Schedule of Events

Join us for Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21, 2018. 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!
Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 10th

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. 

2018 Fall Schedule

$ - Fee required
* - Advance registration required

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Friday, October 19

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

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 15% discount coupon from check-in!

10:30 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 healthy activity space for current students and their guests.  Family members and alumni may work out throughout the weekend.  Free but waiver is required.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Financial Aid One-on-One Assistance
Financial Aid Office, Heth 169

The 2019-2020 FAFSA opened on October 1st!  It’s never too early to get this completed.  Stop by the Financial Aid Office for open appointment hours. We’d love to help you get your 19-20 FAFSA completed and answer any questions you may have for the current academic year as well.

 

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.

 

 

4 p.m.

RU Baseball Intra-squad Scrimmage and Alumni Heckling

Dedmon Center Complex, Sherman Carter Memorial Stadium.  Questions contact John Reavis at jcreavis@radford.edu

4:30 p.m.

 

Student Government Association is hosting a tailgate for the Volleyball game on Friday October 19.  The tailgate will begin at 4:30 PM on New River Drive outside of the main entrance to the Dedmon Center. 

 

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 2018 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 tickets online.)

View the 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. View the Family Weekend dining menu [PDF].

 

 

6 p.m.

Volleyball vs Gardner Webb

Dedmon Center Arena

Let’s go Highlanders!  The women’s volleyball team is “set” for a great game and will “serve” you some exciting action on the court.

Free

7:30 p.m.

Fall Dance Fest 2018 $
Preston Hall, Ken Bondurant Auditorium

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.

(Order tickets online.)
Tickets at the door: $7 General, $3.50 Children (5-12)


7:30 p.m.

“The Laramie Project” $

Porterfield Hall, Pridemore Playhouse

The shockwaves resounding from the 1998 beating death of gay college student, Matthew Shepard catalyzed the LBGTQ movement and inspired a groundbreaking docudrama that would change the way theatre addresses potent issues.  On the twentieth anniversary of this tragic event, Radford University Theatre proudly presents the “The Laramie Project”, a theatrical presentation chronicling the events surrounding Shepard’s death.

Sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre

(Order tickets online.)

Tickets at the door are $10 per person.

7:30 p.m. –

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: “Incredibles II”
Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium.
Sponsored by R-SPaCE.

Saturday, October 20

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 Radford University free gift.

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 an 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.)

 

 

 

 

10a.m. - 4p.m.

 

5K Fun Run
*Location change*: Check-in at 9am in front of Student, Recreation and Wellness building. 5K will be on campus. 
Enjoy the fall beauty of campus with a morning run. Includes a t-shirt and light refreshments.
Sponsored by Student Recreation and Wellness.

Register here!

 

33rd Annual Appalachian Folk Arts Festival
Heth Lawn (rain location – Heth 014, 016, 022)
Join family, friends and alumni for the Appalachian Folk Arts Festival that will include handcrafted arts and crafts for purchase and folk music.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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. - 5 p.m.

 

Museum of Earth Science
Center for the Sciences  M64

Enjoy exhibits at the Museum of Earth Sciences!

10:30 a.m.

Men’s Soccer Alumni Reunion Match
Athletic Complex Practice Field
(located next to Patrick Cupp Stadium)
Families and friends are welcome to watch the game.

 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11a.m. - 1p.m.

RU Art Museum Open

Opening Reception
Covington Center Art Museum

Join us for the opening reception for a new exhibit featuring Vivianne Cary, Caroline Rust and Noorul ainZaib.  This exhibit is a body of work that mirrors the intricacies of being a woman – it will focus on identity and social justice. Carey and Rust use the mediums of sculpture and painting in powerful applications for addressing gender and social issues that stem from personal experience while Noor uses the medium of video to explore contemporary social, cultural and political landscapes

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 and their guests.  Families and alumni may work out throughout the weekend.  Free but waiver is required. 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Study Abroad at Radford
Room 248, Hurlburt Student Center

Please join Radford University’s own International Education Director:  Dr. Dietra Trent for a trip “around the world”. Learn about the many adventures available to current students.
Sponsored by International Education.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

First Generation Luncheon Location: Muse Banquet Room

Is your Highlander student the first in your family to attend a four-year college?  That means they’re #RUFirstGen!  First Gen students and their families are invited to a special luncheon to celebrate you and provide campus resources.  This lunch is provided free of charge but we need you to RSVP through the ticket link below.

