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 2014 Schedule October 3-5  (All events are FREE!)
"Sock Hop with Mom n’ Pop"
Please Register for events before Wednesday. October 1st at 4pm!


Friday, October 3
  • 4-5pm: Family weekend Registration/Packet Pick up
    Lion’s Den

  • 7pm: Women’s Volleyball Game
    Seaver Gym
    Cheer on the Regents to Victory!


  • 7:30pm: And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little (theater performance)
    The Reardon sisters have grown up in a house of women, dominated by their recently deceased mother. But time and multiple neuroses have erased their closeness.  Poignant drama and callous honesty is countered with the mocking and cynical humor of the emotionally crippled sisters and their intrusive neighbors with their own agenda.

    Single ticket admissions is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors age 55 and up and for students. Group rates are available. For tickets or information, please call the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or visit Rockford.edu. Dates and locations are subject to change.

    Order your tickets online now for this event.

  • 8pm: Drive in Movie in Lot A
    Screening "Grease” on the Big Screen. Old Fashion Snacks at Old Fashion Prices!
    Bring your car, blankets, lawn chairs, or pull up some pavement to watch "Grease!”
    In case of inclement weather: the movie will be moved to Scarr auditorium.
Saturday, October 4
  • 11am-1pm: Registration/Packet Pick up in Lot A at the "info” table

  • 11am: Car Show and Tailgating
    Featuring Classic Cars from the Rockford Community and Spirit Cars featuring YOU! Students and Families are encouraged to decorate their vehicles in Regent Purple!  Trophies awarded to: Top Classic Car, Most Spirited Car, and People Choice (from all car submissions)
    Please register your car (classic or spirit) car in advance!

  • 1pm: Football Game vs. Aurora
    Students plus 3 guests are free with registration!

  • 7-9pm: Roller Skating at SkateLand
    Throw back to the good old days of Roller Skating as Rockford University’s students, families and friends take over SkateLand!  Admission and Roller Skate rental complementary for students plus 3 guests who have registered. (Additional guests are $5 at the door. If you prefer to rent in-line skates, there is an "up-charge” of $2 payable at the rental counter)
    SkateLand is located at: 4843 Stenstrem Rd. Rockford IL 61109.
    Carpooling is encouraged as no shuttles are available.


  • 7:30pm: And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little (theater performance)
    The Reardon sisters have grown up in a house of women, dominated by their recently deceased mother. But time and multiple neuroses have erased their closeness.  Poignant drama and callous honesty is countered with the mocking and cynical humor of the emotionally crippled sisters and their intrusive neighbors with their own agenda.

    Single ticket admissions is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors age 55 and up and for students. Group rates are available. For tickets or information, please call the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or visit Rockford.edu. Dates and locations are subject to change.

    Order your tickets online now for this event.

  • 10pm: "Sock Hop” Karaoke in the Den
    After an active day of car showing, skating, and fun- why not end it on a high note with the campus favorite: Karaoke!  The den will be converted into a ‘soda shop’ with Root Beer floats being served, a dance floor open, and musical options from the 50’s to today! Registration is encouraged. 

Sunday, October 5

  • 10-11am: Parents meeting
    This time is designated for parents to have time to meet and talk with the dean. Come with questions or ready to hear about some updates on the school and the school year.

  • 11am-1pm: Brunch Served in the Café
    Enjoy a filling and satisfying meal before parting ways after a great weekend. Reminisce over the memories that were created and share a laugh or two. Free for students plus 3 guests with prior registration.  (Additional guests will pay $7 at the door).

  • 11am-1pm: Pillow Pet Making!
    As a final fair well to families, we have furry friends that need homes!  ALL students must register to make a pillow pet and will be given the option to register for one additional pet for a family/friend that is present during this event!

    Supplies are limited so register early to guarantee that you will have a furry friend forever!
    (We do apologize that no additional ones will be available for sale at this time.)
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
815.229.9300

For more information, Contact:


Jil Gates
Phone: (815)-394-5035

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