Family Weekend

Family WeekendParents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, children and all family members are invited to Davis & Elkins College for Family Weekend! Come and enjoy our warm and welcoming campus community with a variety of activities.

We have provided a list of area accommodations to help you plan your visit.

Friday, September 29, 2017

9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

College Bookstore Open

Madden Student Center

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration & Information

Great Hall, Halliehurst

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Mini-Wellness Fair

Sponsored by the Sport Science Department.

Hilda and Robert R. Butler Lobby, The McDonnell Center
3:00 p.m.

Founders' Day Convocation

Honoring Faculty Emeritus Dr. Gloria Payne, '43 and alumni award recipients. Reception to follow.

Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Myles Center for the Arts

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

The Naylor Learning Center Open House & Reception

Enjoy a friendly reception with members of The Naylor Learning Center staff and learn more about what the Center has to offer.

2nd Floor, Albert Hall

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Campfire, S’mores & Bingo $

Join us around the fire to make s’mores and play Bingo with a chance to win D&E prizes.

Davis Trust Patio and Timms Lounge, Madden Student Center


Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Registration & Information

Great Hall, Halliehurst

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

College Bookstore Open

Madden Student Center

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Parents and Students Breakfast with President Chris Wood and First Lady Lisa Wood $

Hearthstone (President's Home)

10:30 a.m.

International Peacemaker Presentation

Featuring Ebun James-DeKum, General Secrtary of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL)

Presented by the Davis & Elkins College Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy. To learn more, visit

Eshleman Science Center, Room 400

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Planetarium Show

Limited seating available; first come, first serve.

Flynn Planetarium (4th Floor), Eshleman Science Center

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.All Campus Picnic $The McDonnell Center
12:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Ohio Dominican University

Gate fee applies. Free with registration.

Crowning of Miss D&E and Mr. Senator between games.

Nuttall Field, Allen Athletic Fields

1:00 p.m.

Paintball $

Free for D&E students, $20 per guest.

Veterans Paintball Course

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Dedication of the Reckling Collection and Tour of The Stirrup Gallery

The Stirrup Gallery, Myles Center for the Arts

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

West Virginia & Atlantic Model Railroad Open House

Conference Room A, Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality and Tourism

4:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Ohio Dominican University

Nuttall Field, Allen Athletic Fields

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.Pig on the Porch $Halliehurst
7:30 p.m.All Campus Trivia NightTimms Lounge, Madden Student Center
10:00 p.m.

Senators Ball

Students only.

Creative Commons, Myles Center for the Arts

Sunday, October 1, 2017

8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hike in Dolly Sods Area

meet on the Halliehurst porch

10:30 a.m.

Chapel and Memorial Service

Robbins Memorial Chapel

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Farewell Brunch $


Schedule subject to change.