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Family Weekend 2013

October 18th-19th


Welcome to UH! The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services recognizes the critical role that parents play in their students’ educational experience. We believe that establishing positive relationships with parents and family members is an important factor in the continued success of our students. Each fall, we invite parents and family members of our undergraduate students to campus for a weekend of activities and programs. This weekend offers a variety of academic, social, athletic and cultural events. It’s a wonderful opportunity for parents and family members to reconnect with their students and see first-hand what student life is like at the University of Houston. We’ve continued to expand the variety of activities including academic collegesponsored sessions as well as continuing the traditions of our Family Game Day Celebration, Family Picnic, and the Friday Night Concert series sponsored by the Student Programming Board. For the first time, Family Weekend will also coincide with UH Homecoming, which offers parents and family members the opportunity to experience two annual campus traditions in the same weekend. We are proud to have you and your students on campus this weekend, and we hope that you enjoy our growing campus community. Best regards, Dr. Richard Walker Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services University of Houston


Welcome to Family Weekend! We are thrilled you will be able to spend some time on our campus and learn more about your students’ life here at the University of Houston. This program has everything you need to help you plan your weekend including the schedule of events, information for getting around campus, and tips for game-day. To help make the most of your visit, here are a few fun tips:  Attend a session or program at one of the academic colleges. This is a great opportunity to see what your student is experiencing in the classroom.  Try new things. There’s a variety of activities available during the weekend, from Zumba class to museum tours, experience something new with your student!  Meet and mingle. Attend receptions, talk to other parents and meet campus administrators and faculty members. These people are resources that are here for you throughout the weekend!  Get to know your student’s friends. You may even plan for a group of friends and their families to attend a meal or event together.  Check out the campus facilities. The pool is open, why not go for a swim or be adventurous and climb the rock-wall! Roam around the bookstore, visit nature nooks on campus and soak it all in.  Put yourself in visitor mode. You’re on your student’s turf this weekend. Let them take the lead and show you their place with pride. I hope you enjoy being part of your student’s UH experience. Have a wonderful visit. Go Coogs! Best Wishes, Dr. Alison Wells Assistant Dean of Students Dean of Students Office


Campus Information Family Headquarters If you have questions, need assistance, or just want to take a break, please stop by our Family Headquarters located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. This is the same location where you pick up your registration packet. Family Headquarters will be open Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. If you need assistance on Saturday afternoon, we will have an information table set up at the Family Game Day Celebration located at Lynn Eusan Park from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wristbands Admission to all activities requires a Family Weekend wristband. Please wear this wristband throughout the entire weekend, any person without one may be excluded from events. Damaged or lost wristbands can be replaced at the Family Headquarters located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. or Saturday at the Family Game Day Celebration from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Campus Dining Services Dining Halls There are two residential dining centers on campus: Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers and Real Foods Company in Cougar Woods. These dining centers offer an all-you-can-eat, buffet style atmosphere with menu choices to please every appetite. Meal prices for these dining centers are: breakfast - $6.75, lunch - $7.75, dinner - $8.75 (plus taxes). Remember to pick up your dining coupons when you check-in! See the UH Dining maps on pages 5-6 for additional dining locations on Campus.

Campus Shuttle Campus Shuttle Services are available for you to use on Friday until 9 p.m.

Parking information Parking on campus is available in lots 20A, 20C and 21B. Exit Spur 5; turn right on University Dr. then at the stop sign turn right (by the Pizza Hut and Murphy’s Deli). The parking lots are directly on your right across the street from the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Please make sure that you do NOT park in Lot 21A as you will be towed. You may also choose to park in the East or Welcome Center Parking Garage for $9 per day or by the hour. On Saturday, you can park in the East or Welcome Center Garage for $3 for the entire day.


Campus Map

Need help? Stop by our Parent Headquarters on Friday from 9 - 7 p.m. or Saturday 9 - 10 a.m. in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.


WEEKEND ACTIVITIES The schedule for Family Weekend is created to resemble a “conference” type schedule, meaning what you decide to attend is completely up to you! We strive to host a variety of events that will appeal to a wide array of interests, so there may be some sessions scheduled at the same time. Please note, some departments are also hosting “on-going” events throughout the entire weekend, these are great departments to visit in your free time as you explore our campus. Welcome to the University of Houston!


