Thank you so much for attending CNU's 2014 Family Weekend! 
Family Weekend 2015 is scheduled for October 2-4, 2015.

Please share with us your feedback from the weekend through our Family Weekend survey.  All families who complete the survey will be entered to win a free registration for 2015.

Christopher Newport University students take great pride in their University and look forward to sharing with you the energy, excitement, enthusiasm and Captains' spirit that will abound during CNU’s 2014 Family Weekend.

Join us for the numerous activities we have scheduled for the entire family. Tour campus, visit your son or daughter's residence hall, attend a show or cheer on the Captains to victory! There are so many opportunities for you to take advantage of during the weekend and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be a weekend you will remember for many years to come.

For any questions about the weekend, please contact the Office of University Events at or (757) 594-8061.

Sunday Brunch and the Family Picnic are now SOLD OUT!  We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause and hope you will join us for all the other wonderful events!

Captain Chris statue
Friday, September 26
2 - 6 p.m. Study Abroad Fair David Student Union, Main Street
3 - 7 p.m. Registration and Packet Pick up Trible Library Rotunda
3 p.m. PCSE Open House Luter Atrium
4 - 7 p.m. Fall Fest 2014 Great Lawn
6 p.m. President's Circle/Discovery Pass Welcome Reception By Invitation Only
7 p.m. Alpha Phi's Red Dress Gala DSU Ballroom

Saturday, September 27

8:30 a.m. President's Circle Breakfast with President and Mrs. Trible By Invitation Only
9 a.m. -7 p.m. Exercise at the Freeman Center Trieshmann Pavilion, Freeman Center
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration and Packet Pick up Music and Theater Hall Lobby
9 a.m. Zumba Auxiliary Gym, Freeman Center
9:30 a.m. Greek Life 101 David Student Union, Ballroom
10:30 a.m. Conversation with the President Ferguson Center, Concert Hall
11:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation with Faculty and Staff Concert Hall Lobby
Noon Lunch on the Lawn York River Lawn
1 p.m. CNU Women's Soccer vs. Wesley College Captains Field
2 - 7 p.m. Tailgate Zone $ Lots by Pomoco Stadium
3 p.m. CNU Men's Soccer vs. York College of Pennsylvania Captains Field
4 p.m. 8th Annual Family Weekend Musical Showcase Concert Hall, Ferguson Center
4 p.m. Captain's Family Festival James River Field
5 - 7 p.m. Family Picnic $ James River Field
7 p.m. CNU Football vs. Methodist University $ POMOCO Stadium

Sunday, September 28

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Family Weekend Brunch $--SOLD OUT! David Student Union, Regatta's
Noon - 11 p.m. Exercise at the Freeman Center Trieshmann Pavilion, Freeman Center

Football team entering field

Come out for a great afternoon of NCAA Division III football! Bring the whole family to POMOCO Stadium and cheer the CNU Captains on to victory over Methodist University. Enjoy the incredibly talented Marching Captains, the CNU Storm dance team and our nationally ranked cheerleaders as they provide the spirit and inspiration!

Football tickets can be purchased here, at or over the phone at (757) 594-7880.  You can call the ticket office to purchase tailgate passes.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration for the weekend will open August 2014. You may also register on campus Friday, September 26 or Saturday, September 27.

Can I register over the phone?
We are not able to take registrations over the phone.

What does the $25 registration fee cover?
The fee covers all general admission events, costs associated with online registration and the event operation such as publications, maps, schedules, postage, and special event staffing.

When will I get the confirmation of my registration?
As soon as you complete the online registration process, you will be emailed a confirmation.

We registered for Family Weekend, but now we can not attend. Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be issued for this event.

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When can I pick up my Family Weekend Packet?
Packets will be available for pick up between 3 and 7 p.m. on Friday, September 26 in the Trible Library Rotunda. Your student may pick up your packet for you as long as he / she has a valid student ID. Packets are also available on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Music and Theater Hall Lobby.

Will the packet contain my football tickets?
Yes. If you purchased football tickets and did not print your tickets at home, they will be available in your packet at pickup.
If you purchased tickets for a concert or theater performance, your tickets will be available for pick up at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office. Your student may pick up these tickets for you as long as he/she has a valid student ID.

In what section will we be sitting during the Family Weekend football game?
Tickets are general admission bleacher section or north end zone. If you prefer a chair back seat or a seat in the reserved bleachers, you may call the Freeman Center box office directly at (757) 594-7880.

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Can I purchase football tickets only and not attend any other Family Weekend events?
Yes, you can, but you must contact the Freeman Center box office directly at (757) 594-7880.

Where can we park during Family Weekend?
Parking is open during this weekend in most lots, but we can not guarantee parking spaces on main campus.  Lots reserved for tailgating and other special events will be marked.

Where can we stay when in the area? Which hotels are closest?
Check our list of area hotels. Each listing indicates the distance to campus. Many of the hotels sell out quickly, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. 

When should we plan to arrive? Do families stay the entire weekend?
While events do start on Friday, the majority of the activities occur on Saturday. We encourage you to come on Friday to enjoy all the events we have to offer, but how long you stay is up to you.

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What happens if it rains?
The show must go on! The events scheduled in outdoor locations will most likely have alternate locations. The football game takes place rain or shine in POMOCO Stadium.

Where can I find a map of campus?
Visit online at

What is the attire for the Family Weekend events?
Casual attire is appropriate for all the festivities. We strongly encourage you to show your CNU pride by wearing blue and white, especially to the football game. CNU attire is available at the The Captain's Locker located in the David Student Union or you can buy our special Family Weekend t shirt through our registration process.

If you have any additional questions, please contact

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