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Family Weekend

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2

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:

  • $25/adult
  • $20/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.

Local Accommodations

Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
903.927.1139

1 King or 2 Queens $149-$155 plus tax 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 2022
Friday, September 30, 2022
5:30pm
Family Weekend Check-In

Meet us at The Grove to pick up your schedule for the weekend, Family Weekend t-shirts, and Tiger Family Lunch tickets.

6:00pm
Gather at the Grove

Enjoy some downtime with your student with live music, fellowship, lawn games, and local crowd-favorite food trucks in The Grove. (Food truck tickets will be available at each vendor for $5).

7:00pm
Doubt (An ETBU Theatre Production)

Head down to the Mabee Recital Hall in Jenna Guest for this brilliant and powerful drama! Set in the 1960s, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of his progressive philosophy and suspicious behavior. This story powerfully explores the struggle and intersection of faith related to how people choose to cope with, and address feelings of doubt and skepticism toward others. General admission tickets are $10 or FREE with an ETBU ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ETBU.edu/boxoffice or at the Box Office.

8:30pm
Movie Night Under the Stars at Taylor Field

End Day 1 with us at Taylor Field as we watch a family-favorite film! Bring your lawn chairs/blankets, or sit in the stands. Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be provided. No tickets are needed!

10:30pm
Hockey vs. Drury University (Shreveport, LA)

Grab a blanket, support the ETBU D2 Hockey Team, and cheer them on as they take on the Drury University Panthers at 10:30 p.m. at George’s Pond in Hirsch Collesium in Shreveport, Louisianna. No tickets are needed!

Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:00am
Family Weekend Check-In (Late Arrivals)

Meet us in The Quad to pick up your schedule for the weekend, Family Weekend t-shirts, and Tiger Family Lunch tickets.

9:00am
Small Business Saturday Market and Brunch Bar

Join us and support our Tiger Students, Faculty, and Staff at our Small Business Saturday Market in The Quad. We have plenty of vendors lined up with products ranging from baked goods and coffees to crafts to beauty products and services. A FREE Brunch Bar will be provided with juices and breakfast grab-and-go foods.

11:00am
Family Worship

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

12:00pm
ETBU Tiger Women’s Soccer Game vs. University of Mary Hardin Baylor
12:00pm
Tiger Family Lunch

Join the ETBU Family for Tiger Family Lunch with good food and fellowship in the Dining Hall. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. 

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

Enjoy free frosty ice cream floats provided by friends in Alumni Relations. Once you grab your tasty treat, walk around the Huffman Activities Area with your student and meet their favorite professors!

2:00pm
Hockey vs. Drury University (Shreveport, LA)

Grab a blanket, support the ETBU D2 Hockey Team, and cheer them on as they take on the Drury University Panthers at 2:00 p.m. at George’s Pond in Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. No tickets are needed!

2:30pm
ETBU Tiger Men’s Soccer Game vs. University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Support the ETBU Men’s Soccer Team and cheer them on as they take on the UMHB Crusaders at 12:00 p.m. at Cornish Field. No tickets are needed!

2:30pm
Doubt (An ETBU Theatre Production)

Head down to the Mabee Recital Hall in Jenna Guest for this brilliant and powerful drama! Set in the 1960s, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of his progressive philosophy and suspicious behavior. This story powerfully explores the struggle and intersection of faith related to how people choose to cope with, and address feelings of doubt and skepticism toward others. General admission tickets are $10 or FREE with an ETBU ID. Tickets are $10 general admission or FREE with an ETBU ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ETBU.edu/boxoffice or at the Box Office.

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. Southwestern 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 p.m. at Ornelas Stadium. You can purchase tickets for the game online or at the stadium before the game.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
8:00am
Church and Lunch on Your Own with Your Student

Join your student at their local church for morning worship and take them to their favorite Sunday lunch spot.

1:00pm
Hockey vs. Drury University (Shreveport, LA)

Grab a blanket, support the ETBU D3 Hockey Team, and cheer them on as they take on the Drury University Panthers at 1:00 p.m. at George’s Pond in Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. No tickets are needed!

2:30pm
Doubt (An ETBU Theatre Production)

Head down to the Mabee Recital Hall in Jenna Guest for this brilliant and powerful drama! Set in the 1960s, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of his progressive philosophy and suspicious behavior. This story powerfully explores the struggle and intersection of faith related to how people choose to cope with, and address feelings of doubt and skepticism toward others. General admission tickets are $10 or FREE with an ETBU ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ETBU.edu/boxoffice or at the Box Office.

3:00pm
JCP Suit Up Event (Hosted by: ETBU Career Development)

The Career Development Center is partnering with JCPenney for the Fall 2022 JCPenney Suit-Up Event. This event is a great opportunity for you to get career and professional items at a GREAT price. To receive your shopping coupon with items up to 60% off, text SHOPETBU to 67292. This coupon is valid online and at the JCPenney at the Longview Mall. The Career Development Center will also be giving away two $50 JCPenney gift cards to two individuals who attend this event!

Contact Information

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