2018 Family Weekend

The beginning of school is hectic—turning in paperwork, adjusting to new schedules, moving into residence halls. There’s not a lot of time to enjoy some quality family time. 

But once students have had a chance to settle in, it’s a great time for families to come back and visit, explore campus and make some memories. And we invite you to do just that at 2018 Family Weekend from Sept. 21 – 23.

Join us for some family fun!

Free guest passes all weekend for guests 16 and up in Herron Recreation and Fitness Center. 


5:30 p.m.

Paint and Chip - sponsored by the Frontloading Committee
Convocation Center

7 p.m.

Family Glow 1.82K - sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and Student Alumni Ambassadors
Around Campus
More information and registration



20% Off All Day

Offering 20% off entire purchase in the bookstore for Family Day only. Coupons can be picked up at the Natali Information Desk.

Food Options

Gold Rush | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Chick-fil-A | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Modeco | 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Fire | 4 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Vulcan Express | 10:30 a.m. - midnight

9 a.m.

Free T-Shirts
Free t-shirts to the first 500 people to check-in to the Information Desk of the Natali Student Center. 

9:30 a.m.

Family Photos with Blaze
Natali Student Center

10 a.m.

Choir Performance
Rotunda of Natali Student Center (Heritage Lounge)

10 a.m.

Family Yoga

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Gold Rush

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fun Events
In and around the Natali Student Center

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pumpkin Patch, Painting and Special Events - sponsored by the SAI Farm
SAI Farm

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kids Zone and Tailgate
Roadman Park

11 a.m.

Geochatching Scavenger Hunt
Explore campus with your family through our geocaching scavenger hunt! Learn how to use a handheld GPS to find hidden items located around campus! To begin, visit Herron Recreation and Fitness Center at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.


Performance Center

Noon - 4 p.m.

13th Annual Family Field Day - the student chapter of The Wildlife Society
Outside Frich Hall
Activities will focus on wildlife and nature

1 p.m.

Vulcans Football Game
Adamson Stadium

7 p.m.

Comedy Show: Adam Lucidi, Derrick Knopsnyder and Michael Dean Ester
Steele Hall
This show is a family-friendly event sponsored by SAB

7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Student Activities Board will be offering a limited number of $5 tickets for the Sept. 22 Pittsburgh Pirates game. Students with a valid CalCard can purchase tickets at the Natali Information Desk starting Thursday, Sept. 4. 



Noon - 6 p.m.

Relay for Life
Adamson Stadium
More information and registration

Directions and Parking
Parking will be available behind the Natali Student Center and at marked parking lots throughout campus.