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Family Weekend

ETBU’s annual Family Weekend is September 20-21, 2019.  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:

  • $15/adult
  • $10/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.

Contact Information

Laura Coursey
Director of Student Activities 
903.923.2326 | studentactivities@etbu.edu

Family Weekend 2019
Friday, September 20th, 2019
7:00pm
7:00 p.m. Family Weekend Check-In

Meet us in the Huffman Activities Area of the Ornelas Student Center to pick up your schedule for the weekend as well as tickets for the Lunch on the Lawn.

7:00pm
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dessert, Coffee & Board Games

Enjoy some downtime with your student with a variety of desserts, coffee, and board games in the Huffman Activities Area of the Ornelas Student Center.

7:00pm
ETBU Tiger Hockey Game vs. Dallas Baptist University

Join the Tiger Family and cheer on the ETBU Tigers as they face the Dallas Baptist Patriots at 7:00 p.m. at George's Pond in Shreveport, LA. No tickets needed!

7:30pm
ETBU Tiger Men's Soccer Game vs. Millsaps

Support the ETBU Men's Soccer Team and cheer them on as they take on the Millsaps Majors at 7:30 p.m. at Cornish Field. No tickets needed!

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
10:00am
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tigers Serve Saturday

We will meet in the Rogers Spiritual Life Center to pack boxes for our local food pantry, Mission Marshall. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate.

11:30am
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Family Weekend Check-In (Late Arrivals)

Meet us in the ETBU Quad to pick up your schedule for the day as well as tickets for the Lunch on the Lawn.

12:00pm
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on the Lawn

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

1:00pm
ETBU Tiger Women's Soccer Game vs. LSU-Alexandria

Support the ETBU Women's Soccer Team and cheer them on as they take on the LSU-A Generals at 1:00 p.m. at Cornish Field. No tickets needed!

1:30pm
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Alumni Association Floats

Enjoy tall frosty mugs of ice cream with root beer or soda as the Alumni Association offers free floats in a custom ETBU mug.  Enjoy a cool treat and take away your free ETBU mug as a souvenir.

1:30pm
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Family and Faculty Connection

After lunch, move inside the Ornelas Student Center to meet professors representing all of the academic departments on campus.  

2:00pm
ETBU Tiger Hockey Game vs. Dallas Baptist University

Join the Tiger Family and cheer on the ETBU Tigers as they face the Dallas Baptist Patriots at 2:00 p.m. at George's Pond in Shreveport, LA. No tickets needed!

2:00pm
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tours of the Marshall Grand

From 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ETBU will open the new home of the School of Nursing, the Marshall Grand, for tours to the ETBU Family. The Hotel Marshall was originally built in 1929, and has since been remodeled to a state of the art nursing facility for students in the ETBU Nursing Program. 

2:30pm
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free Time

Enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle to explore Marshall with your student, see their residence hall, or walk campus.

3:30pm
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 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
ETBU Tiger Football Game vs. Texas Lutheran

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