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Family Weekend
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Programs & Activities

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Friday's Programs & Activities Map  

Check-In and Registration

  Various Locations

 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Ticket Pickup

Friday, October 1st

  • Landis Green from 12pm until 9pm (same location as meals)

Saturday, October 2nd

  • Landis Green from 9am until 12 noon

For those of you who purchased circus tickets, tickets can be picked up at either Landis Green or at the Circus Box Office, one hour prior to your show time.

To help expedite the check-in process, please send 1 person to pick up the tickets.

Fitness at Leach Recreation Center

  Leach Recreation Center

 6:00am - 8:00pm

Get in a workout at the Dr. Bobby E. Leach Student Recreation Center, including cardio & strength training areas, pool & spa, indoor track, racquet sports and basketball courts and more.

Family members free with their student, ages 18+ 6:00 am until 5:00 pm, all ages after 5:00 pm.

Heritage Museum

  Dodd Hall

 10:00am - 4:00pm

Located in the Werkmeister Reading Room in Dodd Hall, the Heritage Museum displays photographs, ephemera, and artifacts that document the history of FSU. Students, alumni, and the general public are encouraged to visit this beautiful space and learn more about the history of Florida State University.

Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA)

  530 West Call Street, 250 Fine Arts Building

 10:00am - 5:00pm

MoFA is open to the public:

  • Friday, 10/1 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday hours, 10/2 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

MoFA has a history of exciting exhibitions—from lush painting to dynamic sculpture, from challenging installations to provocative photography. MoFA connects Florida State University and the broader community to the arts. In addition to maintaining a permanent collection of over 6000 objects, MoFA presents exhibitions of historical and contemporary art works that contribute meaningfully to the scholarship and conversations that sustain the civic and intellectual life of our campus, city, and region. Exhibits during Family Weekend include A Shared Body, Napoleon at the Movies, and Social Distance.

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Swim, Paddle, or Relax by the Lake

  Rez Lakefront Park

 11:00am - 6:00pm

Come enjoy the Rez Lakefront Park and Outdoor Center located on beautiful Lake Bradford. The Lakefront Park is located ¼ mile from the airport and four miles from the Florida State University campus. In our unique natural setting you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, sand volleyball, disc golf, and many other activities.

Family members free with their student, all ages welcome.

Paint-A-Pot at the ASLC

  Student Life Building, 942 Learning Way

 11:00am - 8:00pm

 

Advising First Center for College Life Coaching & Exploratory Advising Open House

  William Johnston Building (WJB) 1st floor

 2:00pm - 4:00pm

FSU's Advising First is nationally recognized for its College Life Coaching and Exploratory Advising programs. Coaches and advisors are dedicated to helping students get the most out of their college experience. Drop-in to learn more about these programs and how they help first- and second-year students explore their potential and find majors/careers aligned with their interests.

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CARE Open House

  Thagard Building 1st floor

 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement (CARE) operates to provide equity and access to students who hold traditionally underrepresented identities in higher education. Drop-in to hear about national recognized programs that promote student success, see CARE’s facilities and meet CARE staff. Learn more about how your student can get involved.

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Campus Hotspots

  Landis Green

 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Want to see some of the hottest spots on campus and get insight into what your student experiences every day? Join New Student and Family Program on Friday Oct. 1st for brief, guided tours around campus by our orientation leaders. These brief tours will begin at 2pm and will leave every 30 minutes from Landis Green with the last tour leaving at 3:30pm. You do not want to miss this opportunity while you are here with us on campus!

College of Business Open House

  Rovetta Business Buildings

 2:30pm - 4:30pm

The College of Business will host an open house from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. We invite visiting families of our business students to stop by the Rovetta Breezeway for our Student Leadership Council (SLC) members to welcome you to the college. SLC members will also be providing walking tours of the Rovetta Business Buildings at 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00 PM. For more information please contact Marissa Mainwood at mmainwood@business.fsu.edu.

FSU Libraries Open House

  Strozier Library

 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The mission of the University Libraries is to support and enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of FSU by providing organized access to quality information in all formats, promoting information literacy, preserving information and engaging in collaborative partnerships to disseminate ideas to advance intellectual discovery.

Stop by Strozier Library to discover the different services and resources available to support your student success! Learn about our e-textbooks' initiative, how to connect with a librarian to get research help, and more!

Muppet Madness: Sock Puppet Making

  Student Life Building, 942 Learning Way

 4:00pm

Sock Puppet Making: In anticipation of our screening of The Muppets movie, join us in the Student Life Center for an afternoon of custom sock puppet making!

Admission to all films and events is free for everyone for Family Weekend.

