WEEKEND October 11-13, 2013
Greetings from the President Welcome to the loveliest village on the Plains! Youâ€™ve chosen a great place to visit. With a beautiful campus spanning more than 1,800 acres, Auburn is one of the largest universities in the South. Auburn is positioned at the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science and changing with the needs of today while respecting the traditions and spirit that are Auburn. This year, we partnered with many campus departments and local businesses to make Fall Family Weekend better than ever. As you take part in the open houses, tailgates, and other events set up by our schools and colleges, I urge you to learn all that you can about Auburn. You will even have the chance to experience some of our traditions, such as watching the eagle fly before the Tigers play Western Carolina and joining many others in the Auburn Family at Toomerâ€™s Corner after the game. We hope you enjoy the weekend and all Auburn has to offer.
Dr. Jay Gogue President
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WELCOME to the
Dear Auburn Parents and Families, We are so excited to welcome you to campus for Fall Family Weekend. We hope you enjoy the experience of a busy fall weekend on campus. There are so many activities planned for you, so take a moment to browse this guide to get an overview. In these pages youâ€™ll find the Fall Family Weekend schedule of events and information on getting around campus. While we are sure we will see many of you donning your orange and blue at the football game, we encourage you to investigate more of our campus offerings while you are here. The Office of Parent and Family Programs is thankful to the many offices, student organizations, local businesses, and individuals who contributed to the planning and execution of Fall Family Weekend. Without their support, this weekend would not be possible. We hope you will enjoy being part of your studentâ€™s Auburn experience for a weekend. War Eagle! Warmly,
Lady Cox Chief of Staff Division of Student Affairs www.auburn.edu/aupa
Friday, October 11 Registration 2:00-4:00 p.m., Jule Collins Smith Museum At registration you will receive your Auburn University Parents’ Association canvas tote bag and other helpful items to help you navigate Fall Family Weekend. International Day of the Girl/ Fruits of Faulu WISE Institute, Women’s Resource Center and Miss Auburn 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Student Center Lobby International Day of the Girl is a campaign held on October 11 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. Faulu Academy is a primary school in Kenya. This event will showcase girls from the school and fundraise to support them.
College of Human Sciences Freshman Family BBQ College of Human Sciences 12:00-2:00 p.m., Spidle Hall Lawn $5/per person, register online Join the College of Human Sciences as they give a War Eagle Welcome to the 2013 freshman class and their parents!
The “Check Us Out” Challenge Auburn University Libraries and University Writing 2:00-4:00 p.m., Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Mell Street entrance Take the Library’s “Check Us Out” challenge! Take just 20 minutes and see how many of the students’ favorite spots for collaborating and creating you can visit on a power
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walking tour of the library conducted by a fantastic library student worker. See why the library is Auburn’s onestop place for academic success. Refreshments will be served as well.
Industrial Design Open House and Program Tour College of Architecture, Design and Construction 2:00-4:00 p.m., 207 Wallace Hall Join the Industrial Design program for an open house and program tour with light refreshments at Wallace Hall. Those interested in participating should meet at 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. Each tour will take approximately one hour.
Be Well Open House Student Counseling Services and Health Promotion and Wellness Services 2:00-4:00 p.m., Medical Clinic Suite 2086 This open house will feature the “Zen Den” and “The Be Well Hut.” The Be Well Hut is a daily outreach program designed with college student health issues in mind and is staffed by a team of students who lead activities focused on making healthy choices in college. The Zen Den is a resource center designed to help students manage stress using alternatives to the typical talk therapy format.
The International Auburn Family Open House Office of International Programs 2:00-6:00 p.m., 243 Foy Hall Join the International Programs staff for an exciting look at the multi-cultural activities, experiences, and travels of the Auburn Family at home and abroad. Refreshments will be provided.
Cookies with the Career Center Auburn University Career Center 2:00-4:00 p.m., 303 Mary Martin Hall Meet the Career Center staff and learn about the many resources available to assist students with career exploration, preparation, and effective job search strategies.
College Parent 101: Helping Your Student Succeed at AU Auburn University Career Center and Student Academic Support 3:00-4:00 p.m., Ralph Brown Draughon Library 176B If your student struggles to meet academic and career goals, how can you help? Representatives from Academic Support and the Career Center will discuss resources and strategies to help your student achieve success in the classroom and beyond.
