ETBU Family Weekend

ETBU’s annual Family Weekend is scheduled for September 14-15, 2018.  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:


$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, beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. 

Click here to register for Family Weekend 2018

Friday, September 14

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Check-In, Dessert, Coffee, & Board Games @ Ornelas Student Center
Meet us on the first floor of the Ornelas Student Center in Huffman Activities Area to pick up your schedule for the weekend as well as tickets for Dessert and Lunch on the Lawn. We will kick off the weekend with great fellowship, sweet treats, and family game night!

Saturday, September 15

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Tigers Serve Saturday @ Meet at Baker Chapel
Come prepared to do a little manual labor and meet us in Baker Chapel to receive service assignments for our Tigers Serve service projects.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Family Weekend Check-In @ The Quad
If you did not check-in on Friday evening, meet us in the ETBU Quad to pick up your schedule for the day as well as tickets for the Lunch on the Lawn.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch on the Lawn @ The Quad
Join the ETBU Family in the Quad for Lunch on the Lawn with some good food and fellowship with students, family, and friends!

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Alumni Association Floats @ Huffman
Enjoy tall frosty mugs of ice cream with root beer or soda as the Alumni Council offers free floats in a custom ETBU mug. Enjoy a cool treat and take away your free ETBU mug as a souvenir.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Family and Faculty Connection @ Huffman
After lunch, move inside the Ornelas Student Center to meet professors representing all of the academic departments on campus.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Tigers Got Talent @ Baker Chapel
Enjoy the fourth annual Tigers Got Talent show. We have some very talented ETBU Tigers!

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Family Tailgate @ The Grove
Join ETBU students and gear up for Tiger Football vs. Southwestern University. Arrive at 4:00 p.m. at The Grove (located next to the Tennis Courts) to see the Tiger Walk, enjoy free food, and cheer on the team as they head over to Ornelas Stadium.

6:00 p.m. – Tiger Football Game vs. Belhaven @ Ornelas Stadium
Be part of the excitement and cheer on the ETBU Tigers as they take on the Southwestern Pirates at 6:00 p.m. at Ornelas Stadium. You can purchase tickets for the game online at or at the stadium before the game. For more information about tickets, contact Sharon Hall at or 903-923-2188.

*The ETBU Bookstore will be open Saturday, September 15, from 12:00 4:30 p.m. for families to purchase ETBU gear!

Click here to register

Family Visitation

Saturday, September 15: Noon - 10:00 p.m.*

*These extended hours are for family members only. No sign in necessary.

Regular Visitation hours for opposite gender visitors will be in effect beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Please contact Laura Coursey, Director of Student Activities, with any questions at 903-923-2326 or