September 7, 2011
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

VSU Hosts Parents Weekend Sept. 23-24

 

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University will host its 2011 Parents Weekend on Sept. 23 and 24.

The weekend will begin with check in from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, followed by games in the Union Station and a movie in the Student Union Theater.

Saturday's schedule includes an academic expo that will allow faculty members and administrators to address questions and discuss various programs and resources available at the university. Other activities include an art tour of Odum Library, planetarium sessions and an ice cream social.

During lunch, guests can enjoy a southern-style buffet with barbecue and fried chicken and traditional southern sides.

Later in the day, parents and students can cheer on the VSU Blazers as they battle the Southern Arkansas Muleriders at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Tickets are $5 for parents when their student presents a valid student ID. Guests must pre-register and pre-pay for this event.

In addition, the University Bookstore is open for parents and students to use their discount coupons to shop for academic needs and VSU merchandise from 1 to 7 p.m.

Registration for the weekend is $25 per person. The registration fee includes all scheduled events as well as lunch, souvenir gifts, a family photo button and a bookstore coupon. Some of the scheduled events are limited to a first come, first served basis. The last day to register is Friday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/stulife/ParentsWeekend.shtml for more information.