Fall Family Weekend - Friday

 The following activities will be available on Friday:


  • Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Eckert’s Orchard
    • 951 S. Green Mount Road; Belleville, IL 618-233-0513
    • www.eckerts.com
  • Haunted Hayrides at Eckert’s Millstadt
    • 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln.; Millstadt, IL; 618-233-0513
    • www.eckerts.com
  • Golf at The Hills Golf Course
    • 1015 Belleville, St., Lebanon, IL; 618-537-4590
    • Special Rate for McKendree Families - $25 for 18 holes and Cart
    • http://www.mckendree.edu/thehills/


*Please contact locations for details and availability.

Will your family be the Fall Family Weekend Official Family?  Purchase a ticket and you could win a free night's stay at the Drury Inn, a $50 Dining Services Gift Card, Fall Family Weekend T-shirts, a reserved seat at a future football game, and a photo with Bogey, the McKendree University mascot!  The Fall Family Weekend Official Family will be announced in the second quarter of the football game.





8am to 4pm

Campus Bookstore Open

Upper Deneen Center

Families will receive a discount on merchandise purchased at the Campus Bookstore.

1:00pm – 4:00pm

McKendree Art Gallery Exhibition

224 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Get Out Paint Out - The McKendree University Gallery of Art hosted a “plein air” painting event August 2-3 in Lebanon, IL. Twenty-five artist participants traveled to Lebanon from around the greater St. Louis metropolitan region, and from as far away as Indianapolis, IN. Fifty-three paintings created during the event are on exhibit in the gallery from August 14-September 27.


Fall Family Weekend Registration

Lower Deneen Center

Have questions, need directions, or want more information? Stop by The Lair and a Fall Family Weekend committee member will be happy to help you with registration. Donations will also be accepted for the Bearcat Big Give. You can also pick up guides to metro east area restaurants, hotels and areas of interest. Schedule changes will be posted at this location.
Don’t forget to purchase a ticket for a chance to win a semester of free books or to become the Fall Family Weekend Official Family! Tickets are $5.00 each and available only to families with a currently registered McKendree student. A maximum of 20 tickets may be purchased per family.


Women’s Soccer vs. University of Indianapolis

Leemon Field

Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at www.mckbearcats.com.


Women’s Volleyball vs. Lewis University

Statham Gymnasium at MPCC

Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at www.mckbearcats.com.

7:30 pm

Men’s Soccer vs. University of Indianapolis

Leemon Field

Tickets may be purchased at the event. or online at www.mckbearcats.com.


Open Mic and KaraokeNight

1828 Café

An open mic night with our talented students!  Family members may also sign up to perform.  If you are interested in performing, please sign up at CAB Event Sign Up.  You may also sign up at the event.

*Karaoke has been added to this event.  Pick from a variety  of songs tonight!


Please note that some events, locations, and availability are subject to change.