William Woods University to host Fall Family Weekend

William Woods University will host its annual Fall Family Weekend Sept. 25-26, with 70 to 100 visitors expected to attend.

Every year, William Woods welcomes the families of students to not only visit, but also take part of campus life for a weekend. Whether it’s attending a class or participating in the golf benefit, there will be plenty to do for the entire family.

On Friday, classes will be open for family members to attend all day. The annual Fall Family Weekend Golf Benefit, hosted by Golf Coach Barry Doty, will begin at noon. All proceeds from the four-person, shotgun scramble go to the WWU golf teams, which both finished second in the NAIA national tournament last spring.

The golf benefit is followed by a welcome social, a networking opportunity for families, faculty and staff from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the terrace between the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts and Dulany Auditorium.

The Cox Art Gallery will be open all day Friday and Saturday for viewing the Jennifer Wiggs and Chris Teeter exhibit of abstract art. Also taking place both days is the WWU theatre department’s first main stage production of the year, “The 39 Steps.” The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

A parent meet and greet will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Owls’ Nest in McNutt Campus Center. The Equestrian Complex Open House gets underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to watch equestrian students free ride until noon. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., a dock party with a BBQ buffet, music, a cash bar and lawn games will be held at Junior Lake and the Aldridge Patio, with local vendors selling merchandise.

Families are encouraged to have dinner in downtown Fulton and then participate in the Brick District Pub Crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. Stops include Archie’s Bar & Grill, the Post Office Bar & Grill and Killabrews Pub.

“We are super excited about our new events, such as the welcome social on Friday night, the dock party on Saturday afternoon, and the Brick District Pub Crawl on Saturday evening,” Beth Oseroff, a graduate assistant in Career Services, said. “Student groups are co-sponsoring each event, and I really think they will be something both students and their friends and families will be able to enjoy together.”