UMD Family Weekend 2014

Friday, October 10
Community Day

There are exciting campus events scheduled for Friday. Events with a cost are marked with a "$" and all other events are free. For event details, click here.

Vista Fleet Cruise ~4:30-6:30 p.m. ~ Duluth Harbor     $
Join your student for a stunning fall cruise on Lake Superior

Women's Hockey ~ 6:07 p.m. ~ Amsoil Arena    $
The Bulldogs take on their arch rivals, the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota

Volleyball ~ 7:00 p.m.~ Romano Gymnasium     $
The Bulldogs take on the Mavericks from Minnesota State University-Mankato

Earth to Echo ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Bohannon Hall 90
The Kirby Program is sponsoring the showing of this family friendly film

Stargazing Tonight ~ 7 p.m. ~ Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium
Enjoy some time under the stars with...

A Doll's House ~ 7:30 p.m. ~ Marshall Performing Arts Center (MPAC)     $
Talented students perform in the  UMD Theatre Department's presentation of Ibsen's classic work.

In addition, there are wonderful sites to see in Duluth! If you arrive on Friday, we suggest the following activities. We've provided links to each one so that you can check them out.

Lake Superior Zoo        $
Spirit Mountain       $
S.S. William A. Irvin  (Haunted Ship tours, available only in the evenings - mention you're with UMD to receive a buy one-get one ticket offer)     $   

Saturday, October 11
Campus Day

Saturday's events are designed to help you learn more about your student's campus home. And your student is your tour guide! Events with a cost are marked with a "$" and all other events are free. For event details, click here.

Housing and Residence Life Reception ~ 9-10 a.m. ~ Ianni Lobby
Join your student in their UMD home for refreshments and a chance to mingle with other parents and students as well as members of the Housing and Residence Life team.

Family Weekend Features ~ 10 a.m.-12 noon 
Each of the areas below will welcome you to check out the area, meet members of the faculty and staff, and learn more about what's happening for students!

The  Kirby Student Center Lounge is your starting point! Meet there for maps, directions, photos with Champ (from 10am-11am) and a chance for a "fireside chat" with UMD Administrators.
    College of Liberal Arts
    Labovitz School of Business and Economics
    School of Fine Arts
    Swenson College of Science and Engineering
    College of Education & Human Service Professions (CEHSP)
    Career and Internship Services
    Information Technology and Systems and Services (ITSS)
    International Education
    Kathryn A. Martin Library and the Learning Commons
    Kirby Student Center
    Multicultural Center
    Recreational Sports Outdoor Programs
    University of Minnesota Duluth Police Department (UMDPD)

Weekend Brunch in the DC ~ 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ~ Dining Center    $
Weekend brunch is available in the Dining Center. Students with a meal plan have two guest passes and $175 in Dining Dollars, and they can use these options to purchase meals for family members. Otherwise, meals may be purchased at the cashier's stand for $8.29 ($5 for children 8 and under).

Earth to Echo ~ 3 p.m. ~ Bohannon Hall 90
The Kirby Program is sponsoring the showing of this family friendly film.

Volleyball ~ 4:00 p.m. ~ Romano Gymnasium    $
The Bulldogs take on the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears.

Dinner in the DC ~ 5~6 p.m. ~ Dining Center    $
Dinner is available in the Dining Center. Students with a meal plan have two guest passes and $175 in Dining Dollars, and they can use these options to purchase meals for family members. Otherwise, meals may be purchased at the cashier's stand for $8.99 ($5 for children 8 and under).

S'mores on Rock Hill ~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Rock Hill (located at the Observation Point at Bagley)
On a beautiful fall evening, some time outdoors in Duluth with a time-honored treat is just the right activity! Sometimes it does rain, so the alternate site in the event of inclement weather will be the Ianni Hall lobby.

Dynamic Earth ~ 7 p.m. ~ Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium   $
Enjoy some time under the stars with...

A Doll's House ~ 7:30 p.m. ~ MPAC    $
Talented students perform in the  UMD Theatre Department's presentation of Ibsen's classic work.

Black Holes ~ 8 p.m. ~ Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium   $
Enjoy some a special showing, just for family weekend...
Purchase tickets at the door. Discounted rate of $1 per person for this special showing.



Sunday, October 12
Invent Your Own Day

Sunday provides one more opportunity to take in the sites and sounds of Duluth! Events with a cost are marked with a "$" and all other events are free. 


For a link to our new 2014 Family Weekend photo gallery, click here...


For contact information, click here...