2021 Parent & Family Weekend

Authored By: dies0044 09/17/2021

Join us for the 2021 Parent & Family Weekend on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9

This event is intended to bring families together while providing a sneak peek at the UMR student experience.

This year’s event will include music from Luke LeBlanc, a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter, trolley rides, a comedian juggler and more!

2021 Parent & Family Weekend Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 8

  • 4 - 5:30 p.m. Meet & Greet with live music from Luke LeBlanc - The Nest, 318 1st Ave SW Rochester, MN

Saturday, October 9  

  • 9 - 10 a.m. Dr. Q, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, Q&A - room 417 University Square, 111 S Broadway Rochester, MN
  • 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Welcome session and refreshments - room 417 University Square, 111 S Broadway Rochester, MN
  • 11 a.m. Trolley Tour of Rochester - Pick up location: University Square 111 S Broadway
    • There will be two Trolley Tours of Rochester. If you RSVP'd for this, you will receive an email with your designated Trolley Tour of Rochester time.
    • The first tour will begin at 11 a.m.
    • The second tour begins at 12 p.m.
    • Feel free to enjoy lunch before or after. 
  • 11 a.m. Trolley ride to Sekapp Orchard - Pick up location: University Square 111 S Broadway
    • Trolley's will depart and pick up every 20 minutes. 
    • The last trolley will leave Sekapp's Orchard at 1:00 p.m.
    • Given high demand for the Sekapp Orchard trolley, you are more than welcome to drive to the orchard, allowing you additional time to explore. The Sekapp Orchard is a short drive from campus. Directions to Sekapp’s.
  • 1 p.m. Lunch on your own. Explore downtown Rochester.
  • 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Entertainment - Comedian Juggler: Marcus Monroe - room 417 University Square, 111 S Broadway Rochester, MN
  • 6:00 p.m. Roller Disco - Peace Plaza, Rochester MN
  • 7:05 p.m. Rochester Grizzlie's Hockey Game - Purchase tickets - 21 Elton Hills Dr, Rochester MN

For planning purposes we’d love to hear from you on which events you plan to attend. Please complete the RSVP Form at your earliest convenience.

Eat and Drink
While you’re visiting Rochester, explore the downtown area and dining options.

Looking for hotel accommodations? 

Hotel Indigo located next to campus in downtown Rochester has a Good Neighbor Rate for UMR Family & Friends: $98 for a single queen bed and $109 for two queen beds.

Other hotel accommodations:
Double Tree
Hilton Garden Inn

Discover additional parent and family resources on the Parent and Family webpage.