Family Weekend

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Oct. 22-24, 2021
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Walk & Woosh

Come back home to Concordia

Please join us for Family Weekend, Concordia’s annual reunion event, with fun activities designed for alumni, families, friends, and current and prospective students. Whether you are new to the Concordia community or a familiar face, you are a valued part of our family.

2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule

Thursday, October 21

Time Activity Location Audience
5:00pm Women's Soccer Game Round Rock All Audiences
7:30pm Men's Soccer Game Round Rock All Audiences
9:00pm The Refuge Chapel All Audiences

Friday, October 22

Time Activity Location Audience
10:00am  Campus Worship Chapel All Audiences
11:00am - 2:00pm Preserve Tours Student Center All Audiences
4:00pm Tailgate Outside Fieldhouse All Audiences
6:00pm Women's Volleyball Game Fieldhouse All Audiences
7:30pm Plucker's Trivia Cedel Hall and Blackbox All Audiences

Saturday, October 23

Time Activity Location Audience
8:00am   Walk & Woosh     Around Campus All Audiences
10:00am Baseball Scrimmage Baseball Field All Audiences
10:00am Preserve Tour Student Center All Audiences
11:00am Alumni Softball Game Softball Field All Audiences (Purchase ticket for food)
11:00am Trunk or Treat Carnival Residence Hall Parking Lot All Audiences
12:00pm Women's Volleyball Game  Fieldhouse All Audiences
1:00pm Preserve Tour Student Center All Audiences
1:00pm Women's Soccer Game Round Rock All Audiences
1:00pm Baseball Scrimmage Baseball Field All Audiences
3:00pm Life and Leadership Speaker - Reyna Grande Chapel and Cedel Hall All Audiences (Life and Leadership class requirement)
3:30pm Men's Soccer Game Round Rock All Audiences
4:00pm Meet the Professors Dinner Cafeteria All Audiences
7:30pm Drive in Movie Back of Parking Lot C All Audiences

Sunday, October 24

Time Activity Location Audience
9:30am

Concordia Sunday 

ACTS Church Leander

207 Sonny Dr.
Leander, TX 78641

All Audiences

12:00pm

Honors' Lunch

Blackbox

Current Honors Students

4:30pm

Baseball Clubhouse Unveiling 

Clubhouse

All Audiences

6:00pm

Dining with the Stars 

Fieldhouse

RSVP and Tickets Required

Event Details

Family Weekend Events

Preserve Tours
Please come prepared in closed toed shoes and comfortable walking attire. The tour will be approximately an hour led by one of our Environmental Stewardship staff members. We can’t wait to show you the beautiful nature God has gifted us with!

Pluckers' Trivia 
Enjoy some friendly competition and great wings from Pluckers! Trivia teams can be both in person and online. A trivia host from Pluckers will be coming to campus for a CTX round of questions! The winning team will receive Pluckers gift cards! Wings will be first come, first served, and they will be packaged in individual boxes.

Walk & Woosh
Make an impact by participating in Walk & Woosh, either in person or virtually! The funds raised by this effort will support building another well through our partnership with Water to Thrive. Join us on campus on Saturday, Oct. 23, or complete the 2.6 miles in your own neighborhood and send us a picture of you doing your best Walk & Woosh! Registration fees will get each registrant signed up for the walk and an event t-shirt!

On Campus Participants:
To promote social distancing we will have wave start times for the walk from 9am to 10am every 15 minutes. Please check in at least 15-30 minutes before your start time. Select your start time here.

8:30am: Check In Opens
9am: First wave starts, CTX Bookstore available 
11am-2pm: Lunch provided 

Trunk or Treat Carnival
We want to see your Halloween costumes! Come out to the Res Hall parking lot and take pictures in front of themed booths! We will have pre-packaged goodie bags for you to take home. 

Drive-In Movie
Park your car or bring a blanket and join us for a movie in the parking lot! What's a fall drive-in movie without a hot chocolate/apple cider bar and snacks?! Bring your own mug and get a warm beverage to enjoy while watching the movie!