(Order Tickets Online)

 

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.

1 p.m. - 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 12 p.m.
Sponsored by Student Life

 

1p.m. - 2p.m.

Student Success Panel
Location: Russell Hall, Room 125


Come talk with members of the Student Success Panel about what success looks like and how family members can help set their student toward a path for success.  The panel will include current Radford University students, staff from New Student and Family Programs, an academic advisor, and staff from the Student Success and Retention office.

1p.m.-7p.m.

 

Planetarium Shows*

Center for the Sciences, Room M75
Sponsored by the Physics Department
(Order free tickets 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., 6 pm, and 7pm.
Space is limited.

 

2pm

Fall Dance Fest 2018 $
Preston Hall, Ken Bondurant Auditorium

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.

(Order tickets online.)
Tickets at the door: $7 General, $3.50 Children (5-12)

 

2p.m.-3p.m.

Communicating with your Student
Location Russell Hall, Room 125


It can be difficult at times to navigate conversations about tough topics with your college student.  Bruce Hayden, Associate Dean of Students and parent of a Radford University student, is here to talk to you about how you and your student can effectively communicate with one another while they're away from home.

2 – 3 p.m.

Tours of The Schoolhouse Living and Learning Community *

Moffett Hall, Lobby

Radford University’s powerful reputation for preparing highly effective educators goes back to the institution’s founding in 1910.  The Schoolhouse Living and Learning Community, open to future teachers of all disciplines, immerses students in their calling to become knowledgeable, globally competent, community-focused, equity-centered educators.  Drop in for light refreshments; meet faculty and aspiring teachers.

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 photo booth. Also a chance to interact with your college dean.

2 – 4 p.m.

Men’s 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.

 

2 - 4p.m.

Annual Beatrice Covington Breast Cancer Walk
Moffett Lawn Sidewalks

Hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha

Family Weekend Fun Bowling Tournament (2 player teams)
Hurlburt Student Center Game Room
Two player teams (register on line).

Prizes awarded!  Come bowl with other families in our popular Family Weekend tournament.

Sponsored by the Game Room

3 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Winthrop
Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium

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

 

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Meet the Advisors
Location Russell 125

Come meet the academic advisors! Do you have questions about advising, registration, or how to make sure your student is on track?  The advisors will provide you with important information that will help set your student up for a successful spring semester. 

 

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 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Winthrop

Dedmon Center Arena

Dig Pink Match!

7:30 p.m.

“The Laramie Project” $

Porterfield Hall, Pridemore Playhouse

The shockwaves resounding from the 1998 beating death of gay college student, Matthew Shepard catalyzed the LBGTQ movement and inspired a groundbreaking docudrama that would change the way theatre addresses potent issues.  On the twentieth anniversary of this tragic event, Radford University Theatre proudly presents the “The Laramie Project”, a theatrical presentation chronicling the events surrounding Shepard’s death.

Sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre

(Order tickets online.)

Tickets at the door are $10 per person.

 

7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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

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

8:00 p.m.

Ben Seidman, Comedian and Musician

Enjoy a fun Saturday evening with your student with comedian and musician Ben Seidman.
Ben is well-known for his family-friendly entertainment so bring the whole gang out and enjoy some laughter and fun.

FREE. Sponsored by the Department of Student Involvement

 

8:00 p.m.

Movie Night: “Incredibles II”
Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium
Sponsored by R-SPaCE.
 

Sunday, October 21

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: $12 at the door, $9 in advance (Order Tickets Online)

View the buffet 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

Join Radford University Campus Ministers and speaker Jan Nicholson-Hill for the Interdenominational Service.

All family, friends and alumni are welcome!
Sponsored by Campus Ministries.
 

 

 

2 p.m.

“The Laramie Project” $

Porterfield Hall, Pridemore Playhouse

The shockwaves resounding from the 1998 beating death of gay college student, Matthew Shepard catalyzed the LBGTQ movement and inspired a groundbreaking docudrama that would change the way theatre addresses potent issues.  On the twentieth anniversary of this tragic event, Radford University Theatre proudly presents the “The Laramie Project”, a theatrical presentation chronicling the events surrounding Shepard’s death.

Sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre

(Order tickets online.)

Tickets at the door are $10 per person.

 

 

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