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2023 Family & Friends Weekend

October 20-22, 2023

Greetings from Queens! We are so excited to have you join us this weekend and welcome you to our community. We hope that you enjoy your time with your Royal and get the chance to experience life here on campus and in the Queen City.


Family & Friends Weekend is free for our Royal Family, but we do ask that you register for the weekend. This provides us with a count for attendance and other needed information, such as if you are purchasing meals.

Meal Options:

  • All-you-can-eat breakfast – $10
  • All-you-can-eat lunch or one of our dining stations – $12
  • All-you-can-eat dinner or one of our dining stations – $14

T-shirts will be available for sale throughout the weekend.

2023 Schedule

Entrepreneurship Showcase
Hosted by Queens University Entrepreneur Club
This gathering for networking, inspiration, and collaboration showcases the diverse and transformative power of entrepreneurship of our Queens students. Items will be available for purchase.
1:00-4:00 p.m. | Queens Hall Terrace

Coffee and Careers
Hosted by the Vandiver Career Center
Parents and families play a vital role in a student’s career development. Stop by Vandiver Center for Career Development for a cup of coffee and to meet the staff focused on preparing your student for incredible professional futures.
2:30-4:30 p.m. | Knight Crane Hall, Suite 105

Fall Crafting and Goodies with the International Center
Hosted by the Pulliam Center for International Education
Join the PCIE for fall themed crafts and treats including hot chocolate and cider!
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Trexler Courtyard

Fall Festival
Hosted by the Campus Union Board
Fall is in the air. Experience the colors and crisp atmosphere at our annual fall festival which promises to have lots of fun, great experiences, and building memories.
4:00-6:00 p.m. | Residential Quad

Family Check-In
Hosted by Student Engagement
Members of Student Engagement will be available to answer questions, hand out meal tickets if you purchased meals from the dining hall, and sell $5 Family Weekend t-shirts – while supplies last.
4:00-7:00 p.m. | Levine Fitness Center

Men & Women’s Swim Meet vs. University of South Carolina
Hosted by Queens Athletics
You can cheer on our champion level swim teams as they compete against the University of South Carolina.
4:00 p.m. | Levine Center

Black Student Union Cookout
Hosted by the Black Student Union
Join the Black Student Union for a delightful family cookout filled with mouthwatering food and fun in the sun! This is an incredible way to build cherished moments together.
4:00-6:00 p.m. | Levine Center Lawn

Ghost Stories
Hosted by the Campus Union Board
Queens is full of haunted lore and ghost stories. Please join us for this spooky tour of our buildings with student guides and faculty/staff story tellers. The movie Halloween Town will also be showing on the Residential Quad.
7:00-9:00 p.m. | Residential Quad

Hosted by DICE, Student Engagement and the Vice President of Student Life
We want Queens families and students to come together for breakfast so we can get to know each other a little better. During this event, there will be opportunity to participate in conversation in Spanish to learn more about Queens.

Queremos que las familias y los estudiantes de Queens se unan en este evento social para que nos conozcamos un poco más. En este evento también estaremos participando de conversaciones en español para conocer un poco más sobre Queens.

Please register for this event!

9:00-10:30 a.m. | Rex’s Lair, HBO Resident Hall

Breakfast and Reflection: “Not to be served, but to serve.”
Hosted by the Chaplain’s Office
Come and learn more about how the Queens community serves guests and neighbors from Roof Above, and how you may volunteer for this service opportunity.
9:30 a.m. Breakfast & 10:00 a.m. Reflection on Service – Looking ahead to Room in the Inn | Belk Chapel

Graduate School Tabling Event
Hosted by the Queens Graduate School
You will get all the information you would need about our graduate school programs. Don’t miss this chance to see if one of our programs work for you.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Trexler Courtyard or Griggs Courtyard

Art Expo
Hosted by the Campus Union Board
You are invited to support this intentional effort to connect local artists with the Queens University community and to celebrate our local and student artists. Items will be available for sale.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Levine Center

Women’s Soccer Game vs Kennesaw State University
Hosted by Queens Athletics
Please support our Royals on the soccer field for this exciting match up in the ASUN conference. Tickets can be reserved at com/oct21.
1:00 p.m. | Queens Sports Complex on 2229 Tyvola Road

African Drum Circle
Hosted by DICE (Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement)
An African drum circle is a vibrant gathering where participants come together to create mesmerizing beats using traditional African drums and percussion instruments. This community, musical experience not only celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Africa but also fosters a deep sense of unity among those involved.
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Front of Belk Chapel


Queens is pleased to have partnered with three first-class hotels in the Charlotte area to be the preferred host hotels of the Royals.

More hotels near Queens University

Campus Map

For your reference, here’s a campus map of Queens!


All guests will park in the North Parking Deck. Entrance is located off of Wellesley Avenue. Parking is free for all Family Weekend guest.

Dining Hours

Young Dining Hall (All you can eat buffet)

Breakfast: 7:30-10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Mecklenburger (Custom burgers, chicken sandwiches, quesadillas, and more)

4:00-9:00 p.m.

Coffee House

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00-10:00 p.m.

Queens Campus Store

Be sure to stop by the university campus store in the Levine Center to pick up some Queens swag!

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

More Information

For more information, please contact Anita McGill (