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Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, October 24

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registration, Phifer Commons
Pick up your registration packet and get ready for an exciting weekend.

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit a College Class
Classes are open to parents and families.
→ View a list of open classes here.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch, "The U"
Pay at the door (adults $7, children 5-12 years $4, children under 5 years free).


Quarterback Club, Charlie's (The P.U.B.)
Hear a scouting report from the football coaching staff while enjoying lunch with Kohawk fans. Registration required

4-5 p.m.

Campus Tour
The tour will be led by a current student and will depart from Phifer Commons.

5-6:30 p.m.

Family Picnic, The P.U.B. Patio (in case of inclement weather we will be in The "U")
Gather with Coe families from all over at this campus-wide family picnic event. Enjoy this picnic style meal including hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, pulled pork, grilled chicken, baked beans, picnic salads and your favorite sides and delicious desserts. Registration required

5:30-7 p.m.

Family Fun, A/D Quad (in case of inclement weather we will be in Phifer Commons)
Get ready for a night of family fun full of games, prizes and more.

7-9 p.m.

A Night at the Movies, Kesler Auditorium
Grab a bag of popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy a night at the movies.

9 p.m.

Variety Artist Brian Miller, Charlie's (The P.U.B.)
Brian Miller is a nationally touring variety artist recognized as one of America's "Best Small Venue Performers" by Campus Activities Magazine (2013 Reader's Choice Awards). This vaudeville-inspired variety show combines magic, comedy, mind reading, puzzles, games and live music.

10 p.m.

Student Activities Committee - Late Night Pumpkin Carving, "The U"
Bring your family and join the Student Activities Committee for Late Night Pumpkin Carving. Get creative and have some fun as you celebrate this wonderful time of year!


Saturday, October 25

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Registration, Phifer Commons
Pick up your registration packet and get ready for a day of fun!

8 -9 a.m.

Breakfast, The "U"
Pay at the door (adults $6, children 5-12 years $3, children under 5 years free).

9-11 a.m.

Kohawk Nation Exploration
Take this time and explore all the great things on campus. From the Stewart Memorial Library and gallery spaces, to career services and study abroad, there is something for everyone to check out and learn more about.

9:30 a.m.

Women's Basketball Scrimmage, Eby Fieldhouse
The women's basketball season is underway and to start the season the team will take on St. Ambrose during Family Weekend in a scrimmage game. Come out and get a first look at the Kohawks this season and cheer them on against the fighting bees.

10-11 a.m.

Charlie's Campus Adventure
Follow the clues and make your way through Charlie's Campus Adventure collecting signature items, learning about Coe's history, and completing fun Kohawk tasks along the way. This event starts promptly at 10 a.m. with prizes awarded to the top three teams at 11 a.m. Please dress accordingly as this event will take place rain or shine.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Bus Tour (limited to 53 guests)
Tour the Cedar Rapids area and see what this great place has to offer. Drive through downtown, check out the new Cedar Rapids Public Library and make a stop in Czech Village. Grab lunch at the NewBo Market or one of the local restaurant favorites and return to campus in time for the football game. Attendees may also return to campus at noon to enjoy lunch in The "U." Registration required

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

All Campus Lunch, The "U"
Pay at the door (adults $7, children 5-12 years $4, children under 5 years free). Registration required

1 p.m.

Kohawk Football, Coe vs. Central, Clark Field
Family Weekend attendees are admitted at no charge with your nametag. (Please pick up your packet with nametags at Registration 30-minutes prior to kick-off.)

3:30-5 p.m.

Presidential Reception, Clark Alumni House
Mix and mingle at the Presidential Reception hosted by President David and Janice McInally. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and listen to remarks from President McInally at 4:30 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

Coe PlayWalk: "Ain't no stoppin us now!"
Join us for the second annual Coe PlayWalk, an entertaining afternoon of short plays and monologues written by members of the Coe community. You'll be guided around the campus to see pieces which use campus architecture and art as their backdrops. While the plays are unrelated, you'll find three elements in each one: a child's toy, a piece of fruit and the line "Ain't no stoppin' us now!"

5-6 p.m.

Families are welcome to have dinner in The "U" or check out a local restaurant. Pay at the door (adults $8, children 5-12 years $5, children under 5 years free).

7:30 p.m.

Kohawk Showcase Concert, Sinclair Auditorium
Enjoy musical performances by the talented Coe College Concert Band and Jazz Band ensembles. Refreshments will be served immediately following the concert in the Sinclair Auditorium lobby.


Sunday,October 26

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Farewell Brunch, The "U," Gage Memorial Union
Pay at the door (adults $7, children 5-12 $4, children under 5 years free).