Family Weekend

May 4-5, 2018

Welcome home to Cardigan!

Parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends, and everyone in the Cardigan family are invited to visit and get a glimpse of their students' life at our School. The weekend is certain to be filled with events and activities for all to enjoy.
We look forward to seeing you at Cardigan! (download a PDF version of this schedule)

Join us for Grandparents' Day on May 4, 2018

During Spring Family Weekend, Grandparents are invited join us for a fun day of activities on The Point! Kindly RSVP online and we hope to see you soon!

Friday, May 4, 2018

  • 6:15 a.m.
    Polar Bear Swim (Lakefront)

  • 7:15 a.m.
    Sit-Down Breakfast (Kenly Dining Hall, Cardigan Commons)

  • 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Parent Registration (Peck Room, Cardigan Commons)

  • 7:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Class Period (Parents are welcome to attend classes - Various Locations)

  • 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
    Business Office Open (Front Office, Hopkins Hall)

  • 8:45–11:15 a.m.
    11th Annual Charles C. Gates Invention & Innovation Competition Expo (Turner Arena, Wakely Center)

  • 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
    School Store Open (Lower Level, Cardigan Commons)

  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Student Art Exhibition (Needham Gallery, Upper Level Bronfman Hall)

  • 10:05–10:20 a.m. 
    Morning Break (Cardigan Commons)

  • 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    Grandparents’ Tea with Head of School Chris and Cynthia Day P’12,’13 (Frieze House)

  • 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. 
    Buffet Luncheon for Parents, Grandparents, Students, and Faculty (Kenly Dining Hall, Cardigan Commons)

  • 1:30–2:00 p.m. 
    Campus Tours for Grandparents (Admissions Office, Clark-Morgan Hall)

  • 2:00–2:30 p.m.
    Secondary School Placement Meeting for 8th Grade Parents (Chapel)

  • 2:10–2:45 p.m.
    Student Panel Question and Answer Session for Grandparents (Wakely Center)

  • 3:00–4:30 p.m.
    Gates Final Presentations and Judging for Grades 6 and 7 (Humann Theatre)

  • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
    Athletic Practices—Grades Eight and Nine, Various Locations

  • 6:00–6:45 p.m.
    Buffet Dinner for Faculty and Students (Kenly Dining Hall, Cardigan Commons)

  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Study Hall (Various Locations) 


  • 9:00 p.m.
    Dorm Check-In for All Students


Saturday, May 5, 2018

  • 7:15 a.m.
    Polar Bear Swim (Lakefront)

  • 8:00–11:30 a.m. 
    Parent Registration (Peck Room, Cardigan Commons)

  • 8:15 a.m. 
    Sit-Down Breakfast (Kenly Dining Hall, Cardigan Commons)

  • 9:00–9:45 a.m.
    All-School Meeting and Presentation of Gates Competition Awards (Humann Theatre)

  • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 
    School Store Open (Lower Level, Cardigan Commons)

  • 10:00 a.m.–12:25 p.m. 
    Class Periods (Parents are welcome to attend classes - Various Locations)

  • 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
    Student Art Exhibition (Needham Gallery, Upper Level Bronfman Hall)

  • 10:40–11:00 a.m. 
    Morning Break (Cardigan Commons)

  • 12:00–2:00 p.m. 
    Family Weekend Community Cookout (Kenly Dining Hall, Cardigan Commons)

  • 1:00–4:30 p.m. 
    Athletic Contests

  • 6:15 p.m.
    Buffet Dinner for All (Kenly Dining Hall, Cardigan Commons)