Family Weekend

Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Welcome, families! Below you will find planning information for Family Weekend 2014. Highlights include numerous sports events, concerts, open houses, and the Remington Arts Festival in downtown Canton.

Due to the limited number of hotels and other accomodations in the immediate area, we encourage families to make reservations early. Please see the links below under "Additional Resources" for a listing of regional hotels, motels, and B&Bs, as well as a list of local, private accommodations.

Registration- Now Available!

Registration fee: The cost to register for Family Weekend is $25 per family.

What the fee covers: Families who register are provided with a Family Weekend packet that includes everything you'll need to find your way around campus and the local community, including schedules, guides to local restaurants and worship services, and directions to local attractions. You'll also receive nametags that serve as all-access passes to the fitness center, sports events, and the Continental Breakfast with President Fox on Saturday and Bagel Brunch on Sunday. Registered families also have the opportunity to pre-purchase meal passes to Dana Dining Center for your convenience. Additionally, the fee covers wages for our Family Weekend staff, a specially-trained group of students who work diligently throughout the weekend to answer your questions, provide directions, and ensure you have a pleasant stay on campus. The first 500 families to register will also receive a complimentary Family Weekend tote bag. In the event that there are still tote bags available after pre-registration closes, bags will be available for families who register on-site, or for those who wish to purchase extra bags, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-register now! Click here for our registration form.

Note: Pre-registration will close at noon on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. This is to allow ample time to prepare materials for our pre-registered guests. Guests who have not yet registered by this time may register on-site upon your arrival to campus.


Please note a special addition to our schedule: The Dedication of the newly-renovated Cole Reading Room. Join us on Saturday, September 27 at 4 p.m. in Herring-Cole. View the Schedule

Join Nature Up North for a hike of the Stone Valley Trail on Saturday, September 27! Two opportunities to attend and transportation is provided. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by emailing Jake Malcomb, Nature Up North Project Manager, at Be sure to include the number of people in your group!


We are pleased to announce that the construction on Main Street in the village was completed in the fall of 2013. At this time we do not know of any construction projects within the immediate area that would cause detours or signifant delays; however updates will posted as we near the weekend. Please see the "Directions to Campus" link for directions from your area.

Remington Arts Festival & 5k Race--Race Registration Now Available!

St. Lawrence University is pleased to partner with the Remington Arts Festival, a celebration of local area artists that takes place each year during Family Weekend. Select events are included in the Family Weekend schedule and a link to the festival website is included below. A registration link for the Remington 5k will also be available as we near the event (on-site registration will also be available prior to the race).

Remington Arts Festival Website

5k Registration

Additional Resources

Below please find additional resources to assist you in planning your visit.

Directions to Campus

Regional Accommodations

Local, Private Accommodations (PDF)

Local Restaurant Guide

Local Attractions

Frequently Asked Questions about Family Weekend

Campus Facility Hours (PDF)


We value your feedback, and would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to answer our short questionnaire. Paper versions will be available during the weekend, or you may fill out an online evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be found here once the weekend has begun.