Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events for October 28 - 30, 2016

Events will be added as they are confirmed.

Friday, October 28
Event Time Location
Recreational Sports Free Access 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Rec Sports Center

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

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM LSC Atrium
Campus Tour 10:00 AM Visitor Center
Campus Tour 12:00 PM Visitor Center
Campus Tour 2:00 PM Visitor Center

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!

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM 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
Event Time Location

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 Student's Office in LSC Suite 215.

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM LSC Atrium
Recreational Sports Free Access 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Rec Sports Center

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

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM LSC Art Gallery

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 tomahawk 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 hunting. This is a free event. (There is an admission donation to visit the Main museum).

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sam Houston Museum

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

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM LSC 320

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

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM John R. Ragsdale Visitor & Alumni Center
Barnes and Noble - Campus Bookstore 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 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.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Garrett TEC Rm 279

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GPAC Lobby

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

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 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 and 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

Family Fun Fair
Various departments and student organizations will be sponsoring games, activities, and information delight. There will be activities for children of all ages. 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bearkat Plaza

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

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LSC Ballroom

Bearkat Lunch (1)
Sit back and enjoy a catered lunch prepared by Aramark Catering. Lunch is for registered guests only.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Bearkat Plaza

Bearkat Lunch (2)
Sit back and enjoy a catered lunch prepared by Aramark Catering. Lunch is for registered guests only.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Bearkat Plaza
Campus Tour 2:00 PM  Visitor Center

The Unofficial Rules of Adolescence
The Office of Health Promotions will provide information to parents about health related topics (i.e. vaccinations, stress management, alcohol and drugs, healthy sexual decisions, and more).  Please join us for a candid discussion about your students health while in college.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM LSC 304

Family Feud
Student Government Association (SGA) will host a fun-filled Family Feud event where families can compete, game show style, for prizes and gifts!  Don't miss this great family event!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM LSC Theater

Classic Car Cruise-In
Come and vote for your favorite classic car.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 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.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Parking Lot P7

Bearkat Football vs. Texas Southern
*Tickets will need to be purchases through the Athletic Department at Tickets are not included in the registration price. **Umbrellas are not permitted in Bowers Stadium.

6:00 PM Bowers Stadium
Sunday, October 30
Event Time Location
Interdenominational Christian Worship Service 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Farrington Pit