Family Day offers exciting events

September 10, 2013

Family Day Bed RacesMake plans to attend Southern Arkansas University’s Family Day activities on Saturday, September 21, where you can witness one of the world’s most unique college traditions – SAU’s Annual Bed Races.

This year’s event is the 33rd installment of the colorful and exciting SAU Residence Hall Association sponsored races, which pits two teams of five on a narrow strip of road with decorated beds hoisted up on bicycle tires. Four members of each team push the beds at harrowing speeds while the fifth brave and helmeted soul holds on, wishing all the while he or she would have stayed inside and studied.Family Day fan

If you still need an adrenaline rush after the bed race, enjoy the rest of the Family Day activities, which includes the Annual Great Greek Canoe Races at the SAU duck pond, Mulegating at the Welcome Center and a free family picnic, pep rally and the day concludes with the Mulerider football team taking on Southwestern Oklahoma State University 6 p.m. at Wilkins Stadium.

The complete schedule for the 2013 Family Day is as follows:

  • Organization Fair (SAU Duck Pond)
    • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • RHA 33rd Annual Bed Races (Crescent Drive)
    • 1 p.m.Family Day canoe races
  • Family Reception (Fincher Hall)
    • 2 p.m.
  • Annual Great Greek Canoe Races (SAU Duck Pond)
    • 3 p.m.
  • Mulegating/Free Family Picnic (Welcome Center lawn)
    • 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Pep Rally (Welcome Center lawn)
    • 5:00-5:30 p.m.Family Day parent looking on
  • Mulerider Football (SAU vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State University)
    • 6:00 p.m.

Family Day is one of the first events each academic year on SAU’s loaded activities calendar. These campus events not only offer students an exciting outlet from their studies and other academic endeavors, but they welcome the regional community and members of the Mulerider family onto campus.

The diverse academic offerings as well as the out-of-class activities provide SAU students with the complete college experience. To find out more, visit www.SAUmag.eduFamily Day football


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