Family Weekend 2018 is November 2-4, with many activities for students and families to enjoy. This year there are more than a dozen events, including family activities, sporting events and a service project.
New this year, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Management 210 are sponsoring a Block Party in the Wellness and Recreation Center on Friday night.
"The Block Party will be a fun event in the WRC with inflatables, food, games, and more," said CAB President Emily Pendleton.
Friday night, CAB is also sponsoring a Trivia Night in the Rogalski Center ballroom. The event is free, and prices include gift cards, cash, and other items.
"Parents love to come to trivia every year and possibly win some of our prizes," Pendleton said.
Saturday offers the CCAC cross country championships, the swimming and diving team competing against Simpson College, and the SAU football team playing Trinity International University.
"The football game is something that everyone likes to be a part of and is a staple of Family Weekend," Pendleton said.
CAB is also sponsoring a Saturday night at the Quad City Storm game, the new QC hockey team. CAB will have 250 tickets are available on Oct. 29 at no charge in the Student Activities Office. Students can pick up three free tickets with their BeeCard, and additional tickets are $5 each.
"We also have huge success with the hockey game and usually end up giving away all of the free tickets," Pendleton said.
Other events include a service project with the Riverbend Food Bank, the SAU Fall Instrument Concert, and Letters Home at the Galvin Fine Arts Center.
"There are more options than in the past," Pendleton said. "We are excited for parents to see all the great parts of SAU!"