Building a Healthy You College of Education and School of Kinesiology 3:00-6:00 p.m., Kinesiology Building The School of Kinesiology and College of Education will host open houses showcasing movement-and
exercise-oriented activities. Some giveaways will include t-shirts, water, and other miscellaneous items. Faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.
Audubon in the Arboretum Jule Collins Smith Museum and Donald E. Davis Arboretum 3:00 p.m. at the Museum, 4:00 p.m. at the Arboretum Participate in a guided tour of original prints from John James Audubon's 19th century book, â€œThe Birds of America,â€? in the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection. After viewing the art, the audience will have the opportunity to go to the Arboretum for a guided tour of the plants featured in the prints on display at the museum.
Auburn University Lecture Series Auburn Athletics, Office of Communications and Marketing and Auburn University Alumni Center 3:00-4:00 p.m., Alumni Center Auburn Athletics, the Office of Communications and Marketing, and the Auburn Alumni Center have partnered to provide a lecture series
each Friday afternoon prior to a home football game. This week’s speaker will be Ari Fleischer, a former White House Press Secretary who now works exclusively in the world of sports.
Homecoming Parade Student Government Association 4:00-5:00 p.m., Downtown Auburn Auburn’s annual Homecoming Parade returns to the Plains through downtown Auburn. All members of the Auburn community are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event showcasing various student groups, homecoming floats and other community organizations.
Meet and Greet Ice Cream Social Office of Development 4:00-5:30 p.m., Alumni Center Meet and greet the development team at a complimentary ice cream social. Learn about funding and development efforts to ensure your student’s success at Auburn. Free parent koozie will be provided.
War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen Campus Walking Tours Auburn Athletics 4:00-5:00 p.m., Alumni Center Campus walking tours will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Groups will be hosted by Auburn’s student representatives, the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen. Tours can be directed to Jordan-Hare Stadium for locker room tours or back to the Alumni Center.
Jordan-Hare Stadium and Locker Room Tours Auburn Athletics 4:00-6:00 p.m. Jane and Mike McCartney Brick Plaza, Gate 10 See the Tigers Den and preview the locker room set up for Saturday’s game. Fans have the opportunity to go onto the south end-zone warning
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track and see Jordan Hare pre-game. Photographers will be onsite to take photos.
Silent Auction Auburn University Parents’ Association 4:00-6:30 p.m., Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center The Parents’ Association will host its first silent auction benefiting the Auburn University Parent Fund that will begin Friday and end on Saturday before kickoff. There will be great items available for bidding at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center Terrace Room.
AUsome Amphibians & Reptiles! School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences 4:30-5:30 p.m., Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve $5/per person, children under 3 are free Join the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve staff for a onehour presentation on the AUsome amphibians and reptiles found in our state and beyond. Children and adults will enjoy this entertaining hands-on program with live animals.
Bodda Getta Bash University Program Council and Student Government Association 6:00-10:00 p.m., Auburn Arena Get in the homecoming spirit at the 2nd-annual Bodda Getta Bash. The event will begin with a pep-rally and end with a concert featuring Gloriana and Eric Hutchinson. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and seats are limited.
Dinner and Movie Night at Plainsman Park
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Auburn Athletics 7:00-9:00 p.m., Plainsman Park Come and enjoy a free screening of â€œMonsters Universityâ€? on the field of Plainsman Park. Concessions will be open. Bring your own coolers and blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie experience.
Auburn Athletics 7:00 p.m., Auburn Soccer Complex Watch the Auburn Tigers take on the University of Georgia Bulldogs at the Auburn Soccer Complex.
Saturday, October 12 Registration 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Student Center Lobby, 2nd floor At registration you will receive your Auburn University Parents’ Association canvas tote bag and other helpful items to help you navigate Fall Family Weekend. Viewing of Baja and Formula One Cars College of Engineering 8:00-9:00 a.m., Jordan Courtyard at Shelby Center Parents are invited to come and view Baja, Formula One, Hovercraft, and Design-Build Fly vehicles. All of these organizations are student-led and construct off-road vehicles to compete with other schools around the world.
Drink Station at the School of Nursing School of Nursing 8:00-11:00 a.m., Miller Hall Join the School of Nursing for soft drinks and water at their Drink Station on the front lawn of Miller Hall. Visit the simulation lab and see the Pet-Assisted Therapy puppies along with other fun opportunities. Auburn University School of Nursing koozies will be given to attendees.
