Family Weekend

  • Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity to see campus through your student’s eyes and to get to know his or her home away from home. You'll spend time with your student, meet his or her new friends, visit with administrators and faculty from your student’s college or school, 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 coming soon and make your reservation today!

    Family Weekend Tickets

    Family Events - October 26-28, 2018

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    • 3:00pm-4:30pm | Library Tours | Livingston Lord Library
      Stop by to learn the ins and outs of the different services the library offers. Tours run about 20 minutes. Last tour is scheduled to start at 4:30pm
    • 6:00pm | Volleyball | Nemzek Fieldhouse
      Cheer on Dragon volleyball team while they take on St. Cloud State University.  

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    • 10:00 am-2:00 pm | Dragon Family Brunch | Kise Commons
      Dine-in with your family and enjoy brunch at Kise!
    • 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Rock Wall Access | Wellness Center
      Take Family Weekend to new heights by checking out the Wellness Center Rock Wall with an all access pass!
    • 11:00 am-2:00 pm | Bookstore Open | MacLean Hall
      Celebrate Family Weekend by visiting the Bookstore to shop for Dragon swag – a special discount for weekend attendees is available in store only
    • 1:00pm | Football Game | Scheels Field
      Show your Dragon Pride during the men’s football game!
    • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm | Planetarium Tours | Bridges Hall Room 167
      You can’t visit college without learning! Check out the Planetarium Tours for educational fun! Shows will run every half hour
    • 1:30 pm | Swim & Dive Meet | Nemzek Pool
      Join your student to cheer on the MSUM swimmers and divers as they take on Augustana!
    • 4:00 pm | Volleyball Game | Nemzek Fieldhouse
      Help cheer on the women's volleyball team to victory!
    • 7:00pm | Canvas Art | Center for the Arts - Great White Hall
      Meet member of the Dragon Family while a participating in a step-by-step, instructor lead art session. (Space is limited for this event.)

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    • 10:00am-2:00pm | Dragon Familly Brunch | Kise Commons
      Enjoy the on-campus dining experience just like your student!
    • 11:00am-2:00pm | Bookstore Open | MacLean Hall 
      Celebrate Family Weekend by visiting the Bookstore to shop for Dragon swag - a special discount for weekend attendees is available in store only. 
    • 12:00pm-2:00pm | Rock Wall Access | Wellness Center
      Last chance to visit the Rock Wall with an all access pass!
    • 1:00pm | Women's Soccer | Nemzek Soccer Fields
      It's senior day for our Dragon Women's Soccer team. Help us show our support as they take on Crookston!
    • 1:00pm-3:00pm | Spooky Science with SPS | Langseth Atrium
      Clubs and Organizations are always busy with events on campus. Come check out the Society of Physics Students (SPS) demonstrate fun physics tricks. Wear your Halloween costume for added fun!  

    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 all weekend long for Family Weekend participants 18 years of age and up. Sign-in at the front desk and enjoy your time!
      • Family Weekend Hours: Saturday 10:00am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      • Family Weekend Rock Wall Hours: Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch
      Halloween is right around the corner, celebrate together by going to the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch- Dragon families receive discounted tickets!
    • 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 Guides are available at check-in.

    Event Check-in

    First Year Programs will have a check-in table at each event, open a half-hour prior to the start for Family Weekend attendees. Visit with staff, receive schedules, Fargo-Moorhead Visitor & Dining Guides, and have any questions answered.

    Ticket Information

    Family Weekend VIP tickets are available through University Tickets. Please note that current MSUM students do not need to purchase a Family Weekend ticket, however they will need their student ticket for home athletic events. Tickets are available until 5:00 pm Friday, October 26th so reserve your spot today!