Fall Festival – Schedule

This is the schedule for the weekend of Fall Festival.  All activities listed are subject to changes or cancellation.

Updated 10/15/14

Friday, October 31

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Main Dining Hall and the Hawk’s Nest are open for breakfast.  Families can pre-pay for the meal through the Fall Festival registration process or can pay on-site at the dining facility, and students may use their meal plans.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fall Festival Check-In
Union Atrium
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Classes
Time Course Professor Building Room
9:40 – 11:10am Introduction to Anthropology Celeste Gagnon Main Hall 22
10:10 - 11:10am General Chemistry 1 Nick Richardson Spiro Comm. Center 31
11:20 – 12:20pm Forms and Functions of Life Horst Onken Spiro Comm. Center 3
11:20-12:50pm Microbiology Chris Corbo Spiro Comm. Center 29
2:40 – 3:40pm Experimental Social Psychology Amy Eshleman Spiro Comm. Center 30
You are welcome to attend any open class on this list, including those not on your student’s class schedule; please do not attend a class that is not on this list. Once in a class, please attend the whole session. Out of consideration for the students and faculty, please turn off all cell phones and refrain from having private conversations while class is in session. Finally, please allow students to sit in the front of the room.
10:00 a.m.
Hindu Prayers
Knubel Chapel, Kairos House
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Main Dining Hall and the Hawk’s Nest are open for lunch.  Families can pre-pay for the meal through the Fall Festival registration process or can pay on-site at the dining facility, and students may use their meal plans.
1:00 p.m.
Eid al –Adha Muslim Celebration
Union 201
2:00 p.m.
Campus Tour
Meet in the main lobby of Pape House (Admissions Office) at 2 PM sharp for a student-led tour of the campus.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Harborview Hall
Children (up to age 12) are welcome to Trick-or-Treat through Harborview Hall.  Meet in the Main Lobby and check in with a staff member to receive a map of participating student rooms.
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Towers of Terror
Towers Hall
Visitors beware: the annual Towers of Terror is a haunted house in Wagner's spookiest residence hall that will have you quivering in your boots!  It's all in good (and ghostly) spirits, and the proceeds from the event benefit Project Hospitality of Staten Island.  Younger children or anyone concerned about being scared or overwhelmed will be given a glow stick to indicate to the actors to keep it mild.  Please make a donation of a can of food or $1 to go towards Project Hospitality.   Meet in the Towers Hall C Tower Lobby by entering the building through the front doors.  Enter at your own risk!!!
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
The Main Dining Hall and the Hawk’s Nest are open for dinner.  Families can pre-pay for the meal through the Fall Festival registration process or can pay on-site at the dining facility, and students may use their meal plans.
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Spirit Rally
Lawn area between Pape House and Cunard Hall
Bring your Wagner College “spirits” out to the Cunard Loop for a spooky celebration of Halloween and Homecoming.   Sink your fangs into some treats from free food trucks, enjoy Halloween games and activities, and experience the Wagner College Marching Band, Cheerleaders, and Dance Team as they perform in a parade!  The Homecoming Royal Court presentation will take place during this event, as well as a costume contest – so be creative, little ghosts!  The event is free for Wagner College students, $10 for guests, and $5 for kids under age 12.  Students who show a Wagner College ID may get a wristband for unlimited food truck visits, and guests/kids may pay through Fall Festival registration or on site for a wristband.
11:00 p.m.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Spiro 2
If you haven’t before attended a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show, this is an event with full audience participation.  Those who attend are encouraged to dress accordingly, and props and a participation guide will be distributed to attendees at the door.  The evening promises to be fun and something that will be remembered.  This event is co-sponsored by Completely Student Productions, Theatre Advisory Board, and the Division of Campus Life.

