Schedule of Events for October 28 - 30, 2016

**Events will be added as they are confirmed.

Event

Time

Location

Friday, October 28

Recreational Sports Free Access

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Rec Sports Center

Early Check-In
Registered guests check-in at LSC 215 to receive your t-shirt, lunch tickets, and complimentary gift.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

LSC 215

Campus Tour

10:00AM

Visitor Center

Campus Tour

12:00PM

Visitor Center

Campus Tour

2:00PM

Visitor Center

Bearkat Women's Soccer vs. Houston Baptist University

*Tickets will need to be purchased through the Athletic Department at www.gobearkats.com. Tickets are not included in the registration price.

6:30 PM

Pritchett Field

Bearkat Women's Volleyball vs. Lamar

*Tickets will need to be purchased through the Athletic Department at www.gobearkats.com.  Tickets are not included in the registration price.

6:30 PM Johnson Coliseum

Bearkat Pep Rally
Come out and enjoy refreshments, music, and entertainment while we cheer our football team to victory.  Special appearances by Coach Keeler, Bearkat Football, Spirit Teams, and Pep Band!

7:00PM - 7:45PM

Bearkat Plaza

Program Council - Loteria

Join us in a fun-filled game of loteria (bingo) with our university programming board, Program Council.  They will have fun prizes & giveaways!

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LSC Ballroom

Saturday, October 29

Check-In
Registered guests check-in at the LSC Atrium to receive your t-shirt, lunch ticket, and complimentary gift.  If you are unable to check-in during the posted times you or your student may pick up the registration bags and t-shirts the following week in the Dean of Students' Office in LSC Suite 215.

8:00AM - 12:30PM

LSC Atrium

Coffee with the Administrators
Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with administrators and receive a Continental breakfast. 

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Austin Hall

Recreational Sports Free Access

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Rec Sports Center

Pioneer Skills at Bear Bend Cabin

Come step back in time with the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.  The Bear Bend Cabin will be open to allow visitors to explore it and learn about pioneer skills.  Try your hand at the tomahwak throw.  Black powder demonstrations on the hour (9AM, 10AM, 11AM and Noon).  Hands on craft projects.  The cabin is a classic double pen, planked log two-story cabin with a central dog trot.  Tradition says Sam Houston often stayed here while bear hutning.  This is a free event.  (There is an admission donation to visit the Main Museum).

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Sam Houston Museum

Parents' Association Meeting
Annual Parents' Association meeting.  All parents are invited to attend. 

10:00AM - 11:00AM

LSC 320

Alumni Reception

The Alumni Association will hold a brunch reception for all students and parents in the John R. Ragsdale Alumni Center.

10:00AM - 12:00 PM

John R. Ragsdale Visitor & Alumni Center

Barnes and Noble - Campus Bookstore

10:00AM - 2:00PM

LSC

College of Education Open House

College of Education will be hosting an Open House and give a brief tour of our building.  The Dean, Faculty, and our Education Ambassadors will be here to give a tour and answer any questions you might have.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Garrett TEC Rm 153

College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication Open House
The College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication will host an open house event in the main lobby of the Gaertner Performing Arts Center providing refreshments and prize giveaways.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Gaertner Performing Arts Center Lobby

College of Criminal Justice Open House
Exhibits from each CJ department, student organization, CJ study abroad, internships, gift shop, CMIT, LEMIT, forensics, victim studies, security studies, and graduate programs.

11:00AM - 1:00PM

CJ Center Foyer

Department of Agricultural Sciences & Engineering Technology Open House
Professors and students will be available to discuss majors, courses, clubs and organizations, teams, facilities, and the new Fred Pirkle building.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thomason Building, Room 221

College of Humanities & Social Sciences Open House

College of Humanities & Social Sciences will host an open house with refreshments and promo items available.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CHSS Building

Campus Tour

12:00 PM

Visitor Center

College of Sciences Open House

Will host a Meet & Greet with light refreshments and handouts.  

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lee Drain Building Atrium

College of Health Sciences Open House College of Health Sciences will host a Meet & Greet with administration and staff with promo items available.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lee Drain Building, 201

Carnival on the Concourse
Various departments and student organizations will be sponsoring games, activities, and information for your delight.  There will be activities for children of all ages. 

11:30AM - 1:30PM

Johnson Coliseum

Honors College Parents Luncheon
*By invitation only.  Invitations are available through the Honors College.  Please call 936-294-1477 or email honors@shsu.edu

12:00PM - 1:00PM

LSC Ballroom

Bearkat Lunch (1)
Sit back and enjoy a catered lunch prepared by Aramark Catering while you listen to music performed by "Uptown Drive".  Lunch is for  registered guests only.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Johnson Coliseum

Bearkat Lunch (2)
Sit back and enjoy a catered lunch prepared by Aramark Catering while you listen to music performed by "Uptown Drive".  Lunch is for registered guest only. 

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Johnson Coliseum

Campus Tour

2:00 PM

Visitor Center

Family Feud

2:00 - 4:00 PM

LSC Theater

First Year Experience Panel: Supporting Your Student's Transition to College
Making the transition to college life is a challenge for students and parents alike, but you don't have to make this change alone.  Our panel of experts will share tips and tricks to help you and your student acclimate so that you can all add an arsenal of information to your collegiate tool belt.

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Olson Auditorium

Bearkat Family Reception
Come visit our residence halls and see what on-campus living is all about.  Meet our staff and enjoy light refreshments. 

3:30PM - 4:30PM

White Hall
Bearkat Village
Lone Star Hall

Classic Car Cruise-In
Come and vote for your favorite classic car.  This year we will have extra special guests attending the show as well!

3:30PM - 5:30PM

Parking Lot P7

Family Weekend Pre-Game Tailgate
Come and enjoy music, food, and family at the family weekend tailgate. We will have activities for children of all ages
.

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Parking Lot P7

Bearkat Football vs. Houston Baptist
*Tickets will need to be purchased through the Athletic Department at www.gobearkats.com. Tickets are not included in the registration price.
**Umbrellas are not permitted in Bowers Stadium.

6:00PM

Bowers Stadium

Sunday, October 30

Interdenominational Christian Worship Service

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Farrington Pit

Bearkat Women's Soccer vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

*Tickets will need to be purchased through the Athletic Department at www.gobearkats.com. Tickets are not included in the registration price.

1:00 PM

Pritchett Field

 

All sponsors are given the opportunity to post their event on the Bearkat Family Weekend schedule. Your attendance at all events is not required. 

This schedule is to provide you a variety of opportunities while attending Bearkat Family Weekend.