Family Weekend 2022

Registration is open! You and your family are invited to be a part of Family Weekend! 

Join us on campus Oct. 28-30 for a weekend filled with some exciting events, including Family Game Night, music performances, athletics home games, and visits to local farms. Choose your own adventure and enjoy the time reconnecting with your student and letting them show you around town! It will be a fun-filled weekend your whole family can share. 

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Contact Us

Parent and Family Programs
414 N. Meridian St. #6264
Newberg, OR 97132
503-554-2112
parents@georgefox.edu

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Family Weekend 2022 Schedule

Friday, October 28
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bruin Preview

This is a great opportunity for high school aged siblings of our current students to join you for the weekend and explore how to make Fox their own! Prospective students can meet professors, coaches and current students; attend classes that look interesting to them; and learn about our majors. Prospective students may spend the night with their sibling of the same gender.


Check in at Admissions on the second floor of the Stevens Center Cost: Free (excluding additional meal ticket purchases)

11 a.m. - Noon

Parent Prayer

Take a moment to gather together for a time of parent prayer while students are finishing classes for the day. Campus pastoral staff will lead this time of guided prayer for students, our community, and beyond.


Green Room by Bauman Auditorium                                        Cost: Free

Noon - 6 p.m.

Check in

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


Stevens Center lobby                                                              Cost: Free

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch

Enjoy a meal in our beautiful Canyon Commons dining hall overlooking the canyon. We will be feasting on family favorites! Enjoy entertainment on the big screens while hanging out with students and families. Looking to find some connections with others from your area? Find a table with your region and introduce yourself!


Canyon Commons                                                                  Cost: $9.45 All dine in meals may be purchased at the Canyon Commons Dining Hall

1 - 4 p.m.

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.


Multiple locations                                                                    Cost: Free

1 - 3 p.m.

FASFA Open House

Do you have questions regarding your FASFA for this year? Family Weekend and the upcoming holidays are a great time to sit down with your student and fill out your 2023-2024 FASFA. Our Financial Aid counselors are here to walk you through any family changes that may affect how your student qualifies for aid.


Financial Aid Office, 2nd floor Stevens                                      Cost: Free

1 - 3 p.m.

Par for the Course!

Swing by the Murdock Library to challenge your family to a round of miniature golf! While playing through don’t miss the St. John’s Bible, the Academic Resource Center, and more. Fore!


Murdock Library                                                                    Cost: Free

4 - 5 p.m.

Fall Music Showcase

Enjoy the work of our music students as they present a fall showcase. This program features vocal and jazz ensembles combined in a production of varied music literature.


Bauman Auditorium                                                              Cost: Free

5 - 7 p.m.

Pod by the Quad

We made dinner easy for you to find tonight! After the concert or that long flight/drive in, walk out to our quad and get a delicious hot meal from any of our amazing food trucks and tents. Good News BBQ, Lemon and Olive Mediterranean, and Sprinkles of Joy Cupcakes are all confirmed. Eat it there on campus or take it to go!


Stevens Center small parking lot                                          Cost: Meals can be purchased from our vendors at the event (Gluten free options available)

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Enjoy a meal in our beautiful Canyon Commons dining hall overlooking the canyon. We will be feasting on family favorites! Enjoy entertainment on the big screens while hanging out with students and families. Looking to find some connections with others from your area? Find a table with your region and introduce yourself!


Canyon Commons                                                                  Cost: $11.75 All dine in meals may be purchased at the Canyon Commons Dining Hall

7 - 10 p.m.

Fall Musical: Oliver!

Lost and alone on the streets of Victorian London, Oliver Twist falls in with the nefarious Fagin and his gang of young pickpockets. Making his way in this new and frightening world, a parade of colorful characters (and iconic songs) leads Oliver on a journey to find the home he’s never known. Bringing to life one of Dickens’ most beloved novels, “Oliver!” is an energetic, moving, and life-affirming story of one poor boy’s search for the love of family.


Wood-Mar Auditorium                                                            Cost: Tickets available online

7 p.m.

Esports vs. Colorado Mesa University

Curious about our emerging esports team? Come and cheer them on in a university match vs. Colorado Mesa University. Rocket League is a video game that combines car racing and soccer.

