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Important Family Weekend Information

We want to invite all TTU families to attend Family Weekend 2015. Most events are free and open to all to attend (unless posted on the itinerary). To purchase tickets to the Family Weekend football game, visit http://www.ttusports.com. There are no campus parking restrictions (unless otherwise identified) beginning at 4:30 PM Friday through Sunday's events.

Weekend Lodging Accommodations

Please click here for a list of Cookeville hotels and contact information for weekend reservations. Don't forget to mention TTU to see if additional discounts are available.

Events By Date

Friday, October 2 (back to top)

3:00pm - 6:00pm: TTU Parent Association Board of Trustees Meeting (Closed to Trustees)

4:30pm - 6:00pm: Welcome and Check-In

Roaden University Center, 1st Floor Lobby
Parents and families may stop by to receive the official Family Weekend
program with event details.
*TTU Parent Association Gold and Legacy members must RSVP to pick up their two tickets to football game at this time.

4:00pm - 8:00pm: Art Exhibit - William Ruller Gallery

Roaden University Center, 1st Floor, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery
Explore artist William M. Ruller's artwork themed from rustic, dilapidated metropolitan and rural areas.
His reinterpretation of these eroded lives, industry show within his abstract artwork.

4:00pm - 5:00pm: STEM Center Virtual Theater

Oakley STEM Center - Ray Morris Hall
Event details to be posted soon.

8:30pm - 10:30pm: TTU Family Weekend Movie Weekend Presents

TBD
Derryberry Hall Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library

Saturday, October 3 (back to top)

8:00am - 10:00am: Welcome and Check-In

Roaden University Center - 1st Floor Lobby
Parents and families may stop by to receive the official Family Weekend
program with event details.
*TTUPA Gold and Legacy members must RSVP to pick up their two tickets to football game at this time.

8:00am - 4:00pm: Chick-Fil-A

Roaden University Center - Ground Floor
The University’s Chick-Fil-A location will be open to grab breakfast or lunch.

8:00am - 12:00pm: Starbucks

Roaden University Center - Ground Floor
The University’s Starbucks location will be open to grab a drink before today’s activities.

9:30am - 7:30pm: University Bookstore

Roaden University Center - Ground Floor
A 10% discount to all families with the Family Weekend Program.
*Must have the official Family Weekend program to receive the discount.

10:00am - 5:00pm: Family Weekend Scavenger Hunt

TTU Campus
Check your Family Weekend itinerary for details.

4:00pm - 8:00pm: Art Exhibit - William Ruller Gallery

Roaden University Center, 1st Floor, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery
Explore artist William M. Ruller's artwork themed from rustic, dilapidated metropolitan and rural areas.
His reinterpretation of these eroded lives, industry show within his abstract artwork.

10:00am - 12:00pm: Live Reptile Exhibit

Pennebaker Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 318
Sponsored by the Biology Department

10:00am - 2:00pm: Oakley STEM Center Presents: STEM Maker Space

Join the Oakley STEM Center and learn about the Maker movement that is engaging
students everywhere. You’ll get inspired to embrace your inner maker, get your
hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it.
Ray Morris Hall
Sponsored by the Millard Oakley STEM Center

11:00am - 12:00pm: Magic & Ice Cream Show

Foster Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 233
Sponsored by the Chemistry Department

12:00pm - 1:00pm: TTU Parent Association (TTUPA) Scholarship Luncheon

Roaden University Center - Tech Pride Room, 1st Floor
Special Guest: Dr. Phil Oldham (tentatively)
University President
(limited seating and invitation only to TTU Parent Association members)
*TTU Parent Association Registration & RSVP is required to attend this event.

12:00pm - 3:00pm: Fall Fling

Sherlock Park
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs
Stop by an play a quick game of flag football, kickball, cornhole, spades, & more!

Noon: Lunch Around Town

Cookeville, TN
Have your student take you to one of their favorite local eateries.

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Tennessee Tech University Parent Association General Chapter Meeting

Roaden University Center - Tech Pride Room, 1st Floor
*Open to all TTUPA members.

1:00pm - 5:00pm: iCube Innovation Center Open House

Volpe Library - 3rd Floor
See how students are applying their knowledge into current projects across the state.
Learn about our Virtual Reality Center, Business Media Center, and Innovation Discovery Learning Institute.

1:30pm: Student Organization Showcase

Various Locations Around Campus
Is your student a member of an organization? If so, meet up with parents of students
from the same organization.

1:30pm - 3:00pm: TTU Colleges & Schools Showcase

Various Locations Around Campus
Each college will host an open house to see inside your student's semester at TTU.

3:45pm: Golden Eagle Walk

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot)
TTU students and fans will align the path and cheer as the Golden Eagles make their
way to Tucker Stadium before tonight's game.

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Scavenger Hunt Ends - Turn in items

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - TTUPA Tent
Scavenger Hunt winners will be announced after half-time of the game.

4:00pm - 6:00pm: Family Weekend Tailgate Food

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - Golden Eagles Athletics Tent
Stop over for some free food before the game!
*While supplies last.

4:00pm - 6:00pm: Root Beer Floats

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - next to the TTUPA tent
Grab a free Root Beer Float while you attend the tailgate festivities!
Sponsored by Residence Hall Association (RHA)

5:30pm - 6:00pm: TTUPA Football Tickets

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - TTUPA Tent
Last chance for TTUPA RSVP'd Gold and Legacy members to pick up their two tickets to the football game at this time.

6:00pm: Golden Eagle Football vs. UT-Martin

Tucker Stadium
Come cheer on the Golden Eagles as they take on the Skyhawks.
If you need to purchase tickets to the game, visit http://www.ttusports.com.

Sunday, October 4 (back to top)

3:00pm: Bryan Symphony Orchestra

Wattenbarger Auditorium - Bryan Fine Arts Building
For tickets or more information, visit http://www.bryansymphony.org.

Campus Organizations

Want to participate in Family Weekend? If so, email us with your organization's name and event information (time, location, description, etc).

*All events, times, and locations are subject to change.