Campus Activities

Family Day

Family Day

October 14, 2017

Family Day, in conjunction with PDF iconHistoric Downtown La Crosse Day and Viterbo Days, is an annual event held each fall semester. The Office of Student Life invites students' family members to join their students in exploring Viterbo's campus and the downtown La Crosse area, enjoy lunch on campus, and take part in various Viterbo activities, such as chapel tours, performances, neighborhood walks, and more.

9-10 a.m: Coffee and Conversation with the FSPA, Reinhart Center Board Room-900 Viterbo Drive: Meet the Franciscan Sisters and enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and breakfast items. 

10-10:45 a.m: Heritage Walk, Mathy Center: Take a leisurely ten-block historic walking tour of the Franciscan neighborhood, guided by Franciscan Sisters.

10 a.m.-1 p.m: Family Day Tickets and Information, ​Student Union-9th and Market: Families can pick up reserved 9 to 5: The Musical tickets and complimentary lunch tickets, and receive information on the day’s events.

​10 a.m.-2:30 p.m: Viterbo Bookstore Open, Student Union-9th and Market: ​The Viterbo University Bookstore will be open for browsing and shopping.

10:30 a.m: Mary of the Angels Chapel Tour, ​St. Rose Convent: Visit and explore the Mary of the Angels Chapel via a guided tour with a Franciscan Sister.

11 a.m.-5 p.m: Historic Downtown La Crosse Day,​ Various Locations: Take part in the festivities! Carriage rides, music, food, crafts, and more are available for students and family members. Schedules of events are available at the Family Day Tickets and Information table. A shuttle stops every 30 minutes across from Viterbo on 9th and Market Streets between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will take passengers to Downtown La Crosse. For more information about Historic Downtown La Crosse Day, visit

11 a.m.-1 p.m: Free Family Luncheon,​ The Caf: Complimentary lunch tickets are available to family members at the Family Day Tickets and Information table.

1:30 p.m: Mary of the Angels Chapel Tour, ​St. Rose Convent: Visit and explore the Mary of the Angels Chapel via a guided tour with a Franciscan Sister.

3 p.m: Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers Concert: ​Mary of the Angels Chapel-701 Franciscan Way:Enjoy musical entertainment by student performers in the Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Rose Convent.

5 p.m: Catholic Mass, San Damiano Chapel-10th St. and Franciscan Way: A full Catholic Mass is provided for students, family members, and visitors.

7:30 p.m: 9 to 5: The Musical, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre:Discounted tickets are available for purchase through the Office of Student Life (click "Register Now" below). Information regarding discounted ticket will also be mailed to family members in early September. The deadline to register for discounted tickets is Thursday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are also available for purchase through the Fine Arts Center box office.


9:00 p.m: VU After Dark, Location TBA:​ ​Every Friday and Saturday night, Campus Activities hosts an event for the entire Viterbo community! Join us for an evening of fun to cap off the 2017 Family Day at Viterbo University!