Family Weekend

Family WeekendAustin College Family Weekend – October 2-4, 2015

See the 2015 photos!

Friday, October 2

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner served in main dining hall
$7.58 (includes tax), pay at the door (students use meal plan, if on one)

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Mix and mingle for students, families, staff & faculty
Wright Campus Center – Pouch Club – Cash bar

Saturday, October 3

8:30 a.m. – Welcome table – Wright Campus Center main lobby

9:00 a.m. – Service Project – wheelchair ramp assembly
Sponsored by Austin College Service Station
Meet at the Service Station in the Wright Campus Center Room 115

The following two sessions will each be offered from 9:00–9:45 a.m. and from 9:45–10:30 a.m. so you can attend both!

Student panel: Internships and Study Abroad
Presented by Career Services and the Study Abroad Office
Wright Campus Center 231Parents Reception

Student panel: Going Greek at Austin College
Presented by the Office of Student Engagement, Enrichment and Development and Greek student leaders
Wright Campus Center 255

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Kids’ College – Grades K-8
Games and activities provided by Omega Zeta sorority
Wynne Chapel Steps

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Family and faculty coffee
Mingle and visit with faculty teaching C/I and intro courses
Wright Campus Center living room

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Campus tour – Hosted by the Office of Admissions
Meet in Wortham Center lobby

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch served in main dining hall
$7.31(includes tax); pay at the door (students use meal plan if on one)

11:00 a.m. – Join us in the Larry Kramer Outback for tailgating before the game!

1:00 p.m. – Football – ‘Roos vs Southwestern
Jerry Apple Stadium

2:00 p.m. – Lecture – Dr. Bob Cape – Chair, Classical and Modern Languages; Benjamin Chase Professor of Classical Languages

Why Go “Back to the Future?”: Ancient Greeks and Romans in the History of Science Fiction
Modern science fiction film and literature has a remarkable number of ancient Greek and Roman elements in it. Why, if science fiction is about the future, does it include these figures and themes from the past? Professor Cape traces the use of classical motifs through the history of science fiction to illustrate the variety of ways they address issues of central concern to us. Classical materials in science fiction are not there to teach us about the past, or the future; they teach us about ourselves, in the present.
Abell Library Atrium

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Pouch Club open for post-game gatherings

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Family Fund Reception with President Hass (Invitation Only)
Johnson Gallery

Family Weekend

Sunday, October 4

10:00 a.m. – Family Weekend Worship
Wynne Chapel
Featuring the Austin College A Cappella Choir

Sermon by The Reverend Kenneth Page
Pastor of Orangewood Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, AZ
And father of current AC student

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Family Weekend Sunday Brunch
Main Dining Hall
$7.31 (including tax), pay at the door (students use meal plan, if on one)

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Faculty Recital
Wynne Chapel

Hours for various sites on campus:

Pouch Club
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Kangaroo Coffee Company
Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – Midnight

Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Abell Library
Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – Midnight

Other Opportunities

Family Weekend


The American Cowboy: GENERATIONS
Photographs by father and son, Bank and John Langmore,
Representing over forty years documenting the American West
Johnson Gallery – 2nd floor Wright Campus Center

Scott Watkins, Jacksonville University professor of piano – recital
October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Wynne Chapel


Denison Main Street Fall Fest
Downtown Main Street – Denison, TX
Saturday, October 3
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“At Dock” tours of the replica Brigantine Tall Ship
Compass Rose
Grandpappy Marina – Lake Texoma
Saturday, October 3
$10 adults/$5 children

(at the door to Honors Court/Collins Fountain and back of Wortham Center)