9/18/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Family Weekend 2015 promises to be full of fun and excitement with many activities that appeal to all families being planned. Those participating can spend time visiting the campus, cheering on the Eagles, taking in a movie or participating in several other fun activities.
Join us for the day or stay for the weekend! While event reservations are not needed, some events may require advanced purchase of tickets.
On Friday, Sept. 25, the Recreation Center will be open from 3 to 10 p.m. The entire facility will be open for students to use with their families. The climbing wall hours are 3 to 8 p.m., while pool hours are 6 to 9 p.m.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, participants can attend the Women’s Soccer Game at the Ferguson Soccer Field as the AU Lady Eagles host Northwood.
Then at 8:30 p.m., an Outdoor Movie Night will be held featuring the family friendly movie, “Inside Out,” on the lawn of Founders Hall. The rain location will be Redwood Hall. Bring the blankets and lawn chairs and AU will provide the snacks and the movie.
Inside Out -- Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure. Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.
On Saturday, the day kicks off at the Farmer’s Market from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 1140 Claremont Ave. in Ashland.
This will be followed by Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Dining Hall in the lower level of Myers Convocation Center. The cost is: Adults: $11.05, Children (4-10): $5.55, per person. Students on the block meal plan may choose to use a 'guest swipe' in lieu of payment. Freshmen may choose to pay for additional meals with Eagle Dollars at a discounted cost of $8.85 per person.
At 11 a.m., the Women's Club Rugby team will host Tiffin University’s club rugby team on the Intramural Field.
The Recreation Center will be open from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday with the climbing wall open from 3 to 8 p.m. and the pool open from noon to 9 p.m.
At 1 p.m., the Men's Club Rugby team will host the Wittenberg University club rugby team on the Intramural Field.
Then from 1:30 to 3 p.m., a President’s Coffee will be held at the Eagles’ Nest. Both parents and students have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Dr. Carlos Campo, Ashland University’s 30th President, and members of the Ashland University community during this informal gathering. Casual attire is appropriate. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
The Student Center Lobby will be set up from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with a variety of projects, including:
-- A Coupons for Troops Service Project where people can donate manufacturer coupons (up to six months past the expiration date) to be cut and sorted at a later time and sent to our adopted military base overseas. For more information about this program, visit www.coupsfortroops.com. Donations may be dropped off in the Student Center Lobby.
-- A Global Education Information Table where people can stop by to chat about the many wonderful opportunities for your student to study abroad. For more information on upcoming tours, please visit www.ashland.edu/study-abroad.
-- A Souvenir Stop where people can stop by and strike a pose for a fantastic family keepsake photo. Receive two photos per family while supplies last.
-- A Teddy Bear Drive, where people can donate a new teddy bear and receive a 20 percent off coupon good for Ashland University apparel and select items in the Campus Store. The Student Senate Teddy Bear Drive has brought comfort to children in the Ashland area for over a decade. Donated new teddy bears and stuffed animals are provided to the local police department to share with children involved in car accidents and traumatic events. Approximately 300 new teddy bears and stuffed animals are donated annually. Drop off new donations in the Student Center Lobby to receive a 20 percent off coupon. Only new teddy bears and stuffed animals will be accepted for this drive.
At 3:30 p.m., The Solo Circus featuring Michael DuBois will be held in Redwood Hall. The Solo Circus, featuring Michael DuBois, is a fast paced, audience interactive and technical skills variety show including an all-original presentation of magic, juggling, circus and sideshow stunts all wrapped in a blanket of comedy. Prepare to be amazed – don’t miss this show!
Dinner will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Dining Hall in the lower level of Myers Convocation Center. The cost is: Adults: $14.10, Children (4-10): $7.05, per person. Students on the block meal plan may choose to use a 'guest swipe' in lieu of payment. Freshmen may choose to pay for additional meals with Eagle Dollars at a discounted cost of $11.30 per person.
The Eagles’ Nest, located on the main floor of the Student Center, also will be open for dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight.
At 6 p.m. on Jack Miller Stadium lawn, No Pawz Left Behind will be held. AU’s student-led service organization, AU G.I.V.S. is teaming up with No Pawz Left Behind, a local non-profit organization specializing in advocacy, adoption awareness, and fundraising for the Ashland County Dog Shelter. Stop by to meet some adorable dogs that are available for adoption and learn more about ways you can support our furry friends. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Ashland County Dog Shelter and will be used to purchase food, supplies and to offset medical costs.
At 7 p.m. at Jack Miller Stadium, the football game between the AU Eagles and the Findlay Oilers will be held. Tickets are $10 General Seating, $15 Reserved Chair Back Seating, and $3 Senior Citizens and school-aged children. The game is free for AU Students with ID card. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling 419.289.5475.
On Sunday, Sept. 27, morning, two church services will be held – one at 10:30 a.m. at Park Street Brethren Church, 619 Park Street, and one at 10:30 a.m. Five Stones Community Church in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on campus. Casual attire is appropriate for these services.
A Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the lower level of Myers Convocation Center. The cost is: Adults: $14.10, Children (4-10): $7.05, per person. Students on the block meal plan may choose to use a 'guest swipe' in lieu of payment. Freshmen may choose to pay for additional meals with Eagle Dollars at a discounted cost of $11.30 per person.
A number of overnight accommodations are available in and around Ashland, including:
Jenny Wade Bed & Breakfast
302 Center Street, Ashland | 419.606.4433
College House Bed & Breakfast
134 College Avenue, Ashland | collegehousebb.com
Winfield Bed & Breakfast
1568 St. Rt. 60, Ashland | 1.800.269.7166
Holiday Inn Express
St. Rt. 250 and I-71, Ashland
Those with questions regarding the weekend can contact the Department of Student Life at 419.289.5325 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Campus Bookstore Hours for the weekend are:
Friday, September 25|8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 26 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 | Noon – 3 p.m.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.