Family Weekend

Family Weekend

September 15 – September 17, 2017

Family weekend has something for everyone!

 

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Weekend Schedule:

There is something for everyone at this year’s Family Weekend taking place on September 15-17 at Oglethorpe University, and registration is open! (All current students, family, and friends should register.)

Take a look at the full schedule:

Friday, September 15

Constitution Day Lecture @ 4p | Turner Lynch Campus Center Trustee Room (Free)

  • In honor of Constitution Day, Prof. James R. Stoner, Jr. of Louisiana State University will be speaking on the topic of “Positive Freedom of Speech: The Value and Limits of Libertarianism.”

Faculty Wine and Cheese Meet-and-Greet @ 5p | Turner Lynch Campus Center Lobby (Free)

  • Enjoy mingling with the people your students are inspired by—their professors!

Family Dinner w/ Presidential Welcome @ 7p | Turner Lynch Campus Center Dining Hall ($8.00 unless you are on an OU meal plan)

  • Dr. Schall welcomes you to grab some all-you-can-eat fare with your family in the Petrel’s Nest Dining Hall. He will be around to greet you!

Anatomy Fashion Show @ 8p | Turner Lynch Campus Center Dining Hall (Free)

  • Phi Delta Epsilon will host its second Anatomy Fashion Show in which Oglethorpe students and staff from all areas of campus life will take the runway to showcase different artists’ rendition of the human body. Artists from the OU Art Department and PhiDE will use latex paint and Oglethorpe students as their canvas to highlight the major organ systems of the body and the diseases that plague them. In an effort to raise awareness for current efforts to combat these diseases in children, attendees will learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ (CMNH) philanthropic contributions to local hospitals and families in need.
  • Childcare Provided from 8p-10p | Turner Lynch Campus Center Game Room (Free)

Saturday, September 16

Experience the Atlanta Botanical Garden from 9a-1p ($15)

  • Usually $21.95, pre-purchase tickets through the Family Weekend registration form to see a DEEP discount ($15)! Tickets can be used anytime throughout the weekend, but we suggest this timeframe in order to not miss any on-campus events.

Experience the Georgia Aquarium from 9a-1p ($29)

  • Usually $35.95, pre-purchase tickets through the Family Weekend registration form to see a DEEP discount ($29)! Tickets can be used anytime throughout the weekend, but we suggest this timeframe in order to not miss any on-campus events.

Family Picnic @ 1p ($6) | Academic Quad

  • Enjoy music and lawn games with the entire OU Community! Exclusive giveaways will be provided by the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

Football Watch Party @ 3:30p (Free) | Turner Lynch Campus Center Game Room

  • It’s Tennessee v. Florida kicking off a day-long watch party opportunity. Snacks will be made available!

Treat Yourself to Petrel Partner Locations for Deep Discounts @ 5p (Up to 15% Off Purchases)

  • Petrel Partners are local businesses that offer discounts and deals to Oglethorpe students, faculty and staff. Simply present your valid Petrel Pass at any of the following participating Petrel Partner businesses to receive your deals.

“Shakespeare in Love” @ 8p (Purchase Separately) | Conant Performing Arts Center

  • Georgia Shakespeare Artistic Director Richard Garner directs this love letter to William Shakespeare in his company’s former home at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are purchased separately.

Sunday, September 17

Experience the Atlanta Botanical Garden from 9a-1p ($15)

  • Usually $21.95, pre-purchase tickets through the Family Weekend registration form to see a DEEP discount ($15)! Tickets can be used anytime throughout the weekend, but we suggest this timeframe in order to not miss any on-campus events.

Experience the Georgia Aquarium from 9a-1p ($29)

  • Usually $35.95, pre-purchase tickets through the Family Weekend registration form to see a DEEP discount ($29)! Tickets can be used anytime throughout the weekend, but we suggest this timeframe in order to not miss any on-campus events.

Men’s Soccer w/ Greek Organizations @ 1p (Free) | Oglethorpe Track and Field

  • Tailgate with your favorite Greek organization while Men’s Soccer takes on Lynchburg!

 

For only $10, don’t forget to purchase the official Family Weekend 2017 t-shirt with proceeds benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Purchases are exclusively made on the registration form.

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER ON THE OFFICIAL FORM!

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For more information, please contact the Director of Student Engagement & Leadership, Shane Pruitt. We hope to see you there!