FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Please note:   Please continue to check back as we continue to add new events to the schedule for 2015!

2015 Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday - Saturday - Sunday

Friday, October 23, 2015

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Check-In / On-Site Registration
Gallagher Student Center - First Floor

Please stop by the front desk of the Gallagher Student Center to pick up your Family Weekend registration packet containing your wristband(s) to attend the Family Weekend events or register your family if you did not pre-register. 

This year, the first 500 families to check-in will also receive a Family Weekend Fleece Blanket as a memento. Your Xavier student or a member of your family must check-in during the hours of operation to receive your registration packet, wristband(s) and fleece blanket.

Check-In Hours:  Friday from 3pm-7pm and on Saturday from 9am-1pm.

3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Free Admission to O'Connor Sports Center
O'Connor Sports Center

FREE admission to O'Connor Sports Center with your Family Weekend wristband! Check out our facility, we would love to have you join us! You must provide a valid photo ID and sign a liability waiver to utilize the facility. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Xavier University Parents Association and the Parents / Family Advisory Board (P/FAB) Hospitality Reception
Ryan's Pub - Gallagher Student Center Lower Level

Please join members of the Parents Association and the Parents/Family Advisory Board for an opportunity to mix and mingle with other parents and friends attending Family Weekend.  Complimentary appetizers will be served.  

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Musketeer Fanfest on the Plaza
Cintas Center Plaza (in case of rain, this event will be on the Concourse inside the Cintas Center)

Come and enjoy music, games and fun before heading into the Cintas Center for Musketeer Madness.  Activities will include inflatable games for kids, corn hole and much more!  Skyline Chili and Trauth Dairy / Dean Foods will be on hand to serve Cincinnati's favorite chili and ice cream.  There will be a charge for Skyline Chili.  Ice cream is complimentary. 

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Musketeer Madness
Cintas Center Arena

Musketeer Madness is the tip-off event for fans as the men's and women's basketball teams gear up for the 2015-2016 season in the Big East Conference. The event will include a T-shirt giveaway, team introductions, a skills competition and intrasquad scrimmages for both basketball teams. Presented by Skyline Chili, Musketeer Madness is a Family Weekend tradition and favorite!

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee
Gallagher Student Center Theater

Xavier Theatre’s 2015-2016 season opens with the popular and hilarious Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ever wanted to fit in? Ever thought that second place wasn’t good enough or that winning could finally help you figure out who you are? The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the story of a group of socially awkward kids finding joy, heartache and a purpose competing at the regional spelling bee. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for best book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee runs during Xavier’s Family Weekend.

General admission ticket prices for Faculty/Staff/Student/Senior - $12,  Adults - $17   

The Xavier University Theater Box Office will be open from 2:00pm - 8:00pm on Friday.  It will reopen on Saturday at 1:00pm and again at 6:30pm, one hour prior to show times. Advance tickets can be purchased through the Box Office website at http://www.xavier.edu/theatre.

Back to Top

Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Shopping at the "All For One" Shop / Starbucks Coffee (open until 11:00 p.m.)
University Station

Visit University Station for that first cup or morning coffee or to shop for the newest styles in Xavier apparel and accessories. 

Purchase the 2014 "X-Shirt" revealed at the Musketeer Madness on Friday night or celebrate the season by trying a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.  Check your Family Weekend registration packet for promotional coupons to be used at both locations.  Enter to win raffle prizes throughout the weekend! 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Check-In / On-Site Registration
Gallagher Student Center - First Floor

Please stop by the front desk of the Gallagher Student Center to pick up your Family Weekend registration packet containing your wristband(s) to attend Family Weekend events or register your family if you did not pre-register. 

This year, the first 500 families to check-in will also receive a Family Weekend Fleece Blanket as a memento. Your Xavier student or a member of your family must check-in during the hours of operation to receive your registration packet, wristband(s) and fleece blanket.

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Brunch on Campus
Hoff Marketplace, Bishop Fenwick Place

Come and enjoy a full service brunch at the Hoff Marketplace including all your breakfast favorites. Guests will enjoy: made to order omelets, delicious breakfast potatoes and meats, breakfast sandwiches, bagels and breakfast breads, fresh fruit and yogurt, as well as make your own X waffle and more! Dining on campus never tasted so good!

Brunch is included with your registration fee.

9:00 a.m.

Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Event
Alter Hall, Honors Lounge

The Philosophy, Politics, and the Public (PPP) Family Weekend event is a way to meet PPP students, faculty members, and alumni while learning more about your student's current and future opportunities in the program, There will be a mock class for parents to experience first-hand the PPP classroom environment. We will have donuts and coffee in our new Honors Lounge space in Alter Hall. Hope to see you all there!  

