St. Mary’s University
Family Weekend


St. Mary’s University Family Weekend 2022

Oct. 22 and 23, 2022
St. Mary’s University

Families of current St. Mary’s University students are invited to join us for a weekend of fun, family, live music, athletics games, Mass and more! Family Weekend shirts are available to those who register, as well as discounts and access to events happening on campus this weekend, including a lunch with the St. Mary’s leadership and President Thomas Mengler on Sunday.

Family Weekend Registration is now closed for 2022. Check back soon for more information on Family Weekend 2023!

Family Weekend

Schedule

Friday, Oct. 21

Volleyball GameSt. Mary’s University vs. Oklahoma Christian University
6 p.m. | Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center
Free admission with the printout of your family weekend registration.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Check-in for Family Weekend
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | University Center (Family/guest parking available in Lot V or Lot T)
Not able to make it during this time? Your St. Mary’s student can check-in during this time for you.

Campus Tour
10:30 to 11 a.m. | Begins at the University Center
Optional

Residence Life Family Reception
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Perigueux Patio near the pool (parking available in Lot O)
Light refreshments and meet and greet with Residence Life staff

Lunch
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | University Center
Available for purchase on-campus at the Diamondback Café or Chick-fil-A

Welcome
1:30 p.m. | University Center, Conference Room A

Volleyball Game: St. Mary’s University vs. University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
2 p.m. | Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center
Free admission with the printout of your family weekend registration.

Special Interest Sessions
2 to 4 p.m. | Various locations

  • Special Interest Session 1 – 2 to 2:30 p.m.

    Graduate Studies at St. Mary’s – The Combined Degree Program
    Kim Thornton, Ph. D., Director of Graduate Admissions
    University Center, Alumni Conference Room

    Career and Professional Development
    Christopher X. Cantu, Director for Student Employment and Engagement
    University Center, Conference Room B

    Ministry at a Marianist University
    Maria Smith, Minister for Pastoral Music & Faith Formation
    University Center, Conference Room C

    Esports at St. Mary’s University
    Kaitlin Teniente, Director of Esports
    University Center, Esports Arena (limited to 20 people per session)

    School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Presents: The Drone Lab
    Bahman Rezaie, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering, and Nicole Webb, Engineering Technician
    Meet at the University Center, Foyer by Bridge (limited to 20 people per session)

    Greehey School of Business Presents: Marketing Mock Class
    Guillermo Martinez, J.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing
    Greehey School of Business, Alkek Building, Room 107

  • Special Interest Session 2 – 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.

    Study Abroad with St. Mary’s
    Stephanie Ramin, Assistant Director of Study Abroad and Exchanges
    University Center, Alumni Conference Room

    Getting Involved with Student Life
    Laura Harris Rodriguez, Coordinator of Student Life
    University Center, Conference Room B

    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science presents: Reading the New Testament in the Face of Trauma
    Karri Whipple, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor Theology
    University Center, Conference Room C

    Esports at St. Mary’s University
    Kaitlin Teniente, Director of Esports
    University Center, Esports Arena (limited to 20 people per session)

    School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Presents: The Drone Lab
    Bahman Rezaie, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering, and Nicole Webb, Engineering Technician
    Meet at the University Center, Foyer by Bridge (limited to 20 people per session)

    School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Presents: 3D Virtual Dissection Demonstration
    Ted Macrini, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences
    Meet at University Center Info Desk to be escorted to Moody Life Sciences Building, Room 308 (limited to 20 people per session)

  • Special Interest Session 3 – 3:30 to 4 p.m.

    Holistic Wellness: Understanding the Student Experience and Supporting Them
    Vanessa A. Peña, Ph.D., L.P., Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness Programs
    University Center, Alumni Conference Room

    Head, Heart and Hands: Our Marianist Educational Commitment
    Jessica González Uhlig, EdD, Associate Provost, Academic Administration & Mission Integration
    University Center, Conference Room C

    Esports at St. Mary’s University
    Kaitlin Teniente, Director of Esports
    University Center, Esports Arena (limited to 20 people per session)

    School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Presents: The Drone Lab
    Bahman Rezaie, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering, and Nicole Webb, Engineering Technician
    Meet at the University Center, Foyer by Bridge (limited to 20 people per session)

    Greehey School of Business Presents: Student Managed Fund
    Violeta Diaz, PhD., Associate Professor of Finance, with Finance and Risk Management students
    Greehey School of Business, Alkek Building, Room 107

    School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Presents: 3D Virtual Dissection Demonstration
    Ted Macrini, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences
    Meet at University Center Info Desk to be escorted to Moody Life Sciences Building, Room 308 (limited to 20 people per session)

Rattler Family Social and St. Mary’s 5K for the Neighborhood
4 to 7 p.m. | Alkek Plaza
Take part in the Wellness Fair, photo booth and more!
Registration for Family Weekend does not include registration to the 5K. Please visit stmarytx.edu/5k to register for the race.

Rattlerpalooza
7 to 9 p.m. | Chaminade Field
Student Life sponored event with live music and food trucks. You are welcome to bring your own chairs/blankets as this is an outdoor event.


Sunday, Oct. 23

Coffee with the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students Tim Bessler, Ed.D.
10 to 10:45 a.m. | Cotrell Learning Commons
Sponsored by Bank of America

Mass
11 a.m. to noon | Guadalupe Chapel

Lunch and Closing with Tom Mengler, University President
12:15 to 2 p.m. | University Center, Conference Room A

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