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Join Your Student for Family Day
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
The annual tradition of Family Day at Truman State University welcomes parents and family members to campus for a weekend of special events ranging from Bulldog sporting events to a barbecue on the Mall. Plan to spend some quality time with your student, create some lasting memories, and most important of all, have lots of fun.
It is always very hard to find a hotel room for the weekend of Family Day. If you are able to drive in for Saturday only, your son or daughter will be most interested in updating you about the first month of school and replenishing supplies!
Parking for the Weekend
We’re delighted to have you on campus for the weekend. In honor of Family Day, you will not need a guest parking pass or a red, blue or green parking sticker to park in University parking lots on Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.
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Family Day Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016
|Women's Volleyball vs. Rockhurst||7 p.m.||Pershing Arena|
|Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Performance||8 p.m.||Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall|
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016
|Truman Baseball Scrimmage||10 a.m.||Truman Baseball Field|
|Library Tours||10 a.m.-Noon ||Pickler Memorial Library|
Register for 5K
Sponsored by Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Proceeds will benefit the USO and NEMO Heart Health. Participants can walk or run, depending on their preference. The $15 fee includes a shirt. Deadline to receive a shirt the day of the race is Sept. 21. Participants registered after that will receive their shirts at a later date. Registration can be done online. Registration will also be available the day of the race beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jacob Breese at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573.576.0830.
|10:30 a.m.||Red Barn Park|
|Zipline and Bubble Soccer|
Both activities will be weather permitting
|Noon-6 p.m.||Greenwood School Yard, northwest corner of Normal & Halliburton streets Directions|
|Truman Softball Scrimmage||Noon||Truman Softball Field|
|University Art Gallery Faculty Exhibit||Noon-4:30 p.m.||University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish Building|
|Annual Festival Centennial|
This event is hosted by the Centennial Hall Council.
|1-4 p.m.||Centennial Hall Courtyard (Rain site: Centennial Main Lounge)|
|Women's Volleyball vs. William Jewell||1 p.m.||Pershing Arena|
|From Earth to the Universe Planetarium Show|
Cost: $5 at the door
|2 p.m.||Del & Norma Robison Planetarium,
|Seven Wonders Planetarium Show|
Cost: $5 at the door
|3 p.m.||Del & Norma Robison Planetarium,
|Truman State University Speech & Hearing Clinic Open House||3-5 p.m.||Health Sciences Building|
Cost is $8.75*. Kids 8 and under are $4.50. Sorry, advance ticket sales are now closed. A very limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis at the Barbecue.
Picking Up Pre-Ordered Barbecue Tickets: You can pick up pre-ordered tickets in McClain Hall 202, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Pre-ordered tickets not picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 may be picked up at the Barbecue starting at 4:45 p.m.; look for a table by the Student Union Building.
SEATING: Limited seating will be available outdoors as well as indoors on the main level of the Student Union Building. You are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and find a picnic spot.
MENU: Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Vegan Riblets, Roasted Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Fresh Fruit Salad, Pumpkin Bars, & Beverages.
*If a Truman student has a meal plan and still has an available meal by the Saturday evening Barbecue, they can use their meal plan at the Barbecue. If they are out of meals or do not have a meal plan, they will need to purchase a meal ticket for the Barbecue.
|5-6:30- p.m.||Outdoors on Student Union Mall by Fountain (Rain site: Student Union Building)|
|Bulldog Football vs. Indianapolis|
General admission tickets: Adults $8; children & seniors $5. Truman students receive ONE free GENERAL ADMISSION ticket per game (must show Truman ID). You can purchase tickets at the stadium ticket windows (cash or check only) before the game. If you purchased tickets in advance via the online store, you can pick up your tickets at Will Call. For more information, call 660.785.4276.
|7 p.m.||Stokes Stadium|
The Truman State University Symphony Orchestra will join with guest soloist Giuseppe Bruno in concert.
|8 p.m.||Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall|
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016
|Wind Symphony I & II Concert||2 p.m.||Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016
|Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival|
This fun outdoor event celebrates arts, crafts, food, dance and music on the historic downtown square six blocks from campus. The festival is named after Red Barn Park on the Truman campus which was the original location for the event. For more information, visit the Kirksville Arts Association.
|9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Downtown Kirksville|
Schedule is subject to change.
Save the Date for Family Day 2017
Sept. 16, 2017
Questions about Family Day?
Contact the Office of Public Relations, email@example.com, (660) 785-4016.
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– Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor