St. Bonaventure University will be holding its annual Family Weekend from Sept. 26-28. This event-packed three days is an ideal way for students to share with their families the rich and varied experiences that make up student life at SBU.
With athletic competitions, live entertainment and, of course, the Bonagany street festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy at St. Bonaventure’s Family Weekend.
“Family Weekend provides the opportunity for students to welcome their families into the SBU community for a fun-filled weekend,” said Abby Cohen, associate director of Intramurals, Club Sports and Student Engagement at the university. “Through this exciting weekend, our students look forward to giving their families a taste of the spirit of SBU. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous activities planned throughout the weekend. I look forward to seeing you there.”
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 26:
5-8 p.m. – Evening in the Rathskeller: Enjoy billiards, darts, shuffleboard, Ping-Pong and more in the Rathskeller.
8 p.m. – Trivia Night: Participate in team trivia for a chance to win fun prizes in the Rathskeller. Sponsored by the First-Year Experience Program.
Saturday, September 27:
8 a.m.-1 p.m. – Family Weekend Golf: Enjoy a free round at the SBU Golf Course. Carts are available for $13 (while they last). Students may sign up at the Richter Center.
10-10:30 p.m. – SBU Admissions 101: Interested in your own SBU experience? If you’re in high school (or the parent of a high school student), attend our presentation to learn how you can have an extraordinary journey of your own. This seminar will be held in the Reilly Center in rooms 211 and 213.
10:30-11:30 a.m. – The College Adjustment: Student Wellness Center Director Dr. Roger Keener talks about the first month and what to expect next in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room in Doyle Hall.
10:30-11:30 a.m. – Alumni Reception: A reception for St. Bonaventure Alumni and their families in the Athletics Hall of Fame in the Reilly Center.
10:30 a.m. – ROTC Fall Awards Ceremony: A reception precedes the 11 a.m. awards ceremony in the Quick Center’s Rigas Family Theater.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Bonagany: Celebrate music, food, and fun all rolled into one big street festival in downtown Allegany. Bonagany was founded in 2005 with the mission of celebrating the friendship between the community of Allegany and St. Bonaventure. The festival showcases the best of the university and offers a great opportunity for parents to get out and enjoy the community.
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Mt. Irenaeus Open House: The Franciscan mountain retreat will host a reflection and prayer service at 3 p.m. For directions, go to www.mounti.com
11 a.m. – Women’s Rugby vs. St. John Fisher at the Marra Athletics Fields Complex.
11:30 a.m. – Family Fun 2.5 Mile Run/Walk: All family members are invited to this event sponsored by the Parents Council. Registration begins at 11 a.m. near the Allegheny River Valley Trail by the tennis courts.
Noon-1 p.m. – Phi Eta Sigma Induction Ceremony: The induction will be held in the University Chapel in Doyle Hall and will be followed by an honors lunch in Doyle Dining Room.
2 p.m. – Honors Tea With the President: Invited first-year honors students and a family member meet with honors faculty, administrators, and University President Sr. Margaret Carney in the Quick Center Loft.
4:30 p.m. – Family Weekend Mass: All are welcome to Family Weekend Mass on the front steps of Plassmann Hall. This will be the only Mass offered on campus during Family Weekend.
7 p.m. – Men’s Rugby vs. Army at the Marra Athletics Fields Complex.
8-11 p.m. – Dueling Pianos: International world class pianists will battle it out, providing fun, fast-paced musical entertainment in the Hickey Dining Hall.
6 p.m.-2 a.m. – Night in the Skeller
Sunday, September 28:
Noon – Men’s Soccer vs. Bowling Green at the Marra Athletics Fields Complex
With so much for students and their families to see and do, St. Bonaventure looks forward to another unforgettable Family Weekend.
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