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Family Weekend 2016

Family Weekend for fall 2016 will be held Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016. This is a fun and engaging weekend for students and families to gain more information about the Penn State experience and to celebrate student success. If you have questions regarding Family Weekend, please email aastudentlife@psu.edu. Calendar subject to change, so please check back.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Calendar of Events
TIME EVENT LOCATION

8 - 10 p.m.

Check in and Registration
Make sure to check in with the Office of Student Life so we can count you as attending and give you all the information you'll need to make your Family Weekend a success! Family Weekend T-shirts will be available for free, while supplies last!

Sign up for different events to guarantee your ability to participate and, for those who have pre-registered for meals, pick up your tickets for the weekend.

Slep Student Center Information Desk

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Coffee House & Open Mic Night
Hosted by TBA
Come, relax, and hear our students show off their talent, or if you have a talent, feel free to take the stage!

Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center

9:30 p.m.

Family Spirit Bingo
Hosted by the Campus Activities Board
This event is free and will surely be one of your favorite events of the weekend! Your chance of winning one of our great prize PSU-themed baskets is significantly higher if you attend! Arrive early to guarantee yourself a seat! Don't be afraid to show up decked out in your favorite Penn State gear.

Adler Gymnasium

11 p.m.

Movie TBA

Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Calendar of Events
TIME EVENT LOCATION

9 a.m. - Noon

Check in and Registration
Make sure to check in with the Office of Student Life so we can count you as attending and give you all the information you'll need to make your Family Weekend a success! Family Weekend T-shirts will be available for free, while supplies last!

Sign up for different events to guarantee your ability to participate and, for those who have pre-registered for meals, pick up your tickets for the weekend.

Slep Student Center Information Desk

9:30 a.m.

Hike Seminar Forest
Sponsored by the Outdoors Adventure Club
Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. The OAC will lead you on a hike in our beautiful backyard. The hike is steep, so please only participate if you believe you are able to make the hill.

Meet at the Laurel Pavilion

10 a.m.

Paint your Own Pottery
Hosted by Playtime Pottery in Hollidaysburg, PA
Show us your creative side! We will provide the pottery pieces and paint. You will paint your masterpiece and leave it here. A few weeks from the event we will contact your Penn State Altoona student to pick up your finished product.

Make sure to sign up at Registration! Only 75 spots are available.

Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Devorris Center open
Come see the Nursing and communication departments.

Devorris Downtown Center

10:30 - 11 a.m.

Tentatively - Greek Life Panel

11:30 a.m.

Study Abroad Information Session
Dr. Beth Seymour, Study Abroad Coordinator
Victoria Hesser, Advisor- Students Committed to Service
Find out what Penn State Altoona can offer you in regard to studying outside of the United States of America.
www.altoona.psu.edu/studyabroad

Fireside Lounge, Slep Student Center

Noon - 4 p.m.

Student & Family Carnival
Enjoy the beauty of our campus while having some fun with your favorite people. We will have tons of great activities for your participation:

  • Play some of your favorite carnival games
  • Listen to the sounds of Altoona's favorite
  • Get keepsakes of your weekend with both a photo keychain (for free) at the Lion Shrine or a round in the photobooth
  • Challenge your family at your favorite tailgating games
  • Enjoy some Penn State Creamery Ice Cream
  • Enjoy the various offerings from student organizations like Altoona Benefitting THON, Residence Hall Association, and more!

Smith Parking Lot, Laurel Pavilion

6 p.m.

Tentatively - Dinner and a Show
Guests who have pre-registered and paid are invited to join us for dinner in this classic "who done it" scenario. We look forward to seeing you showcase your detective skills.

Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center

9 p.m.

Tentatively - Comedy
Come ready to laugh! Altoona's finest thespians share with you their own brand of comedy.

Wolf Kuhn Theatre, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts

9:30 p.m.

Movie – TBA

Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center

Sunday, September 25

Calendar of Events
TIME EVENT LOCATION

11 a.m.

Tentatively – Local History Tour: Downtown Walking Tour
More information to come. Be sure to sign up at Registration. This event is free for those who sign up! Meet the bus at Ivy Parking Lot

Local Church Services: TBA

Hotels: TBA

Parking Information: TBA