Family Weekend - George Fox University

Save the Date! Family Weekend is Oct. 19-21, 2018.

Join us on campus Oct. 19-21 for a weekend filled with some exciting events, including Family Weekend Dinner, theatre, and music performances, athletics home games, and tours of our new Hadlock Student Center. Enjoy the time reconnecting to your student and letting them show you around town! It will be a fun-filled weekend your whole family can share.

Online registration is closed. Registration is available in person at the beginning of Family Weekend.

Registration check in will be set up on the first floor of Stevens Center Friday, Oct.19 , from noon-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8–11 a.m.

Noon-5 p.m. Registration/Information
Check in, pick up a schedule of events, and get questions answered throughout the weekend.

Stevens Center
1-5 p.m. Attend Academic Classes
Our faculty 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.

Various locations; a list of classes will be provided at check-in
1-2 p.m. Spiritual Formation of College Students
How do I encourage the faith of my student from afar through the ups and downs of college? The university pastors warmly invite parents and families to come together for this new workshop, discussing trends in the spiritual formation of college students and reflecting on experience working with George Fox students.

Hoover 211
Cost: Free
3-4 p.m. IDEA Center Parent Networking Open House
Meet our knowledgeable Career and Academic Planning (CAP) coaches from the IDEA Center. Learn more about how we interface with students to provide support in ensuring graduation requirements are completed. Find out how the career coaches find and preparing for students for  internships and work with them to find career opportunities.

IDEA Center in the Stevens Center First Floor
Cost: Free
3:30-4 p.m. Parent Prayer
Take a moment in the day to gather together in the prayer chapel on campus. We will be praying for our students, campus, and world.
 
Prayer Chapel
Cost: Free
5-6 p.m. Hadlock Student Center Tour
Come take a tour of the brand new Hadlock Student Center. This facility features intramurals, group fitness classes, a fitness center, climbing wall, and new rental center. Their goal is to “help students find their fit through exercise, play, exploration, and competition.”
 
Hadlock Student Center
Cost: Free
7:30-9 p.m. Fall Music Showcase
Enjoy the work of our music students as they present a fall showcase. This program features vocal and instrumental ensembles combined in a night of varied music literature.

Bauman Auditorium
Cost: Free
7:30-10 p.m. Theatre Presentation: The Government Inspector
“Mistaken identity, chaos and hilarity erupt in a small Russian hamlet when the mayor and his cronies learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit.  Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy, written in 1836, exposes humanity’s quest for power, wealth and prestige with a keen eye in this hysterical and timely farce.” (Some mature themes).

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: Tickets available at https://www.georgefox.edu/academics/undergrad/departments/theatre/about/tickets.html
8-11 a.m. Registration/Information
Check in, pick up a schedule of events, and get questions answered throughout the weekend

Stevens Center

9-10 a.m.

Scripture-Based Campus Tour 
Join Jesse Dillow, Superintendent of Grounds, for a special tour where he shares scriptural inspirations and the significant meanings behind places and buildings across campus.

Stevens Center
Cost: Free
10-11 a.m. Hadlock Student Center Tour
Come take a tour of the brand new Hadlock Student Center. This facility features intramurals, group fitness classes, a fitness center, climbing wall, and new rental center. Their goal is to “help students find their fit through exercise, play, exploration, and competition.”
 
Hadlock Student Center
Cost: Free
12-1:30 p.m.

Tailgate Party
Bring your own food or purchase a meal from the food truck vendors at the tailgate party before the football game. We will enjoy True Blue spirit as we gather together before cheering for our Bruin football team in Stoffer Stadium. Don’t miss a chance to meet Pennington Bear and see a pregame performance from our cheerleaders and drumline!

The Bruin Community Pantry will also be collecting donations of nonperishable foods during the Tailgate party.

Bauman Parking Lot
Cost: Free (meals may be purchased from vendors on site)

1:30-4 p.m. Football Game vs. Linfield

Stoffer Family Stadium
Cost: Tickets available at https://athletics.georgefox.edu/information/tickets, George Fox Students with ID - Free
3-4 p.m. Scripture-Based Campus Tour
Join Jesse Dillow, Superintendent of Grounds, for a special tour where he shares scriptural inspirations and the significant meanings behind places and buildings across campus.

Stevens Center
Cost: Free
5-7 p.m. Family Weekend Dinner
Warm up after the game and join us for a meal with your family and students in our beautiful Canyon Commons dining hall overlooking the canyon. Bon Appetit will have a delicious Pacific Northwest meal ready. Enjoy the fall bluegrass music by an alumni duo before heading out to the play.

Canyon Commons Dining Hall
Cost: $15, George Fox students on the meal plan - free
7-10 p.m. Student Activities Family Game Night 
Students and families join together and bring your competitive spirit! Student activities invites families to come and play games with the student body in the new Hadlock Student Center. There will be games for everyone to enjoy and snacks will be provided.

Location: Hadlock Student Center 
Cost: Free
7:30-10 p.m. Theatre Presentation: The Government Inspector
"Mistaken identity, chaos, and hilarity erupt in a small Russian hamlet when the mayor and his cronies learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit.  Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy, written in 1836, exposes humanity’s quest for power, wealth and prestige with a keen eye in this hysterical and timely farce.” (Some mature themes)

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: Tickets available at https://www.georgefox.edu/academics/undergrad/departments/theatre/about/tickets.html
Various Times 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.

A list of services in the area will be provided if desired.
Noon Women’s Soccer vs. Willamette

Austin Sports Complex
Cost: Free
2-3 p.m. Hadlock Student Center Tour
Come take a tour of the brand new Hadlock Student Center. This facility features intramurals, group fitness classes, a fitness center, a climbing wall, and new rental center. Their goal is to “help students find their fit through exercise, play, exploration, and competition.”
 
Hadlock Student Center
Cost: Free
2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Willamette

Austin Sports Complex
Cost: Free