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Family Weekend

A huge thank you for all of our EKU Families that joined us for Family Weekend 2019! While we work on Family Weekend 2020, be sure to check out the 2019 schedule for a idea of what to expect. 

 

2019 Schedule:

Family Weekend allows you to make memories as a Colonel family through fun-filled, family-friendly, EKU-spirited activities. We hope you will join us to be a part of this fun tradition and make memories with your Colonel. Whether you have a first-year student or senior, Family Weekend is wonderful time to join us on the Campus Beautiful!

Primary festivities occur Saturday, November 2, with various activities occurring throughout the weekend. See below for the full schedule.

**Please note, online registration for EKU's Family Fun Day has closed. If you would still like to attend, we are happy to have you! Just check in on arrival to the Fitness & Wellness Center Saturday morning! 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Free Friday with Campus Recreation 

EKU Challenge Course, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

If you would like the chance to go off the zip-line or have your breath taken away by our giant swing, come out to the Challenge Course. The Challenge Course is located behind the Stratton Building. We will have a shuttle running from the Fitness & Wellness Center starting at 1pm with the last shuttle leaving the F&W Center at 3:15pm. Directions and further details can be found at http://campusrec.eku.edu/challenge-course

*If you would like to participate please be at the course no later than 3:30pm.
*If you are under 18 years of age you will need a guardian to sign the waiver.
*You must wear appropriate clothing (preferably athletic wear) and shoes (close-toed w/laces).

Military & Veteran Affairs Open House

Burman House (317 Lancaster Avenue), 5:30 – 8:00 P.M.

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs welcomes EKU families to campus! Stop by the open house to learn about OMVA and how they support veteran and military students at EKU. Refreshments will be provided.

Family Movie Night: The Lion King 

O'Donnell Auditorium, Whitlock Building, 8:00 P.M.

Kick-off your family weekend experience by enjoying a free family-friendly movie! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided by the Student Activities Council!

EKU Center for the Arts: An Evening of Worship with Chris Tomlin

EKU Center for the Arts, 7:30 P.M.

Tickets are required. EKU families receive an exclusive 20% discount with promotion code FAMILY at www.EKUCenter.com. ( Direct Link for Web: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3355789/an-evening-of-worship-with-chris-tomlin-richmond-eku-center-for-the-arts?partner_id=240&cobrand=ekuarts)

One of the most successful and influential Christian artists performing today, Chris Tomlin brings "An Evening of Worship with Chris Tomlin" to EKU Center this Fall. Tomlin has amassed an impressive body of work, including 12 albums, 16 No. 1 radio singles, a Grammy and an American Music Award, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, and over 8 million albums sold. It is estimated each week 20-30 million people sing one of his songs in worship and TIME magazine claimed he is the "most often sung artist in the world."

EKU Planetarium Shows

EKU Hummel Planetarium

Tickets are $10 per person per show. Tickets can be purchased at the Hummel Planetarium or online at https://planetarium.eku.edu/laser-light-show.

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
9:00 P.M.
Hear songs like “Speak to Me”, “Money”, “Eclipse” and much more while seeing the laser show with your complimentary laser glasses!

Pink Floyd’s The Wall
10:00 P.M.
Hear songs like “Flesh”, “Mother”, “Stop” and much more while seeing the laser show with your complimentary laser glasses!

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Family Fun Day Check-In

Fitness & Wellness Center, 10:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. 

Check-in as you enter the Fitness & Wellness Center to receive your wristband, complete waivers, and be welcomed into Family Fun Day! 

Online registration for EKU's Family Fun Day has closed. If you would still like to attend, we are happy to have you! Just check in on arrival to the Fitness & Wellness Center Saturday morning! 

Family Fun Day

Fitness & Wellness Center, 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Enjoy all of the fun of the pinnacle event of Family Weekend with your Colonel family! The Family Fun Day includes Bingo, games, music, refreshments, activities, and a community service project. There will also be informational stations and chances to enter the Family of the Year and the Legacy Family of the Year competitions. The respectful winners will receive a prize basket and be formally recognized at halftime! Additionally, EKU Family t-shirts will be available for sale!

We are collecting donations for the Colonel's Cupboard food, clothing, and toiletry pantry during the Family Fun Day! This is a free resource for students in need, and all donations count. Last year, EKU Families provided over 300 pounds of donations! For more information about the Colonel's Cupboard, visit the website HERE

EKU Football vs. Austin Peay State University 

Roy Kidd Stadium, 1:00 P.M.

Excite your Colonel spirit cheering on our Colonels during our fourth home game of the year!

Price: $6 per person; free for children age 3 and under. To receive this discount, tickets purchased prior to game day must be bought via the EKU Ticket Office using code 'family' at https://www.etix.com/ticket/c/94E78847953D65A3AFCBE28038430ACB/eku-family-weekend   Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket booth the day-of the event by showing your Family Weekend wristband. Please note: Current EKU students with a valid EKU I.D. get in free of charge.

EKU Center for the Arts: Gary Allan

EKU Center for the Arts, 8:00 P.M.

Tickets are required. EKU families can purchase select seats at a discounted price of $30.50 with promotion code FAMILY at www.EKUCenter.com

While becoming a force on the country music scene, Gary Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. His last album, Set You Free, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row), and produced his fifth No. 1 country radio chart topper with "Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain." Allan has five No. 1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit, and amassed over 1.8 billion total streams.

EKU Planetarium Shows

EKU Hummel Planetarium

Tickets are $10 per person per show. Tickets can be purchased at the Hummel Planetarium or online at https://planetarium.eku.edu/laser-light-show.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion (Kid Friendly)
7:00 P.M.
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion takes an imaginative look at the stories and legends about Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Star talk to follow the show. No laser glasses provided.

Laser Vinyl
8:00 P.M.
Hear songs like “Back in Black” by AC/DC, “Jump” by Van Halen, “One of These Days” by Pink Floyd and much more while seeing the laser show with your complimentary laser glasses!

Laser Queen
9:00 P.M.
Hear songs like “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Killer Queen”, “Radio Gaga” and much more while seeing the laser show with your complimentary laser glasses!

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Family Weekend Brunch

Case Kitchen, 10:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Enjoy brunch on campus with your Colonel before departing. Price: $9 per person

 

With questions on Family Weekend 2019, please contact ekufamily@eku.edu or call (859) 622-3855. We look forward to you joining us! #EKUFAMILY

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