Family Weekend Events

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Friday, September 18, 2015

3:00PM – 6:00PM Registration / Check In
(for those that did not pick up their registration information prior to the event)

New Student and Family Programs Office
Preska Residence Community 103

Stop by if you did not pre-register and/or if your student did not pick up your registration packet prior to the weekend.  

5:00PM – 11:30PM FREE Cosmic Bowling and Billiards

Maverick Bullpen, lower level of the Centennial Student Union

You can sign up for one hour blocks of game time starting 15 minutes before each hour. For example, at 4:45pm you can sign up to play from 5-6pm. To allow for everyone a chance to enjoy the games, you cannot sign up for consecutive game times.

5:00PM Stomper’s Cinema - Inside Out

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated. Author: Jason Buchanan. Concessions are available for purchase at discounted rates. This is your MSU Movie theatre. Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

6:00PM – 9:00PM Open Recreation Time

Otto Recreation Center

Head for a great workout, play some basketball, or do many other activities in our campus recreation center. Just sign in at the desk and enjoy your time at the Rec Center! Free access for our Family Weekend Guests. Open Gym, Walking/Jogging Track, Weight Room, Cardio Area and Racquetball Courts. No minors in Weight Room or Cardio Area.

7:00PM Stomper’s Cinema - Inside Out

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated. Author: Jason Buchanan. Concessions are available for purchase at discounted rates. This is your MSU Movie theatre. Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

7:30PM The Haunting of Hill House Theatre Production

Andreas Theatre

A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will.” Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess—powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past. Not a horror story, per se, it instead builds on elements of terror in telling the story.

Individual tickets will go on sale Sept. 7. Visit MSUTheatre.com for details.

8:00PM The Body Poets from America's Got Talent

Centennial Student Union Ballroom

Featured on America’s Got Talent, the Body Poets are the next big thing in dance. They feature innovative hip-hop dance moves to yesterdays and todays biggest hits for an audience of all ages. Traveling from Las Vegas, this troupe features a lazer light show and LED light up suits. You do not want to miss this show!

8:00PM – 10:00PM Star Gazing

Andreas Observatory

See the universe like you've never seen it before - and learn something new about the expanses of space! Park your vehicle on the south end of Lot 1 (behind the old Gage Towers). You can reach the observatory by a short walk south on the gravel road from lot 1.

9:00PM/Dusk Stomper’s Cinema - Inside Out

Amphitheatre near the Centennial Student Union

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated. Author: Jason Buchanan. Concessions are available for purchase at discounted rates. This is your MSU Movie theatre. Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

9:00AM – 1:00PM Registration / Check In
(for those that did not pick up their registration information prior to the event)

Myers Field House (near the entrance to the track)

Stop by if you did not pre-register and/or if your student did not pick up your registration packet prior to the weekend.  

9:00AM – 11:30PM FREE Cosmic Bowling and Billiards

Maverick Bullpen, lower level of the Centennial Student Union

You can sign up for one hour blocks of game time starting 15 minutes before each hour. For example, at 4:45 you can sign up to play from 5-6pm. To allow for everyone a chance to enjoy the games, you cannot sign up for consecutive game times.

9:00AM-10:00AM College of Education Dean's List Reception

Heritage Room, Centennial Student Union

This event is an invitation only event by the College of Education. For more information contact the College of Education Dean's Office.

9:45AM Family Weekend Stomper Sprint

Fitness Trail: near the MSU softball fields and Lot 1

Calling all kids! Join us for your own Fun Run around our outdoor track! Ages 1 – 4: 100 meter run; Ages 5 – 12: 400 meter run (1 lap). No need to preregister. Meet at the entrance to the track (right next to the start of the 5K) by 9:40. If we have enough kids, we’ll do separate heats for ages 5 – 12.

10:00AM Family Weekend 5k Fun Run/Walk

Fitness Trail: near the MSU softball fields and Lot 1

Join us for a FREE non-competitive 5k fun run/walk on our paved fitness trail by the softball fields and Parking Lot 1. T-shirts are given to the first 200 people to register. Registration is limited to Minnesota State Mankato students, faculty and staff, and their families. “Day Of” registrations are accepted starting at 9:30am. Waivers must be signed by all participants the morning of the event in order to participate. Refreshments will be provided at the finish line.

