Loras College Family Weekend

September 22-24, 2017

2017 Family Weekend Schedule Below

Friday, September 22nd

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4:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Mass
Christ the King Chapel
Join us to start the weekend celebration! All families and faith traditions are welcome.

7:00 p.m.
The Dancing Lights
Heitkamp Planetarium
The Northern Lights are technically known as the Aurora Borealis, named by Galileo for the Greek goddess of northern wind and the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora.  This magnificent phenomenon can be observed in the night sky by people in the northern latitude regions, where the light appears to dance melodiously in the sky.  This program will explore the causes and effects of the beautiful lights and their significance to various cultures thought out history.  (Presenters: Jeanie Kasper and Emily Prince)

8:00 p.m
Daniel Martin: Comedian Magician
Marie Graber Ballroom, Alumni Campus Center Ballroom
Admission is Free; no ticket or reservation required

Saturday, September 23rd

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dance Marathon Dewey Dash 5K
Chaplain Schmitt Island, Dubuque, IA (approx. 2.5mi from campus)
Get your Loras College Spirit Gear packed for Dance Marathon’s premiere family weekend event! Check out Loras College Dance Marathon on Facebook for registration information and event updates https://www.facebook.com/LorasCollegeDM/

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Loras College Barnes & Noble Bookstore – open
Academic Resource Center

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Administrative Team Update
Alumni Campus Center – Mary Alexis Room
Come listen to our administrative team give an update about campus life at Loras College in a question and answer discussion. Participation through questions is welcomed.

11:00 a.m.
Family Weekend Tailgate
Smyth Turnaround (between Smyth Hall and the Alumni Campus Center)
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1:00 p.m.
Duhawk Football
Loras vs. Buena Vista
Rock Bowl Stadium
Support your Duhawk football team as they take on Buena Vista!
Cost: $6.00 per adult; $5.00 age 55 and over; $3.00 for students (kindergarten through college); age five and under is free; Loras faculty, staff and students free with Loras ID.

4:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Mass
Christ the King Chapel

Sunday, September 24th

10:00 a.m.
Special Family Weekend Eucharist
Christ the King Chapel

Come celebrate with your family and the Loras family. All faith traditions are welcome. Family Weekend brunch follows. Members of the Loras Chamber Singers and Bella Voce will assist leading great music for this special celebration of family! Included will be a special blessing for families. Join us to see why worship at Loras is so important!

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Loras College Barnes & Noble Bookstore – open
Academic Resource Center

11:15 a.m.
Family Brunch
Alumni Campus Center Ballroom

Reservations Required (online reservations available at www.loras.edu/ecommerce)
Bring the entire family and help us celebrate the conclusion to Family Weekend.  Enjoy Live Music and a delicious brunch.  We will honor the Parent/Guardian of the Year as well as present the Father Naumann Award. The Father Naumann Award is presented to a faculty or staff member that has provided exemplary service to students.  Brunch will be served following the Campus Liturgy.

  • Reservations and payment required by September 15. Please register early as this event will sell out.
  • Brunch tickets must be picked up by your student in the Student Life Office during regular office hours – you will receive an email confirmation that your tickets are available.
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis. No reservations accepted at the door.
  • We regret we are unable to refund payments after September 15th.

Family Weekend R.S.V.P
We welcome you to take advantage of the many programs offered throughout the weekend.   No registration is required to attend Family Weekend, with the exception of the Family Brunch on Sunday.  Registration for this event is available online only and will sell out, so we encourage you to purchase your ticket early.

All reservations for our Family Weekend Brunch are due by September 15.  Registration and credit card payment is available at www.loras.edu/ecommerce. Pricing Information is as follows:

FAMILY BRUNCH – Your student will receive an email when the tickets are ready to be picked up. We will also have your reservation at the door.

  • Loras students on a meal plan $12
  • Loras students not on a meal plan $15
  • Children age 10 and under $8
  • All others $17
  • To register visit www.loras.edu/ecommerce

Questions? Contact Us

Feel Free to Contact Us if You Have Questions or Concerns:
(563) 588-7206