2021 Family Weekend Schedule of Activities

We look forward to having you at Sul Ross for this special weekend. When you arrive, be sure to stop at the Hospitality Table inside the Morgan University Center Lobby for refreshments and the latest schedule information.

Here are a few suggestions for other activities that you can do with your student throughout the weekend:

  • Meet your student’s roommate(s), housemate(s), or best friend(s).
  • Take a tour of the residence hall, house or apartment where your student lives.
  • Take a family photo in front of the Branding Wall
  • Ask your student to give you a custom tour of their favorite places on campus.
  • Visit the Museum of the Big Bend.
  • Take a tour of campus.
  • Work out with your student at the Graves-Pierce Gym or Swimming pool (Friday 3pm – 7pm).
  • Visit the Farmers Market on Murphy Street.
  • Take a walk around downtown Alpine.
  • Go out for a milkshake at Penny’s Diner.
  • Hike to the Desk
  • Visit the McDonald Observatory for a star party (tickets should be purchased in advance https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors/programs/evening-programs).

*This schedule is subject to change*

Friday, October 22nd

7:00am – 1:00pm Starbucks (University Center Lobby) is open
8:00am – 5:00pm Check out the Sul Ross Bookstore in the Morgan University Center for Sul Ross clothing, gift items, school supplies, books, and a variety of snacks & drinks.
8:00am – 2:00pm

*Classes begin every hour on the hour. Check with your student to see if their class is on the Open Classes list.

Parents are invited to sit in on classes with their students. If space is available, parents are welcome to sit in the back of the classroom and observe. Schedules are available at the Hospitality Table in Morgan University Center Lobby. (Some classes may not be open due to an exam or another reason, and will not appear on the list.) Please keep in mind that these are not classes designed for parents, but rather a special opportunity for you to sit in on a class that your daughter or son attends. Remember to mute your cell phones.
9:00am – 5:00pm Exhibits in the Museum of the Big Bend.

Big Bend Legacy is located in the vast main exhibit space and tells the story of the Big Bend country from the Rio Grande to the Davis Mountains! This exhibit utilizes a large topographic map, artifacts from the Museum’s collection, interpretive panels and touchscreen video kiosks to tell the story of this wonderful country.

Cow Hands is an intimate black and white photography exhibit in the hallway behind the Museum’s gift shop. Images of area cowboys taken by nationally recognized photographer Jerry Goodale captures cattle work throughout the year.

35th Trappings of Texas celebrates cowboy culture by combining custom cowboy gear with contemporary Western art. One of the oldest exhibits of its kind in the country and considered to the best, Trappings showcases the artistry of the men and women who know the ranching industry. If you see a label without a red dot, it is still for sale! Let the Museum staff help you purchase a slice of Western life.

Down one flight of stairs, enjoy maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection in the exhibit Myths, Mistakes, Monsters and Lies. This exhibit is a scholarly and entertaining look at some maps based on some rather dubious information!

Wear your name badge and the $5 admission is waived!

11:00am – 1:30pm Aramark Dining Service is open for lunch in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check)
1:00pm – 5:00pm Hospitality Table (University Center Lobby)

Visit with our Lobo Ambassadors at the Hospitality Table in the Morgan University Center Lobby for refreshments and up-to-date weekend schedules.

2:00pm – 4:00pm Visit the Lobo Den in the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library to learn about the programs and services designed to help students succeed.
5:00pm – 7:00pm Fine Arts Gallery – Check out our guest artist exhibit by Kyle Chaput, at Francois Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.
5:00pm – 8:00pm Aramark Dining Service is open for dinner in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check)
7:00pm Lady Lobo’s Volleyball Game at the Pete P. Gallego Center. Come out and cheer on our Lady Lobos as they compete against the East Texas Baptist University.
7:30pm The Theatre of the Big Bend presents a Noel Coward comedy “Blithe Spirit”

Saturday, October 23rd

9:00am – 12:00pm Hospitality Table (University Center Lobby)

Visit the Hospitality Table in the Morgan University Center Lobby for refreshments and up-to-date weekend schedules.

9:00am – 10:00am Aramark Dining Service is open for breakfast in the Morgan University Center ($6.00 cash or check)
9:30am – 10:15am “Ask the Dean” Question & Answer Session with Interim Dean of Student Life, Ben Telesca at

“Zuzu’s Place” – across from Residential Living.

10:30am – 11:30am “Family Feud” at “Zuzu’s Place” – across from Residential Living. Come out and take on other families in this popular game. Hosted by the Ambassadors.
11:30am – 1:00pm Aramark Dining Service is open for lunch in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check)
12:00pm Lady Lobo’s Volleyball Game at the Pete P. Gallego Center. Come out and cheer on our Lady Lobos as they compete against Belhaven University.
1:00pm  Football game at Jackson Field Football Stadium. Come cheer on the Lobos as we take on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Don’t forget to wear your scarlet & gray.
1:00pm Lady Lobo’s Soccer Game at Lobo Field. Come out and cheer on our Lady Lobos as they compete against the East Texas Baptist University.
2:00pm The Theatre of the Big Bend presents a Noel Coward comedy “Blithe Spirit”
2:00pm – 5:00pm Check out the Sul Ross Bookstore in the Morgan University Center for Sul Ross clothing, gift items, school supplies, books, and a variety of snacks & drinks.
3:30pm Lobo’s Soccer Game at Lobo Field. Come out and cheer on our Lobos as they battle East Texas Baptist University.
5:30pm – 7:00pm Aramark Dining Service is open for lunch in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check)

Sunday, October 24th

11:30am – 1:00pm Brunch with Sul Ross President Pete P. Gallego in the Morgan University Center ($10.00 cash or check). Enjoy a traditional Lobo breakfast before departing Alpine.