We are so excited to welcome family & friends to campus for Family Weekend 2019 taking place Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27! There will be signature events throughout the weekend and many more that families can choose to attend. Please see below for all the events that all families are invited to participate in. We will also include local places your family can visit while in town to have some quality time together!

 REGISTER HERE

We ask that all families register by Monday, October 21!

 

Friday, October 25

5 PM – 8 PM: Family Dinner at Founders Table

8 PM: Movie Night (Spiderman Far From Home) | Neils 234

 

Saturday, October 26

All Day: Family Photo Challenge (on your own)

10 AM: Apple Orchard Trip | County Line Apple Orchard

12 PM: Home Football Game vs. Stetson (tickets required) | Brown Field

8 PM: A Night of Magic (magic show with Ran’d Shine) | Harre Union Ballrooms

 

Sunday, October 27

8 AM: VUAA Family Weekend Breakfast (registration & fee required)

10 AM: Chapel Service | Chapel of the Resurrection

 

**Additional events hosted on campus:

Friday, October 25:

5:00 PM: Swim Meet vs. Evansville | ARC

6:00 PM: Volleyball vs. Loyola | ARC

 

Saturday, October 25:

9:00 AM (check-in begins at 8:45 AM): 6th Annual Dance Marathon FT5K Fun Run
Join students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents for the annual Dance Marathon FT5K. This “Miles for Miracles” run is a great exploration of campus while raising funds to support the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago! On-site registration is $15 and this includes breakfast and a t-shirt for the first 100 runners that check-in.

10:00 AM: Meteorology Tour | Kallay-Christopher Hall 202

Tour of the Meteorology Department and a balloon launch

1:00 PM: Dance Marathon Family Weekend Silent Auction | Brown Field

The annual Dance Marathon Family Weekend Silent Auction is an event that takes place during the home football game. All proceeds from the silent auction support the Dance Marathon Program and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago!

4:00 PM: Chamber Concert Band Concert | Chapel of the Resurrection

The Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey S. Doebler. Free Admission

6:00 PM: Haunted Science Lab | Center for the Sciences

This public open house event features some hands-on science displays and demos. VU students from several departments will be on hand to share surprising, startling, and sometimes creepy and slimy science. You are welcome to come in costume. Fun for children ages 0 to 99+.

7:30 PM: Luce Band and Community\University Band Concert | Chapel of the Resurrection

The Luce Concert Band and the Community\University Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey S. Doebler. Free Admission

 

Sunday, October 27:

1:00 PM: Men’s Soccer vs. Bradley | Brown Field

5:00 PM: Through the Decades A Cappella Concert | Center for the Arts, Duesenberg Recital Hall

Come enjoy some wonderful music as the a capella groups sing your favorite songs from each decade!

 

Are you a university department or student group sponsoring an event for families & guest to attend? Register your event here to be included in the Family Weekend schedule!

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