Family Weekend 2015

Friday, Sept. 25 - Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Schedule (subject to change):

Friday, Sept. 25
6:00-8:00 p.m.: Registration/Dinner
College Hall
Incoming family weekend attendees can drop by College hall to receive their name tags, register for upcoming events and to get a better idea of what is in store for the upcoming Family Weekend.

6:30-9:30 p.m.: Bayfront Bash 
Drop by the bay for an evening of music, food and friends. Featured local flavors such as Mama G’s Bakery, Kona Ice and the 4 Winds, New College’s own on campus cafĂ©, will be making an appearance selling their homemade tasty treats. Musical performances for the night include New College’s Jazz Sexytet: The New Cats, local artist Lesa Silvermore and a performance by an New College dance group.

Saturday, Sept. 26
7:00 a.m.:
Fun Run/Walk
Meet outside the Fitness Center
Wake up and start the day running with New College’s first annual Family Weekend fun run! This 2.2 mile course will take you through New College’s scenic grounds, showing off its amenities and wildlife along the way. Any fitness level is welcome and refreshments will be provided. (Registration at check-in for those interested)

8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Good Morning Boot Camp
Join Campus Life CLC Vanessa Van Dyke for an exciting boot camp style workout. This course is The class takes place inside the fitness center. Space is limited, so reservations are preferred.

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (all-day) Visit The FSU/Ringling Museum
Bay Shore Rd. (next to the New College campus)
Free all day
Drop by the Ringling Museum right next door. Admission is free all day. 

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Registration and Picnic by the Bay

Make your way to the bay for afternoon of sparkling waters, sunshine, and food. If you haven’t signed up for Saturday’s festivities or received your Family Weekend vouchers we will have ongoing registration at this time as well.

12:15 p.m.: Welcome and remarks from New College President Donal O'Shea
College Hall

12:30-2:00 p.m.: Maximizing Your New College Experience Panels & Discussions at College Hall
College Hall 
Hear from current students and alumni about their experiences at New College and how New College helped prepare them for life after college.

2:00-3:00 p.m.: Tours and mini-classes
Hear and see about the work some of New College’s faculty are doing by listening to a mini-class or taking a tour of some of the campus labs. Mini-class topics will be Computer Networks with Dr. Matthew Lepinski, and Birding by Ear with Dr. Maribeth Clark. Both Mini Classes will be in the ACE building. Dr. Katherine Walstrom will be giving tours of the Heiser Natural Science Building, and there will be a tour of Pritzker Marine Biology Lab.

4:00-6:00 p.m.: Happy Hour
Hampton Inn on University Ave.

6:00-9:00 p.m.: Explore Sarasota: Dinner Adventure
(Discounts for Family Weekend participants in Downtown Sarasota)
Explore some of Sarasota’s most flavorful dining experiences in the diverse downtown Sarasota area. This year New College has partnered with select restaurants to create special deals for NCF Family Weekend attendees with names such as The Melting Pot, Patricks 1481, El Greco and Caragiulos. Each restaurant was chosen for their unique flavor and their representation of a different facet of what Sarasota has to offer. See the dining section of your brochure for more information on offers.

8:00 p.m.: New Music New College by Wet Ink Ensemble performs Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit
(Limited tickets available)
Caples Campus
Ipsa Dixit is an evening-length piece that blends monodrama and theatre to skewer the treachery of speech and test the limits of ensemble virtuosity. An ongoing exploration of the intersections of music and language via a skeptical take on the role of the singer as gatekeeper of meaning, sentiment, and expressivity. This performance ensures a remarkable evening. Limited free spots are available at registration or you can support New Music New College by purchasing a $15 ticket at the event.

8:30 p.m.: Nightnight” by Windmill Theatre Company
Black Box Theater
Performances are free. Donations welcome.
This play is a must see! Take a journey with astronauts to space where friendships will be tested and dreams will be shattered. Admission is free, Donations are welcome, and seating is limited. 

Sunday, Sept. 27
10:00-11:30 a.m.: Brunch
College Hall
Our traditional Sunday brunch featuring delightful dishes.

11:30 a.m.: Family Weekend Closing and performance by Acapellago
College Hall
Wrap up a memorable weekend with a stellar performance by New College’s Acappellago.

For more information, contact:
Center for Engagement and Opportunity
Phone: 941-487-5002

Things to Do in Sarasota:
Farmer’s Market, Main Street & N. Lemon Street, Downtown Sarasota
Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Over 70 Vendors, featuring plants, produce, artwork and local restaurants. 

The Ringling Museum of Art  
5401 Bay shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243 -- 941-359-5700

Mote Marine 
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL -- 941-388-4441   

Jungle Gardens 
3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234  -- 941-355-1112 ext. 305 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 -- 941-366-5731

South Florida Museum  
201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 -- 941-746-4131

Myakka River State Park
Located 9 miles east of I-75 at:
13208 State Rd. 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

LeBarge Tropical Cruises
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236 – 941-366-6116

Register online until 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. 

Hotel Information: Hampton Inn: New College Rate is $94/$104 for Studio Suites. Reserve a room hereLink will expire Sept. 10, 2015, but anyone can always make reservations by asking for the New College rate after the link expires.



Office of Student Affairs
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-4250
Fax: (941) 487-4517