Please view the schedule below and register by Sunday, February 25! Check back for schedule updates, including student organization events coming soon.

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Events scheduled as of February 12, 2024:

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024

Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Pickleball with your Pirate
Prothro Center Courtyard or McCombs Residential Center Courtyard
Families are invited to make reservations to use one of two new pickleball courts on campus. Reservations are in one-hour time block. Equipment will be provided.

2:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Covenant College
Marvin D. Henderson Sr. Tennis Courts

3:00-6:30 p.m.
Check-in and Information Table
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Concourse
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets, and other helpful information.

3:00 p.m.
Softball vs. George Fox University
Taylor-Sanders Field

3:00-5:00 p.m.
Leave Your Mark on Mood
Mood-Bridwell Hall/Jones Plaza
Stop by to sign a beam that will be installed in Mood-Bridwell Hall as part of its complete renovation. See images of the construction process and architectural renderings while talking to our contractors about the project.

4:00 p.m.
Historical Walking Tour of Campus
Depart from the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Bishops
Memorial Lounge
Staff from the University’s Distinctive Collections and Archives will take you on a historical tour of campus. Learn about by-gone buildings and the stories that shaped Southwestern.

5:00 p.m.
Ring Ceremony
Lois Perkins Chapel
Students with more than 75 credits who order their Southwestern Ring prior to the deadline are eligible to participate in the Ring Ceremony. Students who ordered rings from Balfour or San Jose will be contacted in January to confirm their participation.

5:00 p.m.
Softball vs. George Fox University
Taylor-Sanders Field

6:00 p.m.
Charcuterie by You
Julie Puett Howry Center
Learn how to build your own Charcuterie Cone and leave with a delicious selection of charcuterie to enjoy and a take-home Southwestern branded charcuterie board. Cost: $20; Limit: 50 guests

6:00 p.m.
Parent Leadership Council Family Dinner and Auction (by invitation
only)
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, McCombs Ballrooms

8:30 p.m.
Ghost Tours of the Georgetown Square
Departs from the Williamson Museum, 716 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown
Join a guided walking tour, hosted by the Williamson Museum, for a spooky look at the Georgetown Square. Cost: $15 per person



SATURDAY, MARCH 2

8:15 a.m
Parent Leadership Council Breakfast (by invitation only)
Fondren Jones Science Building, Atrium

9:00 a.m.
Parent Leadership Council Meeting (by invitation only)
Fondren Jones Science Building, Atrium

9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Pickleball with your Pirate
Prothro Center Courtyard or McCombs Residential Center Courtyard
Families are invited to make reservations to use one of two new pickleball courts on campus. Reservations are in one-hour time blocks. Equipment will be provided.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Check-in and Information Table
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Concourse
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets, and other helpful information.

9:30 a.m.
Honors Convocation
Lois Perkins Chapel
Honors Convocation is Southwestern’s annual academic awards celebration. Parents of the students receiving a departmental award will be notified. Note: Dean’s List is not included in the ceremony.

Servicio de traducción al español estará disponible bajo petición a
parents@southwestern.edu.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sip & Shop Pop Up Shop
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Concourse
Support Southwestern while shopping for unique branded merchandise, including licensed Greek Letter Organization items.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Leave Your Mark on Mood
Mood-Bridwell Hall/Jones Plaza
Stop by to sign a beam that will be installed in Mood-Bridwell Hall as part of its complete renovation. See images of the construction process and architectural renderings while talking to our contractors about the project.

Noon
Softball vs. George Fox University
Taylor-Sanders Field

Noon - 3:30 p.m.
Pi Kappa Alpha Founders Day Open House and Cookout
Pi Kappa Alpha House

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Alpha Xi Delta Parents Brunch
Smith Library Center Deck
Join the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta for an Italian-themed garden party!

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Take a Hike with Outdoor Adventure
Meet at the Julie Puett Howry Center
If you’re looking for a fun adventure for you and your family, look no further! Join
our SU Outdoor adventure program as we hike the mysterious and hidden 500+ acres on the SU campus! Space is limited.

1:30 p.m.
Emerging Scholars Celebration
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, McCombs Ballroom
Selected emerging scholars in the first-year class and their families are invited to celebrate their academic successes and learn about future opportunities for high-achieving students, such as fellowships, collaborative faculty-student research, and Paideia with Distinction.

2:00 p.m.
Softball vs. George Fox University
Taylor-Sanders Field

2:00 p.m.
Baseball Alumni Game
Rockwell Family Baseball Field
The Cannonball Crew will be serving up snacks, coffee, and hot
chocolate, along with cornhole and free Pirate swag! The student vs. alumni game begins at 2:00 p.m, but come as early as 11:00 a.m. to hang out and have fun with other Pirate-loving parents and fans.


2:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Tours
Tours Depart from the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Concourse
Guided tours will begin at 2:35 p.m. and 3:05 p.m., viewing residences in the McCombs Residential Center and Herman Brown/Moody Shearn (primarily sophomore housing) and separately the Dorothy Manning Lord Center and Lord Center Apartments (primarily junior/senior housing).

3:00 p.m.
Jazz Ensemble Performance
Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, Bishops Memorial Lounge

6:00 p.m.
Parent Social Hour Hosted by the Parent Leadership Council
Alma Thomas Fine Arts Building, Caldwell-Carvey Foyer
Enjoy heavy appetizers and a pre-SING! beverage before taking your seat in the theater. Tickets are limited! Cost: $20 for adults and $10 for students.

7:30 p.m.
SING!
Alma Thomas Fine Arts Building, Alma Thomas Theater
See a Southwestern tradition live! Watch student organizations sing and
dance in light-hearted skits to the theme of PirateWorks. Appropriate for ages 13 and over. Tickets are limited. Cost: $10