Parents

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is a resource for parents and families of UE students.

Family Weekend 2016 Schedule of Events

Family Weekend Extras

Parents get 15% off bookstore purchases this weekend (textbooks excluded).
Bookstore hours:
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Free T-shirt for siblings and potential legacies, high school age or younger.
Stop by the Office of Admission in Olmsted Administration Hall.
Office hours:
Friday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - Noon.


Friday, September 23

It’s Purple Friday at UE!
Wear your purple!

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
University Bookstore Open
Ridgway University Center
15% discount all weekend (textbooks excluded)!

2:00 p.m.
Nursing Department Open House
Room 105, Graves Hall
Come see the Dunigan Nursing Lab and our quintuplets! Information about the nursing program will be provided, and you will have an opportunity to provide feedback about our program.
Free!

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center
Check in when you arrive on campus. Pick up the latest schedule of events, a wristband for free admission to athletic events, a passport that will give you a chance to get stickers at events, and possibly receive a passport prize at the Parent Social. (PASSPORT: Parents receive a passport at check-in and stickers at events: 1) Opening Session, 2) Parent Info Session, 3) Any student event, 4) an athletic event, 5) and the Ice Cream Social.

5:00 p.m.
LEGACY Family Photos and Reception
Philips Alcove, Ridgway University Center
Legacy families are invited to a special reception hosted by the UE Alumni Association. This new event includes the opportunity to meet with other legacy families, hear from UE administrators, and meet UE Alumni Association staff. Guests will enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and take a commemorative family photo!
Free!
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Have your family photo taken at dinner!

7:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Drake University
Meeks Gym
Free with athletic wristbands.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Musical Bingo with UEMTA
Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building
A fun twist on BINGO! Musical selections will be played instead of numbers being called. Those who bingo will receive cupcakes as prizes! (Donations accepted for UEMTA)
Free!

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Delta Omega Zeta “The Price is Right”
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
The ladies of Delta Omega Zeta will host a philanthropy where there will be a mock game show of the Price is Right. Students from other organizations can participate and win fun prizes.
Cost: $5 for tickets at tables, $7 at the door

7:30 p.m. Theatre
Failure: A Love Story
By Philip Dawkins
Directed by R. Scott Lank
Shanklin Theatre
Family Weekend Tickets: $10

9:00 p.m.
Family Game Room
Location: TBD
Open for families to have fun playing many types of games with their UE student and siblings!
Refreshments available


Saturday, September 24

7:30 a.m. - Noon
Family Weekend 2016 Headquarters
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast of Champions!
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge, Ridgway University Center
Come have breakfast with UE Champions (President Tom Kazee, Assistant Dean of Students Geoffrey Edwards, and Angie Dawson)
Free!

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Opening Session
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
This session includes a welcome by President Kazee, a welcome from the Parents Council, and a short presentation titled “UE Means Results” by Gene Wells, senior director of the Center for Career Development.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Parents Council Meeting
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
(Parents Council Members Only)

Saturday, September 24

Parents – Informational Sessions

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Only
Harlaxton 101
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Want to know the basics of the Harlaxton program at UE? In this session we will cover the Harlaxton program and introduce you to how it works for UE students. Topics will include life at the manor, academics, travel during the Harlaxton program, and basic information about the UK and Harlaxton area.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Only
Parent Orientation for Harlaxton
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
This session will cover specific information for parents of students traveling to Harlaxton during one of the 2017 sessions. Information will include traveling to Harlaxton, what to bring, important information about banking, communication, and travel.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Only
Study Abroad 101
Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
Is it too early or too late for your student to consider study abroad? (Never too early! Never too late!) What are the advantages of study abroad? What are the costs? Learn about the wide variety of study abroad options for our UE students and bring your questions about both the practical considerations and the intangible benefits.

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
The Balancing Act: Helping your Student Successfully Manage Academic Responsibilities and Co-curricular Opportunities
When it comes to getting involved in the many organizations and leadership development opportunities offered at UE, how much is too much? Learn how UE helps students become appropriately engaged, while balancing academic and work responsibilities. We will also share tips for parents on how they can monitor that all is well with the academic and social balance that the student is maintaining.
Eykamp Hall, Room 254, Ridgway University Center

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
For Seniors
Preparing for Graduation and Beyond
Eykamp Hall, Room 255, Ridgway University Center
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about senior graduation preparation, baccalaureate, and the commencement ceremony. Receive more information about UE Connect and GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade).

