Schedule of Events

Join us for Family Weekend, Oct. 6-8, 2017. Click on the dates below to see the schedule of events for each day, or scroll down. Please check back often as we will be updating the schedule with more events for the family to enjoy! Purchase tickets now for Family Weekend!

Parking

  • All campus lots are open and available for parking.
  • Handicapped, metered and parking spaces blocked with colored “cones” are off limits; except to those who have special use permits. 

2017 Fall Schedule

$ - Fee required
* - Advance registration required

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Friday, October 6

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Radford University Bookstore
Dalton Hall (lower level)

Stop by to replenish your Radford University wardrobe or get a new Highlanders coffee mug. Don't forget the discount coupon from check-in!

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Radford University Art Museum
Covington Center, Art Museum

Erin Turner Exhibition

11 a.m. – Noon

State of the University by President Hemphill
Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium


All alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the keynote address by President Brian O. Hemphill on the University's progress over the last year as well as future plans.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Recreation and Wellness Center Self-Guided Tours
Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Take a tour through over 115,000 square feet of healty activity space for current students.

Noon – 7 p.m.

Registration/Check-in
Hurlburt Student Center Lobby

Come by "The Bonnie" to register and pick up your very own Radford University free gift.

2 p.m.

Radford University Campus Tour
Russell Hall, Suite 101

Guests who would like to participate in an admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 1:30 p.m.

3 - 7 p.m.

Black Alumni and Student Day Party
Heth Hall, Room 157

Sponsored by the Center of Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Alumni Networking Group

5 – 7 p.m.

College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Alumni/Family Reception and Alumni Awards
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Building, Quad Side Atrium - 3rd floor

This reception, hosted by the dean and faculty of the college, offers the opportunity to visit the building, congratulate the 2017 CHBS Alumni Award Recipient and network with fellow alumni and friends. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Family Weekend Kick-Off Buffet Banquet $
Muse Grill House
Price: $14 in advance; $18 at the door
Order Family Weekend Kick-off Buffet tickets online 
Family Weekend Kick-Off Buffet menu [PDF]

Check out one of your student's many campus dining options at one of our most popular dining facilities. Our student wait staff will assist you while you enjoy a full buffet.

7:30 p.m.

Fall Dance Fest 2017 $
Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium
Tickets at the door: $7 General, $3.50 Children (5-12)
Order Fall Dance Fest tickets online.

The Radford University School of Dance & Theatre presents a concert of dance as part of the university’s Family Weekend. Spend the evening with us enjoying innovative choreography highlighting a wide variety of dance genres including Modern Dance, Classical Ballet and Jazz.
Sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre.

7:30 p.m.

Play Performance: "Crimes of the Heart" $
Porterfield Hall, Pridemore Playhouse
Tickets at the door are $10 per person.
Order "Crimes of the Heart" tickets online.

"Crimes of the Heart" is about three sisters attempting to discover their own identity. They collectively deal with family problems and individual challenges. The bizarre yet believable characters in Henley's Southern gothic comedy struggle to deal with despair, loneliness and failure. Humor enables the MaGrath sisters to find meaning and happiness in life.
Sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre.

7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Family Time in the Game Room
Hurlburt Student Center, Game Room

Families are invited to play billiards or go bowling in the game room. It is fun for all ages!
Sponsored by the Game Room.

8 p.m.

Movie Night: SING
Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium.

Sponsored by R-Space.

Saturday, October 7

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration/Check-in
Hurlburt Student Center Lobby

Come by "The Bonnie" to register and pick up your very own free Radford University gift.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

RU Outdoors Family and Alumni Adventures for Change: All-inclusive Service Trip*
Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Suite 205
Free; Register by Sept. 29 by calling 540-831-5813.

Join current Radford University students on a day of service along the scenic Appalachian Trail. RU Outdoors works with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to remove invasive species and perform trail maintenance along the heavily used trail that spans from Georgia to Maine. Expect a full day of service labor in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and lunch – on us – at a scenic overlook along the trail.

Limit of 18 spots and participants should be at least 10 years old. Questions? Please contact Andy Borak at 540-831-5813.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Conversation with the President*
The Joseph P. Scartelli Atrium, Covington Hall
Order free tickets online.

As parents, this is your opporunity to bring your concerns and questions to engage with Dr. Brian O. Hemphill, Radford University's 7th President.

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Radford University Bookstore
Dalton Hall (lower level)

Stop by to replenish your Radford University wardrobe or get a new Highlanders coffee mug. Don't forget the discount coupon from check-in!

10 a.m.

Radford University Campus Tour 1
Russell Hall, Suite 101

Guests who would like to participate in and admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 9:30 a.m.

10 a.m. - Noon
(check-in starts at 9 a.m.)

5K Fun Run by the New River $
Bisset Park, Shelter #2
$5 per person at event

Enjoy the fall beauty of the New River with a morning run along its banks. Includes a t-shirt and light refreshments.
Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness.

10 a.m. - Noon

College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Open House and Guided Tours
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Building, Quad Side Atrium - 3rd floor

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

32nd Annual Appalachian Folk Arts Festival
Heth Lawn (rain location: Heth Hall - Rooms 014, 016, 022)

The Appalachian Folk Arts Festival is a traditional Family Weekend event that includes folk music, handcrafted art and local goods for purchase and artisan demonstrations.
Sponsored by the Appalachian Events Committee.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Radford University Art Museum
Covington Center, Art Museum

Erin Turner Exhibition
Sponsored by the Art Museum.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum of Earth Sciences
Center for the Sciences

Enjoy exhibits at the Museum of Earth Sciences!

