Thank you for attending this year's Family Day.  Please keep an eye out in the spring semester for the date of Family Day 2019.

 

Please take a couple minutes to take a short survey on this year’s Family Day to help us continually evaluate and improve our programs.  Be sure to click on the survey that corresponds to you.

Lander University Student & Faculty/Staff Family Day Survey (Students and faculty/staff of Lander University)

Lander University Family Member Family Day Survey (Family members of Lander University who attended Family Day)

 

Lander students and their families are invited to bearcat country's Family Day to celebrate the autumn season! This is a fantastic time for parents, grandparents and the entire family to visit their college student while enjoying some great food, activities, and music!

 

What can you expect at Family Day? 

  • Fun Activities such as giant inflatables, face-painting, corn hole competition, painting, and so much more!  
  • Live Performances and Entertainment!  Musical performances from a Rolling Stone "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" Honey County, student musical performers, and our very own cheer and dance teams from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  At 4:00 p.m. head over to the Cultural Center Auditorium to watch The Incredibles 2 brought to you by the University Program Council.  Finish off the night after the men’s soccer match with an exciting fireworks display! 
  • BBQ Picnic Lunch from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. out on the front lawn.  Students with meal plans should bring their Lander ID.  Meals are $7.  Lander University students can use their meal plans.  Credit cards and cash are accepted.  An ATM is available inside of the student center and learning center. 
  • Bearcat Spirit!  Catch the spirit with two athletic matches.  At 2pm watch our women’s volleyball team take on Flagler College in the Finis Horne Arena and then head over to the Jeff May Complex for a 7:00 p.m. soccer match against Flagler College.  Admissions is free to both events.

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Family Day Schedule

*All events are free unless otherwise noted.  More events will be added as the day gets closer.
painting project10:00 a.m. – Family Day Painting Party ($30 - registration required) – Commons – Sponsored by Lander Cheer and Dance – For $30 you will receive one wooden cutout to paint. One side will be three stacked pumpkins and the other side can be painted as a snowman. All painting supplies will be provided, as well as your choice of decorative bow. It's a 2-in-1 project perfect for displaying October through February!

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – BBQ Picnic Lunch Buffet with Live Music ft. nationally touring country act, Honey County, student musical performers, and our very own cheer and dance teams Students with meal plans should bring their Lander ID.  Meals are $7.  Lander University students can use their meal plans.  Credit cards and cash are accepted.  An ATM is available inside of the student center and learning center. 

  • Other activities include face painting, balloon artist, photo booth bus, yard games, inflatables, and many other activities sponsored by Lander student organizations.

2:00 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball vs. Flagler College – Finis Horne Arena – FREE 

2:00 p.m. – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Adults: $16, Children: $10 - tickets must be purchased from the Greenwood Community Theater) – Greenwood Community Theater. 

3:00 p.m. - Corn Hole Tournament ($5 entry fee – registration required) All proceeds will go to Campus Recreation’s Barbells for Boobs breast cancer awareness fundraiser – PEES Circle - Sponsored by Campus Recreation. The winning team will receive a Lander University corn hole set.

4:00 p.m. – UPC Presents The Incredibles 2 – Cultural Center Auditorium Rated PG – FREE

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Dinner on Your Own – Please try one of the area Greenwood restaurants – Click here to view a list of local restaurants

7:00 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Flagler College – Van Taylor Stadium at the Jeff May Complex – FREE 

Fireworks Show Immediately following the completion of the soccer match - Van Taylor Stadium at the Jeff May Complex – FREE

 

family day t-shirtFamily Day T-Shirts:  Stop by the tent at the picnic between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to purchase a shirt.  We will also be set up at the soccer match selling the shirts.  Pre-orders will take place at the Bearcat Lounge student assistant desk.  Shirts are $15 and are short sleeved Comfort Colors.

The Lander University Bookstore will be open from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and is offering a sale of 20% regularly priced apparel, merchandise, and hats during Family Day.  Be sure to stop by the bookstore located in the Grier Student Center.