Family Weekend

Family Weekend is October 14-16, 2016

Your student is now settled into daily life at SSU and is ready to share it with you! Family Weekend is the perfect time to reconnect and see the campus through your student's eyes. Come meet the roommates and new friends you've been hearing so much about and, hopefully, learn more about SSU's curriculum, traditions, programs, and services. Past participants told us they didn't want to follow a strict schedule, so we've created a variety of both on and off campus events for you to create your own program.

Hotels fill up quickly -- we recommend reserving a space soon. Please visit the SSU Visitor's page here for a list of local hotels.

No matter how you choose to spend your weekend we hope you'll take advantage of this time to build some special Seawolf memories andenjoy your student's home away from home!

Friday, October 14

12:30 pm
Mens' Soccer vs. Monterey Bay

3:00 pm
Womens' Soccer vs. Monterey Bay


7:30 pm
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Weill Hall
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
President Judy Sakaki, guest narrator
Pre-purchase required
The SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents President Judy Sakaki as guest narrator in Aaron Copland's iconic Lincoln Portrait. As narrator, Dr. Sakaki will read excerpts from Lincoln's writings, including the Gettysburg Address. The program will also include the Chabot Wind Symphony under the direction of Timothy Harris. Tickets are available now. No charge for SSU students - all others use promo code SSUStudent.

Saturday, October 15

10:00 am
President's Brunch
SOLD OUT!! Student Center Ballroom
Pre-purchase required
Join SSU's President, Dr. Judy K. Sakaki, for brunch! Tickets are $15 and include brunch and a Family Weekend t-shirt! No charge for SSU students.
This event will sell out quickly -- tickets are available now.

12:30 - 2:30 pm
Discovery in Science & Technology - Student Research Showcase
Darwin Hall Lobby
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about student research and innovation in Science & Technology. Come by and dig your hands into the GeologySandbox while viewing the gallery of student-faculty projects. Students, faculty, and others from the School of Science and Technology will share their stories and the opportunities available to SSU students.

1:00 pm
SOLD OUT!! $7 parking fee - payable at the venue.
This 2 mile hike is designed for all skill levels and offers panoramic views of Santa Rosa and the Mayacama Mountains. Taylor Mountain is a quick 5 miles from campus. This trip is limited to 25 participants.

7:30 pm
Hypnotist Brian Imbus
Person Theater - Free!
Brian's shows are always fast-paced and spectales where audience volunteers become the stars! This event is courtesy of Seawolf Living.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Green Music Center, Weill Hall - discounted tickets available here.
Using the period instruments for which the music was originally composed, the Orchestra will be presenting an all Beethoven program. For more information please visit the Green Music Center website.

SSU Theatre Arts and Dance presents "Waiting for the Parade"
Person Theater - $15 (no charge for SSU Students).
Five Canadian women who work for the war effort, each responding differently to civilian life during World War II, reveal how the pressure of extraordinary circumstances reveals character.

Sunday, October 16

Time on your own to enjoy with your student!

Persons with disabilities: the University is committed to full access and reasonable accommodations for all. Please let us know if you or any of your guests have any special needs by contacting the Division of Student Affairs at 707-664-2838 or