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Parent & Family Day

TCNJ Parent & Family Day is taking place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Come for a fun-filled day of informational sessions, activities, and events!

Registration & Schedule

Click the links on the right to register for Parent & Family Day and view the schedule.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 11:59PM! If you did not get a chance to register, there will be a walk-in table available at check-in.

Parking will be available in Lots 5, 6 and 7.

Schedule

Check-in

Check in, grab a schedule with your admission sticker, and fuel up with complimentary coffee and hot tea. Looking for breakfast before kicking off the day? Traditions and Fresh Pride Cafe in the BSC are open starting at 9:00am.


9:00am-3:00pm. BSC Atrium.

Conversation with President Foster

Following a brief interview by Sean Stallings, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, President Kathryn A. Foster will open the floor to answer questions from members of the audience.


10:00am-11:00am. BSC 100E. 

Children’s Book Reading

Bring the little ones to TCNJ’s Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, to enjoy some books read by our School of Education students! Sponsored by Barnes & Noble.


11:00am-12:00pm; 12:00pm-1:00pm. Barnes & Noble in Campus Town.

Campus Highlights Tour​

Check out the highlights of our campus in this condensed 30-minute tour by a TCNJ Ambassador! Tours leave every 15 minutes with the last tour leaving at 1:30pm. Sponsored by the Office of Admissions.


11:00am-1:30pm. BSC Information Desk.

Brunch/Lunch​

Mix and mingle with other families while enjoying an all-you-care-to-eat brunch/lunch at TCNJ’s premiere dining experience for$9.28 per guest (cash, credit or student meal points). The winning recipe from our Family Cookie Recipe Competition will be featured here!


11:00am-2:00pm. The Atrium at Eickhoff.

College Choir Concert

Come hear TCNJ’s College Choir, made up of students from across the campus, perform three pieces: Modimo (South Africa); Bring me Little Water Sylvie (American Folk Song); I Sing Because I’m Happy, (Gospel). Other performances from schools within the Ewing community will occur throughout the morning from 10:30am to 12:30pm in partnership with Community Fest. 


11:15am-11:30am. Steps of Trenton Hall.

Then & Now Photo Tour​

The ever-changing face of TCNJ: Experience a photo tour and learn about the evolution of the campus you know today as TCNJ! A special “call out” to our Legacy Families who attended TCNJ/TSC. All are invited to hear the answer to “Didn’t there used to be something else here?” Sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement.


11:30am-12:30pm. BSC 225.

Chalk Couture Event

Come make your own crafts during our Chalk Couture event with $10 grab and go crafts for the whole family! While supplies last. Sponsored by Barnes & Noble.


12:00-5:00pm. Barnes & Noble Cafe in Campus Town.

TCNJ Women’s Soccer​

Watch the Lions take on NJAC rivals Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders! Be sure to check-in at BSC during the day to receive your Parent & Family Day sticker for free admission!


TCNJ Lions vs. Rutgers-Newark, ​1:00pm. Lions Stadium.

TCNJ Field Hockey

Cheer on the Lions as they take on the Salisbury Sea Gulls! Be sure to check-in at BSC during the day to receive your Parent & Family Day sticker for free admission!


TCNJ Lions vs. Salisbury, 1:00pm. Field Hockey & Women’s Lacrosse Complex.

Employability, Internships, & Professional Education Outcomes​

Gain an understanding of the Employers and graduate/professional schools our Alumni choose, specifically from each of the seven TCNJ Schools. This session will highlight what family members can do to support their student in career readiness while providing resources and opportunities in which your student can engage. Sponsored by the ​Office of Career & Leadership Development.


1:00pm-2:00pm. BSC 100E.

Rita’s with Roscoe!​

Enjoy complimentary Rita’s Italian Ice with your family and snap a picture with Roscoe the Lion, TCNJ’s official mascot! While supplies last. In addition, members of our Parent & Family Association Executive Board will be available to chat about their TCNJ experience.


2:00pm-3:00pm. BSC 225E.

Global Engagement & Your Student’s Major​

Learn more about all of the global engagement opportunities offered from TCNJ staff and students. Sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement. 


2:30pm-3:15pm. BSC 225W.

Family Bingo​

Enjoy some family friendly competition over Bingo! This program will be split into two sessions. Feel free to attend one or both! Sponsored by Student Government.


2:30pm-3:30pm; 3:30pm-4:30pm. BSC 100.

Dinner on Your Own​

Experience TCNJ’s award winning dining hall, The Atrium at Eickhoff, for $10.82 per guest (cash, credit or student meal points), enjoy Traditions, the restaurant in the Brower Student Center, dine at Campus Town or check out one of the many surrounding restaurants in the Ewing area!


5:00pm-7:00pm.

Family Game Night​

Enjoy Family Game Night with a variety of board games, life size games, and a chance to win TCNJ apparel and other big prizes throughout the night. Stop by anytime between 6:30pm and 9:30pm to play! Sponsored by RECreate Your Night!


6:30pm-9:30pm. Recreation Center.

Additional Activities

Photo Scavenger Hunt

​All day. Capture your time at Parent & Family Day and show off your photography skills! Post your photos on social media to compete fora prize! More information can be found at Check-In.


Barnes & Noble​

10:00am-7:00pm. Campus Town.

Offering 20% off one school spirit item! Enjoy menu items from the Barnes & Noble Cafe, proudly serving Starbucks coffee,pastries and sandwiches.Community Fest​,​​10:00am-4:00pm. Various Outdoor Locations. This is a joint celebration of Ewing Township and TCNJ. Come check out inflatables, live music, crafters, vendors and food trucks!For more information, visit: ​communityfest.tcnj.edu


PiYo with Emily

9:00am-10:00am. Rec Center, Dance Room.

Student taught recreation class. Free of charge.


Banner Signing

9:00am-4:00pm. BSC Atrium.

Sign the banner with a note for your student(s) to remember the day!


Pump Up the Pulse with Corinne

10:00am-11:00pm. Rec Center, Dance Room.

Student taught recreation class. Free of charge.


Community Fest

10:00am-4:00pm. Various Outdoor Locations.

This is a joint celebration of Ewing Township and TCNJ. Come check out inflatables, live music, crafters, vendors and food trucks! For more information, visit: communityfest.tcnj.edu


Barre with Laura

11:00am-12:00pm. Rec Center, Dance Room.

Student taught recreation class. Free of charge.


TCNJ Art Gallery

11:00am-2:00pm. Art & Interactive Multimedia Building.

Visit the Art Gallery to check out their Fall exhibition displaying artwork created by the TCNJ community!


Sarnoff Collection​

11:00am-2:00pm. Roscoe West Hall, Second Floor.

The Collection, named after David Sarnoff, a renowned pioneer in radio and television, comprises over 6,000 artifacts that document major developments in communication and electronics in the 20th century.


Yoga with Daniela

1:00pm-2:00pm. Rec Center, Dance Room.

Student taught recreation class. Free of charge.All events, times and locations are subject to change.


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