Family Weekend

FAMILY WEEKEND 2016

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2

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 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 at the Forest Roberts Theatre). 
  • Check back here to see if additional events are planned for 2016 (we'll be posting events as they are determined).

NMU Family Weekend Welcome

 

FAMILY WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
Men's Soccer:  NMU Wildcats vs.  Saginaw Valley Cardinals - 1 p.m., Soccer Field

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:  NMU Wildcats vs.  Ohio Dominican Panthers - 4 p.m., Soccer Field  

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).

Women's Volleyball: NMU Wildcats vs. Wayne State Warriors - 7 p.m., Vandament Arena (PEIF) 

Performance:  Helsinki Chamber Choir - 7:30 p.m., Forest Roberts Theatre
The Helsinki Chamber Choir, currently Finland's only professional chamber choir, will debut a contemporary opera in their first U.S. performance.  The choir will also perform uniquely Finnish music by the essential composers of the Finnish choral tradition.  Advance tickets ($16 for students/seniors, $18 general public) are on sale at all NMU Ticket Outlets.  Tickets at the door will be an additional $2. 

Performance:  The Second City - 8 p.m., Jamrich 1100
The touring troupes at The Second City have been the springboard for generations of the comedy world's best and brightest.  Its alumni list includes John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, George Wendt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Farley, Ryan Stiles, Mike Myers, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, and more.  In addition to stellar talent, Second City's other chief export is comedy that is both hilarious and thought-provoking, smart and silly, sophisticated and wild.  Tickets ($2 for NMU students, $5 for general public) are on sale through the NMU Ticket Office.  Don't miss out!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
French Canadian Heritage Days - 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
As part of the fourth annual French Canadian Heritage Week, as designated by the State of Michigan, the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has created a full day of activities, with presentations, demonstrations and music related to voyageur and French Canadian culture.  Events will take place both indoors at the Center and outside on the lawn next to Gries Hall.  The event will feature Timothy Kent, a scholar, lecturer and author on fur trade and voyageur history.  He and his family, including their dog Toby, paddled the 3,000 mile mainline fur trade canoe route across North America, and after two decades researching and replicating the main articles of native daily life and the primary French trade goods, he and his family vacationed living in wilderness settings with only those articles.  The day's events include:  

  •  10:30 a.m. - Presentation on the French colonial and fur trade era by historian Tim Kent
  •  12-4 p.m. - Fur Trade Demonstrations by Tim Kent; Wooden Canoe displays by the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association
  • 1-2:30 p.m. - French-Canadian music by the Maple Sugar Folks and Dlutkowski Sister

 Admission is free and open to the publc.  

Tailgate Party – 1:30–3:30 p.m., Superior Dome
Fire up for this Family Weekend tradition featuring welcoming comments by NMU personnel and performances by several groups (including the Wildcat Marching Band), prior to the NMU vs. Walsh football game!  Tickets ($8 for NMU students on a meal plan/children, $14 for adults) are available at  the NMU Ticket Office and at the door.  

Women's Volleyball: NMU Wildcats vs. Findlay Oilers - 2 p.m., Vandament Arena (PEIF) 

Football:  NMU vs. Walsh Cavaliers- 4 p.m., Superior DomeWatch the football Wildcats in action vs. Walsh in a GLIAC clash.  Tickets can be purchased through the NMU Ticket Office.  NMU students are admitted free of charge. 

Performance:  The Second City - 8 p.m., Jamrich 1100
The touring troupes at The Second City have been the springboard for generations of the comedy world's best and brightest.  Its alumni list includes John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, George Wendt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Farley, Ryan Stiles, Mike Myers, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, and more.  In addition to stellar talent, Second City's other chief export is comedy that is both hilarious and thought-provoking, smart and silly, sophisticated and wild.  Tickets ($2 for NMU students, $5 for general public) are on sale through the NMU Ticket Office.  Don't miss out!


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
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:  NMU Wildcats vs.  Findlay Oilers - Noon, Soccer Field

Men's Soccer:  NMU Wildcats vs.  Northwood Timberwolves - 4 p.m., Soccer Field

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