McMurry University Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2021

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

1-5 p.m. Check-in | Garrison Campus Center

Pick up all of your information and enjoy an ice cream float in our commemorative Family Weekend cup. Visit with our McMurry Student Alumni Association members and see how they play an active role on campus. Meet our mascot Wally War Hawk and get a picture with him. Participate in the Family Weekend service project by bringing a non-perishable food item to help stock the shelves of the Friendship Closet, our local campus food pantry.

Spirit Store open until 5 p.m. – Get your McMurry Gear Here!

5-7:30 p.m. Dinner Available in the Village Market Dining Hall
$4.75 (adults); $2.38 (6-12 years old); free (5 years & under)
   
6:00 p.m. War Hawks Volleyball vs. East Texas Baptist University | Kimbrell Area
   
7:30-10:30 p.m. Sports Grille Open, Garrison Campus Center
Food Specials: Wings! $.85 or $4.25 for 5 Wings
Quesadillas – Chicken or Vegetable ($4.00); Cheese ($3.00)

 

9 – 10:30 a.m. Late Check-in | Garrison Campus Center

Pick up all of your information and participate in the Family Weekend service project by bringing a non-perishable food item to help stock the shelves of the Friendship Closet, our local campus food pantry. Continental Breakfast available at check-in.

Visit the McMurry Spirit Store from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.!

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brunch Available in the Village Market Dining Hall
$5.75 (adults); $2.88 (6-12 years old); free (5 years & under)
2:00 p.m. Tailgate/Cookout | Library Lawn, West of Library, between Library and Wilford Moore Stadium Visit with other students and families and McMurry faculty & staff as you enjoy food, games, and music.
1:00 p.m. War Hawks Volleyball vs. Belhaven University | Kimbrell Area
4:00 p.m. War Hawks Football vs. Southwestern University (Hall of Honor Recognition) | Wilford Moore Stadium

Afternoon/Evening Options: Tour Abilene & Enjoy some Family Activities!

Get to know our local community by taking in of these suggested events/attractions with your student. All activities listed are family friendly!

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. | 102 Cedar Street.
The NCCIL exhibits, tours, collects, preserves and promotes original art from the finest children’s literature. Their vision is to inspire and empower children to read and be creative. Through programming and outreach, the NCCIL actively promotes children’s literacy, both art and reading, in the Abilene community and beyond. Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Primetime Entertainment | 4541 Loop 322
This is a family entertainment center featuring bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, go-karts and many more activities.

Maxx Air Trampoline Park | 949 South Judge Ely Boulevard
Maxx Air Trampoline Park is a 30,000 square foot entertainment center with various obstacles and trampoline park activities!

Abilene Zoo | 2070 Zoo Lane
The Abilene Zoo boasts over 1,000 animals representing 250 species, including lions, black rhinos, monkeys, bears, reptiles, birds and amphibians.

Take a Hike!
Take a walk or hike at one of Abilene’s parks. Redbud Park, 3125 South 32nd Street, is close to campus. The park features athletic fields, playground & picnic tables, plus fitness trails & a prairie dog preserve. Abilene State Park, 150 Park Rd 32, Tuscola, TX, is located just 16 miles south of Abilene on the banks of Elm Creek. At the park you can camp, hike, geocache, bird watch or ride bikes. Along with many picnic sites under the trees, the park has a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, basketball goal and large open area. Entrance is $5, children 12 and under are free.

Have some Coffee!
Visit some area coffee shops. For some great drinks, try Big Country Coffee (outdoor patio!), 5001 Buffalo Gap Roach, Mezamiz Coffee House, 3909 S. 7th Street, Monk’s Coffee Shop, 233 Cypress Street (downtown Abilene), or Starbucks at 4150 Buffalo Gap Road or 1389 Barrow Street.

 

A few selected church services are listed below. A more comprehensive list of Abilene places of worship is available at registration.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church | 1741 Sayles Boulevard, Abilene
9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service | 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service

Sacred Heart Catholic Church | 837 Jeanette Street, Abilene
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass

Pioneer Drive Baptist Church | 701 South Pioneer Drive, Abilene
9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. | Celebration Worship in the Sanctuary (Choir & Orchestra)

9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. | The Gathering in the Conference Center (Music by the Worship Team)

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm. | Brunch Available in the Village Market Dining Hall
                                                  5.75 (adults); $2.88 (6-12 years old); free (5 years & under)

 

MCM ELEGANTE SUITES
4250 Ridgemont Dr, Abilene, TX 79606
325-698-1234

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ABILENE SOUTHWEST/ABILENE MALL SOUTH
4350 Ridgemont Dr, Abilene, TX 79606
325-695-9600

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT ABILENE
3902 Turner Plaza Dr, Abilene, TX 79606
325-695-2448

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES ABILENE MALL
3018 Catclaw Dr, Abilene, TX 79606
325-437-483

WINGATE BY WYNDHAM ABILENE
3010 Catclaw Drive S.Clack St., Abilene, TX 79606
325-690-6400