Friday, October 18th TIME 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

Campus Recreation Family Weekend Check-in and Family and Wellness Center Headquarters All registered participants should check in to pick up your packets, including the Guide to Family Weekend, wristbands, tickets and other goodies! Stop by this location anytime you need assistance or just want to take a break. All families are strongly encouraged to check-in on Friday! Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Varies

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Welcome Center Admissions Area (front lobby)

Class with Your Student This is your opportunity to share your student’s college experience. Please ask your student to contact his/her professor for permission in advance. Please note that some classes will not be able to accommodate visitors due to limited space. Campus Tour Our UH Ambassadors are here to show you what makes us a great university! Meet at the Welcome Center for a Family Weekend campus tour to learn more about our resources, history and traditions. Sponsored by the Office of Admissions.

10 - 10:50 a.m.

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Wellness Classroom 1038

The World as Your Classroom Get the facts on when, where and how your student can study abroad- and still graduate in four years! This informal session will provide you information about UH study-abroad programs as well as tips on how studying throughout the world can actually be an affordable option for any student. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as collect promotional materials and give-away items. Sponsored by Office of International Studies and Programs

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

(tours every 30 min.)

M.D. Anderson Library

Family Weekend Library Tour and Special Collections Exhibit Chat with librarians about the technology, services, and study spaces available to students, and to explore the new Special Collections exhibit, “Collective Herstory, A Mosaic Masterpiece: Exploring the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives.” Tours of the building will be offered every half hour staring at 10 a.m. Don’t have time for a tour? Stop by the library anytime between 10 a.m. -12 p.m. to pick up brochures and free giveaways.


Friday, October 18th (continued) TIME

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

11 - 11:50 a.m.

Meet at the UC Behind the Scenes Tour Information Center, When the first phase of the UC Transformation Project Room 102 wraps up in January 2014, the UH student body can look forward to everything from a new home for student involvement in UC North to great new food options including Panda Express, McDonald’s, and Starbucks. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the UC Construction site and get a sneak peek at what your student can look forward to for years to come.

11 - 11:50 a.m.

Located between Cougar Village I and Cougar Village II, N138 Multipurpose Room

“What I Wish My Parents Knew” Student Panel Join our Student Housing and Residential Life department as they host a student panel in an open discussion on how you can help support your students’ college experience. Get ready to ask questions, interact with other families, and hear tips and stories on how these student leaders have successfully navigated the residential, academic, and social aspects of campus life. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Student Housing and Residential Life

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Campus Recreation, Zumba Group Fitness Class Multipurpose Room Zumba is the Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow dance#1 fitness party that will change the way you think about exercise. This cardiovascular workout will make you sweat as you boogie to the beats of international rhythms, energizing your body and mind. Ditch the workout, join the party!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

See UH Dining Dine Like Your Student locations and hours Hungry? Visit any retail restaurant located in the UC on pages Satellite or Taco Cabana located in the Stadium parking garage and receive $1.00 off of your purchase. (Not valid at Kim Son, Sushi, Smoothie King, Shasta’s, or any convenience store location) Please use coupon located inside your Family Weekend Guidebook! Sponsored by UH Dining Services

1 - 1:50 p.m.* *This session will be offered at the same time in two options: English and Spanish. Please note the location for each session.

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Wellness Classroom 1038

Caring From Afar: What you need to know to help create a positive transition to UH for your student and yourself The college experience is a fun but also stressful time for both students and family. This workshop explores ways to manage the necessary balance between supporting your student while providing the independence that is critical for their success in college. If you are unsure how to support your student because either you didn’t attend college or this is the first of your children to attend college then this session will be of great support to you. Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services


Friday, October 18th (continued) TIME

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

1 - 1:50 p.m.

