Fall Family Weekend - Friday

The following activities will be available on Friday, September 23,


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, 2 Fall Family Weekend T-shirts, 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.

Participate in The Bearcat Big Give – Friday and Saturday!

In conjunction with Fall Family Weekend, join us for the eighth annual canned food and supply drive, “The Bearcat Big Give”, as a community service project. Donated canned food items will be distributed to the Lebanon Food Pantry. Items will be accepted in The Lair at Fall Family Weekend Registration on Friday and Saturday during Fall Family Weekend.



Campus Bookstore Open

8:00am-4:00pm Upper Deneen Center

The campus bookstore is located on the second floor of the Deneen Center. Visitors are welcome to browse their selection of merchandise. Receive a 20% discount on all clothing and gifts with COUPON.


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Campus Poster Sale
10:00am-6:00 pm, Quad Area

Select from a wide variety of posters and art prints.


McKendree Art Gallery Exhibition

2:00pm-5:00pm, McKendree University Galley of Art; 224 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Get Out Paint Out - The McKendree University Gallery of Art hosted their 3rd Annual “plein air” painting event July 29-31 in Lebanon, IL. A number of artist participants traveled to Lebanon from around the greater St. Louis metropolitan region and beyond. The paintings created during the event are on exhibit in the gallery from August 11-September 29.


Registration, Information, and Big Give Donation Drop-Off
4:00pm-7:30pm, Lower Deneen Center, The Lair
Have questions, need directions, or want more information? Stop by our table and a Fall Family Weekend committee member will be happy to help you with registration. Donations for the Bearcat Big Give will be accepted here. You can also pick up guides to metro east area restaurants, hotels, places of worship, and areas of interest. Schedule changes will be posted at this location. Don’t forget to purchase a ticket for a chance to win your student a $250 bookstore gift card or a prize packet for being selected as the McKendree 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 for each drawing.

Photo of Women's Soccer

*Women’s Soccer vs. University of Indianapolis
5:00 pm, Leemon Field

($5 General, McKendree students free with McKendree ID) Tickets are available at the gate or may be purchased online at www.mckbearcats.com.

Photo of Men's Soccer

*Men’s Soccer vs. University of Indianapolis
7:30 pm, Leemon Field

($5 General, McKendree students free with McKendree ID) Tickets are available at the gate or may be purchased online at www.mckbearcats.com .


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Hettenhausen Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala

8:00pm, Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

($110 - Concert, plus conctails, dinner under the pavilion and valet parking; $60 Concert only)

For information or to purchase tickets, contact the Hett Box Office at (618) 537-6863

Join us for a truly memorable night of music, food and celebration as we commemorate 10 years of performances at the Hett. On stage, for one night only, Christine Brewer, Brian Owens, the Peter Martin Quintet with Anat Cohen and MADCO Dance.

Karaoke and Open Mic with Jason LeVassuerJason Levasseur

Family Karaoke/Open Mic Night

8:15pm, 1828 Café

You’re invited to attend karaoke and an open mic night featuring our talented students! Family members are also welcome to sign up and participate. Our featured musician for the evening is award-winning songwriter and musician, Jason LeVasseur, who will also serve as emcee.



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