Saturday, September 21

Dear Moravian Family,

It is my pleasure to invite you to campus on Saturday, September 21, 2013 for our annual Family Day celebration—a day that promises to be as enjoyable as it is informative.

Read Family Day Letter (.pdf)
View Family Day Brochure (.pdf)


Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Coffee and Conversation

Meet our new president -- Dr. Bryon Grigsby '90 -- and have coffee with members of the faculty and staff.


10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Interest Sessions

Families and friends may choose one of the following sessions to attend, and another during the next time period
(11:00 to 11:45 am). The final schedule and room listing will be posted at registration.

  • Music at Moravian College
    Larry Lipkis, PhD. Professor of Music, Hilde Binford, Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor of Music
    Did you know that nearly twenty percent of the study body participates in our music department ensembles? And there are more than 70 recitals and concerts presented annually? We also offer summer camps, music festivals and conferences. Housed in the historic Brethren’s House, the music department is a thriving community with opportunities for all students. Come meet faculty, hear our students and join us as we celebrate over 270 years of music-making.
  • The Study Abroad Experience
    Kerry Sethi, Director of International Studies
    Moravian College students are strongly encouraged to add a study-abroad experience to their liberal arts education. All majors can study abroad and earn credit towards their Moravian degree programs. Come and learn about opportunities for your student to spend a May term, summer, semester, or year in programs available throughout the world. Support your student by helping to plan now for the academic and personal experience of a lifetime.
  • Meet the Student Affairs Deans
    Nicole Loyd, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students; Chris Hunt, Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Intercultural Advancement & Inclusion; Amy Saul, Associate Dean and Career Center Director; Liz Yates, Assistant Dean for Residence Life, Greek Life & First Year Programs
    Much learning occurs inside, as well as outside the classroom during the college years. Learn about the opportunities and resources available to students outside the classroom and their bridge to the academic experience. How can students become more engaged in the college community through student programming, leadership opportunities, and civic engagement? What support and resources does the College offer students? Discuss with the Student Affairs Staff topics ranging from student housing to career planning and more.


11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Interest Sessions Repeated


12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tailgate Picnic
Comenius Quad

It’s a great day to be a Hound—and a hungry Hound as well. You won’t want to miss our fun-filled tailgate picnic in the middle of campus. Our marching band and cheerleaders will entertain us as we enjoy good food, fellowship and fun! Reservations are required.


2:00 p.m.

Steel Field

Moravian vs. Johns Hopkins


2:00 p.m.

Discover Bethlehem

  • Tour of Historic Bethlehem
  • Tour of SteelStacks
  • Shopping in Downtown Bethlehem


5:15 p.m. (or immediately after football game)

Borhek Chapel, Comenius Hall


6:00 pm

Italian Buffet
Clewell Dining Hall, Hurd Campus

Plan to join us for a sumptuous buffet prepared by our own chef and then enjoy the faculty recital — a new Family Day program.

Limited seating for the buffet. Reservations are required.


7:30 pm

Faculty Gala Recital
Foy Concert Hall

Our Music Department is pleased to present a showcase of music by our talented faculty— vocal, jazz, classical and much more!