College of Engineering Parents’ Association Tailgate College of Engineering 9:00-11:00 a.m., Jordan Courtyard at Shelby Center Parents of engineering students are invited to attend a tailgate where they can meet the dean and other faculty and staff for the College of Engineering. There will also be an opportunity for building tours. For those who RSVP via the official invitation, food will be provided.
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Parents’ Association Silent Auction Auburn University Parents’ Association 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Auburn University Student Center Join the Auburn University Parents’ Association for day two of their silent auction. Those who missed day one of the auction will have the opportunity to check out the great items and make bids up until one hour prior to kickoff. Items will be available for pickup after the game.
Harbert College of Business Parents’ Association Tailgate College of Business Advancement Office 9:00-11:00 a.m., Lowder Hall, Alabama Power Room Mingle with the College of Business Dean and Student Services Coordinator over breakfast and take a tour of Lowder led by Executive Society students.
Audubon in the Arboretum Jule Collins Smith Museum and Donald E. Davis Arboretum 10:00 a.m. at the Museum, 11:00 a.m. at the Arboretum Participate in a guided tour of original prints from John James Audubon's 19th century book, “The Birds of America,” in the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection. After viewing the art, the audience will have the opportunity to go to the Arboretum for a guided tour of the plants featured in the prints on display at the museum.
AUPA Tailgate Auburn University Parents’ Association and Tiger Dining 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green space near Student Center Kick off gameday at the Parents’ Association Tailgate. Join us for food
and refreshments on the lawn in front of the stadium as the Auburn Tigers prepare to take on the Western Carolina Catamounts. This will be a great time for Auburn parents to meet and mingle.
Coca-Cola Tiger Fan Fest Auburn Athletics 4 hours prior to kickoff, Nichols Center Lawn Coca-Cola Tiger Fan Fest is Auburnâ€™s pre-game fan entertainment area located in front of the Nichols Center on Donahue Drive. Every home game, fans have the opportunity to check out sponsor displays, products, and giveaways. Drop by and check out the inflatable games for kids and a live DJ.
Ag Roundup College of Agriculture 3 hours prior to kickoff, Ag Heritage Park $5/person Attend the biggest tailgate party on campus featuring a smorgasbord of Alabama-grown foods. There are games for the kids, a live and silent auction benefiting the College of Agriculture Scholarship program, and college, department and club booths. Parents can stop by the parent tent at Roundup to visit with faculty and students in the college. Parents will also receive a free Ag Parent Button.
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TAILGATE Saturday, October 12 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tailgate tent is located in front of Keller Hall.
Red Diamond Tailgate Show Auburn Athletics 2 hours prior to kickoff, Plainsman Park Get a close up view of your favorite Auburn personalities with the Tiger Tailgate Show presented by Red Diamond located in the parking lot of Plainsman Park. Hosted by Paul Ellen, the Tiger Tailgate Show features Rod Bramblett, Stan White, and Quentin Riggins.
Tiger Walk Auburn Athletics 2 hours prior to kickoff, Donahue Drive Each gameday, the Tigers walk from Sewell Hall down Donahue Drive to Jordan-Hare Stadium. But the team doesn’t make the walk alone; instead, they are cheered on by the thousands of Auburn fans who line the street and, in the process, create one of the great scenes in college football.
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Auburn Football Letterman Club Autograph Series Auburn Athletics 2 hours prior to kickoff, Plainsman Park Parking Lot Come to the Verizon Autograph Tent on Saturday prior to the homecoming game and meet some of the 1963 Football Lettermen.
Meet Us at Cater! University Honors and Auburn Connects! 2 hours prior to kickoff, Back Porch of Cater Hall Parents and students are invited to an informal come-and-go event on the back porch of the historic Katherine Cooper Cater Hall. Parents will have a chance to meet faculty and other students participating in these programs and learn about the 2013-14 common book selection, “Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy.” Refreshments will be available, as well as material on other programs.
Spirit March Pep Rally
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Auburn Athletics 1.5 hours prior to kickoff, Donahue Drive The Spirit March and Pep Rally include the Auburn University Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Tiger Paws, and more as they march from Tiger Walk into Jordan-Hare Stadium. Don’t miss this opportunity to cheer along to some Auburn favorites to get ready for the game!
Student Center Operations All day, Auburn University Student Center Game Room This event provides all-day viewing of football in the game room area, for Fall Family Weekend participants. Free popcorn and beverages will be provided all day as families watch football in the comfort of an airconditioned lounge area surrounded by eight hi-definition televisions.
