SHSU's annual Bearkat Family Weekend coming up Sept. 27-29
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013 02:09
Sam Houston State University will be hosting the Bearkat Family Weekend from Sept. 27-29, in which families are encouraged to join in on events that happen periodically on campus. This year’s theme is “The Greatest Family Weekend on Earth.
“We encourage parents to interact with their students and staff and see what makes being a Bearkat so special,” Chelsea Smith, assistant dean of students said.
The weekend begins on Friday with ADAI’s 8th annual Drug and Alcohol Summit on the third floor of the LSC from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent, who arrive early can attend the summit to see how ADAI addresses the issues of drug and alcohol within the student body, Smith said. Next, will be the biggest event on Friday the Bearkat Pep Rally at Bearkat Plaza from 7 to 7:45 p.m.
“It’s gonna be great,” Smith said. “We’ll be playing Eastern Washington, which is our big rival, and we want everyone to come and cheer on our team.”
Saturday morning, parents can relax, have a drink of coffee and interact with the professors at “Coffee with the Administrators” at Austin Hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
“Parents and family member can mix and mingle with the administrative staff,” Smith said. “They can meet the vice president and the dean.”
The day continues with more events including the Family Weekend Tailgate Party in Parking Lot P7 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the Family Circus Lunch which is related with this weekend’s theme, according to Smith.
The main event of the weekend, the big football game against Eastern Washington at Bowers Stadium at 2 p.m.
Bearkat Family Weekend ends on Sunday with the Interdenominational Christian Worship Service at Farrington Pit from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
For more information on accommodations, visit the Family Weekend website at www.shsu.edu/weekend, or contact Dean of Students’ Office at 936-294-1785.