Family Weekend

  • Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity to see campus through your student’s eyes and to get to know their new home away from home. You'll spend time with your student, meet their new friends, and learn more about the resources available on campus. Plus, there’s plenty of time for fun! Take a look at the Family Weekend schedule and make your reservation today!

    Family Weekend Ticketing Information

    Event is FULL

    • Tickets are required for all visitors who wish to participate in Family Weekend events. Your ticket will grant you access into all of the Family Weekend events specified below.
    • Children 12 and under are free.
    • Current MSUM students do not need to purchase a Family Weekend ticket, however, they will need their student ID.
    • A Family Weekend Welcome table will be staffed at select locations as noted below for questions and supplemental Family Weekend materials including a schedule of events, Fargo/Moorhead area guides, and Dragon Pride T-shirts! 
        

    Family Weekend Events - October 18-20, 2019

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    • 4:30-8:00 p.m. | Wellness Center Family Access | Russell and Ann Gerdin Wellness Center
    • 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Rockwall Access | Russell and Ann Gerdin Wellness Center
    • 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Welcome Table | Alex Nemzek Hall
    • 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Dragon Volleyball vs. Upper Iowa | Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse
    • 6:00-11:00 p.m. | Laserfest at the Planetarium* | Bridges Hall 167
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Oh My Gourd - Hosted by the Residence Hall Association | Snarr Hall 
        

    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    • 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Welcome Table | Kise Commons
    • 10:00-11:00 a.m. | Laserfest at the Planetarium* | Bridges Hall 167
    • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Dragon Family Brunch | Kise Commons
    • 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. | Wellness Center Family Access | Russell and Ann Gerdin Wellness Center
    • 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Bookstore Access for Family Weekend | MacLean Hall 176
    • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Dragon Football Kickoff Event (Weather Permitting) | Outside Alex Nemzek Hall
    • 12:00-5:30 p.m. | Welcome Table | Alex Nemzek Hall
    • 1:00-4:00 p.m. | Dragon Football vs. Augustana | Scheels Field
    • 1:00-4:00 p.m. | Rockwall Access | Russell and Ann Gerdin Wellness Center
    • 1:00-11:00 p.m. | Laserfest at the Planetarium* | Bridges Hall 167
    • 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Dragon Volleyball vs. Winona State | Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse
    • 6:30-7:00 p.m. | Welcome Table | Comstock Memorial Union
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Family Fun Art Event | Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom
        

    Sunday, October 20, 2019

    • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Welcome Table | Kise Commons
    • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Brunch | Kise Commons
    • 1:00-9:00 p.m. | Laserfest at the Planetarium* | Bridges Hall 167
        

    *Laserfest shows begin at the top of every hour during specified times

    Weekend Wide Opportunities

    • Wellness Center All-Access Pass
      Bring your shoes and explore the Wellness Center with your student. Enjoy access to the Wellness Center during the Wellness Center Family Access times indicated above. Bring your weekend to new heights by taking on the rockwall! Wellness Center and rockwall participants must be 18 years of age or older. Sign-in at the front desk and enjoy your time!
    • Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch
      Halloween is right around the corner, celebrate together by going to the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch - Dragon families receive discounted admission!
    • Explore the Fargo-Moorhead Community
      The Fargo-Moorhead community has many different restaurant options and entertainment. Go explore your student's favorites, or try something new with the family. Fargo-Moorhead Visitor & Dining Guides are available at check-in.
        

    Event Check-In
    A Family Weekend Welcome table will be staffed at select locations as noted above for questions and supplemental Family Weekend materials including a schedule of events, Fargo/Moorhead area guides, and Dragon Pride T-shirts!