Parents' Weekend: 2012
Programs and Activities
Friday, October 12th
7:00am - 6:00pm
International Programs Open House
US Passport Acceptance Facility
University Center A5500
Florida State now has an official U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility located in the International Programs office in the University Center. We will be hosting a Passport Office and International Programs Open House. This event will allow you and/or your student to apply for your passport while you are in town with your student during Parents' Weekend. Additionally, representatives and students will be on hand to talk about the study abroad opportunities with International Programs. For information about what is necessary to apply for a U.S. passport, here is the link to our Passport Facility's page:
Passport Facility - http://international.fsu.edu/Passport/Default.aspx
9:00am — 3:00pm
Art in Low Places
Art in Low Places is a sidewalk drawing competition hosted by the Oglesby Union Art Center. This competition is free to all current FSU Students and parents. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards as well as a People’s Choice Award. Parents and students alike will want to be sure and vote for their favorite for the People's Choice Award. For more information, call 850/644-4737 or visit the web site at www.union.fsu.edu/artcenter.
10:00am - 6:00pm
Enjoy bowling and billiards on Friday for all Parents' Weekend registrants, including children! Just use your passes included in your ticket envelope!
10:00am - 8:00pm
Check-in & Registration
Oglesby Union Krentzman Lounge
If you pre-registered, your tickets and other goodies will be available for you to pick-up. Walk-up registration will also be open.
12:00pm & 1:00pm
Dunlap Student Success Center, Room 2101
100 S. Woodward Ave.
Regarded as one of the best services of its kind, take this opportunity to listen to a brief overview of career services available to FSU students and alumni, the current job market for college graduates, learn about various career and employment resources, and tour this state-of-the-art facility. www.career.fsu.edu
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Live auction - 4:45pm
Family Connection Auction
Moore Auditorium Lobby; live auction on the steps of Moore Auditorium
Join Family Connection at the Garnet & Gold Fall Auction to support student services and programs. Last year we raised just under $5,000.00 to help support student services. Money raised in the past has gone to help fund free flu shots for all students, supply food for the Dean of Students Food Pantry for students who are unable to provide for themselves at the time, and multicultural programming to name a few. Items will range from FSU memorabilia, gift cards to local businesses, and more! Please contact email@example.com for more information or if you would like to donate an item or have your business become an Auction Partner.
12:00pm; 1:00pm; 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Planetarium Tour & Movie
Richards Building, Pat Thomas Planetarium, 108
"Not all starts are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny; almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die. Join us to explore the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.
Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.
Length: Approx. 25 min."
The Pat Thomas Planetarium is part of the physics department at Florida State University. It has been in operation since 1982. It was recently upgraded to a state-of-the-art digital system with high definition projectors, powerful computers and advanced software. We can project 360° images of great beauty and realism. Visitors of all ages report the love the new planetarium!
Parents' Day shows are very popular, so visitors should plan ahead. The later shows are sometimes overbooked, so it pays to attend earlier viewings if possible.
1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Oglesby Union - Moore Auditorium
This year, all our faculty presentations will take place in Moore Auditorium on the hour.
1:00pm — 4:30pm
Have your picture taken as a memory to take home with you from Parents' Weekend!
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Student Friendly Healthcare
FSU Health & Wellness Center, Room 2100
Learn about the Healthy Campus 2020 initiative, as well as student initiatives in health promotion, emergency management and leadership training in health care management. There will be opportunities to ask questions about health insurance, billing, medical care and access. You don't want to wait until your student is ill to try and navigate the health care system. Visit the newly constructed Health & Wellness Center and tour our facility to see for yourself how outstanding it really is! Learn about the new and expanded services available on campus through University Health Services.
2:00pm - 4:00pm
College of Nursing Open House
College of Nursing, 98 Varsity Way
The college of Nursing's Student Leadership Council will be hosting an open house for parents during Parents’ Weekend. The open house will take place on Friday, October 12th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and include tours of the College of Nursing and an opportunity to interact with students currently enrolled in the nursing program.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
President's Address to Parents
Oglesby Union, Moore Auditorium
Dr. Eric J. Barron
Dr. Eric J. Barron is the 14th president of The Florida State University. He is a 1973 Florida State alumnus, with a bachelor's degree in geology. He earned master's and doctoral degrees in oceanography from the University of Miami.
Before his arrival at Florida State he was director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His previous positions include dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Barron is widely recognized for his scholarly work and is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society and the Geological Society of America.
Dr. Barron is a strong supporter and advocate for the full spectrum of excellence in the arts and humanities, sciences, law, business and medicine.
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Picnic in the Oglesby Union Courtyard
Oglesby Union - Ticket Required
- Garden Salad with a Variety of Dressings
- Char-grilled Hamburgers with Condiments
- All Beef Kosher Franks with Condiments
- Chicken Skewers
- Vegetarian Burgers
- Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
- Vegetarian Baked Beans
- Homemade Potato Chips
- Cole Slaw
- Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Trifle
- Iced Tea
- Coke Products
Music featuring Carlos and Carlos Duo in the Union Amphitheatre from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Bounce House in the Union Courtyard from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Jack Haskin Circus Complex
This ticket is a combination ticket for the Picnic and the Circus
The circus performances for Parents' weekend represent the best of our spring and summer performances. Taking traditional circus themes and presenting them with a modern flair is what makes this FSU Circus performance different from any circus show we have done before.
