2019 Family Weekend Oct. 25-27

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.


Make your travel arrangements

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 state law.

School-wide Activity

Saturday, October 26:

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Chancellor's Breakfast. Eisenberg Social Hall, Hanes Student Commons.

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  Buy "Beyond Definition" tickets

High School Activities

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Friday, Oct. 25

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences on 3rd floor Gray.

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

Saturday, Oct. 26

5-7:30 p.m. (floating time) PSO Cocktail Party. Library 4th floor, North End.


School of Dance Activities

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Friday, Oct. 25

8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. All dance classes in session are open for parent/family observation.

Saturday, Oct. 26

The following are open to parent/family observation:

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

  • "The Nutcracker" Party Scene Rehearsal in Studio A
  • Emerging Choreographers Rehearsals in Studios 606, 612, 614, and 615

1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • "The Nutcracker" Battle Scene Rehearsal in Studio A
  • Emerging Choreographers Rehearsals in Studio 606, 612, 614, and 615


School of Design & Production and Visual Arts Activities

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Saturday, Oct. 26

College, Design & Production:

2-4 p.m. Design & Production Discussion. Drawing Studio. Review and discuss productions (30 minutes per show):

  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" drama
  • "Spring Awakening" drama
  • "The Cider House Rules" drama
  • "La Clemenza di Tito " winter opera

4-4:15 p.m. Travel to Performance Place, Patrons Theatre

4:15-4:45 p.m. "Luna Gale" / "Spring Awakening" drama load-in, Patrons Theatre

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the upcoming production of "Luna Gale"
  • Talk with the production crew

High School, Visual Arts:
All events take place on the 4th Floor of Workplace Building

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visual Arts Student Exhibition in the VA Gallery

VA I Families

  • 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 in the Drawing Studio
  • 3-4 p.m. College applications (VA I parents of seniors only) meet with VA faculty to discuss college applications in Design Room

VA II Families

  • 3-4 p.m. College applications (VA II Parents of seniors only) meet with VA faculty to discuss college applications in Design Room


School of Drama Activities

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Saturday, Oct. 26


10-10:30 a.m. Movement Demo led by Jason Bohon, Workplace Building Room 716

10 a.m.-4 p.m. "Cider House Rules," open rehearsal for drop-ins with Quin Gordon, Workplace Building Room 713

10:40-11:10 a.m. Stage Combat Demo led by Kelly Mann, Drama Gym, Gray Building, Room 296

11:25-11:55 a.m. Devised Performance Demo led by Andy Paris, Cobb Rehearsal Room  in Performance Place building

12:10-12:40 p.m. Singing Demo led by Greg Walter and Janine Hawley, Hood Hall in Gray Building

7:30 p.m. "Luna Gale" performance and post-performance talk back, Director Scott Zigler, Patrons Theater

Note: "Luna Gale" performances are sold out.

High School
1-1:15 p.m. Lecture Demo, Workplace Building Room 634

1:15-4 p.m. Lecture Demonstrations presenting Singing, Acting & Dancing with Introduction from Director of High School Program, Kelly Maxner, Workplace Building Room 634


School of Filmmaking Activities

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Saturday, Oct. 26

1:45–1:55 p.m. Interim Dean Henry Grillo's Welcome, Babcock Theatre in ACE Theatre Complex

2–3:30 p.m.

  • Visit set of "Sideways" (fourth-year film in pre-production) at Stage 6
  • Foley presentation in Foley Hall, Film Administration Building, Foley stage
  • Camera presentation in Film Back Lot at Stage 4
  • Virtual reality demo on Quest headsets in the New Media Building lobby 


School of Music Activities

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Friday, Oct. 26

3:45–5:15 p.m. UNCSA Cantata Singers rehearsal (open to observe), School of Music Building, Room 168

4–6 p.m. Dmitri Vorobiev, Piano Master Class, Crawford Hall

4-6:30 p.m. String Orchestra rehearsal, School of Music Building, Room 167

Saturday, Oct. 26

7:30 p.m. Renowned Venezuelan conductor and violinist "Eddy Marcano leads the UNCSA Strings" in a dynamic program of works by Piazzolla and Tchaikovsky in Hanes Auditorium at Salem College (601 Church St. S., Winston-Salem)

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