Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Full Schedule Greets Visitors for Family Weekend

KINGSVILLE - September 28, 2009

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

It’s time for Texas A&M University-Kingsville students and their parents to do some weekend bonding during Family Weekend coming up Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3. The Family Weekend Committee at Texas A&M-Kingsville has planned two days of events with something everyone will enjoy from movie night to bingo to breakfast with the football team.

There is no charge for any of the events and no pre-registration is necessary. Each family will receive one stylish Family Weekend t-shirt free. Others are available for $5. For more information, call 361-593-2760.


Friday, October 2

6:30 to 8 p.m.—Registration will be held at the information desk on the first floor of the Memorial Student Union Building (MSUB). Families will receive All Access Passes to all Family Weekend events, a detailed schedule and all the information they need for a fun weekend.

7 to 8 p.m.—A Welcome Mixer will be held in the ballrooms on the second floor of the MSUB. Music will be provided by a student jazz ensemble. The Javelina mascots will be available for photos in front of a fun backdrop.

8 p.m.—Hog Call will be held at the Javelina Statues on University Boulevard. Foam fingers will be distributed and parents will be expected to take part in the pep rally.

8:45 p.m.—The family movie, Up, will be shown in the ballrooms of the MSUB. Movie-type refreshments will be served.

Saturday, October 3

8:30 to 10 a.m.—Registration will be held for those who have not already checked in. It will be held at the information desk on the first floor of the MSUB.

9 to 10 a.m.—Breakfast will be served in the Tejas Room on the first floor of the MSUB. Members of the Javelina football team will be in attendance to visit with guests.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—The University Bookstore will be open so guests can stock up on Javelina gear.

10 a.m. to noon—The Bingo Bash will be held in room 219ABC of the MSUB. There will be prizes, refreshments and fun for all ages.

Noon—Lunch is on your own and the registration packet will have a list of local restaurants.

Noon to 6 p.m.—One option for lunch and other activities is the Art Walk in downtown Kingsville. They have a variety of food and activities scheduled throughout the afternoon. This schedule also is included in the registration packet.

2 to 4 p.m.—A Casino Lounge will be set up in room 219ABC in the MSUB so visitors can win or lose pretend money.

5 to 7 p.m.—The Family Weekend Tailgate Party will be held in the tailgate area adjacent to Javelina Stadium under the alumni tent. Barbecue will be served and student organizations will be on hand to talk about the work they do. Football tickets will be handed out at the tailgate party.

7 p.m.—The Javelina football team will take on Tarleton State University in the quest for another championship season. Tickets for the game will be distributed at the tailgate party.

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