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Family Weekend reception

2021 Family Weekend

We are excited to welcome UNI families to campus for Family Weekend, October 15-17, 2021. This yearly tradition is a great opportunity to make memories with your student, meet other UNI families and learn more about the university.



6:00 PM UNI Volleyball vs Evansville - McLeod Center

  • Pink Game 
  • Tickets can be purchased through the UNI Ticket Office

7:00 - 9:00 PM Opening Reception for JoAnn Schnabel and UNI Ceramics Alumni 1991-2021 - Gallery of Art, Kamerick Art Building

  • Ceramics professor JoAnn Schnabel and UNI alumni exhibit their work in the Gallery of Art.

8:00-9:30 PM CAB Glow BINGO - Maucker Union Coffeehouse

  • Fun for the whole family
  • UNI Prizes with the winners
Kid in UNI shirt and hat.


9:00 - 10:00AM Check in and Welcome - Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) Lobby

  • Free UNI t-shirt for the first 500 family members in attendance
  • Welcome by President Nook and Provost Herrera 
  • Face painting and panther temporaty tattoos 

10:00 - 11:00AM College Open Houses

  • College of Business - Curris Business Building Hall of Flags
  • College of Education - Schindler Education Center 2nd Floor Lobby
  • College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences - Location TBA
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences  - Location TBA

10:00AM - 12:00PM University Honors Program Open House - Honors Cottage

  • Honors students and their families are invited to visit for cookies & conversation
  • Tours of Honors Cottage

11:00 - 11:30 College of Business Professional Distinction Opportunities Presentation - Curris Business Building 3

11:00AM - 12:00PM Engaged in Science with UNI Science Education - McCullum Science Hall 112

  • Come and be engaged in science like how we prepare future science teachers
  •  Learn about UNI Science Education programs

11:00 - 1:30 Panther Favorites in the Dining Centers

  • $9.00 Adults
  • $7.00 Kids 5-7 years old

4:00 PM Football vs. South Dakota - UNI Dome

5:00 PM UNI Volleyball vs Indiana State

  • Tickets can be purchased through the UNI Ticket Office
Kid squared up against UNI football player


Take this time to explore the Cedar Valley.

Students in UNI gear walking on Main Street.

Visitor Information


Browse Places to Stay in the Cedar Valley

Buildings downtown Cedar Falls.

Joellen Hatchett