Family Day 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Program Coordinated by Union Board and Family Services
with assistance from the Office of the President and the
Parent and Families Initiative.

Come visit your student and bring the family! Spend a day
on the Indiana State University campus and in the Terre Haute community. This annual program is designed specifically for those that are family to the many students at ISU. Enjoy and learn about the activities and opportunities available to your student.

Register now Online or
call 812-237-3830


Pre-Family Day Events - Friday, September 13

University Apartments Carnival  5:00-7:30 pm.

Join us for an evening of fun, games (for all age groups), and food from around the world. This event is open to students, staff, faculty and their families. It is also a great opportunity for families to meet with the residents of University apartments. The carnival is organized by Office of Residential Life and Center for Global Engagement.

Movie - Monsters University 8 p.m.
Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I

Kick off your weekend with the new Disney release, Monsters University. This event is open to students and their families. Admission is free!

$$Blues at the Crossroads 5:00 pm Gates Open
Downtown Terre Haute
Join in on the great music and street fun in Downtown Terre Haute. Tickets are $10 may be purchased at the gate.
Children 16 years and under are FREE!

Family Day - Saturday, September 14    

Parking lots are open on Saturday – no need for any type of pass

Free Early Bird Breakfast at Barnes & Noble @Indiana State University 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Located at the corner of 4th and Cherry Streets  
Visit the bookstore for ISU gear, books and more!    

Family Day Check In Booth 9:00 am – 1 p.m.
Hulman Memorial Student Union and at Barnes & Noble@Indiana State University Bookstore 

Check in with your student (they need to bring their student ID) and pick up some special Sycamore treats. Find out about activities for the day and purchase your pre-game reception and football game tickets. ISU students will attend the reception and game at no charge just by showing their Sycamore ID card.

Student Recreation Center 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Take advantage of the on-campus recreational facilities that your student uses. Family members utilizing the Student Recreation Center need to complete a waiver form. Bring this with you when you visit!  

University Art Gallery 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Richard G. Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts  
A selection of paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture acquired, by gift or purchase, in the last 13 years. Artists include Marc Chagall, Sue Coe, Jim Dine, Tony Fitzpatrick, Kahn & Selesnick, Robert Longo, Clarence Major, Andrew Moore, George Marinko, Reginald Marsh, ParkeHarrison, and Philip Pearlstein.    

Cunningham Memorial Library 10:00 am – 5:00 pm  
Stop by and learn about the resources available to students.   

Open House at the ISU Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic 9:30 – 11:30 am
Sycamore Center for Wellness and Applied Medicine  

Stop by and take a tour of our rehab clinic.     

Campus Tours 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Hulman Memorial Student Union Gallery Lounge  
Enjoy a short walking tour of campus.  Tours leave every 30 minutes. 

Games and Billiards 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hulman Memorial Student Union, Sycamore Lounge  

Enjoy family game time in our Sycamore Lounge where there are board games, pool tables, etc. available for families to use.   

Parents Sycamore Sources 10:30 – 12:00 pm
Hulman Memorial Student Union Commons

Connect with various departments on campus and get your questions answered!
Homesick/Roommate Conflicts                 Getting Involved in Campus            
Healthy lifestyles/Wellness                       Managing Money/Financial Aid
Study Abroad                                        Ombudsperson            
Career Internships/My Plan                      Food Credits/Updates 
Sycamore Express/eBill   

Young Sibling Programs (ages 3-11)  11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II and III              

Arts and crafts - Community School of the Arts
Cornhole and math/financial awareness activities - Go Figure
Cultural games, activities, and presentations by international students from the INTERLINK Language Center (Dede Plaza)
Outdoor activities - Nonprofit Leadership Alliance students

Entire Family Program 11:00 am – 1 pm
Dede Plaza     
Community Service Project Table  

Departmental Open Houses 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Stop by these participating departments to visit with staff and tour the facilities.

