WWU to Celebrate Fall Family Weekend

William Woods University will hold its annual Fall Family Weekend Oct. 11-12. With nearly 1,000 students on campus this year, a large crowd is expected for the weekend.

During Fall Family Weekend, parents will have the opportunity to join their children during their classes. There will be an art show, a play, a golf tournament, a women’s volleyball game, a horse show and women’s and men’s soccer games. In addition, WWU’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) will sponsor a live music performance at the Post Office Bar & Grill.

“When we’re putting Fall Family Weekend together, we are trying to create opportunities for students to share the campus with their families. Some events showcase students’ talents, while other events provide opportunities for families to interact with their children. Fall Family Weekend events give students an opportunity to let parents meet their friends and experience campus,” said Venita Mitchell, dean of student life.

Parents will receive weekend information and lunch tickets in the McNutt Campus Center lobby when they arrive on campus. They will also receive a free Fall Family Weekend gift from Student Life and the WWU Parents’ Association.

The Mildred Cox Gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The featured artist is Michael Bauermeister, a wood sculptor.

A golf tournament will be held at Tanglewood Golf Course Friday. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and the four-person, shot-gun scramble begins at 1 p.m. The 18-hole championship golf course is located near campus at the junction of Route HH and Highway 54. Prices are available online and at registration.

The women’s volleyball team will play at 6 p.m. Friday against. Mid-Continent University and 2 p.m. Saturday against Freed-Hardeman University. Both games will be in Anderson Arena.

The traditional Fall Family Weekend Horse Show will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Saddle seat and western will be in the UPHA Arena, while dressage and hunter/jumper will be in the  Rowland Applied Riding and outdoor arenas.

The WWU theatre will perform the first main stage production of the year, “The Glorious Ones,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Immediately following the production on Saturday evening, parents will have a chance to enjoy dessert and Starbucks coffee with the cast.

Students and their families will be able to tailgate with Screech, the William Woods mascot, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Firley Soccer Field. The WWU women’s soccer team will play at 11 a.m. Saturday versus William Baptist College. The men’s soccer team will play at 1 p.m. against Williams Baptist College.

Josh Thomas and the Mississippi Bootleggers will play live Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. on the patio at Post Office Bar and Grill. The first 40 students to attend will receive a $10 gift card.

For more information, visit williamwoods.edu or contact Dr. Venita Mitchell, dean of student life, at venita.mitchell@williamwoods.edu.