The University of the Ozarks' Student Affairs Office will offer several family-friendly events as part of Family Weekend 2016, scheduled for Sept. 23-24.
The University is expected to welcome more than 500 family members and friends to the annual event, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, with registration.
"At Ozarks, we are one big family and that family extends well beyond our campus," said Emma Curry, director of campus activities. "We love the opportunity to welcome friends and families to campus for this wonderful event. At this point, we hope our guests have learned a lot about Ozarks and that this opportunity is to connect and enjoy the wonderful events and atmosphere we offer throughout the weekend."
On Sept. 23, family members will have the opportunity to visit model classes, taught by professors Dr. David Daily and Dr. Stewart Dippel, from 11 a.m. until noon. There will also be a welcome reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Walton Fine Arts Center, an art reception from 6-7 p.m. in Stephens Gallery, and a sports pep rally from 7-8 p.m. in Mabee Gymnasium.
Highlights on Saturday, Sept. 24, include, The Great Bed Race at 10:30 a.m. at Hurie Field, the Fall Festival and family picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus mall, a study abroad symposium from 1-2 p.m. in Walker Hall, a family career and networking social from 2-3 p.m., an Ozarks Outdoors hiking trip from 3-5 p.m., dinner in the Borck Cafeteria from 5-6:30 p.m., and Movie on the Mall featuring The Jungle Book at 8 p.m.
The Student Affairs Office is also presenting a Community Fair on the campus mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. The event is comprised of booths set up by local businesses and organizations to let the campus community know more about the services and opportunities they offer.
"We are excited to welcome businesses and organizations from around the Clarksville and Johnson County communities to our campus," Curry said. "It is a wonderful opportunity for our campus to realize the great resources available to them locally, and to also build lasting relationships."
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