George Fox University invites families to campus celebration Oct. 14-16

September 27th, 2016

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Family Weekend events include athletic contests, academic lectures, a campus tour, a tailgate dinner and a concert

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University invites families of current students to visit campus for a weekend of activities that include athletic contests, a tailgate dinner, music performances, a campus tour and academic lectures Oct. 14-16. Though families are welcome to visit their student any time during the academic year, this weekend is set aside for families and students to reconnect and have fun together.

The event begins on Friday with a series of academic lectures; a volleyball game against Whitworth; a special workshop session (“Recognizing Your Student’s Strengths”) put on by the career coaches in the school’s IDEA Center (career and academic counseling); a soccer game against Whitworth; and a Family Weekend concert featuring a combination of vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Saturday’s schedule includes women’s soccer and volleyball games in the afternoon, a tailgate dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., a football game against the University of Puget Sound at 7 p.m., and morning and afternoon campus tours that highlight how Scripture has impacted the meaning behind the places and buildings across campus. The weekend concludes with a breakfast on Sunday morning and a men’s soccer game against Whitman that afternoon.

This year’s Family Weekend celebration comes as the university recognizes its 125th anniversary. George Fox first opened its doors as Pacific University in September of 1891, when 15 students enrolled. In 2016, the school surpassed the 4,000-student enrollment mark for the first time in its history.

To register or learn more about Family Weekend, visit

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Megan Fisher
Associate Director of Parent Programs

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