Students Welcome Families to Campus

Sep 16, 2019

Family Weekend will be held Sept. 20-22.

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Cal U students will welcome their families to campus Sept. 20-22 with a series of special events. 


Family Weekend festivities begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Convocation Center with a painting event designed to allow participants to tap into their creative sides.

At 7:30 p.m., a cookout, sponsored by the Alumni Association and Student Alumni Ambassadors, will be held at Kara Alumni House. On the menu: glow-in-the-dark sticks and plenty of games.


Registration for Family Day begins at 9 a.m. at the information desk on the first floor of the Natali Student Center. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 300 people. A complimentary pancake breakfast for all registered guests will be available from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Natali food court. 

At 10 a.m., the University Choir will perform a free concert in the Convocation Center courtyard. In case of rain, the performance will be moved to the Morgan Hall auditorium. 

Family yoga will be available at 10 a.m. on the Quad.

An assortment of family-fun activities will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Third Street, in front of the Natali Student Center. The rain location will be inside the facility.

A pumpkin patch with painting and other special activities will be held at SAI Farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vulcan Flyer shuttle service will be provided to and from the SAI Farm every hour. 

The student chapter of The Wildlife Society will present its 14th annual Family Field Day from noon to 4 p.m. at Frich Hall. The public may attend this free event, which is conducted in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Cal U’s football team will host Shippensburg University at 1 p.m. at Adamson Stadium 

Students, faculty and staff with valid CalCards will be admitted free, as will children ages 12 and younger. A Kids Zone outside Adamson Stadium from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. will feature inflatables, face painting, henna tattoos. The Vulcan Huddle tent for alumni and their families, also outside Adamson Stadium, opens at 11 a.m.


Family Weekend concludes on Sept. 22 with Cal U Relay for Life, coordinated by the Cal U Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning, from noon-6 p.m. at Adamson Stadium. Relay for Life is a team fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

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