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Family Day & Siblings Weekend

Family Day – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Siblings Weekend – Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Join us for a fun-filled weekend at ONU! Family Day was designed by Residence Life and the Student Planning Committee to give families a chance to experience ONU's campus through the eyes of their student. This day is a self-guided journey for families and students. There are no registration fees, no check-ins and no restrictions! Have a blast exploring the campus and the Ada community, and participate in some great events!

New this year is Siblings Weekend, a fun-filled chance for ONU students to bring their siblings to campus to see what life on the Tundra is like. This event is coordinated by Student Senate and co-sponsored by the Student Planning Committee, Greek Life and Northern Christian Fellowship

Click here to register for Family Day, Siblings Weekend or both! All registered families will receive periodic email updates about each event. A schedule of the full weekend is below.


Friday, Sept. 15

8 P.M. FEARLESS SHENANIGANS IMPROV – FREED CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Fearless Shenanigans is an ONU student improv comedy group that will delight you with silly antics and irresistible comedy. This is a great event for ONU students, their siblings and families.

9:30 P.M. MOVIE ON THE TUNDRA – ONU TUNDRA
Join the Student Planning Committee for a fun movie out under the stars of the Tundra. Bring lawnchairs, blankets and your siblings to watch a great movie. Free popcorn will be provided.

11 P.M. PANCAKES! – LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
What is the difference between pancakes and flapjacks? The students of Northern Christian Fellowship don't know either, but they do know that if you stop by after the movie on the Tundra you can eat your fill of these fluffy, golden, delicious circles of happiness.

Saturday, Sept. 16

9 A.M.-4 P.M. – 32ND ANNUAL HARVEST AND HERB FESTIVAL MAIN STREET ADA
Ada hosts the annual Harvest and Herb Festival in downtown Ada every September. Plan to attend to enjoy crafts, food and entertainment on Main Street. This event is sponsored by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and features participation with local craftspeople and various campus organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Panhellenic Council and Residence Life. Booths open at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m.

10 A.M.-NOON – FIELD DAY ACTIVITIESTUNDRA
Bring your family to the Tundra for some fun and games! This free event is sponsored by Student Senate and is a great way to kick off your Saturday.

11 A.M. – BINGOLAWN OUTSIDE DICKE HALL 
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 and Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn.

1:30 P.M. – ONU FOOTBALL vs. HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITYDIAL-ROBERSON STADIUM
Cheer on the ONU Polar Bears as they take the gridiron in an exciting game against the Heidelberg Student Princes.

4-9 P.M. STUDENT SENATE FESTIVAL – TUNDRA
Join Student Senate for a fun afternoon of live music, inflatables for all ages and food trucks selling delicious snacks.

9 P.M. – COMIC MAGICIAN MICHAEL KENTBEAR CAVE, MCINTOSH CENTER
There’s a reason Michael Kent has been named Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine and Magician of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. Michael gives magic a facelift with irreverent comedy and satire. His unique style of performing magic has made him a favorite at the more than 500 college campuses he’s visited. Michael has performed for audiences all over the globe – from Hollywood, Calif., to U.S. troops serving overseas. This event is best enjoyed by guests over the age of 13 and people who enjoy magic tricks.

In addition, the ONU Bookstore will be open Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., so be sure to stop by and pick up the latest ONU gear.          

Sunday, Sept. 17

9:30-11 A.M.BRUNCHAFFINITY LAWN
Dine outside with your sibs and enjoy the crisp fall air of Ada Ohio. Sponsored by Greek Life, this brunch will be a great way to kick off your Sunday morning.

11 A.M. – SCAVENGER HUNTAFFINITY LAWN AND CAMPUS
The scavenger hunt will take students and their sibs on a epic journey around campus looking for clues. After the scavenger hunt, everyone is invited for FREE PIZZA!

If you have any questions or concerns about Siblings weekend, please contact Drew OR Mary at senate@onu.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about Family Day, please contact Scott Parson, assistant director of residence life, at s-parson@onu.edu or 419-772-2403.