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Family Weekend 2016
Friday, September 30 - October 2, 2016

Current students, parents and siblings are invited to a weekend full of activities, informative panel discussions, and sporting events. Enjoy all that Reinhardt has to offer and time with your Eagle.

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 30

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

   Tour the Funk Heritage Center (Museum)

The Funk Heritage Center on the campus of Reinhardt University is Georgia's official frontier and Southeastern Indian interpretive center. The Heritage Center is also certified by the National Park Service Trail of Tears as an interpretive site. The Bennett History Museum is focused on interpreting the history of the Southeastern Indians and Appalachian settlers of the region. In this modern facility, there are interactive exhibits, a 15-minute film, contemporary Native American art and thousands of historic hand tools displayed in a special gallery. Walking trails lead to a native plant garden and to the Appalachian Settlement located behind the museum facility. There, you will find 19th century farm buildings and historic log cabins. General Admission Prices:

  • Adults 18 and Up: $6.00
  • Seniors Over 65: $5.50
  • Active Duty Military Free
  • Under 18: $4.00

To find out more visit the Funk Heritage Center Website

 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

   Reinhardt Bookstore Open (Hasty Student Life Center)

Be sure to stop by the bookstore for your RU merchandise!

Visit the Reinhardt Bookstore Online

 

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

   Registration/Hospitality Center (Hasty Student Life Center)

The check-in and registration desk is located at Hasty Student Life Center. Registration packets, information, nametags, can be picked up here. The Hasty Student Life Center will be open during the weekend for your convenience. Stop by and relax between activities. This is your home base on campus.

 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

   Campus Beautification Day (Eagle Statue)

RU Green is sponsoring a Campus Beautification Day as a day of service where students, faculty and staff are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and don their gardening gloves to beautify their campus. We will be planting flowers and picking up recycled materials. Bring a Friend we will have free soft drinks, snacks and gloves! Beautifiers will tackle projects in and around the campus so wear comfortable clothing and we will supply you with all the materials necessary like gloves, shovels and rakes. Team leaders will guide you as you participate in the various activities.

To find out more about Campus Beautification Day visit the Website

 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

   Student/Parent Disc Golf Tournament (Reinhardt Central)

Ever heard of disc golf?  Here in Reinhardt, this new sport is rapidly growing with our 9-hole Disc Golf Course.  Disc golf is similar to traditional golf, but instead, Frisbee-like discs are used.  This is a great way to see the beauty of the University campus. The course is 2,278 feet long, par 31, and demands accuracy among the pine and hardwood trees. The course winds beside the popular Lake Mullenix and East/West Apartments. Discs are available for check from Reinhardt Central. No advance registration required, just show up if you want to participate. Meet at Reinhardt Central located in the lower level of the Hasty Student Life Center.  This event is sponsored by the Disc Golf Club.

Find out more about the University Disc Golf course

 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

   Athletic Hall of Fame Event (Gordy Dining Center)

With a strong foundation in athletic excellence both on and off the field, Reinhardt University is proud to announce its inaugural class of inductees to the Reinhardt Athletics Hall of Fame. The creation of the Reinhardt Athletics Hall of Fame was announced in March, and nominations were sought for former athletes, coaches, teams and special contributors for their athletic achievements, professional achievement and/or their distinguished service to the athletic program. The nine individuals and one team will be inducted to the Reinhardt Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony Sept. 30.

Find out more about the Reinhardt Athletic Hall of Fame

 

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

   Theatre Performance: Blithe Spirit (Downtown Canton Theatre)

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati.

Click to find out more or to purchase tickets

 

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

   Family Karaoke Night (Bannister Glasshouse)

Calling all parents!  Join your student and show off your skills with Reinhardt’s Family Karaoke Night! Showcase your musical talent in front all of your new friends. We've all dreamed of being a “Rockstar,” now is your chance. The event is free, family friendly, and open to all guests.  Light refreshments will be available.  This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

 

Saturday, October 1

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

   Pre-Game Tailgate (Gym Parking Lot)

Tailgating is rapidly becoming a Reinhardt tradition before the Eagles take the field. Enjoy some music and grab some friends and family members to play Corn Hole and Can Jam. You may bring your own picnic items and food to the tailgate parking area.

Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis starting at 8:00 a.m.

 

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

   Registration/Hospitality Center (Hasty Student Life Center)

The check-in and registration desk is located at Hasty Student Life Center. Registration packets, information, nametags, can be picked up here. The Hasty Student Life Center will be open during the weekend for your convenience. Stop by and relax between activities. This is your home base on campus.

