Family Weekend at Western
Family Weekend 2013 is October 25-27.
On Friday night, the LEAD Office is hosting “Murder in Sin City: an evening of secrets, sleuthing & card games.” Comedian Michael Dean Ester will entertain you with some hilarious comedy on Saturday night. In addition, there will be numerous other activities planned by on-campus and community organizations including: free Wilderness Pursuit trips, athletic events, a pancake breakfast, music performances and much more. Please join us for all of these events!
This weekend is an opportunity for families and students to come together to take part in a variety of activities at Western State Colorado University. There will be numerous other activities planned by on-campus and community organizations including: free Wilderness Pursuit trips, a murder mystery casino night, music performances and more. Please join us for these events!
More events will be listed once details confirmed; please check this webpage again or come to the Family Weekend Welcome Table on Friday, October 25 in the University Center between noon and 5 p.m. for a complete listing.
Campus tours will be available leaving from Western Taylor Hall Welcome Center
at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.
- Family Weekend Welcome Table and Excursions Sign-ups • Noon – 5 p.m. • University Center
Stop by the Family Weekend Welcome Table. We will have information for you about Western State Colorado University and the Gunnison Valley. Sign up here for Wilderness Pursuits (WP) outdoor adventures, which will be hosted on Saturday, October 26.
- Freshmen Art Display • Noon – 4 p.m. • Quigley Art Showcases • Free Event!!!
Stop by Quigley Hall for a current display of freshman art work in the showcases.
- Volleyball-Western Mountaineers vs. Chadron State • 7 p.m. • Paul Wright Gym
- Family Weekend Concert • 7:30 p.m. • Quigley Recital Hall • Free Event!!!
Please join Music Department faculty and students for this free performance.
- LEAD Office presents: “Murder in Sin City” • 7:30 p.m. • University Center Ballroom
Please join us for an evening of secrets, sleuthing, card games & fun! Program Council will be hosting a Casino Night fundraiser immediately after Sin City's biggest scoundrel has been revealed. All proceeds from these events will go towards Western's Student Emergency Fund.
The Western Bookstore will be open 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
& after the football game till 5 p.m.
- Community Pancake Breakfast • 8-10 a.m. • Webster Hall, 117 N. Iowa • Free Event!!!
Start the busy day off with Western family and friends while enjoying a filling breakfast of homemade pancakes and “High Altitude” Dixieland Jazz. Hosted by Student Affairs.
- Outdoor Adventures with Wilderness Pursuits • 9 a.m.-Noon • Departs from Webster Hall (117 N. Iowa) • Free Event!!!
Get outside with Wilderness Pursuits, Western State Colorado University's own student-led outdoor program! Space is limited and these trips fill quickly, so reserve your space at the Family Weekend Welcome Table in the University Center, beginning at Noon on Friday, October 26. Transportation and technical equipment will be provided. Please bring a snack, raincoat, warm clothes, water, sunscreen, comfortable (closed-toe) shoes, and of course your camera.
… Hartman Rocks, Family-Rock Climbing
This trip will take you to Gunnison’s outdoor enthusiast’s paradise; Hartman Rocks. This desert landscape offers the perfect environment for beginner and intermediate rock climbers.
…Bambi’s Trail, Scenic Hiking
This hike will be a three-mile round trip hike on a gentle trail. This is one of the most scenic areas at Hartman Rocks, providing excellent views of the Gunnison Valley.
…Hartman Rocks, Mountain Biking
This trip will introduce you to some of the best singletrack riding in Colorado. Remember that we are at almost 8000ft, so you will need to be physically fit to enjoy this trip. Participants must be at least 5’4” to use a WP mountain bike.
… Taylor Canyon, Family-Rock Climbing
Explore the beauty of Taylor Canyon as you climb perfect crags across from the Taylor River. This location is great for beginners as well as the more advanced climber. (This trip will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Trick or Treat-a Ghoulish Luncheon • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • University Center Patio
Witches brew and a vampire’s munch; Come enjoy a Ghoulish lunch! Parents of students with meal plans receive a complimentary lunch.
- Football--Western Mountaineers vs. Fort Lewis College • 1 p.m. • Mountaineer Bowl
Western STUDENTS ENTER FREE
STUDENTS (AGES 5-17): tbd
KIDS UNDER 5: FREE
- Volleyball-Western Mountaineers vs. Black Hills State • 6 p.m. • Paul Wright Gym
- Comedian Michael Dean Ester • 7 p.m. • Taylor Auditorium • Free Event!!!
Join us for some hilarious comedy. This high energy performance is sure to be filled with outrageous one-liners and goofy humor. Hosted by Program Council.
- Soccer-Western Mountaineers vs. Colorado School of Mines • 1 p.m. • Gateway Field