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room #3

Cuidando desde lejos: Lo que usted necesita saber para ayudar a crear una transición positiva a la Universidad de Houston para su estudiante y para usted La experiencia universitaria es divertida pero también es un tiempo estresante para los estudiantes y su familia. Este taller explora las formas de balancear el apoyo a su estudiante al mismo tiempo que proporciona la independencia necesaria para éxito universitario. Si no está seguro de cómo apoyar a su estudiante, porque usted no asistió a la universidad o porque este es el primero de sus hijos o hijas en asistir a la universidad, este taller será de gran ayuda para usted. Patrocinado por Consejeraía y Servicios Psicológicos

1 - 2 p.m.

A.D. Bruce Religion Center rooms 201, 202, and 204

Friday Prayer The Muslim Student Association hosts weekly Friday prayer every week in the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. Please feel free to stop and participate in this prayer activity.

1 - 3 p.m. (drop-in basis)

Student Services Building I

University Career Services (UCS) Open House Does your student need help: Choosing a major? Writing his/her resume? Preparing for an interview? Come by and see how we can help! Spin the University Career Services wheel for a prize and enjoy refreshments while we walk you through our services. Parents and family members will also receive a VIP packet of career- related information including a free copy of our book, Career Visions.

1 - 3 p.m. (drop-in basis)

Agnes Arnold Hall Go Abroad! Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs 213 in the Language Broaden your horizon! Study abroad and learn Acquisition Center another language to increase your job opportunities and earning potential in a wide range of careers – while earning college credit! Come by to learn about all we have to offer, including instruction in 14 different languages, faculty-led study abroad programs in China, France and Spain, and additional summer or semester-long programs in Germany, Mexico, Italy and more! Departmental scholarships are available. Sponsored by Modern & Classical Languages and Hispanic Studies Departments

1 - 4 p.m. (drop-in basis)

UH Health Center located between Student Service Center 1 and 2

Health Center Open House featuring FREE Flu Shots What better way to keep your students healthy and successful this academic year than to get them vaccinated against the flu. Free flu shots will be available to students with valid ID at the UH Health Center. Family members who are 18 years old or older can also receive the flu shot for $15. Available while supplies last. Picture ID required.


Friday, October 18th (continued) TIME

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

1 - 4 p.m. (drop-in basis)

UH Health Center located between Student Service Center 1 and 2

Free Physical Exams and Teeth Cleaning When you visit the Health Center your student can enter a drawing for a free physical exam and/or teeth cleaning! Find out more about services we offer: General Medical Clinic, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Women’s Clinic, Men’s Clinic, Dental Clinic, Lab and Pharmacy Services.

2 - 2:50 p.m.

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Wellness Classroom 1038

Student Finances at UH: What Every Parent Should Know Join representatives from the Office of Scholarships/ Financial Aid and Financial Services for a discussion on the financial aid process for continuing students, external scholarship opportunities, Cougar Card information, and more. Come learn about the financial resources provided by UH and have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

2 - 3 p.m.

Engineering Building 1, Room 102D

2 - 3 p.m.

Demonstration Kitchen, Room S116, 1st floor South Lobby of Hilton College

2 - 4 p.m. (drop-in basis)

The University Eye Institute, UH College of Optometry

Cullen College of Engineering (open only to Engineering majors/families) Join us for a panel Discussion featuring Engineering Students from the Honors College. Moderator: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Dave Shattuck Conrad N. Hilton College (open only to HRM majors/families) Meet our Associate Dean of Academics and receive an update on what’s happening at Hilton College. Then you’ll hear from the student leaders of three of our student organizations and how their experiences here have enhanced their professional development. This discussion will be followed by a tour of our facilities, and coffee and dessert in Cougar Grounds—our student-run coffee shop. We look forward to welcoming our Cougar parents and their future leaders of the hospitality industry!

University Eye Institute (register to win a FREE Apple MINI IPAD) When you visit the University Eye Institute, your student can enter to win an Apple mini “Eye” Pad! You can also learn more about our 4-year professional (adjacent to Campus program, as a future career option for your son or Recreation and Well- daughter. In addition, find out about the full range of ness Center, near the eye care services that are available at the UEI for your corner of Wheeler and entire family. Students at the University of Houston Calhoun, at have a bright future! We want them to be able to see entrance 2A) it! Picture ID required. Look for balloons at the entrance to the UEI.


