Family & Friends Weekend

Join us on Friday, September 30, 2016 through Sunday, October 2, 2016 for our 4th annual Family and Friends Weekend.  This is a weekend for families and friends of Indiana Tech students to come see what their student calls home, where their student is creating a life and investing so much time and energy as they pursue their education.  It is meant to be a fun-filled day of experiencing different activities across campus. This weekend is in collaboration of our Indiana Tech Homecoming Weekend. Some of the Family and Friends Weekend events will intersect with some of the Homecoming Weekend events. This is purposefully constructed to give family and friends a peak into the lives of what it means to be a part of the Warrior Family.

Everyone is welcome, but we will ask that you pre-register for the day by September 23, 2015 so we know to expect you. Some events require pre-registration.

Registration is now closed.



Homecoming Kick Off Party: Party to the “Maximus”
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Schaefer Center

Come out and meet the 2016 Warrior Community. From Athletics to Student Organizations, experience ways to unleash your inner Warrior while embracing all the things Tech has to offer. Stick around after the rally for a party with live DJ and raffle prizes.


Family Check In
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Check in and receive an awesome swag bag for your family. Get the schedule of all the happenings for the weekend.

Warrior Tailgate
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Scully Square

Release your inner warrior by coming together and supporting your fellow classmates through many fun activities. We will have plenty of tailgating food with music, corn hole, dizzy bat races, tug of war and much more. Before taking the bus to the big game, show your warrior pride by dressing to the occasion, as we will be passing out free tech swag and being painted!

Warrior Athletics: Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Ferris State
Time: 8:30 p.m
Location: Parkview/SportONE Icehouse, Fort Wayne

Shuttle available from Indiana Tech starting at 7:45 p.m. Return shuttle following the end of the game.


Family Check In
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Check in and receive an awesome swag bag for your family. Get the schedule of all the happenings for the weekend.

Fall Family Fun
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Rec Center, Andorfer Commons

Features fall activities in the rec center for families and friends to participate. Pumpkin painting, fall-themed coloring and fall-themed refreshments will be available to all that come visit the rec center for some activities!

College Open Houses
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Locations around campus

Connect with faculty, students and alumni from Tech’s academic programs and learn what your fellow Warriors are doing today in the areas of engineering, business, education and more! While you’re at it, grab some coffee at the Kachmann Café courtesy of TechFresh Dining.

TECHnology 101 Series: Cunningham Business Center Art Tour
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lobby, First-floor, Cunningham Business Center

With the success of 2015’s art tour series, we have brought back this year’s art tour, which will feature artwork in Indiana Tech’s new Cunningham Business Center. Throughout the building, color and inspiration decorate the hallways for students and visitors to enjoy. On this tour, you will learn about the origin and stories behind some of the greatest pieces on display through all three floors of this state- of-the-art facility.

Party on the Square
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Scully Square, Andorfer Commons

Come down to Scully Square for an afternoon of fun activities! Join the warrior community for the first Party on the Square at homecoming. Highlighted events include:

  • BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)
  • Food Trucks (food will be available for purchase)
  • Live Music by The Bulldogs
  • Ice cream social
  • Corn hole tournament
  • Dunk Tank
  • Face painting
  • BYOS (Bring Your Own Sport)
  • Bingo (1:00 p.m. Start)

Warrior Athletics: Women’s Soccer vs. Lourdes University
Time: 12:00 p.m
Location: Warrior Athletic Field

Warrior Athletics: Women’s Volleyball vs. Sienna Heights
Time: 1:00 p.m
Location: Schaefer Center

Warrior Athletics Cookout
Time: 1:30 p.m
Location: Warrior Athletic Field Parking Lot

Warrior Athletics: Men’s Soccer vs. Lourdes University
Time: 3:00 p.m
Location: Warrior Athletic Field

TECHnology 101 Series: Engineering Highlights
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zollner Engineering Building, First floor lobby

In this TECH 101 tour, get a special look inside today’s Zollner Engineering Center. Highlights include an up-close look at Tech’s lab technology, how students are preparing for the workforce and, what special projects are taking place.

Olympics on the Lawn
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Andorfer Commons Patio

Join in some friendly Warrior competition and battle for bragging rights at this year’s Olympics on the Lawn. Hosted by the new Exercise Science Program at Tech!

We’ve Got the Magic with Frank Deville
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Magee O’Connor Theater, Andorfer Commons

All are welcome to join us for a family friendly magic show! Come and be amazed by the awesome magic of Frank Deville!

Casino Night
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Multi-Flex Theater, Academic Center

Indiana Tech’s department of Student Life is proud to host its annual Casino Night once again in the Multi-flex Theater for Family and Friends Weekend. The night is entirely free for students and their friends and families. Test your luck at actual Roulette, Blackjack, and many other tables with professional dealers for a variety of awesome prizes!


Faith Services Interfaith Worship Service
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Wegener Worship Center, Andorfer Commons

Meet in the Wegener Worship Center for a time a prayer and fellowship. Experience a time of reflection and thanks giving in your own way. Learn about Faith Services at Indiana Tech.

Pancake Breakfast
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Dining Hall, Andorfer Commons

Enjoy some delicious pancakes and other refreshments made by some of the Indiana Tech’s Student Organizations in the Andorfer Dining Hall!

More information

For more information on this event and attending, please call us at 260.422.5561, ext. 4223.