Family Weekend 2019

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Experience life at PLNU during Family Weekend! Join your student for a weekend filled with family-friendly events including chapel, classroom visits, athletic games and a musical performance. Hear from Dr. Brower and special guest speakers at the President’s Breakfast and enjoy time with other parents, grandparents, and families from near and far.

Register now!

Family Weekend Details

Registration Info

To Register

Please register all guests and family members, including your PLNU student, to ensure entry into Family Weekend events. To add guests to an existing registration, please call Sarah Binsfield at (619) 849-2512 or email sarahbinsfield@pointloma.edu.

Adults – $25.00
PLNU Students – Complimentary
Children (4 - 12 yo) – $10.00
Children (3 and under) – Complimentary

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11

Check-In and Coffee | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Brown Chapel Foyer
Join us for check-in and coffee to get your badges, breakfast tickets and weekend schedules! Be sure to wear your badges as they provide access to special events and discounts throughout the weekend.

Chapel | 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Brown Chapel
Join your student for worship and a word from a special guest speaker, Christine Suh. Christine is the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Fellowship Church in Monrovia, CA where she oversees soul care initiatives by facilitating retreats and cultivating spaces for intentional spiritual formation amongst the staff and congregation.

Family Block Party | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Campus Mall
Stop by this special family block party for some special treats and fun!

Classroom Visits | 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campus-wide
*Student must request approval from his/her professor(s) prior to your attendance.

Friday Late Check-In | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Campus Mall
Joining us later in the day? We have a special check-in time just for you! Join us outside Bobby B's Coffee Company located on the campus mall.

Lunch |
Cafeteria (10:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Point Break Café (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Off campus
Please check with cafeteria and café for meal pricing

Family Lounge | 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
Enjoy some refreshments, play a game of ping pong or pool, or just relax in our Family Lounge.

Bookstore VIP Event | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PLNU Bookstore
Stop by the bookstore for all your PLNU gear and get 20% off one item with your Family Weekend badge! Be sure to check out the kids station for interactive games and a chance to win prizes.

How to Get an Internship | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thomas Conference Room (Nicholson Commons Foyer)
Forbes calls internships "the ultimate return on investment for today's college student." Hear from Point Loma Nazarene University students about their internship experiences. How did they find their employers? What skills are they acquiring? Discover ways to explore career options and expand professional connections through internships. Panel moderated by Abigail Ugalde, Career Advisor, Offices of Strengths & Vocation.

Historical Walking Tour | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
President's Dining Room/Campus-wide
Enjoy a historical walking tour of the campus as you learn more about the interesting origin of PLNU's campus and its first occupants. Guided tour led by PLNU friend and former parent of a PLNU student and a local resident, Beth Zedaker.

Summer Research Presentations | TBD
Sator 105
Each summer, students in PLNU's biology and chemistry departments have the opportunity to experience hands-on research in the area of expertise of their faculty advisor. They take an active role in projects, using sophisticated instrumentation and computational resources to gain practical skills and experience as they rejoice in the triumphs and learn from the failures of original research. Join us as some of our research students share their experience from this past summer.

Dinner |
Cafeteria (4:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Point Break Café (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Off campus
Please check with cafeteria and café for meal pricing

Music at Sunset | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wasson SeaView Terrace
The Wasson SeaView Terrace provides panoramic views of our iconic PLNU sunset. Grab some coffee at Bobby B's and head to the terrace for live music and a beautiful view.

Movie Night | 7:00 p.m. 
Center for Intercultural Development (Nicholson Commons 1st floor)
Come enjoy a movie with our international students at the newly remodeled Center for Intercultural Development! Hosted by the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services.

PLNU Cultural Event: Peter Sprague and Rebecca Jade | 7:30 p.m.
Crill Performance Hall
Peter Sprague and Rebecca Jade join PLNU students for an evening of jazz and contemporary music. Free tickets are available at the Crill Box Office when you show your Family Weekend name badge or PLNU student ID.

Loma After Dark: Disney Night | 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
Stop by Loma After Dark anytime between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. for a family-friendly evening of Disney inspired games, Pixar shorts, and snacks!

Saturday, October 12

Saturday Check-In | 8:30 a.m.
Nicholson Commons Foyer
Only joining us for Saturday's activities? You can check-in and enjoy a cup of coffee in the Nicholson Commons Foyer, adjacent to the cafeteria.

President's Breakfast | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cafeteria
Join us for this special breakfast program featuring President Brower, guest speakers and former parents, Wes and Ellie Beavis and family favorite: Pointless, our men's acapella group! Complimentary buffet breakfast provided with registration. Doors open at 8:50. Please present meal ticket at door for entry.

Prayer Walk | Immediately following the Family Weekend Breakfast
Nicholson Commons Foyer
Join us for an opportunity to pray over our campus, students, faculty and staff. Please meet in the Nicholson Living Room located just outside the entrance to the main dining room immediately following the conclusion of the breakfast.

Residence Visiting Hours | Various Times
Freshman Residences
Klassen, Hendricks and Nease floors 1-5 | 3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Tues. - Sun.
Sophomore Residences
Young, Wiley, Goodwin, Finch and Nease floors 6-8 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Mon. - Sun.
Junior & Senior Residences
Flex and Colony | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Sun. - Thurs; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Fri. - Sat.

Lunch |
Cafeteria (11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Point Break Café (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Off campus
Please check with cafeteria and café for meal pricing

Women's Soccer Game & Family Day | 11:30 a.m.
Soccer Field
Join us as we honor the families of our women's soccer team and cheer on our Sea Lions as they compete against Azusa Pacific University. Special halftime show presented by the Hui 'O Hawaii club. Free admission with Family Weekend name badge.

Men's Soccer Game & Family Day | 2:00 p.m.
Soccer Field
Join us as we honor the families of our men's soccer team and cheer on our Sea Lions as they compete against Azusa Pacific University. Special halftime show presented by the Hui 'O Hawaii club. Free admission with Family Weekend name badge.

Dinner |
Cafeteria (4:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Point Break Café (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Off campus
Please check with cafeteria and café for meal pricing

Dessert in the Dorms | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Nease East, Klassen and Hendricks lobbies
Come enjoy dessert with your student!

Hotel Accommodations & Partnerships

Bartell Hotels

If you are joining us from out of town, we highly recommend staying at one of Bartell Hotels' eight distinguished properties. Bartell Hotels extends a preferred discount rate to the PLNU family and also donates a percentage of your room cost to the University Fund.

For more information about Bartell Hotels, visit plnupartnership.com

San Diego Zoo

Located just minutes from PLNU, the San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.

Enjoy our PLNU family discount when you visit the Zoo! To purchase tickets, click here and use code: plnu-40392