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    Friday, October 19

    Time Event
    8:30am-6pm The Village Bookstore
    Stock up on JWU swag and take advantage of the 15% Family Weekend discount (Fri-Sun only).
    2-6pm Check-in (Student Ctr)
    Pick up your FW Welcome Guide and any tickets for which you may have pre-registered. If you weren’t able to pre-register, we also take walk-ins. Cost: $20/adults, $10/children 6 or under and adults over 60.
    2-6pm Family Portraits (Student Ctr)
    Get a photo portrait of the whole family, printed on canvas.
    2-6pm Campus Tour (Student Ctr)
    Tours leave the Student Center every hour on the hour.
    4:30-7pm Carolina Barbeque (Dining Ctr)
    There’s nothing quite like Southern barbeque and live music. Choose from 2 seatings: 4:30pm and 5:45pm.
    6-8pm JWU Women’s Volleyball vs. Livingstone College (Gym)
    Cheer on the Lady Wildcats in this varsity showdown.
    7:30-9:30pm Late Arrival Check-in (Student Ctr)
    Pick up your FW Welcome Guide and any tickets for which you may have pre-registered. If you weren’t able to pre-register, we also take walk-ins: $20/adults, $10/children 6 or under and adults over 60.
    8-10pm Movie: Despicable Me (Wildcat Den, Student Center)
    10:15pm-12:15am JWU Hockey vs. Appalachian State (Pineville Ice House)
    Cheer on the Wildcats as they take to the ice.
      Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

    Saturday, October 20

    Time Event
    8-10am Late Arrival Check-in (University Event Ctr)
    Pick up your Welcome Guide and any tickets for which you may have pre-registered. If you weren’t able to pre-register, we also take walk-ins. Cost: $20/adults, $10/children 6 and under; adults over 60
    8-9am Continental Breakfast (UEC)
    9-10am State of the Campus with President Gallagher (Hance)
    Learn about JWU Charlotte’s past, present and future.
    10-11am
    Meet & Greet Faculty (UEC)
    Talk academics with faculty from the College of Culinary Arts, College of Business and The Hospitality College.
    10am-5pm The Village Bookstore
    15% off all clothing (Fri-Sun only).
    11am-5:30pm Carolina Renaissance Festival (Huntersville, NC)
    Amazing family adventure awaits at the region’s largest Renaissance festival and crafts fair. (Rain or shine)
    11am-6pm NASCAR Hall of Fame (Charlotte, NC)
    Take a behind-the-scenes look at NASCAR’s history and get your adrenaline racing at the 50+ interactive exhibits.
    11:30am-1pm Charlotte Walking Tour (Academic Ctr Green)
    Explore Charlotte’s beautiful city center. (Weather permitting)
    11:30am-2pm Ice Carving Competition (Academic Ctr Green)
    Weather permitting, culinary students will transform huge blocks of ice into beautiful centerpieces.
    2-3:30pm Blue vs. Gold Men’s Varsity Basketball (Gym)
    2-6pm Family Iron Chef Competition (Academic Ctr, 3rd fl)
    Test your culinary chops in this fun-filled family challenge.
    3-4:30pm Charlotte Walking Tour (Academic Ctr Green)
    Explore Charlotte’s beautiful city center. (Weather permitting)
    4:15-5:45pm JWU Hockey vs. JWU Alumni (Pineville Ice House)
    Cheer on the Wildcats as they take to the ice against former JWU hockey players in the annual Alumni game.
    6:30-11pm
    7:30pm-midnight
    Scarowinds Halloween Haunt (Charlotte, NC)
    Rain or shine, buses leave Parking Lot A at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. This will sell out, so we reserve your spot now.
    7-8pm Masters of Chaos presents “The Asylum” (Gym)
    A high-energy step show created just for Family Weekend.
    8-10pm Late-night Entertainment: Gemini (Gym)
    Comedian/ventriloquist Gemini will blow your mind.
      Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

    Sunday, October 21  

    Time Event
    10am-2pm Farewell Breakfast (Student Dining Center)
    Enjoy Sunday brunch before our weekend comes to a close. Includes all the breakfast favorites: scrambled eggs, bacon, waffles, pancakes, hash browns and more.
    10am-noon Pre-Game Tailgate Party (Residence Hall Quad)
    Get psyched for the Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys game later in the afternoon!
    11am-2pm The Village Bookstore
    Stock up on JWU merchandise and take advantage of the 15% Family Weekend discount Fri-Sun.
    1-4pm Carolina Panthers vs Dallas Cowboys
    (Bank of America Stadium)
    A classic NFL showdown: local faves the Panthers against the legendary Cowboys.
      Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.