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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Family Weekend Events

Page address: http://mnsu7700france.info.mnsu.edu/familyweekend/events.html

Pre-Registration for Family Weekend

Friday, October 12, 2018

12:00PM – 6:00PM Registration / Check In
(for those that did not pick up their registration information prior to the event)

New Student and Family Programs Office
Preska Residence Community 103

Stop by if you did not pre-register and/or if your student did not pick up your registration packet prior to the weekend.  

5:00PM – 11:30PM FREE Cosmic Bowling and Billiards

Maverick Bullpen, lower level of the Centennial Student Union

Come check out our 15 billiards tables and 12 bowling lanes. All lanes/tables will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

5:00PM Stomper’s Cinema - Incredibles 2

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Free admission to registered families. Concessions available for purchase. Information at http://www.mnsu.edu/studenteventsteam/movieshowtimes.html 

Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2" -- but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brillian and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all incredible.

6:00PM – 9:00PM Open Recreation Time

Otto Recreation Center

Head for a great workout, play some basketball, or do many other activities in our campus recreation center. Just sign in at the desk and enjoy your time at the Rec Center! Free access for our Family Weekend Guests. Open Gym, Walking/Jogging Track, Weight Room, Cardio Area and Racquetball Courts. No minors in Weight Room or Cardio Area.

7:00PM Stomper’s Cinema - Incredibles 2

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Free admission to registered families. Concessions available for purchase. Information at http://www.mnsu.edu/studenteventsteam/movieshowtimes.html 

Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2" -- but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brillian and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all incredible.

8:00PM - 9:00PM Family Weekend Feature: Wacky Chad

Bresnan Arena, Taylor Center

website  -  Promo Video

Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes adn antics got him on America's Got Talen (twice!), and a performance at the Superbowl. For more than a decade, he has entertained thousands of crowds, from schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else. Show includes:

  • Award Winning Pogo Stick Tricks
  • Tall Unicycle (5', 7', or 9')
  • "Dangerous" Juggling
  • Skateboard Tricks
  • Tiny Bicycle
  • Balancing
  • Comedy with Audience Participation
  • Other Miscellaneous Tricks

8:00PM – 10:00PM Star Gazing 

Andreas Observatory

See the universe like you've never seen it before - and learn something new about the expanses of space! Park your vehicle on the south end of Lot 1 near the intramural fields. You can reach the observatory by a short walk south on the gravel road from lot 1. Weather permitting; check the Family Weekend Schedule online for cancellation updates.

9:30PM Stomper’s Cinema - Incredibles 2

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Free admission to registered families. Concessions available for purchase. Information at http://www.mnsu.edu/studenteventsteam/movieshowtimes.html 

Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2" -- but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brillian and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all incredible.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9:00AM – 1:00PM Registration / Check In
(for those that did not pick up their registration information prior to the event)

Myers Field House (near the entrance to the track)

Stop by if you did not pre-register and/or if your student did not pick up your registration packet prior to the weekend.

9:00AM – 11:30PM FREE Cosmic Bowling and Billiards

Maverick Bullpen, lower level of the Centennial Student Union

Come check out our 15 billiards tables and 12 bowling lanes. All lanes/tables will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

9:15AM Family Weekend Kids Stomper Sprint

Fitness Trail Entrance/Outdoor Track, near the MSU softball fields and Green Parking Lot 1

Calling all kids to join Stomper for a kids fun run on our outdoor track! 100-meter fun run for kids ages 4 and under and a 400-meter (1 lap) fun run for kids ages 5 and up. No preregistration. Meet at the entrance to the track (right next to the start of the 5K) by 9:10am. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian the morning of the event in order for the child to participate.

9:30AM Family Weekend 5k Fun Run/Walk

Fitness Trail, near the MSU softball fields and Green Parking Lot 1

Join us for a FREE non-competitive 5k fun run/walk on our paved fitness trail by the softball fields and Green Parking Lot 1. T-shirts are provided to the first 200 participants who check in at the 5k registration table on the day of the event starting at 8:45am. A separate pre-registration is required for this event. Day of registrations are accepted starting at 8:45am. A waiver must be signed by all participants the morning of the event in order to participate.

10:30AM – 1:00PM  Family Fun Carnival

Myers Field House

Enjoy games, caricatures, photo booth, indoor rock wall climbing, inflatables and other great fun for the entire family, brought to you in part by the Residence Hall Association (RHA). 

10:30AM Alumni Legacy Brunch

Centennial Student Union Ballroom

The Office of Alumni Relations presents a brunch for students who have family members who are Alumni of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Invitations will be sent via email to Legacy Families. If you are a Legacy Family and have not received an invitation, please contact the Alumni Office at 507-389-1515 or alumni@mnsu.edu. An RSVP is required.

11:00AM – 12:00PM Pictures with Stomper

Myers Field House

Have a professional photo taken with the Maverick Mascot, Stomper. You will have the opportunity to have a photo emailed to you and also go online and order photos after the event.

