Schedule of Events

Family & Friends Weekend, October 8-10, 2021

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Registration is required of all attendees. Some of the events below require additional registration due to capacity limitations or additional preparation needed.

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Friday, October 8

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Mock Classes

Experience one of three classes that are critical to the Goucher Commons Curriculum, including Complex Problem Exploration and First-Year Seminar courses.

  • Two Views of a Mountain: A Glimpse Inside the First Year Seminar - Location: Ungar Athenaeum, Batza Room, 4th floor
  • Inventing Nature: Exhibiting Goucher's Natural History Collection - Location: Ungar Athenaeum, Room 435
  • Data As Stories and Strategies - Location: Julia Rogers Building, Room 128


1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Library & Special Collections Open House

Say are you a doctor or a lady? Ground-breaking Goucher Women in Medicine is a new exhibit outside Special Collections & Archives on the 4th Floor of the Athenaeum. It highlights Goucher’s leading role as an institution of scientific learning and the women who benefited from a Goucher education to make a lasting impression in the field of medicine.

Ungar Athenaeum, fourth floor (directly across from the main elevator)

2 – 3 p.m. | Academic Center for Excellence Open House

Please stop by the open house to learn about the holistic academic support provided at Goucher for all undergraduate students through the Academic Center for Excellence, or ACE. 

Julia Rogers, Academic Center for Excellence, second floor

2 – 3 p.m. | Meet the Goucher Prison Education Partnership

The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP), an academic division of the college, provides 130 men and women incarcerated in Maryland with the opportunity to pursue a Goucher College education. Goucher students at the prisons are held to the rigorous academic standards for which the college is known and through their studies empower themselves as scholars and leaders. Learn about Goucher’s national leadership in higher education in prison, roles for interested main campus students, and how the Goucher community is enhanced and strengthened by the inclusion of students at the two prisons.

Julia Rogers 227


3 – 4 p.m. | Meet and Greet at the Center for Race, Equity, and Identity

Come meet the center staff, interns, and students to learn about the support and affirmation we provide for all members of the Goucher community.

Ungar Athenaeum 125

5 – 5:45 p.m. | Virtual Shabbat Welcome and Services

Welcome Shabbat together with a service led by Rabbi Josh Snyder.

A Zoom link will be shared with registrants


6 – 7:30 p.m. | Grab and Go Shabbat Family Dinner

Heubeck Hall, Multipurpose Room


6 – 8 p.m. | Family and Friends Picnic

Enjoy a variety of food trucks, with lawn games and a DJ. Guests must pay for food of their choice.

Dorsey College Center Lawn

7 – 9 p.m. | Women’s Volleyball vs. Gwynedd Mercy University

7 p.m. | Grufolpawa

Grufolpawa’s mission is to present, preserve, and promote Panamanian interpretive dance. Wearing authentic Panamanian attire, Grufolpawa brings the spirit and diverse flavor of Panama.

Winslow Great Lawn, outside Ungar Athenaeum (Rain location: Ungar Athenaeum, Hyman Forum)

Saturday, October 9

10 – 11 a.m. | President Kent Devereaux Community Update

Learn about all the innovative things happening on campus with President Kent Devereaux.

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

10 a.m. | Equestrian Goucher IHSA Show

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Academic Curriculum and Support Panel

Provost Elaine Meyer-Lee and various leaders within Academic Affairs will highlight what makes the Goucher Curriculum unique and the resources that support academic success.

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

11 a.m. | Cross Country: Coach Caslin Classic (Men)

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Goucher Hillel Bagel Brunch (two seatings, select one)

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.

Heubeck Hall, Hillel Lounge


11:45 a.m. | Cross Country: Coach Caslin Classic (Women)

Noon | Women’s Volleyball vs. Bridgewater College

Noon – 4 p.m. | Towson Town Place Shuttle

A shuttle will travel on a loop between campus and Towson Town Place (Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Weis Grocery Store).

Locations TBD

1 – 2 p.m. | First-Year Reading Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

This year our incoming first-year students read the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. The book is available as an ebook through the Goucher Library. This book features Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, whose cervical cancer cells were harvested and sold without her consent and knowledge and became the first immortal human cell line. You are invited to read the book and join us for a discussion about the ethical issues presented.

Ungar Athenaeum Reader’s Lounge 441


1 p.m. | Women’s Soccer vs. Scranton University

1 – 2 p.m. | Tour of Goucher Art Galleries

Learn about the current exhibitions at our galleries with Director of Exhibitions and Curator Alex Ebstein ’07.

Ungar Athenaeum, Silber Gallery entrance

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Public Safety Briefing: Collaborative Safety

Join Goucher’s director of campus safety, Tiffany Justice, as she explains Goucher’s prevention measures, how family and friends can collaborate with campus safety, and how to use Goucher’s innovative safety tool, the “Campus Shield” app.

Ungar Athenaeum, 426 Pinkard Room


2 – 3 p.m. | “Reflecting on Resilience: What Makes Us Bounce Back?”

In this workshop with the dean of students Nicole Johnson, the associate vice president for student success Emily Perl, and the interim director of student counseling Lauren Greenberg we will discuss how you and the college can support your student in developing resilience and the skills needed to “bounce back.”

Welsh Hall, Piano Room, first floor


2 – 3:30 p.m. | Legacy Reception

Is your Goucher student related to a Goucher alumna or alumnus? If so, celebrate this special connection and join fellow Goucher legacy families for refreshments and comradery! Open to legacy alumnae/i, students, and their parents. Please contact Lynn Satterfield at or 410-337-6077 to reply.

Ungar Athenaeum, Batza Room, fourth floor


3:45 – 5:15 p.m. | Parent & Family Leadership Reception

Join President Kent Devereaux and Trustee Stefano Fiore P'22 & Brunella Taddeo P'22 to learn about leadership opportunities and philanthropy at Goucher College. Capacity will be limited to 50 guests.

Rosenberg Gallery and Dorsey Courtyard area


4 p.m. | Men’s Soccer vs. Scranton University

Sunday, October 10

9 – 10 a.m. | Yoga/Movement Class

Before beginning your travels home, join us for peaceful morning movement. Limited mats will be provided.

Winslow Great Lawn, outside Ungar Athenaeum


9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sunday Brunch (three seatings, select one)

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.

Cost is $20 + tax (cash/card only) per person. Current students can use their meal plan for themselves, not guests.

Mary Fisher Dining Center


10 a.m. | Chapel Services

Join us for the first Chapel Service of our new chaplain and director of religious & spiritual life, Reverend Maeba Jonas.

Haebler Memorial Chapel’s Sacred Space