Sept. 12, 2012 — For more than three decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times.
This year marks the 33rd annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-16.
“We would like to invite everyone to take part in our Family Weekend,” said President Wayne D. Andrews. “For more than 30 years, this has been a tradition which allows everyone to see our beautiful campus, get a taste of what college life is all about and to spend time with their loved ones who are here in school.”
A variety of activities are planned for Family Weekend which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with Laughapalooza with comedian Arvin Mitchell at Button Auditorium. His appearance is sponsored by the Student Programming Board.
Movie Night will be held at 9 p.m. on the lawn of Fields Hall.
A mini-triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Recreation and Wellness Center. Cost is $25 for a relay team (three members), $20 individual (non-student) and $15 for students. Registration will start at 7 a.m.
The University Bookstore in the Adron Doran University Center will host a family mixer with doughnuts and coffee from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Downtown Morehead will host “Morehead Arts and Eats Festival” from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Activities will get under way at 10 a.m. with the Family Association meeting at the Academic-Athletic Center. Parents of MSU students, who are automatically members of the Family Association, will be given an opportunity to serve on the association’s advisory committee.
Also beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Eagle Rally Zone (near Jayne Stadium) will be the site for the Family Tailgate before the Eagle football game.
Head coach Matt Ballard’s football Eagles will face off against St. Francis at Jayne Stadium at 1 p.m. Students, who are admitted free with their EagleCard, may purchase tickets for their families in advance in the athletics office in the AAC.
The fun will continue Saturday evening at 7 p.m. with Morehead Idol, sponsored by the Student Government Association. This talent show will be held in Button Auditorium. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Student Emergency Loan Fund, managed by the Office of Financial Aid.
The weekend will end with the Browning Orchard Festival from noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. Participants will be able to enjoy an afternoon of hayrides, family-friendly activities, musical entertainment by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music and a pig roast.
One of the favorite activities during Family Weekend is that family members have the opportunity to spend the night with their son or daughter in their residence hall room. To do so, arrangements must be made through the student’s hall director.
Various motels, inns and camping facilities are available for those who prefer to stay off-campus.
Blocks of tee times and special pricing and packages have been arranged at MSU’s EagleTrace Golf Course for Family Weekend. Information is available by calling 783-9073.
Parents registered during Family Weekend have the opportunity for their son or daughter to win a scholarship of $250 for the spring semester. Winners will be announced during the football game and must be present to claim the award.
Information about the 2012 Family Weekend is available by calling at 783-2139.