Family & Friends Weekend

Saturday, September 26 - Sunday, September 27, 2015


John Blaufuss Scholarship Family Day 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

8:00AM | Check-In Opens | Memorial Union East Entrance | Click Here to Register

8:30AM | Run/Walk Begins | Memorial Union

More details coming soon!

Buzz Around

9:00AM - 12:00PM | Memorial Union, William Allen White Library, Science Hall, Cremer Hall

Click here to see a full list of activies along the route!

Come Buzz Around Campus! Enjoy discovering more about Emporia State University. Explore a variety of academic programs and services housed in William Allen White Library, Science Hall, and Cremer Hall. Pick up your passport in the Memorial Union Bookstore or at any of the activities along the adventure route. Search for objects in scavenger hunts, play games, discover our campus’s ‘hidden’ gems, and much, much more. Complete your passport and turn it in to the Memorial Union Bookstore where prizes will be awarded, free student tickets to the ESU football game will be distributed, and you can register to win an iPad!

T.A.G. (Thank A Giver)

9:00AM - 12:00PM | All Around Campus

While you’re ‘Buzzing Around’ campus, you might notice some bright gold TAG’s. Each tag represents a private gift an alum or friend has made to Emporia State. Stop by a TAG booth to learn more! Keep up with the digital buzz with #TAGESU. Tweet a photo with a TAG and you could make it onto the video scoreboard during the football game!

E-Zone Tailgating

12:00PM - 1:45PM | North of Milton Tennis Courts

E-Zone Tailgating is for Emporia State students and their families (just north of the Milton Tennis Courts). Grab a bite to eat in the Hornet’s Nest (Memorial Union) or at the Watering Hole (Milton Tennis Courts).

MIAA Football

2:00PM | Welch Stadium

Emporia State plays Northeastern State University.

Football Traditions BBQ Event

5:00PM Social, 6:00PM Dinner | Russ Jenkins Ranch, 1988 Burlingame Road

Advance tickets are $50.00. To RSVP, contact Athletic Development at (620) 341-5873.

ESU Volleyball vs. Nebraska-Kearney

7:00PM | White Auditorium

Visit the Memorial Union Ticket Office or call (620) 341-6378 to purchase advance tickets, or purchase them at the auditorium the evening of the game.


Emporia Walk for Hunger

2:00PM - 4:30PM | Welch Stadium

The annual Emporia Walk for Hunger supports four community agencies dedicated to feeding the hungry: Abundant Harvest, Corky’s Cupboard, Food for Students, and Salvation Army. Donated money and food will be split equally among these four organizations, with 10% going to a hunger initiative outside of Emporia. The walk will consist of 20 laps around Emporia State University’s Zola Witten track, which is located inside Welch Stadium. Hornet families, friends, and community members of all ages are invited to participate and donate money and food to feed the hungry.