Lots to experience, see during virtual Family Weekend

FREDONIA — Family Weekend 2020 at the State University at Fredonia, like most everything else, will be presented in a virtual format this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There will be no on-campus events.

But that doesn’t mean Fredonia will not have lots to offer during the Oct. 23-25 weekend.

Campus Life is developing and planning several online events or experiences that can be viewed from home: musical events, special student club events, and other custom programming, and is looking forward to engaging students and families as best it can while keeping everyone healthy and safe.

Live/virtual events confirmed so far include Online Family Trivia, to be held on a day and time to be announced, and hosted by Spectrum Entertainment Board. A family photo challenge on Instagram has been issued to showcase throwback and new photos. Family photos will be posted on Friday, Oct. 23, on Campus Life’s Instagram story.

Previously recorded special performances from “Commencement-Eve on Broadway: Music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and More,” a Rockefeller Arts Center production with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, held May 18, 2018, from Rockefeller Arts Center may also be viewed. These include:

¯ Selections from “Phantom of the Opera.” View the performance at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzWS6Mmzvzk&list=PLUXPjNIBW1qOFk6q7gP1O3ad0iJR–H9mB

¯ “Maria” from “West Side Story.” View the performance at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayFP1UUAFno&list=PLUXPjNIBW1qP8TvmmpqFCCrZUjWQejdo2

¯ Prologue from “Les Miserables.” View the performance at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr1oZ-92vHA&list=PLUXPjNIBW1qO–RXnXXjmctbBcCklvNv–p

¯ Also available will be “Come Fly with Me,” the opening number from the Rockefeller Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala Pops Concert held on Sept. 21, 2019, in the King Concert Hall. View the performance at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iol6vFWQJfM&list=PLUXPjNIBW1qMrSiFs-iTew1D650XeJUDA

A printed tour of campus sculpture from the In Sight/On site program, a revolving exhibition of contemporary sculpture that began on the campus in 1998, has been prepared by Jessica Smith, a SUNY Fredonia alumna and Art Forum member. The nine-page document includes photos and sculpture descriptions and can be viewed online at www.fredonia.edu/sites/default/files/section/student-life/In%20Sight%20on%20Site%20narrative%20(1).pdf.

Updated information will be added to the website at www.fredonia.edu/student-life/campus-life/familyweekend.


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