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Family Weekend slated for Sept. 22-24


For almost four decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times. This year marks the 38th Annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 22-24.

“We would like to invite everyone to take part in our Family Weekend,” said Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, MSU president. “For nearly 40 years, this has been a tradition which allows students’ family and friends to see our beautiful campus, get a taste of what college life is all about and spend time with their loved ones who are here in school.”

A variety of activities will be held from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2-11 p.m. on Sunday at the Recreation and Wellness Center. From 4 until 9 p.m. Friday, the Adventure Course in front of the Recreation and Wellness Center will be available.

Recreation and Wellness Center’s Adventure Course will be available Friday from 4-9 p.m. All family members will be required to sign waiver forms and those 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all time.

The Eagle Soccer team will host Southeast Missouri at 6 p.m. Friday at Jayne Stadium.

The SPB will sponsor the “Escape Room” from 6-10 on Friday. Challenge your skills as you work with your family and friends to find the solution of the Magic Potions. Inspired by the Harry Potter phenomenon, Magic Potions is a fun filled, exciting escape room activity for the whole family. Each group of family and friends will have 20 minutes to find the answer and escape. To sign up for a time slot, contact Shannon Colvin at 606-783-2886 or email

The Star Theatre will host three shows at 6 p.m. (From the Earth to the Universe), at 7 p.m. (Cosmic Journey) and 8 p.m. (Laser Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon) Friday and Saturday at Smith-Booth Hall.

Tours of the Space Science Center will be available on Friday from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday from 5-6 p.m.

On Friday, the Kappa Delta Shamrock n’ Roll 5K will be held. It is hosted by the Delta Tau chapter of Kappa Delta. The proceeds from the event will benefit Prevent Child Abuse America and Gateway Children’s Advocacy Center. The 5K will begin at 9 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 p.m. Runner’s bibs will be provided as well as a finishing time and awards for the top three male and female winners.

On Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kentucky Folk Art Center will be open and “2017 MSU Art and Design Faculty Exhibition” will be on display in the Claypool-Young Gallery. The University Bookstore in the Adron Doran University Center will have extended hours from 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eagle Family Picnic and Family Fun Activities, sponsored by Family Association and MSU Alumni Association will be held in the parking lot of the Academic-Athletic Center. Family members of students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni can enjoy a complimentary pre-game meal, and family fun activities. Stop by the Counseling, Medical and Dental Services tailgating tables to learn more about your health, meet our providers, and grab some goodies. MSU athletes will sign autographs in the Athletics tent.

The Class of 2021 will lead the Eagles onto the field with the Freshman Run at 12:30 p.m. Head coach Rob Tenyer’s Football Eagles will face off against Dayton at Jayne Stadium at 1 p.m.

Parents registered during Family Weekend have the opportunity for their son or daughter to win a textbook scholarship of $250 for the spring semester. Winners will be announced during the football game and must be present.

Saturday’s night activities will conclude at 8:15 p.m. with Housing Family Movie Night, sponsored by the Student Programming Board and Residence Halls Association on Andrews Hall Lawn. The movie will be “Despicable Me 3.”

On Sunday, the Eagle Soccer team will host UT Martin at 1 p.m. at Jayne Stadium.

Additional information about the 2017 Family Weekend is available by calling the Office of Student Success at 606-783-2070 or at