• Family Weekend 2014

    November 1


    Lobby, Samuel Hays Magill Commons

    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Check in for Family Weekend at our registration table. Staff will be available to answer any questions you may have about Family Weekend activities. You will also be able to pick up your tickets for both the pregame luncheon and the Sunday brunch at this time.


    The Club, Samuel Hays Magill Commons

    Career Planning for Parents

    10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

    Join us for a journey through freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year. We'll highlight key steps you can take to help your student plan for his or her future career.

    A Parent's Guide to Common Mental Health Issues Among College Students

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    This workshop is designed to assist parents in identifying common mental health issues that can arise during the college years. Topics include homesickness and loneliness, depression and mood fluctuations, anxiety and stress, relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and warning signs of suicide.

    Center for Student Success (CSS) Open House

    Lower Level and First Floor, Rebecca Stafford Student Center

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

    Come and visit the Center for Student Success. This center has been established to provide students a comprehensive set of resources within one location. The CSS includes First Year Advising, Transfer and Undeclared Services, Disability Services, Tutoring and Writing Services, and the Office of Career Services.


    Gallery Exhibition: Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924–2013

    Rechnitz Hall’s DiMattio Gallery

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Born in 1924, Evelyn Leavens is a lifelong resident of Red Bank. Her first solo show was in 1952 at the Old Mill Gallery, Tinton Falls, known then for the introduction of Alice Neel and Martha Graham.

    She has received two fellowships from NJ State Council of the Arts and was included in the 1977 NJ Arts Council biennial at the Trenton State Museum. Her work has been shown, notably, at City Without Walls, Aljira, Tweeds, Summit Art Center, and the Morris State Museum.

    Primarily self taught, she attended the Vermont Studio Center in 1987 where she studied with Malcolm Morley, Archie Rand, and Niel Welliver.

    This exhibition will include drawings, paintings, prints, and mixed media works from throughout the artist’s life.

    Pre-Game Luncheon *

    Student Dining Hall, Samuel Hays Magill Commons

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring some of your favorite traditional tailgate foods. Students on a meal plan may use their meal card for the luncheon. Come join us!

    * Preregistration for this event is required.


    Larchwood Avenue Parking Lot

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Families and friends are welcome to join in a Monmouth football tradition: do-it-yourself tailgating in the parking area adjacent to Monmouth Stadium. Monmouth University, in compliance with state law, limits the consumption of alcoholic beverages to designated areas. Persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol in any area of the campus. Kegs, beer balls, and bottles are not permitted.

    The Monmouth University Store

    Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)

    11 a.m.–5 p.m.

    The University Store offers a variety of clothing and gifts, textbooks, school supplies, and novelty items. A 10% discount will be given on all imprinted Monmouth University merchandise: sweatshirts, T- shirts, mugs, glassware, and more.

    ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE: Bring in six nonperishable items and receive a coupon for 20% off imprinted items. Redeemable November 1–December 23 (not to be combined with other discounts).

    MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: Bizet's Carmen

    Pollak Theatre

    1 p.m.

    Tickets: $23

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

    Football Game

    Monmouth vs. Charleston Southern

    Monmouth Stadium

    1 p.m.

    Come cheer for the Hawks as they tackle Charleston Southern in the 22nd season of Monmouth football! Tickets may be purchased at the gate.

    Casino Night *

    Anacon Hall, Student Center, 2nd Floor

    7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

    We bring Atlantic City to you! Come enjoy an evening at Monmouth University's own casino!

    * No real dollars will be used. Prizes are limited to Monmouth University students only.