Family Weekend 2021

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Experience life at PLNU during Family Weekend on October 15 - 16!

Join your student for a weekend filled with family-friendly events. Hear from Dr. Brower and a special guest speaker at the President's Breakfast, enjoy a musical performance or movie in the Greek, cheer on our Sea Lions as they go head-to-head with APU and HNU, and much, much more!

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Registration Information

Event Pricing:

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

To Register:

Please be sure to register each guest for the events they will be attending including your PLNU Student. All events are included in your registration, but some require an additional RSVP. Please let us know if you will attend the President's Breakfast, Family Game Night and the Movie in the Greek by selecting "Yes" or "No" from the dropdown on the registration page. Click here to register now!

Need to add a guest?

Please do not resubmit your registration. If you need to make changes or have questions regarding your registration, please contact us at parents@pointloma.edu or (619) 849-2512.


Photographs taken at PLNU Family Weekend may also be used in various university publications or on the university website. Individuals who prefer that their photograph not be used, must inform the Office of Marketing and Creative Services of their request.

Family Weekend 2021 Tentative Schedule*

*Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, October 15

Check-in with the Parent Connection team to grab your Family Weekend welcome packet that includes your name badge. This badge will serve as your ticket throughout the weekend to athletic games, special events and the President’s Breakfast. You can also flash your badge at the bookstore for a special discount!

After grabbing your welcome packet, enjoy our Family Weekend Block Party hosted by MOSAIC. Have your family photo taken at our Loma photo booth, enjoy some family-friendly activities, win prizes, and grab some treats while getting to know some of our student-led multicultural clubs and organizations.

Loma Scavenger Hunt | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Campus-wide

The hunt is on! Start your adventure at the Family Weekend Check-In booth by grabbing your scavenger hunt packet. Snap photos of our "Loma Relics" along the way then come back to the Check-In booth to claim your prize when you've found them all!

Bookstore Open House | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bookstore

Stop into the Bookstore to get all your PLNU swag, enjoy kid-friendly activities including games and coloring stations, and be sure to add a message or verse to our students on the “Wall of Encouragement”. Be sure to flash your Family Weekend name badge to get 20% off one item during your visit!

Vicki Walsh Exhibit | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Keller Gallery

Tour PLNU’s Keller Gallery and see portrait work from San Diego-based Artist, Vicki Walsh. Vicki’s portraits are large-scale depictions of people she has known and some she has lost. Her intent is to transcend the boundaries of historical portraiture that have functioned only within boundaries of beauty and prestige. Vicki creates works with thin glazes of oil paint and graphite. Her former work in forensic medical illustrations and all the imperfections of being human can be found in the details of her pieces.

Campus Tours | 11:00 am
The Calling Statue - Campus Mall

Explore the PLNU campus with one of our Student Ambassadors from the Admissions Team! Learn some interesting facts about PLNU, take in the beautiful viewpoints, and get a student perspective about life on campus.

Alumni Career Perspectives* | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Thomas Conference Room - Nicholson Commons

Join Brittney Siordia, Ariel Olesco, and Ken Moore, as they relate their professional journeys after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University. How did they find their employers? What skills are they acquiring in their jobs? How do they use their talents and interests at work? Get their advice to make the most of your college experience, as you prepare for your career. Panel moderated by Tre Watkins from Career Services. *This event is limited capacity, please arrive early to reserve a seat.

Late Check-In | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Campus Mall | Check-In Booth will be in front of Bobby B’s Coffee Co.

Joining us later in the day? This check-in opportunity is just for you! 
Check-in with the Parent Connection team to grab your Family Weekend welcome packet that includes your name badge. This badge will serve as your ticket throughout the weekend to athletic games, special events and the President’s Breakfast. You can also flash your badge at the bookstore for a special discount!

Join us as we officially kick off Family Weekend in fellowship. Grab a cup of coffee, worship with us, and meet some new friends!