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Free Admission to O'Connor Sports Center
O'Connor Sports Center

FREE admission to O'Connor Sports Center with your Family Weekend wristband! Check out our facility, we would love to have you join us! You must provide a valid photo ID and sign a liability waiver to utilize the facility. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

U.S. Bank Promotion, Fun and Prizes 
Fenwick Place Atrium

Stop by and meet the U.S. Bank team and receive information about banking options on campus.  

Feeling lucky?  Spin our prize wheel for a chance to win over 100 prizes!  Enter our drawing for a chance to win a Xavier gift basket filled with multiple Xavier items, a $25 Visa gift card, plus a Subway and Currito gift card.  

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Resident Housing Tours
The Commons Apartments and Bishop Fenwick Place

Get a sneak peek at some of the on-campus housing options so you are ready to make your next housing selection!  Residence Life will be offering tours of the Commons Apartments and Bishop Fenwick Place.  Tours will commence at the front entrance of The Commons and in the lobby of the Fenwick Place Atrium.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AcaBellas Performance
North Xavier Yard, Husman Stage                 
Rain location:  Gallagher Student Center, Lower Level

Come and enjoy the Xavier University women's a cappella group for a special performance of songs ranging from old classics to music that is popular today.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Food Truck*
Musketeer Drive

Raising Cane is partnering with the Office of Student Success and Parent/Family Outreach to assist with creating an Emergency Book Scholarship.  All proceeds from food truck sales for the afternoon will benefit this fund and will assist students in need with being able to access funds for books.  Stop by and pick up some delicious chicken tenders, coleslaw, fries and Texas toast.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee*
Gallagher Student Center Theater

General admission ticket prices for Faculty/Staff/Student/Senior - $12,  Adults - $17  

The Xavier University Theater Box Office will be open one hour prior to show times. 
Advance tickets can be purchased through the Box Office website at
http://www.xavier.edu/theatre.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Food Truck*
Hailstones 100X

The Department of Childhood Education and Literacy wishes to invite all students and their families within the majors of early, middle and Montessori education to an open house. 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Navigators Christian Fellowship Meet & Greet
GSC 214

Come hear about the history of the Navigators as an international organization and as a club at Xavier, while also meeting the Navigators Guest Campus Ministers.

4:00 p.m.

Mass
Bellarmine Chapel

President Michael J. Graham, S.J., celebrates the annual Family Weekend Mass. 
All are welcome! 

4:00 p.m.

Xavier Volleyball vs. Butler
Cintas Center

Come out and support your Musketeers as they take on the Butler Bulldogs. The first 100 fans and 100 students in attendance will receive a FREE pink Xavier tumbler for our Breast Cancer Awareness weekend. The game is included with your registration fee.

7:00 p.m.

Xavier Men's Soccer vs. Marquette
Xavier Soccer Complex

Come out and support your Musketeers as they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles. The first 100 fans and 100 students in attendance will receive a FREE pink Xavier tumbler for our Breast Cancer Awareness weekend.

The game is included with your registration fee.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee*
Gallagher Student Center Theater

General admission ticket prices for Faculty/Staff/Student/Senior - $12,  Adults - $17  

 

The Xavier University Theater Box Office will be open one hour prior to show times. 
Advance tickets can be purchased through the Box Office website at
http://www.xavier.edu/theatre.

 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Bingo
Cintas Center Banquet Rooms

Are you ready to Bingo?!  Join in our big game of bingo and compete to win tons of incredible prizes, including: $500 in various gift cards, Xavier merchandise from the All for One Shops, custom Xavier-branded Cornhole (bags) game set, Fitbits and more!

10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Gospel Choir Concert
Gallagher Student Center Atrium

Come and enjoy a concert full of praise and worship presented by the Xavier University Gospel Choir. 

Back to Top

Sunday, October 25, 2015

9:00 a.m.

Mass
Bellarmine Chapel

Join us for Mass with the Bellarmine Parish community.

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Free admission to O'Connor Sports Center
O'Connor Sports Center

 

FREE admission to O'Connor Sports Center with your Family Weekend wristband!  Check out our facility - we would love to have you join us!  You must provide a valid photo ID and sign a liability waiver to utilize the facility.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

11:00 a.m.

Mass
Bellarmine Chapel

Join us for Mass with the Bellarmine Parish community.

1:00 p.m.

Xavier Women's Soccer vs. Creighton
Xavier Soccer Complex   

Come out and support your Musketeers as they take on the Creighton Bluejays. The first 100 fans and 100 students in attendance will receive a FREE pink Xavier tumbler for our Breast Cancer Awareness weekend. 

The game is included with your registration fee. 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Intramural Sports Outdoor Soccer Championships  
Intramural Field   

This could be your chance to see your student battle for a team championship. 
The prize is the coveted XUIM Championship t-shirt; the trophy you can wear!
Check with your student to see if their team made it to the final.

1:00 p.m.  Coed Recreational  League Championship Game
2:00 p.m.  Coed Competitive League Championship Game

   

 

Please note:
 
* Events marked with an asterisk are not included with your Family Weekend registration and require an additional fee.