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Join Your Student for Family Day
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
BARBECUE: The Family Day Barbecue has been moved to the Mall/Fountain area by the Student Union Building. Limited seating will be available outdoors and on the first floor of the Union. You are also welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair and find a picnic spot. (Posted 9/18/15)
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 Quad. 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 due to the fact Kirksville has so few hotel rooms. 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!Print Family Day Brochure
Schedule of Events
|FRIDAY, SEPT. 18|
|Truman Men's Soccer vs. Lewis University||1 p.m.||Truman Soccer Field|
|Truman Women's Soccer vs. Lewis University||3:30 p.m.||Truman Soccer Field|
|Volleyball vs. McKendree University||7 p.m.||Pershing Arena|
Live music and entertainment will be provided by Truman students. Free food and popcorn! Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.
|3:30-5:30 p.m.||Student Union Building HUB|
|SATURDAY, SEPT. 19|
|Truman Baseball Scrimmage||10 a.m.||Truman Baseball Field|
|Library Tours||10 a.m.-noon||Pickler Memorial Library|
Information on registration, cost & location will be provided at a later day - please check back for more details. Sponsored by Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
|Truman Softball Scrimmage||11 a.m.||Truman Softball Field|
|University Art Gallery Faculty Exhibit - John Bohac: Retrospective||Noon-4:30 p.m.||University Art Gallery|
|Annual Festival Centennial|
This event, hosted by the Centennial Hall Council, includes yard games, free snacks, face painting, and a chance to pie the Centennial Student Advisors in the face.
|1-4 p.m.||Centennial Hall Courtyard (Rain site: Centennial Main Lounge)|
|Women's Volleyball vs. University of Illinois-Springfield||1 p.m.||Pershing Arena|
|Chris Ruggiero: One Man Variety Show|
Show includes magic, unicycles, juggling and crowd participation. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.
|4 p.m.||Baldwin Auditorium|
Purchase BBQ Tickets
Tickets cost $8.75* and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for kids 8 and under are $4.50. Tickets can be purchased online until 3 p.m, Sept. 18 at store.truman.edu/familyday.
MENU: Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Vegan Riblets, Roasted Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Fresh, Fruit Salad, Pumpkin Bars, & Beverages.
*If a student has a meal plan, they do NOT have to purchase a meal ticket. Tickets will not be mailed. After you send your payment, please have your son or daughter stop by the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, to pick up your tickets after Sept. 1. Confirmation of reservation will be sent by email upon receipt of payment.
|5-6:30- p.m.||Barbecue moved to Mall/Fountain area by the Student Union Building.
Limited seating will be available outdoors and on the first floor of the Union. You are also welcome to bring a blank or lawn chair and find a picnic spot.
|Bulldog Football vs. Missouri S&T|
General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and those in K-12. Admission is free to Truman students with a Truman ID. Tickets will be available at the ticket windows before the game or can be purchased online at TrumanBulldogs.com the first of August. For more information, call 660.785.4276.
|7 p.m.||Stokes Stadium|
|SUNDAY, SEPT. 20|
|Men's Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Parkside||Noon||Truman Soccer Field|
|Women's Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Parkside||2:30 p.m.||Truman Soccer Field|
|SATURDAY, SEPT. 19|
|Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival|
For more information, visit kirksvillearts.com.
|9 a.m.-4 p.m.||Downtown Kirksville|
Planning ahead for 2016?
Save the date for Family Day 2016 on Oct. 1.
Questions about Family Day?
Email email@example.com or call (660) 785-4016.
"My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university."
– Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor