The Viking Chronicle

The Viking Chronicle

October 10-12, 2014

Viking Parent and Family Weekend 2014
We are excited to host the 2014 VCSU Viking Parent & Family Weekend for our freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior students and their families.  The weekend is an interactive weekend that will include a variety of events and activities for students, parents and children. 

Following is a sample schedule of the weekend.

Friday, October 10th

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.    Parent and Family Check In-Student Center (Preregistration is required)
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.    Campus Offices open
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.   Academic Showcase-Skoal Room
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.   Lunch at the Café*
12 noon                      VCSU Choir Performance at the Café
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.    Open Swim-Student Center
2:00 p.m.                     Campus Tour-McFarland 218
3:00 p.m.                     Viking Parent meeting. New Parents and Returning Parents are invited to participate in the meeting.-Skoal Room
3:00-5:00 p.m.             Little Viking Activities
4:00 p.m.                     University Welcome-Skoal Room
5:00 p.m.                     Dinner at the Café*
6:00 p.m.                     Dessert Reception-President’s House Guest Inn
7:00 p.m.                     Volleyball-University of Jamestown vs. VCSU-Graichen Gym
9:00 p.m.                     Vikings After Dark Activities-Student Center

Little Viking Schedule 6-12 Years Old

Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Supervised Activities
Viking Art                      Little Vikings will work with Art Professors and students to develop their own little masterpiece.
Lego & Science            Play, learn and grow with Lego blocks. Little Vikings will be able to nurture their creativity and appreciation
                                     for science with Lego blocks.
Little Viking Class         Little Vikings will participate in an interactive classroom experience with current teacher education students and more!

Saturday, October 11th

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.      Parent and Family Check In-Student Center (Preregistration is required)
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.      Pep Fest Breakfast at the Café
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.    VCSU Football Experience-Lokken Stadium
                                      Free Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
1:00 p.m.                       Mayville State vs. VCSU-Shelly Ellig Field
5:30 p.m.                       Legacy Reception-Café
                                      Join us in a new tradition at VCSU, honoring our legacy VCSU families and new VCSU families with a reception
                                      during Parent and Family Weekend
9:00 p.m.                       Family Movie Night-Cinema Flix Movie Theater

Sunday, October 12th

8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.       Breakfast at the Café*
10:00 a.m.                      Closing remarks, giveaways, raffles & a $250 tuition grant for the spring semester-Café
                                       (Family member or student must be present to win)


Preregistration is required for all family members. Please note that on-site registration is not available. Preregistration is available until September 19th. Register by September 1st to be entered into a drawing for a $500 tuition grant to be used during the spring semester.

Parent and Family Weekend Fees

$25-family members; $10-children 12 and younger
Parent and Family Weekend fees include the Pep Fest Breakfast, VCSU Football Experience, Football game ticket, Volleyball game ticket, access to the VCSU Pool, Family Movie Night, Dessert Reception and Legacy Reception.

*Dining Options

*Dining Options: You are welcome to join your student in the Café for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can pay at the door (breakfast-$5.59, lunch-$7.59, or dinner-$10.00) and enjoy an endless assortment of options at the Café. If you would like to visit a restaurant in town,
please visit:


There are a number of hotels and inns in Valley City.  Please contact them to make your reservations.
  • AmericInn
    280 Winter Show Rd W, Valley City, ND 58072
    (701) 845-5551
  • Three Oaks Guest Inn
    530 3rd St. SE, Valley City, ND 58072
    (701) 490-6000
  • Wagon Wheel
    455 Winter Show Rd SW, Valley City, ND 58072
    (701) 845-5333
A complete list of hotels and inns is available at