East Stroudsburg University invites all ESU families to enjoy a weekend with us during our Warrior Family Weekend 2021.

Family weekend logo 2021, where warriors belongFamily Weekend is a campus-wide celebration in honor of parents, grandparents, and extended family that will take place from September 17 to 19, 2021.

This unique weekend experience will provide families with the opportunity to spend time together, explore the campus, behold the beautiful Pocono scenery, and experience the wealth of campus activities that are in store.

Families can discover more about life at ESU by participating in the Warrior Bash and athletic contests, a full-dome video and sound show at McMunn Planetarium, tour of the University’s Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History, Dansbury Commons dining, a classic car show, the Pocono Latin Fest, and so much more!

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, September 17
    Weekend's first events starting in the evening!
    Event Time Location
    Bookstore Hours 9a.m.-6 p.m. University Center
    Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History 6-8p.m. Warren E. ’55 & Sandra Hoeffner Science & Technology Center - Lower Level
    McMunn Planetarium Shows 6:15 p.m.
    6:45 p.m.
    7:15 p.m.
    7:45 p.m.
    Warren E. ’55 & Sandra Hoeffner Science & Technology Center - Lower Level
    Drag Bingo (PG-13) featuring Drag Queen callers and comdey by Sharon Ann Husbands and Carol Ann Carol Ann. 7-9p.m. Main Quad

    PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

  • Saturday, September 18
    A celebrate the day with kids activities, fun programs, and sporting events featuring ESU Football vs. Mercyhurst University, Saturday, 1:05pm!
    Event Time Location
    Family Weekend Welcome Station 9a.m.-11a.m. University Center Walkway
    Classic Car Show presented by the Monroe County Cruizers 9a.m.-1 p.m. College Circle
    Bookstore Hours 10 a.m.-6p.m. University Center
    Family Legacy Pinning Ceremony 10a.m.-Noon Main Quad under Tent
    Esports Room Ribbon Cutting & Tour 10:30-10:45a.m. Mattioli Recreation Center
    Esports Room Open Play
    & Game Challenges on PC, Xbox and Switch (Games ESRP Rated: T for Teen)
    10:45a.m.-1 p.m. Mattioli Recreation Center
    Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History 10a.m.-3p.m. Warren E. ’55 & Sandra Hoeffner Science & Technology Center - Lower Level
    McMunn Planetarium Shows 9:30 a.m.
    10:30 a.m.
    11:30 a.m.
    12:30 p.m.
    1:30 p.m.
    2:30 p.m.
    Warren E. ’55 & Sandra Hoeffner Science & Technology Center - Lower Level
    Field Hockey vs Lindenwood University 11a.m. Whitenight
    Create Lab Family Project 11a.m.- 1p.m. Stroud Hall 107
    Residential Colleges Open Houses:
    College of Education and College of Business & Management
    11a.m.- 1p.m. Lenape Hall – College of Education
    Laurel Hall - College of Business
    ESU Football vs. Mercyhurst University 1:05p.m.
    Gate open at 11 a.m.
    Eiler-Martin Stadium
    Warrior Bash - Family fun for everyone featuring sand art, stuff-a-plush, & inflatables, and more. 3-5p.m. Main Quad
    First Generation Family Reception with the President Registration 4-4:45 p.m. Warren E. ’55 & Sandra Hoeffner Science & Technology Center Auditorium
    Women’s Soccer vs Mansfield 7p.m. Eiler-Martin Stadium
    Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) - Please bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the show. 8p.m. Main Quad
    T Rating: Games in the offered in the Esports room are rated ERSB Teen and below and generally suitable for ages 13 & up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
    PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children.
  • Sunday, September 19
    Conclude the weekend by getting gear and experiencing a cultural celebration in the Poconos!
    Event Time Location
    Bookstore Hours 10a.m.-1p.m. University Center
    Pocono Latin Fest Noon-6p.m. Rugby Field/Pit Parking lot

If you are interested in making hotel reservations for the weekend, view information on local lodging.

For assistance or special accommodations, please contact jakob@esu.edu or (570) 422-3291. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, services for physical, cognitive, visual or auditory assistance.

Contact Us

For more information on Family Weekend, please contact Joe Akob at jakob@esu.edu or (570) 422-3394.

Contact Information

Campus Address
University Center
(570) 422-3394
Title of Department Leader
Executive Director Student Activity Association, Inc.
Joe Akob