Esports stadium in Wheeler Gymnasium                                    Cost: Free

8 - 11 a.m.

Registration Check in

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


Stevens Center lobby                                                    Cost: Free                         

9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

University Recreation Open Gym

Get that morning workout in with your student in the Hadlock Student Center, offering 4,200 square feet of space filled with cardiovascular and strength training equipment. The gyms will be open for basketball, you can walk the indoor track, or observe campus and the canyon while working out on all of the weight and cardio equipment.


Haldock Student Center                                                  Cost: Free

8 - 10 a.m.

Yoga

Start off your morning with a 30 min yoga class led by our wonderful instructor Emily. The class is located in the studio on the lower level of Hadlock Student Center.

 
Hadlock Student Center                                                  Cost: Free

9 - 11 a.m.

Spin Class

Come try out a quick 30 min spin class with Eden, one of our amazing group fitness instructors on campus as she guides us through class. Our spin studio is located in the lower level of the Hadlock Student Center.


Hadlock Student Center                                                  Cost: Free

Morning Meet

Cross Country Northwest Conference Championships

Enjoy the beautiful drive to Forest Grove and cheer on our Bruins at the cross country meet!


Forest Grove, OR                                                            Cost: Free

9 - 11 a.m.

Rock Climbing Session

Drop in and try out the amazing rock wall that is featured in the lobby of the Hadlock Student Center. Beginners to experts, all levels are welcome!


Hadlock Student Center                                                  Cost: Free

10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Brunch

Enjoy a meal in our beautiful Canyon Commons dining hall overlooking the canyon. We will be feasting on family favorites! Enjoy entertainment on the big screens while hanging out with students and families. Looking to find some connections with others from your area? Find a table with your region and introduce yourself!


Canyon Commons                                                          Cost: $9.45 All dine in meals may be purchased at the Canyon Commons Dining Hall

11 a.m. - Noon

Olive Oil Tasting and Tour at Red Ridge Farms

Drive 15 minutes west of Newberg into the Dundee Hills and join our hosts at Red Ridge Farms in Dayton to explore their gardens and Olive groves. This 1 hour tour ends with a tasting of the olive oils they make right there on the farm. Red Ridge has a great gift/garden shop where families are always welcome!   


Red Ridge Farms, Dayton, OR                                          Cost: $10 per person

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tailgate Party & Cornhole Tournament

Come get your game face on! Purchase a meal from the food truck vendors at the tailgate party before the football game or bring your own food to hang out and eat. Student Activities will be running our annual cornhole tournament and have a host of other activities. Prizes will be given to our first, second, and third place winners!  Don’t miss a chance to meet Pennington Bear, and see a special pregame performance from our cheerleaders, drumline, and dance team!


Bauman Auditorium parking lot                                        Cost: Free (meals may be purchased from vendors on site)

Noon - 2 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Linfield

Come cheer for your Bruins in their soccer match against Linfield.


Linfield University, McMinnville, Oregon                          Cost: Free

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Football vs. Linfield

There's a rivalry bruin! Come cheer on our George Fox Bruins as they take on the Linfield Wildcats. Go Bruins!


Stoffer Family Stadium                                             Cost: $10 Adult single ticket or $25 Family Pack(this includes up to eight guests who are in your registration packets), Free for kids 9 and under, George Fox Students with ID - Free

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Whitworth

Come cheer for your Bruins in their soccer match against Whitworth.


Austin Sports Complex                                                    Cost: Free

3 - 4 p.m.

Olive Oil Tasting and Tour at Red Ridge Farms

Drive 15 minutes west of Newberg into the Dundee Hills and join our hosts at Red Ridge Farms in Dayton to explore their gardens and Olive groves. This 1 hour tour ends with a tasting of the olive oils they make right there on the farm. Red Ridge has a great gift/garden shop where families are always welcome!   


Red Ridge Farms, Dayton, OR                                          Cost: $10 per person

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Night in Newberg

Explore all that Newberg and the surrounding areas have to offer. Check out your students favorite local spots and enjoy dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants in the area. Your packet will include a list of restaurants that are offering a special discount or treat for George Fox Families for the night!