Seminole Madness: Tipoff Tonight (FSU Basketball)
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!
It's here. Tonight's the night. The only place to be if you are in Tallahassee tonight is in the Civic Center at 7:00 to witness the arrival of the 2012-13 men's basketball team in all of their glory as the defending ACC Champions for the first time in school history. Two-time ACC Coach of the Year Leonard Hamilton and his Seminoles are ready to welcome you back to the home court that you, as fans, have made such a tremendous home court advantage. The Seminoles were 7-1 at home in ACC Play last season in winning their first ACC Championship and need your help to continue to make the Tucker Center a house of horrors for visiting teams.
Seminole Fact: All-American and ACC Player of the Year candidate Michael Snaer, who has started 77 of the Seminoles' last 79 games, has played in a team high 101 career games and has started a team high 77 games entering the 2012- 13 season. The Seminoles' seven returning letter winners have played in a total of 327 games with a total of 107 career starting assignments spread out among three players - Snaer (77), Okaro White (25) and Terrance Shannon (five). The Seminoles are 70-31 overall, 33-15 in the ACC and have played in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments with its current group of veterans on the roster.
The parking is free.
The admission is free.
There are amazing prizes to win.
The atmosphere will be off the chain.
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Movies on the Lot
Between the baseball and football stadiums.
If raining, move to Film School - University Center A, Second Floor.
The Film School is presenting our 5th annual free outdoor screening of student short films, "Movies on The Lot" as a part of FSU Parents' Weekend. The fun will take place under the stars on our back lot lawn Friday, October 12 at 8:00pm between the Doak Campbell and Dick Howser stadiums. Come early with your blanket or chairs and stake out a good spot to watch the show. You are welcome to bring your own popcorn and candy or snacks; however alcohol is prohibited on the lawn. This event is free and open to the public (in the event of rain films will be shown in The Film School Theater).
PARKING IS LOCATED IN THE LOTS IN FRONT OF THE FILM SCHOOL ACCESSED JUST OFF PENSACOLA STREET.
For more information about the screening, contact The Dean's Office at 850-644.0453.
*Some films contact adult language and themes and may not be suitable for young children. Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
9:00pm - 2:00am
Late Night Programming
Oglesby Union and Student Life Center
9:00pm - 2:00am - Cosmic Bowling and Billiards
$10 a lane plus $1.50 for shoes—Billiards $4 per hour per table
More events for late night programming will be posted in the summer.
Saturday, October 13th
7:00am - 7:30am
5K Fun Run & Walk Late Registration
Oglesby Union Green
8:00am - 9:30am
5K Fun Run & Walk
Parents, Students and Community
For those of you who are joining us for this event for the first time, the 5K Fun Run/walk will begin at 8AM. We encourage you to come to the Oglesby Union Green at the Oglesby Union by 7:15 AM to complete your registration. The race will begin near Integration Statue and will start out heading east on Legacy Walk. Our award classifications are listed on the waiver form. The course will take you through the hilly, picturesque campus of FSU, past many of our popular landmarks. Thank you forparticipating in our popular Fun Run, be safe and have fun!
Start: Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza
Finish: The beginning of Legacy Walk South at Woodward Plaza
Course: Hilly 3.1 mile run through the FSU campus
In addition to the Age Groups listed below, there is an Overall Male and Overall Female category. Do not sign up in your age group if you want to sign up for overall male or female. After the tabulation and verification of race results, plaques will be presented to the first and second male and female finishers, and medallions to all third place finishers in all Age Groups. Thank you for your participation and GOOD LUCK!
|Age Groups:||12 & Under||13-19||20-29||30-39||40-49||50-59||60-69||70+||Master 40+|
8:15am - 11:00am
Tailgate Buffet - Ticket Required
- Fruit Salad
- Breakfast Bread Pudding
- Green Salad with Fruit Sections
- Breakfast Ham
- Country Sausage - served with condiments
- Potato Casserole
- Scrambled Eggs - Served with cheese and peppers on the side
- Fresh Baked Biscuits
- Pancakes with Syrup
- Veggie Burgers - Served with buns and condiments
- Orange Juice
- Iced Tea
- Iced Water
- Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
The Zach Bartholomew Trio, Union Courtyard (time TBA)
2 hrs. before kickoff
Marching Chiefs Skull Session
Dick Howser Baseball Stadium
Come join the Marching Chiefs for their pre-game concert known as Skull Session. Features include musical selections by every section in the band and a complete run through of the halftime show performed in stand-still "concert" formation. Get psyched up for the game and hear the "world renowned" Marching Chiefs as you've never heard them before!
Kickoff - FSU vs. Boston College
Doak Campbell Stadium.
Football tickets for the FSU vs. Boston College game must be purchased through FSU Athletics.