October 11 -12, 2024

Save the date to come experience a taste of your student’s life on campus with activities planned just for families! Get to know campus and the Ashland area, your student’s home away from home.

Sample Family Weekend Schedule

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  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Lunch, Estes Dining HallEnjoy a themed lunch in Estes. $11 for members of the family.
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Open House
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Family Weekend Welcome Reception – President’s Home – Join President and Mrs. Robert R. Lindgren for the Family Weekend Reception.
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Evening Event sponsored by the Student Engagement Center
  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Musical Performance and Dessert
  • 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.First Friday Outdoor Movie, sponsored by Common Activities Board at Brown Fountain Plaza


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  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Coffee and Pastries at Jacket Java
  • 10 a.m. – Ring Ceremony – Blackwell Auditorium – Participating students are presented with Randolph-Macon class rings. These custom-made rings are an enduring symbol of collegiate pride and commemorate the meaningful moments in a student’s academic life.
  • 1 p.m. – 91Ƶ Football
    Note: Fall Tailgating Information
  • 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fall Fest – Brown Fountain Plaza – Bring your friends and family to the Fountain for an afternoon filled with your favorite fall activities and treats, including lawn games, crafts, and more! This free event is open to people of all ages.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Late Night Brock


  • 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Sunday Brunch, brought to you by Parkhurst – Estes Dining Hall – Enjoy fresh, made-from-scratch food and flavors that are handcrafted and personally designed by our chefs with your needs in mind. Our recipes come to life every day in our kitchens using the best ingredients, prepared in the freshest ways possible.
  • 10:30 a.m. – Family Weekend Worship Service – Duncan Memorial United Methodist, 201 Henry Street, Ashland, Va. 23005
  • 3 p.m.Concert Event

stop by when you can

  • Displays in the Brock Commons Lobby
    • Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners
    • Interfaith Opportunities
    • Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) posters
  • 91Ƶ Campus Store – Open Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brock Commons

FAQs about Family Weekend


Parents arrive as their work obligations and other commitments permit. The more popular events are generally scheduled for late-afternoon on Friday into Saturday. No check-in is required!


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Guest parking passes are not required for Family Weekend. Parents may park in all student and faculty/staff lots. 

Siblings and Guests

Guests are welcome, and we encourage you to bring siblings. (Book a campus tour while you are here!)


Pets are allowed on campus and must be leashed at all times.  However, we ask that you refrain from taking them inside buildings, as others may be allergic.  Clean-up is the sole responsibility of the pet’s owner.


We encourage casual, comfortable dress for the weekend.

Questions? Email parents@rmc.edu or call 866-694-4574.