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2017 FamilyFest

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Mount!

Online registration for FamilyFest is now closed.

There are tickets still available for the David & Leeman - Comedy Magician show! 
Visit FamilyFest registration desk on Saturday to purchase your tickets. 

 

FamilyFest is a great time for families to visit their students at the Mount to see what life is like on campus, and to participate in all kinds of fun activities. With live entertainment, delicious food and activities for kids of all ages, FamilyFest is one of the best Mount traditions! Highlights of the event include: a BBQ lunch on Founder's Plaza, an ice cream social, a Family Fun Zone, sporting events, faculty engagement, opportunities to attend mass, and much more!

For additional information or questions,
please contact the Office of Parent & Family Engagement
familyfest@msmary.edu or 301-447-5621


Contact Information

Primary Contact

Maureen Plant
Director of Parent & Family Engagement
 
(301) 447-5621
familyfest@msmary.edu

Date & Location

Date: 9/16/2017 to 9/19/2017
Location: Mount St. Mary's University
 

Activity List

Saturday, September 16


9 a.m.
MASS
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM WELCOME AND HONORS AWARDS BREAKFAST
Phillips Library

By Invitation
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN
Main Lobby, McGowan Center

Stop by with questions, receive a schedule and tickets for your pre-registered events.

The Balfour Ring Company will be available for ring sizing for the Class of 2019 (and 2018) rings. This is the final day of ordering for Ring Mass delivery. 
11 a.m.

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
Knott Auditorium

We welcome and encourage all families to join us for this Town Hall Discussion. President Trainor will offer his thoughts on how the Mount continues to be a premier Catholic liberal arts university and how he will move us FORWARD!
11:30 a.m.–
1 p.m.
BBQ LUNCH*
Founders Plaza

Bring the whole family for this fun-filled outdoor celebration. 
The menu for this all-you-can-eat BBQ includes Pulled Pork. BBQ Chicken, Veggie Burgers, and other delicious foods.

$10 - Adults / $5 - Children 12 & Under
*Pre-registration required

If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, we recommend that you purchase your meal a'la carte from the Patriot Hall Food Court - this will insure your meal meets your dietary restrictions. The picnic area is open to all - no matter where you purchase your food!

Entertainment by the McGowan Center Fountain will be provided by our Mount Musical Society and by Mount Theatre.
11:30 a.m. –
4 p.m.
FAMILY FUN ZONE
Founders Plaza

Check out all the fun attractions we've brought out for the family this year including: face painting, balloon artist, inflatables, and more. All are welcome!
 
FACULTY MEET & GREET
Stop by to meet members of our faculty and iLEAD Team to learn more about their programs and reach a better understanding of what the Mount offers your student.
 
12–3 p.m.
BEER GARDEN
Bradley Hall

For the 21+ crowd, join us for an Adult Beer Garden experience, visit with members of the Mount community and parents while enjoying live music by the Jazz Connection featuring the Mount's very own, Professor Tim Wolfe. 
1–3 p.m.
HIKE TO INDIAN LOOKOUT
Meet at the Lower McGowan Center Patio

After enjoying the beauty of our campus, come along for a 2 mile hike to the top of Mary's Mountain to take in the view from Indian Lookout!
Make sure to bring appropriate footwear and water!

Approximately 2 hours
2–4 p.m.
CAREER CENTER OPEN HOUSE
McGowan Center

Visit the Career Center located on the second floor of the McGowan Center to mingle with staff and see what opportunities and resources are available to your students! 
 2:30 p.m.
THE CENTER FOR COMPUTING, CYBER SECURITY AND DATA - C3D
Ribbon Cutting

Coad Science Building - Room 109
3:30–
5:30 p.m.
MOUNT LEGACY AND PARENT LEADERSHIP SOCIAL*
Bradley Veranda

Alumni and Leadership Parents are invited stop by with your student to tell us what it was like when you were a student at the Mount.
* Pre-registration required
4:30 p.m.
MASS
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
6 p.m.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER*
Patriot Hall

It's Mardi Gras in The Big Easy and an annual masquerade ball is in full swing. It's a night of gossip, glamour, and murder. There are some old scores that need to be settled, as well as family secrets to be revealed. Who killed the Mardi Gras King with a priceless vintage necklace? Don your costume (props will be available), hang your beads and solve the crime!

$25 Per Person
* Pre-registration required due to limited seating.
7 p.m.
or
9 p.m.
HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT*
David & Leeman, Comedy Magicians
Knott Auditorium

David & Leeman are Award Winning comedy magicians from Los Angeles. They have been lauded as "Miraculous" by the L.A. WEEKLY, "Incredible" by the L.A. EXAMINER, and a "Laugh Riot" by the TTOLUCAN TIMES. On NBC's America's Got Talent, the comedy duo finished their run as Top-12 Finalists. AGT judge, Howie Mandel, said David and Leeman are great magicians, but the fact that they are comedians is what makes them entertaining.

$10 Per Person
*Pre-registration required due to limited seating per show. 

Sunday, Sept. 17

11 a.m.
MASS
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
     

Additional Activities

Athletic Events
Friday, Sept. 15
Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
Saturday, Sept. 16
Women's Lacrosse Alumnae Game
Tennis Alumni Tournament
Alumni Swim Meet
Softball Alumnae Game
 
Club Sports Events
Men's Ice Hockey vs. American University
8:30 p.m.
Skate Frederick
MSMU Bookstore
DAILY HOURS
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

DAILY HOURS

Miller Family Visitor's Center and St. Bernadette's Shop

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily (gate closes at 5 p.m.)

Mass
Saturday and Sunday noon

Reconciliation
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.

Shuttle
Transportation is available from theGrotto parking lot to the Miller Family Visitors Center.
Call 301-447-5318 for reservations.


 


 



















 
 
 
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