Kansas State University celebrating 86th annual Family Day
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's annual Family Day, Sept. 27, will celebrate the long-standing tradition of family involvement on campus.
"K-State Family Day is an extremely special tradition," said Cole Grieves, new student services assistant coordinator. "The 2014 event will celebrate 86 years of welcoming families to campus for a day of activities designed around family, togetherness and university pride. Weekend visitors may enjoy a variety of activities designed to showcase the history, tradition and special connection between K-State, our students and their families."
Students will have the opportunity to show their families around campus and share Kansas State University traditions with them. Two events, the legacy pinning ceremony and Family Time in Cat Town, are K-State Family Day traditions.
The legacy pinning ceremony recognizes the commitment of K-State families and friends across generations and concludes with family members pinning current students. Family members who are not K-State alumni will be honored with a K-Stater by Choice recognition for their support of the university. Brunch will be served before the ceremony. The ceremony and brunch are from 8-11 a.m. in the K-State Alumni Center ballroom.
The cost is $15 per person and registrations are due by 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22. Reservations can be made and questions can be answered by calling 785-532-2222 or visiting http://www.k-state.edu/familyday/activities.html.
Family Time in Cat Town is the annual pregame event, sponsored by Hy-Vee and Payless Shoesource, on the southwest side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The casual event begins at 9 a.m. — two hours prior to kickoff of the K-State vs. University of Texas, El Paso game. Students and their families may tailgate with K-State administrators and other families while enjoying great food, door prizes and a photo booth, as well as have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win $2,000 toward tuition.
The cost is $15 per person and registrations are accepted up until the event. Registration to the event is required to be eligible to purchase tuition raffle tickets. Tickets for the tuition drawing may be purchased at the event or online prior to the event at https://one.found.ksu.edu/ccon/events_activities.do?event_id=F0420.
Various colleges and departments across campus will host events throughout the day. An informational booth will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the K-State Student Union. The Union Program Council will sponsor space painter Brandon McConnell at 8 a.m. on Bosco Plaza and host screenings of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Union's Forum Hall for $2 for students and military and $3 for family members. Throughout the day, the Union's Recreation Center will open to family members when accompanied by a K-State student.