• Parent and Family Association
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Parent and Family Association
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Parent and Family Association
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Parent and Family Association
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Parent and Family Association
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Parent and Family Association
    A Division of Student Affairs

 

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Hello family members! We are so glad you are interested in Family Weekend 2015. Take a look at the schedule and mix-and-match your favorite events to make your own personalized Family Weekend experience. And if you are a member of the Parent & Family Association, don’t forget to use your Very Important Parent (VIP) Cards when you come in town for great discounts on food, hotels, and Blue Raider gear. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon! Go Blue!

Friday, September 18

  • Family Movie Night | 7:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater
    Movie: Inside Out
  • Bash the Rec | 7:00pm-11:00pm
    Stop by the Campus Recreation Center for a night of FREE fun. This event is becoming an annual MT tradition. Cheerleaders and our pep band lead the festivities with a pep rally, with appearances by our school Mascot, Lightning. The event also features inflatables, video games, and of course an opportunity to take a whack or two at a junkyard car. 
  • Family Movie Night | 10:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater
    Movie: Inside Out
     

Saturday, September 19

  • Tailgate and Food | 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Come enjoy some time with other parents and family members in Walnut Grove. Bring out a lawn chair and enjoy the sights and sounds of Blue Raider tailgating. We will have a tent for us to create our own Parent & Family Headquarters. In the grove, there will be free arcade games, create your own license plate (while supplies last), and other fun and free activities. There will be a tailgate lunch available at the tent for an easy and delicious pre-game meal. If you’ve bought the Family Weekend package ($20), your meal is included! If you would not like to purchase the full Family Weekend package, but would just like the tailgate meal, please RSVP (by September 14) by emailing Jennifer Hellervik (Hellervik-Jennifer@aramark.com). The price of the meal is $8 per person.

    Menu:
    • Pulled Pork BBQ
    • Hot Dogs
    • Cole Slaw
    • Macaroni and Cheese OR Pasta OR Potato Salad
    • Individual Bagged Chips 
    • Cookies and Brownies
    • Assorted Soft Drinks and Bottled Water
       
  • Raider Walk | 3:45pm
    Come experience one of MTSU’s most exciting traditions. Raider Walk is a last minute pep rally before every home football game. The band will play, the dance team and cheerleaders will be there to pump up the crowd, and you will have the opportunity to give the football team “high-fives” as they make their way to the football stadium. Don’t miss this fun event! It will take place in Walnut Grove between the blue horseshoe and Peck Hall. You can’t miss it! The sidewalk has “RAIDER WALK” painted on it in huge, bright blue letters.
     
  • Blue Raider Football vs Charlotte 6:00pm | Floyd Stadium
    Be sure to wear your blue! Cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory at Jones Field. Your student gets in to all home football games for free, and they can purchase discounted tickets for friends and family members through the Athletic Ticket Office located on the Southwest corner of Floyd Stadium (if you choose to not purchase the Family Weekend package). For more information, contact the MTSU ticket office at 615.898.2103, or check them out online at goblueraiders.com. Come be a part of the excitement as the Blue Raiders compete against our biggest Conference USA rival. Make sure and stay in your seats during halftime and enjoy a performance from the Band of Blue.
      
  • Freshman Walk | Halftime | Floyd Stadium
    Class of 2019, Join President Sidney McPhee for MTSU’s longest standing halftime tradition. Parents and family members, have your cameras ready!    
     
  • Family Movie Night | 7:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater
    Movie: Inside Out
     
  • Family Movie Night | 10:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater
    Movie: Inside Out

*If you know you would like to attend the Tailgate Meal and the football game on Saturday, Athletics is offering a special discounted package for everyone. Get a ticket to the Football game, ticket to the tailgate meal, and an official Family Weekend t-shirt all for just $20! This Family Weekend package is a limited time offer, so be sure to purchase your tickets by 10:00am on September 14th if you are interested. To purchase the package, click here. Passcode: TRUEBLUE

This package is for family members and guests of students. Since your student already gets in the game for free, the package is not the best value for them. If you purchase the package for yourself and your student is planning to eat with you, you will need to email Jennifer Hellervik (Hellervik-Jennifer@aramark.com) in catering to RSVP just for your student (by September 14). If you are not going to purchase the package but you and your student want to eat at the tailgate, you will need to contact Jennifer Hellervik (Hellervik-Jennifer@aramark.com) and RSVP for everyone who is attending, including your student (by September 14).

If you do not purchase one of the packages in advance, you will need to RSVP and pay at the tent when you arrive to the tailgate. Please RSVP by September 14. ALSO, if your student has a meal plan, they will be able to exchange one of their meals for that day to get in to the tailgate meal at no additional cost. If your student does not have a meal plan, it will only cost $8 for them to eat at the tailgate.