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Northwest Missouri State University

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Family Weekend 2014

September 19-21

Registration is now closed

Please pick up your tickets in the Office of Campus Activities on the 2nd floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union from Wednesday, September 17 until Friday, September 19 during the hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Family Weekend at Northwest is an exciting time to celebrate not only our students, but those that support them while at Northwest as part of our extended Northwest family!

We hope you and your family can join us for a Northwest tradition and see the places and meet the people that are an important part of being a Bearcat!

To register for Family Weekend, click here.

To learn about various discounts from local businesses, click here.

Family Weekend Schedule 2014

Tickets for Northwest Athletic events are not available through the Office of Campus Activities and are available on the ticket page of Bearcat Athletics.

Click here for Campus Dining hours.




Friday, Sept. 19

Northwest Soccer vs. Missouri Western Bearcat Pitch 5 p.m.
Alumni Awards Banquet
Reservations are required, contact 660.562.1248
Student Union, Ballroom 6 p.m.
For more information about the Alumni Awards Banquet, contact 660.562.1248 or visit
Frangela (Comedy Duo)
Cost: FREE, reservations required
Sponsored by SAC
Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building 7 p.m.
Northwest Volleyball vs. Washburn Bearcat Arena 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Fraternity Open Houses All Day
5K Run/Walk/Roll
Sponsored by Northwest Athletic Trainers
Circle Drive, Lamkin Activity Center 6:15 a.m. (check-in)
7 a.m. (start)
Pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes
Cost: $4
Sponsored by Student Senate
Alumni House 9-10:30 a.m.
Bearcat Bookstore open Student Union 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(subject to change)
Roberta Open House
Refreshments provided
Roberta Hall 9-11 a.m.
Alumni Open House Alumni House 9-11 a.m.
Naming of the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship CIE, South Entrance 9 a.m.
Study Abroad: Enhance your Academic Experience. Information Session for families Student Engagement Center 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Family Fun Fest
Free games and activities - including a Northwest Themed Photo Booth
*College Park, Pavilion 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bearcat Zone Tailgate
Free tailgating activities with food available to purchase for $6.75
College Park Pavilion 11 a.m.
Bearcat Football vs. University of Central Missouri
Halftime - Recognition of Family of the Year
Bearcat Stadium 1 p.m.
Bearcat Volleyball vs. Emporia State Beacat Arena 6 p.m.

Saturday Night Entertainment, Mat Franco
Reservations required, Sponsored by SAC

Houston Center for the Performing Arts** 9 p.m.**

Sunday, Sept. 21

Faith Services - see website for times and locations Maryville Community Morning
All-You-Care-To-Eat Meal
Cost: Breakfast $6.79 / Lunch $7.89 / Dinner $8.89
Student Union 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.

All activities are subject to change. 
*In case of inclement weather, activity location TBD 
**Event has been updated

5K Route

The 5K Run starts on College Ave (4th Street) right in front of the International Plaza. Runners will go east and take a left onto University Drive where they will take the sidewalk through campus that runs parallel to University Drive. Next, runners will do the first loop by taking a left at Centennial Drive, right at College Park Drive, right at West 16th Street, right at College Drive and end this loop with a right on Centennial Drive. The second loop will include following Centennial Drive and taking a left on College Park Drive, taking a right in the parking lot south of the high rises, a right between the high rises and softball field, a right onto Northwest Drive and finishing the loop by taking a right onto College Park Drive. The runners will stay on College Park Drive until taking a left at College Avenue (4th Street) and finishing the run at Circle Drive in front of Lamkin Activity Center.

Family of the Year

Each year, Northwest recognizes a family who best represents the “Bearcat Family” and demonstrates a strong commitment to Northwest. The Family of the Year is selected from submitted applications and announced during the pregame of the football game Saturday, Sept. 20. The family receives a $750 scholarship and other prizes.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. One application is allowed per student. The family must be present to accept the award.