Friday, October 18th (continued) TIME

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

2 - 3 p.m. (drop-in basis)

Fine Arts Building

Guided Blaffer Art Museum Tour, Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art Blaffer Art Museum invites you to take a free, guided tour offered on a drop-in basis of their newest exhibition. Feast features more than thirty artists through two interrelated components: a gallery presentation and participatory, performative projects.

2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Meet at the UC Information Center, Room 102

Behind the Scenes Tour – The New UC When the first phase of the UC Transformation Project wraps up in January 2014, the UH student body can look forward to everything from a new home for student involvement in UC North to great new food options including Panda Express, McDonald’s, and Starbucks. Get a behind-thescenes look at the UC Construction site and get a sneak peek at what your student can look forward to for years to come.

3:15 - 4 p.m.

Science and Parent & Family Class Engineering Complex Come discover (or remember) what it’s like to be a (SEC), Room 100 part of a college classroom! One of UH’s most beloved professors, Dr. Simon Bott, is hosting a class specifically for you; expect to laugh a lot while learning something new!

4 - 5 p.m.

Science and Research Building 1 (Building 550), Room 117

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (open to NSM majors/families) Meet Dean Dan Wells and learn about the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ programs supporting student success. Presentations will include student success initiatives, resources, academic advising, and “Life as an NSM Student” presented by several NSM juniors and seniors.

4:15 - 5 p.m.

Located between Cougar Village I and Cougar Village II, N138 Multipurpose Room

Campus Safety Panel: A Shared Responsibility for Security Student Housing and Residential Life welcomes parents to our brand new Cougar Village II residence hall for a panel discussion on campus safety preventions. This panel will focus on what the university, students, and parents can do to provide a safe and secure learning and social environment with panel representatives from Student Housing and Residential Life, Dean of Students Office, and the UH Police Department. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Hosted by Student Housing and Residential Life


Friday, October 18th (continued) TIME 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (drop-in basis)

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

Campus Recreation Cougars Giving Back and Wellness Center Take a moment out of your busy day to make a Lobby area difference! Stop by our Cougars Give Back station and help build care packages for the Star of Hope, which provides services and shelter to Houston’s homeless men, women and children. Help us build care packages and write notes of encouragement for those who need it most. Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement and the Metropolitan Volunteer Program

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Campus Recreation Family BBQ Celebration and Wellness Center All Family Weekend participants are welcome to join us for music, food, fun and friends! A multitude of activities will be going-on so pick and choose what you and your family would like to participate in or just sit back and relax over good conversation and food. Optional activities include: 5-6:30: BBQ Dinner, outside by the pool (vegetarian options available upon request) 5-6:30: Family activities, lobby area 5:30-6: UH Fencing Sport Club Exposition, lobby 6-6:30: UH Wushu Sport Club Exposition, lobby 6-6:30: Family Zumba Class, Multipurpose Room #1 You and your family should take advantage of the fitness phenomenon that is taking the world by storm! It’s a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness experience! It’s a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps perfect for anyone with or without dance experience!

7 - 8 p.m.

University Center, Houston Room

Friday Night Concert featuring Dinner And A Suit! In a music world where genre lines are increasingly blurred, Dinner And A Suit has emerged with a sonic meld that resonates with familiarity and captivates with distinction. Since their formation in 2009, Dinner And A Suit quickly captured attention with a captivating blend of ethereal rock and distinguished pop - leading to critical acclaim, a swelling dedication of global fans, and coveted live dates that have circled the band throughout the US. The spiraling success fueled Dinner And A Suit to transplant to Nashville in late 2010, where they began work on what would become “Since Our Departure” - their brand new full-length album. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board and UH Homecoming


Friday, October 18th (continued) TIME

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

7 - 9 p.m.

Athletics/Alumni Center

UH vs. UCF Volleyball Game Just show your Family Weekend wristband at the ticket office (located inside the Athletic/Alumni Center) to gain free admittance to the game. Go Coogs! Sponsored by UH Athletics

Saturday, October 19th 9 - 10 a.m.

