Family Weekend
Join us for a weekend of activities that's sure to be exciting and relaxing for the whole family! Students, show your family your home away from home; and parents, get to know your student's home away from home. Enjoy a night of laughter in the Lion's Den, tailgate with your student and friends before the football game, and share brunch with the whole family!

We hope you can join us for this special weekend! 
Family Weekend Schedule September 13-15  (All events are FREE!)

Friday, September 13
  • Registration for Family Weekend events, 5–7:00 p.m., Lion’s Den.
  • Movie on the Lawn - How to Train Your Dragon, 8:30 p.m., Library Quad.  Bring your chairs and blankets to sit on, we will provide the feature film and snacks! Check back for updated information regarding what movie will be screened. 
Saturday, September 14
  •  Family tailgating competition (registration at 10:30 a.m.), 11:00 a.m., Parking Lot A. Bring your own food, grills and tables. Prizes given for the most-spirited tailgating spot, most-spirited tailgaters, and best Tailgating food! Judging will take place at 11:30 a.m.! Winners will be announced at half-time.  Laser Battle (Tag), Magic Ball Float, and Bungee Run will be available for everyone to enjoy at tailgating!
  • Football game vs. Loras College, 1:00 p.m., Samuel S. Greeley Field. Come cheer on the Rockford Regents and enjoy some fun activities for the whole family! (Pre-register for four complimentary tickets per family!)
  • Family bowling and Pizza Dinner, 5–7:00 p.m., Don Carter Lanes. Join Rockford University families for FREE bowling and pizza! Come to Don Carter Lanes, 4007 E. State Street, and ask for the Rockford University group. Pre-registration is encouraged so we order enough pizza for all!
  • Water Quidditch, 7-8:30 p.m., Seaver Pool. Bring your swimming suits and play in the World Cup of Quidditch at Rockford University!  Teams will battle against one another to find the snitch and score the most points. (While noodles are provided, the event is open to individuals confident in swimming abilities.)
  • Comedian & Magician: Michael Kent, 9:00 p.m., Regents Hall. A resident of Columbus, Ohio, Comedian and Magician Michael Kent gives the ancient art of magic a facelift with an irreverent and often satirical comedic spin.  Michael spent his younger years learning magic to make friends and meet girls.  After graduating college, it became his job! Nominated for multiple awards including: "best new rising start,” "best small venue artist,” and "entertainer of the year!” Check out his video and webpage at 

Sunday, September 15

  • Parent Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Forrest Cool Lounge, 3rd floor Burpee Center. Before brunch, all parents and family members are invited to attend this informal meeting.
  • Family Brunch, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Cafeteria, Burpee Center. Enjoy a complimentary brunch with your family. 
Family Weekend hotel options:
May Receive a special rate when mentioning "Family Weekend at Rockford University" at either the Radisson Hotel or Candlewood Suites.
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford
200 South Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61108
815.226.2100 or 800.395.7046

Candlewood Suites
7555 Walton Street, Rockford, IL 61108

For more information, Contact:

Jil Gates

Register for Family Weekend:

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