10:00AM – 12:00PM  Family Fun Carnival

Myers Fieldhouse

Enjoy games, caricatures, photo booth, indoor rock wall climbing, inflatables and other great fun for the entire family, brought to you in part by the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

10:30AM Legacy Breakfast

Centennial Student Union Ballroom

The Office of Alumni Relations presents this breakfast for students who have family members who are Alumni of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Invitations will be sent to Legacy Families. If you have not received an invitation, please contact the Alumni Office at 507-389-3235 or events@mnsu.edu. An RSVP is required.

11:00AM – 12:00Noon Pictures with Stomper

Myers Fieldhouse

Have a professional photo taken with the Maverick Mascot, Stomper. You will have the opportunity to have a photo emailed to you and also go online and order photos after the event.

11:00AM – 12:00PM 2015 Common Read Discussion

Memorial Library Room 2042

Please join faculty and students in a brief discussion of “The Good Food Revolution” by Will Allen and explore how this book is giving the campus and the Mankato community an opportunity to explore and grow.

11:00AM – 12:00PM Memorial Library Open House and Tours

Memorial Library

Brief tours highlighting the different library services and resources available to support research and learning on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

11:00AM – 7:00PM Open Recreation Time

Otto Recreation Center

Head for a great workout, play some basketball, or do many other activities in our campus recreation center. Just sign in at the desk and enjoy your time at the Rec Center! Free access for our Family Weekend Guests. Open Gym, Walking/Jogging Track, Weight Room, Cardio Area and Racquetball Courts. No minors in Weight Room or Cardio Area.

11:30AM – 1:00PM Institutional Diversity

Blakeslee Stadium

Stop by our table at Blakeslee Stadium to learn about our programs and services. First 75 visitors receive a free gift.

12:00Noon Stomper’s Cinema - Inside Out

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated. Author: Jason Buchanan. Concessions are available for purchase at discounted rates. This is your MSU Movie theatre. Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

1:00PM Maverick Soccer vs. University of Sioux Falls

Soccer Pitch behind Lot 1

Come and enjoy a Soccer match as the Mavericks take on the Warriors.  Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

1:00PM Minnesota State Mankato Men's Football vs. University of Mary

Blakeslee Stadium

General admission cost with Family Weekend button is $5 for adults (normally $10) and FREE for youth ages 17 and under (normally $5). Current MSU students get in free with MavCard. Theme for the game is Back to the Future.

2:00PM-6:00PM Outdoor Rock Climbing

Outdoor Rock Pinnacle-Behind Lot 1

Come and enjoy our Outdoor Rock Climing Wall!  The feel and texture of this climbing wall is amazingly realistic, allowing climbers to use natural features and attached handholds to climb unique routes up the wall. Take on the challenge of climbing this 35 foot pinnacle! Park in Lot 1 and take a short walk down the gravel road.  Family Weekend Button Required for Free Climbing.

2:00PM-4:00PM Open Swim

Highland Center Pool

3:00 PM Lumberjack Show

Performing Arts Lawn

Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows has been a dominant force in lumberjack sports across North America and the World for years. See competitions like the speed carving, Axe throw, speed climb, log rolling, and much more! The lumberjacks have been features on national television including ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, STIHL’s Timbersport Series, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and the Minnesota State Fair.

3:00PM-5:00PM Disc Golf

Lot 1

Come play a round on MNSU's newest recreational option, the 9 hole Maverick Disc Golf course! Our very own par 3 disc golf course is open for you to play year-round, dawn till dusk. Meet the Campus Recreation staff at the northwest corner of lot 1 (right field fence of the Women's Softball diamond) to grab a scorecard, map and check out a disc to use. Feel free to bring your own disc golf discs too

3:00PM Stomper’s Cinema -Inside Out

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

See above description. Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

5:00 PM Lumberjack Show

Performing Arts Lawn

Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows has been a dominant force in lumberjack sports across North America and the World for years. See competitions like the speed carving, Axe throw, speed climb, log rolling, and much more! The lumberjacks have been features on national television including ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, STIHL’s Timbersport Series, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and the Minnesota State Fair.

