Family Day

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lander students and their families are invited to Bearcat Country's traditional autumn festival "Family Day". This is a fantastic time for parents, grandparents and the entire family to visit their college student while enjoying some great food and music!

What can you expect at Family Day? 

  • Fun Activities such as giant inflatables, face-painting, corn hole toss competition, painting, and so much more! 

  • Live Performances!  Musical performances from D and 'Chi and The Well Reds performs on-stage from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This bands plays a variety of tunes that are sure to please the crowd. End the day off with a mystifying performance from mentalist, Chris Carter, at 9:00pm where you will walk away amazed.

  • Picnic Dinner from 5:00pm-7:30pm outside on the front lawn.  The buffet includes BBQ and grilled chicken, sides, dessert and drink.  Students with meal plans should bring their Lander ID.  Guests may purchase a picnic lunch for $7.00 cash. Children ages 3 & under eat free. 
  • Bearcat Spirit!  Catch the spirit and head over to the Horne Arena for a 2:00pm volleyball match against Flagler College.

Click here for directions and a Campus Map

In the event of rain, dining and festivities will be held inside the Grier Student Center.

 Family Day Schedule

*All events are free unless otherwise noted.  More events will be added as the day gets closer.

11:00am - Paint and Pour (registration required) ($10) - Johnston Commons

11:00am-2pm - Lunch Around Greenwood

2:00pm - Volleyball vs. Flagler College - Horne Arena

3:00pm - Corn Hole Tournament (registration required) ($5) - Front Lawn
          .  Sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Bearcat Shop.

3:00pm-7:00pm - Activities World - Front Lawn - Inflatables, face painting (2-5pm, Sponsored by the Art Alliance student organization), coloring station, carnival foods.

4:00pm - Finding Dory (PG) - Cultural Center Auditorium

5:00-7:30pm - Picnic Dinner with D & Chi (Meals are $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 & under.  Lander University students can use their meal plans.  Cash only for other meals.  ATM available in Grier Student Center) - Front Lawn

7:15pm - The Well Reds concert - Front Lawn

8:15pm - Fireworks Show - Front Lawn

9:00pm - Mentalist Chris Carter - Cultural Center Auditorium

The Lander University Bookstore is offering a sale of 20% regularly priced apparel and hats during Family Day.  Be sure to stop by the bookstore located in the Grier Student Center.