Cunningham Memorial Library            Scott College of Business             University Honors Program Welcome Center                            Career Center                             Erickson Hall
Bayh College of Education
Student Media (WISU, Sycamore Media (TV Studio) and Indiana Statesman)
Alumni Association (
30 North Fifth Street, next to Barnes and Noble)

$$ Favorite Recipe Brunch 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Sycamore Dining Towers  
The Favorite Recipe Brunch is open to all families whether your student lives in the residence halls or commutes. Menu choices will include a self-serve breakfast lunch of sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, omelet bar, Belgian waffles, full salad bar, three main entrees (featuring selected family recipes), desserts, and beverages. Cost of the brunch is $7.00 per person (children under 10 is $3.50).

Your student may use their meal plan for themselves and family members or family members can purchase (cash or credit card) meal tickets at the door of the dining hall.  

If you would like to submit a recipe to be considered for one of the featured family recipe, go to

Achievement Lunch (Invitation Only) 11:30 am
Sycamore Banquet Center 
The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center will be recognizing students who have achieved a high grade point average for the previous academic year. 

The Blue Zone 12:00- 2 pm
Barnes & Noble @ Indiana State University Bookstore

Enjoy inflatable games, balloon animals and face painting!

Sycamore Bingo 12:30– 1:30 pm
Dede I  

Join in on the fun! Stop by and play a quick game of bingo and meet the students involved in the Residence Hall Association.

Sycamore Football and More 1:30 pm
Memorial Stadium (Corner of Brown and Wabash Avenues)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Wabash Avenue or Ohio Blvd. to Brown Avenue)
PARKING:There is not reserved parking for Family Day. Please note there is fair amount of walking from parking lot to stadium. 
 There are several steps to climb to sit in bleachers. There is a small area for “handicapped seating”
The tickets are for general seating not reserved.   

$$ Family Pre-Game Reception Tent
1:30 – 2:45 pm  
Families and their students are invited to stop by the reception tent located just southeast of the Memorial Stadium Main Gate for a quick bite and a chance to meet ISU staff and student leaders. For $5 per family member (ages 5 and under –no charge) you will receive admission to the reception and football game ticket. Please note that ISU students will attend the pre-game reception and game at no charge just by showing their Sycamore ID card. Sponsored by the Career Center, Alumni Association, University College and Student Athlete Advisory Committee.      

$$ Football Game (Indiana State University vs Quincy) 3:05 pm                        
Be a part of the excitement of a Sycamores football! We have arranged for a special group purchase of football tickets for family members and the pre-game reception.  For $5 per family member (ages 2 and under –no charge) you will receive admission to the pre-game reception and football game ticket. Please note that ISU students will attend the reception and game at no charge just by showing their Sycamore ID card. 

$$Blues at the Crossroads 3:00 pm Gates Open
Downtown Terre Haute
Join in on the great music and street fun in Downtown Terre Haute. Tickets are $10 may be purchased at the gate.
Children 16 years and under are FREE!


Other Activities - Sunday, September 15

Phi Kappa Psi Sand Volleyball Tournament 10 a.m.
Wolf Field

Phi Kappa Psi Indiana State welcomes you in joining us in supporting the Boys and Girls Club of the Wabash Valley by supporting our sand volleyball tournament. All the proceeds will be going towards our local Boys and Girls Club. Snacks, beverages, and music will be available.

Additional Information

Campus Map 

Faith Based Services (Provided by Members of the ISU University Religious Leaders)
Christian Student Fellowship             732 N. 5th Street             10:00 am   Sunday              
St. Joseph University Parish             113 S. 5th Street             5:00 pm Saturday             9:00 am 11:30 am  7:00 pm   Sunday

Other faith-based services available here .

***A note about siblings in the Residence Halls:

Residential Life requires residents to fill out a parental release form with his or her Area Director for any overnight guests under the age of 18.  Please note that students residing in Burford, Blumberg, Cromwell, and Rhoads halls cannot have members of the opposite gender stay overnight – this includes family members.