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
New for 2016-17: Self-Service and Student Planning
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Come learn about the new and exciting upgrades now available to students. Access Student Account and Financial Aid information real-time 24/7 by using Self-Service available through WebAdvisor. Students are now able to plan their four years of academic coursework and make sure they are staying on track to graduate on time. This will also allow them to interact more efficiently with their advisor.
Location: TBD

10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Family Game Room
Open for families to have fun playing many types of games with their UE student and siblings!
Come participate in the Cornhole Game, sponsored by the Alpha Omicron Pi and UR Dance Team.
Refreshments available.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University Bookstore Open
Ridgway University Center
15% discount all weekend (textbooks excluded)!

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Self-defense for Moms and UE Daughters – Be Prepared!
Student Fitness Center
Jeff Chestnut, director of the fitness center, will teach basic self-defense techniques and how to always know your surroundings!
Free!

11:00 a.m.
Family Weekend Drum Circle
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts
Come play drums and other percussion instruments and join in chanting and singing!
Sponsored by UE Music Therapy Association

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ZTA’s Stand Against Breast Cancer
Outside Ridgway University Center
The ZTAs will have a pink lemonade stand and will hand out pink breast cancer ribbons and invitations to their philanthropy Big Man On Campus (BMOC). You will be able to vote for their favorite BMOC contestant. You will be able to vote for your favorite BMOC contestant.
Sponsored by the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Brunch available for families
Café Court
$10

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
ZTA Dads Day
ZTA Suite
The annual parents dinner.
Sponsored by the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

10:00 a.m. - Noon
Greek Open House
(List of houses available at Family Weekend Headquarters)

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Global Friends and Families Picnic
West lawn, Moore Residence Hall
This picnic will be hosted for UE students and Evansville families participating in the Global Friends and Families Program.
FREE for participants.
Sponsored by Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Convocation
Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building (Can’t be booked until Fall Classes are available)
This is an invitation only event.

1:15 p.m.
Family Ice Cream Social and Pre-view of Kid ACE Show
East Terrace Lawn, Ridgway University Center
We will have ice cream with candy toppings for families, and the opportunity to mingle with faculty and staff.
Sponsored by Parents Council.

2:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert
Neu Chapel
The annual Family Weekend Concert featuring the expansive talent of UE’s music students (University Choir, University Orchestra, and the University Wind Ensemble). Arrive early – it’s usually standing room only!
Free!

2:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas
Arad McCutchan Stadium
Free with athletic wristbands.

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Photo Booth
Looking for a fun way to document this year’s Family Weekend? Get a picture taken before or after the Kid ACE Show.

7:00 p.m.
Kid ACE, an illusionist and musician
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Sponsored by Student Activities Board.

7:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. N. Iowa University
Meeks Gym
Free with athletic wristbands.

7:30 p.m.
Theatre Production: Failure: A Love Story
By Philip Dawkins, Directed by R. Scott Lank
Shanklin Theatre
Family Weekend Tickets: $10

9:00 p.m. (After the Kid ACE Show)
UE Parent Social
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge, Ridgway University Center
Music and refreshments sponsored by Parents Council. Free!


Sunday, September 25

Registration at 6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The 2016 Komen Race for the Cure
Eastland Mall
For more information go to: http://www.shopeastlandmall.com/Events/Details/333684

9:00 a.m.
Mass
Neu Chapel

Catholic Campus Ministry Open House and Reception
Immediately following Mass.
UE Newman Center, 1901 Lincoln Avenue

11:00 a.m. - Noon
University Worship
Neu Chapel
Tamara Gieselman, UE Chaplain

Café Court is open with Sunday Brunch until 1:30 p.m.
$10
Your student can use their meal plan.

1:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Drake University
Arad McCutchan Stadium
Free with athletic wristbands.

2:00 p.m.
Theatre Production: Failure: A Love Story
By Philip Dawkins
Directed by R. Scott Lank
Family Weekend Tickets: $10

Get Connected Websites
www.evansville.edu; www.evansville.edu/parents
Parent Facebook Group: UE Parents


Family Weekend Registration