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Campus Recreation Family Weekend Check-in and Wellness Center All registered participants should check in to pick up your packets, including the Guide to Family Weekend, nametags, tickets and other goodies! Meet in the lobby of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Downtown Bike Tour (RSVP required to attend) Join Outdoor Adventure on a leisurely bike ride through downtown Houston. All equipment is provided and total distance for the tour is 12 miles. Space is limited! Please call 713-743-0808 to reserve your spot. All participants must be at least 16 years of age and have the ability to ride a bike. Sponsored by Campus Recreation

10 - 10:50 a.m.

Corner of Cullen and Campus Community Garden Wheeler in the park The Campus Community Garden at UH teaches by Cougar Woods students how to garden organically while giving back to the community by providing healthy produce to local food banks. Participants will sample food from the garden, receive a tour and brief history of the garden and have the opportunity to learn the “ins -and-outs” of managing a garden including weeding, planting, seeding and harvesting of the produce. Participants will gain a better understanding of agricultural sustainability and receive some fresh herbs to take home to remember this experience! Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Located between Cougar Village I and Cougar Village II, N138 Multipurpose Room

“What I Wish My Parents Knew” Student Panel Join our Student Housing and Residential Life department as they host a student panel in an open discussion on how you can help support your students’ college experience. Get ready to ask questions, interact with other families, and hear tips and stories on how these student leaders have successfully navigated the residential, academic, and social aspects of campus life. Hosted by Student Housing and Residential Life


Saturday, October 19th (continued) TIME

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

11 - 11:40 a.m.

Meet at the UC Information Center, Room 102

Behind the Scenes Tour – The New UC When the first phase of the UC Transformation Project wraps up in January 2014, the UH student body can look forward to everything from a new home for student involvement in UC North to great new food options including Panda Express, McDonald’s, and Starbucks. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the UC Construction site and get a sneak peek at what your student can look forward to for years to come.

11 - 12:30 p.m.

Farish Hall KIVA Room 101

College of Education: Making Memorable Moments Looking to learn more about your College of Education (COE), meet and greet other COE students, take pictures with your family, win great prizes, eat great food and make memorable moments with family? Well, you can’t miss this exciting time to meet your Dean and the rest of your COE family. Let’s make some memorable moments together. We can’t wait to see you! This is a private event only open to COE students and their guests.

11 - 2 p.m.

See UH Dining Dine Like Your Student locations and hours Visit our state of the art dining halls: Fresh Food Co. on pages 5-6 located in Moody Towers or the new Real Food on Campus located in Cougar Woods and receive $1.00 off (please use coupon located inside your Family Guidebook)! Also see the flyer in your registration packet for a list of additional dining options. Sponsored by UH Dining Services

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (drop-in basis)

Lynn Eusan Park

UH Game Day Celebration Join us at the UH Family Tailgate, located directly in front of Cougar Village I and II in the park. Our celebration includes music, Cougar Family Photos and more! Food and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (tours every 30 min.)

M.D. Anderson Library

Family Weekend Library Tour and Special Collections Exhibit Visit M.D. Anderson Library and chat with librarians about the technology, services, and study spaces available to students, and to explore the new Special Collections exhibit, “Collective Herstory, A Mosaic Masterpiece: Exploring the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives”. Tours of the building will be offered every half hour staring at 1:30 p.m. Don’t have time for a tour? Stop by the library anytime between 1:30-3:30 to pick up brochures and free giveaways.


Saturday, October 19th (continued) TIME

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

2 - 3 p.m. (drop-in basis)

Fine Arts Building

Guided Blaffer Art Museum Tour, Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, Blaffer Art Museum invites you to take a free, guided tour offered on a drop-in basis of their newest exhibition. Feast features more than thirty artists through two interrelated components: a gallery presentation and participatory, performative projects.

2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Reliant Stadium

Free time

Houston

UH vs. BYU Homecoming Football Game See pages 21-22 for information on transportation, parking, and UH gamewatching locations. Out and About in the City We encourage you to take advantage of all there is to see and do in the city of Houston. We have put together a list of options that your family might want to check out on your own on during any free time. Please see pages 19-20 in your registration packet or you can also go to www.visithoustontexas.com for more events and activities!

