college applications in Design Room

VA II Families

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visual Arts Student Exhibition in the VA Gallery
  • 3-4p.m. VA II Parents of seniors only meet with VA faculty to discuss college applications in Design Room


School of Drama Activities


Stage Combat Demo – Workplace Annex #296 Drama Gym

  • 10–10:15 a.m. Introduction
  • 10:15-10:50 a.m. Combat Demo, presented by Dale Girard

 Devised Works Demo – Workplace Building #713
11-11:40 a.m. Devising Demo, presented by Andy Paris

Singing Demo – (Crawford Hall in Gray Building)
Noon – 12:40 p.m. Singing Demo, presented by Greg Walter & Janine Hawley

High School
Lecture Demo - Workplace Building #634

  • 1– 1:15 p.m. Introduction from Dean, Scott Zigler & Asst. Dean of High School, Kelly Maxner
  • 1:15-4 p.m. Lecture Demonstrations, presenting Singing, Acting & Dancing


School of Filmmaking Activities


1:45–1:55 p.m. Dean's Welcome, Stage 6

2–2:30 p.m.         Visit a Film Set in Stage 6

2:30–3 p.m.         Foley Presentation   in the  Film Admin (Foley Rm)

3–3:30 p.m.         Panavision Camera Presentation  in Stage 4    

School of Music Activities


3:45–4:45 p.m. UNCSA Cantata Singers rehearsal (open to observe), School of Music Building, Room 168

4–6 p.m.

  • UNCSA Symphony Orchestra rehearsal (open to observe), School of Music Building, Room 167
  • Saxophone Seminar Class (open to observe), Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • Piano Seminar Class (open to observe), School of Music Building, Watson Hall

4:45–6:15 p.m. Undergraduate Opera Workshop (open to observe), School of Music Building, Room 168

6–6:45 p.m. Meet the Dean of Music and leadership team (Q&A session), Watson Hall, Yekovich Room


High School Academic Activities


8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences on 3rd floor Gray.
Parents are asked to sign up for the conference times by emailing Mitsy McNeill.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parents Support Organization (PSO) meeting. Room 301 in Hanes Student Commons

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. College Planning Workshop (Parents of Juniors and Seniors). Eisenberg Social Hall in Hanes Student Commons


5-7:30 p.m. (floating time) PSO Cocktail Party. Library lobby. Please RSVP.


High School Life

Spirit Week

High school students will celebrate Spirit Week Oct. 15-19.

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Decades Day

Thursday - Dress Like a Teacher Day

Friday - UNCSA Pickle Day


Semi Formal Dance from 9-11 p.m. on the 4th Floor of the Library.