Family Weekend 2011 Event Registration


Family Weekend 2011 Event Registration

Event Description - Family Weekend 2011 Event Registration
Each fall Towson University invites parents and family members to join the campus community for Family Weekend. The schedule of activities always includes a variety of entertainment, educational sessions, arts and athletic events intended to help families spend time with their student and appreciate TU's campus culture while doing so. We hope that you will join us for a visit and partake in all the events that appeal to you.


Family Weekend Information Table
1–10 p.m., University Union second floor lobby

14th Annual Hillel           
7 p.m., Patuxent Room, University Union, first floor
Hillel invites all families to join us in the Union for a “home style” Shabbat dinner. Optional
Conservative and Reform services are at 6 p.m. Festive Shabbat dinner will be at 7 p.m. Cost is
$18 an adult; students and children under the age of 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at

Autumn Sky                 
Planetarium Show
8 p.m., Smith Hall 521
Do not be left in the dark! One of Towson’s hidden gems is our planetarium. We invite you to kick off your Family Weekend with a free night under the stars. A telescope viewing will follow the show (weather permitting).  Sponsored by the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences.

Family Fun with the Campus Activities Board
8–10 p.m., University Union, first floor, Paws
Sit back and enjoy an all-ages performance by the Solo Circus, a fast-paced, audience- interactive, variety show!  Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Directed by Steven J. Satta
8 p.m., Center for the Arts
Go to to purchase tickets. General admission is $20 and students are $10. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre Arts.

Restore the Roar with the TU Basketball Teams
8–9:30 p.m., Towson Center
Join Towson University’s basketball teams on their first night of practice. Watch our non-varsity athletes and fraternity and sorority athletes compete with our varsity basketball players in three point, foul shots,  and other competitive games. Sponsored by the departments of Athletics and Fraternity and Sorority Life.


Family Weekend Information Table
8 a.m.–10 p.m., University Union, second floor lobby

TigerSpin Group Exercise Class
8:30–9:30 a.m., West Village Commons Group Exercise Studio (Room 308)
TigerSpin is an indoor cycling class that provides an excellent cardiovascular, lower body strength/endurance, non-weight bearing workout. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate levels. This class is limited to 10 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by Campus Recreation Services.

Peregrine’s Nest         
Open Climb Session
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Burdick Hall Fitness Center
Did you enjoy climbing trees when you were young? Come relive your childhood memories at the Peregrine’s Nest, TU’s state-of-the-art climbing wall. This is a great activity for the whole family. All equipment is provided along with highly trained staff ready to guide you. No experience necessary. Limited spaces for children with  waist sizes less than 16 inches. Contact CRS at to make a reservation by 5 p.m. on October 13. Sessions will occur on the hour. Sponsored by Campus Recreation Services.

Honors College Family Breakfast
9:30–10:30 a.m., Honors College Office Suite (Stephens Hall 300–308)
The breakfast is an opportunity for parents and students to meet and greet other students and  parents, and tour the Honors College. A continental breakfast will be provided. Indicate your intention to attend when you register online. (This event is available only to current Honors College students and their families.) Sponsored by the Honors College.

Bagel Brunch           
10:30 a.m., Jewish Activities Center, Newell Hall
Join us for an egalitarian service at 10:30. At noon, we will have a bagel lunch. Cost is $2 for adults for lunch. Students and children under the age of 10 are free. Sponsored by Hillel.

Leaders in Residence Life Brunch
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Potomac Lounge, University Union, second floor
The Department of Housing and Residence Life takes this opportunity to recognize the on-
campus leaders serving resident students. Resident Assistants, Community Center staff, and the student leaders of University Residence Government and Building Council will be honored.  Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life.

Study Abroad 101   
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m., University Union 308
Discover the basics of study abroad. Find out how students can earn academic credit toward their TU degree and learn about scholarship and financial aid options. Meet the TU Study Abroad Office staff and hear first-hand from study abroad alumni.

