Parents & Families Services, September 27-29, 2013

Parents & Families Weekend


The Office of Parents & Families Services invites all parents, families, and students to join us for our annual Parents & Families Weekend, September 27-29, 2013. From chocolate fountains to food trucks; carnival games to Varsity football; and painting tunnels to planting trees; this three-day event will offer something for everyone. With a variety of family friendly activities all weekend you are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

This event is now SOLD-OUT.

Friday, September 27

Kickoff Event, E. Carroll Joyner Visitor Center
Parents & Families are invited to meet and greet members of the Office of Parents & Families Services team; see what's new at NC State; and get a chance to leave their mark, by painting The Free Expression Tunnel. Parents will also have the opportunity to write letters of encouragement to their student that we will send out right before exams, or you can mail from home. Door prizes will be distributed.

Welcome Reception
If you have a student that is already a member or thinking about joining a fraternity or sorority, join students and staff from NC State's fraternity and sorority community for a welcome reception. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Greek Community and the impact it has on campus life. Meet other families whose students are involved in one of the largest, most vibrant student communities on campus. Light hors d'oeuvres will be available.

Chocolate Festival
Friday fun will continue with NC State's sweetest tradition, the 10th annual Chocolate Festival being held in Carmichael Gymnasium. Hosted by the North Carolina State Women's Center, the Chocolate Festival supports Breast Cancer Awareness and features a silent auction, games, and a wellness fair; along with cakes, cookies, ice cream and chocolate flowing from fountains. Proceeds benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, Women for the Cure-Triangle Affiliate, Pretty in Pink, and the NC State Women's Center.

Saturday, September 28

Parents & Families Services Pre-Game Event
Students, parents, and families are invited to join us for our annual *Pre-Game Event with a new location this year, being held at Carter-Finley Stadium, Hospitality Areas 12-17 (easily accessed from Gate D in the West Parking Lot). This event will offer great family friendly activities including cornhole games, an inflatable twister, skee-ball and sports challenge, and a double-shot basketball. On-site we will have many local businesses and vendors offering great prizes and giveaways and some of the most popular food trucks in the Triangle. This event is sure to have something for everyone in the family.

*In an effort to reduce the overall cost of Parents & Families Weekend for our families and in an effort to support the vendors who in turn support NC State, we will not be serving a sit-down meal at the pre-game this year. Instead, we will host local food trucks selling a variety of items for individual purchase while supplies last. We also encourage our guests to take advantage of food vendors inside the stadium to support NC State athletics.

NC State v. Central Michigan Football
At the conclusion of the Pre-Game Event, parents and families will then head over to the Stadium for some PackPride as we cheer NC State to victory as they take on Central Michigan for the first-time in Wolfpack history.

Sunday, September 29

Planting Service Project & Brunch
Join the ranks of over 200 family volunteers who have contributed their time over the years by participating in our 15th annual Planting Project and thank-you brunch. Give back to NC State and share in a great meal at Fountain Dining Hall.

Registration for Parents & Families Weekend tends to fill quickly. Please plan to register online between August 21-23 for the best chance of getting tickets. Events requiring pre-registration will incur a $17.00 fee upon submission of the online form. Valid methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. All registrations are non-refundable.

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