Family Weekend 2014
Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19
WHAT IS FAMILY WEEKEND?
Family Weekend is a time for you to feel a part of your student’s college experience at Northern Michigan University. The schedule of events includes a variety of activities for your family to enjoy and it also allows for informal time with your son or daughter.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO PARTICIPATE IN FAMILY WEEKEND?
- Contact a local motel of your choice if you require overnight accommodations (www.marquettecountry.org) or call the Marquette Country Convention & Visitors Bureau (906-228-7749). Note: This should be done as soon as possible (rooms fill up fast!).
- Purchase tickets for ticketed events as soon as you decide which activities you would like to participate in. Tickets can be obtained starting Thursday, August 21, through the NMU Ticket Office (http://www.nmu.edu/tickets, by telephone at 906-227-1032, or in person at the Superior Dome, NMU Bookstore, or the Forest Roberts Theatre).
- Check back here periodically for updates to the 2014 schedule.
FAMILY WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
Family Weekend Information - 2-5 p.m., University Center Atrium
An updated Family Weekend Schedule of events, information on local attractions, and a limited number of additional tickets for Family Weekend activities will be available for purchase. The NMU Bookstore will be having a special sale for Family Weekend!
Women's Soccer: Northern Michigan University Wildcats vs. Tiffin University Dragons - 4 p.m, Soccer Field (located behind the Superior Dome)
U.P. Fish Fry & Entertainment - 4-8 p.m., The Marketplace
Join us for an evening of good food and enjoyable music as NMU's Dining Services features a traditional Upper Peninsula all-you-care-to-eat fish fry. Tickets can be purchased at the door and if your Wildcat has a meal plan, he/she has the option to use guest meals. Music will be provided by Jim & Ray (many of you will already be familiar with Jim & Ray through the Summer Orientation picnics).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Tailgate Party – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Vandament Arena (PEIF)
Join us for a Family Weekend tradition! An indoor tailgate party featuring traditional picnic fare will be served, there will be door prizes, and an appearance by the Wildcat Marching Band. Tickets for the Tailgate Party must be purchased in advance and are available through the NMU Ticket Office starting Thursday, August 21.
Football: NMU vs. Wayne State - 1 p.m., Superior Dome
Watch the football Wildcats in action vs. the Wayne State Warriors in a GLIAC clash. Tickets can be purchased starting Thursday, August 21, through the NMU Ticket Office. NMU students are admitted free of charge.
Performance: Chinese Acrobats of Hebei - 8 p.m., Berry Events Center
The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei are a must-see production that combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props, and beautiful music. They are talented and disciplined athletes who have entertained the world by performing an awe-inspiring spectacle leaving audiences amazed and delighted. Performances from South Africa to the South Pacific, from Korea to the United Kingdom, and now the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei introduce their talents to Northern Michigan University! Tickets can be purchased starting Thursday, August 21, through the NMU Ticket Office. For more info on the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, visit www.acrobatsofhebeichina.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Family Weekend Brunch – 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Marketplace
NMU Dining Services and the Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University will be teaming up to provide a delicious brunch. Tickets can be purchased at the door and if your Wildcat has a meal plan, he/she has the option to use guest meals.
Women's Soccer: Northern Michigan University Wildcats vs. University of Findlay Oilers - Noon, Soccer Field (located behind the Superior Dome)