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Family Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thank you for joining us for annual Family Day! We hope you had a great time. See you next year!

Family Day Activities

ONU Family Day is a collaborative effort by multiple groups on the ONU campus. There is no registration fee for the day, and most events are free. The ONU Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Be sure to stop by and pick up the latest ONU gear. Family Day exists to give families a chance to see the campus through the eyes of their ONU student. This day is a self-guided journey for families and students, there is no registration fee, no check in, and no restrictions! Have a blast exploring the campus, the Ada community, and stop by some of these great events!

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 31st Annual Ada Harvest & Herb Festival – Downtown Ada

Ada hosts the Annual Harvest and Herb Festival in downtown Ada every September. Plan to attend to enjoy the crafts, food and entertainment on Main Street. This event is sponsored by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and features participation with local crafts people and various campus organizations. Campus organizations include Habitat for Humanity, Panhellenic Council, Residence Life and more. Booths open at 9 a.m. and the parade begins at 10 a.m.

11 a.m. Bingo – Dicke Lawn (Rain location Dicke atrium)

Enjoy a FREE and fun game of BINGO sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. Many great prizes will be up for grabs including ONU apparel, movies, Shirley's Popcorn and so much more.

1-4 p.m. Carnival – Affinity Village

Hosted by Alpha Xi Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon, the carnival will feature games with prizes, food, and free hay rides. All of the proceeds will be going to Autism Speaks.

12:20 p.m. wacky Chad - Main stage at Harvest and Herb festival (rain location Kinghorn north gym)

Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (Twice!), and a performance at the Superbowl. His unique stunt comedy will make you laugh until you cry. A few lucky crowd members will even get to be a part of his show!

2:00 P.M. & 8:00 p.m. Improvapalooza - mcintosh wishing well & freed center

The Theatere Arts Department is proud to welcome Jon Colby and Will Pfaffenberger to campus this weekend as they offer their many years of professional improvisation experience to the campus community! Improvapalooza begins on Saturday September 17th with a basic improv workshop open to the campus community at 2pm in the Wishing Well (Mac). That evening at 8pm in the Biggs Theatre at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts Jon and Will will take the stage as Dudesical featuring our very own student improv team Fearless Shenanygans. Be prepared to laugh and maybe even cry as they take a couple of suggestions from the audience and then create an entire musical right before your very eyes. ADMISSION IS FREE!

2:15 P.M. Bright Pink Run

Join the Student Society of Health System Pharmacists, Kappa Epsilon, and Zeta Tau Alpha in our 2st Annual Bright Pink 5K and Family Fun Run for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Registration is $15 and includes a tshirt and raffle ticket.  You can register here

onu soccer vs case western reserve - Kerscher stadium

Cheer on the ONU Women's Soccer team as they play Case Western Reserve at 4 P.M. Cheer on the ONU Men's Soccer team as they play Case Western Reserve at 7 P.M.

7 p.m. Illusionist Kid ace – bear cave, mcintosh center

Kid Ace will astound you with his innovative illusions. You've seen magicians pull rabbits out of hats, but have you seen them pull a fish out of thin air?


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Scott Parson, assistant director of residence life, or 419-772-2403.