7:00PM Stomper’s Cinema - Inside Out

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

See above description. Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

7:30PM The Haunting of Hill House Theatre Production

Andreas Theatre

A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will.” Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess—powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past. Not a horror story, per se, it instead builds on elements of terror in telling the story.

Individual tickets will go on sale Sept. 7. Visit MSUTheatre.com for details.

8:00PM – 10:00PM Star Gazing

Andreas Observatory

See the universe like you've never seen it before - and learn something new about the expanses of space! Park your vehicle on the south end of Lot 1 (behind the old Gage Towers). You can reach the observatory by a short walk south on the gravel road from lot 1.

8:00PM Mavericks After Dark: Lumberjack Show

Performing Arts Lawn

Timberwork’s Lumberjack Shows has been a dominant force in lumberjack sports across North America and the World for years. See competitions like the speed carving, Axe throw, speed climb, log rolling, and much more! The lumberjacks have been features on national television including ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, STIHL’s Timbersport Series, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and the Minnesota State Fair.

8:45PM-11:30PM Mavericks After Dark: Lumberjack Show After Party

MSU Fountain

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

11:30AM Minnesota Vikings Viewing Party

Ostrander Auditorium

Come cheer on the Minnesota Vikings and Maverick Alumnus Adam Thielen as they take on the Detroit Lions for a 12:00Noon Kickoff.  Come at any point during the game and stay as long as you would like!

1:00PM-6:00PM Open Recreation Time

Otto Recreation Center

Head for a great workout, play some basketball, or do many other activities in our campus recreation center. Just sign in at the desk and enjoy your time at the Rec Center! Free access for our Family Weekend Guests. Open Gym, Walking/Jogging Track, Weight Room, Cardio Area and Racquetball Courts. No minors in Weight Room or Cardio Area.

1:00PM Maverick Soccer vs. Southwest MN State

Soccer Pitch behind Lot 1

Come and enjoy a Soccer match as the Mavericks take on the Warriors.  Family Weekend Button Required for Free Admission.

2:00PM-4:00PM Open Swim

Highland Center Pool

 

 

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact New Student and Family Programs at 507-389-5498 (V),
800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) at least five days prior to the event. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling the above numbers.

 

General Information (to be confirmed)

Parking and Directions

Free parking available in visitor lot, gold, purple or green lot beginning at 4PM on Friday, September 18.  OVERNIGHT PARKING IS ONLY ALLOWED IN GREEN LOTS.  Click here for parking map and directions to campus.

Bookstore Hours   

                Friday, 7:45AM – 4:00PM
                Saturday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Memorial Library Hours   

                Friday, 7:30AM – 7:00PM
                Saturday, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
                Sunday, 1:00PM –2:00AM

Campus Dining Options   
                               


                 

Friday,

Saturday,

Sunday,

Carkoski

Carkoski Commons

7:00am-10:30am 10:30am-4:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm

10:00am-2:00pm 2:00pm-8:00pm

10:00am-2:00pm 2:00pm-9:00pm

Chet's Place

10:00am-4:00pm 7:00pm-12:00am

1:00pm-4:00pm
7:00pm-12:00am

1:00pm-4:00pm
7:00pm-12:00am

Wissink

Simply to Go

7:30am-2:30pm

Closed

Closed

Myers

Einstein Bros Bagels

7:00am-3:00pm

9:30am-2:00pm

Closed

Sears

1872 Grill

7:00am-4:00pm 7:00pm-12:00am

1:00pm-4:00pm
7:00pm-12:00am

1:00pm-4:00pm
7:00pm-12:00am

CSU

Jazzman's Café

7:00am-Midnight

8:00am-Midnight

10:30am-Midnight

Grill 155

7:00am-3:00pm

Closed

Closed

Noodles and Greens

10:00am-7:00pm

11:00am-2:00pm

Closed

Chick-Fil-A

8:00am-3:00pm

11:00am-2:00pm

Closed

Stacks

10:30am-3:00pm

11:00am-7:00pm

11:00am-7:00pm

The Market

11:00am-2:00pm

Closed

Closed

Taco Bell

10:30am-3:00pm

11:00am-7:00pm

11:00am-7:00pm

Mein Bowl

10:30am-8:00pm

Closed

Closed

La Vancita

10:30am-8:00pm

Closed

Closed