Schedule of Events

Note - The U Café in lower Gage Memorial Union is available as an alternative to Family Weekend planned meal activities. If you prefer to eat at The "U" instead of the Family Weekend meal events, go here for more information.

Friday, September 22

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registration
Phifer Commons in upper Gage Memorial Union
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. A class list will be available at registration.

Noon-1 p.m.

Quarterback Club
CJ Lynch Room in lower Gage Memorial Union
Hear a scouting report from the football coaching staff while enjoying lunch with Kohawk fans.
Registration required. 
Adults $8, children 5-12 years $5, children under 5 years free.

4-5 p.m.

Campus Tour
The tour will be led by a current student and will depart from Phifer Commons un upper Gage Memorial Union.

4-6 p.m.

Sinclair Art Galleries
The exhibitions will feature the work of Sarah Sense and Fidencio Fifield-Perez.

Sense's exhibition, entitled cypress, features large double-paneled artworks that are significantly influenced by her Native American heritage, specifically the textures and designs of traditional objects combined with twenty-first-century digital photography techniques. She received her MFA in 2005 from Parsons The New School of Design in New York. Since then, she has exhibited her works in the U.S. and internationally.

Unusual Place is an exhibition of Fifield-Perez's multi-media installation artworks which are inspired by his own biography. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Fifield-Perez arrived in the United States as a young child with his parents, who were hoping for a better life for their family. He eventually received his MFA from the University of Iowa in 2015, and today his works refer to young undocumented immigrants and the "debate over borders, edges, and the people who must traverse through them." Fifield-Perez is the fall 2017 Kocher Visiting Artist, which is generously funded by the Robert and Joan Kocher Visual Arts Endowment.

5-6:30 p.m.

Family Picnic
Gage Patio (In case of inclement weather dinner will be served in The "U.")
Gather with Coe families from all over at this campus-wide family picnic event. 
Registration required.
Adults $8, children 5-12 years $5, children under 5 years free.

6-8 p.m.

Family Fun Night
Armstrong/Douglas Quad and Gage Patio (In case of inclement weather, Family Fun Night will take place in the C.J. Lynch Room in lower Gage Memorial Union.)
Get ready for a night of family fun full of games, prizes and fun for all ages. Stop by the photo booth to get your picture taken, decorate cookies, play yard games, and so much more.

9 p.m.

"Drive-In Movie"
Stewart Memorial Library Quad
The Student Activities Committee presents a "Drive-In Movie" experience on Friday night. Grab your family and friends for an enjoyable night at the movies. Enjoy popcorn and soda as you watch a family-friendly movie on a 50-inch screen.

10:15 p.m.

Blindspot
Dows Fine Arts Center
Check out the spectacular talent here on campus as your fellow Kohawks take the stage to perform for you at this popular Blindspot event. This event is sponsored by our student organization, Off-Stage players.
**Please note that Blindspot acts may include adult themes and strong language, and the performances are intended for mature audiences.

 

Saturday, September 23

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Registration
Phifer Commons in upper Gage Memorial Union
Pick up your registration packet and get ready for a day of fun!

All day, anytime

Self-Guided Campus Walk
During your free time, use the map provided at registration to take a self-guided campus walk to discover well known and unique points of interest around campus. Your Coe student will be your guide!

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Family Reception with Continental Breakfast
C.J. Lynch Room in lower Gage Memorial Union
Mix and mingle at the Family Reception. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and listen to remarks from Provost Paula O'Loughlin at 9 a.m.
Registration required
Adults $8, children 5-12 years $5, children under 5 years free.

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

Family Tailgate and Grill Out
C Avenue between 14th and 15th streets
Gather with other families at this year's Family Tailgate & Grill Out. Fill up before the big game as we get ready to cheer on the Kohawks! 
Registration required.
Adults $8, children 5-12 years $5, children under 5 years free.

1 p.m.

Kohawk Football vs. Simpson College
Clark Field
Family Weekend attendees are admitted at no charge with the tickets provided at the Registration table in Upper Gage. Please be sure to have your tickets picked up at least 30 minutes prior to kickoff.

4-6 p.m.

Sinclair Art Galleries
The exhibitions will feature the work of Sarah Sense and Fidencio Fifield-Perez.

Sense's exhibition, entitled cypress, features large double-paneled artworks that are significantly influenced by her Native American heritage, specifically the textures and designs of traditional objects combined with twenty-first-century digital photography techniques. She received her MFA in 2005 from Parsons The New School of Design in New York. Since then, she has exhibited her works in the U.S. and internationally.

Unusual Place is an exhibition of Fifield-Perez's multi-media installation artworks which are inspired by his own biography. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Fifield-Perez arrived in the United States as a young child with his parents, who were hoping for a better life for their family. He eventually received his MFA from the University of Iowa in 2015, and today his works refer to young undocumented immigrants and the "debate over borders, edges, and the people who must traverse through them." Fifield-Perez is the fall 2017 Kocher Visiting Artist, which is generously funded by the Robert and Joan Kocher Visual Arts Endowment.

4-5 p.m. Coe PlayWalk
Meet on the Stewart Memorial Library Steps
Coe College’s fifth annual Coe PlayWalk will feature an entertaining program of short plays written and performed by members of the Coe community. You'll be directed around campus to see these plays which use architecture and art as their backdrops. While the plays are unrelated, you'll find three required elements in each one: a map, the numeral 5, and the line "Don't worry. I'm trained for this."

 

Sunday, September 24

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

Brunch at The "U"
The "U" in lower Gage Memorial Union