11:00AM – 12:00PM Memorial Library Open House and Tours

Memorial Library

Brief tours highlighting the different library services and resources available on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

11:00AM – 7:00PM Open Recreation Time

Otto Recreation Center

Head for a great workout, play some basketball, or do many other activities in our campus recreation center. Just sign in at the desk and enjoy your time at the Rec Center! Free access for our Family Weekend Guests. Open Gym, Walking/Jogging Track, Weight Room, Cardio Area and Racquetball Courts. No minors in Weight Room or Cardio Area.

12:00PM Stomper’s Cinema - Incredibles 2

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Free admission to registered families. Concessions available for purchase. Information at http://www.mnsu.edu/studenteventsteam/movieshowtimes.html 

Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2" -- but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brillian and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all incredible.

1:00PM Maverick Football vs. Minot State

Blakeslee Stadium

General admission cost is $5 for adults (normally $10) and FREE for youth ages 17 and under (normally $5). Current MSU students get in free with MavCard.

TBD Learning Community Meet and Greet

Heritage Room, Centennial Student Union

A come and go meet and greet for Learning Community students and their families. Members of the Learning Community team will be available to answer questions or just say hello.

2:00PM-4:00PM Open Swim

Highland Center Pool

3:00PM-5:00PM Disc Golf

Lot 1

Come play a round on MSU's 9-hole Maverick Disc Golf course! Our very own par 3 disc golf course is open for you to play year-round, dawn till dusk. Meet the Campus Recreation staff at the northwest corner of lot 1 (right field fence of the Women's Softball diamond) to grab a scorecard, map and check out a disc to use. Feel free to bring your own disc golf discs too.

3:00PM Stomper’s Cinema - Incredibles 2

Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

Free admission to registered families. Concessions available for purchase. Information at http://www.mnsu.edu/studenteventsteam/movieshowtimes.html 

Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in "Incredibles 2" -- but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brillian and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all incredible.

4:00PM-7:00PM Outdoor Rock Climbing

Outdoor Rock Climbing Wall

Come and enjoy our Outdoor Rock Climbing Wall! The feel and texture of this climbing wall is amazingly realistic, allowing climbers to use natural features and attached handholds to climb unique routes up the wall. Take on the challenge of climbing this 35 foot pinnacle! Park in Lot 1 and take a short walk down the gravel road.


7:07PM Maverick Hockey vs Boston University

Verizon Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza (off campus)

Individual game tickets go on sale teh first Monday of October at the Verizon Center ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations or call 800-745-3000.

Reserved adult $16-35; Reserved youth $8-14 (ages 3-17)

8:00PM – 10:00PM Star Gazing

Andreas Observatory

See the universe like you've never seen it before - and learn something new about the expanses of space! Park your vehicle on the south end of Lot 1 near the intramural fields. You can reach the observatory by a short walk south on the gravel road from lot 1. Weather permitting; check the Family Weekend Schedule online for cancellation updates.

8:00PM, 9:00PM, and 10:00PM Mavericks After Dark: The Price is Right

Ostrander Auditorum, Centennial Student Union

Three shows! 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm. Please arrive 30 minutes early to the show. Limit 350 people per show - get your free tickets today! mnsuevents.com.

Over $2000.00 in prizes. Here’s your chance to “come on down” to “The Price is Right.” Back by popular demand, the Student Events Team of Minnesota State University, Mankato will be hosting the “The Price is Right” game show. This live version of the TV show will give students and families a chance to win prizes such as groceries to Hy-Vee, kitchen appliances, free bowling at Wow Zone for a Semester, and much more! Students can get as close to the real deal by playing games such as Plinko, Hole in One, The Cliffhanger, Pay the Rent, Pocket Change and many more. Sponsors for this event include the Summit and Jacob Heights.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

10:00AM - 4:00PM  2018 Deep Valley Book Festival

Mankato Event Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza (off campus)

The Deep Valley Book Festival connects readers and writers in a celebration of literature and literacy. The FREE, day-long festival includes authors Lorna Landvik, David Geister, and more than 40 Minnesota authors, illustrators, publishers and literary organizations. The Festival provides the chance for guests to interact with their favorite authors and meet new ones. For more information, visit www.mnheritage.com/bookfestival.html.

11:00AM Mass with the Catholic Mavs

St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center, 1502 Warren St.

Begin your day by celebrating Catholic mass with the CatholicMavs at the St. Thomas More Newman Center. The CatholicMavs are a religious-based student organization that exists to support the spiritual development of MSU students.Coffe and donute to follow mass. All are welcome.

12:00PM Watch Minnesota Vikings vs the Arizona Cardinals

Maverick Bullpen, lower level of the Centennial Student Union

Catch the game on one of the many TV's in the Maverick Bullpen lounges.

1:00PM-6:00PM Open Recreation Time

Otto Recreation Center

Head for a great workout, play some basketball, or do many other activities in our campus recreation center. Just sign in at the desk and enjoy your time at the Rec Center! Free access for our Family Weekend Guests. Open Gym, Walking/Jogging Track, Weight Room, Cardio Area and Racquetball Courts. No minors in Weight Room or Cardio Area.

2:00PM-4:00PM Open Swim

Highland Center Pool

 

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact New Student and Family Programs at 507-389-5498 (V),
800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) at least five days prior to the event. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling the above numbers.