Family Day 2018
For students and their families. Students' younger siblings are also invited to spend the night or the weekend on campus with them.
Registration and Parking
Hospitality will begin in the Kanter Student Center Atrium at 10 a.m. Families may pick up a campus map and information about the day's activities. All academic buildings and residence halls will be open for visitation.
You may park in Lot #10. View our campus map!
10 a.m. to Noon
Registration - Kanter Student Center Atrium
Guests may pick up a campus map, purchase discounted football game tickets, purchase meal bundle tickets, pick up free planetarium tickets, register for the Little Siblings Weekend, sign up for a guided tour, and receive general information about the day’s activities. (Discounted football tickets are only available at this time)
10 a.m. to Noon
Balloon Brigade and Arts/Crafts
Sponsored by Spirit & Tradition - Kanter Student Center Atrium
1 to 3 p.m.
Guided Tours - Academic Buildings and Residence Halls
Guided tours will be provided for academic and residence hall buildings lasting 15-30 minutes. Sign up for a tour at the RHA table in the Kanter Student Center atrium from 10 am to noon.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wayne State Bookstore
The Wayne State College Bookstore will be open for your convenience in shopping. Stop and check out the Wayne State gifts and clothing for the whole family. The Bookstore is located in the atrium of the Kanter Student Center.
Noon to 2 p.m.
Games on the Green
Sponsored by RHA, SAB, and Active Minds.
Outdoor games and activities will be held on the Band Field, north of Lot #10. Enjoy lawn games, chalk and fun activities with family and friends. A great time for all ages!
11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Planetarium Shows - Carhart Science Building
11 a.m. show STARS
Noon show Earth, Moon & Sun
1 p.m. show The Stars We Don’t See
2 p.m. show Astronaut
3 p.m. show Compass, Calendar & Clock
All shows are free but require tickets. Tickets are available at the Kanter Student Center Information Desk (atrium).
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Family Day Brunch - Kanter Student Center Cafeteria
All you-care-to-eat omelets, scrambled eggs, French toast, roast beef, spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, chicken breast with wild rice, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, soup, salad bar, dessert bar, hard and soft serve ice cream, beverages and more! $8.00 per person; $5.00 for children 10 & under (3 & under are free)
Family Day Dinner - Kanter Student Center Cafeteria
All-you-care-to-eat BBQ sandwiches, bratwurst, hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries, pasta bar, bread sticks, salad bar, dessert bar, hard and soft serve ice cream, beverages and more! $8.00 per person; $5.00 for children 10 & under (3 & under are free)
Meal Bundle (purchasing both brunch and dinner tickets together for meals in the Kanter Student Center cafeteria)
$15.00 per person; $10.00 for children 10 & under (3 & under are free)
4:30 p.m. thru the Third Quarter of Football Game - Photo Booth
Tailgate Party - South End Zone
Join other Wildcat fans for a tailgate party at the south end zone (Recreation Center if weather is inclement). Typical tailgate fare with grilled items, chips and soda. Adults $8 person, under 12 years old $5
Football Game – Wayne State vs Augustana
Stadium/Cunningham Field, Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy collegiate football and be entertained by the Wildcat Marching Band, Flag Corps and Yell Squad. A fireworks display will be provided immediately following the game.Discounted early ticket sales available at the Kanter Student Center atrium (10 a.m. to Noon only). Discounted early tickets -- Adults - $5; children K-12 - $3 General Admission Tickets - Adults $10, Senior (62 &up) $8, Children K-12 $5, Pre-school Free
Little Siblings Weekend
The Office of Residence Life (402-375-7318) invites relatives 6 to 16 years old to spend the night or the weekend on campus with their older brother or sister for Little Sibs Weekend. A variety of age-appropriate activities will be sponsored throughout the weekend for both the student and sibling to enjoy. The “sibling” does not have to be an actual sibling: cousins, friends, neighbors, etc. are allowed. WSC students are permitted to host a maximum of four siblings. Should you need to request to host more siblings, please contact the Office of Residence Life.
Siblings will be able to stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday (Sept. 14 & 15) in their relative’s residence hall room. WSC students will be responsible for hosting and supervising their sibling(s). Registration to stay overnight is required. The deadline to order a Little Sibs Weekend shirt is August 31, 2018. Pre-registration and order forms for Little Sibs Weekend will be available via email on August 1, 2018. Registration to stay overnight will also occur at the Registration Table located in the Kanter Student Center from 10 a.m. to Noon on September 15, 2018 but order forms for shirts will not be available.