Purchase tickets for  the Student Fashion Show at centertickets.net


  Refunds will be issued for the Friday, October 7, STEP Show.
 

Family and Friends Weekend is an opportunity to experience GSU’s Jaguars campus life. For many students, this special event provides the first opportunity to visit with family and friends since the beginning of the semester. Within the first two months of the fall semester, students have settled into the campus community and are actively immersed in the college experience. This exciting October weekend presents an important opportunity for families and friends to share firsthand in their student's GSU experience.

Family & Friends Weekend -- October 7-8, 2016

 

 Welcome to GSU's Family and Friends Weekend October 7-8, 2016

As an added attraction we will hold the annual Jaguar Jamboree on Thursday, October 6 in the gym. Wear your GSU gear and bring your school spirit!

3: 30- 4 pm -- Pep Rally
Hall of Governors
Help kick our school spirit into high gear. Show your Jaguar Pride.

5 – 6:30 pm --Students v. Faculty Basketball Game
GSU Gymnasium
Celebrate with the Jaguars as we introduce our Fall Sports teams and feature a scrimmage game with our Men and Women’s Basketball Team in our second annual “Jaguar Jamboree”.

Parents, families and alumni are invited to campus to join students, faculty and staff in an exciting two-day event celebrating our shared community and this transformative moment in our history.

  • Thursday, October 6

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    Pep Rally and Jaguar Jamboree


    3: 30- 4 pm  Pep Rally
    Hall of Governors
    Help kick our school spirit into high gear.  Show your Jaguar Pride.

    5 – 7:30 pm  Basketball Game
    GSU Gymnasium
    Celebrate with the Jaguars as we introduce our Fall Sports teams and feature a scrimmage game with our Men and Women’s Basketball Teams in our second annual “Jaguar Jamboree”. 

    5:00pm Women’s Game  
     6:15 Men Men’s Game 


     

    Schedule of events are subject to change 

     *GSU Family and Friends Programming is free unless otherwise noted

    **Family and Friends Weekend Bags sponsored by First Midwest Bank

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  • Friday, October, 7

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    4:00 - 9:00 pm
    Registration 
       

    6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Generations Meet and Greet: All College Alumni Social
    E- Lounge
    The College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health and Human Services has joined the GSU Foundation to plan a festive and exciting evening for our alumni.  Pre-registration is required for this event.
     
    7:30 PM
    STEP Show
    Center for Performing Arts
    Advance Tickets: $10
    At the Door Tickets: $20
    GSU Students Free

     

    Hosted by: Power 92 "The Hot Boyz" -- Shagg Nice and DJ NEPHETS

    Shagg NiceShagg Nice is a Chicago State Alumni and has thrived in the Chicago radio scene for 10+ years.  Shagg is one half of the radio power house “The Hot Boyz

    DJ Nephets    

     

     Dj Nehpets, legendary producer from Dance Mania Records, is on air host/mixer on Power 92 Chicago where he is considered the elite of djs that include Dj Pharris, Boolumaster and others that’s at the top of the dj game. You can catch him playing hits and breaking new music with Dj Pharris for the people of Chicago and the world 10pm – 2am. 

     

    There is still time to register your team!  Register at:www.surveymonkey.com/s/GSUStepshow by September 18

     

     

     

     

     

    Schedule of events is subject to change

    *GSU Family and Friends Programming is free unless otherwise noted

    **Family and Friends Weekend Bags sponsored by First Midwest Bank

    2016

     

  • Saturday, October 8

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    8:00am-7:00pm
    Registration
     
    Student Fitness Center Open
    Family and Friends Weekend participants may use the fitness center for free with their wristband.  Stop at the fitness center front desk to sign in.

    8:30 -10:00am
    Run, Walk, Stroll, Roll
    Departs from F-Wing Entrance - Self-Guided, Go-at-Your-Own-Pace (Maps provided)
    Looking for a chance to get physical while taking in some fresh air?  Join us for a non-competitive run, walk, stroll, or roll around GSU's grounds. Refreshments afterwards at E/F Wing Entrance. Sponsored by College of Health and Human Services.

