Family Weekend

FAMILY WEEKEND 2018

Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7

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!)
  • Check back here to see if additional events are planned for 2018 (we'll be posting events as they are determined).

NMU Family Weekend Welcome

FAMILY WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:

DeVos Art Museum - 12-8 p.m. Friday; 12-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
North of the 45th: Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition

Fringe Festival:  Fighting for the Arts - 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 1 p.m. Saturday, Panowski Black Box Theatre
A collection of theatre, music, and dance pieces performed, produced, directed, and choreographed by the students of the Theatre and Dance program at NMU!

Campus Cinema Film:  Solo:  A Star Wars Story - Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m. & 9 p.m., Jamrich 1100; free admission.
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5:NMU Family Weekend

Special Family Weekend Recreation Opportunities - 5:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF)
Free use of fitness facilities will be available to Family Weekend participants - group fitness classes, aerobics equipment, weights, basketball, tennis, racquetball, and swimming.

North of the 45th:  Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition - 10 a.m.-5 p.m., DeVos Art Museum
The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  This line is known as the halfway point between the equator and the North Pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being "up north."  This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas.

Open House - 1-5 p.m., 1st floor of Hedgcock
The Dean of Students office suite, composed of the Dean of Students, Disability Services, First Generation Services, International Education Services, Student Support Services and Veteran Services invite you to meet staff members and enjoy hot cider, coffee, and treats!

Family Weekend Information - 2-5 p.m., University Center
We will have an updated Family Weekend Schedule of Events and information on local attractions.

Men's Soccer:  NMU Wildcats vs. Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers - 3:30 p.m., Soccer Field (located behind the Superior Dome)

U.P. Fish Fry & Entertainment - 4-8 p.m., Northern Lights Dining

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 ($11/adults, $7/children ages 6-12, free for 5 and under) can be purchased at the door and if your son or daughter 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).

Fringe Festival:  Fighting for the Arts - 7:30 p.m., Panowski Black Box Theatre
A collection of theatre, music, and dance performed, produced, directed, and choreographed by the students of the Theatre and Dance program at NMU!

Lizzy the Hypnotist - 8 p.m., Jamrich 1100
Explore the hilarious side of hypnosis and discover the amazing power and creativity of the human mind.  Participants leave Lizzy's show feeling terrific.  Audience members also experience the positive effect of long-term, uncontrollable laughter.  Lizzy has a master's degree in Psychology and a fun-loving personality that compelled her to explore the lighter side of the power of the human mind.  She created a vibrant, high-energy show that rivals reality television.  Volunteers from the audience become stars of the show, giving people something to laugh and talk about long after the show is done.  Lizzy's show is always tasteful and is appropriate for all ages.  Relax, enjoy, and laugh out loud with Lizzy!  Sponsored by PrimeTime Productions, admission is free.  


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6:

Special Family Weekend Recreation Opportunities - 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF)
Free use of fitness facilities will be available to Family Weekend participants - group fitness classes, aerobics equipment, weights, basketball, tennis, racquetball, and swimming.

Special NMU Bookstore Hours - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., University Center
Cat's Corner (located in the Superior Dome) will also be open from 11 a.m. until the end of the NMU vs. Northwood football game.

Vinyl Record Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Whitman Commons
Browse through thousands of collectible and new vinyl records up for sale along with CDs, DVDs, video games, concert posters, movie posters, and gig-posters.

Sugarloaf Hike - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sugarloaf
Stop by for a family-friendly adventure at one of Marquette's most popular hiking destinations. After a moderate 20-minute walk to the top, get a family photo with Wildcat Willy surrounded by panoramic views of Marquette's fall colors and Lake Superior. This event is weather permitting ('Cats don't like to get wet!). Free shuttle bus service from the University Center will be provided (parking is limited at Sugarloaf). 

North of the 45th:  Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition - Noon-6 p.m., DeVos Art Museum
The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  This line is known as the halfway point between the equator and the North Pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being "up north."  This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas.

Football:  NMU Wildcats vs. Northwood Timberwolves - 1 p.m., Superior Dome
Watch the football Wildcats in action vs. Northwood in a GLIAC clash.  Tickets can be purchased through the NMU Ticket Office.  NMU students are admitted free of charge with their NMU ID. 

Tuition Drawing:  Halftime of the NMU vs. Northwood football game
Grand Prize:  One semester of free in-state undergraduate tuition (up to 16 credits, tuition only), approximately $5,100 value).  Tickets are available until halftime near the main entrance to the Superior Dome.

Fringe Festival:  Fighting for the Arts - 7:30 p.m., Panowski Black Box Theatre
A collection of theatre, music, and dance performed, produced, directed, and choreographed by the students of the Theatre and Dance program at NMU!

Campus Cinema Movie:  Solo:  A Star Wars Story - 9 p.m., Jamrich 1100


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7:

Family Weekend Brunch – 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Northern Lights Dining
NMU Dining Services and the Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University will be teaming up to provide a delicious brunch including a French toast bar, biscuits and sausage, gravy, and more!  Tickets ($11/adults, $7/children ages 6-12, free for 5 and under) can be purchased at the door.  If your son or daughter has a meal plan, he/she has the option to use guest meals.  

Special Family Weekend Recreation Opportunities - 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF)
Free use of fitness facilities will be available to Family Weekend participants - group fitness classes, aerobics equipment, weights, basketball, tennis, racquetball, and swimming.

North of the 45th:  Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition - Noon-6 p.m., DeVos Art Museum
The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  This line is known as the halfway point between the equator and the North Pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being "up north."  This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas.

Try Out Virtual Reality - 2-11 p.m., Lydia M. Olson Library

Campus Cinema Movie:  Solo:  A Star Wars Story - 6 & 9 p.m., Jamrich 1100

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