Family Weekend Schedule 2017

Family

Friday, October 20th

Appalfest

4:00pm — 8:00pm

AppalFest

Join APPS for their annual AppalFest! With a ferris wheel, pumpkin patch, make-your-own license plates, photo booth, and a wide variety of food trucks, this is one event you won't want to miss! The festivities kick off at 4:00pm and will carry on till 8:00pm on Sanford Mall. This event is kid-friendly and open to all students and their families!

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4:00pm — 6:00pm

Registration- Outside of the Solarium (If you prefer to pick up your tailgate tickets in advance)

Friday   Hawksbill

11:00am — 10:45pm

Hawksbill Gameroom is open in the Student Union: The Game Room has 8 billiard tables, 4 dart boards, 2 foosball tables, and free board games and playing cards to use, and soft drinks for sale.

Friday   Legacy Event

5:30pm — 7:00pm

Appalachian Alumni Legacy Reception (free) | Location: The Schaefer Center
This special evening reception, co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Alumni Affairs, honors Legacy Families: alumni parents as well as their children who are currently attending Appalachian as undergraduate students. Register online through the Alumni Association today!
If you have questions, please contact the Alumni Association by emailing alumni@appstate.edu or calling 1-866-756-ALUM. *Business casual attire suggested*

MountaineerMadness

6:30pm — 9:00pm

Mountaineer Madness

Kick off the 2017-18 basketball season with this free, public event! Enjoy special giveaways and scrimmages from the Men's and Women's teams.

Friday   Women s Soccer

Starts @ 7:00pm

Appalachian Women's Soccer vs. UL Monroe, Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex http://www.appstatesports.com/news/2010/9/6/204989399.aspx (Free)

 

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7:00pm

Movie: Wonder Woman | I.G. Greer Auditorium $2 | More information online

9:30pm

Movie: Wonder Woman | I.G. Greer Auditorium $2

More information online

Saturday, October 21st

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All day

Family Weekend Service Project

Please bring canned goods to registration, the breakfast or tailgate to help support our food drive. Co-sponsored with the Appalachian Ambassadors.

Farmers Market

9:00am

Watauga County Farmer's Market: Stop by our local farmer's market and enjoy a selection of artisan goods from a variety of High Country vendors.

Solarium1

9:15am — 11:00am

Registration- Outside of the Solarium (If you prefer to pick up your tailgate tickets in advance)

Saturday Bookstore

9:30am

University Bookstore Opens

Family Photo

9:00am — 10:00am

Family of the Year Breakfast (invitation only, pre-registration required), all nominators and family are welcome! https://familyweekend.appstate.edu/family-of-the-year-award

Welcome Breakfast

9:00am — 11:00am

Welcome Breakfast - Join Career Development and the Parent & Family Association Board for a free drop-in breakfast. Get connected with our Career Exploration, Student Employment and Career Development Team. Fun activities will be available for all ages! The Career Development Center encourages students to explore career paths, identify and develop skills, and pursue experiential opportunities so they will be empowered to achieve lifelong professional success (Free and open to the public)

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10:00am — 6:00pm

Students, Parents and Families are invited to visit the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (Free)

Saturday   Mt. Mitchell Exercise

11:00am — 3:00pm

Exercise with your Student at Mt. Mitchell Fitness Center, Plemmons Student Union (Must go with Student and they must have their Student ID. Guest must bring a photo ID as well.) (Free)

Saturday Mountaineer Walk

12:00pm

Mountaineer Walk - Meet the Football Team as they take their walk from the Roess Dining Hall to Kidd Brewer Stadium with the ASU Marching Band and Cheerleaders. (Free)

Saturday Tailgate

12:30pm

Family Tailgate with Appalachian Administrators at Edwin Duncan Field (Located between Edwin Duncan and Rankin Science - see campus map here) No refunds.Rain Location: River Street Café - Roess Dining Hall

Friday   Hawksbill

2:00pm —10:45pm

Hawksbill Gameroom is open in the Student Union: The Game Room has 8 billiard tables, 4 dart boards, 2 foosball tables, and free board games and playing cards to use, and soft drinks for sale.

Saturday   Football Game

3:30pm

Appalachian vs. Coastal Carolina Football Game, Kidd Brewer Stadium

Must have tickets to attend: Purchase tickets online now.

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, Appalachian State University Athletics will implement a clear bag policy for all ticketed events in Kidd Brewer Stadium. (More information)

Saturday   Shopping Downtown Boone

3:30pm

Sightseeing and Shopping in Downtown Boone and Blowing Rock (see maps)

Sunday, October 22nd

Sunrise

8:00am

Spiritual Opportunities with your child or family member

Sunday   Hiking

9:00am

Hiking with Outdoor Programs - Join Outdoor Programs as we explore Grandfather Mountain. We will start at the Daniel Boone Scout Trail and hike up to the beautiful Flat Rock view which has an expansive view of the Boone Bowl. From there, we have the option to continue up to Calloway Peak, the highest point on Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fall colors will be spectacular at this time of year on Grandfather Mountain! $35 for ASU Students, $40 for all other guests *Specialized equipment, permits, transportation, instruction, and food are all included in price.

(Hike requires separate pre-registration) To register please go to Outdoor Programs located in the Student Recreation Center and register in person. Outdoor Programs accepts AppExpress, cash or check.

Library

12:30pm

Students, Parents and Families are invited do a self-guided tour of Belk Library and Information Commons (Free)

Friday Women's Soccer

1:00pm

Appalachian State University Women's Soccer vs. Coastal Carolina, Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex (Free)

Saturday   Bookstore

1:00pm

University Bookstore Opens