Friday, October 5th
Where to park: You are invited to park in any of the surface parking lots, particularly Lots M and O on the South Campus.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Experience Academic Life at St. Thomas
Visit a classroom with your son or daughter. Most regularly scheduled classes are open and you are encouraged to attend them with your students. Encourage your student to ask their instructor before you visit to ensure there is space in the classroom.
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. - Hospitality/Registration Center open
Room 241, Dean of Students Office, Anderson Student Center
12:00 p.m. - Alumni Association First Friday Luncheon
Burt Cohen, founding publisher, MSP Communications and St. Thomas trustee. Cost: $25.00. Tickets are available through the Alumni Association.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Campus Way Family Reception
Campus Way, Second Floor Anderson Student Center
Please join staff and students from Off-Campus Student Services, Dean of Students Office, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, International Student Services, Campus Ministry and the American Museum of Asmat Art for a 'strolling reception'.
5:00 p.m. - 12 Midnight - Games and Fun in Anderson Student Center
Scooters and '85, First Floor Anderson Student Center
The Bowling Alley, Lower Level Anderson Student Center
Enjoy the opportunity to play any of the electronic and table games, first come, first serve in '85, Scooters or the Bowling Alley. Most games are free to minimal cost with current student ID.
For those families and guests who like to bowl, 'Dollar Game Night'. Each game is first come, first serve and costs $1.00 per person per game, with the additional shoe rental of $1.00 per pair of bowling shoes.
7:00 p.m. - University Lecture and Performance - An Evening with Max Weinberg, legendary E Street Band Drummer and former Late Night Band Leader
James B. Woulfe Alumni Center, Third Floor Anderson Student Center
Max Weinberg, the man the New York Times called “the rhythmic backbone of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band” is one of the most visible drummers of the rock era, having played thousands of concerts in arenas and stadiums all over the world. He continued to entertain audiences for 17 years both as a featured performer in comedy sketches and as the leader of what Tom Shales called “…the best band on TV,” the Max Weinberg Seven on NBC’s Late Night and The Tonight Show.
Weinberg has performed in the East Room of The White House with the United States Navy Big Band and at two Presidential Inaugural Galas. A gifted public speaker, Weinberg takes audiences through the ups and downs of his amazing 35-plus year career with a special emphasis on his E Street and Late Night experiences. He shares his candid thoughts on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien debacle, and details his victories over several life-changing yet, ultimately, life-affirming medical issues. He talks about the importance of the arts in education.
Tonight, Weinberg will perform with University of St. Thomas Instrumental Jazz Ensemble.
Please join us for this guest lecture, sponsored by the University Lectures Committee.
9:00 p.m. - A Tradition of Academic Excellence: Lectures from Faculty - Viewing the Night Skies, Dr. Gerald Ruch and Observatory staff
3M Auditorium, room 150, Owens Science Building (OWS, South Campus)
The Physics Department at the University of St. Thomas is pleased to invite you to learn about the night sky by visiting our astronomical observatory. Your experience will begin with a 30 to 45 minute interactive lecture on one of a variety of topics ranging from the creation of the solar system to the evolution and fate of the Universe itself. Following the presentation, you can visit the observatory located at the top of the Anderson Parking Facility. The facility contains one 17-inch automated telescope that can be operated from a comfortable climate controlled control room or remotely via the Internet. A 36-inch screen in the control room presents images from the telescope for all to see. A variety of smaller telescopes are also available for use on the observational deck. Limited to 100 participants.
This event is scheduled for Friday evening, but may move to Saturday depending on weather/viewing conditions.
10:00 p.m. - Green Screen Photos
Campus Way, near the spiral staricase, Second Floor Anderson Student Center
Stop by and get your picture taken in front of a neat custom St. Thomas Backdrop with fun and interesting props. Your pictures will be printed off on site and you will have a fun keepsake to remember Family Weekend.
Sponsored by St. Thomas Activities & Recreation (STAR).
Anderson Student Center
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday