WAYNE – There’ll be plenty of events for college students to bring their family on the campus of Wayne State College during the annual Family Day event this weekend.
Hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB) and the Student Affairs Office, WSC students and their families are invited for Family Day on Saturday, September 15.
Registration will take place from 10 a.m. until Noon at the Wayne State College Kanter Student Center Atrium. Guests may pick up a campus map, purchase discounted football tickets, purchase meal bundle tickets, pick up free planetarium tickets, register for the Little Siblings Weekend and receive general information about the day’s activities.
The Wayne State Bookstore will be open between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Kanter Student Center while a Balloon Brigade as well as an Arts & Crafts event will be available for all ages from 10 a.m. until Noon.
A Family Brunch will be offered in the Kanter Student Center Cafeteria. The all you-care-to-eat meal: omelets, scrambled eggs, French toast, roast beef, spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, chicken breast with wild rice, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, soup, salad bar, dessert bar, hard and soft serve ice cream, beverages and more. $8 per person; $5 for children 10 and younger (3 and younger are free).
The Family Day Dinner will also be held in the Kanter Student Center Cafeteria. Meal: BBQ sandwiches, bratwurst, hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries, pasta bar, bread sticks, salad bar, dessert bar, hard and soft serve ice cream, beverages and more. $8 per person; $5 for children 10 and younger (3 and younger are free). Meal bundle (purchasing brunch and dinner tickets): $15 per person; $10 for children 10 and younger (age 3 and younger are free).
Planetarium Shows from the Carhart Science Building are set for 11 a.m. (Stars); Noon (Earth, Moon and Sun); 1 p.m. (The Stars We Don’t See); 2 p.m. (Astronaut) and 3 p.m. (Compass, Calendar and Clock). All shows are free with tickets that are available at registration.
Outdoor games and activities will be on the band field (north of lot #10) from noon till 2 p.m. along with guided tours of academic buildings and residence hall from 1-3 p.m. with signups taking place during registration.
There’ll be a photo booth from 4:30 p.m. through the third quarter of the football game while a tailgate party will be held in the south end zone between 5-6 p.m. with costs for adults being $8 and $5 for those under 12.
The Wayne State College football team will host Augustana with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. and kickoff slated for 6 p.m.
The Office of Residence Life also invites relatives (six to 16 years old) to spend the night or the weekend on campus with their older brother or sister for Little Siblings Weekend. Students are permitted to host a maximum of four siblings with overnight guests staying overnight on Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15 in their relative’s residence hall room.
For more information, call the Office of Residence Life at 402-375-7318.