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Family Weekend Welcome

Family Weekend, November 7-9, 2015
 

Explore UNI. Enjoy the musical "Rent," marvel at the chemistry magic show and cheer on the football team as they face off against Indiana State. Many fun activities are planned for you and your family at the 2015 Family Weekend. Activities and information will be added below when they are finalized.

Events Schedule

Events Schedule

Friday, Nov. 6

Wellness/Recreation Center open to families 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Lap and leisure pools open 5 - 7:30 p.m. Climbing wall open 4 - 8 p.m.)

Art gallery, self-guided tours of the permanent art collection and an art dept. faculty exhibition, noon - 5 p.m., UNI Gallery of Art

View the night sky from 7 - 9 p.m., at the Hillside Observatory on Jennings Drive. If it's cloudy, it will be canceled. 

UNI Singers and Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 319-273-4849.

See the musical "Rent" at 7:30 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theater. UNI students get in free and can request one additional free ticket. Call 319-273-4849 and request a "student + 1."

Saturday, Nov. 7

Welcome/check in 9:30 - 11 a.m., in GBPAC Lobby. Get a schedule of events and some fun giveaways; free T-shirt for the first 500 attendees. At 9:45 a.m. coaches and athletes will be available to sign posters. 

Open Houses

College of Business Administration, Curris Business Building (CBB)

  • Global opportunities information sessions, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., CBB 126
  • Picnic lunch and student organization fair for UNIBusiness students and their families, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., CBB Hall of Flags 

College of Education, 10:30 a.m. - noon

  • Early childhood, elementary and middle level majors: a reception in the Rodd Library on the main floor near the Book Bistro;

  • School of HPELS reception in the North Gym of the WRC. Light refreshments will be served and Camp Adventure will present a short program. 

College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences

  • Biology: View live animals, synthetic cadavers, skeletons, the technology used in gene identification and solving crimes and more, 9 a.m. - noon, McCollum Science Hall 25

  • Chemistry: Magic Show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., in McCollum Science Hall 137

  • Physics: Tour research labs and see super low-temperature demonstrations, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Begeman Hall 114

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, All events are from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • Anthropology: Museum, Rod Library, first floor

  • History: Interpreting the past, Museum, Rod Library, first floor

  • Fashion and Interior Design Lab Open House: Computer aided design, textile materials science and creativity all come together in the Design Division of the School of Applied Human Sciences, Latham Hall, second floor

University Honors Program: open house, 10 a.m. - noon, Honors Cottage

Tours

  • Art gallery, self-guided tours of the permanent art collection and an art dept. faculty exhibition, from noon to 5 p.m., UNI Gallery of Art.

  • Botanical Center: The greenhouses will be open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stop in and see the extensive and diverse collection of plants.

  • "Behind-the-scenes" tour of Special Collections and University Archives, 1 p.m., Rod Library. Seating is limited, so RSVP by emailing gerald.peterson@uni.edu.

Other Events

  • WRCgyms, fitness areas, racquetball courts open 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; lap and leisure pools and climbing wall available, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.* 

  • Participate in a making activity in Rod Library's Makerspace, from 10 - 11 a.m. 

  • Family Feast Tailgate, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Rialto and Piazza. 

  • Check out all that downtown Cedar Falls has to offer! A bus will make a loop traveling between Lang Hall and downtown, 1 - 4 p.m. No charge. 

  • The Dean of Juggling will perform at 2 p.m., in Maucker Union. Free fun for the whole family!

  • Alumni Tailgate for UNI alumni and family before the game in the Alumni Suite, in McLeod. Have your professional family photo taken with TC and TK! $10 donation to Team TC/TK suggested.

  • Football vs. Indiana State, 4 p.m., UNI-Dome. For tickets, call 319-273-4849.

  • See the musical "Rent" at 7:30 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theater. UNI students get in free and can request one additional free ticket. Call 319-273-4849 and request a "student + 1."

Sunday, Nov. 8

WRC open to families 1 - 8 p.m. (lap and leisure pools 3 - 8 p.m. and climbing wall opens at 7 p.m.)

See the musical "Rent" at 2 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theater. UNI students get in free and can request one additional free ticket. Call 319-273-4849 and request a "student + 1."