Family Day

 

Family Weekend is a big part of life at Sul Ross State University and being a part of the Lobo Family isn't just for university students.  We know a student's decision to follow their educational dreams will have a not only a lasting impact on their life but also the lives of those that helped them get here.  Family Weekend celebrates the family's bond to Sul Ross State University.

 

Below is the Fall 2019 Family Weekend Activities itinerary.  We look forward to seeing you at our next Family Weekend event. 

 

2019 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 a Penny’s Diner.

·         Hike to the Desk

Friday

 

 

8:00am – 4:00pm

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.

 

“Before Texas was TEXAS Map Exhibit” TEXAS. A word that today is known around the world, describing a place which conjures up many different images in the mind’s eye. A place which is often larger than life, both as to the landscapes and those who inhabit it.

 

TEXAS was not always called that—we do not know, for example, if the original Texans who called this land home had a name for it prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Early trans-Atlantic explorers and cartographers used many terms to describe the region, including Nova Hispania, America Septentrinale, Louisiana, Messico.  A new world, full of challenges, where survival required independence, fortitude and resoluteness. This Exhibit includes original maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection.

 

“Livermore Cache” In 1906, Susan Janes made the last of her seven trips to a cache of arrowheads located on Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains. One hundred years later, these arrowheads, known as the Livermore points, continue to intrigue and confound archeologists. At the pictograph site called Tall Rock Shelter the same type of points have been found.

 

 

11:00m – 1:30pm

 

Aramark Dining Service is open for lunch in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10).

 

 

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Hospitality Table (University Center Lobby)

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

 

 

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Visit the Tutoring & Learning Center (TLC) in the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library for some fresh cookies, and learn about the programs and services designed to help students succeed.

 

 

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Fine Arts Gallery – Closing Night of “Colored Landscapes” Exhibit by Neela Ahmed – A BFA Exhibition featuring the work of Neela Ahmed runs Sept 16th–27th, at Francois Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. The exhibit explores Big Bend landscapes and attractions.

 

 

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Aramark Dining Service is open for dinner in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10).

 

 

 

7:00pm

74th Annual Sul Ross Rodeo – SALE Arena

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 

9:00am to 3:00pm

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 ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10).

 

 

 

9:00am – 1:00pm

Starbucks (University Center Lobby) is open

 

 

9:30am – 10:15am

“Ask the Dean” Question & Answer Session with Dean of Student Life, Leo Dominguez at

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

 

 

 

10:00am

Basketball Golf Scramble at Alpine Country Club, contact Athletics for more information on the event, 432-837-8226.

 

 

 

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; $6.00 for children under 10).

 

 

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.

 

2:00pm

Lady Lobo’s Soccer Game at Lobo Field. Come out and cheer on our Lady Lobos as they compete against the University of the Ozarks Eagles.

 

 

3:00pm

Football Tailgate along Lobo Lane at Jackson Field Football Stadium

·         Face paint, photo booth, snow cones.

·         Trashket ball, corn hole, potato bag race, tied up ankle race, lasso (imitation bull)

 

 

4:30pm

Lobo’s Soccer Game at Lobo Field. Come out and cheer on our Lobos as they battle the University of the Ozarks Eagles.

 

 

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Aramark Dining services will hold dinner at Jackson Field, free to those who registered for Family Weekend.

 

 

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons Tournament UC 210

 

 

6:00pm

Football Game at Jackson Field. Come cheer on the Lobos as we take on the East Texas Baptist Tigers. Don’t forget to wear your scarlet & gray.

 

 

7:00pm

74th Annual Sul Ross Rodeo – SALE Arena

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

 

11:00am – 1:00pm

Brunch with Sul Ross President Dr. Kibler in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10). Enjoy a traditional Lobo breakfast before departing Alpine.