Barry McNamara  |  Published September 14, 2022

Family Weekend, Sept. 16-18

Highlights include a concert, home athletic events, a cookout, games for kids and the next installment of the Great Lecture Series.

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College will welcome the families of its students to campus this weekend, offering a variety of entertaining activities.

Family Weekend highlights on Friday, Sept. 16, include the performance of comedian juggler Marcus Monroe at 7 p.m. in Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.

Saturday’s full slate will begin at 10 a.m., when legacy students are the guests of honor at the College’s 20th annual Legacy Brunch.

FAMILY WEEKEND: Sanaia Jenkins '24 poses with her family during last year's event. FAMILY WEEKEND: Sanaia Jenkins '24 poses with her family during last year's event.The next event in the College’s Great Lecture Series will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 276 of the Center for Science and Business. Regina Johnson ’01, who serves as Monmouth’s director of student equity, inclusion and community, will speak about the life and legacy of Champion Miller, for whom the College’s Champion Miller Center for Student Equity, Inclusion & Community is named.

Also beginning at 11 a.m., inflatables, games and a cookout will be held on the Quad.

Several Fighting Scots athletic teams have home contests during Family Weekend, including the football team, which will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at April Zorn Memorial Stadium against Illinois College. The Fighting Scots Marching Band will perform at halftime.

The women’s tennis team will host Lake Forest at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the men’s and women’s golf teams will compete Saturday and Sunday at Gibson Woods as they host the Fighting Scot Invitational.

The traditional Family Weekend Concert, featuring the Monmouth Chorale and the Wind Ensemble, returns this year at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kasch Performance Hall in Dahl Chapel. A pre-performance dessert will be offered at 6:30 p.m. in front of the building.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Fighting Scots will host a JV football game against Illinois Wesleyan.

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