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Family Weekend 2016

Please see below for the most up-to-date schedule of Family Weekend events! Please note that all events are subject to change until the schedule is finalized on Monday, October 10 and that new events may be added at any time!

Ticket Information

Please click here to purchase tickets for Family Weekend. Tickets cost $15 per person (or $8 per youth under 12 years old). You can buy a Family Value pack of tickets for $45 that will cover four family members. Your EMU student is always free. No tickets are necessary for EMU students to attend. After you purchase tickets, a staff member from EMU Family Programs will be in touch within three business days to complete your registration.

Please note that if you are interested in attending the Family Weekend Luncheon on Saturday, October 15, you must purchase a ticket separately. Tickets for the luncheon cost $10.00 per person, with no discount for youth. This event is capped at 180 people and will sell out, so if you are interested, buy your tickets ASAP!

Lodging Information

Many parents and families choose to drive in to the weekend and stay at their family home during the night. If you are traveling and require lodgint, a special EMU rate of $100/night is available Friday-Sunday at the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel. If you will require hotel lodging, please make these reservations quickly! Space may fill.

If you have any questions about the Family Weekend 2016 schedule, purchasing tickets, or anything else related to the Weekend, please contact the Office of Family Programs at 734.487.1208 or by email at orientation@emich.edu.

Thank you!

Friday, October 14 Events

EMU Dining: Grilled Cheese Friday
11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Commons

A true EMU student tradition! Grilled Cheese Fridays at the Commons features the ultimate in comfort food - grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup! *Cost of Grilled Cheese Friday is not included in the cost of a Family Weekend ticket!*

Women’s Soccer vs Ohio
4 p.m.
Scicluna Field

Your EMU Eagles take on Ohio!

5–6 p.m.
Ballroom Mezzanine, Student Center

Let us know you’ve arrived! Check in to receive a packet of materials including a schedule for the weekend and lots of coupons & discounts - includes one free gift per family!

Family Weekend Kickoff
6 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom

Join us for a night of card games, board games, prizes, snacks, and fun! This is your chance to compete in a game of EMU Jeopardy with your family - and to win some sweet EMU swag!

Women’s Volleyball vs Bowling Green
7 p.m.
Convocation Center

Your EMU Eagles take on Bowling Green!

Department of Music and Dance: Wind Symphony Concert
8 p.m.
Pease Auditorium

Directed by Dr. Mary K. Schneider, Director of Bands, and featuring Sandra Jackson, guest faculty artist.

Friday Night Movie: Ghostbusters
Showings at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Student Center Auditorium

A special showing of Campus Life’s weekly Friday Night Movie. Open to all family members of EMU students! Rated PG-13.

Saturday, October 15, Events

Check In
9 a.m.–noon
Student Center 350

No need to stop by if you haven’t already… but if you’re just getting here, let us know you’ve arrived! Check in to receive a packet of materials including a schedule for the weekend and lots of coupons and discounts - includes one free gift per family!

Scavenger Hunt Kick-Off
Co-sponsored by the Ypsilanti Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Student Center Patio

The first five families to meet up will receive a free Ypsi Real t-shirt and notebook for each member of the family! Small refreshments will be provided as well.

Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Off-Campus Event: 100 Rice Street, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Ypsilanti’s historic farmer’s market takes place downtown on Saturday mornings between May and October. Come see what all the fun is about!

Honors College Open House
11–11:45 a.m.
511 W Forest Street, Ypsilanti MI  48197

Join us at The Honors College for a tour of our new facility. At the tour, you can learn more about the services and resources provided to Honors students at EMU. Our building is located at 511 W. Forest.

EMU Campus Life and Family Programs: Family Weekend Luncheon
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Student Center 310

Enjoy a TRUEMU lunch featuring EMU’s Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Calvin Phillips. You’ll also have a chance to meet and network with faculty and academic administrators. *This is a ticketed event - tickets to the luncheon are sold separately and can be purchased at emutix.com.*

College of Education Open House
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Departs from the Family Weekend Luncheon

College of Arts and Sciences Open House
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Departs from the Family Weekend Luncheon

Campus Life presents: Fall Festival
2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
University Park

Cider, donuts, caramel apples, hot chocolate… what could be better? Paint a souvenir pumpkin and enjoy a Michigan autumn afternoon in beautiful University Park.

Planetarium Show
4–5 p.m.
Planetarium (Science Complex)

Women’s Volleyball vs Miami
5 p.m.
Convocation Center

Your EMU Eagles take on Miami!

Special Showing: Ghostbusters
Showing at 8 p.m.
Student Center Auditorium

A special Family Weekend showing of Campus Life’s weekly Friday Night Movie. Open to all family members of EMU students! Rated PG-13.

Dinner on the Town
Various Locations

While your family is wrapping up the Scavenger Hunt, enjoy your favorite Ypsilanti restaurant or cafe with a special Family Weekend discount! Coupons can be found within your check-in folder materials.

Stargazing (Weather permitting)
Sherzer Observatory

Join the astronomy club on the roof of Sherzer to view constellations, planets, and more through two high-powered telescopes! A rain call for this event will be announced at Fall Festival.

Sunday, October 16 Events

Women’s Soccer vs Kent State
1 p.m.
Scicluna Field

Your EMU Eagles take on Kent State!

Family Weekend Meetup: Frog Island Park
1 p.m.
Off-Campus Event: 699 Rice Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Venture off-campus for a meet-up with Family Programs staff. If you finished the Scavenger Hunt, there’s a fun prize in it for you! Bring your completed scavenger hunt materials and come prepared to take a family photo!

*If you’re interested in walking from main campus to the park, meet up with the Family Programs staff at 12:30 at Welch Hall (right across from the water tower on Cross Street).

Symphonic Band Fall Concert
4 p.m.
Pease Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public - no tickets required!

Weekend-long Events

EagleCrest Golf Special Rate: $25 for 18 holes and use of a golf cart. Guest must call in advance to schedule tee time.

Rec/IM Special Rate: Discounted day passes are available. Friday passes cost $4/day, Saturday and Sunday passes cost $5/day. Purchasers must be accompanied by an EMU student with valid Eagle ID.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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