Family Weekend

students with signs for their parents

Family Weekend 2016

 Family Weekend 2016

October 28-30, 2016

Registration Now Available

 

For additional assistance or questions, please contact
Angela Surratt at 503-352-3168 asurratt@pacificu.edu
or Denise Giesbers at 503-352-3173 dgiesbers@pacificu.edu

Friday October 28, 2016

4:30-7:30pm    Registration & General Information at the University Center Information Kiosk

Pick up your registration packet, nametag, tickets, and schedule. Win $150 for your student by registering for family weekend and attending. (For each person (including students) who registers and picks up their materials, will be entered into a raffle for a $150, which will go onto their students account.  Additional raffle tickets will be given for registering and attending the free events as well)   University Center

  • 7pm            
    • Murder Mystery Dinner - University Center – MPR

Join us for the “Great Gatsby It’s a Murder!” dinner.  A fabulously entertaining 90 minute musical audience-participation murder mystery dinner set during the 1920’s Gatsby-Era Prohibition.  Everyone is invited to dress as flappers/gangsters for more fun! Limited to the first 140 people who sign-up. Sponsored by the Office of Family Support. Meal Plans not accepted as payment.  Cost: $15 a person       

  • 7:15 pm         
    • The Good Woman of Setzuan Theatre Production - Tom Miles Theatre – Warner Hall

The Pacific University Theatre department presents The Good Woman of Setzuan at the Tom Miles Theatre. The story of a sympathetic soul overmatched by the need and greed around her. In a time of corruption and competition run amok, the gods visit the city of Setzuan in search of at least one good person. Their encounter with Shen Te, a gentle and naive young woman, allows them to go on believing that there is hope for humankind. Left to her own devices among her desperate and demanding neighbors, however, Shen Te must learn to be cunning in order to survive.   A play with music, directed by theatre professor Ellen Margolis. Recommended for ages 12 and up.  Free when pre-register with family weekend or will cost regular admission at the door.                 

 

Saturday October 29, 2016

9am-2pm                     Registration & General Information at the University Center Information Kiosk

Pick up your registration packet, nametag, tickets, and schedule. Win $150 for your student by registering for family weekend and attending. (For each person (including students) who registers and picks up their materials, will be entered into a raffle for a $150, which will go onto their students account.  Additional raffle tickets will be given for registering and attending the free events as well) University Center

 

  • 9-10            
    • Sold Out - B-Street Organic Farm Tour & Artisan Bread Tasting Session 1 - ​ Load shuttle @ 8:50 in Parking Lot G (between Walter and McCormick Hall)

Join us at B Street Farm on Saturday morning for an interactive session on Local Food production!  This is a great opportunity to see the student-run produce growing operation that sells Certified Organic produce to Campus Dining Services and donates thousands of pounds of food to the community each year.  Tours begin at 9 & 10 am and run for a half hour and include exciting information about how to grow Organic Produce.  Tours are followed by a tasting of delectable artisan breakfast snacks accompanied by tea and coffee.  Cost: $5 per person  

  • 10-11          
    • Sold Out -B-Street Organic Farm Tour Session 2 -  Load shuttle @ 9:50 in Parking Lot G (between Walter and McCormick Hall)

Cost: $5 per person

  • 10:00-11:30am       
    • Boxer Activities: - You and your student are invited to attend a session presented by University staff members.  These sessions were designed to educate you in a new art form and /or how to deal with transitions in your role as a parent.
  • Crucial Conversations about Major/Career Decisions - Marsh Hall - Room 101

​Sometimes it is difficult for parents and their emerging adult children to discuss college majors or career options—especially when opinions differ, the topic is loaded, and the stakes are high. During this session we’ll explore different conflict modes, survey decision styles, and examine career decision making difficulties that often lead to challenging discussions. After unpacking these underlying factors, we’ll consider a variety of strategies to engage in crucial conversations. Presented by June Dressler, Associate Director of the Career Development Center.  Cost: Free      
 

  • The Tasting History of Beer: The Convergence of Beer and Civilization - University Center – Boxer Pause Rm 216

Join Justin McRobert, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Beer enthusiast, and Home Brewer, to talk about the evolution of beer and its influence on civilization around the globe.  Alongside with the discussion we will be doing a unique tasting of various historical beer styles (for those who are over 21) Snacks will also be provided.  Cost: $10 per person

  • Card Making 101 - Multi-purpose room – University Center Lower Level

    Meet Edna Gehring, ‘70 Director of Hawaii Outreach and Programming as she shares her love and passion for making specialized homemade cards.  You may have received one of these cards from someone and thought – wow! – I wish I could do that.  Well, now you can! Cost: $5.00 per person

  • Haku Lei Making Wristlest/Hair Piece - Burlingham Conference Room

Join Pat Pimental, Pacific student parent, as she shares how to make a Haku wristlet/hair piece.   Cost: $5.00 per person

 

  • 11am-1:00pm
    • Pumpkin Carving - University Center Patio (free)

Join us in a family weekend tradition of carving pumpkins. All supplies provided.  

  • Boxer Club VIP Guest Tailgate Lunch -  Boxer Club Tent at Hanson Stadium parking lot – Lincoln Park Complex

Join the members of the Boxer Club as their VIP guests.  You will be able to purchase the following items ala carte : Hotdogs/Hamburgers/Garden Burgers $4,  Nacho’s $4, Pulled Pork Sandwiches $4, Soda $2, Beer $4, Wine $5.  This is open from 11am until the end of the football game.  

  • Men’s and Woman’s Swimming – NW Conference Relays - Forest Grove Aquatic Center

​​Cheer on the swimming team as they compete in the NW conference relays.  Cost: Free

 

  • 1-4 pm        
    • Football: Pacific University vs. Whitworth - Hanson Stadium – Lincoln Park Complex

Tickets can be purchased at the gate 2 hours prior to game time.

  • 3-5pm​
    • Wine Tasting - Meet at the Registration Desk in the University Center

      Join us at local business Urban Decanter for a wine tasting and information session about the local wines.  You will taste 5 wines and enjoy a snack.  Cost: $10 per person. Must be 21 and over. Meet at the Registration Desk in the University Center

  • 7-10pm
    • Casino Night - Stoller Center Gymnasium.

Bring the family for a fun and free night as the Stoller Center Gym turns into a casino.  Use house “money” to test your luck at roulette, poker, craps and bingo.  Use your winnings to enter drawings for great prizes. Must be present at the end of the evening to win the raffle prizes specific to Casino Night. Attend this session and you will receive an additional raffle ticket for the $150! Cost: Free and open to all ages

  • 7:15 pm         
    • The Good Woman of Setzuan Theatre Production - Tom Miles Theatre – Warner Hall

The Pacific University Theatre department presents The Good Woman of Setzuan at the Tom Miles Theatre. The story of a sympathetic soul overmatched by the need and greed around her. In a time of corruption and competition run amok, the gods visit the city of Setzuan in search of at least one good person. Their encounter with Shen Te, a gentle and naive young woman, allows them to go on believing that there is hope for humankind. Left to her own devices among her desperate and demanding neighbors, however, Shen Te must learn to be cunning in order to survive.   A play with music, directed by theatre professor Ellen Margolis. Recommended for ages 12 and up.  Free when pre-register with family weekend or will cost regular admission at the door.  

 

Sunday October 30, 2016

  • 11am-1pm​
    • Brunch – University Center  at The Grove

​​Join your student for brunch . Cost: purchased on site for $7.50

 

Enjoy the rest of your day with your student!