11 a.m. - Noon

Study Abroad at Radford
Hurlburt Student Center, Room 248

Please join Radford University's own International Education Director, Dr. Paul Currant, for a trip "around the world." Learn about the many adventures available to current students.
Sponsored by International Education.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Recreation and Wellness Center Self-Guided Tours
Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Tour the Recreation and Wellness Center with over 115,000 sq. ft. of healthy activity space for current students.

Noon

Radford University Campus Tour 2
Russell Hall, Suite 101

Guests who would like to participate in an admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 11:30 a.m.

Noon - 4 p.m.

Mini Golf in the Stacks
McConnell Library

Come to McConnell to play through a game of miniature golf, library-style!
Sponsored by the Library Staff

1 – 8 p.m.

Planetarium Shows*
Center for the Sciences, Room M75
Sponsored by the Physics Department
Order free ticekts online.

Come tour the night sky, solar system and amazing celestial objects in the new state-of-the-art facility. Show times are at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. for the show "Dark Matter." "Dark Side of the Moon" will be showing at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited.

1 – 2 p.m.

Family Weekend Dog Show*
Hurlburt Student Center Plaza

Bring the four-legged members of the Highlander family and join us for one of the weekend's most popular events. Everyone is a winner! Pre-registration is at noon.
Sponsored by Student Life.

1 – 3 p.m.

Family Weekend Fun Bowling Tournament (2-player teams) *
Hurlburt Student Center Game Room
2 Player Teams
Register online.


Prizes awarded! Come bowl with other families in our popular Family Weekend Tournament!
Sponsored by the Game Room.

2 p.m.

Fall Dance Fest 2017 $
Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium
Buy tickets at the door: $7 General, $3.50 Children (5-12)
Order tickets to the Fall Dance Fest 2017 online.

The Radford University School of Dance & Theatre presents a concert of dance as part of the university’s family weekend.
Sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre.

2 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. GWU
Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium

Cheer on the Highlanders as they take the field against the Colonials.

2 – 4 p.m.

Alumni and Family Village
Moffett Lawn (Rain or Shine)

Visit the Alumni and Family Village! Featured events include dance music from alumnus DJ Shock, food and a photo booth. Also a chance to interact with your college dean.

2 – 4 p.m.

Lacrosse Alumni Game
Moffett Lawn (rain or shine)

All alumni and families will celebrate the weekend at the Alumni and Family Village, the largest weekend event!

2 – 4 p.m.

Annual Beatrice Covington Breast Cancer Walk
Moffett Lawn Sidewalks

Hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha

4 p.m.

Fall Fashion Show
Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium

If you couldn't make New York Fashion Week, you haven't missed the action. Join Radford University students as they model their personal creations on the runway.
Sponsored by the Department of Interior Design and Fashion.

4 – 6 p.m. NPHC Yard Show
Moffett Lawn Wall

5 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. High Point
Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium

Cheer on the Highlanders as they take the field against the Panthers.

7:30 p.m.

Play Performance: "Crimes of the Heart" $
Porterfield Hall, Pridemore Playhouse
This play is sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre
Tickets at the door are $10 per person.

"Crimes of the Heart" is about three sisters attempting to discover their own identity. They collectively deal with family problems and individual challenges. The bizarre yet believable characters in Henley's Southern gothic comedy struggle to deal with despair, loneliness and failure. Humor enables the MaGrath sisters to find meaning and happiness in life.

7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Family Time in the Game Room
Hurlburt Student Center, Game Room

Families are invited to play billiards or go bowling during the family and alumni time in the game room. It's fun for all ages!
Sponsored by the Game Room.

8 p.m.

Erick Känd Comedy Hypnosis Show $
Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium
Tickets at the door: $6 General, $3 Children (5-12)

The Erick Känd Comedy Hypnosis Show is a fun, fast-paced, and tastefully delivered program designed to generate audience participation. The performance begins with a brief and interactive introduction to hypnosis that gets everyone excited to be a part of the show.
Sponsored by R-Space.

8 p.m.

Movie Night: SING
Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium
Sponsored by R-Space.

Sunday, October 8

9 - 10 a.m.

Catholic Mass
Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium
Sponsored by the Catholic Student Association.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Highlander Family Weekend Brunch $
Dalton Dining Hall
Price: $9 in advance
Order Family Weekend Brunch tickets online
Highlander Family Weekend Brunch menu [PDF]

Have brunch with your student before you head home. Enjoy a variety of items, including a carving station, made-to-order omelets, breakfast and lunch entrees.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Radford University Bookstore
Dalton Hall

Did you forget something? No need to worry, you can make one last stop at the bookstore before heading home. Don't forget to pick up a car decal or t-shirt!

11 a.m.

Interdenominational Service
Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium

Sponsored by Campus Ministries.

2 p.m.

Play Performance: "Crimes of the Heart" $
Porterfield Hall, Pridemore Playhouse
Tickets at the door are $10 per person.

"Crimes of the Heart" is about three sisters attempting to discover their own identity. They collectively deal with family problems and individual challenges. The bizarre yet believable characters in Henley's Southern gothic comedy struggle to deal with despair, loneliness and failure. Humor enables the MaGrath sisters to find meaning and happiness in life.
Sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre