Florida State University
Parents' Weekend 2018: September 21 & 22


Programs & Activities


The following list is from last year's Parents' Weekend. Check back this summer for an updated list for Parents' Weekend 2018.

Friday, November 3

Time Event Place Description
9:00am - 8:00pm Check-in & Registration Oglesby Union Krentzman Lounge If you pre-registered, your tickets and tote bag will be available for you to pick up in Krentzman Lounge. Krentzman Lounge is located above The Community Table Restaurant. Walk-up registration will also be open.
10:00am - 8:00pm Paint-a-Pot Oglesby Union Art Center For good family fun come to the Art Center on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th and paint a pot, a cup, or plate. Your creative piece of art will be ready for you to pick up the following day.
10:00am - 9:00pm Parents' Weekend Bowling Special Oglesby Union Crenshaw Lanes Enjoy free bowling and billiards on Friday for all Parents' Weekend registrants, including children!
12:00pm - 7:00pm
Check out until 9:30pm
Silent Auction Art Gallery, Krentzman Lounge, Oglesby Student Union

FSU Family Connection would like to invite you to participate in the 6th Annual Garnet and Gold Fall Auction! This event is a silent auction during Parents' Weekend 2017 where you will have the opportunity to bid on prizes for you and your student!

The auction will take place on Friday, November 3rd from 12pm-7pm in the Art Gallery located in Krentzman Lounge in Oglesby Student Union. Auction items include special deals at local shops and restaurants, leisure and recreational packages, themed gift baskets, signed FSU memorabilia and much, much more!

We hope that you take advantage of this exciting opportunity to show your school spirit and support the FSU Family Fund! We can't wait to see you there!

9:00am - 4:00pm Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits
530 West Call Street, Room 250

Visit: mofa.fsu.edu for exhibit information.

The Museum of Fine Arts hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday–Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Admission to the Museum is free.

10:00am - 3:00pm FSU Heritage Museum Werkmeister Reading Room in Dodd Hall
641 University Way

Please visit the beautiful, historical and interesting Heritage Museum. For more information, please visit: lib.fsu.edu/hp-ua/heritage-museum.

12:00pm & 3:00pm Planetarium Tour & Movie Richards Building, Pat Thomas Planetarium, 108

"Phantom of the Universe"

Phantom of the Universe is a new planetarium show that will showcase an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.

The show reveals the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term "dark matter." It describes the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine.

From there, it journeys across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.

Approximate running time: 25 minutes

We'll schedule two shows, one at 12:00pm and one at 3:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2017.

2:00pm - 4:00pm College of Nursing Tours College of Nursing The College of Nursing's Student Leadership Council will be hosting tours of the College and feature our state of the art Simulation Center. We will be doing the tours between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Friday, November 3rd.
3:00pm - 5:00pm Family Mixer University Housing University Housing will be hosting a Family Mixer for residential students and their families on Friday, November 3rd, 3 — 5pm, in the Askew Student Life Center lobby. University Housing staff will be available to answer questions, share information, and showcase involvement opportunities while living on campus.
4:00pm - 8:00pm Photo Postcards Crenshaw Lanes lobby Have your picture taken as a memory to take home with you from Parents' Weekend!
4:00pm President's Address to Parents Oglesby Union — Moore Auditorium

President Thrasher will be giving his Presidential Address to the parents at 4pm in Moore Auditorium.

4:30pm Social Hour Oglesby Union — Courtyard

President Thrasher will join parents and students in the Oglesby Union Courtyard for a Social Hour.

5:00pm - 9:00pm Flavors of Florida Social/Dinner (ticket required) Oglesby Union
5:30pm - 9:00pm Entertainment Oglesby Union

Proper Villians

Friday entertainment will be a performance throughout the Flavors of Florida Social and will feature Tallahassee cover band Proper Villians. Proper Villains was founded in Tallahassee, Florida in the spring of 2006. The group was started by Cory Johnson and Aaron Buckman from the seed of the successful acoustic duo, "CoJo -N- Buckman". The group brings many different dynamics to the stage through the switching of instruments during set breaks. Proper Villains is also well known as on of the most versatile cover bands in North Florida.

6:00pm and 9:00pm Circus Performances (ticket required) Jack Haskin Circus Complex

The circus performances for Parents' weekend represent the best of our spring and summer performances. Taking traditional circus themes and presenting them with a modern flair is what makes this FSU Circus performance different from any circus show we have done before.

7:15pm - 1:40am Movies at the ASLC Askew Student Life Center
  • 7:15pmLogan Lucky (2017)
    1h 58min — PG–13 rated
  • 11:00pm – Doors open for The Room (2003)
    1h 39min – R rated
  • 12:00am – Show begins for The Room (2003)
    1h 39min – R rated
8:30pm Standup Downunder Club Downunder

This is the third show in our local comedy series! Come relax and experience the comedy of local students and community members alike. If you have ever wanted to try comedy yourself, you can sign up the day of the event at 9pm (30 min after doors). We have 20 slots, first come first serve! Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9:30pm.

9:00pm - 2:00am Cosmic Bowling & Billiards Crenshaw Lanes

Cosmic Bowling and Billiards? $10 a lane plus $1.50 for shoes

Billiards $4 per hour per table

Saturday, November 4

Time Event Place Description
7:00am - 7:30am 5K Fun Run & Walk Late Registration Oglesby Union  
8:00am - 9:30am 5K Fun Run & Walk Parents, Students and Community Florida State University campus

For those of you who are joining us for this event for the first time, the 5K Fun Run/walk will begin at 8am. We encourage you to come to the Oglesby Union Green at the Oglesby Union by 7am to complete your registration. The race will begin near Integration Statue and will start out heading east on Legacy Walk. Our award classifications are listed on the waiver form. The course will take you through the hilly, picturesque campus of FSU, past many of our popular landmarks. Thank you for participating in our popular Fun Run, be safe and have fun!

Start: Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza

Finish: The beginning of Legacy Walk South at Woodward Plaza

Course: Hilly 3.1 mile run through the FSU campus

Competition Categories

There will be a female and a male winner for each age category. After the tabulation and verification of race results, plaques will be presented to the first and second male and female finishers, and medallions to all third place finishers in all Age Categories. Thank you for your participation and GOOD LUCK!

Age Categories:

  • 14 & Under
  • 15–25
  • 26–39
  • 40–54
  • 55–64
  • 65+


8:20am - 12:00pm Seminole Tailgate Party (ticket required) Oglesby Union Green

Exchange your ticket for a wristband at one of the meal ticket exchange tents throughout the Union. Help us keep this event as waste free as possible by disposing of your plate at one of the recycle stations in the Oglesby Union.

8:30am - 12:00pm Entertainment Oglesby Union Courtyard -
11:00am - 7:00pm Paint-a-Pot Oglesby Union Art Center For good family fun come to the Art Center on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th and paint a pot, a cup, or plate. Your creative piece of art will be ready for you to pick up the following day.
2 hrs. before kickoff Marching Chiefs Skull Session Dick Howser Baseball Stadium Come join the Marching Chiefs for their pre-game concert known as Skull Session. Features include musical selections by every section in the band and a complete run through of the halftime show performed in stand-still "concert" formation. Get psyched up for the game and hear the "world renowned" Marching Chiefs as you've never heard them before!
12:20pm Kickoff - FSU vs. Syracuse Doak Campbell Stadium Football tickets for the game must be purchased through FSU Athletics.
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