Family Day

Join Your Student for Family Day
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

Family DayThe annual tradition of Family Day at Truman State University welcomes parents, siblings and other family members to campus for a weekend of special events ranging from Bulldog sporting events to a barbecue on the mall, as well as the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival downtown Kirksville. Plan to spend some quality time with your student, create some lasting memories, and most important of all, have lots of fun.

We know it can be very hard to find a hotel room for the weekend so please understand there is no pressure to attend all activities. 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!

Family Day Activities

 

Friday, SEPT. 20, 2019


Open House at University Observatory
University Farm, 1816 S. Boundary Street | Google Map | Print Map
Assuming the conditions are good, the telescopes will allow viewing of Jupiter, Saturn, M13 (a globular cluster), the Andromeda Galaxy and some open star clusters and nebulae. For more information, visit observatory.truman.edu.
8-10 p.m.
Truman Theatre Production "Rumors" By Neil Simon ($)
Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish
Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for general public. For more information on how to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 660.785.4515 after Aug. 26.
8 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 2019

Truman Baseball Scrimmage
Truman Baseball Field
10 a.m.
Library Tours
Pickler Memorial Library
10 a.m.-Noon
University Art Gallery Faculty New Work Exhibit
University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish
Noon-4:30 p.m.
Horse Show Hosted by Truman's Equestrian Team
University Farm
1 p.m.
Planetarium Shows ($)
Del & Norma Robison Planetarium, Magruder Hall
Admission is $5 per person. Tickets will be available at planetarium.truman.edu or at the door.

• Noon: From Earth to the Universe
• 1 p.m.: Phantom of the Universe
• 2 p.m.: The Hot and Energetic Universe
• 3 p.m.: Seven Wonders
• 4 p.m.: Ice Worlds

Annual Festival Centennial
Centennial Hall Courtyard (Rain site: Centennial Hall Main Lounge)
1-4 p.m.
Truman State University Speech & Hearing Clinic Open House
Health Sciences Building
3-5 p.m.
Student Activities Board Special Performance TBA
Baldwin Hall Auditorium
4 p.m.
Barbecue ($)
Student Union Mall (Rain site: Student Union Building)
Tickets must be ordered in advance: Adults $9* | Kids 8 and under $5

* If a student has a meal plan and still has an available meal by the Saturday evening BBQ, they can use their meal plan. If they are out of meals, or do not have a meal plan, they will need to purchase a meal ticket for the BBQ.

As seating is very limited, guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE:
Tickets may be purchased online from Sept. 1-19. For online orders, the University accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard and VISA or e-checks. To order tickets online, go to http://familyday.truman.edu/.

ORDER TICKETS BY MAIL:
Send a paper check by Sept. 18 to:
Truman State University
Public Relations Office
McClain Hall 202
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221

Please include the following information with the check:
• Parent Name(s)
• Address, City, State, Zip
• Phone Number & Email, Student’s Name & Cell Phone Number
• Number of meals at $9 and number of meals at $5.

TICKET CONFIRMATION
Confirmation of your reservation will be sent by email upon receipt of payment.

PICKING UP YOUR TICKETS
Tickets will NOT be mailed. Please have your son or daughter stop by the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, to pick up your tickets starting Sept. 6. The Public Relations Office is open Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Hamburgers
Grilled Chicken Breast
Vegan Riblets
Black Bean Veggie Burgers
From the University Farm: Roasted Red Potatoes, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Fresh Cubed Melons
Pumpkin Bars
Beverages
5-6:30 p.m.
Bulldog Football vs. Valparaiso University ($)
Stokes Stadium
General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and those in K-12. Admission is free to Truman students with a Truman ID. Tickets will be available at the ticket windows before the game or can be purchased online at TrumanBulldogs.com the first of August. For more information, call 660.785.4276.
7 p.m.
Truman Theatre Production "Rumors" By Neil Simon ($)
Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish
Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for general public. For more information on how to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 660.785.4515 after Aug. 26.
8 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019


Horse Show Hosted by Truman's Equestrian Team
University Farm
10 a.m.
Wind Symphony I and II Concert
Baldwin Hall Auditorium
2 p.m.

Off-Campus Activity

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 2019

Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown Kirksville
Food, fun, and fantastic art from across the Midwest. For more information, visit kirksvillearts.org.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Campus Maps & Directions Parking on Campus Kirksville Visitors Guide

Questions about Family Day?

Contact the Office of Public Relations, pr@truman.edu, (660) 785-4016.

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Family Day Barbecue on the Mall