Family Day 2019 graphicFamily Weekend 2019
October 18-20

"Fallin' For Lander"

Lander students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to Bearcat Country's Family Weekend 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!

 

Events

Friday, October 18

OKTOBERFEST
Sponsored by Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation featuring “The Tams”
Oregon Avenue, Uptown Greenwood - 5:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy delicious German  cuisine and beverages while listening to great music. 

WELCOME BACK RECEPTION
The Arts Center of Greenwood - 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a free reception as Lander welcomes you back to Greenwood! Food, drinks, and beverages will be provided. Adult beverages will be available for those who are 21 years and older with a valid state driver’s license. Childcare will be available. Please make sure to RSVP for the event here.

*Parking: There will be parking located in Uptown. You may park behind the Arts Center of Greenwood. Other locations for parking can be found here.

 

Saturday, October 19

HORSE SHOW
Lander University Equestrian Center - 9:00 a.m.

Free event! The Lander Equestrian Team will be hosting a horse show sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). At the show, spectators will watch as each school sends their best riders to compete against each other in a variety of classes.

MEN'S RUGBY vs. CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY
New Residence Hall Field - 10:00 a.m.

Come out and support Lander's rugby team in the inaugural year of varsity competition.

FAMILY LUNCH
Laura Lander Lawn/Amphitheatre - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch is $5.00 per person. Pre-registration has closed. Families will have the option to register the day of the event as well as pay for meals and purchase available shirts. 

Menu: Assorted Bistro (Wraps), Chicken Tenders, Mediterranean Bean Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad, Garden Vegetables Orzo & Feta, Homemade Kettle Chips, Assorted Cookies & Brownies

KIDS' CORNER
Laura Lander Lawn/Amphitheatre - 12:00 p.m.

We have a number of exciting options for our little bearcats. Children will be able to participate in inflatables, face-painting and balloon animals!

STUDENT PERFORMANCES
Laura Lander Lawn/Amphitheatre - 12:00 p.m.

Please enjoy performances from our students who are involved in various organizations on our campus. You do not want to miss the incredible talent we have here in Bearcat Country.

WOMEN'S SOCCER vs.  NORTH GEORGIA
Van Taylor Stadium at the Jeff May Complex - 1:00 p.m.

See the women's soccer team take on Peach Belt Conference opponent North Georgia.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL v. GEORGIA COLLEGE
Finis Horne Arena - 2:00 p.m.

Peach Belt Conference rival Georgia College comes to Finis Horne Arena to take on the Lady Bearcat volleyball team.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
Laura Lander Lawn - 2:00 p.m.

There are many activities planned for the afternoon! Join us in outdoor yoga or participate in the ultimate cornhole tournament and plenty more.

PAINT & POUR
Laura Lander Lawn/Gazebo - 2:00 p.m.

Please register for paint and pour. All supplies and the event are free to families! There is limited seating. The first 50 people to sign up will be notified via email prior to the event. Sign up on the registration form.

FOOD TRUCKS
Laura Lander Circle - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for some delicious food from local neighbors! We have a variety of options. Aramark will be selling adult beverages with a valid state license.

FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT
Amphitheatre - 5:30 p.m.

We are excited about welcoming the band, U-Neek Flav'ur to campus! Join us for a great time while you dance with the LU family.

DESSERT RECEPTION
In partnership with the Office of Human Resources Employee Engagement Committee

Amphitheatre - 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we close Family Weekend with a yummy dessert!

 

Sunday, October 20

HORSE SHOW
Lander University Equestrian Center - 9:00 a.m.

Free event! The Lander Equestrian Team will be hosting a horse show sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). At the show, spectators will watch as each school sends their best riders to compete against each other in a variety of classes.

 

Hotel Information

Some area hotels offer a discount to Lander families. Please call the hotel directly to ask if they offer this discount.

 

Questions?

Questions, please contact studentactivities@lander.edu or by phone at 864-388-8244

 

 

 

2018 Family Day Photo Gallery