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Family Weekend

  • Family Weekend 2016

    Family Weekend  is an annual event sponsored by the Student Activities Organization. We have a full weekend of fun activities planned for you and your family, taking place from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. We hope you can join us!

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      Schedule of Events 

    • Friday, September 30, 2016




      12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Weekday MassImmaculate Conception Chapel
      4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Dinner on your own 
      5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

      Open Swim
      Come and enjoy a nice relaxing swim and dive in the Stokes Athletics Center Pool during your weekend getaway! 

      Stokes Athletics Center (Natatorium)
      7 p.m. - 9 p.m.Live Music by John Rush
      SFU brings live music entertainment by John Rush, also known as the "Human iPod." He can play over 75 hours of music, all taken from audience requests! Come out and enjoy!  
      JFK Center Lounge
      7 p.m. - 9 p.m.Ice Cream Sundae Bar

      All your classic flavors and toppings; yum!

      JFK Center Lounge
      9 p.m. - 11 p.m.So You Think You Can Dance

      Come out and see the amazing talent that SFU has as the Dance Club hosts "So You Think You Can Dance."

      JFK Center Auditorium
      10 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.Family Weekend Movie Event: Finding Dory  Frankie's
      Saturday, October 1, 2016




      8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Gamma Sigma Sigma Color Run
      Join the Sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma as they run decorated in color for a cause!
      Campus Mall
      10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Parent's Coffee & Conversation
      Parent's you're invited to stop by, grab a coffee and a danish, and meet members of the SFU Student Life staff! Student Life staff will be on hand to address any questions you may have or direct you to other great resources that are available to you and your student.                                    
      JFK Conference Room (inside Frankie's) 
      10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.Tour of Immaculate Conception Chapel and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto & Stations of the Cross
      Come explore these two beautiful locations on campus where so many of our students take time to pray, reflect, and be in communion with God.                          
      Immaculate Conception Chapel 
      11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Tour of the Schwab Gardents
      A destination center for many Catholic retreat groups; come and discover the beautiful gardens as established by Charles Schwab in the early 20th century and maintained still today by our Francis Friars, T.O.R. 

      JFK Information Desk (hosted by Br. Vincent Yeager, T.O.R.)
      11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Family Weekend Tailgate with SAO
      Come enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs, while participating in backyard games. Get 'em while they're hot; these burgers and dogs are going fast!  
      Frankie's Patio
      12 p.m. - 2 p.m."Finding Frankie" Scavenger Hunt

      Younger siblings will have a blast discovering more about Saint Francis University in this self-guided scavenger hung, while collecting Frankie tokens that can be cashed in for a prize!

      JFK Information Desk
      1 p.m. Red Flash Football v. Malone UniversityDeGol Field
      1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family Fun Center

      Fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, including: Snakes Alive Reptile Exhibit, Animal Land's Create-A-Pet station, a magician, face painting, the Balloon Artist Louis Paul, Caricature Artists, Sub-Zero Ice Cream, snow cones, popcorn, $5 movie sale, and so much more!

      JFK Center Lounge
      1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Rock Climbing Wall  Campus Mall
      2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

      Petting Zoo
      Come out and see a lot of cute and fuzzy animals, including ponies, puppies and goats! You will be able to pet, hold, and feed the baby animals!

      Campus Mall
      2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Delta Phi Epsilon Painting Class

      Join the Sisters of DPhiE in a painting class where you will learn how to paint and have a beautiful canvas to take home with you!

      4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MassImmaculate Conception Chapel
      4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open Swim

      Come explore the awesome experience of SCUBA Diving right here at SFU, hosted by the SFU SCUBA Club. Registration fee of $10 per participant with accompanying liability waiver form. 

      Stokes Athletics Center (Natatorium)
      5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Family Weekend Movie Event: Finding DoryFrankie's
      8 p.m. - 10 p.m. BINGO hosted by Gamma Sigma Sigma

      Come play BINGO and win amazing prizes! It only costs $1 to play!

      Sunday, October 2, 2016




      10 a.m. - 11 a.m.SFU Family Weekend Mass for Families
      Come celebrate the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, in the true presence of Christ, and receive God's blessings upon your family! Our Celebrate will be Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D, President of Saint Francis University.
      Immaculate Conception Chapel
      11 a.m. 

      Brunch with the President
      Join Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D, President of Saint Francis University for a delicious Sunday brunch, including a special performance by the SFU Chorus! 
      *Pre-registration required.

      JFK Center Lounge 
      Additional Information

      Family Weekend/Siblings' Sleepover Registration

      Friday 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
      Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      JFK Information Desk

      Be sure to check-in with us to receive the updated schedule and additional information for the weekend!

      2016 Family Weekend Feature Film

      Show times:
      Friday 10 p.m.
      Saturday 5:30 p.m.
      All showings will be held in Frankie's on the bottom floor of JFK

      Come out and watch a Disney/Pixar 2016 film, Finding Dory!

      Dining Options

      Torvian Dining Hall
      Friday: Breakfast 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m./ Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m./ Dinner 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
      Saturday & Sunday: Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m./ 2 p.m. - 4 p.m./ Dinner 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
      [Breakfast $6.50, Lunch $7.25, Dinner $8.25]

      Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
      Saturday & Sunday: 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.

      Adamucci Cafe
      Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
      Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
      Sunday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

      SFU Barnes & Noble Bookstore

      Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Sunday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

      Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

      Open Exhibit:
      Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

      Immergrun Golf Course

      Call 814.471.9650 and schedule your tee times to take advantage of the special Family Weekend rates!
      Friday through Sunday [$7/9-holes; $7/cart]
      Tee time and size of group must be called-in in advance. 

      Stokes Athletics Center Pool

      Friday: 7:35 p.m. - 9:35 p.m.
      Saturday: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

      Take a dive, relax, or splash around in the pool while you enjoy your weekend getaway!