Family Weekend


November 1-3, 2019

Casino Night during Family Weekend

Get ready for another great weekend at Misericordia!

Family Weekend Schedule

2019 Family Weekend Schedule 


Friday November 1st

8:00 PM    John Cassidy, Comedian, magician and Guinness World Record Holder, Lemmond Theater

He has been seen on numerous television programs including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Today Show, and Live with Regis & Kelly. John's "Balloon Freak Show", with its own unique mixture of comedy, magic and "really weird things with balloons" has received rave reviews and has been performed at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, the "Off-Broadway" production, Monday Night Magic in New York, on Disney Cruise Line and in the World’s Greatest Magic Show, Mac King Show and Amazing Johnathan Show, all in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Saturday November 2nd           

9:30 AM Walking Tour, Meet in the front of Insalaco Hall

Join Sr. Jean Messaros, Vice President of Mercy Integration on a walking tour of Misericordia grounds and campus. Not your typical admissions tour, this walk will dive down the history of the University and will share some anecdotal information that is sure to impress!

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Healthy Eating in One Pan Meals, Metz Dining Hall

Who has time to cook or clean up?  Learn how to make a healthy meal in one pan and tips and tricks to plan your week around your busy schedule. Meet Executive Chef, Paul McMillian and Chef Mike Hoffman for ways to make your life easier in the kitchen!

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Brunch, Banks Center

Brunch in the Dining Hall, must pre-register and no meal swipes will be permitted

11:30 AM-3:00 PM Smile for the Camera, Banks Center

Make sure you all get a picture to remember your fun-filled family weekend here at MU!

11:30 AM-2:30 PM Escape Room Adventure, Insalaco 219

"The Mis-Adventures of Lord Halifax Warburton" Escape Room. Can you and your family figure how to get out?

1:30 PM-3:00 PM Paint with Passion, Insalaco 216-217

Bring the whole family for a relaxed, social experience as Flora will help you create your own original masterpiece!  Seating limited to the first 90 artists!

3:30 PM-4:30 PM Music Bingo, Insalaco 218-219

One of the most popular events on campus is Bingo but how about something a little different.  Sing-a- long, have some fun and of course-win prizes!!

5:30 PM-7:00 PM Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, “Percussion” 2nd floor Insalaco Hall.

Click-clack! Crack! Percussion! features the works of New York-based artist Stefana McClure, who grew up in Northern Ireland, and Colombian artist Johana Moscoso. Both artists use movement, pressure, and striking motions in their art to represent their experiences with conflict and change.

Students in our Art History and Irish Theatre classes will present responses to the exhibit. Performances by Beyond Harmony and Misericordia’s Irish Dance Club will round off the exploration of our theme.

Meet the Artists at a reception where light refreshments will be served so registration is appreciated.  Please email if you plan on attending.

8:00 PM Annual Casino Night, Insalaco 217-219

Are you feeling lucky?  Join the campus community for our annual casino night to win prizes donated by our community partners and the Student Engagement department.  Enjoy spending time with University staff and faculty as they deal Blackjack and spin the big wheel.  This is always an event not to miss! Entrance to this event is by donation with proceeds going to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas.


Sunday November 3rd

11:00 AM-2:00 PM Back Mt. Bowling Lanes, 3555 Memorial Hwy, Dallas, PA 18612

See who the best bowler in the family is or who can get the most strikes.  Three dollars per person to bowl 2 games and this includes your show rental!

12:00 PM-1:30 PM School Pride Cookie Decorating

Banks Lobby

Show your school pride by decorating cookies for your ride back home.

Saturday Brunch Registration


2019 Brunch Registration Info

Click here to register for the Family Weekend Brunch.



Saturday, November 2nd, at 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Metz Dining Hall, Banks Center

Family Weekend Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 28th


If your son or daughter is already on a meal plan, it is not necessary to pay for them. Also, please note that on these days, students cannot swipe family or friends on their meal card.



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