Wayne State College


Family Day and Little Siblings Weekend

  • September 13 - 14, 2019
  • 9:00 am
  • N/A

For students and their families. Students' younger siblings are also invited to spend the night or the weekend on campus with them.

Family Day

Family Day Schedule (Sept. 14)

9-11 a.m.
Kanter Student Center Atrium

  • Discounted tickets to the game (Adult $5; K-12 $3)
  • Chartwell’s meal tickets (brunch $8; dinner $8; or both meals for $15)
  • Planetarium tickets are FREE
  • Balloon artist and face painters will dazzle all with their creations
  • Participate in arts and crafts

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bookstore (Student Center) open

11 a.m.
STARS Planetarium Show - Fred G. Dale Planetarium in the Carhart Science Building 

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Brunch - Student Center Upper Cafeteria, includes standard resident dinining meal

Earth, Moon, and Sun Planetarium Show - Fred G. Dale Planetarium in Carhart Science Building

1 p.m.
Dawn of the Space Age Planetarium Show - Fred G. Dale Planetarium in Carhart Science Building

1-1:30 p.m.
Games on the Green in Willow Bowl offered by Residence Hall Association and Student Activities Board

  • Cotton candy and popcorn
  • Student organization sponsored carnival booths
  • Yard games
  • Music
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Food trucks

2 p.m.            
Astronaut Planetarium Show
- Fred G. Dale Planetarium in Carhart Science Building

3 p.m.
Oasis in Space Planetarium Show
- Fred G. Dale Planetarium in Carhart Science Building

4-6 p.m.  
Dinner in Student Center Upper Cafeteria - tailgate theme of burgers, dogs, pulled pork, pizza, chips, salads, etc.

4:30 p.m.
Memorial Stadium gates open, WSC Bookstore at Memorial Stadium

4:30 p.m. until 3rd Quarter
Panda Pix Photo Booth -
Memorial Stadium

5 p.m.            
Pac N Save tailgate
(Adults $8; K-12 $5)

6 p.m.            
Kick-off -
Football vs. Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs

After the game, fireworks will be set off during a display sponsored by Chartwell’s and the WSC Student Senate.



Little Siblings Weekend

The Office of Residence Life also invites relatives ages 6 to 16 to spend the night or weekend on campus with their older brother or sisters for the weekend of Sept. 13-14, in conjunction with Family Day. Youngsters may sign up for Little Sibling Weekend in August and up until the day of the event. Siblings will be able to stay the night on Friday and/or Saturday (Sept.13-14) 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. Pre-registration for Little Sibs weekend will be available Aug. 1. 

Both student and sibling may participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities throughout the weekend. The “sibling” does not have to be an actual sibling: cousins, friends, neighbors, or other young people are eligible. WSC students may host a maximum of four siblings. If students would like to request to host more siblings, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 402-375-7318

Registration to stay overnight will occur from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 13 at the registration table located in the Kanter Student Center. You will also be able to purchase Little Siblings bags while registering.