Family Weekend

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Family Weekend 2021 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 1 & 2, 2021, and we are excited to welcome all our families back to campus this year. To register, click here

Here is the schedule for Family Weekend:

Friday, October 1, 2021

VSU Bookstore open all day
9:00am-6:00pm   
Come by and shop for all your V-State needs. 

Family Weekend Check-In
4:00-6:00pm   
Information Desk-Student Union 2nd Floor                                          
Stop by to pick up your Family Weekend registration materials, event passes, souvenir gift, campus map, and football tickets (if applicable).

Virtual Cooking Class
7:00pm           
Chef D and Chef Kimberly share their professional and delicious talents in an engaging virtual cooking demonstration. Their experience in teaching makes it easy to follow along in the student's own kitchen and they will learn skills that they'll carry with them for life.  What a wonderful, fun, and delicious activity to do together as a family.  Instructions and a list of ingredients will be emailed to you prior to the event.                

Saturday, October 2, 2021 

Family Weekend Check-In
9:30am-1:00pm     
Information Desk -Student Union 2nd Floor                                   
Stop by to pick up your Family Weekend registration materials, event passes, souvenir gifts, campus map, and football tickets (if applicable).

Planetarium Shows

9:30/10:00/10:30/11:00/11:30/12:00/12:30    
Nevins Hall-3rd Floor/Room 3004                                                     
Show Synopsis: While attending a local star party, two young students learn how the telescope has helped us to understand our place in the Universe. Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's 1609 spyglass (composed of two small pieces of glass) to the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope and the future of observational astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last four centuries. Each show is limited to 25 persons and is 25 minutes in length. The shows will fill on a first-come first-served basis.

The Copeland African American Museum
10:00am-2:00pm      
2525 N Patterson/North Campus 
The Copeland African American Museum is unique because it is the only African American Museum on a college campus in the state of Georgia that focuses on more than African American art. With 100 pieces of history in the rotating collection, guests can view 1/3 of the collection when they visit. There is an interactive section within the musem where visitors can select videos to learn more about a certain topic.                                   

Family Photos
10:00am-2:00pm    
Theater Lobby-Student Union 1st Floor                                             
Get your keepsake photo of you and your VSU student together enjoying this special weekend. A ticket for each family member will be provided to you during check-in.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board

VSU Bookstore
11:00am-6:00pm            
Come by and shop for all your V-State needs.

Lunch
11:30am-1:00pm   
Palms Dining Center                                                                           
Get ready to enjoy a tasty lunch with our VSU Vice-Presidents and our very own VSU President Dr. Richard A.Carvajal. A lunch ticket will be provided to you at check-in.  

Guided Art Tours
1:00 2:00 & 3:00pm     
Odum Library 1st Floor, South Atrium                                              
Odum Library is home to the largest collection of art at Valdosta State University. We invite parents and students to visit for art tours guided by Archivist, Deborah Davis.  Tours will start in the South Atrium. Highlights of Odum’s art collection includes original Rembrandt etchings, African Art, the Lamar Dodd collection, and works by Ross Rosenberg.  Lamar Dodd, described as “the most influential Georgia artist of his generation,” left an artistic legacy at institutions like the University of Georgia and NASA. This influence is demonstrated in the quality and variety of his personal art collection which is showcased at Odum.

Blazer Tailgating
3:00-7:00pm
University Center Parking Lot                                                          
Come by and visit our Student Life tent and add a sweet treat to your tailgating menu.  Yummy brownies and cookies will be provided by Aramark.  Limited quantities, so plan to stop by early.

Movie Matinee-Into the Heights
4:00-6:00pm
Theater-Student Union 1st Floor                                                        
In Washington Heights, N.Y., the scent of warm coffee hangs in the air just outside of the 181st St. subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is a likable and magnetic bodega owner who hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.        
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board

Blazer Walk
5:15pm
Williams Street                                                                                     
Greet the Blazers as they arrive and make their way to the stadium. The Blazer Walk has added excitement and tradition to Valdosta State football games.

VSU Football Game
7:00pm 
Bazemore-Hyder Stadium                                                                
Join us as we cheer on our Blazers to victory over Shorter. You will have the opportunity to purchase football tickets when you register for Family Weekend. Those tickets will be $5 each for general admission. You may also purchase tickets on the day of the game at the main southeast gate. However, those tickets will be $10 each for general admission. VSU students enter free with their VSU One Card ID.

**Don’t forget to buy your Family Weekend T-Shirt.

Also Enjoy...

Workout at the Rec
11:00am-4:00pm Friday & Saturday     
Student Recreation Center                                               
If you are looking for fun activities to do with your family, then bring them to the Student Recreation Center. Workout in our new Functional Training Room, take a dip in our pool, or shoot hoops on the courts!

Free Game Room
12:00-10:00pm Friday & Saturday 
Union Station-Student Union 1st Floor                                     
Bring your family and challenge yourselves to a game of pool or ping-pong all on us.