FHSU Family Events
Fall Family Day
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Check-in Opens - Sunset Lounge Atrium, Memorial Union
- Families will pick up nametags, shirts, Family Day schedule, and tickets for the brunch and tailgate.
- T-shirts are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Directions to the Fishing Derby will be available.
8:30 - 11 AM
Fishing Derby hosted by Intramurals
- Gear and bait available for families to fish for catfish. Fish will be cleaned and filleted for participants.
- No fishing license required for participants under the age of 16.
- Fishing licenses for adults can be obtained in advance online at the Kansas Parks, Wildlife and Tourism website, at a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Office, and in advance or on the day of the Fishing Derby at Wal-Mart and Vanderbilt's in Hays. One-day licenses can be purchased for $8.50.
10:30 AM - Noon
Opening Brunch - FHSU Ballroom, Memorial Union
Students and families can enjoy a hearty brunch in a casual come-&-go atmosphere.
1 - 3 PM
MakerSpace Open House - Forsyth Library, lower level
Families will be able to learn soldering with simple soldering kits, build rockets, learn about 3D printing, and how to the NOA robot. They will also get to see all of the fun toys available in MakerSpace.
1 - 3 PM
The Astounding Race - the Quad
Sponsored by the Global Leadership Project; fashioned after the TV show The Amazing Race, you and your family will follow clues and learn about other countries and global issues.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Faculty Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social - Memorial Union Patio
Students and families can enjoy make-your-own ice cream sundaes while meeting administrators, faculty and staff of FHSU.
4:15 - 5:15 PM
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Tiger Tailgate, Lewis Field Tailgating Lot (Look for the large white tent on the east side of the stadium)
Students and families can join all chapters of the Greek Community for some BBQ food and drink before the Tigers take on Central Oklahoma.
Student Paint Up - Lewis Field Stadium
Students and families can have their faces painted to support their fellow Tigers! This activity is sponsored by the University Activities Board (UAB).
FHSU Tigers Football vs.Central Oklahoma - Lewis Field Stadium
Tickets may be purchased at any of the ticket booths at the stadium.
Lil Sibs Weekend
Spring 2017 - date to be determined
The Office of First Year Experience and Residential Life welcome little siblings to the Fort Hays State University campus. This will be a residential event; only student living on-campus and their siblings are able to participate. Registration for Lil Sibs Weekend will be posted January 2017. There will be no registration fee, the weekend is primarily focused toward the 4 - 10 year old age range.
Spring Family Reunion
April 2017 - date to be determined
10 AM Brunch - Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union
This is a time to recognize the families who have been big supporters in our students' lives. The Family of the Year will be announced.
1 PM First Year Scholars Recognition - Trails Room, Memorial Union
We will recognize all of the first year students who have had outstanding academic achievement this last year. Parents and families are invited to attend.
1:30 PM Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society - Prairie Room, Memorial Union
Tau Sigma National Society is designed to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. This ceremony will be the induction of the new members for 2016. Parents and families are invited to come and support the FHSU students who are receiving this honor.