Family Weekend - George Fox University

October 14-16, 2016

2016 Family Weekend Schedule

No refunds within 24 hours of event. Athletic events are non refundable. 

You and your family are invited to be part of Family Weekend as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. Join us on campus Oct. 14-16 for a weekend filled with some exciting events, including the Family Weekend Tailgate Dinner, music performances, home athletic contests, and a chance to join a tour that explores how our campus intertwines with Scripture.

Enjoy the time reconnecting with your student(s) and letting them show you around town! It will be a fun-filled weekend your whole family can share.

Registration
Stevens Lobby, Noon - 5 p.m.

Check in, pick up a schedule of events, and get questions answered throughout the weekend.

Academic Lectures
Various Afternoon Times

Our faculty members have opened up their classrooms for families to visit and see what their students’ education really looks like. Enjoy hearing dynamic lectures and explore what makes our school one of the best in Christian higher education.

Lectures:

  • 1-2 p.m. Academic Lecture Literature of the Old Testament Bible 101B
  • 1-2p.m. Academic Lecture General Biology BIOL 211B
  • 2-3p.m. Academic Lecture General Chemistry CHEM 211D
  • 2-3 p.m. Academic Lecture Bible Survey Bible 100E
  • 3-4 p.m. Academic Lecture Intro to Philosophy PHIL 150A
  • 4-5 p.m. Academic Lecture Introduction to Business BUSN 110A
Volleyball Game vs. Whitworth
Wheeler Sports Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Workshop: “Recognizing Your Student’s Strengths”
Hoover 105, 6-7 p.m.

This workshop is designed to help you guide your students in their callings and vocational decisions based on their “top five strengths” from the StrengthsFinder assessment. Our Career and Academic Planning (CAP) coaches from the IDEA Center are very knowledgeable and a great resource for your student as they prepare for the future.

Men's Soccer vs. Whitworth
Austin Sports Complex, 7:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert
Bauman Auditorium, 7:30-9 p.m.

Enjoy the work of our music students as they present a fall showcase. This program features a combination of vocal and instrumental ensembles in a night of varied music literature.

Bridge Cafe Open to Families
8:30-11 a.m.

Need your morning pick-me-up? Stop by the Bridge Café located in the new Canyon Commons to order coffee or smoothies before you start your adventures for the day. Parents: Don’t forget to use your 10-percent-off coupon from Welcome Weekend!

Registration
Canyon Commons Lobby, 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Check in, pick up a schedule of events, and get questions answered throughout the weekend.

Scripture-Based Campus Tour
Begins in the Bridge Café, 9-10:15 a.m.

Join Clyde Thomas, director of plant services, for a special tour in which he shares scriptural inspirations and the significant meanings behind places and buildings across campus. This is not your typical admissions tour; rather, it is a special opportunity for Thomas – who has devoted decades to the university and its students – to reveal the biblical story on campus.

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Pacific
Austin Sports Complex, Noon – 2 p.m.
Volleyball Game vs. Whitman
Wheeler Sports Center, 1–3 p.m.
Scripture-Based Campus Tour
Begins in the Bridge Café, 3-4:15 p.m.

Join Clyde Thomas, Director of Plant Services, for a special tour where he shares scriptural inspirations and the significant meanings behind places and buildings across campus. This is not your typical admissions tour, rather it is a special opportunity for Thomas - who has devoted decades to the university and its students - to reveal the Biblical story on campus.

Family Weekend Food Truck Dinner
Seating in Canyon Commons 101-103
Food Trucks in the Roberts Center back parking lot, 5-7 p.m.

Gather together to share a George Fox Family meal under the big tailgate tent. Food trucks will give you an authentic taste of our local fare and a chance to spend time with fellow parents and new friends.

Football vs. University of Puget Sound
Stoffer Family Stadium, 7-10 p.m.
Attend a Church Service

This is a great opportunity for your student to show you where they have been attending or to try out a new church in the area together. There is no chapel service offered on campus at this time.

Family Weekend Bon Appétit Breakfast
Canyon Commons, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

You are welcome to come to Canyon Commons for a hot and delicious Bon Appétit breakfast as part of its normal morning service. Breakfast may be purchased with cash only. No reservations required.

Children ages 3-9 $6.40

Children 10 – Adults $8.40

Men’s Soccer Game vs. Whitman
Austin Sports Complex, 2:30-4:30 p.m.