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Family Fest

FamilyFest is the perfect event for families to visit and celebrate their student–Join us for one of the Mount's  greatest traditions!

Please contact the Office of Parent and Family Engagement

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Student and family enjoying FamilyFest weekend at MSMU

Highlights of FamilyFest include the BBQ lunch and festival on Founder's Plaza complete with live music, a Family Fun Zone, faculty speakers and sporting events.

FamilyFest Resources

Schedule of Events

Friday

2 - 4 p.m.   PARENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
3 - 7 p.m.   REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN
Main Lobby, McGowan Center
All event tickets will be available.
Stop by with questions and receive a schedule and tickets for your pre-registered events. 
5 - 6:30 p.m.   PARENT LEADERSHIP SOCIAL
    DINNER ON YOUR OWN
Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant (we recommend you make your reservation soon) or remain on campus and dine with the students in Patriot Hall for a'la carte dining.  Students can use their meal plan.
9 p.m.   FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Knott Auditorium
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
9 p.m. - 12 Midnight   CAMPUS MINISTRY SEPTEMBERFEST
Echo Field
Join members of our Campus Ministry Team for fellowship and hospitality.  This is a student-led event including classic fall activities including bobbing for apples, pumpkin broom races and a pie walk. 
Families are welcome to join students for this annual fall event. 

Saturday

9 a.m.   MASS
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
9:30 a.m.   UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
WELCOME & AWARDS BREAKFAST

Phillips Library
By Invitation
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN
Main Lobby, McGowan Center
All event tickets will be available.
Stop by with questions and receive a schedule and tickets for your pre-registered events.

The Balfour Ring Company will be available for ring sizing for the Class of 2020 rings.  This is the final day of ordering for Ring Mass delivery.
11 a.m.   PARENT ADDRESS
Delaplaine Fine Arts Center
We welcome and encourage all families to join us for this Town Hall Discussion.  Vice President Wayne Green, Provost Boyd Creasman and Vice President Barnard Franklin will offer their thoughts on how the Mount continues to be a premier Catholic liberal arts university of distinction. 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   BBQ LUNCH
Founders Plaza
Bring the whole family for this fun-filled outdoor celebration.  Enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ Picnic.  The menu includes Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, veggie burgers and other delicious foods. $10 - Adults
$  5 - Children 12 & under
Pre-registration requiredIf you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, we recommend that you purchase your meal a'la carte from the Patriot Hall Food Court - this will insure your meal meets your dietary restrictions.  The picnic area is open to all - no matter where you purchase your food!
    STUDENT MUSICAL SOCIETY
McGowan Center
Join us at the McGowan Center fountain for lively student entertainment!MOUNT THEATER
Delaplaine Fine Arts Center
Performances by our talented students on the patio.
12 - 4 p.m.   FAMILY FUN ZONE
Founders Plaza
Check out all of the fun attractions we've brought out for the family this year!  There is something for everyone!!!  All are welcome!
12 Noon   WOMEN'S RUGBY VS. MOLLOY COLLEGE
Echo Field
Cheer on our Women's Rugby Team as they battle New York's Molloy College.MEN'S RUGBY INNER-SQUAD MATCH
Echo Field
Come see our men's rugby team Blue/White match
12 - 4 p.m.   BEER GARDEN
Bradley Hall
For the 21+ crowd, join us for an adult beer garden experience, we will stream music from every era!CASH BAR
1 - 3 p.m.   COMMUNITY MEET & GREET
At the Beer Garden
Stop by to meet our faculty, coaches and members of the Mount community and reach a better understanding of what the Mount offers your student. 
1 - 3 p.m.   HIKE TO INDIAN LOOKOUT
Meet at the McGowan Center, Lower Level
After seeing the beauty of our campus, come along for a 2 mile (up and back) hike to the top of Mary's Mountain to take in the view from Indian Lookout!
There is NO pre-registration!
For safety reasons, space is limited to the first 70 hikers. (first come, first served).
Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and bring water!
Approximately 2 hours
2 p.m.   CAREER CENTER OPEN HOUSE
McGowan Center
Visit the Career Center located on the second floor of the McGowan Center to mingle with staff and see what opportunities and resources are available to our students!
3 - 4 p.m.   MOUNT LEGACY PHOTO
University sign in front of Bradley Hall
All legacy families are invited to join us for a Legacy Photo! 
A group photo and individual family photos will be taken. 
4:30 p.m.   MASS
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
6 p.m.   MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
MURDER IN MAUI

Patriot HallAloha, and welcome to Hawaii!  I hope that everyone has been greeted in the true Hawaiian spirit of Ho-okeepa, as is our custom here on the island of Maui. 
As guests, you are invited to join us for a beach luau on this private estate to celebrate the birthday of our friend, Chase.  Imagine how shocked we all were when we learned that Chase DIED suddenly, less than an hour ago from the effects of a fatal poison.  It is no secrets that he had enemies! $25 Per Person
Pre-registration required due to limited seating.
7 p.m.   MEN'S SOCCER VS. ARMY
Waldron Family Stadium
Join us at to cheer on our Men's soccer team!  Excitement is building as our men's team continues their inaugural (comeback) season.  Concessions will be available.
8:30 p.m.   Joel Meyers - HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT
Knott Auditorium
A performance by magician & illusionist, Joel Meyers - who's appeared on America's Got Talent, FakeOff on TruTV, Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller Fool Us.$10 per person
Pre-registration is required, limited seating. 

Sunday

    BREAKFAST AT PATRIOT HALL
Dining Services opens at 8 AM for breakfast.Enjoy breakfast at an area restaurant or remain on campus with the students in Patriot Hall for a'la carte dining.  Students can use their meal plant. 
11 a.m.   MASS
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception