Family Weekend - George Fox University

October 27-29, 2017

Thank you for a great Family Weekend 2017!

We enjoyed getting to welcome your family back to campus this year. Dates for Family Weekend 2018 will be announced in the Spring and we hope that you will mark your calendars to join us again. For any feedback related to this year please feel free to fill out a brief survey.

As always our goal is for you to spend quality time together to connect with your student(s) before the holidays. October tends to be a time of increased student stress so your efforts to support your student from near or far are always appreciated during this season.

The Schedule

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
3 p.m. President's Council Parent Reception
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and President Robin Baker will provide updates on campus projects. Please join us to interact with other parents and learn about the President’s Council, a group of dedicated George Fox partners who invest in the lives of our students through annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

Canyon Commons Dining 101 and 102
Cost: Free
4 p.m. IDEA Center Parent Networking Open House
Meet our knowledgeable Career and Academic Planning (CAP) coaches from the IDEA Center.

IDEA Center in the Stevens Center First Floor
Cost: Free
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Whitworth

Austin Sports Complex
Cost: Free
7:30 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 p.m. Theatre Presentation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This fall our theatre department presents Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy set in an enchanted forest with mischievous fairies, sparring lovers and a group of bumbling, amateur actors. Come laugh with Puck as he exclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” and with the Queen as she declares, “This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard!” This is a show for the entire family. See you there.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: In advance-$6
At the Door- Adult - $12, Alumni - $8, Child/Senior - $6
8-11 a.m. Registration/Information
Check in, pick up a schedule of events, and get questions answered throughout the weekend

Stevens Center

9 a.m.

Scripture-Based Campus Tour
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 intertwine the biblical story on campus.

Stevens Center
Cost: Free
11:30 a.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!

Bauman Parking Lot
Cost: Free (meals may be purchased from vendors on site)
2:30 p.m. Football Game vs. Lewis and Clark

Stoffer Family Stadium
Cost: Adults - $10, Senior (65+) - $5, Children 12 and younger - Free, George Fox Students with ID - Free
3 p.m. Scripture-Based Campus Tour
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 intertwine the biblical story on campus.

Stevens Center
Cost: Free
5 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: $10, George Fox students on the meal plan - free
7:30 p.m. Theatre Presentation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This fall our theatre department presents Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy set in an enchanted forest with mischievous fairies, sparring lovers and a group of bumbling, amateur actors. Come laugh with Puck as he exclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” and with the Queen as she declares, “This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard!” This is a show for the entire family. See you there.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: In advance-$6
At the Door- Adult - $12, Alumni - $8, Child/Senior - $6
Tickets may be purchased online through the theatre department at theatre.georgefox.edu.
8 p.m. ASC Movie Night
Bruin Preview continues for high school-age siblings of current George Fox students! The student community will be getting together to watch a movie and have great snacks.

Location: TBA
Cost:
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. Lewis and Clark

Austin Sports Complex
Cost: Free
2 p.m. Theatre Presentation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This fall our theatre department presents Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy set in an enchanted forest with mischievous fairies, sparring lovers and a group of bumbling, amateur actors. Come laugh with Puck as he exclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” and with the Queen as she declares, “This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard!” This is a show for the entire family. See you there.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: In advance-$6

At the Door- Adult - $12, Alumni - $8, Child/Senior - $6
2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Whitman
Austin Sports Complex
Cost: Free

2017 Family Weekend Schedule

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
3 p.m. President's Council Parent Reception

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and President Robin Baker will provide updates on campus projects. Please join us to interact with other parents and learn about the President’s Council, a group of dedicated George Fox partners who invest in the lives of our students through annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

Canyon Commons Dining 101 and 102
Cost: Free
4 p.m. IDEA Center Parent Networking Open House

Meet our knowledgeable Career and Academic Planning (CAP) coaches from the IDEA Center.

IDEA Center in the Stevens Center First Floor
Cost: Free
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Whitworth

Austin Sports Complex
Cost: Free

7:30 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 p.m. Theatre Presentation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This fall our theatre department presents Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy set in an enchanted forest with mischievous fairies, sparring lovers and a group of bumbling, amateur actors. Come laugh with Puck as he exclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” and with the Queen as she declares, “This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard!” This is a show for the entire family. See you there.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: In advance-$6
At the Door- Adult - $12, Alumni - $8, Child/Senior - $6
8-11 a.m. Registration/Information

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

Stevens Center

9 a.m.

Scripture-Based Campus Tour

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 intertwine the biblical story on campus.

Stevens Center
Cost: Free
11:30 a.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!

Bauman Parking Lot
Cost: Free (meals may be purchased from vendors on site)
2:30 p.m. Football Game vs. Lewis and Clark

Stoffer Family Stadium
Cost: Adults - $10, Senior (65+) - $5, Children 12 and younger - Free, George Fox Students with ID - Free
3 p.m. Scripture-Based Campus Tour

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 intertwine the biblical story on campus.

Stevens Center
Cost: Free
5 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: $10, George Fox students on the meal plan - free
7:30 p.m. Theatre Presentation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This fall our theatre department presents Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy set in an enchanted forest with mischievous fairies, sparring lovers and a group of bumbling, amateur actors. Come laugh with Puck as he exclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” and with the Queen as she declares, “This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard!” This is a show for the entire family. See you there.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: In advance-$6
At the Door- Adult - $12, Alumni - $8, Child/Senior - $6
Tickets may be purchased online through the theatre department at theatre.georgefox.edu.
8 p.m. ASC Movie Night

Bruin Preview continues for high school-age siblings of current George Fox students! The student community will be getting together to watch a movie and have great snacks.

Location: TBA
Cost:

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. Lewis and Clark

Austin Sports Complex

Cost: Free
2 p.m. Theatre Presentation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This fall our theatre department presents Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy set in an enchanted forest with mischievous fairies, sparring lovers and a group of bumbling, amateur actors. Come laugh with Puck as he exclaims, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” and with the Queen as she declares, “This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard!” This is a show for the entire family. See you there.

Wood-Mar Auditorium
Cost: In advance-$6

At the Door- Adult - $12, Alumni - $8, Child/Senior - $6
2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Whitman

Austin Sports Complex

Cost: Free