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Family Weekend Schedule!

11/9/2012 to 11/11/2012

When: Friday - Saturday, Nov. 9th - 11th
All Weekend
Where: Rockford College
5050 East State St
Rockford  61108
Jil Gates


Friday, November 9 ($15 donation to Rockford Rescue Mission will be collected at registration for the Sleep a Night in my Box event.)

  • Registration for Family Weekend events, 5–7:00 p.m., Lion's Den.
  • Registration for "Sleep a Night in my Box, Walk a Mile in my Shoes” event, 6–7:00 p.m., football field lawn.
  • Kick-off and walk for "Walk a Mile in my Shoes,” 8:00 p.m., football field lawn.
  • Shelter construction, 9:00 p.m., football field lawn. Construction of shelters can be done in advance (and assembled at event), or fully created at this time. (Please bring your own supplies and refer to the Rockford Rescue Mission website for specifications of what supplies are permitted.
  • "Blindside” screening on the jumbo screen, 10:00 p.m., football field lawn. Co-Sponsored by Rockford College Radio
  • Campfire and snacks, 10:00 p.m., football field lawn. Sponsored by Rockford Rescue Mission and JACCE.

Saturday, November 10 (All events are FREE!)

  • "Sleep a Night in my Box” event concludes, 7:00 a.m.
  • 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. Human Bowling and Human Foosball will be available for everyone to enjoy at tailgating!
  • Football game vs. Aurora University, 12:00 p.m., Samuel S. Greeley Field. It's also Senior Day—come celebrate our seniors and enjoy some fun activities for the whole family! (Pre-register for four complimentary tickets per family!)
  • Family bowling, 4–6:00 p.m., Don Carter Lanes. Join Rockford College families for FREE bowling! Come to Don Carter Lanes, 4007 E. State Street, and ask for the Rockford College group.
  • Dinner, 5–7:00 p.m., Cafeteria, Burpee Center. "Houston, we have NO problems!” Enjoy a Texas BBQ complete with a space-themed dessert in preparation for the "Living and Working in Space” lecture!
  • Living and Working in Space, 7:00 p.m., Peterson Auditorium, Starr 207. Dean Steve Siconolfi, Ph.D., is a former senior research scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He will present a lecture that covers the physics of microgravity, how astronauts complete acts of daily living, and physiological adaptations to and after space flight. *Forum Series Event!*
  • Flexible Comedian: Jonathan Burns, 9:00 p.m., Lion's Den. Born with the gifts of flexibility, curiosity, and goofiness, Jonathan Burns now uses these talents to entertain audiences around the world. You may have seen Jonathan on David Letterman or Jay Leno! Check out his video and webpage at

Sunday, November 11 (All events are FREE!)

  • Chapel (nondenominational), 9–10:00 a.m., Fisher Memorial Chapel.
  • 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.

Online Registration available:

Questions: Please see Jil Gates. (815) 394-5035 or

Looking forward to meeting your family!


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