“Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity for our freshman families to further become a part of the Xavier family,” says J.B. Bailey, assistant director of student life. “It's especially a great way for parents to see all the positive changes taking place in the lives of their children since coming on to campus."
The weekend kicks off with a men’s soccer game on Friday night. The Musketeers take on Fordham University at 7:00 p.m. at the Xavier soccer complex.
On both Friday and Saturday nights, the Xavier Players are presenting Smokey Joe’s Café at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. The musical includes rock n’ roll hits of the 1950s and 1960s.
On Saturday, students and their families have a chance to experience Cincinnati with a trip to either the Contemporary Arts Center or the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum. The Cintas Center doors open at 5:30 p.m. for Musketeer Madness, which kicks off the men’s and women’s basketball season.
The weekend also includes Xavier-style bingo, an art reception featuring the work of African-American artist Romare Bearden, a cornhole game, Mass with University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., “The Amazing Race”-style scavenger hunt and more.
For more information on these events or to register for Family Weekend call 1-800-344-GOXU (4698), ext. 4250, or visit www.xavier.edu/family_weekend.