How to Help your New 'Nole Succeed

  William Johnston Building (WJB)
Ground Floor #040

 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Whether your 'Nole is a first-year student or just new to life on campus, join this panel of FSU faculty and staff who are "FSU Parents" (just like you!) for advice about transition to college and getting the most out of FSU. The panel will be facilitated by one of FSU’s most popular teachers, Mark Zeigler. Panelists are faculty and staff from Undergraduate Studies, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs.

Innovation Hub Experiences

  Shores Building on Landis Green

 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Experience virtual reality, 3D printing, drones, robotics, and so much more! Drop in and visit FSU’s Innovation Hub, a center for innovation where students from all majors can relax, make friends, learn innovative skills, and gain innovative experience. At "The Hub" students collaborate with others to develop solutions to the world's vexing problems using design thinking and emerging technologies. Ask about the Seminole Innovator program!

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Family Photos at Westcott

  Westcott Plaza

 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Take a family photo in front of the Westcott fountain with our professional photographers.

Cookout on the Green

  Landis Green, 143 Honors Way

 4:00pm - 9:00pm sold out

Dinner and a show! It may not be the dinner table at home, but gathering with family and friends to share a meal is the best way to catch up and learn about your Seminole's experiences on campus. Let us take care of the cooking and cleaning! Join us dinner on Landis Green while listening to a live cover band.

Food Menu »

Local Vendors on the Green

  Landis Green, 143 Honors Way

 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy our local vendors showcasing their products for sale.

FSU Alumni Association Member Night at the Bookstore

Postponed

The FSU Alumni Association Member Night at the Bookstore is postponed until Spring 2022.

Friday Night Block Party: Ashley Cooke

  CollegeTown, 805 West Madison St.

 5:00pm

The Friday Night Block Party is the official tailgate event of Florida State football and will feature live music along with onsite vendors and special appearances! Join thousands of Seminoles fans every Friday before home football games from 5 to 10 pm at Collegetown!

FSU Flying High Circus Performance

  Jack Haskin Circus, 269 Chieftan Way

 Doors @ 5:00pm | Show @ 6:00pm sold out

Join us under the big top for the one and only FSU "Flying High" Circus! This long-standing FSU tradition returns with its first performance since 2019. The Family Weekend edition of the FSU Circus will be a 30 minute production featuring current FSU students performing dazzling displays of aerial acrobatics and flawless feats of daring.

FSU Women's Volleyball vs. NC State

  Tully Gym, 139 Chieftan Way

 6:30pm

This is our Mental Health Awareness match, so wear your green!

Admission to the FSU Women's Volleyball game is free for everyone.

Dessert Reception for Out-of-State Families

  William Johnston Building (WJB) Atrium

 6:30pm - 8:00pm

A dessert reception for families joining us from beyond Florida. Join us for a special welcome from the Joe O’Shea (Dean of Undergraduate Studies), "Rep Your State at State" giveaways, and recognition of the energy out-of-state students bring to our FSU community.

This event does not require pre-registration through Family Weekend or RSVP.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

  Student Life Building, 942 Learning Way

 7:00pm

Lonely banjo-playing Kermit the Frog meets life-long friends while pursuing his dream of making it to Hollywood on an unforgettable road trip. Enjoy the classic that pioneered groundbreaking techniques in puppetry and brought the Muppets to the big screen for audiences across the world.

Admission to all films and events is free for everyone for Family Weekend.

Family Friendly Comedy Night

  Kuersteiner–Opperman Music Hall
114 N. Copeland

 Doors @ 6:30pm | Show @ 7:30pm sold out

Enjoy a fun family friendly comedy night with Pete Lee.

Learn more about Pete Lee »

FSU Flying High Circus Performance

  Jack Haskin Circus, 269 Chieftan Way

 Door @ 8:00pm | Show @ 9:00pm sold out

Join us under the big top for the one and only FSU "Flying High" Circus! This long-standing FSU tradition returns with its first performance since 2019. The Family Weekend edition of the FSU Circus will be a 30 minute production featuring current FSU students performing dazzling displays of aerial acrobatics and flawless feats of daring.

The Dark Crystal (1982)

  Student Life Building, 942 Learning Way

 11:30pm

Doors at 11:30PM, Show at 12AM

In this fantasy film from Jim Henson and Frank Oz, Jen finds out that he is the last survivors of the Gelflings race and that the evil Skeksis have broken the dark crystal and used it to gain control of the world. Jen then sets out to find the dark crystal and bring balance to the universe, and hopefully defeat the Skeksis in the process.

Admission to all films and events is free for everyone for Family Weekend.

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