Parents and Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend will take place the same weekend as Homecoming - November 1-3, 2013. This annual event gives parents and families of Centenary students a chance to visit campus and get a feel for Centenary life during the academic semester. Schedule of events and hotel discounts listed below.

Online registration is now CLOSED. For registration information, contact Saige Solomon at email.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 1, 2013

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bookstore Open
Visit Centenary’s bookstore to shop for Centenary merchandise!

6:00 PM

Gumbo and Dessert Cook Off
Kilpatrick Auditorium
Join your student for the annual gumbo and dessert cook off with live music by student performers. Parents are invited to compete against student organizations for the BEST gumbo recipe. Contact Laura Croteau at email to sign up.

7:00 PM

Choir Alumni, Family & Friends Gathering
The Home of Cindy Gleason Johnson ‘81/’11 – 1101 Erie, Shreveport
Choir alumni, current students and parents are invited to mix and mingle.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Greek Active Chapter Open Houses
Symphony House, 2803 Woodlawn Avenue
Is your student Greek? Tour his or her house and meet some fellow actives.

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Homecoming Tailgate
Gold Dome Parking Lot
Bring your cars and tailgating gear to the Gold Dome parking lot to enjoy a day of fun for the WHOLE family! The Advancement Team and the Department of Public Safety will be grilling burgers and hotdogs for everyone.

Stop by the Alumni & Family Relations and SGA tents to pick up fun giveaways and your pre-purchased homecoming t-shirts. The Centenary bookstore will also be on hand with extra Centenary gear for purchase.

1:00 PM

Alumni Baseball Game
Shehee Stadium
Baseball alumni compete in the annual Alumni Baseball Game.

2:00 PM

Maroon & White Basketball Scrimmage
Gold Dome
Homecoming court and winners will be announced immediately following the game.

4:30 PM

Parent Meet & Greet with the Department of Public Safety
Kilpatrick Auditorium
Enjoy light refreshments while mixing and mingling with Centenary’s Department of Public Safety. Hear about and see photos of programs supported by the Centenary Fund for Student Safety (see side panel for more details).

7:30 PM

Rhapsody in View
Riverview Hall
Tickets may be purchased from Centenary Choir members, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by phoning (318) 869-5235.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

9:00 AM

Memorial Service
Brown Chapel
Join us for an on campus worship service where we will remember members of the Centenary Community that have passed away in the past year. Chaplain Valerie Robideaux '03 will officiate and Dr. Will Andress along with a group of choir alumni will lead the worship. If you wish to sing in the alumni choir, contact Will Andress at andressw@bellsouth.net and plan to arrive at 8:30 AM to rehearse.

2:30 PM

Rhapsody in View Matinee Performance
Riverview Hall
Tickets may be purchased from Centenary Choir members, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by phoning (318) 869-5235.

Hotel Information

Courtyard Marriott Bossier:
$129/night
100 Boardwalk Blvd
318.742.8300

Clarion Hotel:
$84/night
1419 E. 70th
318.797.9900

La Quinta:
$71.10/night
6700 Financial Plaza
318.671.1100
Reserve by Friday, October 18

Holiday Inn Express:
$85/night
8751 Park Plaza
318.629.0163

The Downtown Shreveport Hotel
$72/night
102 Lake Street and 1-20
318.222.7717
Reserve by Friday, October 18

Holiday Inn Express Bossier
$85/night
7970 East Texas St
318.841.9800

Hilton – Downtown Shreveport
$109/night
Use Code “CHC”
104 Market Street
318.698.0900
Reserve by Friday, October 18

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