2017 Friday Family Weekend Events

2017 Family Weekend Friday Schedule

RecPlex Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM  RecPlex
UD Families have the opportunity to get active free of charge during Family Weekend through use of the RecPlex facility for open recreation! Minors must be accompanied by an adult, waivers must be signed at check-in, must have drivers license present for access.

RecBike Rentals
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM  Equipment Resource Center, RecPlex
Take a ride around the neighborhood or hit the trails with our RecBikes! Must be a member to rent the bikes, however a member can rent more than one at a time. All participants must sign a waiver at the time of check-out. Free to rent and must be back before sundown. All bikes come with a helmet and bike lock.

Family Weekend Information Center & Merchandise Pick-Up Open
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM  Room 131, Gosiger Hall
Check-in for Family Weekend is not required. Family Weekend merchandise can only be picked up during these hours. New Student Programs Staff will be available to answer questions.  Limited amounts of merchandise for sale can be purchased with cash or checks (made payable to "University of Dayton").

Dayton Art Institute - Family Pass  (No registration required)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Dayton Art Institute
Looking for a great off-campus family activity?  Visit the Dayton Art Institute, one of the region's premier fine arts museums.  Passes are free this weekend and one pass is good for 4 people.  UD students have free year-round membership.  Details on their permanent collection and special exhibits are online at http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/.

Black Alumni Reunion Check-In and Reception (Pre-registration is required)
3:00 - 6:00 PM, Meyer Room, River Campus
Check-in and reception for the Black Alumni Reunion. Black alumni will spend the weekend connecting with current students while participating in Family Weekend, as well.

Thomas J. Frericks 5K Run/Walk Packet Pick-Up (Pre-registration and prepayment required)
3:30 - 6:00 PM  Lobby, RecPlex
Registration required. $25 per person before September 8. $30 per person after September 8. If registered after September 8, participants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.  Register at: http://www.speedy-feet.com.

#UDLATENIGHT Movie Matinee - Transformers-The Last Knight (Pre-registration is required)
3:00 - 4:45 PM  Sears Recital Hall, Humanities Bldg.
Join #UDLateNight for a movie matinee!

Women's Club Soccer (No registration required)
3:30 - 5:30 PM  Stuart Field
Women's club soccer vs. Ohio University

Doughnuts and Lab Tours provided by the Engineering Student Ambassadors (Pre-registration is required)
4:00 - 6:00 PM  Lobby, Kettering Labs
"Dough-not" miss the chance to show your family Kettering Labs!

Walk-in Flu Prevention Clinic (Pre-registration recommended, fee billed to student account)
4:00 - 7:00 PM  Health Center, Gosiger Hall Ground Floor
The vaccine is $25 and will be billed to the student's account. Pre-registration not required but all students must have their student ID to receive a shot. Sponsored by Community Wellness and Student Health Services.

Leadership in Service Scholars Reception (Closed event, invite only)
5:00 - 6:00 PM  Tent, Central Mall
This is a closed event for scholarship recipients and their family members. Refreshments will be provided. 

Family Reception sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Housing and Residence Life (Pre-registration is required)
5:30 - 7:00 PM  Room 101, Alumni Hall
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Housing and Residence Life (HRL) cordially invite you to join us for a Family Weekend Reception.  We look forward to reconnecting or meeting you for the first time! Everyone is welcome! 

Game Truck (Pre-registration and prepayment required)
6:00 - 10:00 PM  C Lot, Parking lot near Kettering Labs
Come play some video games in the Game Truck!  Any child under 8 years old needs a paying adult to accompany them.

Annual Cornhole Tournament (Pre-registration and prepayment required)
6:00 PM  MAC Gym, RecPlex
Join UDCR for a single elimination cornhole tournament at the RecPlex! Teams of two (2) $12 entry fee.  Pre-register before September  and guarantee a t-shirt. Teams may also register on-site, but late registration does not include a t-shirt.

Men's Club Soccer (No registration required)
6:00 - 8:00 PM  Stuart Field
Men's club soccer vs. Wright State University

Pride of Dayton Marching Band (No registration is required)   
6:30 - 7:15 PM  Humanities Plaza
Weather permitting. Directed by Ken Will
Sushi 101 with FUSIAN (Pre-registration and prepayment required)
6:30 - 7:30 PM  Kettering Room, University of Dayton Marriott 
FUSIAN team members will lead a hands-on workshop where participants have the opportunity to customize, assemble, and roll their own 10-piece maki sushi roll. 

Black Alumni Reunion McIntosh Scholarshp 30th Anniversary Dinner (Pre-registration is required)
6:30 - 8:30 PM  Alumni Center, River Campus
As a part of this great weekend, the City of Dayton and the University will celebrate the 30-year Anniversary of the W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award and all of its recipients. This program is a remarkable testimony to the power of partnership and its sustained success speaks greatly to the commitment to invest in the community’s future by two anchor institutions- education and government. Seats are limited.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) Mini Concert (Pre-registration is required)
6:45 - 7:45 PM  Sears Recital Hall, Humanities Building
Come enjoy a mini performance by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company!

UD Family Weekend Great Escape Game  (Pre-registration and prepayment required)
7:00 - 10:15 PM  Great Escape Game, Beavercreek
Check in at 15 mins ahead of time (must be on time). Bank Vault (8:30 - 10 PM) | Outbreak (7:00 - 8:15 PM | 8:45 - 10:15 PM) | Area D (8:45 - 10:00 PM) | Tomb (8:45 - 10:15 PM). 8 slots per room.

Trivial Test (Pre-registration is required)
7:30 - 9:30 PM  The Hangar, Kennedy Union
Join the Trivia Host for a laid back afternoon designed to test your family's warehouse of knowledge. Light refreshments will be available.

#UDLATENIGHT Presents Comedy Night with Chris James (Pre-registration is required)
8:00 - 9:00 PM  Ballroom, Kennedy Union
Ready to laugh? Join #UDLateNight during Family Weekend as we host comedian Chris James for a night of comedy. Chris James, a British-African comedian, has not only conquered stand-up in the UK but also South Africa's comedy scene. When he's not performing at colleges, you can find him at the hottest comedy clubs in New York and Los Angeles.

Women's Club Lacrosse Match (No registration required)
8:00 - 10:00 PM  Stuart Field

UD Jazz Ensemble (Pre-registration is required)
9:00 PM  Main Meeting Room, VWK 
The Dayton Jazz Ensemble is the premier jazz band at the University. The ensemble comprises of several majors from across the campus. The group will be playing a wide range of music including Latin, swing, be-bop, fusion, rock and funk. Light refreshments will be available.

#UDLATENIGHT Movie - Transformers-The Last Knight (Pre-registration is required)
10:00 - 11:45 PM  Sears Recital Hall, Humanities Building
Join #UDLateNight for a movie!

Free Cosmic Nights (Pre-registration is required)
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM  The Hangar, Kennedy Union
Open to all UD students and families, enjoy a night of free games under cosmic lights!

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