On-going Events Indoor Rock Wall Climbing, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Friday: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday: 2 - 6 p.m. Add a challenge to your Family Weekend and enjoy an afternoon of fun on our 53-foot climbing wall! Parents, students, siblings, and friends are all invited to test their climbing skills. Never climbed? Don’t worry- our experienced staff will teach you everything you need to know. Sponsored by Campus Recreation Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Parents are invited to utilize our state-of-the-art recreation center. Stop by to participate in a new fitness class, play a game of racquetball or enjoy many of our other resources. Family Pool Time, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Outdoor Leisure Pool Friday: 12 - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 12 - 7 p.m. Even though it’s October, Houston can still be HOT! If your family needs to cool off, take some time to enjoy our beautiful outdoor leisure pool complete with slides, waterfall and hot tub. A perfect time for the younger siblings who may just want to have some fun in the sun. Lifeguards will be on duty, children under the age of 16 must have a parent present. Sponsored by Campus Recreation


On-going Events (continued) Little Shasta’s Cones, University Center Satellite Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday: closed Stop by for a $ 1 cone of Blue Bell ice cream with your Family Weekend nametag! Sponsored by the University Center Get Your Game On! University Center Satellite, Games Room Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday: closed One hour of free billiards/pool with your Family Weekend nametag. Sponsored by The University Center UH Bookstore & UH Fan Shop Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: Bookstore 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fan Shop 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Show your Cougar pride and receive a 10% discount on all merchandise. Stop by our University Bookstore, located in the University Center, or our UH Fan Shop, located in the New Stadium Parking Garage, to purchase your UH Parent and Family merchandise! Sponsored by the University Bookstore Cougar Hall of Fame, Athletics/Alumni Center Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Self-guided tour of historic memorabilia and trophies from UH’s athletes and athletic teams. Sponsored by UH Athletics Blaffer Art Museum, Fine Arts Building Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston and see their newest exhibits featuring Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art and Lighthouse in the Sea of Time. Collective Herstory, A Mosaic Masterpiece: Exploring the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives, Special Collections Exhibit located at M.D. Anderson Library Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m. This exhibition explores the collections contained within the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives highlighting the contributions that women and their organizations have made in Houston and Texas history -ranging from women’s suffrage and feminism, to business, politics, education and the arts. Each of their individual and unique stories adds to the complexity and beauty of the mosaic that has been assembled over time.


Sunday Worship Services On Campus: Catholic Newman Center, sponsored mass A.D. Bruce Religion Center 3801 Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 10:45 a.m. http://www.uh.edu/adbruce/ Catholic Newman Center 4805 Calhoun Rd. Houston, TX 6 p.m. http://uhcatholic.org/ Off Campus: Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church 3826 Wheeler Ave. Houston, TX 77004 7:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. http://www.wheeleravebc.org/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 5008 Calhoun Rd. Houston, TX 77004 10 a.m. Riverside United Methodist Church 4920 Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 10 a.m. http://www.riversideumc.org/ Trinity United Methodist 2600 Holman St. Houston, Texas 77004 10 a.m. http://www.tumchouston.org/ St. James Episcopal Church 3129 Southmore Blvd. Houston, Texas 77004 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. http://www.stjameshouston.org/


What’s Happening in Houston on Saturday? The Houston Zoo…Meet Shasta VI! 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Where: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030 Description: The Houston Zoo has over 6,000 animals over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience the incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, including visiting Shasta, the cougar and mascot of UH. This weekend is also “Zoo Boo,” Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event. For more information, call 713-533-6500 or visit www.houstonzoo.org Cost: Children under 2 – FREE, Children (2-11) $10, Adults $14, Senior 65+ $7.50 Museum of Natural Science, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: 5800 Caroline Street Houston, TX 77030 Description: As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, the Museum houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center and a fascinating variety of permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and much more. For more information, please call 713-639-4629 or www.hmns.org Cost: Child Ticket $15, College Students with ID $15, Adult Ticket $20, Seniors (62+) $15 Special Exhibition (opens this weekend!): Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux This international exhibition brings together state-of-the-art digital technologies in order to make the visit interactive and unforgettable—simulators of human presence, virtual trips using the most advanced 3D projections, interactive terminals as well as multimedia and a model of the cave. You will then come face to face in a unique and unforgettable meeting with a Cro-Magnon family and observe the artists of Lascaux preparing their tools and then painting and engraving the walls of the cave. Korean Festival, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Discovery Green (public park located in downtown Houston near George R. Brown Convention Center) located at 1500 McKinney, Houston 77010 Description: 5th Annual Korean Festival showcasing Korean culture though the culinary uniqueness that is “Taste of Korea” and performers such as traditional Korean dancers, musicians, and Tae Kwon Do masters. For more information, visit www.koreanfestivalhouston.com. Cost: Free East End Street Fest, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Where: East End Esplanade at 2600 Navigation Boulevard, Houston, TX 77003 Description: A celebration of art, music, and heritage in the East End. During the day, the event will feature two stages with more than 15 bands playing music of various genres. Late in the evening, the festival will transform the street into a block party that features DJs and festive evening entertainment. For more information, visit www.eastendstreetfest.com. Cost: $7, children under 12 free


