We are so excited to be hosting Methodist University Family Weekend 2022! Please join us in person, on campus for a weekend with your Methodist student! This is a time for families to immerse themselves in the Methodist experience that their student enjoys all year — to walk the campus, go to the games, and to show school spirit. Join us September 16-18, 2022.

Registration

Family Weekend registration is open! While most events are free, we ask that you please register for each event that you plan to attend. Cheer on the Monarchs at Saturday’s football game with tickets available at the gate. General admission is $6.00, school-age students are $3.00, and children under 6 years of age are free to enter.

Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 16

One Stop for Academics and Careers
2:00 p.m., Davis Memorial Library
Informational workshop to walk family members through the various Academic Support Services we offer here at MU and give family members a glimpse into what Academic and Career Advising looks like.

One Stop for Financial Support
3:00 p.m., Davis Memorial Library
Informational workshop that will provide Financial Aid, FAFSA, MU payment plans, loan education and resources for families.

Women’s Tennis Fall Invite3:00 p.m., Gene Clayton Tennis Center

Family Weekend Check-In3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Alumni Dining Room

Family Hours at the Fitness Center5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Nimocks Fitness CenterGo for a walk around the indoor track, shoot some hoops, or pump some iron in the Nimocks Fitness Center. Facilities are open to Monarchs and their family members, free of charge, over the age of 18. Everyone must sign a liability waiver. Anyone under 18 would need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Friends of Music Performance7:30 p.m., Matthews Ministry CenterThomas Burge, trombonist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is originally from Australia, earned his master’s degree at Julliard School, and now lives in North Carolina. His career spans collegiate brass instruction, international symphony performances, and guest clinician/soloist across the country. Burge also hosts a radio show and conducts/manages brass ensemble groups.

Saturday, September 17

Yoga with Ms. Deborah Davis
9:00 a.m., Nimocks Fitness CenterJoin RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certified Deborah Davis for yoga. Rumor has it her husband, Dr. Wearden, will be in attendance! First thirty guests will receive a MU hand towel. Limited mats will be available, it is recommended that you bring your own.

Women’s Tennis Fall Invite9:00 a.m., Gene Clayton Tennis Center

Family Weekend Check-In
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Alumni Dining Room

Bookstore Open
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Berns Student Center

Q+A with University President, Dr. Stan Wearden
11:00 a.m., Yarborough Auditorium, Clark HallLearn more about upcoming campus initiatives, discuss the good work done in 2021-22 and look forward to a brand new 2022-23 school year in this town-hall style forum with the president. Please pre-submit your questions here.

Meet & Greet with King the Mascot
12:00 p.m., Victory Bell near Monarch Stadium
Come meet our official University mascot!

Football vs. Washington and Lee University
1:00 p.m., Monarch Stadium

Women’s Soccer vs. Bob Jones University
3:00 p.m., Duggins Soccer Stadium

Family Hours at the Fitness Center4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Nimocks Fitness CenterGo for a walk around the indoor track, shoot some hoops, or pump some iron in the Nimocks Fitness Center. Facilities are open to Monarchs and their family members, free of charge, over the age of 18. Everyone must sign a liability waiver. Anyone under 18 would need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Men’s Soccer vs. Warren Wilson College
5:00 p.m., Duggins Soccer Stadium

Sunday, September 18

Women’s Tennis Fall Invite
9:00 a.m., Gene Clayton Tennis Center

Family Worship
10:00 a.m., Matthews Ministry CenterJoin Religious Life for a Family Worship Service with some light refreshments and fellowship beginning at 9:30 a.m.

JV Football vs. Queen City Prep
2:00 p.m., Monarch Stadium

Lodging

Coming from out of town? Book your reservation at the Fairfield Inn & Suites and get our discounted rate. Use https://bit.ly/22FamilyHotel or call 910.223.7867 for more information about our discounted rate. For more hotel options, visit Area Hotels. Be sure to tell them you are with Methodist University when you register for any discount in rates.

Dining

Need a recommendation? Check out the Green & Gold Dining Hall or choose from some additional local recommendations below.

For Breakfast (listed by proximity): Rainbow Restaurant, MaryBill’s Café, The Friend’s Table, Circa 1800, Blue Moon Café.

For Lunch or Dinner (listed by proximity): ScrubOaks, Brooklyn Pizzeria, Nona Sushi, Miyabi Jr. Express, Mi Casita, Circa 1800, Pierros, Gaston Brewing Company, Blue Moon Café, Antonella’s, Luigi’s, Mash House Brewing Company.

Additional options that offer an MU Discount can be found here.

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