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Family Weekend

The purpose of Family Weekend is to bring the faculty, staff, students, and families together for a weekend of fellowship.  We have a variety of activities planned for the weekend, that allow families to experience life on the Hill.

Cost for the weekend is:

  • $20/adult
  • $15/child (12 years and under)
  • FREE for ETBU Student
  • (This cost does not include tickets to the football game.)

Tickets for the Tiger Football game must be purchased separately. You can purchase football tickets online at www.etbutickets.com.

Don't forget to visit the ETBU Bookstore from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

*Please note that all indoor events will require masks.

Local Accomodations

Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
903.927.1139

1 King or 2 Queens $109.99 per night. When calling refer to ETBU discount, Parent Weekend.

LaQuinta
LaQuinta Inn
903.934.3080

1 King or 2 Queens $111.87 per night. When calling refer to ETBU discount, Parent Weekend.

Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
903.927.0079

1 King or 2 Standard Beds $113.90 per night. When calling refer to Parent Discount Rate.

Family Weekend 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
5:30pm
Family Weekend Check-In

Meet us in the Lobby of the Dean Health Plex to pick up your schedule for the weekend, Family Weekend T-Shirts, and your tickets for the Lunch on the Lawn.

6:00pm
ETBU Tiger Volleyball Game vs. Howard Payne University

Join the Tiger Family and cheer on the ETBU Tigers as they face the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets at 6:00 p.m. at Ornelas Gym. No tickets needed!

6:00pm
Big Guy Ballerina Improv Show

Big Guy Ballerina Improv Troupe invites all members of the Tiger Family to their first sketch comedy show of the season! The show will be held Friday, September 17, in the Mabee Recital Hall in the Jenna Guest Music Building at both 6:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00. You pick the topics! You pick the order! Come and be a part of the fun!

7:30pm
Gather at the Grove and Late Check-In

Enjoy some downtime with your student with our friends from Joe Pine Coffee Co., live music, fellowship, and lawn games in the Grove.

9:00pm
Big Guy Ballerina Improv Show

Big Guy Ballerina Improv Troupe invites all members of the Tiger Family to their first sketch comedy show of the season! The show will be held Friday, September 17, in the Mabee Recital Hall in the Jenna Guest Music Building at both 6:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00. You pick the topics! You pick the order! Come and be a part of the fun!

Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:30am
Family Weekend Check-In (Late Arrivals)

Meet us in the Lobby of the Rogers Spiritual Life Center to pick up your schedule for the weekend, Family Weekend T-Shirts, and your tickets for the Lunch on the Lawn.

10:00am
Family Worship

We will meet in Baker Chapel in the Rogers Spiritual Life Center to worship together as a Tiger Family.

11:00am
ETBU Tiger Volleyball Game vs. Sul Ross State University

Support the ETBU Volleyball Team and cheer them on as they take on the Sul Ross State Lobo’s at 11:00 a.m. at Ornelas Gym. No tickets needed!

11:00am
Tiger Family Lunch

Join the ETBU Family for Lunch on the Lawn with good food and fellowship in the Dining Hall.

1:00pm
Alumni Association Floats, Family, and Faculty Connection

Enjoy tall frosty mugs of ice cream with root beer or soda as the Alumni Association offers free floats in a custom ETBU mug.  Once you grab your tasty treat, walk around the Quad with your student and meet their favorite professors! 

2:00pm
Campus Open Houses and Free Time

Spend some time touring ETBU’s new Chapel on the Hill and newly renovated Harvey Daniel Bruce Hall and Craig Hall before enjoying a break from the hustle and bustle to explore Marshall with your student, see their residence hall, or walk campus.

3:30pm
Family Tailgate

Join the ETBU Family for our traditional FREE Family Tailgate at The Grove. Show your support for the Tiger Football Team at the Tiger Walk at 3:30 p.m.

6:00pm
Tiger Football Game vs. McMurry University

Be a part of the excitement and cheer on the ETBU Tigers as they take on the McMurry University War Hawks at 6:00 PM at Ornelas Stadium. You can purchase tickets for the game online or at the stadium before the game.

Contact Information

Name/Title Division Phone
Laura Coursey
Director, Student Activities
Student Engagement 903.923.2326 Send Message View Bio