Family Day

Family Day 2018

Schedule of Events


Events are subject to change. Check back often as more events are being added!

Family Day will proceed as planned rain or shine. In the event of lightning, some activities may be delayed until the scattered storms pass through the area. We hope to see you on campus! Go Bears!

Friday, October 5

Art Gallery Exhibit

The Baum Gallery will be open for viewing our current exhibit:
Peter Pincus: Color and Form
Art Process: Drawings and More

10:00 am-5:00 pm – McCastlain Hall | Free | Click here for more information


Planetarium Show: “Edge of Darkness”

Enjoy a tour of the universe! Doors open 30 minutes before the show.  No admittance once show has begun.

8:00-9:00 pm  –  Dr. Edmond E. Griffin Planetarium, UCA Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences (Bruce Street)  | Free |  Click here for more information


Saturday, October 6

Engaged Learning Opportunities

UCA offers many academic opportunities for students. Join us for coffee and learn from a panel of experts about how your student can take advantage of opportunities for internships, study abroad, service learning, and academic research. 

9:00-10:00 am – Student Center Ballroom 


Students & Families Brunch

Enjoy brunch with UCA faculty and staff, and phenomenal guest speaker, Dr. Amy Baldwin, director of UCA’s Department of Student Transitions. Tickets required.

10:00-11:30 am – McCastlain Ballroom  |  $10 (Tickets Required)

Click here to purchase tickets


White Coat Ceremony (School of Nursing)

The School of Nursing will hold their Third Annual White Coat Ceremony for current students. 

9:00 am – Reynolds Performance Hall


Information Fair & Bookstore Open House

UCA offers numerous support services to ensure our students succeed.  The Info Fair will provide you with more information on these resources, and staff will be available to answer questions about tutoring services, financial aid, housing, and student activities. The UCA Bookstore will also be open.

11:00 am-1:00 pm – UCA Student Center, 1st Floor


UCA Men’s Soccer vs University of Evansville

2:00 pm – Bill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex  |  Free |  Click here for more information


Picnic Lunch

Satisfy your hunger with a free hamburger or hot dog!

2:00-5:00 pm (or while supplies last)  –  Practice Field  |  Free | corner of Farris Road and Bruce Street; see map below


Concessions

Come grab a snack with some free funnel cakes, popcorn, and cotton candy!

2:00-6:00 pm  –  Practice Field | Free | corner of Farris Road and Bruce Street; see map below


Entertainment and Attractions

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy one of the many inflatable attractions, play some lawn games, have your picture taken at the photo booth, or get your face painted! Additionally, there will be other games and activities for you to participate in provided various UCA student organizations.

NOTE: To participate in activities a liability waiver must be signed at the welcome booth.

2:00-6:00 pm  –  Practice Field   |  Free |  corner of Farris Road and Bruce Street; see map below


Tailgating

2:00-6:00 pm  –  Bruce Street (Purchased Tailgating Spots Only)


BBQ Sauce Contest

UCA’s Residential Colleges will host their annual BBQ sauce contest during the tailgate! Purchase a pork sandwich, choice of faculty/student sauce, chips, and a drink for $5. All proceeds will go to the UCA Bear Essentials Food Pantry.

2:00-6:00pm (or while supplies last) –  Residential College tent, Bruce Street  |  $5 


President’s Reception

President Houston Davis and Mrs. Davis invite you to enjoy refreshments at their home.  Stop by and say hello to UCA’s first family!

3:00 pm – President’s House, Corner of Donaghey Avenue and South Street  |  Free |  Shuttles will be provided from the practice field area.


Alumni Tailgate

3:00-5:00 pm  –  Alumni Pavilion


UCA Football vs. Houston Baptist University

6:00 pm Kickoff  –  Estes Stadium 

Specially-priced Family Day tickets ($8) available online at UCASports.com using promo code: BEARFAM18


Planetarium Show: “Edge of Darkness”

Enjoy a tour of the universe! Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.  No admittance once show has begun.

8:00-9:00 pm  –  Dr. Edmond E. Griffin Planetarium, UCA Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences (Bruce Street)  |  Click here for more information


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do I park?

  • There is no designated parking for Family Day.  You are allowed to park in any parking space on campus that is not reserved or a designated handicap space.

Have other questions? Feel free to email us at studentlife@uca.edu

We look forward to seeing you at UCA Family Day 2018!