We’re eager to welcome families HOME to Saint Rose for Parents and Family Weekend! While we’re sure your students will have a list of things they want to do while you visit campus, we’ve focused most of our activities on Saturday, September 25. Please note some details related to COVID-19 prevention: Students can have two guests each. All guests will need to fill out the College's visitor health questionnaire (they should select Student Life as the office they are visiting), and we ask guests to not come to campus if they have any symptoms. Unfortunately, outside guests are not permitted in the residence halls under the current COVID-19-related policies.
Saturday, September 25
- 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in nearby Washington Park, located just a short walk from campus
Free, just bring a mat!
- 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the Washington Park Farmers Market
Check out all the great vendors in the Washington Park Farmers Market, which is held every Saturday through September at the in Albany’s beautiful Washington Park. Be sure to take some time to explore the over 80-acre park, which was designed in the late 1800s by Calvert Vaux and Fredrick Olmsted, the landscape architect who designed New York City's Central Park. It’s also the site of Albany’s famous Tulip Festival. Young visitors should be sure to check out the playground.
- 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Brunch in the dining hall
Join your student for brunch in the dining hall. The unlimited brunch is $12.50 per person, and it can be paid at the door. Credit cards are accepted. (Your student can use their meal plan if they have a plan that covers weekends.)
- 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Student Club and Organization Expo on the Campus Green
See all the various Saint Rose student clubs and organizations and watch live performances from our dance and a cappella groups! Tie-dye and other activities will also be held. And be sure to sign-up for the 1:30 cornhole tournament!
- 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Food truck on the Campus Green
Fall is here, and cider and doughnuts are an Upstate New York staple! Enjoy free apple cider and cider doughnuts from Sodexo, our hospitality services provider.
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Parent and Family Meet and Greet
Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. at the Campus Green to meet fellow parents and connect with those you’ve interacted with via the Saint Rose Parent Facebook Group.
- 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cornhole tournament and other games on the Campus Green
Test your tossing ability at our Saint Rose-themed cornhole boards. Sign-ups start at 12 noon during the Club expo.
- 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mr. Wizard Show in the Touhey Forum, Thelma P. Lally School of Education
Catch a fun science-based show the whole family with enjoy with Mr. Wizard!
- 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saint Rose women’s soccer vs. Bentley at our Christian Plumeri Sports Complex
Come cheer on our Golden Knights at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex, 20 Frisbie Avenue, Albany. Fans are welcome and are not required to wear a mask since the venue is outside. The games are free, and there is ample parking at the facility.
- 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Trivia Contest on the Campus Green
Join us for trivia on the quad! Sign-ups start at 12 noon during the club expo.
- 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saint Rose men’s soccer vs. Franklin Pierce at our Christian Plumeri Sports Complex
Stay after the women’s soccer team wraps up at Plumeri or plan on joining the men’s team at this great venue for soccer! Again, fans are welcome and are not required to wear a mask since the venue is outside. The games are free, and there is ample parking at the facility.
Sunday, September 26
- 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Upper Madison Street Fair
Get to know our neighborhood at this annual street fair, which showcases Pine Hills neighborhood businesses and organizations!