Family Weekend Set for Oct. 1-3

Mercer will hold its annual Family Weekend on the Macon campus Oct. 1-3. The event promises to be an excellent opportunity for families to visit campus and experience a day in the life of their student.

Current Mercer students will be able to attend Family Weekend events free of charge. Family members five years old or younger are free, but should be registered. The registration fee for family members 12 and up is $12 and $6 for family members six to 11. Family weekend t-shirts are $10 for family members and free for students.

If you have any questions about Family Weekend 2010, please feel free to call the Office of Campus Life at (478) 301-2868 or visit the web site,

Mercer has secured a group discount at the Hilton Garden Inn, which is conveniently located on campus. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the group rate until Sept. 17. To reserve a room at this rate, call the hotel at (478) 741-5527 and ask for Group Code MFW.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, Oct. 1
Family food specials in Mercer Village all evening
Mercer Bookstore will be open until 5 p.m.

5-6:30 p.m.          On-Site Registration// Porter Patch
5-10 p.m.             First Friday Events// Downtown Macon
                           Historic trolleys will provide transportation from campus starting at 6:30 p.m.
9 p.m.                  Picture on the Patch// Porter Patch 
                           Free family-friendly pre-release movie on a large screen.

Saturday, Oct. 2
Mercer Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9:15-11:15 a.m.     On-Site Registration// Connell Student Center
                            Free continental breakfast and Administration Building tower tours available during registration.
11:30 a.m.             Welcome Program// Willingham Auditorium
12:45 p.m.             Lunch// Historic Quad (Rainsite: University Center Intramural Courts)
                            Family photo opportunities with Toby the Bear
1:30-2:15 p.m.       Admissions Information Sessions
                            Mercer On Mission, Study Abroad and Campus Life
2-5 p.m.                Climb the Wall// Intramural Fields
                            Come climb Mercer’s new 42 ft. climbing wall. Must be 15 years or older to climb.
2:30- 4 p.m.           Downtown Trolley Tours// Connell Student Center Breezeway
3 p.m.                   Family Weekend Concert - Mercer Singers// McCorkle Music Building
6:30 p.m.              Trolleys depart for Downtown eateries
7-10 p.m.               Live on the Lawn// Historic Quad
                            Music and comedy presented by QuadWorks, SGA and Campus Life

Sunday, Oct. 3
11 a.m.                 Worship Service// Centenary United Methodist
                            The Rev. Stacey Harwell, CLA ’07
11 a.m.-2 p.m.       Brunch// Fresh Food Company

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  • Macon Emergency Hotline Number: (478) 301-5335