Schedule below reflects Loras College Family Weekend 2014. Family Weekend 2015 schedule to be posted soon.
Friday, October 31

5:15 p.m.

Vigil Mass for Feast
of All Saints

Christ the King Chapel
Join us to start the weekend celebration! All families and faith traditions are welcome.

7:00 p.m.
“Ghosts and Goblins in the Winter Sky”
Heitkamp Planetarium
Admission is free; no ticket or reservation required
Throughout history, ancient people envisioned cultural and religious significance to stars and constellations; their mythological stories tell us much about their early beliefs of the cosmos. Join us as we connect the different constellations in our winter night sky with the cultures whose mythologies have been passed down for thousands of years and due to the occasion we will emphasize the spooky ones! (Presenters: Clairee Schneider, Amanda Elsen)

8:00 p.m.
Tessa and Jeff Evason, Mentalist Duo
Marie Graber Ballroom, Alumni Campus Center

Admission is free; no ticket or reservation required
Join the Loras College Activities Board with “Entertainment You’ll Never Forget!” Tessa and Jeff Evason are world famous mentalist duos. You will experience mind-blowing feats of ESP and Second Sight that’ll have you buzzing long after the show ends. Everyone who participates will be absolutely floored when Tessa reveals their birth date, a serial number on any bill in their wallet or even the name of the first person they ever kissed - all while standing blindfolded on stage. Her intuitive gifts will make you gasp with surprise and maybe even unleash a spooked-out shriek! The Evasons consistently deliver an interactive entertainment experience that has audience members sitting on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
Saturday, November 1

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Loras College Barnes & Noble Bookstore - open

Academic Resource Center

10:00 a.m.
Parent Information Session
Mary Alexis Room, Alumni Campus Center

Members of the Loras College administrative team will be present to provide a campus update as well as answer any
questions you may have. We encourage parents to attend this informative session.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Tailgate
Smyth Turnaround
(between Smyth Hall and Alumni Campus Center)
Enjoy outdoor lunch, free snacks, activities, inflatables, live music and chances to win Loras College prizes with your fellow Duhawk family members. Lunch can be purchased at the tailgate as follows: Adults $6.75, Children age 10 and under $5.00, Students $6.75 or a meal swipe.

1:00 p.m.
Loras vs. University of
Dubuque Football Game
Rock Bowl Stadium

Support your Duhawk football team as they take on the University of Dubuque! Adult: $6; Age 55 and over $5; Students (kindergarten through college) $3; age five and under is free; Loras faculty, staff and students free with Loras ID.

4:30 p.m.
Vigil Mass: Feast of All Souls
Christ the King Chapel

Remembrance of all the deceased members of both the Loras community and your own personal family members.

7:30 p.m.
Dessert Pops Concert
Marie Graber Ballroom, Alumni Campus Center

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. All unclaimed reserved seats will be released at 7:15 p.m.,
sorry, no refunds
Loras Choirs present their annual fundraising event. Proceeds from this concert make it possible for our students to continue to provide Loras College and the greater Dubuque community with high quality concerts and assist the students in touring. Come for an entertaining evening featuring our students performing selections from Musical Theatre and the Great American Songbook while you enjoy dessert. Reservations and payment required by October 20. This event is well attended, so advance reservations are REQUIRED. No refunds will be issued for this fundraising event. Reservations will be held under your name at the door. Questions may be directed to Dr. Bruce Kotowich at (563) 557-4096.

Pricing information follows:
DESSERT POPS – There are no tickets issued for this event; reservations will be held under your name at the door.
  • Choir/Jazz Band Students performing No Charge – performers will not be seated so  please do not include in reservation
  • Loras Students who are NOT performing $5 per person
  • Children age 10 and under $10
  • All other Adults & Children over age 10  $15 - Ticket purchasing has closed - contact student life at 563.588.7206 with any outstanding questions or concerns.
Sunday, November 2

10:00 a.m.
Special Family Weekend Mass: Feast of All Souls
Christ the King Chapel

Come celebrate with your family and the Loras community. Mass will include a special family blessing, and members of the Loras Chamber Singers and Bella Voce will provide great music for this special celebration of family! We will also remember all the deceased members of both the Loras community and your own personal family members. All faith traditions are welcome. Family Weekend brunch will follow. Join us to see why worship at Loras is so inspiring!

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Loras College Barnes & Noble Bookstore - open

Academic Resource Center

11:30 a.m.
Family Brunch
Marie Graber Ballroom, Alumni Campus Center

RESERVATIONS REQIURED – sorry, no refunds
Bring the entire family and help us celebrate the conclusion to Family Weekend with a delicious brunch. Music will be provided by the Speedbumps, and we invite you to have some fun with our family photo booth. We will honor the Parent /Guardian of the Year as well as present the Father John Naumann Award. The Naumann Award is presented to a faculty or staff member who has provided exemplary service to students. Brunch will be served following the Campus Liturgy.
  • Reservations and payment required by October 20. Please register early as this event will sell out.
  • Brunch tickets must be picked up by your student in the Student Life Office during regular office hours – you will receive an email confirmation that your tickets are available.
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Must present ticket to be admitted.
  • We regret we are unable to refund payments.
FAMILY BRUNCH TICKETS – Your student will receive an email when your pre-purchased tickets are ready to be picked up.


Print Brochure, Hotel Listing, and Registration Form(pdf)
Please Register by October 20th
Feel Free to Contact Us if You Have Questions or Concerns:
(563) 588-7206

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