Family Weekend 2019

Family Weekend - Fall 2019

October 25-27, 2019


North Central College invites you to attend Family Weekend 2019, a campus-wide celebration in honor of parents, grandparents, and all extended family. This unique weekend experience will provide your family the opportunity to explore the College and everything it has to offer. 

Transportation and Hotel Partners

Get discounted rates with our hotel partners!

North Central College has an agreement with the Naperville hotels to offer discounted rates to all friends and family of the school. Whether you are visiting, attending a sporting event, or seeing a play, one of our partner hotels can accommodate you. 

Campus Map

Navigate the campus by following this map!

Check out Downtown Naperville



Friday, October 25, 2019

12:00PM - 8:00PM Family Weekend Check In (Harold and Eva White Activities Center)


Check in at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center Front Desk (325 East Benton Ave). Grab your schedule and free gift and plan an amazing weekend on campus!

9:00AM - 6:00PM Campus Store Hours (Campus Store--100 East Jefferson Ave)


Grab your North Central College gear and show your pride throughout Family Weekend! Look for a coupon in your packet at Check In!

7:30AM - 11:30PM Boilerhouse Cafe Hours


Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy your time with your student!

7:30AM - 6:00PM Au Bon Pain Hours


This grab and go location is great for coffee, soup, sandwich and so much more! 

7:30AM - 11:30PM Explore Downtown Naperville


North Central College is steps away from the beautiful downtown Naperville hotspot! Check out the restaurants, shopping and so much more!

4:00PM - 6:00PM Cider and Fun with Student Affairs (Harold and Eva White Activities Center)


The Harold and Eva White Activites Center (WAC) is a hub for all things student activities and fun! Did you know that it was recently renovated?

Come meet the student affairs staff, check out the new and amazing student space on the second floor and get your commemorative photo from Family Weekend!

6:00PM - 8:00PM Pumpkin Carving with the Weekend Programming Board (Jefferson Lounge)


Join the student led activities board, Weekend Programming Board, with an early evening of pumpkin fun! There will be pumpkin carving tools and supplies to make sure you leave with an amazing pumpkin ready to decorate your residence hall room or home!

7:00PM The Union Concert (Heininger Auditorium)


The Union is a student-run music venue focused on creating and amplifying positive social impact work through music and art. Events are held weekly in a newly renovated space, Heininger Auditorium, located in the Larrance Academic Center building. They are locally rooted, student-driven, radically hospitable, and host events showcasing a variety of musical genres. 

This weekend, The Union is hosting Kevin Andrew Prchal, find out more about this amazing singer/songwriter here: https://www.kevinandrewprchal.com/about

10:00AM - 9:00PM Donna Castellanos “Inside out, Outside In” (Schoenherr Art Gallery )


Explore a new thematic installation by Donna Castellanos that brings the inside out, and the outside in. For each piece in this exhibition, everyday objects have evolved into new assemblages. Look closely and you'll find denim jeans, antique books, old computers equipment , soccer balls and more, all transformed into a new light. Step inside and consider how these familiar objects have been turned inside out and outside in.

Vistors are also invited to explore their own creativity in a community interactive area. By using vintage typewriters, guests may contribute memories, stories and insights into a shared collection of handmade books that become part of the exhibiton.
This exhibit is sponsered by Pinot's Palette.

Schoenherr Art Gallery is in the Wentz Gallery Hall and Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL, 60540. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

7:30PM Songs for a New World, Part of the Student Directed Series (Madden Theater)


The first musical written by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), "Songs for a New World" weaves stories and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. Each piece in this modern song cycle is a glimpse into the life of a different character and an instance when they realize something new about themselves, seemingly find a whole new world to explore. Through the score, which blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz music and features many intricate harmonies, "Songs for a New World" transports its audience from the deck of a sailing ship bound for a new land to the ledge of a New York penthouse, among many other fantastical locations. With its timeless theme and compelling music, this musical can be enjoyed by all ages and inspires its audience to look within themselves.

October 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30pm
October 19, 20, 26, 27 at 2pm

Purchase Tickets Here: http://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/event/songs-new-world-written-and-composed-jason-robert-brown-part-student-directed-series-0



Saturday, October 26, 2019

2:00PM - 8:00PM Family Weekend Check In (Harold and Eva White Activities Center)


Check in at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center Front Desk (325 East Benton Ave). Grab your schedule and free gift and plan an amazing weekend on campus!

10:00AM - 3:00PM Campus Store Hours


Grab your North Central College gear and show your pride throughout Family Weekend! Look for a coupon in your packet at Check In!

10:00AM - 12:00PM Family Friendly Football Tailgate (Championship Plaza)


Get pumped up for our North Central College Cardinals as they play Carthage College at 12:00PM. Inflatables, snacks and giveaways will give you fuel you need to cheer on your team.