Annual ZiegenBock Music Festival, starts at 2:00pm Where: Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX 77064 Description: The day-long Texas music event will feature performances by The Randy Rogers Band, Kip Moore, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Chris Knight, Blue Edmondson, and many more. For more information, visit www.ziegenbockfestivalhouston.com. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Additional Family Activities: Children's Museum of Houston 1500 Binz Street Houston, TX 77004 www.cmhouston.org Rated the #1 children's museum's in the nation, has tons of activities good for children 12 and under. Space Center Houston/NASA 1601 NASA Road One Houston TX www.spacecenter.org The official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like to walk in space or land on the moon. The Galleria 5085 Westheimer Rd. Houston TX www.simon.com/mall/the-galleria If you're into shopping, this is your place! Texas is known for doing everything bigger, and the Galleria is the biggest shopping center in the state.


Getting Game Day Ready What to Expect at the Family Tailgate Enjoy a family-oriented tailgate experience in the Lynn Eusan Park located to the right of the UH Hilton directly in front of Cougar Village I and II. We will provide traditional tailgate food as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Feel free to bring games, cards or anything else as this is a great time to socialize and cheer on the UH team before the big game! This event is open to ALL Family Weekend participants and is not dependent on you attending the game. UH Alumni Game-Watching Party If you are not planning on going to the game, UH fans are invited to the following locations to cheer on the Coogs! Watch Party closest to UH campus in Houston Mid-town area 1910 Bagby Street. Special prices on beverages, wings and sliders. 5810 Beverly Hill. Special prices on beverages and hot dogs.

Getting to Reliant Stadium Driving directions (from Campus Recreation and Wellness Center):  Go West on University Drive toward Calhoun Rd (going towards campus)  Take 1st left onto Calhoun Road (UH Hilton College is on the corner)  Stay straight to go onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  Turn right onto Old Spanish Trail (will stay on this for about 5 miles)  Turn left onto Kirby Drive  Reliant Stadium is on the left at 8400 Kirby Dr. UH Shuttle Buses Shuttle pick up and drop off will be located at the University Center circle drive located across the street from the Family Game Day Celebration. Only individuals wearing their Family Weekend wristband will be allowed on the bus to and from the game. Shuttle service to the stadium will begin running three hours prior to the game and cease at kickoff.


Shuttle service returning back to campus will begin at the start of the third quarter and will continue for 30 minutes following the game. STADIUM PARKING Parking lot gates open four hours prior to kickoff. Reliant Stadium parking lots close one hour after the completion of the game. Cash parking is available for $10 day of game in the following lots: North Kirby Red Lot (2, 4, 5), South Kirby Blue Lot (20-27) and the Westridge Green Lot (28-29) Student parking is located in the purple McNee Lot for $5 for the first 900 vehicles with UH Student ID. Once the purple McNee Lot is filled, students will be able to park in general public parking areas, however the parking price will not be discounted for students. Due to limited student parking, carpooling and early arrival are strongly encouraged. HANDICAP PARKING will be directed to the nearest handicap space upon entering lot. Handicap parking is $10 for cash parking. The person possessing the Texas Disabled Person Parking placard or plate must also be in the vehicle to park in a space reserved for guests with disabilities.


Family Weekend 2013 Schedule