Family Weekend 2018

Family photo taken at Family Weekend

Experience life at PLNU during Family Weekend! Join your student for a weekend filled with family-friendly events including chapel, classroom visits, athletic games and a musical performance. Hear from Dr. Brower and a special guest speaker at the President's Breakfast and enjoy time with other parents, grandparents and families from near and far.

Register now by clicking HERE!

Family Weekend Details

Registration Info

Please register all guests and family members including your PLNU student to ensure entry into Family Weekend events.

Adults – $25.00 
Children (4 - 12 yo) – $10.00
Children (3 and under) – Complimentary
PLNU Students – Complimentary

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 12

Check-In and Coffee | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Brown Chapel Foyer
Join us for check in and coffee to get your badges, breakfast tickets and weekend schedules! Be sure to wear your badges as they provide access to special events and discounts throughout the weekend.

Chapel | 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Brown Chapel
Join your student for worship and a word from a special guest speaker.

MOSAIC Block Party | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Campus Mall
Stop by this special block party hosted by our multi-cultural and diversity clubs!

Classroom Visits | 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campus-wide
*Student must request approval from his/her professor(s) prior to your attendance.

Friday Late Check-In | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Campus Mall
Joining us later in the day? We have a special check-in time just for you! Join us outside Bobby B's Coffee Company located on the campus mall.

Lunch |
Cafeteria (10:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.), Point Break Cafe (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) or off campus

Family Lounge | 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
Enjoy some refreshments, play a game of ping pong or pool, or just relax in our Family Lounge.

Bookstore VIP Event | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PLNU Bookstore
Stop by the bookstore for all your PLNU gear and get 20% off one item with your Family Weekend badge! Make sure to check out the kids station for interactive games and a chance to win prizes.

Library Showcase | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Library, First Floor
Discover artwork and literature by some of PLNU's Faculty, Staff and Students at our Library Showcase.

Perspectives from Recent Graduates | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Hear from recent graduates about landing their first (and/or second) jobs, understanding the transition from college to career, and answering the question, “Who are you called to be?” Hosted by the Offices of Strengths and Vocation.

Historical Walking Tour | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
President's Dining Room/Campus-wide
Enjoy a stroll around campus as you hear about the interesting origin of PLNU's campus and its first occupants.

Dinner |
Cafeteria (4:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.), Point Break Cafe (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) or off campus

Music at Sunset | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wasson SeaView Terrace
The Wasson SeaView Terrace provides panoramic views of sunset. Grab some coffee at Bobby B's and head to the terrace for live music and a beautiful view.

PLNU Cultural Event: Dominick Chenes, Tenor | 7:30 p.m.
Crill Performance Hall
The Music Department presents opera singer, Dominick Chenes. Tickets are available at the Crill Box Office for $10 for Family Weekend guests or free for PLNU students with IDs.

Loma After Dark Trivia Night | 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
Grab your family and friends and come out for a fun and friendly competition! 

Saturday, October 13

Saturday Check-In | 8:30 a.m.
Nicholson Commons Foyer
Only joining us for Saturday's activities? Join us for check-in and coffee in the Nicholson Commons Foyer adjacent to the cafeteria.

President's Breakfast | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cafeteria
Join us for breakfast and hear from Dr. Brower, a special guest speaker, and family favorite: Pointless, our men's a capella group! Complimentary buffet breakfast provided with registration.

Prayer Walk | Immediately following the President's Breakfast
Nicholson Commons Foyer
Join us for an opportunity to pray over our campus, students, faculty and staff.

Dorm Open House | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campus-wide

Lunch |
Cafeteria (10:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.), Point Break Cafe (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) or off campus

Men's Soccer Game & Family Day | 11:30 a.m.
Soccer Field
Join us as we honor the families of our men's soccer team and cheer on our Sea Lions as they compete against Dominican University of California. Special halftime show presented by the
Hui 'O Hawaii club.

Women's Soccer Game & Family Day | 2:00 p.m.
Soccer Field
Join us as we honor the families of our women's soccer team and cheer on our Sea Lions as they compete against Dominican University of California. Special halftime show presented by the
Hui 'O Hawaii club.

Dinner |
Cafeteria (4:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.), Point Break Cafe (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) or off campus

Dessert in the Dorm | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Come enjoy dessert and meet some of our great Residential Life staff!

Hotel Accommodations & Partnerships

Bartell Hotels

If you are joining us from out of town, we highly recommend staying at one of Bartell Hotels' eight distinguished properties. Bartell Hotels extends a preferred discount rate to the PLNU family and also donates a percentage of your room cost to the University Fund.

For more information about Bartell Hotels, visit plnupartnership.com

San Diego Zoo

Located just minutes from PLNU, the San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.

Enjoy our PLNU family discount when you visit the Zoo! To purchase tickets, click here and use code: plnu-40392