Family Day Schedule 



signature events

Family Day Jazz Brunch

Location: Chambers Dining Hall

9:30AM - 11:30AM

Don't miss your chance to hear live music provided by the Tech Musical Theater and Tech Jazz Ensemble. Savor the Creole-inspired brunch at Chambers Cafeteria.  Students with a meal plan will use their student ID for admission to the meal, and family members (or students without meal plans) eat free compliments of Student Affairs.

Family Day Mountain Bike Ride (with RVOORC)   

Location: Old Post Park  {}


For those that like to get out on the trails on your bike, this is a perfect opportunity.  Join with members of the local club, River Valley Ozark Off Road Cyclists and your student to hit one of the trails at Old Post Park located here in Russellville.  (Participants need to provide their own bike)

family Day MT. Nebo hike   

Location: Mt. Nebo Visitor Center {}

11:30AM - 2PM

The Office of Campus Recreation will be on hand at the visitors center atop Mt. Nebo to help you best enjoy the trails of the mountian.  Pick a trail you like and head out, or join our staff and students to hike the famous Rim Trail.  Either way we will have maps, snacks, and water ready for you.  (NOTE: The guided Rim Trail hike will begin at 12noon.  This is a 3.5 mile hike, labeled as 'moderately difficult' and will take about 3 hours.)  

family day Caricature Sketches   

Location: BazTech

12:00PM - 3:00PM

"Impossibly, freakish fast" is the motto of the professional caricature artists that will be on hand to create you a custom one-of-a kind hand drawn portrait of you and your student on Family Day.


Tech Bands & Choirs Concert                                                                                                                               

Location: Tucker Coliseum 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make plans to attend the Tech Bands and Choirs Family Day Concert in Tucker Coliseum. Tech Alum Larry Roberts and his staff have teamed with band and choir faculty to build a unique event featuring Tech Choirs, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Arkansas’ Band of Distinction, and the audio and video expertise of RedBea Productions.

Explore Campus

Barnes & Noble Arkansas Tech - Bookstore                                                                                                      

Location: Young Building 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Stadium Apparel Store, inside Thone Stadium

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take advantage of great deals and spend some time picking up the latest Arkansas Tech gear!

Arkansas Tech University Museum                                                                                                                    

Location: Techionery Building 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get a glimpse into Arkansas Tech's past and be excited about Tech's future. From Wonder Boys to Presidents, there are three different galleries and six different collections documenting Tech's history. 


EXPLORE our community 

Downtown Russellville -                                                                                                                    

Take this opportunity to head downtown to visit our shops, restaurants, and to just explore historic downtown Russellville.   

Mt. Nebo State Park  -                                                                                     

Head up the mountain to take a stroll on one of trails, go for a mountian bike ride on the newly installed trail, or just to take in the beautiful views this vantage point offers.  

Petit Jean State Park -                                                                                            

Not too far down the road is this gorgeous state park.  Take the scenic drive and check out all that Mt. Petit Jean has to offer.  Check out the falls, the restaurant, the views, and the history of this signature Arkansas State Park. 



Family Day Tailgate                                                                  

Location: Crabaugh Hall Front Lawn 

3:00 PM - 5:45PM

Be one of the first 500 guests to pickup your free tailgate meal tickets and free football tickets! Come to the Parent & Family Relations tent at the tailgate where staff will be providing meal and game tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. (Ticket distribution begins at 3pm)


Face painting with ATU Spirit Squads                                                                  

Location: Crabaugh Hall Front Lawn 

3:00 PM - 4 PM

Bring the young ones over to the Parent & Family Relations tent to show their Tech spirit by having their face painted by one of the members of the Arkansas Tech Spirit Squads.


Wonder Boys Football Game-Arkansas Tech v. Ouachita Baptist

Location: Thone Stadium


Don't miss the action! The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys take the field against the OBU Tigers. Come help us cheer the Wonder Boys to victory in this Great American Conference battle!