Eagle Flight Auburn Athletics 16 minutes prior to kickoff, JordanHare Stadium One of the most revered traditions in college football, the Eagle Flight occurs 16 minutes prior to kickoff. Watch as one of the raptors, a part of the Southeastern Raptor Center, fly around Jordan Hare Stadium before landing on the 50-yard line as 87,451 fans yell “War Eagle!”
Auburn Traditions The Auburn Creed I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work. I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully. I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men. I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities. I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all. I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all. I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God." And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it. George Petrie (1945)
For more than 100 years, eagles have been associated with Auburn Universityâ€™s football program. Golden Eagles Tiger (War Eagle VI), Nova (War Eagle VII) and Spirit (a Bald Eagle) are the eagles who have inspired football fans with their graceful flights over Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Aubie Auburn's costumed Tiger mascot is in his 34th season as a spirit leader and goodwill ambassador for Auburn University. A popular character among Auburn fans and one of the more animated mascots in the country, Aubie has been on the job since 1979. His crazy antics and mischievous personality helped transform Aubie into the mascot we all love today.
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Rolling Toomer’s Corner
The tradition of rolling Toomer’s Corner is said to have begun when Toomer’s Drugs had the only telegraph in the city. During away football games, when employees of the local drug store received news of a win, they would throw the ticker tape from the telegraph onto the power lines. Though the trees are now gone, keeping the tradition of rolling Toomer’s Corner alive is important to the entire Auburn Family. The university has partnered with the City of Auburn to create structures suitable for rolling at the Magnolia Avenue-College Street intersection. Fans will gather there as they always have following big victories or other momentous occasions to celebrate.
On the rolling plains of Dixie 'Neath its sun-kissed sky, Proudly stands our Alma Mater Banners high.
War Eagle, fly down the field, Ever to conquer, never to yield. War Eagle, fearless and true. Fight on you orange and blue. Go! Go! Go! On to vict'ry, strike up the band. Give 'em hell, give 'em hell, Stand up and yell, hey! War Eagle, win for Auburn, Power of Dixieland!
To thy name we'll sing thy praise, From hearts that love so true, And pledge to thee our loyalty The ages through. We hail thee, Auburn, and we vow To work for thy just fame, And hold in memory as we do now Thy cherished name. Hear the student voices swelling, Echoes strong and clear, Adding laurels to thy fame Enshrined so dear. From the hollowed walls we'll part, And bid thee sad adieu; Thy sacred trust we'll bear with us The ages through. We hail thee, Auburn, and we vow To work for thy just fame, And hold in memory as we do now Thy cherished name.
National Championships Equestrian: 2008, 2011, 2013 Football: 1957, 2010 Men’s Swimming and Diving: 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 Women’s Swimming and Diving: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field: 2006
Campus Partners Auburn Athletics Alumni Association Auburn Connects! Auburn University Libraries College of Agriculture College of Education College of Engineering College of Human Sciences Department of Industrial and Graphic Design Donald E. Davis Arboretum Harbert College of Business Health Promotion and Wellness Services Honors College Jule Collins Smith Museum Miss Auburn Office of Communications and Marketing Office of Development Office of International Programs School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences School of Kinesiology School of Nursing Student Academic Support Student Center Operations Student Counseling Services Student Government Association University Program Council University Writing WISE Institute Womenâ€™s Resource Center
A special thank you to our sponsors! Auburn University Career Center Tiger Dining
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Silent Auction Donors* Alumni Hall Amsterdam Cafe Anne and David Adam AT&T Auburn Links Golf Course Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center Big Dog Running Company Carolyn Bailey CaraVailâ€™s Day Spa Diane and Daryl Evans Dr. Brannon W. and Teresa C. Lentz, Lentz Educational Consulting, LLC Earth Fare Ellie eMeals.com Express 85 Fitness for Women Indian Pines Golf Course Industry Hair Salon and Auto Detail Janice and Jim Ryan Laura and David Bryan Lemongrass Spa, Chemical Free Products Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve Mary and Bob Buddig Medi-Weightloss Clinics Mellow Mushroom Mooreâ€™s Mill Club Perch Jewelry Design Studio Pro Nails Rhonda Lavelle Sea Glass Fine Art Smallcakes The Tailgate Guys The Villager Wickles Pickles Wrapsody
*as of September 23, 2013 Please see insert for additional donors. www.auburn.edu/aupa
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