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

   Exploring the World with Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities (Dobbs Atrium)

At Reinhardt learning opportunities extend beyond the classroom.  Take this chance to explore the range of internships and study abroad opportunities available to Reinhardt students. Travel to far away places such as Greece, Mexico, Italy and Europe. In addition, Reinhardt students complete internships in the corporate, medical, nonprofit and in a variety of other fields. This information session, geared toward parents, covers many aspects of study abroad and internship including planning and logistics.

 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

   Tour the Funk Heritage Center (Museum)

The Funk Heritage Center on the campus of Reinhardt University is Georgia's official frontier and Southeastern Indian interpretive center. The Heritage Center is also certified by the National Park Service Trail of Tears as an interpretive site. The Bennett History Museum is focused on interpreting the history of the Southeastern Indians and Appalachian settlers of the region. In this modern facility, there are interactive exhibits, a 15-minute film, contemporary Native American art and thousands of historic hand tools displayed in a special gallery. Walking trails lead to a native plant garden and to the Appalachian Settlement located behind the museum facility. There, you will find 19th century farm buildings and historic log cabins. General Admission Prices:

  • Adults 18 and Up: $6.00
  • Seniors Over 65: $5.50
  • Active Duty Military Free
  • Under 18: $4.00
To find out more visit the Funk Heritage Center Website

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

   Reinhardt Update (Dobbs Atrium)

Join President Mallard to hear what the future holds for Reinhardt. President Mallard will walk you through some of the exciting things your student can expect during his/her time at RU.

 

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

   Family Weekend Lunch Buffet (Gordy Dining Center)

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat game day buffet prepared by Reinhardt’s Food Services. Take this opportunity to socialize with other students and their families.  For those not on a meal plan, please pay on site.

 

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

   Reinhardt Football vs. Bluefield College (Ken White Field)

Come see the Reinhardt University Football team take on the Rams of Bluefield College!

 

4:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

   Family Weekend Dinner Buffet (Gordy Dining Center)

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet prepared by Reinhardt’s Food Services. Take this opportunity to socialize with other students and their families.  For those not on a meal plan, please pay on site.

 

5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

   Reinhardt Women's Soccer vs. St. Andrews (Ken White Field)

Come see the Reinhardt University Women’s Soccer team take on the Knights of St. Andrews University!

 

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

   Shak'n on the Plaza Featuring Melonfunky (Donor Plaza)

Bring your chairs and blankets and join us for a sunset outdoor concert featuring Melonfunky. Melonfunky is a Georgia-based jam band who play original material along with a wide variety of covers spanning from rock, to funk, to blues, to blue-grass. This sunset event is free, family friendly, and open to all guests. This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

 

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

   Reinhardt Men's Soccer vs. St. Andrews (Ken White Field)

Come see the Reinhardt University Men’s Soccer team take on the Knights of St. Andrews University!

 

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

   Theatre Performance: Blithe Spirit (Downtown Canton Theatre)

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati.

Click to find out more or to purchase tickets

 

Sunday, October 2

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

   Sunday Brunch (Gordy Center)

All Reinhardt families and students are invited to enjoy Sunday brunch in the Gordy Center. For those not on a meal plan, please pay on site.

 

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

   Tour the Funk Heritage Center (Museum)

The Funk Heritage Center on the campus of Reinhardt University is Georgia's official frontier and Southeastern Indian interpretive center. The Heritage Center is also certified by the National Park Service Trail of Tears as an interpretive site. The Bennett History Museum is focused on interpreting the history of the Southeastern Indians and Appalachian settlers of the region. In this modern facility, there are interactive exhibits, a 15-minute film, contemporary Native American art and thousands of historic hand tools displayed in a special gallery. Walking trails lead to a native plant garden and to the Appalachian Settlement located behind the museum facility. There, you will find 19th century farm buildings and historic log cabins. General Admission Prices:

  • Adults 18 and Up: $6.00
  • Seniors Over 65: $5.50
  • Active Duty Military Free
  • Under 18: $4.00

To find out more visit the Funk Heritage Center Website

 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

   Theatre Performance: Blithe Spirit (Downtown Canton Theatre)

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati.

Click to find out more or to purchase tickets

 

 


For more information for students and families, please contact
Student Activities, 770-720-9238, MEK@reinhardt.edu

For more information for alumni, please contact
Office of Alumni, 770-720-5508, SSP@reinhardt.edu