Join us for Family Weekend! September 20-22, 2013
Family Weekend 2013 was a great success! Please join us for Family Weekend 2014, September 26-28!
Please check back for schedule updates over the summer as we get closer to Family Weekend 2014.
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 2013 Family Weekend.
|Friday, September 20
|2 - 6 p.m.||Study Abroad Fair||David Student Union, Main Street|
|2 - 6 p.m.||Registration and Packet Pick up||Trible Library Rotunda|
|4 - 7 p.m.||Fall Fest 2013||Great Lawn|
|7 p.m.||Fall Fest Concert: The Hunts||Gaines Theater|
|7 p.m.||Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala||David Student Union Ballroom|
Saturday, September 21
|9 a.m. -11 p.m.||Exercise at the Freeman Center||Trieshmann Pavilion, Freeman Center|
|9 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Registration and Packet Pick up||David Student Union, Atrium|
|9:30 a.m.||Greek Life 101||David Student Union, Washington Room|
|10 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Pirates Pack the Park Festival||The Mariners' Museum and Park|
|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||CNU Field Hockey vs. Eastern Mennonite||Captain's Turf Field|
|Noon||Lunch on the Lawn||Great Lawn|
|2 - 7 p.m.||Tailgate Zone||Lots by Pomoco Stadium|
|4 p.m.||7th Annual Family Weekend Musical Showcase||Concert Hall, Ferguson Center|
|4:30 p.m.||Captain's Family Festival||James River Field|
|5 p.m.||Family Picnic||James River Field|
|7 p.m.||CNU Football vs. Shenandoah University||POMOCO Stadium|
|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|
|1 p.m.||CNU Women's Soccer vs. Catholic University of America||Captain's 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 Shenandoah University. Enjoy the incredibly talented Marching Captains, the Silver Storm dance team and our nationally ranked cheerleaders as they provide the spirit and inspiration! Tickets can be purchased at CNUsports.com or over the phone at (757) 594-7880.
When is the registration deadline?
Registration for the weekend will open August 1, 2013. You may register on campus Friday, September 20 or Saturday, September 21.
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.
When can I pick up my Family Weekend Packet?
Packets will be available for pick up between 2 and 6 p.m. on Friday, September 20 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. on the second floor of the David Student Union (DSU).
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.
Can I purchase just football tickets 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 occurring 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.
What happens if it rains?
The show must go on! Those 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 http://www.cnu.edu/about/cmap/
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.
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