Join us this spring and experience Eckerd life.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Eckerd College! Now that you’ve been accepted to the College, come explore your future…
Sunday, March 5 – Monday, March 6, 2017
Sunday, April 9 – Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 23 – Monday, April 24, 2017
It is necessary to register online for this event. Space is limited, so please register as soon as you are able. We ask that students please register for one event only (please note, the $50 registration fee is nonrefundable).
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | HOUGH QUAD
Visiting admitted students register for the weekend and receive schedule information. Parents will also receive information packets. While you wait you can pick up some snacks on the patio or purchase lunch at Triton’s Pub.
12:00 and 12:30 p.m. | WATERFRONT
Come learn about the many programs offered at Eckerd’s own waterfront and take a ride on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. All registrants will receive an invitation to sign-up for a boat ride three weeks prior to the event date. Sunday boat rides are reserved for students only. Monday boat rides are available to students and families.
Welcome Program – Your First Year at Eckerd College
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
Join Professor Margie Sanfilippo to find out more about the Autumn Term, Faculty Mentoring Program and unique first-year programs offered at Eckerd.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
A current student will lead a tour of campus for admitted students and their families. Tours are optional and will leave periodically.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM PATIO
After your campus tour, we have a feeling you might want a snack to hold you over until dinner. Join us outside of Miller Auditorium for something to munch on before your Q&A panel. We will do our best to accommodate those with dietary restrictions.
Student Life Panel (Students Only)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AUDITORIUM
Current students will field questions on what it is like to be an Eckerd student. This is a chance to get to know some of our students in a fun and casual setting.
Student Life Panel (Parents Only)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
Current students and parents will field questions on what it is like to be an Eckerd student. This is a chance to get to know some of our students and parents in a fun and casual setting.
5:30 – 6:45 p.m. | FOX HALL
Join us in Fox Hall for dinner where you can meet current students, other admitted students and their families.
Reception (Parents Only)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | JAMES CENTER
Parents are invited to join current Eckerd parents and faculty who will be available to answer questions about the Eckerd experience.
Evening Entertainment (Students Only)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | WATERFRONT
Join our current students for a bonfire, s’mores, music and other activities at the waterfront.
Campus Bookstore Hours
Sunday | 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | CAFÉ BON APPÉTIT (MAIN CAFETERIA)
Students can enjoy breakfast in Café Bon Appétit’s main dining hall. Remember to wear your name tag – this serves as your meal ticket! Make sure you give yourself enough time to find your classroom at 9:30 a.m.
President’s Breakfast (Parents Only)
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | FOX HALL
Parents are invited to join President Eastman, members of the Executive Staff, and Student Affairs for a special presentation and casual discussion over breakfast.
Academic Experience (Students Only)
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | CONSULT INSIDE LABEL FOR CLASSROOM LOCATION
Each student will have an opportunity to experience academics at Eckerd. Students, please arrive early to your class and introduce yourself to the professor. He or she will be expecting you. Consult individual student schedule for the location of your class.
Financing an Eckerd College Education
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
Join Dr. Pat Watkins, Director of Financial Aid, and Angie Noronow, College Bursar, for a general overview of the billing, scholarship and financial aid processes. You may also stop by the Financial Aid Office until 5:00 p.m. with your questions.
Eckerd College Clubs, Organizations, & Accessible Education Services Mini Open House on the Quad
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | HOUGH QUAD
Come learn about a small variety of Eckerd’s student-run clubs and organizations. Representatives from the office of Accessible Education Services and the Admission office will also be present to help answer questions for parents and students.
International Education Drop-in
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OFFICE, SEIBERT 100
Stop by to meet Diane Ferris, Director of International Education, and learn about the opportunities for international study.
Center for Career Planning & Applied Learning Drop-in
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | LINDSEY HALL
Stop by to meet Andrew Black, Associate Dean for the Center for Career Planning and Applied Learning, and discuss how a liberal arts education applies in today’s world through internships and career exploration.
Service Learning Drop-in
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | BROWN HALL
Stop by to meet Ronald Porter, Director of Service Learning, and discuss how a liberal arts education applies in today’s world through service learning.
10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 12:15 p.m. | WATERFRONT
Come learn about the many programs offered at Eckerd’s own waterfront and take a ride on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. Sign up for one of these boat rides in advance at check-in or dinner.
Collegia Open House
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | James Center
Meet with faculty members from all 40 areas of study at Eckerd College to discuss academic opportunities.
(Optional) Mini Tour of Galbraith Marine Science Center
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. | LEAVES FROM THE JAMES CENTER
Students interested in Marine Science will leave Wrenn Hall at 12:00 p.m. for a tour of the Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory.
(Optional) Mini Tour of James Center Laboratories
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. | LEAVES FROM THE JAMES CENTER
Students interested in taking a more in-depth tour of our laboratories inside the James Center for Molecular Life Sciences will be led by a natural science faculty member starting at 12:00 p.m.
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. | FOX HALL
Join Eckerd College faculty for our final meal together.