Family Weekend 2019 Offers Maverick Magic and More

by EMMA GABBERT, CSU Public Relations Assistant


From the roar of the Lion King to the oohs of Maverick Magic to the shout outs during the popular Maverick version of The Price is Right, the annual Family Weekend festivities Nov. 1-3 offer students the opportunity to play host from their campus home.

A full slate of family-friendly activities is again planned for the weekend for welcoming families to campus. All students, faculty, and staff, as well as the community, are invited to join in the fun!

Nikki Stock, the Director of the New Student and Family Programs Office, comments on the purpose of family weekend and why students should encourage their families to come down to Minnesota State University, Mankato.

“It’s a great time for students to show their families around. Students have started to get familiar and comfortable with campus, so this is the perfect weekend for a family visit.”

– Nikki Stock, Director of the New Student and Family Programs Office

Among key events at this year’s Family Weekend is Family Weekend is A Night of Maverick Magic on Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena. The night will feature cirque style acts including aerialists, hoop jumps, and a special LED dance special.

On Saturday, back by popular demand is the Maverick version of “The Price is Right” game show offering students and families a chance at more than $2,000 in prizes. Three shows are scheduled in the CSU’s Ostrander Auditorium at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Seating is limited to 350 for each show. Reservations for free tickets can be made at

Other highlights of the weekend include theater showings of The Lion King, a Kid’s Carnival in Myers Field House, a 5K Fun Run and the Mavericks hosting intercollegiate diving, hockey and football contests.

Register for events and find out more at


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