Money Attitude: Personal Finance Services at TU
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m., University Union 309
This session introduces students and parents to TU’s Money Attitude peer mentoring program.  It emphasizes how important financial matters can impact students, such as how a person’s credit score affects his/her ability to get a job after college.  It describes how student mentors majoring in financial counseling are available to assist students with understanding financial aid and loans, the difference between credit and debt, setting financial goals, budgeting and tracking expenses, and learning how to save while in school.

Men’s Varsity vs.Old Dominion University
1 p.m., Towson Center Soccer Complex

TU’s Amazing Race
1–3 p.m., Race starts on the Paws Patio, University Union, first floor
Team up with your student and take on other teams in a family-friendly competition across Towson’s campus. Test your student’s problem- solving skills and work together as a family to solve the different challenges. At the end, be prepared to conquer our final challenge located in Burdick Hall. Be the first team to complete TU’s Amazing Race! Sponsored by the Office of New Student Programs.

Parents Association Annual Meeting
2–3 p.m., Loch Raven Room, University Union, second floor
Join us for an interest meeting to see how the Parents Association is a viable organization for our parents and students at Towson University. Learn how to become an advocate for your student even while living hours away.

Towson University‘s Minute to Win It
2–4 p.m., Susquehanna Terrace, University Union, second floor
Sixty seconds, one challenge—do you think you can handle it? Work as a team with your family or friends to play Towson’s version of the popular NBC game show “Minute to Win It.” Test yourself, win prizes, and become a local TU legend! Sponsored by the Office of New Student Programs.

ThinkFast Family Feud  
3–4 p.m., Paws, University Union, first floor
ThinkFast Family Feud incorporates trivia about such topics as music, TV, movies, entertainment, art, literature, science, math, geography, history and pop icons. The show will incorporate a minimum of six Top 40, urban, rock or mainstream radio music videos that challenge participants with related questions. ThinkFast is a highly interactive and visually stimulating event that will capture the attention of everyone in attendance. Families will compete against each other for a $200 prize. Sponsored by Campus Life.

Tiger Den Dinner Theater
5–9 p.m., West Village Ballroom
Join the fun at an all-you-can-eat extravaganza offering chef-carved steamship round of beef, roasted turkey breast, baked salmon, and Thai lemon chicken. The menu includes other delicious favorites such as roasted potatoes, penne pasta with rosa sauce, ratatouille, mixed vegetables, garden and Caesar salads, and an excellent dessert selection. Coffee, tea, iced tea, and cash bar available for those of legal age. After dinner Joshua Seth, the “Rockstar of Comedy Hypnosis and Master Mentalist,” will perform for your viewing pleasure. Adults $40; Parents Association members $35; TU students $30; kids 12 and under $20.  Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Yell Like Hell
7 p.m., Towson Center
Yell Like Hell is a competitive group performance in which student organizations present a short routine that compliments their Homecoming Theme, The Eye of the Tiger, as well as their movie theme for the week. This traditional event is where our local fraternity and sorority chapters are encouraged to incorporate creative songs and dances that match the theme and show their school spirit.  Each performance is scored by a panel of judges considering originality, synchronization and most importantly, TU Spirit! Come support your student for a fun night of laughs and entertainment. Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life.

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Directed by Steven J. Satta
8 p.m., Center for the Arts
Go to to purchase tickets. General admission is $20 and students are $10, Sponsored by the Department of Theatre Arts.

Center for Student Diversity’s Flava Fair   
9 p.m.–1 a.m., University Union, second floor, Potomac Lounge, Potomac Patio and PAWS Lawn
Party the night away with the Center for Student Diversity! Join us for a night of flavorful food, fun and festivities from a variety of cultures and communities.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Four-Mile Walk
Registration begins at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m.
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA at Stadium Place, 900 East 33rd Street, Baltimore.

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Directed by Steven J. Satta
3 p.m., Center for the Arts
Go to to purchase tickets. General admission is
$20 and students are $10. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre Arts.



Contact Information
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Date & Location
Date: 10/14/2011 to 10/16/2011

Friday, October 14, 2011
Additional Complimentary Events

Friday, October 14, 2011
Parents Association Membership and Optional Contributions

Friday, October 14, 2011
7:00 PM
14th Annual Hillel Shabbat Dinner

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hillel Bagel Brunch

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Tiger Den Dinner Theatre