By Jeff Murphy, September 26, 2019
WARRENSBURG, MO – Parents and siblings of University of Central Missouri students will converge on Warrensburg the weekend of Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27-29 for the annual Family Weekend.
Activities begin Friday and include an evening dinner special, beginning at 5 p.m. at Traditions Restaurant, located at the Mules National Golf Club, 5 Par Drive, Pertle Springs; a free movie, “Selena”, shown at 7 and 10 p.m. at the Elliott Student Union Cinema; Jennies Soccer vs Western Missouri State University, 8 p.m., South Recreation Complex; and the Family Weekend Mules After Dark presentation, “MO’s Murder Mystery,” at 8 p.m;, in Union 240.
The Color Run kicks off Saturday morning festivities, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. on the east side of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, followed by the run at 9 a.m. Parents Weekend participants are invited to view pop-ups from special collections at the McClure Archives and University Museum, James C. Kirkpatrick Library Room 1470, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. An interactive display also will be available on the first floor of the library at that time. Other Saturday events include the Honors College Open House, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Ward Edwards Building Atrium; Family Weekend Tailgate, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the north side of the Elliott Student Union; and the football game featuring the UCM Mules and Washburn University at 1 p.m. at Audrey J. Walton Stadium. Additionally, the free movie, “Back to the Future,” will be available at 5, 7 and 10 p.m. in the Union Cinema; dinner in Ellis Dining Center and Westside Market in Todd Hall, 5-7 p.m.; and the 20th annual Talent Show is at 7 p.m. in Union 240.
Sunday activities include brunch 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Traditions, 5 Par Drive; Jennies soccer vs. Northwest Missouri State University at 1 p.m., South Recreation Complex; a concert, 3 p.m. in Hendricks Hall; and the movie, “Back to the Future” at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Cinema.
To accommodate families who wish to obtain university gear and memorabilia, the University Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Individuals who want to know more, including how to obtain tickets for the football game, tailgate, and other sporting events can go to https://www.ucmo.edu/family.