Family Weekend

Family Weekend is October 23-25, 2015

Your student has now comfortably settled into SSU daily life and is ready to share it with you! Since most families indicated they didn't want the obligation of following a strict schedule, we have located a variety of events for you to sample. No matter how you choose to spend your weekend we hope you'll take advantage of this time to build some special Seawolf memories and enjoy your student's home away from home.

Please email us at or call 707 664-2838.

Please register so we can reserve your parking spot!


Persons with disabilities: the University is committed to full access and reasonable accommodations for all. Please let us know if you or any of your guests have any special needs by contacting the Division of Student Affairs at 707-664-2838 or

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 23

12:30 pm     Men's and Women's Soccer vs. Cal State Stanislaus

Discounted tickets are $2.00, courtesy of SSU Athletics, and can be purchased here.

7:00 pm      The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents: Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party | Location:  TBA

Illinois schoolteacher Harmony Green has told her fourth grade class that Menard County's homegrown hero, Abraham Lincoln, was gay. When Honest Abe is "outed" in a reimagined Christmas pageant, controversy and chaos engulf the town. As things ensue, big-city reporters and Congressional candidates descend upon the countyand family skeletons are forced out of the closet. Top hats and beards abound in this hilarious, poignant, and timely look at prejudice past and present.

Tickets at the door or buy online. Free to SSU students with a current ID.

7:00 pm  Volleyball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills

Discounted tickets are $2.00, courtesy of SSU Athletics, and can be purchased here.

7:30pm   Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert Band | Location: Weill Hall

The ensemeble, under the direction of Dr. Andy Collinsworth, is comprised of SSU's top wind, brass, and percussion students. In addition to performing 4-6 concerts at Weill Hall, the Ensemble regularly performs on tour throughout California. Tickets at the door or buy online. Free to SSU students with a current ID.

Saturday, October 24

10:00 am  Brunch and Check-In | Location: The Commons

Pick up your welcome packet and enjoy brunch with Vice President for Student Affairs Matthew Lopez-Phillips and Provost Andrew Rogerson! Staff from other areas will also be available to answer questions and hear your suggestions and concerns. This is also a great time to connect with other parents and families. Brunch is $12.50 per person and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be available. Please purchase your tickets before 10/9/15 at the box office.

7:00 pm  Hypnotist Paul Ramsay | Location: The Cooperage

Since 2004 Paul Ramsey has entertained sell-out crowds with "Mind Games" the first truly interactive stage hypnotism show in the world. Mind Games allows the audience to control the show with remote controls and polling software. Everyone participates while directing the volunteer stage performers to react to the whim of the audience! To learn more about Paul please visit  There is no charge for this event presented by Campus Life Programming!

7:30 pm  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble | Location: Weill Hall

Based in London, the ensemble is arguably the best-known chamber orchestra in the world, beloved internationally for its superlative live performances and recordings of the Classical period.

Discounted tickets, courtesy of of the Green Music Center, and can be purchased here.

Sunday, October 25

11:30 am  Men's and Women's Soccer vs. Cal State East Bay

Discounted tickets are $2.00, courtesy of SSU Athletics, and can be purchased here.

Hotel Information

Hotels in Sonoma County are in high demand during the fall. Please see the Visit SSU page for information about local hotels and book early to guarantee room availability.


A one day parking pass will be provided to attendees who register before the 10/16/15 deadline. Visitors needing accessible parking may use any of the designated spaces on campus with a properly displayed state-issued placard or plate from any state.