Family Weekend

Save the date! Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Register

Visit the hotel information page for local options or if you have any questions please contact engage@wofford.edu.

Schedule

Friday, Sept. 30


1-5p.m. Registration Check-in

Please stop by the back of Main Building (facing the mall between Shipp Hall and DuPré Hall) to pick up name badges and a small gift.

2-4 p.m. Parent Leadership Council meeting
Harley Room, Richardson Physical Activities Building

This meeting is by invitation only. For information on joining the Parent Leadership Council, please contact Thom Henson at hensontm@wofford.edu.

3 p.m. Student Research Presentations
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

3:30-5 p.m. Career Center Reception
Career Center, Mungo Exchange

3:30-5 p.m. Center for Community Based Learning Reception
Galleria, Mungo Exchange

3:30-5 p.m. Study Abroad Reception
International Programs Lobby, Mungo Exchange

Please join the Office of International Programs for a reception and meet-and-greet. This reception is for Wofford families who have students who will participate in a spring 2023 study abroad program or plan to participate in a future semester study abroad program. Family members can RSVP by emailing internationalprograms@wofford.edu.

3:30 p.m. Sip N Stroll—canceled…see below replacement activities

3-4 p.m. History of Wofford
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Join Dr. Phillip Stone ’94, archivist, and Dr. Dwain Pruitt ’94, chief equity officer, in an engaging session on the history of Wofford. Come hear more about what makes Wofford special.

4-5 p.m. Tours of Chandler Center for Environmental Studies
Lobby of Chandler Center for Environmental Studies

Join members of the environmental studies faculty on a tour of their new building. 

4-5 p.m. Parent Leadership Council reception
Harley Room—Invitation only

5-6 p.m. Family mixer
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Join Wofford faculty, staff and fellow Wofford families for a time of conversation and fellowship featuring the Sally Rides Duo musical group. Everyone over 21 must have a wristband. IDs will be checked.

6 p.m. Volleyball vs UNCG
Postponed to Sunday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium

8 p.m. Terrier family trivia night
Mungo Student Center Lobby

Join other Wofford families for the popular Family Weekend trivia night.

Saturday, Oct. 1


9 a.m.-noon Registration Check-in—canceled

8-9:15 a.m. Terrier Fun Run/Walk—postponed to later date.

9:30 a.m. Order of 1854
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

This invitation-only event is for Wofford alumni who have a first-year child or grandchild attending the college.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. All campus tailgate party—canceled
The next tailgate will be October 15 featuring DJ Rain and food trucks.

1:30 p.m. Football vs. Mercer
Gibbs Stadium

5 p.m. Choral concert
Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Western Carolina
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium

7-9 p.m. Band Party with Southern Psych
Galleria, Michael S. Brown Village Center with tented back patio area

Families are invited to the Galleria and the outdoor area behind it for a time of music and fun. This event is BYOB—no glass bottles and no hard liquor. Please enter in front of the Galleria (facing Evins Street). Everyone over 21 must have a wristband. IDs will be checked. Come enjoy the music of Southern Psych with other families.

Tickets

Tickets are required for the volleyball matches and the football game. They can be purchased here: woffordterriers.com/sports/2018/7/19/ticket-info-2018.aspx.

The newly renovated Burwell Dining Hall will be open during Family Weekend. Here are the times and costs:

Friday, Sept. 30 5-8 p.m. $7.80
Saturday, Oct. 1 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $7
5 p.m.-7 p.m. $7.80
Sunday, Oct. 2 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $7

All weekend in the Richardson Family Art Museum:

Michaela Pilar Brown | CONTERMINOUS Elegies
Michaela Pilar Brown is an image and object maker, a multidisciplinary artist using photography, installation and performance. She studied sculpture and art history at Howard University. Brown’s installations, collage and photographs address issues attendant to the black body. She uses nontraditional materials and their juxtaposition to each other, and or dissimilar objects to make statements about the body and its relationship to larger cultural themes of age, gender, race, sexuality, history and violence. Her work considers memory, myth, ritual, desire and the spaces the body occupies within these vignettes. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Georgia, Washington, D.C., California, Germany and Canada, and participated in the 2016 Satellite Art Fair, Basel Miami.

Brown is the 2018 grand prize winner of Artfields juried art competition. She is a 2018 inaugural resident artist of the Volcanic Residency, Whakatane Museum, Whakatane, New Zealand. She was one of the six American artists selected to participate as a resident artist for Open Immersion: A VR Creative Doc Lab produced by the CFC Media Lab, The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and JustFilms | Ford Foundation in Toronto, Canada, an inaugural resident artist at the 2016 Sedona Summer Colony, and a 2016 artist in residence, Kunstlerwerkgemeinschaft Kaiserslautern, Germany. She also has held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the McColl Center for Art and Innovation. Her work can be found in private and public museum collections in the United States. She is the executive director of 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina, where she has served since 2020.

McCallum & Halsey: At Home and Abroad
Married for 60 years, the artists Corrie McCallum (1914–2009) and William Halsey (1915–1999) forged artistic paths both individually and at times undeniably parallel. As native South Carolinians, their creative interests in modernism during the early 20th century were inaccessible in the region’s traditionalist art programs – leading both Halsey and McCallum to study at the esteemed School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A prestigious travel fellowship for Halsey allowed the couple to experience foreign travel for the first time, arriving in Mexico in 1939.

This was the first of many sojourns taken together and oftentimes solo. Central America, Europe, North Africa and Southeast Asia were destinations where the artists not only sketched extensively, but also absorbed a region’s culture and landscape. Their travels shaped their creative output through bold palettes and experimental textures.

By necessity, their personal and professional lives were based in Charleston, South Carolina. There, they raised three children while maintaining their dedication to shaping the South’s artistic culture through modernist teachings and exhibiting their art at both regional and national venues. Over the course of the artists’ careers, Charleston served to inspire McCallum and Halsey equal to the foreign wonders of their travels.

At Home and Abroad invites viewers to experience the familiar imagery of the Carolina Lowcountry and, as noted in the pair’s 1971 published “A Travel Sketchbook,” the “people and places around the world” that influenced their groundbreaking careers.