Concordia Sunday!
This year we are very excited to partner with one of our local LCMS churches, ACTS Leander! Our alumni, AJ Vega, can’t wait to greet you and welcome you to their Sunday morning service. They meet at 9:30 am at 207 Sonny Drive, Leander, TX 78641. Please note you are welcome to meet at the Welcome Center on campus and coordinate carpooling with other families you meet throughout the weekend, but this is a fully off campus event.

FAQs

Family Weekend FAQs

1. When on campus, do I have to wear a mask?
Masks will be required at all in person events. Please visit our COVID-19 page on our website to see all of our policies pertaining COVID-19.

2. Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are allowed on campus if on a leash, but not inside any buildings or in the preserve. Please come prepared to pick up after them and help us keep our campus clean.

3. Are events family friendly?
Yes! All events have been planned with family members of all ages in mind.

4. Where can I stay overnight?
Please see the list of hotels in the area on the Hotels Info tab.

5. Where do I park?
Parking Lot C. When you arrive on campus, front gate workers will direct you.

6. How much does this event cost?
Majority of events throughout the weekend are free. There are few exceptions listed below.

Walk & Woosh- There is a cost to this event which supports our partnership with Service Learning and Water to Thrive. Please see the Event Details tab for more information.

Softball Tournament- You can purchase a ticket for the Softball Tournament as a part of their fundraiser and recieve a meal. If you would like to just watch the game, that is free of charge. 

Dining with the Stars- All are welcome to join us for the Baseball Clubhouse Unvieling! If you would like to support the Baseball Program and attend Dining with the Stars, you can purchase a raffle ticket and a meal at the dinner. For more information please visit the DWTS website

7. How do I register for Family Weekend?
You can register at the top of this page by clicking the "Register" button.

8. What food will be available?
Select meals will be provided on the following days:
FRIDAY- Pluckers wings will be at the Trivia Night, first come first serve while supplies last
SATURDAY- There will be a food after the walk, dinner with faculty, as well as snacks and drinks at the Drive In Movie

For all other meals throughout the weekend the on campus dining hall will be open with buffet meals available to purchase on your own. The hours of the dining hall are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 7-10:30 AM, 11 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:30-7 PM

Friday: 7-10:30 AM, 11 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:30-6 PM

Sunday: 11 AM - 2 PM, 3-6 PM 

9. Where do I go once I'm on campus?
Upon arrival, follow signs posted to direct you to check in. On Friday, please head directly to the athletic fields. On Saturday, check in will be in the Backyard.

10. Are all activities mandatory?
No, none of the events are mandatory. 

11. Is the campus handicap accessible?
Yes

Hotel Info

Hotel Info

The following hotels/motels are recommended for families while visiting CTX.

Holiday Inn - Four Points
8300 N FM 620
Austin, TX 78726
512-610-5700

Hyatt Place - Four Points
7300 N FM 620
Austin, TX 78726
512-369-3120

Staybridge Suites Austin Arboretum 
10201 Stonelake Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759
512-349-0888

Hyatt House Austin/Arboretum
10001 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78759
512-342-8080

Hampton Inn Suites Austin Cedar Park-Lakeline
10811 Pecan Park Blvd
Austin, TX 78750
512-249-0045

Holiday Inn Express
12703 FM 620 N
Austin, TX 78750
512-249-8166

Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW/Arboretum
11617 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
512-241-1600

La Quinta Inn
11901 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78759
512-832-2121

Home2 Suites by Hilton Austin/Cedar Park
14022 US Highway 183
Austin, Texas 78717
512-610-2107

Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Arboretum
9505 Stonelake Boulevard
Austin, Texas, 78759
512-372-8771

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum
8901 Business Park Dr
Austin, Texas, 78759
512-343-0888

Lauren Moore, Events Coordinator

For More Information and Questions Contact:

Lauren Moore 
Student Activities and Events Coordinator
Class of 2015
Lauren.Moore@concordia.edu