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Friday, February 9 - Saturday, February 10, 2024

Family Weekend has activities for all ages. Some of these activities require a separate entry fee, but tickets will be available for purchase through the USI Family Weekend payment and reservation portal. We encourage you to read through our activity details to find the right fit for your family this weekend! While many of our activities come and go, please note that the Paint and Sip and Prep Your Meal require on-time attendance. Feel free to look through our description of events below and contact our office with any questions at (812) 465-1281 or new.student@usi.edu  

Family Weekend Schedule 2024 PDF


Friday, February 9


Make sure to get your family checked-in for Family Weekend and pick up some goodies for you and your Screagle crew!

Head to the gallery to see the current exhibit, Efroymson Bridge Fellowship Exhibition. Located in the Liberal Arts Center.

Join us for a scavenger hunt that will take you all around USI. This is a great way to see the main campus and have a little family fun, too!

You may know and love the classic TV game show, but have you ever played USI's version?? New Student and Transitional Programs will host a modified Family Feud game show for families to compete against each other and maybe even win some cool prizes!

We encourage you to dine out with your family this weekend. Many memorable conversations happen at the dinner table. Evansville offers countless restaurants, and many of them have discounts for USI students.

*Many discounts require the student to show their student ID, so don't forget it!


Saturday, February 10


Make sure to get your family checked-in for Family Weekend and pick up some goodies for you and your Screagle crew! 

Head to the gallery to see the current exhibit, Efroymson Bridge Fellowship Exhibition. Located in the Liberal Arts Center.

Students may use their meal swipe or munch money. Families could use student's munch money for family meals. Families with Family Weekend Voucher get 15% off family meals on Saturday, February 10, 2024. 

Please join USI's Food and Nutrition Department. The meal prep cooking class will include hands-on techniques that will help you create easy, healthy meals that will use your limited time in the kitchen most efficiently. You will leave with pre-made meals.

*$15 per person, ticket required. Limited spots so make your reservations as soon as possible.

Join us at our studio as we paint a piece! Ticket price includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction, and your take-home art surface.

*$10 per USI Student, $20 for family member. Make your reservations in advance. Limited seating. Ticket required.

Campus Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center (REC) will be open and available to you to enjoy in a leisurely game of basketball, pickleball and giant board games.

You and your family can purchase a duck, personalize it at the "duck"-oration station, and work together to race you duck across the pool with a water gun. Archie Duck Dash race times will be 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30. It'll be a splash! Reserve your duck today!

You and your family can purchase a duck, personalize it at the "duck"-oration station, and work together to race you duck across the pool with a water gun. Race times will be 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30. It'll be a splash! Reserve your duck today!

Center for Campus Life and the Homecoming Committee are sponsoring the homecoming pre-game tailgate for our D1 women's and men's basketball teams. Our tailgate will be packed with tons of activities. Come check it out!

*USI Student Free, $10 per family member. Ticket required.

Come cheer on your Screaming Eagles as they take on SIU Edwardsville. Go Screagles!

*2 free tickets per family. All additional tickets are $10. Tickets good for both men's and women's games. 

Come cheer on your Screaming Eagles as they take on SIU Edwardsville. Go Screagles!

**2 free tickets per family. All additional tickets are $10. Tickets good for both men's and women's games. 


Campus Map


We know navigating campus can be difficult. Feel free to click here and use the campus map to find your way. You can also find anyone working the weekend, and they can help you find where you need to go. If there's anything we can do, let us know! We're happy to help!