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Family Weekend 2021 

Friday, Sept. 24 - Sunday, Sept. 26

Attention all Niagara families! 

Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to have family members visit Monteagle Ridge for a weekend filled with fun events for you to enjoy.

Enjoy activities as a family both on campus and in the community as we celebrate everything that is Niagara University.

Details of Family Weekend 2021 are listed below. Please click on the Registration link on the right to sign up! 

During Family Weekend 2021 all persons, regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask when inside all campus buildings. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Campus Activities at 716.286.8510. We love our "Purple Parents & Families!"

Friday, September 24

Food Trucks - 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Outside the Gallagher Center

Enjoy a fun, mind-blowing evening!  Start your evening by enjoying a meal at one of our featured area food trucks in the Gallagher Center parking lot. Make sure you also submit a picture while you’re there to get your very own customized photo coaster!

After dinner head to the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons for one of two performances by professional mentalist Michael C. Anthony!

Mentalist Michael C. Anthony - 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. - Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons addition

Mentalist Michael C. Anthony - 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. - Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons addition

They say that the mind is a terrible thing to waste but who says you can’t tamper with it? Michael C.  Anthony’s mentalism show “Throwing Thoughts” is a mind-boggling, interactive experience that will make you gasp in awe. Michael will read the minds of complete strangers. He will tell people their birth date, the amount of money in their pocket and he will predict future events months in advance that will happen on our  campus. He will even read the thoughts of your friend in another state with your cell phone. Impossible? Think again!

Colleges across the nation have nominated Michael C. Anthony Entertainer of the Year 7 times by Campus Activities Magazine. He has been seen on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. You may only attend one performance. Performance times are 6:30pm and 8:30pm in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons addition.

Late Nite Niagara - Open Skate - 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Dwyer Arena

Ice skating is “cool” again! Have the family participate in Niagara’s Late Nite Niagara series! One of the student’s favorite events is Open Skate at Dwyer! You are encouraged to bring your own ice skates! Free skate rental is available on a limited basis.  Pizza and refreshments available. Fun for all ages!

Saturday, September 25

Brunch - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons

Saturday Afternoon Activities

Enjoy events in our surrounding community, and come support our teams!

  • 35th annual NYPA Wildlife Festival 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Niagara Power Authority (adjacent to NU)
  • Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Center Street, Lewiston, NY. (Ride the Discover Niagara Shuttle)!
  • Discover Niagara Shuttle – Free shuttle to historic Lewiston, Youngstown and Niagara Falls.

Discover Niagara Shuttle stop is outside of the Castellani Art Museum, Vincentian Circle.  http://www.discoverniagarashuttle.com/

  • Women’s Club Rugby vs. University of Rochester - 10 a.m. - Niagara Field
  • NU Women’s Volleyball vs. Quinnipiac – 1 p.m. – Gallagher Center Gymnasium
  • Men’s Club Rugby vs. Buffalo State - Time TBD - Niagara Field

Casino Night - 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons addition

Casino Night - 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons addition
  • Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Casino gaming will begin at 7 p.m. and end at approximately 9 p.m.  Raffle to take place immediately following.
  • Participate in casino games like Black Jack, Slots, and Poker.
  • A variety of food options will be available, as well as a cash bar.
  • There will also be other family-friendly activities to enjoy!

Fun casino games and entertainment for all ages! Enjoy games of chance from 7-9 p.m. The more you win, the more chances you will earn for the prize raffle held at the end of the evening! Prizes include donations from many area businesses and of course plenty of NU swag! For entertainment purposes only, no cash exchanged. During the evening enjoy live music from professional musician and Niagara alumnus Zak Ward! A caricature artist will also be available! A great night of fun and excitement with other students and families!

Prices:                   $10 each - NU Students & Children 10 & Under

                             $20 each - Family Members & Friends

Sunday, September 26

Eucharistic Liturgy - 11 a.m. - Alumni Chapel

Women's Volleyball vs. Fairfield - 12 p.m. - Gallagher Center Gym