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Hello family members! We are so glad you are interested in Family Weekend 2016. 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 23

  • Family Movie Night | 6:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater

    Movie: Finding Dory
  • 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 a DJ, inflatables, games, free give-a-ways, and much more!
  • Family Movie Night | 9:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater

    Movie: Finding Dory

Saturday, September 24

  • Tailgate | 2:00pm-5:00pm — more info below

    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.

    If you bought the Family Weekend package (info below), there will be a tailgate lunch available at the tent for an easy and delicious pre-game meal. If your student would like to eat with you at tailgating, they can purchase a meal for $8 here (they get into the game for FREE).   

    MENU: pulled pork BBQ • hot dogs • pasta salad • chips • cookies & brownies • assorted 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 LA Tech | 6:00pm | Floyd Stadium — see box below

    Cheer the Blue Raiders on to victory at Jones Field. 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 2020, Join President Sidney McPhee for MTSU’s longest standing halftime tradition. Parents and family members, have your cameras ready!    
  • Family Movie Night | 6:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater

    Movie: Finding Dory
  • Family Movie Night | 9:00pm | Student Union Movie Theater

    Movie: Finding Dory

*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 Blackout 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 16th 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, they can purchase a tailgate meal here before September 16 for $8.

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