Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2014

NOTE: The schedule below is tentative and subject to change. Please continue to check this site for updated information.

Updated Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Friday, September 12

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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, while supplies last. Sign up for different events to guarantee your ability to participate. For those who have pre-registered for meals, pick up your tickets for the weekend.
8 - 10 p.m. Slep Student Center Information Desk
Coffee House/Open Mic
Come relax and hear our students show off their talent, or if you have a talent you’d like to share, jump up on stage!
8 - 9 p.m. Fireside Lounge, Slep Student Center
Family Bingo
This event is free and will surely be one of your favorite events of the weekend! Your chance to win one of our great prizes is significantly higher if you actually play! Arrive early to guarantee your spot!
9 - 10:30 p.m. Pondview Lounge, Slep Student Center
MOVIE
Free popcorn!
9 p.m. 150 Hawthorn Building

Saturday, September 13

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Family Run led by the Running Club
Don’t have your entire weekend be a “cheat” weekend! Show up in your running shoes and clothes and bring a bottle of water. Meet at the Slep Student Center.
8 a.m. Meet at the Slep Student Center Information Desk
Family Yoga/Zumba with the Fitness & Kinesiology Club 8 a.m. Brown Room, 2nd Floor, Adler Athletic Complex
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, while supplies last. Sign up for different events to guarantee your ability to participate. For those who have pre-registered for meals, pick up your tickets for the weekend.
9 a.m. - noon Slep Student Center Information Desk
Hike Seminar Forest with the Outdoor Adventures Club
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes and bring a bottle of water. The OAC will lead you on a hike in our beautiful backyard. This hike is a bit steep, so please only participate if you feel you are physically able.
9 a.m. Seminar Forest (meet at Laurel Pavilion)
Paint Your Own Pottery
Presented by Playtime Pottery of Hollidaysburg, PA. Sign up at the Check-In Gazebo to reserve your spot! Each person that signs up will get to paint one piece of pottery. Your PSA student will need to pick up your finished pottery in a few weeks after it has been fired in the kiln.
10 a.m. Laurel Pavilion
75th Anniversary Luncheon and Book Signing
Take a trip back in time and hear about the wonderful history of Penn State Altoona from the co-authors of Penn State Altoona, Chancellor and Dean Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry and Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kenneth Womack.
Pre-registration and payment required.
11:30 a.m. Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center
75th Anniversary Carnival 1 – 4 p.m.  
Study Abroad Information Session with Beth Seymour 2 p.m. Fireside Lounge
*Murder Mystery Dinner
Pre-Registration and payment is required.
6 p.m. Mountain View Room, Port Sky Café
Improv!
Come ready to laugh! Altoona’s finest thespians share with you their own brand of comedy, including Penn State Altoona’s own webmaster, Jonathan O’Harrow. This event is free and family friendly.
8:30 p.m. Wolf Kuhn Theatre, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts
MOVIE
Free popcorn!
8 p.m. Outdoor Movie TBD
Fireworks 9:45 p.m. Intramural Fields

Sunday, September 14

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Brunch with Faculty/Staff Research
Pre-Registration and payment required. For those who’ve already registered, pick up your tickets at the Gazebo or at the door.
10 a.m. Mountain View Room, Port Sky Café
Local Tours
Join us on a tour of the Downtown Campus, Historic Mishler Theatre, Ft. Roberdeau, and more.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Meet at the Hawthorn Bus Shelter
Unitarian Services 10:00 a.m. Edith Davis Eve Chapel
Cooking Lessons with Chef Lorber
Sign up at Check-in to Participate.
2 p.m. Port Sky Café
International Worship Noon Edith Davis Eve Chapel
Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 6 p.m. Devorris Downtown Center
Catholic Mass 7 p.m. Edith Davis Eve Chapel

Local churches and synagogues provide additional opportunities for worship, fellowship, and service for students. Further information regarding religious programs is available from the campus ministry offices in the Chapel.

Weekend Penn State Bookstore Hours:
Friday, September 12: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 13: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 14: Closed

Weekend Port Sky Café Hours:
Port Sky Café accepts meal plans, Lion Cash, cash, check, or credit card
Friday, September 12: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 13: 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 14: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

If you need any type of assistance while on campus, please feel free to call University Police at 814-949-5222.

If you have any questions regarding Family Weekend events or offerings, please call 814-949-5793 and you will be directed to a member of the Office of Student Life.