Women’s Volleyball vs Azusa Pacific | 7:00 pm
Golden Gymnasium

Grab your green and gold gear and come cheer on our Sea Lions as they take on rivals, APU! For free admission show your Family Weekend name badge at will call. 

Women, Work, & Worship: A Faculty Recital | 7:30 pm
Crill Performance Hall

Join us for this very special performance featuring new compositions by faculty member Dr. Victor Labenske and others. The recital includes collaboration with literature faculty members Dr. Katie Manning and Dr. Karl Martin and with PLNU music students and alumni. This recital will include the themes of women, work and worship as explored by a combination of music and poetry.

Family Feud! Game Night | 8:00 pm
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

Grab your family, friends, and dorm-mates and join us in the ARC for some friendly competition.

Saturday, October 16

Only joining us for Saturday’s activities? Grab coffee and check-in with the Parent Connection team to grab your Family Weekend welcome packet that includes your name badge. This badge will serve as your ticket throughout the weekend to athletic games, special events and the President’s Breakfast. You can also flash your badge at the bookstore for a special discount!

Join us for breakfast with President Brower and hear from a special guest speaker and musical guest. Complimentary breakfast included with registration. Please present your Family Weekend name badge for entry.

Prayer Walk | Immediately following the President’s Breakfast
Greek Amphitheatre | North Entrance

Join Dr. Jo Clemmons, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, on this guided prayer walk. As you make your way across campus there will be opportunities to pray over our students, faculty, staff and the university. Please meet at the north entrance to the Greek immediately following the conclusion of the President’s Breakfast.

Bookstore Open House | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bookstore

Stop into the Bookstore to get all your PLNU swag, enjoy kid-friendly activities including games and coloring stations, and be sure to add a message or verse to our students on the “Wall of Encouragement”. Be sure to flash your Family Weekend name badge to get 20% off one item during your visit!

Women’s Soccer vs Holy Names | 11:30 am
Soccer Field

Join us in cheering on our Sea Lions as they compete against Holy Names University! For free admission show your Family Weekend name badge at the gate.

Men’s Soccer vs Holy Names | 2:00 pm
Soccer Field

Join us in cheering on our Sea Lions as they compete against Holy Names University! For free admission show your Family Weekend name badge at the gate.

Movie In The Greek! | 6:30 pm
Greek Amphitheatre

Bring a blanket, grab some churros from our food truck, and enjoy a family-friendly movie in the Greek! Show your Family Weekend name badge at the entrance for free admission.

COVID-19 Guidelines

In light of COVID-19 and the recent rise in cases due to the delta variant, PLNU will follow the below COVID-19 Guidelines for this event.


In accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines, effective Wednesday, August 4, 2021, PLNU’s masking and face coverings policy will be the following:

  • Individuals on all PLNU campuses, regardless of vaccination status, must be masked indoors.
  • Individuals on all PLNU campuses who are unvaccinated should remain masked outdoors when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.
  • Individuals on all PLNU campuses who are vaccinated may remain unmasked outdoors.
  • Feel free to bring your own tightly woven, breathable fabric mask. Masks will also be provided on campus for all guests.
  • Most large gatherings will be held outside. Please bring sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.
  • Masks are required for ALL attendees — vaccinated and unvaccinated — at any indoor event; indoor events may remain at capacity without distancing when all attendees are masked at all times.
  • Communal dining on the Point Loma campus will offer supplemental outdoor seating.
  • Compliance with these requirements is especially important due to the health and safety requirements placed upon the university and its operation.

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

Enjoy an afternoon a the San Diego Zoo with the whole family! Located just minutes from PLNU and visit over 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 San Diego Zoo and Safari Parks and be sure to take advantage of their Kids FREE October event. To purchase discounted tickets, click here and use code: plnu-40392.

Contact Us

Parent Connection Contact Info

For question regarding Family Weekend, please contact the Parent Connection Team at parents@pointloma.edu or (619) 849-2512.

 

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