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We invite all parents and families to get a taste of Ripon College spirit and traditions and take part in dedicated networking opportunities. 

Family Weekend 2022 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 21

11:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.Open Class: Catalyst 120 "Distance Yourself from Disease" | Rodman 140
Attend a class taught by Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Brittany Falloway
11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.Open Class: Catalyst 220 "Books! Manuscripts, Scrolls, Comics Hieroglyphs, Emoji & More" | Rodman 147
Attend a class taught by Associate Professor of Art History Travis Nygard
5 - 6:30 p.m.Social Hosted by the Ripon Parents Network (RPN) | Franzen Center, Lane Library
Connect with faculty, staff, and fellow parents while also learning about the services of the Franzen Center for Academic Success - complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served
7 p.m.Women's Volleyball v. Knox College | Doc Weiske '50 Memorial Gymnasium, Willmore Center
8 - 9 p.m.Comedy City Theatre Performance | Great Hall, Memorial Union
All students and families are welcome to share some laughs with this live, improv comedy show

Saturday, October 22

8 - 9:30 a.m.Coffee & Careers Morning Mixer | Center for Career and Professional Development, Lower Level S.N. Pickard Commons
Meet the director of the Center for Career and Professional Development and tour the Center and Rally's Career Closet
  • CAREER RESOURCES: Meet the director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, Mary Hatlen, and hear about important resources for students related to their career paths

  • ACADEMIC AFFAIRS UPDATE: Meet the Associate Dean of Faculty and Registrar, Michele Wittler '76, to ask any questions related to academics or the curriculum
8 - 9:30 a.m.Ripon Parents Network (RPN) Meet & Greet | Joyce Lounge, S.N. Pickard Commons
Stop by to say hello and find out more about opportunities for parents to get involved with Ripon College through the Ripon Parents Network
10 - 11 a.m.Meet & Greet with President Folse and Administrative Council | Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union
Join President Victoria N. Folse and College administration for a presentation on the State of the College, followed by a question and answer session - continental breakfast will be provided
11 a.m.Men's Soccer v. Grinnell College | Prairie Field, Union Street, Ripon
11:30 a.m.Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving v. Lawrence University | Kohler Pool, Willmore Center
1 - 2:30 p.m.Walk on the Prairie | Meet at the Ceresco Prairie Conservance trailhead west of the Willmore Center
Join Professor of Biology Emeritus Skip Wittler for a guided trail walk through the College's 130-acre conservancy that features native prairie, oak savannah, and wetlands habitat
1 p.m.Football v. University of Chicago | Ingalls Field, Fond du Lac Avenue, Ripon
1 p.m.Women's Volleyball v. Monmouth College | Doc Weiske '50 Memorial Gymnasium, Willmore Center
1:30 p.m.Women's Soccer v. Grinnell College | Prairie Field, Union Street, Ripon
8:30 - 10 p.m.Paranormal Ripon Tour | Meet outside the entrance of S.N. Pickard Commons
Join the student organization, Ripon College Paranormal Investigators (RCPI), for an exciting and hair-raising "Haunted Walking Tour" of campus, where you will learn the dark secrets and intriguing history that surrounds some of the most iconic buildings on campus

Sunday, October 23

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Worship Service with Special Blessing for Students & Families | First Congregational Church of Ripon, next to East Hall
Join Pastor Jeffrey Dodson, a Ripon College Class of 2006 graduate, and his congregation for a special blessing of Ripon College students and their families - you are also invited to join them in their fellowship hall for coffee and a light breakfast immediately following the service
Click here for a comprehensive list of Places to Worship in Ripon

Campus Hours

  
Admission Office, Hughes HouseFriday:9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Starbucks, Lower Level S.N. Pickard CommonsFriday:7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday:10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday:10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Spot, Ground Level Harwood Memorial Union
Enjoy free pool, grab a bite to eat or just relax
Friday:11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
S.N. Pickard CommonsFriday:7 - 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday:10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Willmore Center
Families will be provided a complimentary pass for the weekend to utilize the fitness facility, including the pool, upon request at registration
Friday:5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday:6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Kohler Pool, Willmore Center
Families will be provided a complimentary pass for the weekend to utilize the fitness facility, including the pool, upon request at registration
Friday:6 - 8 a.m.; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 7 - 8 p.m.
Lane LibraryFriday:7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday:10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday:Noon - Midnight