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Important Notice

At this time, Family Weekend 2021 is being planned in accordance with University COVID-19 procedures. Changes to scheduled events may occur.

For more information about the University’s response to COVID-19, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/alert/coronavirus, or send specific questions or inquiries regarding student involvement and campus activities to OSI@nwmissouri.edu.

Join us for a weekend of fun for the whole family!

For a full schedule of events click check out the Schedule page
**All activities are subject to change depending on weather

T-Ray, The Violinist

T-Ray, The Violinist

Friday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. at Ron Houston Center for Performing Arts

Join Student Activities Council for a unique musical performance, combining the best of classical artistry and modern hits! Find out more about our entertainer here.

Sponsored by Student Activities Council.

FREE for NW students and families. 

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, participants are asked to wear facial coverings and/or practice social distancing at all times. 


5k Run/Walk

5k Run/Walk

Saturday, September 25, 7:00 a.m. (Check-in 6:15 a.m.) at Lamkin Activity Center Circle

Sponsored by Northwest Athletic Trainers. Rain out in Hughes Fieldhouse. 

While we encourage pre-registering/pre-purchasing tickets to Family Weekend events, events are open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the door. 

$25 registration fee

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, participants are asked to wear facial coverings and/or practice social distancing at all times. 

Information and Register


Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, September 25, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Centennial Garden

Join us for an all-you-can-eat breakfast from Chris Cakes, featuring their signature pancakes, sausage, coffee & orange drink. 

Sponsored by The Office of Student Involvement  

While we encourage pre-registering/pre-purchasing tickets to Family Weekend events, events are open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the door. 

$5 per ticket

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, participants are asked to wear facial coverings and/or practice social distancing at all times. 

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Bobby's Treasure Hunt

Bobby's Treasure Hunt

Saturday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Belltower

Join the Office of Student Involvement for a morning of solving clues and locating campus locales. Find the location - win Bobby Bucks to use at the Bearcat Bookstore. Fun for the whole family! 

Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. 

While we encourage pre-registering/pre-purchasing tickets to Family Weekend events, events are open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the door. 

FREE for NW students and families. 

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, participants are asked to wear facial coverings and/or practice social distancing at all times. 

Register


Bearcat Tailgate Zone Meal

Bearcat Tailgate Zone Meal

Saturday, September 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at College Park Pavilion.

The Bearcat Tailgate Zone is free to attend. The meal is an additional cost. Tailgate meals are inspired by your tailgate favorites like barbeque, burgers, and homestyle sides. Check back soon for our game-day menu!

Beginning in Fall 2021, Tailgate Packs will be available for purchase for all home games. These boxed lunches serve 4 and include the same menu as the tailgate meal. 

Meal tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. 9/24, or cash/debit/credit will be taken at event.

$12 per meal

Chik-fil-A tailgate packages are also available for purchase. All packages include Chil-fil-A Dipping Sauce, Waffle Potato Chips, and a gallon of Sweetened or Unsweetened Iced Tea.

  • Package 1: $100 - Serves 10
    • Choose 1: 10 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches or 10 Spicy Chicken Sandwiches or Tray of Chick-fil-A Nuggets (80 Nuggets)
  • Package 2: $200 - Serves 20
    • Choose 1: 20 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches or 20 Spicy Chicken Sandwiches or Tray of Chick-fil-A Nuggets (160 Nuggets)
  • Package 3: $300 - Serves 30
    • Choose 1: 30 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches or 30 Spicy Chicken Sandwiches or Tray of Chick-fil-A Nuggets (240 Nuggets)
  • Package 4: $400 - Serves 40
    • Choose 1: 40 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches or 40 Spicy Chicken Sandwiches or Tray of Chick-fil-A Nuggets (320 Nuggets)

CALL 660.562.1426 or click below TO ORDER. ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE GAME BY 3 P.M. PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE PAVILION 2 HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF.

Get Meal Tickets or Order Packages


Bearcat Football

Bearcat Football

Saturday, September 25, TBA at Bearcat Stadium

Information and Tickets


Hypnotist, Chris Jones

Hypnotist, Chris Jones

Saturday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. at Ron Houston Center for Performing Arts

Join the Office of Student Involvement for a night of family friendly shenanigans. Learn more about our entertainer here.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. 

FREE for NW students and families, no ticket necessary.

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, participants are asked to wear facial coverings and/or practice social distancing at all times.