Saturday, November 1

8:30  a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fall Festival Check-In
Sutter Oval
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Book Sale
Trautmann Square
Each year, the Horrmann Library staff hosts a very popular Book Sale.  The Book Sale is sponsored by Friends of the Library and is cash only.
9:30 a.m – 10:15 a.m.
State of the College
Manzulli Board Room, Foundation Hall
Wagner College President, Dr.  Richard Guarasci, and Vice President for International, Intercultural Affairs, and Campus Life, Ruta Shah-Gordon share the latest information regarding the campus, and engage in an open dialogue about your questions and concerns.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Legacy Pictures
Meet in front of Main Hall (Rain Location: Horrmann Library)
If you are a Wagner College alumnus who has a daughter, son, grandchild, etc. now attending Wagner, please join us for this unique photo opportunity.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Featured Faculty Lecture:Dr. Lori Weintrob, History Department
From Steve Jobs to Nelson Mandela: Leadership Lessons
Main Hall 7
Which skills are most valuable to leaders in business, political, cultural or sporting arenas? We will look at highlights of a Wagner College history course on leadership that inspires and motivates students to be more effective professionals and better global citizens.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Internship Panel
Main Hall 11
Wagner College's opportunities extend outside of the classroom through internships in a wide variety of industries in New York City and beyond.  Student panelists will speak about how internships have helped shape their Wagner experience. Panelists include Rachel Jurgielewicz (’15), Leslie Lopez (’17), and Chaz Taylor (’15).
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Study Abroad Then and Now
Main Hall 6
Students share their insights and experiences studying abroad. Hear from Angela Sabbetta (’15) about her travels to Siena, Airjeta Lajka (’16) about Kosovo, and Julia Teichman (’15) about her time in Israel. Matt Sinopoli (’15) will talk about his time abroad in Barcelona, Sara Capiello (’16) will share stories about Rome, and Dana Gough (’15), Adam Goldenberg (’16), and Rebecca Barrett (’16) will all discuss their study abroad experiences in London.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Involved and Engaged: Bridging Campus and Community
Main Hall 8
This panel will offer an introduction to Wagner College's commitment to the broader community by highlighting opportunities supported by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement.  Participants will learn about the numerous ways that civic engagement is embedded in the curricular and co-curricular life of the College. Panelists include Kerri Alexander (’15), Brandon Hart (’17), Arlette Cepeda, Coordinator of Community Partnerships, and Kevin Farrell (’14), Coordinator of Student Initiatives.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Admissions Overview
Spiro 2
Prospective students & families are welcome to attend an Overview Session being offered through the Admissions Office. These days consist of an information session by an Admissions Counselor and a campus tour with a current student. Register for the Admissions Overview online at http://wagner.edu/admissions/visit/.
11:00 a.m.
Dining Services
The Hawk’s Nest opens for the day. No meal passes can be purchased for today. Students and families are encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Festivities on the Oval and the Community BBQ.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Beer Tasting
Sutter Oval
Sample various beers from Staten Island’s first craft brewery, Flagship Brewing Co., before the beer garden opens to the public. Learn about their brews and techniques while you sip! In addition to the sampling, participants can choose two full glasses to enjoy at the event. Participants must register in advance through the website.
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Homecoming Festivities
Sutter Oval
Join the Wagner Community for a fun afternoon leading up to the Homecoming Football game. Festivities include a Taste of Staten Island (local restaurants providing a variety of food options), a beer garden (open from 1 – 3 p.m.), activities for children and families such as inflatables, face painting, and more), and opportunities for alums to reconnect with Wagner College student organizations. Performances by student groups and alumni band Sons of Origin throughout the afternoon. Tickets are required for a Taste of Staten Island. Students may get tickets by swiping a meal on site in the Spiro Gym. Guests are encouraged to pre-register for the event through the Fall Festival registration process but may also purchase tickets on site.
3:30 p.m.
Seahawk Football: Wagner vs. Sacred Heart
Wagner College Stadium
Come out and support the Seahawks as they take on the Sacred Heart Pioneers! All tickets purchased through the Fall Festival online registration can be picked up at the entrance booth at the Will Call table.  Tickets for general seating will be available for purchase at the stadium.  Wagner students may attend the football game for free with a valid student ID.
On Your Own in New York City
Suggestions for family friendly activities on Staten Island and in NYC are listed on pages 7-8 of the printable schedule.
6:30 p.m.
Community BBQ
Sutter Oval Moved to Main Dining Hall
Please join us in the tent after the Homecoming Game for a BBQ dinner! Families can pre-pay for the meal through the Fall Festival registration process, and students may swipe their meal card to enter. Menu includes grilled chicken, pulled pork, black bean burgers, salads, fruit, and dessert.
8:00 p.m.
Wagner College Variety Show
Gatehouse Lounge, Harborview Hall
Student performances from a magician (Mathieu Loiselle), the co-ed a cappella group, Fermata Nowhere, and the all-female a cappella group, Vocal Synergy.
10:00 p.m.
Karaoke Night
Coffee House
The Commuter Student Association invites you to sing your heart out to all of your favorite songs.

Sunday, November 2

New York City Marathon Recommendations
  • Travel on the Verrazanno Bridge - The bridge will close from 7 AM to around 3 PM on Sunday, November 2.  For those needing to travel over the Verrazano Bridge, we recommend that you leave Staten Island before 6:30 AM, especially as there may be traffic crossing the bridge to Brooklyn.   If possible, consider using the other Staten Island bridges and traveling through New Jersey to reach your destination.
  • Marathon Course and Viewing Locations - Please visit the New York City Marathon website for a map of the course to plan a viewing location.  You can see the runners (from a distance, of course) at the start of the marathon on the Verrazano by standing on Howard Avenue overlooking the Tiers parking lots.   If you plan to spend the day in NYC on Sunday, be aware of increased traffic and road closings due to the marathon – plan to use the subway to get around the city.
10:00 a.m.
Jewish Service
Knubel Chapel, Kairos House  
10:30 a.m.
All Saints Celebration with Lutheran Liturgy
Main Hall Theatre
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Main Dining Hall and the Hawk’s Nest are open for brunch.  Families can pre-pay for the meal through the Fall Festival registration process or can pay on-site at the dining facility, and students may use their meal plans.
12:00 p.m.
Buddhist Meditation
Knubel Chapel, Kairos House
2:00 p.m.
Clue: The Musical
Gatehouse Lounge, Harborview Hall
Completely Student Productions presents Clue: The Musical!  No tickets needed.  Admission is a suggested donation of $3.
4:30 p.m.
Powder Puff Game
Wagner College Stadium
Join us for this annual tradition during which Wagner women play football, while the men cheer them on from the sidelines in a battle of the class years.  There is no cost for this event and no tickets needed.