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Fall Family Weekend

Friday Oct 01, 2021 09:00 AM - Sunday Oct 03, 2021 07:30 PM

Join the Fall Family Weekend in October

Welcome to Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend is an excellent opportunity to visit your student and share in the rich traditions and culture of WWU. Experience firsthand some of your student’s favorite places on campus, meet their friends, and take part in campus activities of your choice. Whether attending an athletic event, theatre performance, or horse show; or simply enjoying a coffee from the Owl’s Nest as you stroll to the dock or visit the art gallery, there is plenty to choose from!

For our first-year families, Fall Family Weekend occurs at a very crucial period in your student’s time at The Woods. We encourage our parents and families to join us for Fall Family Weekend to celebrate your student’s success and see them in their day-to-day environment.

PDF version of the schedule

The Parents Association Happy Hour and "Almost, Maine" Cast Party events both require RSVP prior to the events. Please RSVP and send questions to Jeneva Pace: jeneva.pace@williamwoods.edu or 573-592-4237.

Friday, October 1

3 – 5 P.M.

Registration

McNutt Campus Center (#1 on campus map)

Stop by the registration table and pick up your meal tickets, info packet, and gift.

5 – 6:30 P.M.

Parents Association Happy Hour

Aldridge Banquet Room (#5 on campus map)

Join us for a Parents Association happy hour reception. We will be joined by various WWU faculty from a variety of programs to talk about departmental highlights, and how to stay connected. All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 UberEATS voucher. (RSVP required prior to event.*)

7:30 – 9:30 P.M.

Theatrical Production of "Almost, Maine"

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

Rating: Parental Guidance recommended. One deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost – not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness – experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, “Almost, Maine” is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.

Saturday, October 2

9 - 11 A.M.

Registration

McNutt Campus Center (#1 on campus map)

Stop by the registration table and pick up your meal tickets, info packet, and gift.

2 P.M.

Women's Volleyball vs Lyon College

Helen Stephens Sports Complex (#51 on campus map)

Live game against the Lyon Scots from Arkansas.

3 P.M.

Women's Soccer vs Columbia College

Firley Field (#13 on campus map)

Live game against the Columbia College Cougars from Columbia, Missouri.

5:30 P.M.

Men's Soccer vs Columbia College

Firley Field (#13 on campus map)

Live game against the Columbia College Cougars from Columbia, Missouri.

7:30 - 9:30 P.M.

Theatrical Production of "Almost, Maine"

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

Rating: Parental Guidance recommended. See Friday’s schedule for description.

9:30 P.M.

Cast Party for "Almost, Maine"

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

Cast members and family members are invited to join us for snacks. (RSVP required prior to event.*)

Sunday, October 3

8:30 A.M.

Hunter/Jumper Derby

Cross Country Field (#11 on campus map)

Come see the William Woods Annual Hunter/Jumper Derby at the Cross Country Field on the north end of campus. Rain location: UPHA Arena (#29 on campus map)

11 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Brunch with your student

Tucker Dining Hall (#35 on campus map)

Two passes per family, compliments of the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

2 - 4 P.M.

Theatrical Production of "Almost, Maine"

Dulany Auditorium (#33 on campus map)

Rating: Parental Guidance recommended. See Friday’s schedule for description.


Other Activities

Logo Store

McNutt Campus Center (#1 on campus map)

Stop by the WWU Logo Store for family-themed merchandise. Enjoy 20% off one item for parents.

Hours: Friday, Oct. 1: 10 a.m. -  4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

“Around the World in 300 Days” Art Exhibition

Mildred Cox Art Gallery, Kemper Center for the Arts (#32 on campus map)

Come by the Mildred M. Cox Art Gallery Friday between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. or Saturday/Sunday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to see a special exhibition of photos taken from around the world by our students in the Woods Around the World study abroad program.

The Owls Online Book Club

Join the Owls Book Club for WWU Alumni and Friends!

For more info: https://tinyurl.com/OwlsBookClub

Check out our https://tinyurl.com/OwlsBookClub-FaceBook

One Read Goes to College

Program/book discussion, 7 p.m., Sept. 22, (via Zoom)

WWU is invited to participate in the 20th Annual One Read program by the Daniel Boone Regional Library. One Read is a community reading program where everyone reads the selected text and attends events to expand on and enliven the book. This year’s book selection is “Furious Hours” by Casey Cep.