    10:00am-NOON
     Jazz Brunch with the President
    Hall of Governors
    Enjoy your Sunday brunch with GSU's President while listening to the smooth sound of live jazz.  This event will be limited to the first 300 participants.  Register early so you don't miss out on this great opportunity!  Cost is $20 per person.  Pre-registration required.

    10:00am-3:00pm
    Indoor Pool - Open Swim
    Student Fitness Center
    Enjoy a relaxing dip in the indoor pool during open swim hours!  Free for all Family and Friends Weekend participants with a valid wristband.

    11:00am--NOON
    Story Time Wonderland
    Library
    Join us for an hour with Glenda the Good Witch and stories fit for kids of all ages. Participants can journey to different parts of the wonderland to hear various stories and create fun story-themed crafts. Sponsored by the GSU Dual Degree Program.
         

    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Photo Booth
    Hall of Governors
    Grab your family and take some funny photos to commemorate GSU's Family and Friends Weekend.

    11:00am-2:00pm
    Bounce Over to the Family Development Center for our Open House!
    Stop by the Family Development Center to see the award-winning accredited center where GSU Early Childhood Education students learn their craft.  Your children can play on the playground, in the gym, and in classrooms.  Fun for ages birth to five! The College of Education is sponsoring the Bounce House for our young visitors at the Family Development Center.

    10:00am-4:00pm
    University Bookstore Open
    Enjoy a 20% off discount on GSU-imprinted items (excluding sales merchandise).

    Noon-5:00pm
    Face Painting
    Hall of Governors
    Show your GSU spirit by having GSU's mascot painted on your face or any other design you would like.

    Noon-5:00pm
    Caricature Artist
    Get a caricature portrait to remind you of your wonderful experience at GSU's Family and Friends Weekend.

    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Scavenger Hunt
    Library
    Make sure to visit the newly remodeled GSU Library for an exciting scavenger hunt. Search high and low to discover what you didn't already know!  This event sponsored by the Library.

    Noon-5:00pm 
    Magical Balloons
    The Balloon Man will be roving around campus distributing custom-made balloon characters.   
     
    Noon-5:00pm 
    Stuff-A-Bear
    Hall of Honors
    Build a cuddly friend to take home!  All stuffed animals will include an outfit to wear.  Animals are $10 each and supplies are limited. 
     
    Noon-6:00pm
    transFORMATION
    GSU Visual Art Gallery 
     
    Noon-6:00pm 
    Grill & Chill
    Stop by the Cafe and have lunch with the family.  Lunch menu will consist of hamburger, hot dog, chips and a drink.  (Fee to purchase)
     
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    BINGO
    Engbretson Hall
    Sponsored by the College of Business   
     
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
     Quiz Bowl Game Show
    F-Lecture Hall
    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences
      
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park     
    Reclaim the Prairie!
    Get outdoors & help conserve the natural prairie - Join us for family fun with a purpose! Gather and sow seed, view modern sculpture, and warm up with hot cider and pumpkin squares.

     Presented by BMO Harris Bank

     

     
    3:00pm 
    MINIONS the movie
    Engbretson Hall
    Join us for this blockbuster film!  We will provide popcorn and drinks to go along with the movie.  Bring the whole family and enjoy!
     
    4:30pm-6:30pm 
    Wine & Painting Party
    Cafeteria Annex
    Join friends and fellow alumni for a fun painting party.  No experience necessary.  Choose from the two featured paintings, roll up your sleeves and get creative.  An artist will guide you with step-by-step instructions to help you complete your masterpiece.  Must be 21 or older.  Space is limited.  $20 per personSponsored by GSU Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences.
     

     

    7:00pm 
    Student Variety Show
    Center for Performing Arts
     Enjoy the talents of our outstanding GSU students, the show will amaze you! 
     

    Family & Friends Weekend will close with the a GSU student production --  GSU's Fashion Extravaganza--Walking The Run Way.

     

     


     
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    *GSU Family and Friends Programming is free unless otherwise noted

     

     

     

    **Family and Friends Weekend Bags sponsored by First Midwest Bank

     

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