Newberg Downtown                                                        Cost: Varies by location 

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Enjoy a meal in our beautiful Canyon Commons dining hall overlooking the canyon. We will be feasting on family favorites! Enjoy entertainment on the big screens while hanging out with students and families. Looking to find some connections with others from your area? Find a table with your region and introduce yourself!


Canyon Commons                                                          Cost: $11.75 All dine in meals may be purchased at the Canyon Commons Dining Hall

6 - 8 p.m.

Family Game Night

Students and families join together and bring your competitive spirit!  There will be games for everyone to enjoy from card to board games and a chance to win prizes in our Family Weekend Kahoot.


Canyon Commons                                                          Cost: Free

7:30 - 10 p.m.

Fall Musical: Oliver!

Lost and alone on the streets of Victorian London, Oliver Twist falls in with the nefarious Fagin and his gang of young pickpockets. Making his way in this new and frightening world, a parade of colorful characters (and iconic songs) leads Oliver on a journey to find the home he’s never known. Bringing to life one of Dickens’ most beloved novels, “Oliver!” is an energetic, moving, and life-affirming story of one poor boy’s search for the love of family.


Wood-Mar Auditorium                                                    Cost: Tickets available online

8 - 9 p.m.

S'mores at the Pavillion

Come connect with other families! Get to know your Den hosts or let us know if you'd like to be one. We will be hanging out in the pavilion with a warm fire burning. Stop by after Family Game night or your daytime adventures to roast a smore with the fam. Dress warm. The Pacific Northwest evenings are chilly!


Canyon Pavillion                                                            Cost: Free

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.


Multiple locations                                                                                                        Cost: Free

10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Family Weekend Travel Day Brunch

Have a relaxing brunch with your student before heading home or after church. Bon Appetit is pulling out all the stops and featuring Pacific Northwest culinary stations. You do not need to have a student on a meal plan to participate, just pay with a credit or debit card at the door!


Canyon Commons                                                                                                      Cost: $9.45 All dine in meals may be purchased at the Canyon Commons Dining Hall

11 a.m. - Noon

Olive Oil Tasting and Tour at Red Ridge Farms

Drive 15 minutes west of Newberg into the Dundee Hills and join our hosts at Red Ridge Farms in Dayton to explore their gardens and Olive groves. This 1 hour tour ends with a tasting of the olive oils they make right there on the farm. Red Ridge has a great gift/garden shop where families are always welcome!


Red Ridge Farms, Dayton, OR                                                                                      Cost: $10 per person

Noon - 1 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Lewis and Clark

Come cheer for your bruins in their soccer match against Lewis and Clark


Austin Sports Complex                                                                                                Cost: Free

2 - 4 p.m.

University Recreation Open Gym

Get that morning workout in with your student in the Hadlock Student Center, offering 4,200 square feet of space filled with cardiovascular and strength training equipment. The gyms will be open for basketball, you can walk the indoor track, or observe campus and the canyon while working out on all of the weight and cardio equipment.


Hadlock Student Center                                                                                              Cost: Free

2 - 5 p.m.

Fall Musical: Oliver!

Lost and alone on the streets of Victorian London, Oliver Twist falls in with the nefarious Fagin and his gang of young pickpockets. Making his way in this new and frightening world, a parade of colorful characters (and iconic songs) leads Oliver on a journey to find the home he’s never known. Bringing to life one of Dickens’ most beloved novels, “Oliver!” is an energetic, moving, and life-affirming story of one poor boy’s search for the love of family.


Wood-Mar Auditorium                                                                                                  Cost: Tickets available online

3 - 4 p.m.

Olive Oil Tasting and Tour at Red Ridge Farms

Drive 15 minutes west of Newberg into the Dundee Hills and join our hosts at Red Ridge Farms in Dayton to explore their gardens and Olive groves. This 1 hour tour ends with a tasting of the olive oils they make right there on the farm. Red Ridge has a great gift/garden shop where families are always welcome!


Red Ridge Farms, Dayton, OR                                                                                    Cost: $10 per person

3 - 5 p.m.

Alumni Basketball Game

Bruin vs. Bruin. Watch our current Bruins take on Women's Basketball alumni in a friendly game of b-ball!

Wheeler Sports Center                                                                                                  Cost: Free