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2017 Family Weekend Schedule of Activities

Please see the list below of Family Weekend 2017 events to get a sense of all the fun-filled events offered! Information on Family Weekend 2018 will be posted Spring 2018.

Family Weekend Central

The events listed below detail the primary Family Weekend 2017 events.


Family Movie Night: Moana

Intramural Fields, 8:00P.M.
Kick-off your family weekend experience by enjoying a family-friendly movie under the stars. Please pack blankets and chairs to enjoy your movie experience. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!

Friday Nights in the Ravine: Fam Jam

Ravine, 5:00P.M.

5:00-7:00 P.M. activities, 6:30 P.M. football team walk-through; 7:00 P.M. concert

Join EKU students to get excited for the first home football game of the season! Live music and food will be available. #GoColonels


Family Weekend Check-In
Tom Samuels Track, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.                                                                                                           Check-in as you enter the Tom Samuels Track to receive items included in your registration including t-shirts and any purchased football tickets. (Tickets purchased separately from registration). 

Family Fun Festival
Tom Samuels Track, 2:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Enjoy all of the fun with your Colonel family! The festival includes games, music, bingo, inflatable activities, community service project and a chance to win great prize baskets.

Family Weekend Picnic
Tom Samuels Track, 3:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.                                                                                                                    A picnic-style lunch will be shared with all EKU Family Weekend guests. The Family of the Year and Legacy Family of the Year will be announced before the picnic begins.

Tom Samuels Track, 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.                                                                                                              Bingo is a fan-favorite at Family Weekend, with prizes the whole family will enjoy!

Home Opener: EKU Football vs. Tennessee Tech University 
Roy Kidd Stadium, 6:00 P.M.
Join EKU for the first home game of the season! Excite your Colonel spirit cheering on our Colonels.

Price: $5 per person; free for children age 3 and under. To receive this discount, tickets must be picked up prior to 5:30pm at the Family Weekend Check-In Tent. Current EKU students with a valid EKU I.D. get in free.

Around Campus


The events listed below detail additional low-cost or free opportunities you are welcome to participate in that are special events throughout the EKU campus for Family Weekend 2017.

College of Justice & Safety Brunch 

EKU Stratton Café, 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Justice & Safety majors, minors, or undeclared students and family members are welcome to stop by to enjoy free breakfast, tour facilities, and chat with faculty and staff.                                                                              

Housing & Residence Life Tours                                                                                                                           EKU Martin and North Hall, 9:00 A.M.-Noon

The Campus Beautiful is growing! Your student has many wonderful on-campus housing options, many of which are brand new. Join us to tour new residence halls Martin Hall and North Hall, and learn about the amenities and living experience Housing & Residence Life provides. Please check-in at the lobby of the respectful residence hall to join a tour.

EKU Challenge Course Open House                                                                                                                          EKU Challenge Course, 9:00 A.M.-Noon

The EKU Challenge Course is a state-of-the-art facility where groups are given learning opportunities anchored in experiential education and the opportunity to move outside their comfort zone. Join us for the open house to explore the course, including the zip line and breath taker swing. Please note: Participants must wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing. Directions and further details can be found at

“Perfect Little Planet” (Children’s Show)                                                                                                            EKU Hummel Planetarium, Noon                                

Price: Adults $6; Senior Citizens, EKU Students, faculty, staff, military, and children 4-17 $5. 

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Now, you can follow a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot in our solar system. You can fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Then, dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda, sail through the rings of Saturn, and much more! Join us on this adventure and see what destination they choose. Show Preview:

“To Space and Back” (All Ages)
EKU Hummel Planetarium, 1:30 P.M.

Price: Adults $6; Senior Citizens, EKU Students, faculty, staff, military, and children 4-17 $5. 

To Space & Back is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. Discover how space exploration has changed our day to day life, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery. Show Preview:

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