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Family Weekend


Family Weekend is a tradition at SMSU that brings
parents, siblings, grandparents, and family members to campus
to have fun with their student and experience campus with them.

Friday, September 17

*Dinner On Your Own  

7:00pm — Planetarium Show “Planet Earth in Our Solar System” followed by Laser Light Show — SM Building  (Limited seating for 60)

8:30pm — Take 2 Improv (Drama Club) —  Black Box Theatre, Fine Arts Building


Saturday, September 18

*Breakfast On Your Own                               

10:00am-4:00pm — *Coffeehouse @ SMSU Hours — Student Center Lower Level

10:00am-4:00pm — *Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hours — Student Center Lower Level

10:00am-Noon — Check-in: Schedules/Maps and Information — Student Center East Entrance

Noon — Family Lunch — CC Upper Level Ballroom

    Welcome by SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya and Student Association President, Ezira Tafa

    Menu to be determined. RSVP deadline is Noon, September 16th:   

1:00-1:30pm — Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, BA/CH Link

1:30-3:00pm — Word Art (DIY) first come/first serve —  SC 138 (Lower Level West Entrance)                

2:00-4:00pm — William Whipple Art Gallery —  Use the SMSU Library Entrance

3:00-5:00pm — RHA Yard Games (Bean Bags, Badminton, Yard Dice, Jingo, and more! Popcorn and Cotton Candy — SMSU Central Field

3:00-6:00pm — Student Center Mustang Zone (Free Play) —  SC Upper Level Game Room

3:00-6:00pm — AgBowl-Presented by Ralco-Activities — Regional Event Center Concourse

Activities for all ages will begin at 3 p.m., and include a petting zoo, tractor displays, hay rides, mini golf, ag-related booths, mechanical bull riding, farm-themed inflatables, a dunk tank, and a FREE football clinic hosted by SMSU football coaches and staff 3:00-4:00 p.m. The popular Kids Pedal Pull for ages 4-11 will take place with registration starting at 4 p.m.

The Ralco 'Food Zone' is serving food and beverages starting at 3:00-6:00 p.m. Hy-Vee, Chartwells, the SMSU Culinology Department and Lingen Dairy, have teamed-up to serve a meal featuring chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sliders, chicken drumsticks, honey Cajun tomatoes, caramel apple slices, ratatouille, butternut squash and milkshakes.

6:00pm —  *Mustang FB vs. UMary — The Schwan Regional Event Center

*Dinner On Your Own


Sunday, September 19

*Breakfast On Your Own

10:00am-4:00pm — *Coffeehouse @ SMSU Hours — Student Center Lower Level


Travel safely!

*denotes cost involved for this activity


Check back for schedule updates as we post them for our 2021 Family Weekend set for
Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Celebrate family with students who have loved ones far away!
We are all a part of the #MustangFamily!


For questions, suggestions, and more information:

Contact Scott Ewing: or 507-537-6394.  

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