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Friends and Family Registration, Weekend Schedule of Events

October 6-7, 2017

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Spirit Week

Monday-October 2, Wheel of Fortune – Sponsored by CAS, 11:30 – 1:30 pm, HOG
Tuesday-October 3,
Pep Rally, 3:30 – 4:15pm, HOG, Wear GSU Gear
Wednesday-October 4,
Dusk on the Prairie – 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Heliport/Behind CPA –Sponsored by Prairie Place
Thursday-October 5,
Faculty/Staff vs. Student Alumni Basketball Game (Faculty & Staff/Student Alumni Cheerleaders), 5:00 – 6:30 pm, GYM


Friday, October 6

  8:00 PM Student Talent Show    Sherman Recital Hall Sherman Recital Hall

Saturday, October 7

  11:00 AM   
  11:00 AM -12:30 PM

Run, Walk, Stroll, & Roll

Looking for a chance to get physical while taking in some fresh air?  Join us as individuals or create a team for a run, walk, stroll, or roll around GSU's grounds. Refreshments afterwards at E/F Wing Entrance. Sponsored by College of Health and Human Services.

Departs from the Main Entrance - Self-Guided, Go-at-Your-Own-Pace (Maps provided)
  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
GSU University Honors Program – Pinning Ceremony E-Lounge
  Noon - 1:30 PM BINGO
Sponsored by the College of Business 
Engbretson Hall
  Noon – 2:00 PM Story Time Wonderland
Fairytales, ghost stories, and more…OH MY! Join us for a fun time filled with stories fit for kids of all ages. Participants can journey to different parts of the wonderland to hear various stories and create fun story-themed crafts. Sponsored by the GSU Dual Degree Program. 
  Noon - 4:00 PM University Bookstore Open
Enjoy a 20% off discount on GSU-imprinted items (excluding sales merchandise).
University Bookstore
  Noon- 4:00 PM Face Painting
Show your GSU spirit by having GSU's mascot painted on your face or any other design you would like.
Hall of Governors
  Noon- 4:00 PM Photo Booth
Grab your family and take some funny photos to commemorate GSU's Family and Friends Weekend.
  Noon - 4:00 PM Caricature Artist
Get a caricature portrait to remind you of your wonderful experience at GSU's Family and Friends Weekend.
Hall of Governors
  Noon - 4:00 PM Magical Balloons
The Balloon Man will be roving around campus during our Community Open House distributing custom-made balloon characters.
Hall of Governors
  Noon - 4:00 PM Stuff-a-Bear
Build a cuddly friend to take home!  All stuffed animals will include an outfit to wear.  Animals are $10 each and supplies are limited.
  Noon - 4:00 PM Grill and Chill
Wonder what your student is eating?  Stop by the Cafe and have lunch with the family.  Lunch menu will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and a drink.  (Fee to purchase)
  Noon – 4:00 pm

Adult Go-Carts
Sponsored by the Illinois Army National Guard

GSU Parking Lot
  Noon – 4:00 pm Human Foosball
Sponsored by Illinois Army National Guard
  1:00 --4:00 PM Family Development Center Open House
Bounce over to the Family Development Center for our Open House!  Stop by the Family Development Center to see the award-winning accredited center where GSU Early Childhood Education students learn their craft.  Your children can play on the playground, in the gym, and in classrooms.  Fun for ages birth to five! The College of Education is sponsoring the Bounce House for our young visitors at the Family Development Center.
Family Development Center
  1:00 --2:00 PM The Family’s Guide to Freshman Year: Roundtable Discussion B1241
  1:00 – 2:00 PM Wheel of Fortune
Sponsored by College of Arts & Sciences
Hall of Governors
  2:00 – 3:00 PM Sculpture Park Docent Tour  
  2:00 – 4:00 PM Film- SING!
Join us for this blockbuster film!  We will provide popcorn and drinks to go along with the movie.  Bring the whole family and enjoy!
Engbretson Hall
  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDIS Reunion 2017:
Reunite, Celebrate, Empower
  6:00 --7:30 PM All College Alumni Reception - 
The College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health and Human Services has joined the GSU Foundation to plan a festive and exciting evening for our alumni.  Pre-registration is required for this event. 
Lakeside Lounge
  8:00 PM Stomping Ground Festival Center for Performing Arts