12:00PM Cardinal Football Game vs. Carthage College (Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium)


Cheer on your North Central College Cardinals as they take on Carthage College.

7:00PM - 9:00PM Neon Night with Mini Golf and a Roller Rink (Merner Fieldhouse)


Play a round of mini golf and show off your skills on the indoor roller rink! Sponsored by the Weekend Programming Board and the Office of Student Involvement, this evening is sure to have you laughing and having the best time!

10:00AM - 6:00PM Donna Castellanos “Inside out, Outside In” (Schoenherr Art Gallery )


Explore a new thematic installation by Donna Castellanos that brings the inside out, and the outside in. For each piece in this exhibition, everyday objects have evolved into new assemblages. Look closely and you'll find denim jeans, antique books, old computers equipment , soccer balls and more, all transformed into a new light. Step inside and consider how these familiar objects have been turned inside out and outside in.

Vistors are also invited to explore their own creativity in a community interactive area. By using vintage typewriters, guests may contribute memories, stories and insights into a shared collection of handmade books that become part of the exhibiton.
This exhibit is sponsered by Pinot's Palette.

Schoenherr Art Gallery is in the Wentz Gallery Hall and Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL, 60540. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

2:00PM & 7:30PM Songs for a New World, Part of the Student Directed Series (Madden Theater)


The first musical written by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), "Songs for a New World" weaves stories and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. Each piece in this modern song cycle is a glimpse into the life of a different character and an instance when they realize something new about themselves, seemingly find a whole new world to explore. Through the score, which blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz music and features many intricate harmonies, "Songs for a New World" transports its audience from the deck of a sailing ship bound for a new land to the ledge of a New York penthouse, among many other fantastical locations. With its timeless theme and compelling music, this musical can be enjoyed by all ages and inspires its audience to look within themselves.

October 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30pm
October 19, 20, 26, 27 at 2pm

Purchase Tickets Here: http://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/event/songs-new-world-written-and-composed-jason-robert-brown-part-student-directed-series-0



Sunday, October 27, 2019

9:00AM - 10:30AM NCC Parent Informational Roundtable Discussions and Breakfast (Stevenson Hall, Second Floor of the Wentz Science Center)


The North Central College Parent Advisory Board invites parents to attend an informational roundtable discussion with faculty and staff from multiple disciplines such as Residence Life, Career Development/Job Placement, Internships, Study Abroad, and Financial Aid and Planning.

As breakfast will be served, please RSVP so that we can plan for the appropriate numbers. 

2:00PM & 4:00PM DuPage Symphony Orchestra "Aranian Nights" (Madden Theater)


Once again the DuPage Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Naperville Youth Symphony Orchestra to bring you an imaginative and fun-filled family concert for Halloween, complete with costumes, storytelling and vivid orchestral music. This year's theme of Arabian Nights encompasses a wealth of enticing musical selections with a Middle-Eastern flair: from Carl Nielsen's "Aladdin," Modest Mussorgsky's "Khovantchina," Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson and Dalilah," and, of course, Rimsky-Korsaov's "Scheherazade." Audience members are encouraged to come in costume as well and join in the Halloween spirit! 

Tickets can be purchased here: https://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/event/dupage-symphony-orchestra-arabian-nights-0

12:00PM - 5:00PM Donna Castellanos “Inside out, Outside In” (Schoenherr Art Gallery )


Explore a new thematic installation by Donna Castellanos that brings the inside out, and the outside in. For each piece in this exhibition, everyday objects have evolved into new assemblages. Look closely and you'll find denim jeans, antique books, old computers equipment , soccer balls and more, all transformed into a new light. Step inside and consider how these familiar objects have been turned inside out and outside in.

Vistors are also invited to explore their own creativity in a community interactive area. By using vintage typewriters, guests may contribute memories, stories and insights into a shared collection of handmade books that become part of the exhibiton.
This exhibit is sponsered by Pinot's Palette.

Schoenherr Art Gallery is in the Wentz Gallery Hall and Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL, 60540. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

2:00PM Songs for a New World, Part of the Student Directed Series (Madden Theater)


The first musical written by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), "Songs for a New World" weaves stories and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. Each piece in this modern song cycle is a glimpse into the life of a different character and an instance when they realize something new about themselves, seemingly find a whole new world to explore. Through the score, which blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz music and features many intricate harmonies, "Songs for a New World" transports its audience from the deck of a sailing ship bound for a new land to the ledge of a New York penthouse, among many other fantastical locations. With its timeless theme and compelling music, this musical can be enjoyed by all ages and inspires its audience to look within themselves.

October 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30pm
October 19, 20, 26, 27 at 2pm

Purchase Tickets Here: http://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/event/songs-new-world-written-and-composed-jason-robert-brown-part-student-directed-series-0