Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events for September 12-14, 2014

**Events will be added as they are confirmed.




Friday, September 12

Recreational Sports Free Access
Family members can access the recreational center free of charge when accompanied by their student with a valid Bearkat One Card. 

9:00AM - 9:00PM

Rec Sports Center

Early Check-In

10:00AM - 4:00PM

LSC 215

Campus Tour


Visitor Center

Campus Tour


Visitor Center

Campus Tour


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!

7:00PM - 7:45PM

Bearkat Plaza

Parents' Weekend Loteria
We will have Loteria where students and parents can both win prizes as well as participate in different crafts that are set up in the back of the LSC.  Open air photo booth with Sammie the Bearkat, license plates and wrist bands with SHSU Mom and SHSU Dad.  Light refreshments provided.  Sponsored by Program Council.

8:00PM - 10:00PM

LSC Ballroom

Saturday, September 13

Come to the LSC Atrium to receive your t-shirt, lunch ticket, and giveaways.  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.

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Austin Hall

Pioneer Skills at Bear Bend Cabin
Come step back in time with the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.  Bear Bend Cabin will be open to allow visitors to explore the cabin and learn pioneer skills. Try your hand at the tomahawk throw.  Black powder demonstrations on the hour.  Hands on craft project.  There will be a woodworking demonstration at the Guerrant Cabin located by Bear Bend Cabin.  (There is an admission donation to visit the Main Museum). 

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Museum Grounds

Recreational Sports Free Access
Family members can access the recreational center free of charge when accompanied by their student with a valid Bearkat One Card.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Rec Sports Center

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

10:00AM - 11:00AM

LSC 320

Parent and Student Alumni Reception
The Alumni Association will hold a brunch reception for all students and parents in the John R. Ragsdale Alumni Center.  SAA and parent members of the association will be entered in a drawing for Battle of the Piney Woods game on November 1st at Reliant Stadium.  

10:00AM - 12:00PM

John R. Ragsdale Visitor & Alumni Center

Barnes and Noble - Campus Bookstore

10:00AM - 2:00PM


Campus Tour


Visitor Center

College of Education Open House
The College of Education Ambassadors will discuss their experiences at SHSU and answer questions that current and prospective students and parents may have. 

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Garrett Teacher Education Center Room 279

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

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

Agriculture Sciences and Engineering Technology Open House
Meet and Greet with games and slideshow of department activities.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

THOM 221

College of Health Sciences Open House
Information and light refreshments will be given while you mingle with faculty and staff.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Lee Drain Building

Fun on the Field
Various departments and student organizations will be sponsoring game, activities, and information for your delight.  Their will be activities for children of all ages. 

11:30AM - 2:30PM

Intramural Field 3

Campus Tour


Visitor Center

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

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 "The Mockingbirds".  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 "The Mockingbirds".  Lunch is for registered guest only.  

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Johnson Coliseum

Family Feud
Come out and play Family Feud with other Bearkat Families!  Prizes will be awarded! Sponsored by SGA.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

LSC Theater

First Year Experience Panel: Supporting Your Student's Transition to College
Panel of faculty and staff who will discuss common questions and concerns that parents have.

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Olson Auditorium

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

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Sam Houston Village
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

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Parking Lot P7

Bearkat Football vs. Colorado State Pueblo
*Tickets will need to be purchased through the Athletic Department at Tickets are not included in the registration price.
**Umbrellas are not permitted in Bowers Stadium.


Bowers Stadium

Sunday, September 14

Interdenominational Christian Worship Service

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Farrington Pit


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.

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