family day 

Family Day Events

8-9 a.m. 

Green & Gold 5K Run/Walk, Tucker Coliseum 

Kick off Tech Family Day 2013 with a cool River Valley morning run/walk, and a splash of Green & Gold! The 5K run/walk will begin at Tucker Coliseum and traverse through the tree-lined landscape of the Tech campus.  This event is designed to bring together friends, family, and the community!  Free to all Tech ID holders.  Non-ID holders make a $20 donation to Arkansas Tech University Foundation. 

Please complete the following documents and return them as soon as possible. 

8-10 a.m. 

Golf Outing, Russellville Country Club
$30 per golfer 

Enjoy a round of golf with your student and family members at Russellville Country Club.  Tee times available every 10 minutes.  Russellville Country Club is offering the discounted rate of $30 per golfer, which includes cart rental.  To schedule your tee time, please call 479-968-1139, choose option 3 and mention Tech Family Day!

10-11:30 a.m. 

Jazz Brunch, Baz-Tech
Receive your button for free football game admission 

Visit Baz-Tech and enjoy a N'awlins-style brunch featuring beignet waffles, jambalaya strata, muffuletta bites and omelets cooked to order while enjoying the southern sounds of Sean Reed and the Tech Jazz Ensemble, and the students of Music Theatre Workshop, under the direction of Ken Futterer and Holly Ruth Gale.  This event is the perfect way to begin eating your way through Family Day 2013! Special Family Day 2013 buttons will be given out for free football game admission!

Noon-3 p.m. 

Outdoor Games for Tech Family & Friends, Hindsman Tower

You can work off brunch by participating in the following activities:

  • Birdie Golf
  • Baggo
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Ladder Ball
Noon-3 p.m. 

“Dreams & Disasters” Charcoal Art Exhibit, Norman Hall Art Gallery 

Enjoy the charcoal works of David Bailin and refreshments at the Norman Hall Gallery of Art.

1-3 p.m. 

Open House, Ross Pendergraft Library 3rd Floor 

The 17th Annual Tech Open House will be held on the 3rd floor of the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center.  High school seniors and juniors, non-traditional freshmen, transfer students, high school counselors and undeclared students currently on our campus, as well as families, are all invited to attend.  For more information visit

1-3 p.m. 

Sand Volleyball, Turner Hall

Bring a team and enjoy a game or two of sand volleyball in the pit north of Turner Hall, and hosted by 2008 Gulf South Conference championship team alumna Dana Florian-Tribble. 

Please complete the following documents and return them as soon as possible.

1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Alumni Reception Recognizing Alumni Scholarship Recipients

Visit with other alumni and help congratulate our Alumni Scholarship recipients and their families at Baz-Tech.

3-6 p.m. 

Tech Family & Friends Tailgating, Centennial Plaza

Enjoy brisket, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and beverages at Centennial Plaza, outside Thone Stadium.  As you continue to eat your way through Family Day 2013, you may also enjoy:

  • Cotton Candy
  • Snow Cones
  • Face Painting
  • Photo Booth
5:30 p.m. 

Spirit Rally, Centennial Plaza 

Get ready for the game with Tech's Band of Distinction and Tech Spirit Squads!

6 p.m. 


Wonder Boys vs. SAU, Thone Stadium 



2013 Family Day Party at the Plaza Photos

2013 Family Day Jazz Brunch Photos


2012 Family Day Party at the Plaza Photos

2012 Family Day Jazz Brunch Photos