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Family Weekend 2023

October 27th - October 29th, 2023

An opportunity for family members of Doane University students, faculty, and staff to fully immerse themselves in the culture of campus life and the Crete community.


Schedule of Events

October 27th
Time Event Location

5:00 PM

Ghosts of Gaylord (Sponsored by the Doane English Department) Gaylord Hall

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Open Rehearsal of "A Bright New Boise" (rated R), directed by Joel Egger Whitcomb Lee Conservatory

7:30 - 11:30 PM

Blue River Arts Council Social & Silent Auction for family members

The 1206
1206 Main Avenue
Crete, NE 68333

9:00 PM

Halloween Party for students (sponsored by the Student Programming Board)

Nyrop Hall, Perry Campus Center

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October 28th
Time Event Location

8:00 AM

Check-in Beige Desk
Perry Campus Center

9:00 AM

Meet and Greet East/West Dining
Perry Campus Center

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Campus Tours (Admissions/Ambassadors)

Perry Campus Center (start)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tailgate/BBQ (Sponsored by Alumni Relations)

Parking Lot C

1:00 PM

Football Game Memorial Stadium

5:00 PM

Soccer Game Memorial Stadium

6:00 PM

Family Dinner (Sponsored by Greek Life)

The Dining Hall

7:30 PM

Dessert/Cash Bar Social with Music Bingo (Sponsored by Communications Department)

Cassel Outdoor Theatre

7:30 PM

Women's Soccer Game

Memorial Stadium

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October 29th
Time Event Location

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Family Brunch (Sponsored by Student Congress) The Dining Hall

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Other Events and Activities for Families to Do

Family Scavenger Hunt (all day)
Discounted Golf At College Heights CC (50% off)- 1225 E 4th St, Crete, NE 68333.
Call (402) 826-4653 and mention Doane Family Weekend.
360 Photo Booth and other photo opportunities

Campus Bookstore- Open 10/28 from 10am-2pm, 10% discount available.
October 29th - time TBD- Doane Tigers at Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball- Exhibition Game at Pinnacle Bank Arena

Hotel Information

Make your reservations by Sept. 27th 2023 for a special Doane Family Weekend Rate!
Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest - 2500 Tamarin Ridge Road, Lincoln, NE
Fairfield Inn & Suites -
3015 Betten Drive Crete, Nebraska 68333


Contact Us

Brian Stutz, Director of Residential Life and Education

Brian Stutz - Director of Residential Life and Education

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Emily Hand, Assistant Director of Residence Life

Emily Hand - Assistant Director of Residence Life

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  • Registration is now closed for the 2023 Doane Family Weekend. Please email Emily Hand or Brian Stutz with questions.