Experience your child's world for a weekend.
February 16-17

Spend the time however you want: visit a class, join your student in chapel, go to the play, enjoy the talent show, explore downtown Siloam Springs or simply spend time with your student. No matter how you use your weekend, it will be worth every second.
Check back later for 2024 schedule and online registration!

Sample Schedule from 2023

Friday, February 17

(Check back for updates as more activities and events will be added.)
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Simmons Great Hall
Your name tags, class visitation locations, free coffee vouchers and much more await you at the registration table. . .be sure to come by!
Class Visitation
Would you like to visit a class? See below for class schedule.
Family Weekend Chapel
10 to 10:45 a.m. | Cathedral of the Ozarks
Share the campus worship experience with your student and the JBU community. President Pollard will speak.
2023 Student Works Exhibit Opening
8 a.m.to 4p.m. | Windgate Visual Arts West
Student Gallery: Parker Hale
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Windgate Visual Arts East
Student Theatre Presentation
"The Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni
7:30 p.m. | Berry Performing Arts Center
Purchase tickets at jbu.edu/tickets
Meet the Cast Reception
Immediately following the play. | Berry Performing Arts Center

Class Visitation Opportunities: Friday, February 17

9 a.m.
Elem Biblical Hebrew II
Dr. James Blankenship
Walker Student Center Rm. 230
Foundations Cinematic Editing
Steven Snediker
Windgate Visual Arts West Rm. 308
Human Physiology
Dr. Tim Wakefield
Bell Science Hall Rm. 218
Elementary Spanish II (9 a.m. or 11 a.m.)
Dr. Ivan Iglesias
Cathedral Rm. 206
(10 a.m. –10:45 a.m. Family Weekend Chapel)
11 a.m.

Software Engineering
Dr. Justus Selwyn
Balzer Technology Center Rm. 228
British Literature II
Dr. Amanda Himes
Cathedral Rm. 203
Foundations of Geometry
Dr. Gregory Varner
Bell Science Hall Rm. 218
Comparative Politics
Dr. Daniel Bennett
Cathedral Rm. 208
12 p.m.
Probability & Statistics
Dr. Frank Blume
Bell Science Hall Rm. 217
Environmental Science
Dr. Tim Wakefield
Bell Science Hall Rm. 218
Cell Biology
Chelsea Collum
Bell Science Hall Rm. 014
Ministry to Children
Dr. Lou Cha
Walker Student Center Rm. 223
1 p.m. or later
Injury Eval Upper Extremity
Kenzie May
Walton Lifetime Health Complex Rm. 139
Integrated Humanities II
Dr. Robert Moore
Cathedral Rm. 301
Framework Teaching 2: Elem. Ed. (2 p.m.)
Dr. Brian Herndon
Learning Resource Center Rm. 152

Saturday, February 18

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Simmons Great Hall
President's Open House
Two options for drop-in
8:30 a.m. –9:15 a.m. (OPEN)
9:15 a.m. –10 a.m. (FULL-CLOSED)
Maps to the Pollard's house available at registration.
Family Brunch
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Kresge Dining Hall, Mabee Center
Enjoy brunch with your student featuring an amazing variety of breakfast and lunch favorites!
Student Theatre Presentation
"The Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni
2 p.m. | Berry Performing Arts Center
Purchase tickets at jbu.edu/tickets.
Family Pickleball
2 p.m. | Walton Lifetime Health Complex gym 
Learn to play pickleball with your student! No experience or equipment necessary, we have coaches available to teach you and equipment available for all. 
Please wear non-marking sole shoes. 
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Talent and Variety Show
7:30 p.m.| Cathedral of the Ozarks
The winners will be announced at the end of the show. Presented by Student Events and Activities.
Talent and Variety Show Reception
9 to 10 p.m. | Walker Student Center
Hosted by the JBU Parent Council.
Bookstore Hours
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Pool Open
Saturday 2 to 4 p.m.
Walton Lifetime Health Complex