Family Weekend 2023 Schedule – Asbury University
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Family Weekend 2023 Schedule

The schedule below provides suggestions of things you can do with your student, but feel free to spend time together however you want—shopping, eating at a favorite restaurant, exploring Asbury’s hiking trails, or enjoying the many opportunities Lexington and the surrounding area have to offer!

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Friday, September 29

10 a.m.Chapel with Dr. Kevin J. Brown, President
Hughes Auditorium
Due to seating limitations, students will remain in their assigned seats while family members sit in Balcony sections A & G (closest to the stage).
1 – 3 p.m.Alumni Open House
Alumni House
1 – 3 p.m.Admissions Open House
Welcome Center (Corbitt Hall)
Campus tours depart at 1 and 2 p.m.
1 – 3 p.m.Campus Programs & Resources Open House
Welcome Center (Corbitt Hall) Presentation Room

Come learn more about the resources and programs available to Asbury students.

  • Center for Academic Excellence
  • Academic Accessibility Resources
  • Catalyst I (Center for Career and Calling)
  • Catalyst II (Cross Cultural Engagement and Study Abroad)
  • AU Honors Program
2 p.m.Equine Center Tour
Equine Center, 744 Shanty Hill Rd.
Meet at the main barn for a tour of our 300-acre equine farm located alongside the Kentucky River.
3 – 4 p.m.Academic Department Open Houses
Various locations

Meet faculty from your student’s academic department

  • Dayton School of Business – Shaw 121
  • School of Communication Arts – Miller Screening Room (311)
  • School of Education – Morrison 405
  • Shaw School of Sciences (includes Mathematics) – Shaw 215
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences – Kinlaw Library, 3rd floor
3 – 5 p.m.Art + Design Photo Lab Open House
Hamann-Ray Bldg, Room 312

Stop by the Photo Lab for an opportunity to make your own photographic print and to look through a camera obscura.  Free and open to all!

6:30 p.m.Roundnet Exhibition
Reasoner Green
Come watch this exciting club sport in an exhibition game of students vs. coaches!
6:30 p.m.Men's Soccer (2nd Team) vs. Thomas More
Soccer Field
7:30 p.m.Family Weekend Band & Orchestra Concert
Jameson Recital Hall
Featuring Concert Band, Orchestra
9 p.m.WHAM (Worship Him at Midnight)
Luce Auditorium, Shaw Collaborative Learning Center
An evening of student-led worship

Saturday, September 30

9 a.m.Parents’ Breakfast with the President
Johnson Dining Hall

$10/person, advance purchase only by Sept. 22. (Registration has closed.) Program will conclude by 10:30 a.m.

10 a.m.Softball vs. Alumni
Kirkland Complex
11 a.m.Family Weekend Ensemble Concert & Reception
Jameson Recital Hall
Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Choir, Handbell Choir, Chorale, Chamber Ensembles Reception immediately following in the Band Room, featuring Jazz Ensemble
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Pizzas from Around the World
One Mission Society Student Center
Enjoy FREE Ale-8 and stone oven pizzas with an international flair or make your own!
1 p.m.Baseball vs. Alumni
Kirkland Complex
2 p.m.Comedy Theatre & Family Communication
Screening Room, Miller Center for Communication Arts
Parents and students, come learn strategies for good parent-child communication through this hilarious, instructive blend of comedy theatre and good teaching led by professors from Asbury's Communication & Theatre Department.
3 p.m.Baseball Scrimmage, Black vs. Purple
Kirkland Complex
4 – 7 p.m.World Gospel Mission Goat Roast
WGM Student Center
A fun cultural experience including FREE goat meat, live music and yard games. (Some additional items/activities available for a donation.)

The Eagle Outlet and HICCUP coffee shop will also be open the following hours to serve you:

Eagle Outlet – Rader Student Center, Lower Level
Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

HICCUP – Rader Student Center, Main Floor
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 7 – 10 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed for chapel 9:40 – 11:15 a.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.