Kids and Sibs Weekend

Kids & Sibs Weekend at the University of Saint Francis will bring together the kids and siblings of USF students, faculty and staff for a weekend of activities designed to show them what Cougar campus life is all about.

This year’s Kids & Sibs Weekend will take place April 21-22, 2017. A full schedule of activities are planned Friday night and all-day Saturday for commuter and residential students, faculty, staff and their important kids! Please note: Activities on Friday evening are geared toward older guests (14-18 years of age), while Saturday is geared toward younger guests (13 and under). See schedule below for more details.

Spend the Night: If you are a current USF student living in the residence halls with a kid or sib age 12 or older visiting, your guest is invited to spend Friday and Saturday night in the residence hall! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children under 12 years of age overnight. Please note: if you and your guest are not the same gender, you must find a friend of the guests’ gender to host him/her for the night.

RegistrationAll guests participating in any part of the weekend’s events must register via our Eventbrite page HERE

Any questions? Contact Katie Dwyer-Zeman, Director of Student Activities, at 260.399.7700 ext. 6741 or

Schedule of Events

§ Activities with this marking are geared toward ages 14-18 and their USF host
‡ Activities with this marking are geared toward ages 13 & under and their USF host

Friday, April 21

6:00 – 7:30 PM | Check-In for Friday Access & All Access Ticket Holders | Cougar Den
Do you have a ticket for Friday Access or All Access? If so, stop by the check-in table to fill out important paperwork and pick up goodies for your visit.

§ 7:30 – 9:30 PM | Friday Night Lights with SAC
The Student Activities Council (SAC) will be kicking off the weekend with outdoor games under the lights at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium, home of Saint Francis Cougar Football.

§ 10PM-midnight | Rock it with Residence Life! Details TBA
Excited to see what it’s like to live on campus? Start with a late-night ResLife experience. Check back for more details.

Saturday, April 22

§ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Campus Preview Day
If you’re a high school student looking for a meaningful campus visit, we’ve got just the thing for you. Visit for details and instructions on registering for this event.

9:45 – 11:30 AM | Check-In for Saturday Access Ticket Holders | Cougar Den
If you have a Saturday Access ticket, stop by the check-in table to fill out important paperwork and pick up goodies for your visit.

 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Painting & Pancakes | Cougar Den
Kick off the day with creativity! Led by a professional artist, all participants will be given a canvas and paint supplies to create a masterpiece. Enjoy a yummy pancake brunch while you’re at it! Hosted by Artists in Action.

 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Video Game Free 4 All | Cougar Den
Painting not your thing? Try your hand at video games!

12:00 – 1:30 PM | Service Project with Cougars Care | Details TBA
Hang with Cougars Care, our student service club, and make a difference!

‡ § 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Kids & Sibs Bowling | Crazy Pinz, 1414 Northland Blvd
Get your bowl on at this Fort Wayne Favorite! Unlimited bowling from 1:30-3:30 + shoe rental for anyone with a Saturday Access or All Access ticket. Note: you are responsible for making your own plans for transportation.

4:00 – 5:00 PM | Kidbucks Game Show | Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall
Be sure to catch this thrilling game show where members of the audience participate in wild and crazy games. Don’t miss out!

‡ § 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Dinner in Trinity Dining Hall
Experience dining on campus! This meal is included in Saturday Access and All Access Tickets.