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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events for September 27-29, 2013

**Events will be added as they are confirmed.

Event

Time

Location

Friday, September 27

ADAI
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Initiative will be hosting its 8th Annual Alcohol & Drug Summit.  Parents that arrive early for Parents Weekend are able to attend and see what we do to address alcohol and drug issues for the student body.
8:00AM - 4:30PM LSC 3rd Floor
Recreational Sports Open House
This will be an open house.  Family members can access the recreational center free of charge when accompanied by their student with a valid Bearkat One Card.  Special programming will also be available.  Check www.shsu.edu/recsports for more information.
9:00AM - 10:00PM Rec Sports Center

Campus Tour

10:00AM

Visitor Center

Department of Foreign Languages
Come out for "A Taste of the World" with the department of Foreign Languages and enjoy cold drinks and candy from other countries.
10:00AM - 2:00PM ABIV Outside Atrium

Campus Tour

12:00PM

Visitor Center

Campus Tour

2:00PM

Visitor Center

Bearkat Pep Rally

Come out and enjoy hotdogs, music, games, and entertainment while we cheer our football team to victory. Special appearances by President Gibson, Coach Fritz, Bearkat Football, Spirit Teams, and Pep Band.

7:00PM - 7:45PM Bearkat Plaza

Saturday, September 28

Check-In
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

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
"Making the Big Tent: Cotton on Sam Houston's Farm".  Come and learn about the fiber that makes the big tent.  From growing to processing and spinning to weaving, costumed museum staff will help children and adults explore cotton with hands on activities at Bear Bend Cabin.  Touch real cotton balls, card them, spin them, weave them, and take some seeds home to plant.
10:00AM - 1:00PM Sam Houston Museum
Student Alumni Association & Parent Welcome 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 2nd at Reliant Stadium.
9:00AM - 11:00AM

John R. Ragsdale
Alumni Center

Recreational Sports Open House
This will be an open house.  Family members can access the recreational center free of charge when accompanied by their student with a valid Bearkat One Card.  Special programming will also be available.  Check www.shsu.edu/recsports for more information.
9:00AM - 7:00PM Rec Sports Center

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

10:00AM - 11:00AM

LSC Theatre

Barnes and Noble - Campus Bookstore

10:00AM - 2:00PM

LSC

Campus Tour 11:00AM Visitor Center

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

11:00AM - 12:00PM

LSC Ballroom

College of Criminal Justice Open House
Open House in CJ Foyer where you can visit display tables representing all CJ organizations, clubs, and offers for study abroad programs.
11:00AM - 1:00PM CJ Foyer

Family Circus Lunch (1)
Lunch is for registered guests only.  Sit back and enjoy a magical show by magician Chad Chesmark and your lunch prepared by Aramark Catering.  There will be live circus acts including performances by magicians, jugglers, clowns, and more!

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Intramural Field 3

Under The Big Top
Various departments and student organizations will be sponsoring games, activities, and information for your delight. Come and see what SHSU has to offer.

11:30AM - 1:30PM

Intramural Field 3

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.

11:30AM - 2:00PM

Parking Lot P7

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!

11:30AM - 2:00PM

Parking Lot P7

Freshman Learning Community Ice Cream Social
Families of Freshman Learning Community students are invited to mingle with each other and learn more about the learning communities.  *This is an invitation only event.  Invitations will be sent through the Office of First-Year Experience.
12:00PM - 1:00PM White Hall Training Room 1st Floor
Campus Tour 12:00PM Visitor Center
Family Circus Lunch (2)
Lunch is for registered guests only.  Sit back and enjoy a magical show by magician Chad Chesmark and your lunch prepared by Aramark Catering.  There will be live circus acts including performances by magicians, jugglers, clowns, and more!
12:30 PM - 1:30PM Intramural Field 3

Bearkat Football vs. Eastern Washington
*Tickets will need to be purchased through the Athletic Department at www.gobearkats.com. Tickets are not included in the registration price. Parents click here for a limited time discount.
**Umbrellas are not permitted in Bowers Stadium.

2:00PM

Bowers Stadium

Sunday, September 29

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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