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St. Mary’s University Family Weekend 2021

Oct. 16 and 17, 2021
St. Mary’s University

Families of St. Mary’s University students are invited to join us for a weekend of live music, athletics games, Mass, brunch and more!

Registration for the 2021 Family Weekend is now closed. Please watch for the 2022 date!

  • Saturday, Oct. 16 

    12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  
    University Center, Atrium 

    1:30 to 2 p.m. 
    University Center, Conference Room A 

    Special Interest Sessions  
    2:10 to 4 p.m. 

    Session 1 (select one) 
    2:10 to 2:40 p.m. 

    • Business Law Mock Class, Guillermo Martinez, J.D., Assistant Professor, Albert B. Alkek Business Building, Room 102 
    • Rattler Scholars Project: Student Research Presentations, Bradford Whitener, Ph.D., Instructor of History, and Meghann Peace, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish, and students, University Center, Conference Room B  
    • Drone Lab Tour, Dante Tezza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Engineering, and Nicole Webb, Engineering Technician, Drone Lab 
    • Student Research Poster Display, Carol Redfield, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Computer Science, Moody Life Sciences Center, First Floor 
    • Career and Professional Development, Stephanie Ward, PhD., Vice Provost for Vocation and Career Services Center, University Center, Conference Room A 

    Session 2 (select one) 
    2:50 to 3:20 p.m. 

    • Investing, Jialin “Jolene” Zhao, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Finance and Quantitative Management with student Eric Ortega Rodriguez, Class of 2022, Alkek Building, Room 102 
    • Ethics Bowl Simulation, Colin McQuillan, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy, and students, University Center, Conference Room B 
    • Anatomage Table Demonstration, Ted Macrini, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences, and Carly Friedman, Ph.D., Pre-Health Professions Adviser, Moody Life Sciences Building 
    • Saint John’s Bible Presentation, Bob O’Connor, Ph.D., Director of the Saint John’s Bible Program, University Center, Conference Room C 

    Session 3 (select one) 
    3:30 to 4 p.m. 

    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Overview, Tom Madison, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Accounting and Ed Boyle Professor of Accounting, Alkek Room 102 
    • Interactive Writing Session, Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., Professor of English Literature and Language, Quad Amphitheater (Rain Location: University Center, Conference Room B) 
    • Student Research Poster Display, Carol Redfield, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Computer Science, Moody Life Sciences Center, First Floor 
    • Esports at St. Mary’s University, Crystal Redfield, Communications major, Esports Arena, University Center, Second Floor 

    5K Viewing Social 
    4 to 7 p.m.  
    Contreras Family Terrace 

    Eighth Annual StMU 5K for the Neighborhood  
    5 to 7 p.m. 
    Alkek Plaza 
    Learn more at www.stmarytx.edu/5k

    Men’s Soccer vs. University of Texas Permian Basin 
    5 p.m. 
    Sigma Beta Chi Field 

    7 to 9 p.m.  
    Alumni Hill (located between Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center and the Alkek Business Building)
    University Programming Council sponsors this event. 

    Sunday, Oct. 17 

    Sunday Brunch 
    9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
    University Center, Conference Room A 

    Closing with Tom Mengler, University President 
    10:30 to 10:45 a.m. 
    University Center, Conference Room A 

    Sunday Mass (English) 
    11:00 a.m. 
    Assumption Chapel 

  • St. Mary’s 5K for the Neighborhood

    This year, the annual St. Mary’s 5K will take place during Family Weekend 2021. Join us for a Spooktacular Monster Dash!

    Registration for Family Weekend does not include registration to the 5K. Please visit stmarytx.edu/5k to register for the race.

    Use promo code FamilyWeekend5K to receive $5 off


For more information, contact St. Mary’s University Office of Retention and Graduation Initiatives at retention@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3662.

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