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Family Day 2016

Join us for Family Weekend 2016!

Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25 — Join your MSU student for a weekend of fun and college memories!  This year's program will feature a variety of activities and events on the MSU Campus and at Memorial Stadium.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 23

Outdoor Movie: The Secret Life of Pets

8 p.m. — Quadrangle 

Unwind from a day of travel with an evening in the Quad watching The Secret life of Pets. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and make yourselves at home!

Saturday, September 24

Muffins with Moms & Donuts with Dads

10-11:30 a.m. — Residence Hall Lobbies

Start your day off right! Meet up with your student in their residence hall to enjoy light refreshments and a chance to connect with the Midwestern State University Residence Life staff.

Family Day Check-In and Lunch

12-3 p.m. — D.L. Ligon Coliseum 

For students and families registered for Family Weekend, pick up your complimentary athletic tickets at the check-in. The first 1,000 registered attendees will receive a hot dog and fries/chips, provided by the famous MSU Kiowa Kooks! Campus dining locations will be open and food will be available for purchase.

3-4 p.m. —  Clark Student Center Atrium

Join MSU faculty & administrators for an ice cream reception with all of the toppings. 

Family Fun

12-4 p.m. — D.L. Ligon Coliseum 

Get your picture taken, meet Maverick T. Mustang or jump on the inflatables. 

4-5 p.m. — MSU Campus Akin Auditorium

Join the family for the fabulous solo circus with special guest Michael Dubois.


Open House - Nolan A. Moore III Heritage of Print Collection

1-5 p.m. — Moffett Library

Take a look at the Nolan A. Moore III Heritage of Print Collection at Moffett Library! This fascinating collection features humanity’s attempts at written communication through history, and includes a clay tablet from Sumerian, papyrus fragments from Egypt, hand-crafted illuminated manuscripts, pages from the Gutenberg Bible, an original wooden printing press, a copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio, documents from the American and French revolutions and the Civil War, rare newspapers, comic books and more. The collection is located in Room 215 on the second floor of Moffett Library. For more information, contact Moffett Library Special Collections at x4173.

Family Tailgate and Fun

5-7 p.m. — Memorial Stadium

Tailgate with your student and enjoy some pre-game fun with inflatables and giveaways.


Mustangs Football vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State

7 p.m. — Memorial Stadium

Cheer on the MSU Football team as they battle Oklahoma Panhandle State. Complimentary tickets available with your Family Day registration. Remaining tickets not picked up will be forfeited at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 25

Family Weekend Brunch 

8-12 p.m— MSU Campus Dining Hall

Join your Mustangs for the first Annual Family Weekend Brunch in the Mesquite Dining Hall. Cost is $8 at the door.

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For more information about Family Weekend, contact the Office of Student Development and Orientation at 940-397-4500.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.